10 travel accessories that won't weigh you down

Multiple countries, varying weather and countless adventures – the world’s your oyster, but pack space is at a premium. What you need is lightweight, packable travel gear so you can do more with less.

Here are our top ten travel accessories that really won’t weigh you down on the road to adventure.


1. A packaway backpack

The Pocket Tote offers you not one – but two bags – and it packs down small. Convert it into a tote for an instant beach or shopping bag, or transform it into a handy daypack for your last-minute bike, hike or sightseeing escapades.

Woman wearing tote bag

2. A pair of flight pants

Travel most of your journey in comfortably light pants with a hidden pocket for your phone, cash or credit card. These men’s and women’s Flight Pants are just the answer for enjoyable travel and transit.

Man wearing travel trousers

3. A superlight layer

An extra layer of warmth without the bulk can be a lifesaver when you’re traveling light. Our latest men’s and women’s Heli Down Vests are lightweight, compressible and versatile as both mid and outer layers.

Man in Cuba wearing Heli jacket

4. A lightweight insulated jacket

In a cool place one week and a hot one the next? You'll need a jacket that can keep you warm when you need it, but stays out of the way when you don't.

Our women’s and men’s Lawrence Insulated Jackets are ideal for changeable weather and they pack down into their own pillows to save you space on the road.

A woman wearing an insulated jacket

5. Packable rain pants

You can’t control the weather, but you can come prepared. The Pocket-it Rain Pants are small enough to pop into your daypack – so you can keep dry in those brief, unexpected showers.

6. A pair of travel socks

When you don’t want too much sock, the latest MerinoLINK Travel Light Socks will sneak into your travel pack without any dramas. You’ll find them ideal for complementing your sneakers.

7. A sustainable fleece

Able to stretch with your movements, the Acota Fleece is made with 11 recycled plastic bottles, helping you to reduce your impact on the environment when you get out into the environment.

Man wearing Kathmandu fleece

8. Comfy joggers

Comfortable Federate joggers will have you settled as soon as you board the plane. Perfect for travel, the Federate range of travel apparel is designed to be highly breathable and flexible so that you don't have to bring an extra pair of clothes on long-haul trips.

Two people wearing Federate clothes in an airport

9. An ultralight packing cube

Keep your pack organized and structured with our lightest cubes/cells to date, like the Ultralight Packing Cell. Save on time and access your essentials without unpacking your entire bag.

Packing cells being placed into a backpack

10. A space-saving toiletry bag

Our Kit Lite Toiletry Bag will take up so little space, you'll hardly know it's there. It's your ideal case for all your toiletry items when travelling.

Toiletry bag

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