7 Travel Products That Will Make Your Middle Seat Feel Like First Class

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As exciting and fulfilling as traveling can be, it can be equally stressful if you're not prepared. Sure, we love a good adventure no matter what, but having a few travel essentials can totally change the game to make your entire experience smooth sailing. From noisy seatmates to long and potentially uncomfortable flights, we got you covered.

Here are seven things you should buy before hopping on your next flight.

1. Anker PowerCore Portable Charger, $49.99

When traveling, the last thing you want to do is wait by an outlet to charge your phone, so keeping a power bank (like this one that can charge your phone multiple times) on hand can be a total lifesaver.

2. Grove Collaborative Reusable Bag Essentials Set, $10.95

These reusable bags are not only eco-friendly but also multifunctional and can be used for travel liquids, snacks, and carry-on organizers.

3. Dagne Dover Dakota Backpack, $175

Travel in style with the Dagne Dover Dakota Backpack, which comes in small, medium, and large and seven different colors. This sleek neoprene backpack has a sleeve so you can easily slip your backpack on your luggage handle, plus it is washable so you won't have to worry about any stains or spills you acquire midtrip.

4. Huzi Infinity Scarf Pillow, $39.90

The Infinity Pillow one-ups the traditional U-shaped travel pillow by being adjustable to different sleep styles and comfort levels all while providing a little neck support.

5. Sleepy Ride Airplane Memory Foam Footrest, $19.97

This footrest hangs from your tray table and is designed to not only keep you comfortable, but also help prevent swelling and soreness during longer flights.

6. Zoppen Multipurpose RFID Blocking Travel Wallet, $13.99

This travel wallet can hold some of the most important travel essentials like your passport, money, keys, IDs, and more. It also features RFID protection to keep your credit and debit cards safe.

7. Sony Noise-Cancelling Headphones, $348

Whether you want to block out loud seatmates or listen to your favorite podcast during a flight, noise-canceling headphones can make travel so much more enjoyable. These headphones have a battery life of 30 hours, feature a smart listening system that allows you to adjust noise-canceling levels, and are foldable for easy packing.


Pauline is a freelance lifestyle writer based in Providence, Rhode Island. When she's not writing, you can find her at her local yoga studio or scoping out hidden gems at flea markets and thrift stores.

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