If you’re planning to take a winter vacation, it’s important to pack all the right things to make your trip enjoyable. There are some essential travel accessories you’ll want to carry wherever you go. Check out the Gemfound list of 15 winter travel accessories that’ll make your vacation the best experience ever.
1 – Narrative Clip 2
We’ve become so obsessed with taking pictures and videos of everything and because of that, we often don’t live those moments through our own eyes. With the Narrative Clip 2, now you can actually live the moment and also capture and preserve it effortlessly. This world’s most wearable camera was designed in Sweden, and it combines functionality and aesthetics. It provides an 8MP camera and 1080p full HD video, and it comes with three interchangeable mounts. You can wear it clipped to your shirt, snapped to your backpack or you can hang it around your neck. However, the greatest thing aren’t just the looks but the other features, such as built-in GPS, storage space for up to 4000 photos or 80 minutes of video, the ability to upload the photos and videos to the Narrative Service over Wi-Fi, as well as the ability to connect the device to your smartphone via Bluetooth and manually capture the photos. You’ll also get a USB cable for charging the camera and access to 10GB of cloud storage.
BUY | $100
2 – Klean Kanteen Vintage ’73 Bottle
If you’re tired of classic plastic water bottles, the Klean Kanteen Vintage ’73 Bottle’s a nice alternative. It’s made from high-quality 100% recyclable food-grade stainless steel and completely BPA-free and toxin-free. The stainless steel’s commonly used in the food industry because it doesn’t retain or impart flavors. This special edition bottle features the Patagonia® Fitz Roy logo, its slim design fits most bottle holders, cup holders and standard bike bottle cages. The bottle’s very easy to clean, durable, sanitary, and it’ll keep your drinks fresh and clean tasting, no matter how many times you refill it or what you put into it. It’s suitable for both hot and cold liquids; all caps are also BPA-free and this 27-oz water bottle’s available in green, white or blue.
BUY | $22
3 – climbOn Crème
In the winter, your skin’s more sensitive to the elements and it reacts to cold, windy conditions. That’s why you need to nourish it properly, and we can’t think of a better cream for all skin types and all ages than climbOn Crème. This cream’s a perfect blend of moisturizing and soothing ingredients that work in synergy with your skin to keep it healthy. The unrefined beeswax contains high amounts of vitamin A that’s crucial for cell development and has antibacterial properties. It serves as an emulsifier and it’s water resistant. Another ingredient high in vitamin A, organic rosehip oil, causes the levels of collagen and elastin to increase, making your skin firmer and elastically inclined. This deep moisturizer cream gently nourishes your skin, and it’s suitable as face and body cream, as a make-up remover, cuticle cream, nighttime cream, before and after the sun lotion, conditioning aftershave, as well as for treating skin problems from diaper rash to dry patches.
BUY | $23.50
4 – AnVei-Nao Winter Over Knee Leg Warmer
Wherever you plan on going in the winter, you should pack warm clothing. One of the winter essentials you shouldn’t forget about are the leg warmers, and with that said, we suggest the AnVei-Nao Winter Over Knee Leg Warmers. They’re made of 80% cotton, 12% nylon, and 2% other soft feel materials so they’re very comfortable to wear, they feel very warm and soft, and stretch very well. The sizes available cover a category of girls and women 5ft – 5 ft 9. To make these suitable for everyone, there are 8 colors to choose from so you can easily incorporate it into your style. These socks are a winter must-have and you can wear them everywhere.
BUY | from $4
5 – Patagonia Women’s Down Sweater Jacket
Of course, a good winter jacket’s a must-have, so we’ve decided on Patagonia Women’s Down Sweater Jacket . Proven for its warmth , but still light weight (less than 2 lbs). You won’t believe how light this is even when you put it on. It’s the ultimate featherweight, warm winter jacket which features a 100% polyester rip top shell and 800-fill-power, it’s also waterproof and windproof, tear-resistant and snow-shedding. This sharp looking piece also features a contoured fit, two exterior pockets with zippers and an interior chest pocket. The cuffs are nylon-bound and elastic, and what’s even better, the hem features a drawcord that’s tightened from inside the hand warmer pockets! The heat’s sealed in, your hands will stay warm at all times, and the durable water repellent finish will keep the moisture away. Available in 8 different colors.
BUY | $238
6 – Underwear Pouch v2 by MochiThings
It’s already a well-known fact that women carry a ton of stuff in their travel bags. Well, one of the things that can help you organize your belongings is the Underwear Pouch v2. At a size of about 5’’ in width, 10’’ in height, and 4’’ in depth, this pouch’s highly functional as it has 4 banded pockets that can carry 4-6 undies each. The main compartment’s suitable for carrying bras and you can fit 3-6 pieces in easily. What makes it a bit different than most similar products is the detachable zippered pouch with Velcro that’s designed for storing and organizing used underwear. There’s also a handle for easy carrying, as well as an additional side pocket for more undies. Made of reinforced rip stop fabrics that are tear-resistant and waterproof. It’s available in 6 colors and two sizes, standard and large.
BUY | from $32
7 – BUILT Fold and Go Travel Slippers Dot No. 9 by Built NY
If you travel a lot, you know how strenuous long-lasting journeys can be. You need to do whatever you can to stay comfortable, and this sometimes means taking your shoes off. Well, with the Fold and Go Travel Slippers Dot No. 9 you can now enjoy the journey with maximum comfort, but without getting your socks and feet dirty. They’re made from protective neoprene material, come in a drawstring mesh bag, and can be folded and stowed easily. This makes them the ideal travel companion, but you can also use them at home. These slippers feature a dotted print and are available in size small that fits US women’s sizes 5 – 6 1/2 and men’s sizes 3 1/2 – 5.
