With so much bad news in the world, we’ll take silver-linings where we can get them. For globetrotters, one big silver-lining of this moment is all our favorite travel essentials are now on sale. This is no typical spring sale, where retailers dip a toe into 5-10% off savings. No, websites are diving into the deep-end of 40, 50, 60% off. Stock up now on these must-haves so you’ll be runway-ready when travel resumes.   

1. Herschel Barlow Trail Large Backpack (up to 66% off)

Barlow Backpack | Medium

If your post-quarantine plans include lots of big open sky and getting out into nature, consider this trail backpack the ultimate sidekick. And with several colors around $50 bucks, you’ll have plenty of money left over for trail mix.  

2. Wink Emoji Umbrella (70% Off)

Wink Emoji Umbrella

In a perfect world, every carry-on would come with a dependable travel umbrella tucked inside. As it is, we have to source our own, and this cheeky wink emoji umbrella is just the thing to stash away for every downpour.  

3. Calpak Rolling Spinner Carry-On (55% off)

Ambeur 20-Inch Rolling Spinner Carry-On CALPAK.

This chic 20-inch carry-on has everything we look for in a spinner: four multidirectional spinner wheels, plenty of pockets, a TSA-approved lock, an expandable zipper, and a clamshell design that makes packing a snap. The sleek carry-on is a perfect dupe for Away, with a sale price about $150 cheaper.

4. Beats Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones ($150 off)

Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Studio³ Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones.

Wireless, noise-canceling headphones are the ultimate travel accessory, giving you a your own little audio cocoon to block out the rest of the airplane cabin. And they also come in pretty handy at home when you’re trying to tune out the neighbors.

5. Jetkids by Stokke Ride-On Suitcase (25% off)

Jetkids by Stokke Bedbox® 19-Inch Ride-On Carry-On Suitcase STOKKE.

Ride ‘em, little travelers! These kid-sized suitcases earn rave reviews from parents for letting kids scoot themselves and their belongings along through airports and other hectic hubs. Plus they convert into a handy footrest.   

6. Calpak Silk Neck Pillow and Eye Mask (55% off)

Silk Travel Neck Pillow & Eye Mask Set

With a 100% silk exterior, every part of this neck pillow/eye mask set feels like the cool side of the pillow. The washable cover also protects from flyaways, static, and sleep-marks on your face. And the memory-foam interior gives just the right level of support.

7. Herschel Supply Case (up to 45% off)

Herschel Supply Chapter Case.

Five-star ratings don’t lie. Herschel’s durable and roomy all-purpose case is a winner. An inside mesh pocket and outside zip pocket are great for small items, while the 4.5-liter main compartment fits everything from an electric razor/charger to an AeroPress, according to reviews. The bag comes in 15 colors and patterns, all marked down.

8. Tech Travel Organizer (50% off)

ProCase Hard Travel Tech Organizer Case.

Added all up, we’ve probably spent three years of our lives just untangling cords, an especially frustrating activity when you’re rushing to catch a flight. This handy organizer keeps every cord and handheld device in its place.

9. Yeti Rambler Colster (25% off)

YETI Rambler Colster.

Do your summer plans involve a lot of back porch time? The Yeti Rambler Colster’s vacuum-insulated design perfectly fits 12-ounce cans or bottles and locks them into place, keeping your afternoon drink fresh-from-the-fridge cold. The sweat-proof exterior is a nice touch, too.

10. Northface Men’s Campfire Shirt (40% off)


Made from soft cotton and lined in sherpa fleece, this shirt-jacket combo is a stylish pick that offers lightweight warmth without the bulk. We predict this'll become a go-to for backyard campouts, early-morning walks, and future hiking trips. North Face’s lifetime warranty and free returns only sweeten the deal.

11. Parachute Merino Eye Mask (20% off)

Parachute Merino Eye Mask.

Jet-setters know, a cozy eye mask is your ticket to a solid night's sleep. Parachute’s lightweight sleep mask keeps out unwanted light and stays cool throughout the night, thanks to fine merino wool. And unlike many sleep masks out there, this one has a soft band that doesn’t put pressure on the back of your head.

12. L.L.Bean Classic Utility Jacket (29% off)

Classic Utility Jacket.

L.L.Bean’s Classic Utility Jacket is the ideal top layer for spring, with an easy fit, light (machine-washable!) cotton material, and a stand collar that provides a bit of warmth on chilly mornings. Its many pockets come in handy during trips, too.

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