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3 Travel Essentials for Active Travel

by Aoife O'Riordan

Mar 16, 2023

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Who doesn’t love a trip involving non-stop activities? While planning such a trip sounds fun, many find themselves wishing they had prepared better for the trip when the time actually comes to leave. Those embarking on a more active-focused trip this year should consider these three travel essentials to make life a bit easier.


Able Carry Backpacks

These Hong Kong-designed backpacks are separated into categories depending on your needs. In addition to commuting to work and school backpacks, this brand also features backpacks specifically designed as a carry-on for airplanes. The Max Backpack includes practical organization, a tough and water-resistant build, comfort when wearing and nearly 8 gallons of space. Well-padded shoulder straps, a ventilated back panel and a handy magnetic sternum strap makes carrying this bag more enjoyable and encourages wearers to venture further than they might otherwise.


Able Carry also has a backpack for just the essentials, aptly named the Thirteen Daybag. This bag is perfect for outdoor daily adventures, with a minimalist design and dedicated pocket for laptops up to 13 inches. This bag also includes a hidden card holder on the left shoulder strap for easy access and a discreet back pocket for essentials. Made with U.S.-made, X-Pac fabric.



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Self-Defense Keychains from Fabulyss Boutique

Whether traveling alone or with a group, safety takes top priority wherever you go. Fabulyss Boutique, a brand created by Alyssa Collazo, offers a wide variety of self-defense keychains for both men and women. Available in multiple colors, designs and patterns, each self-defense keychain includes a wristlet, safety alarm with LED light, tassel, kubotan, sanitizer holder and optional pepper spray. Men’s keychains include dog knuckles, a key knife and bottle opener.



The perfect way to keep your wallet, keys, phone, medical devices and other essentials safe, SPIbelt offers many designs of crossbody belts and bags for travelers often on the go. Each product is fully adjustable and bounce free, meaning you can even go for runs or lively walks without fearing your items will jostle nonstop. Bags keep essentials within reach and are also comfortable to wear, with soft elastic that won’t dig into your skin.


This innovative brand offers running belts, high-intensity belts, everyday belts, travel and crossbody belts, diabetic belts and even kid belts. Choose from a classic design to one with a window to see your phone screen without having to remove it from the pouch. Runners can opt for the reflective running belt for early-morning and late-night runs.


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