If you’re planning on going abroad this summer then you’re bound to have made yourself a little checklist. Booking your plane tickets and accommodation, you’ve checked your passport is valid and you’ve been on the VISA waiver program. You’ve been saving hard all year and thought you might treat yourself to some of the latest travel gadgets in order to make your holiday adventure even smoother. Well we’re here to help and we’ve checked out some of the latest must have items for you.

Water Purifier Bottle


The majority of health problems when travelling abroad are often caused by contaminated drinking water. This is where the CamelBak All Clear water purifier comes to the rescue. This state of the art device is capable of transforming almost any tap or clear water source into pure drinking water in just 60 seconds. The bottle can hold up to 750ml and is powered by rechargeable lithium ion batteries and uses UV light to neutralise viruses and bacteria. This can also save you a pretty penny on bottled water.

Pocket-Size Washing Machine

Perfect for the backpacker who only has minimal room in which to pack items. If this describes you then you’ll love the Scrubba Wash bag. This pocket-sized wash bag is lightweight and comes equipped with a flexible washboard. With this little contraption you’ll be able to do your laundry anywhere in the world and save yourself time and money in the process. All you need is up to four litres of water and a squirt of washing up liquid and you’ll have fresh and clean clothes in less than three minutes.

Sandless beach mat

Yes you read correctly, this revolutionary beach accessory is literally impossible to cover with sand. We don’t know how it works, we don’t overly care, we’re just glad it does. This very clever ground sheet is perfect for a fun and stress free beach outing, that means no more sticky sand. You can now make the most of your time at the seaside and enjoy sunbathing, reading a book or even a picnic. Quite frankly, once you buy one, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Solar-Powered Inflatable Light

This is another must-have for the hiker and camper that will get you through the long, dark and lonely night-time hours. The LuminAID is an innovative inflatable lamp that can produce up to 16 hours of LED light from just 7 hours of charging in the sun. the LuminAID is a smart and sustainable light source that is also portable, waterproof and weighs around 56 grams.

Wireless Portable Speaker


If you’re a traveler or holidaymaker who wants to make the most of the outdoors without compromising on any of the luxuries of the indoors, then Scosche’s boomBOTTLE is the gadget for you. This device features two 40mm speakers, a built in microphone and a 10 hour rechargeable battery making it the perfect mix of rugged waterproof construction and high-end audio. With the boomBOTTLE you can now listen to music anytime and anywhere.

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