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Multipurpose Travel Gear for Summer

by Angelique Platas

May 30, 2018

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Families of all shapes and sizes know, when it comes to travel, packing light is key. One way to whittle down your suitcase and lighten your carry-on is to pack items that can do the job of two or more.


Summertime means warmer weather and more time spent outdoors. Between family picnics, beach days and outdoor concert nights, a blanket can come in handy. Opt for something versatile and light, like a Hoa Kai towel. Each surf-inspired blanket can be used as ground cover, a sarong on the beach, a scarf on the plane and light cover-up for changing weather. With a variety of fun colors and basic prints ranging $33–65, there is a style for all ages and budgets.


Cut down on the tech and bring one charger to support them all with the ChargeHub USB Super Charger. Available in a variety of colors, $40–60, the various charger levels can support three–seven devices at once. This way you won’t fight over the outlet and can carry on fewer plugs for the whole family.


Going somewhere tropical? You will need bug spray and suntan lotion, or this shirt. The ExOfficio clothing line is bug-repellent. Available in men’s and women’s shirts and pants, the Bugsaway apparel reduces bug bites and keep pests at bay with a built-in insect repellent, permethrin. The lightweight shirts can also be used as additional sun protection with 30-plus SPF built in. Available on Amazon, ExOfficio’s tech apparel tightly rolls up to fit in even the smallest travel bag.


Ideal for daily travel in sunny weather, Magellan’s Sun Protection Wrap uses 30-plus ultraviolet protection factor to shield users from harsh sun damage. While protecting from the sun’s rays in summer, this wrap can also keep travelers warm on drafty airplanes, windy balconies and appropriately covering exposed shoulders while visiting historic sites, including cathedrals.


Check out more from Magellan’s travel clothing, gear and bags for versatile travel products including RFID-blocking bags, protecting your cards and identity. Pack smart and replace some of your bulkier items doing the job of one with smart travel gear and lightweight accessories.


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