The best gear for travelling: luggage, pillows, ear plugs and more

Laying out the kit you need, so you can take back the time to enjoy it

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You’re on the hunt for the right gear to suit the situation and don’t have the time to spend trawling the interwebs. Fear not T3 is here.

This guide will offer you the best of the best, the cream of the crop, so you know what to buy for what you need - no matter what it is.

This week it’s all about bringing you the best gear to get you travelling in style. From luggage to hold everything you need on the move to pillows to make sure you’re comfortable while doing it - this guide has it all. If you don’t sleep so well, check out our ear plugs buying guide to find the perfect fillers for your lug holes. This is the kit to keep you comfortable wherever you decide to travel. 

Best luggage

When it comes to finding the best carry on for business travel, we've done all the hard work for you.

It’s tricky to narrow down exactly what goes into making the best business travel carry-on, but after scoping out the market, we soon found that our favourites managed a middle ground between being practical enough to carry all the necessaries safely and securely, and looking smart enough to meet clients or colleagues on the other end.

If you’re travelling with devices, look for a suitcase with laptop compartment or even (at the higher end of the market, understandably) a built-in charger for ensuring you’re always powered up, even on unexpected layovers. 

The best business cabin luggage

Best travel pillows

Got a long journey coming up? Hate flying? Then the best way to deal with any trip is to sleep through it. Whether you’re travelling by car, train or plane; it’s rare that we ever find napping during transit refreshing. More often than not you wake up disoriented, disgruntled and with a sore neck. 

However, there are a whole host of funky and functional travel pillows on the market that will keep you comfy from door to door. From memory foam to inflatable, we’ve found a great selection of travel pillows to suit the individual traveller. 

The best travel pillows 2017: nap on the go and arrive refreshed

Best ear plugs

Looking after your ears should be considered equally as important as looking after your eyes. Yet, we probably make more trips to the opticians that we ever do to get our ear health checked out! 

Fortunately, ear plugs are not only easy to get hold of, but they don't require personalising in any way, so it's pretty easy to buy a pair that will fit your ears without too much fuss.

The best ear plugs 2017: protect your hearing and sleep soundly

Best travel mugs

Long-distance commuters and frequent travellers will know the tale of trying to find a decent cup of coffee on the go all too well. Too often are we forced to pay inflated service station prices for our high-street coffee shop favourites, shell out a ridiculous amount for a sub-par brew from the snack trolley, or — perish the thought — go without. Well no more, we say. 

Enter: the travel coffee mug. Whether you’re trying to save a bit (or a lot) of dosh on overpriced takeaway coffees, or you just don’t trust anyone else to make you a decent cup is by the by. If you love your joe and you’re always on the move, a travel mug is the natural choice. But which one?

The best travel mug 2017: handy cups for drinking on the go

Best travel wallets

Business trip or for leisure, a travel wallet is a handy way to keep all of your documents in one place. With a simple flick through the pockets, you can tick off your passport, boarding cards and other necessary items, leaving you to breeze through the airport predominantly worry-free - we’ll leave the conflicting decision on whether you should buy your friends a 1 litre bottle of booze each at duty-free up to you.

The best travel wallets 2017 for those on the go