20 travel essentials you can’t miss during Amazon’s Black Friday Week

  • 25.11.2022 08:00
  • Bruno Arcos

Amazon’s Black Friday Week is one of the best times of the year to get a hold of some serious deals and promos. As such, we’ve been researching thoroughly and found 20 amazing travel essentials at particularly good prices.

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Note: Prices are valid until November 28 at 11pm, when Amazon’s Black Friday Week officially comes to an end.

20 travel essentials you can buy during Black Friday Week

1 – Backpacks for low-cost airlines – From £29.95

Cabin Max bags were specifically created to comply with the new low-cost airlines’ baggage policies. Therefore, their dimensions and design seek to optimize the carriers’ requirements. The Metz model, with a capacity of 20L, has the exact dimensions allowed by Ryanair (40 x 20 x 25 cm), while the 30L Mini Metz does the trick for Easyjet.


2 – Cabin baggage trolley – From £47.19

Kono’s Trolley has the perfect dimensions (54 x 38 x 20 cm) for cabin bags that need to be stowed in the aircrafts’ overhead compartments. The 4.5 average rate collected after more than 800 reviews on Amazon stand as the ultimate proof of its solid price-quality ratio. Besides the massively positive feedback, the trolley’s 3-dial combination lock and multidirectional spinner wheels are also very nice additions.

3 – Check-in baggage trolley – From £74

This is yet another example of a great deal we’ve managed to find on Amazon for travel luggage. This specific model from Amazon Basics, measuring 46.51 x 29.01 x 68 cm, is an excellent choice for those who are looking for a medium-sized check-in bag. Much like the smaller example we’ve given above, this bag also has rave reviews, multidirectional spinner wheels and a fully lined interior with divider. Plus, its expandable design allows for up to 15% extra packing capacity. For a bigger bag, there is also this 50.8 x 30.51 x 78.74 cm model available.

4 – Travel compression bags (no vacuum required) – £9,34/pack of 8 units

Having extra room in your bag is always welcome, and one of the best ways to save some of that precious space is by utilizing compression bags. Unlike many others in the market, these do not require the use of any vacuum or pump. You just need to keep rolling out the bags until all the air comes out and finito!

5 – Kindle Paperwhite – £95

When there is not much space left in your bag but you still got to take THAT book, your best option is to check the Kindle Paperwhite. It’s a classic formula, both tested and approved by millions of people, which you can store anywhere considering its small and convenient size. Standing as an upgrade from Kindle’s basic model, the Paperwhite version has a bigger screen, an IPX8 certificate – making it waterproof – and an adjustable warm light for a more comfortable reading experience on the eyes.

6 – Lonely Planet Guidebooks – Prices vary

“Oh, but we can find all of that information online for free!”. Yeah, we know. However, if you have a friend or relative with an old soul like ourselves, their eyes will glow at the sight of a Lonely Planet guide. No matter how much mankind has advanced over last the last few decades, there is still no replacement for the feeling of turning the paper pages of an actual, physical book. Also, the fact that the information usually contained inside these guides is of the highest quality doesn’t hurt either!

7 – Noise Canceling Headphones

Budget recommendation: Soundcore Life Q30 (£56)

This Soundcore model offers all the basics of a good set of noise canceling headphones at an extremely attractive price. Once again, the product’s 4.5 average rate after more than 7000 reviews shows how much buyers are happy with their purchase.

Midrange recommendation: SONY WH-XB910N (£139)

Perfect choice for users seeking something a bit more elaborate at a reasonable price. Boasting a pretty lengthy battery life of up to 30 hours, multipoint connection (allowing you to switch effortlessly between devices) and optimization for both Alexa and Google Assistant, this one is a no-brainer!


Pro recommendation: SONY WH1000XM4 (£203,67)

Up until the release of the new XM5 model, this was universally acclaimed as the best headset in the market. Comfort, sound quality, battery life, multipoint connection, virtual assistant integration… everything and more! Considering the excellence of the product, £203,67 is a very, very good price.


8 – Noise Canceling Earbuds

Budget recommendation: Soundcore Life P3 (£48)

Just like the Soundcore Q30, the P3 is an excellent value-for-money option, including many of the features you will find in earbuds costing twice as much. You may expect up to 7 hours of battery life, extendable to 35 hours with the use of the compact charging case.


Pro recommendation for Android: Sony WF-1000XM4 (£159)

The Sony WF-1000XM4 are widely considered one of the best options for those willing to spend some money on a set of noise-canceling earphones. Considering how much they’re selling for at Amazon, this last statement gains a whole new strength!


