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13 Travel Products You'll Need This Spring

Whether you're in the planning process or already packing for your next adventure, these 13 travel products—from pick-pocket proof pants to adorable lobster swim bags for the little ones—are the perfect addition to any getaway this spring.

  1. Whether you're packing for a quick weekend getaway or planning a longer adventure, the Systems Go Duffel Pack by Eagle Creek is sure to make your trip easier. Available in carry-on size (35L from $140) or the larger 60L size (from $160), this lightweight, water-resistant pack can be worn on your back or carried as a duffel bag thanks to a nifty crossbody strap.

    (Courtesy Eagle Creek)
  2. Getting ready for a trip to the beach or pool this spring? Have your little one bring along the PaddlePak Swim Bag by Trunki, an adorable new way to carry swim clothes, goggles, and other small pool toys. Choose a favorite creature—lobster, clown fish, frog, octopus, blow fish, shark, killer whale, pink fish, or blue fish—and enjoy! From $25.

    (Courtesy Trunki)
  3. Attention golf lovers: SensoGlove is designed to analyze the pressure of your grip and the power of your swing on the golf course using special sensors and provides audio and visual tips based on how you play, making this the world's first digital golf glove. Sizes available for men and women in right-handed and left-handed options, from $89.

    (Courtesy SensoGlove)
  4. Plan ahead for your next on-the-go Starbucks craving with Starbucks VIA lattes, iced coffees, and other refreshing instant flavors like strawberry lemonade, cool lime, and valencia orange. Try their tasty Vanilla Latte and Caffé Mocha, available from $6.95 for four servings for a great pick-me-up on the road. 50-count Ready Brew flavors are also available for from $35.95.

    (Courtesy Starbucks)
  5. The Ascend D3000 Daypack from Bass Pro Shops gives you 3,000 cubic inches of storage space, padded shoulder straps and back panels, a nifty wrap-around waist belt for extra support, and enough inside pockets to keep everything neatly organized. There's even a special compartment for your laptop or tablet. From $89.99.

    (Courtesy Bass Pro Shops/Ascend)
  6. If you liked the frog vs. fly mittens we covered in our Products You'll Need This Winter story, you're going to love Vs. Stuff socks, featuring arch enemies like dragon vs. unicorn (pictured above), wolf vs. sheep, owl vs. mouse, and werewolf vs. zombie among others. Men's and women's socks from $9.99; 3-packs of girls' and boys' socks are available for $14.99.

    (Courtesy Hannah Lavon)
  7. Heading to a relaxing, beach side locale for your next trip? Bring along the Shapeable Travel Sun Hat by Coolibar, a lightweight and flexible accessory that rolls up to fit in your carry-on and pops back into shape when you unpack. It also has a moisture-wicking sweatband and offers stylish UPF 50+ protection from the sun. From $45.

    (Courtesy Coolibar)
  8. Dansko's Janis sandals, part of their new Vista Collection, come in a variety of colors, have three adjustable straps, a heel height of 1 and 1/4 inches, and are made of molded cork with a memory foam insert. Basically, it's the perfect comfy travel sandal for spring—especially if you're going to be on your feet all day exploring a new place or shopping for souvenirs. From $135.

    (Courtesy Dansko)
  9. We've warned you about the kinds of scams you may encounter while traveling. P^cubed Pick-Pocket Proof Pants by Clothing Arts offer an extra level of security with zippers at the pockets, designed to keep your valuables extra safe. Men can choose from convertible, adventure, or business shorts and pants, while women's pants roll up to a more stylish capri style. From $99.95.

    (Courtesy Clothing Arts)
  10. Want to help make a difference in the world? Visit Heroes Coffee Company or shop online for coffee, tea, and other café delights. The best part: a portion of the proceeds goes towards programs like Convoy of Hope and Care to Learn—the company also donates coffee to various nonprofit organizations every month. 12 oz. jars of coffee beans available from $11.

    (Courtesy Heroes Coffee)
  11. Calling all wine lovers: the VinLuxe Wine Aerator makes your glass of wine taste better, is 300 percent faster than your average decanter, and comes with a travel pouch, perfect for a spontaneous picnic in the park or for unwinding in your hotel room after a long day of sightseeing. Available from $37.95 on Amazon.com.

    (Courtesy VinLuxe )
  12. Looking to play your favorite music while on the road? The Minx Go Bluetooth Speaker by Cambridge Audio is here to help. At only 4.8 inches tall and 9.3 inches long, this tiny device connects wirelessly via bluetooth and its rechargable battery offers you up to 18 hours of power anywhere you go. From $179.

    (Courtesy Cambridge Audio)
  13. Keep your cash, credit cards, and I.D. safe and sound in the sleek and stylish Dosh Luxe 6 Wallet by The Wallet Shoppe. This ultra-thin six-card holder is made of durable, water-resistant materials and also features a stainless steel money clip. Available for $74.95.

    (Courtesy of The Wallet Shoppe)

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