If you like reading like me, don’t fumble around with your phone or drain the batteries from you head torch, invest in LED Night Reading gadget ($10).
There’s not many travellers who can afford to eat at restaurants every day for every meal, so you’ll need a set of travel friendly Stainless Steel Cutlery Set ($8). I have had mine for 10 years and counting…
Stash your undies in these pack of 3 odour-concealing mesh bags ($18).
You can’t go wrong with North Face rain cover (from $20). We also use it to protect our backpacks during flights/when we are on the go.
We like collecting carabiners (no idea why), but the Nite Ize S-Biner ($6) is also a bottle opener. Beer please…
As featured on Dragon’s Den, the Howsar Quick Lock ($8) is used to lock occupied rooms quickly and easily. If you’re planning on staying in a hostel, I’d consider getting one of these.
I absolutely swear by the Electronics organiser ($18) and you will too
I swear by this Zap-It Mosquito Bite Relief Device ($7). It relieves itching and swelling for those nasty bites. The best money you will spend.
WiFi in foreign places can be really frustrating. Now with the Travel Router ($20), you can get in touch with your family and friends so much easier.
One for a travellers when they get home or for those in a van - a scratch-off world map ($20).
Want a light, waterproof city map ($10-$12) that crumples up conveniently to fit inside your bag or pocket? Yes, please!
This is the best travel adapter ($15) I have used. Every traveller needs this in their life.
Having a portable charger ($14) ( is needed for anyone who wants to take their phone abroad.
Reusable rubber ties ($5-$35) will keep your cords from becoming ridiculously tangled (as they always seem to get) during your travels.
I think travel wipes ($20) are my all time favourite backpacking product. These are equipped for all situations, including facial cleansing, makeup removal, and cleaning lenses.
You can still feel like a lady or gent without paying out spa prices, with this nifty small manicure kits ($15).
The ever practical sewing kit will bail you out when you lose a button or get a hole in a piece of clothing.
Cosmetic travel bottles ($12) are handy for short trips and long trips. With the liquid allowance on planes set at 100mls and under, they make it possible to take them on a flight.
We use Nalgene bottles for when we drive. This has a sealing lid to keep dust out and spills in. Recommend! If you’re not in a van, then stainless steel water bottles are a backpacker favourite. They are durable, rust free and do not contain any harmful chemicals
Or go for the travel stubs diary ($12), which helps you organise your souvenir tokens/tickets.