We all know that flying takes a toll on the physical. Between the aches, the pains and the nerves, it’s pretty much a miracle anyone de-boards in one piece. And while there’s no quick fix for painless air travel, these travel accessories will go a long way in enhancing your comfort—even if you’re stuck in coach. From a cozy blanket to a hydrating facial mist, a handful of products you need to travel comfortably.
Adidas Gazelle Sneakers
Proper footwear is a prerequisite for positive air travel. (If you’ve ever flown in flip flops or high heels you know what we mean). And not only do these Adidas kicks look amazing—they’re also super comfortable and can be easily slipped on and off, making them a great choice for flying through security.
Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless
Drown out the crying baby and engine noise with the OG of noise-canceling headphones, the Bose QuietComfort. They’re pricey at $300 a pop, but when it comes to travel headphones, the hackneyed phrase, “you get what you pay for” couldn’t be truer.
Cocoon CoolMax Blanket
Shivering in a drafty cabin of an airplane has got to be one of the most unpleasant travel experiences out there. Which is why we won’t leave home without our trusty Cocoon CoolMax Blanket, a super soft, lightweight, and ultra-compact travel companion. Writes one Amazon customer of the blanket, “[It] will make you the envy of the other passengers in the middle of a night flight.”
Alaska Bear Sleep Mask
We might travel constantly, but falling asleep on a plane remains a talent that has somehow eluded us. Still, an eye mask can go a long way in canceling out harsh light and other distractions. This silk eye mask is only $9.99 and has a 4.5-star rating based on close to 9,000 reviews. Insomnia, meet your match.
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Amopé GelActiv Insoles & Inserts
Save your soles with these ultra-slim gel insoles, which fit discretely in your favorite pair of shoes and provide instant relief for crowded toes and pavement-pounded heels.
Great Gear Infuser Water Bottle
Dizziness, sluggishness, fatigue—these are all side-effects of dehydration. And the symptoms only get worse in a hot, moisture-starved air cabin. The fix? Bring your h20 with you in the form of an infuser water bottle. Thanks to the bottle's dual strainer, you can add fruit, mint, or other infusions to your water without artificial flavors or sweeteners.
Kiehl’s Facial Mist
When we feel a travel-induced panic attack come on, we like to pull out this calming hydrating mist and give ourselves a little spritz. It may seem silly, but it’s a little ritual that instantly soothes and refreshes us. We credit its skin-comforting botanicals and heavenly scent (a combo of lavender, geranium, and rosemary) for that.
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Yes, this travel pillow looks strange. But it offers head, chin, and neck support like nothing we’ve ever tried before. Writes one happy customer, “It’s the first pillow I have found comfortable on long-haul flights.”