Pro recommendation for Apple: AirPods Pro, 2nd generation – £213

Although there is no special promo or flash sale on these earbuds, they are still the go-to choice for Apple devices. For their size, the sound quality and noise-cancelling feature is excellent. Plus, the AirPods can be synched to all Apple products. Although the looks might be similar to the first generation, the new Airpods Pro have evolved in every single way: better sound quality, better noise isolation and a more intelligent chip for a more adaptable sound.

9 – Bluetooth transmitter – £9

So, you’ve just boarded the plane with your noise-canceling headphones and want to get them connected to the in-flight entertainment system. Small problem: you’ve forgotten your cable or, in case we’re talking about earphones, there is no way whatsoever to get them connected. How nice… now you will have to either read the subs with no sound or use the earset provided by the airline (if they do) which do not isolate any kind of noise. However, if you have a Bluetooth transmitter that will no longer be an issue., as this small device would allow you to connect your wireless headphones to any in-flight entertainment system.


10 – Travel pillow – £13.98

A true life-saver on longer trips! Not just for you, who won’t have to leave that plane/train/bus with the absolute worst neck pain of your life, but also for the person seating right next to you, who will no longer have to put up with your wobbly head on their shoulder. This specific model from Amazon has great reviews.


11 – Travel plug adapter – £12,63

A plug adapter is particularly useful whenever we travel to countries with a different socket type from the one we have back at home. Although there are specific adapters from plug X to socket Y, we recommend that you use a universal one. Not only is it more versatile, but it also has 2 USB ports so that you can charge more than one device at a time.

12 – Power bank – £24

Though it may not be the most compelling gift, a power bank can at times feel like the most useful thing in the world. It has saved us before, when we had to sleep in a Bolivian hotel with no electricity or when all the sockets were already being used at an Icelandic camping site… and it will likely save us again in the future! This one from VRURC is a pretty solid choice. Besides boasting an above-average capacity of 20000 mAh, allowing you to charge your devices (and the power bank itself) quicker, it also has 3 regular USB ports and 2 USB-C ports, as well as a LED display which shows you the device’s current battery capacity.

If you want something with an even bigger capacity but far less compact, you may want to check out this alternative from VEGER. It has a staggering capacity of 30000 mAh, 2 input (Micro USB + USB C) and 3 outputs ports (3 USB + 1 USB C), allowing you to charge up to 4 devices at a time.


13 – Bluetooth item finders – From £14.99

Amidst the chaos that we all witnessed at the airports last Summer, loads of people were able to track down their baggage due to these item finders, such as Tile (for both Android and Apple) or Airtags (Apple). Having one of these “hidden” at your regular backpack may also come in handy.


14 – Travel packing organizers – £9

Perfect to avoid the mess your bag usually turns into whenever you have to pack/unpack! These packing organizers from Vicloon have a great price considering all their perks. With 8 different bags, you are guaranteed to always keep your baggage neat and tidy!


15 – Accessories case for cables and chargers – £6,79

A cable to charge your phone. A cable to charge your headset. A cable to charge your laptop. A cable to charge your camera. A cable to charge your power bank. Plus the chargers for each and every single one of these devices. As you can see, this can turn into a hot mess of tangled cables really quick. This accessories bag will help you avoid that!


16 – Mini beach bag – £12,56

A bag which allows you to take your cellphone and other essential items on a beach trip while protecting them from the sand and water splashes. It’s also extremely useful for long walks since it will shelter your belongings from the rain. We bought this Havaianas beach bag back when we were in Rio de Janeiro and it has stayed a loyal friend to us ever since.

17 – Instant camera – £78

As you might have noticed after our romanticized report on the Lonely Planet guidebooks, we are still rather old-school when it comes to technology. So we couldn’t resist and ended up buying a Fujifilm Instax Mini. That feeling of being able to actually touch the photo just a few seconds after the shoot is something we really enjoy, making it a super interesting gift, not just for travel, but also to mark any other special occasion or moment.


18 – Portable luggage scale – £10,19

If you know someone who needs to take off (and then put on, of course) 3 different coats because their bag is already oversized, then here’s the perfect gift! This small portable luggage scale has a capacity of up to 50kg, allowing you to know exactly how much your bag is weighing. With this scale, not only will your friend avoid stressful moments at the airport but they will no longer look like a walking chorizo while going through security.


19 – Passport and documents holder – £17

In-between passports, tickets, pens and other accessories, it is always useful to carry a document holder bag. This one from Arvok has plenty of room for all your documents, passports and cards, and comes with two very important extras: RFID blocking and water-resistant design.


20 – Scratch maps – £15

Amazing gift idea for your friend who loves to travel! Not only because they will be able to hang two different maps on the wall (1 map of the world + 1 map of Europe), but also because they will finally have somewhere to pin down all those flags they’ve covered their Instagram bio with.


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