Eight Women’s Travel Gear Favorites

Along with budding flowers, more sunshine and warmer weather, springtime brings the return of travel season! Whether you’re gearing up for a big road trip, exploring abroad, or planning a relaxing staycation, here are eight pieces of women’s travel gear that will elevate whatever adventures you’re planning this season.

Native Eyewear Four Corners Sunglasses

Stylish and sporty, Native Eyewear’s new Four Corners sunglasses offer high-quality protection for your peepers for everything from trail to city travels. The stylish, throwback frame features a non-slip, comfortable nose pad and metal brow bar for a little extra flair. The polarized lenses provide UV protection up to 400 nm (nanometers) and provide high contrast, crisp definition that will enhance whatever stellar views you find throughout your spring adventures. And all Native Eyewear products are backed by a lifetime limited warranty and sweet repair program, which means you’ll get the most adventure for your buck. $129; nativeyewear.com

Forsake Maya

Comfortable footwear is a must regardless of what type of trip you’re embarking on. While Forsake has garnered a reputation for making functional and fashionable footwear, the new Mayas are some of their most stylish work yet. The women’s-specific shoe features a breathable nylon upper and a mesh lining that wicks moisture for ultra breathability when those spring temps waver on the warm side. Peak-to-Pavement outsole anchors provide enough grip to take this shoe from the city to the trails, making it a practical, multi-purpose shoe that won’t take up much room in your travel pack. $114.95; forsake.com

Patagonia Women’s Stretch Rainshadow Jacket

Rain showers are one of the best parts of spring weather, but if you’re on the road, getting caught up in one can be a day-ruiner. Be prepared for whatever wet weather comes your way with Patagonia’s Women’s Stretch Rainshadow Jacket. This eco-friendly piece of gear (it’s made with 100-percent recycled nylon yarns from sources like discarded fishing nets), is lightweight and easily packs up into its own chest pocket. The stretchy 2.5-layer H2No® shell fabric is waterproof, yet breathable, and treated with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Super packable, and highly dependable, this rain jacket will quickly become one of your top go-to pieces of gear this spring. $199; patagonia.com

KAVU Rope Sling

Whether you’re a frequent flyer, or only travel once or twice a year, you’ve most likely already invested in a suitcase or travel bag that meets your needs. But have you found the perfect daypack? KAVU’s Rope Sling not only packs down small to fit in your suitcase when not in use, but is the perfect size to stash your daily travel essentials in and comfortably carry around town. It’s polyester material makes it water-resistant and its functional design includes easy-to-get-to-pockets to hold the important things you need to carry like your wallet, cell phone and keys. Enjoy comfortable padding along the back panel, a multitude of colors and designs and a budget-friendly price. $50; kavu.com

Saje Road to Wellness Kit

Travel is inherently stressful, but Saje’s Road to Wellness kit can help ease the stress. The travel kit is composed of a trio of essential oil blends, and is a great collection of relaxing essential oils like peppermint, eucalyptus and lavender. Utilize the Trauma Less topical ointment with arnica to soothe aching feet and shoulders after a long day of travel, and dab the Peppermint Halo along your hairline to get rid of headaches and refresh your mind and mood on the road. $33.95; saje.com

Eagle Creek Borderless Convertible Carry-On

Roller suitcase or backpack? With Eagle Creek’s Borderless Convertible Carry-On, there’s no need to choose. This hardcore bag is built for adventure. Inspired and designed for National Geographic Explorers, this convertible carry-on is weather and dirt-resistant, features a waterproof compartment to stash wet goods in, internal compression straps to stay organized and is easy to carry and maneuver over all types of terrain. Zip-away backpack straps are easily hidden or employed when the treaded off-road wheels don’t quite cut it, and multiple grab handles make it easy to carry otherwise. This bag also includes a top quick stash pocket to easily stow and reach your toiletry kit as you make your way through those pesky security lines at the airport. $299; eaglecreek.com

prAna Tomomi Romper

Versatile clothing pieces that can be worn multiple different ways are a must for any traveler. The strapless Tomomi Romper is not only stylish, but can be worn as a romper, or as pants. The lightweight piece is perfect for long flights with its relaxed fit and wrinkle-free fabric. With prAna’s focus on socially and sustainability-conscious business practices, you can feel good knowing that you’re giving your dollars to a company striving to do better in the outdoor community. $89; prana.com

Feetures Women’s Hidden Ombre

It doesn’t matter how comfortable your shoes are, if you’re not wearing fitted, moisture-wicking socks you’ll most likely still end up with blistered and battered feet. Feetures’ line of socks are designed to stay put on your foot, eliminating any slippage that will leave you with blisters. Keep a pair of the company’s popular “hidden” socks in your pack for extra comfort during those long travel days or lengthy airport sprints. $9.79; feetures.com

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