BUY | $20
8 – Sorel Tivoli High II Boot Women’s
The Sorel Tivoli High II Boot Women’s are great winter boots suitable for every lady who likes walking in style without having her toes freeze (what would you pedicure?!). These boots keep the cold away from your feet even at the lowest temperatures thanks to 100g Thinsulate and a full fleece lining. They’re also completely waterproof thanks to a built-in breathable membrane, so you’ll be protected wherever you choose to walk. These boots feature a removable EVA footbed and a microfleece top cover so they’ll keep you comfortable and warm without compromise even if you spend the entire day walking through the snow. Thanks to the molded rubber outsole, these boots have excellent traction to keep you stable in the slickest terrains.
BUY | from $102
9 – Merino Convertible Gloves by Polo Ralph Lauren
We all need a good pair of gloves to save our hands from freezing and to help us maintain the softness of the skin. Merino Convertible Gloves by Polo Ralph Lauren, as their name suggests, are great quality fingerless gloves made of merino wool. Just because the gloves need to serve a certain purpose, it doesn’t mean that they can’t be nice-looking and good quality. These wool gloves can be worn in several ways and they go with pretty much everything. No-cold hobo, or ready to make a snowball.
10 – TAHKA Winter Proof Texting Mittens
Have you ever been out on the street with your phone in your hands, typing until your fingers got so cold that you weren’t able to move them? Almost happened while writing this article.. TAHKA Winter Proof Texting Mittens allow you to use your hands freely while they are safe from the cold in one great tent-looking mitten. These days when everyone texts while walking or waiting for a bus, these might prove very useful. You probably thought that your fingers were bound to freeze, as you can’t type on your touch screen phone with your gloves on. Luckily, people have come up with a way to resolve this problem! Your hands will never get cold again while you’re texting, as long as you use these mittens.
BUY | $69
11 – Charles River Apparel Pacific Poncho
When you’re out on your bike during the winter, attending a concert or just taking a walk when it’s windy, raining or snowing, there’s nothing more annoying that having all your things get wet and you getting a cold the day after. Carrying umbrellas or additional jackets can be tedious. However, Charles River Apparel Pacific Poncho’s easy to carry as it packs into its own bag and it’ll protect you from the wind, rain, and snow. This is something you should definitely have if you’re going hiking or you live in a windy area. Throw it in your bag just in case.
BUY | $35
12 – L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream
Your skin’s very likely to get dry and start cracking during the winter especially if it’s windy and you’re frequently outside. It’s important that you have proper protection, and that you take good care of your skin. That’s why L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream’s just what you need. This great hand cream absorbs very quickly and will heal your chapped and dry hands if you use it regularly. It contains a blend of 20 percent shea butter, as well as honey, almond extracts, and coconut oil, and this formula has proven to be highly effective. It leaves hands soft and smooth, and can be applied as often as needed. Protection, nourishment, and moisturizing are guaranteed, but unlike some creams, this one will leave no oily traces on your skin. The size of the package’s perfect to conveniently put it into your pocket and carry with you wherever you go. Give it a try and give your hands the royal treatment you know you deserve.
BUY | $12
13 – LIP BALM Uniquely Refreshing Exotic Flavors (4 Pack) by Beauty by Earth
Just like you have to take better care of your skin in the winter, the same goes for lip care. The LIP BALM Uniquely Refreshing Exotic Flavors is a pack of four natural beeswax lip care moisturizers that’ll repair dry and chapped lips. This set features four refreshing flavors: grapefruit and pomegranate, Acai and Goji Berry, Asian pear, and green tea, and we guarantee you’ll love all of them. If you’re buying these as a gift set, you better get more than one because you’ll also want a set to make your lips perfectly healthy, moisturized, refreshed, and shiny. Thanks to the all natural nourishing ingredients such as beeswax, sunflower seed oil, coconut oil, Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, and other, these balms will gently repair even the most sensitive lips. You can also use them as a base for lipstick. They’re perfect for protecting your lips in cold, windy, and snowy weather. This product’s completely non-toxic and non-GMO and it comes in a totally recyclable packaging.
BUY | $12
14 – Bolle Mojo Snow Goggles
If you’re planning to visit any ski resorts this winter, you need to get proper equipment. The Bolle Mojo Snow Goggles are classic, medium-to-large fit goggles designed to reduce fogging and provide great optical clarity. The advanced lens technology, Flow-Tech Venting system, and throwback styling make these goggles a must-have. Optimized airflow and fog-free performance, without clogging caused by snow and ice are its main advantages. The unique double lens design provides a superior seal and creates a thermal barrier at the same time. The P80 Plus/Carbo GLAS coating protects against fogging and scratching. These goggles provide a smooth fit as they’re designed according to the latest helmet designs. They’re available in gloss black or gloss white frame, with citrus, clear, lemon, or vermillion lens color.
BUY | $17
15 – Hanes Women’s X-Temp Thermal Underwear Bottoms
The Hanes Women’s X-Temp Thermal Underwear Bottoms are another great piece to have when you go skiing, or simply if you want to enjoy the winter activities without compromising the warmth and comfort. The X-Temp technology will keep you warm, dry and comfortable all day as it adapts to temperature, environment, and activity. This long underwear’s made of 60% cotton and 40% polyester so the fabric’s soft, comfortable and toasty. And if you’ve been annoyed by itching tags before, you won’t suffer any discomfort with these as they’re tag-free. The sturdy seam construction adds durability and strength while flat seams with no rub prevent chafing. In addition to this, the fabrics used ensure shrinkage control and shape retention so they’ll fit perfectly for a long time. This thermal underwear’s available in many different colors and print options.
BUY | from $9