Spring break is fast approaching, but before you pull out your suitcase, here are 10 essential spring break items that will make packing painless.


10 Essential Spring Break Items

Aerolite Carry On Under Seat Wheeled Trolley Luggage Bag

Before you even start packing, it is important to have the perfect carry-on. The Aerolite Under Seat Wheeled Trolley Bag not only fills the requirements for most basic economy restrictions, besides your basic black, it also comes in 2 fun color combos. Lightweight with several compartments, you’ll easily be able to pack everything you need.

Amazon User Review: Perfect! Used this when flying Frontier, so we didn't have to pay to check a bag, or be charged for carry-on. Fits in way more than you'd expect, and has lots of convenient zippers and pockets to keep everything organized. Packed a whole week of clothes, snacks, phone chargers, etc, and still hand enough space to bring home a souvenir or two. Very happy with this little suitcase.

Price: From $37.35 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

Dock & Bay Microfiber Beach Towel and Pouch

Most hotels will have towels for you to use, but if you want to bring your own, the Dock & Bay Microfiber Beach Towel is the way to go. The microfiber makes it quick-drying and the sand won’t stick to it, so you can get one last swim in right before your flight home. Available in 16 color combos and come rectangular or circular.

Amazon User Review: “Soaks up water and dries like a dream!” 

Price: From $16.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5 

Patagonia Women’s  Porch Song Dress

Versatility is key when packing for a trip, and this Porch Song Dress from Patagonia delivers. Made of soft cotton with a hint of spandex, you can easily adapt it from laying on the beach to heading out for dinner. Available in 4 color combos.

Amazon User Review: n/a

Price: $79.00 on Backcountry

Average Star Rating: n/a

Dockers Men’s SHORE-TO-SEA Quick Dry Hybrid Swim Shorts

Since we are talking about versatility, these Quick Dry Hybrid Swim Shorts certainly hit the mark. Quick drying, after a swim all you have to do is put on a shirt, and you’ll be set to sit at the dinner table! Available in 2 colors.

Amazon User Review: Love these shorts. Bought them along with other things for a vacation...I ended up trying to wear these the whole time. So comfortable!!” 

Price: From $14.75 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4

Reef Women’s Voyage Sunset Flip Flop

Shoes always take up the most space in your suitcase, but the Reef Flip Flop will be the only one you will need for your spring break getaway. Available in 4 color combos, and made of waterproof leather, you can’t go wrong with these.

Amazon User Review: Flip flops were just what I expected. Comfortable and cute. No complaints!”

Price: From $25.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

Reef Bottle Cap Opener Flip Flops for Men

Just taking a guess here, but chances are you might be looking for a bottle opener while on spring break, and if so, these Reef Flip Flops are for you. Not only are they handy, they have a rubber sole and a water-friendly upper strap and are available in 19 color combos.

Amazon User Review: Just purchased my second pair of these because the first are worn down after a couple years. Great looking flip flop, very comfortable for all day use, and durable. Highly recommend.” 

Price: From $43.13 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

YUABNFENG 20 oz Collapsible Water Bottle

Hydration is key when traveling, and this Collapsible Water Bottle from YUANFENG will barely take up any space in your luggage. Made of BPA free silicone, odor free, it will hold both hot and cold drinks, so is ideal for throwing in your bag for a day at the beach. Available in 7 color combos.

Amazon User Review: I love this bottle. It's got a leak proof lid with both a handy strap and handle. It's just the right size: 20 oz, just over half a liter. It's also BPA-free, making it nontoxic. This is a sturdy bottle. There is no trace of plastic taste in the water from it. When nothing is in it, it's flexible like rubber.” 

Price: From $9.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 3.5

SIGGI Unixes Outdoor Packable Boonie Hat

Hats can be hard to pack, but this Boonie Hat can be folded or rolled so you can easily stow it away for traveling. It is SPF 50+ with a mesh flap that can be tucked away in the brim or let down for extra protection, and has a detachable chin strap, which is helpful for those windy beach days. Available in 13 color combos.

Amazon User Review: Love this hat! I have a smaller than average head and this hat fits nicely with enough room that it won't give me hat head or leave a mark when I take it off. Nice wide brim. Perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking. There is no girth adjuster but the strap will keep it nice and snug on your head.” 

Price: From $11.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4

Joopin Unisex Polorized Sunglasses

Because of the sand and water, you may want to leave your designer sunglasses at home for your beach vacation. These Unisex Sunglasses are an affordable alternative to any fancier sunglasses you own. With a UV400 polarized lens, the glare from the reflection of the water will be reduced, and your eyes will be properly protected. Available in 19 color and lens combos.

Amazon User Review: Love these sunglasses! Nice design that look more expensive than they are. If you don't want to spend the money on a name brand get these instead. Not only do they look great they do a wonderful job of blocking the sun.”

Price: From $10.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

Holly LifePro Mesh Beach Bag

Most of us would rather not use our carry-on bag as a beach bag, this Mesh Beach Bag collapses easily to fit into your luggage. The sand will fall through the mesh, and it has 9 pockets to fit all of your beach necessities. Available in 7 colors.

Amazon User Review: Great bag; sturdy and plenty of storage. This will definitely be coming with me on my upcoming cruises!”

Price: From $15.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

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