Travel Gear: 4 Summer Must-Haves

PHOTO: Clos on the Go by Trina Turk is this summer’s must-have for the jet setter.
Clos du Bois / Trina Turk

Summer's almost here and for travelers that means one thing: vacation. Besides sunscreen, shades and a floppy hat, what does the summer road (and sky) warrior need? We've found four products that will make your travels easier or just plain more fun this summer.

Jet-setter

PHOTO: Clos on the Go by Trina Turk is this summer’s must-have for the jet setter.
Clos du Bois / Trina Turk

Is this the ultimate summer accessory? It's a beach bag that converts to a lounge chair and oh, it's designed by Trina Turk. And did we mention it comes with a bottle of of Clos du Bois Chardonnay, two reusable wine glasses, corkscrew, playing cards and a beach towel? The Clos on the Go by Trina Turk debuted this week at ClosduBois.com and at Trina Turk store locations for $98.

Pavement Pounder

PHOTO: These shoes, created by one of the co-founders of Crocs could be the next big thing in summer footwear
SoftScience shoes

These are so hot you can't even get them ... yet. But these shoes, created by one of the co-founders of Crocs could be the next big thing in summer footwear. Touted as "holy grail of comfort," SoftScience shoes are made from Trileon, a closed cell foam that makes the shoes ultra-lightweight, impact absorbent and odor resistant. The shoes will be available later this month at SoftScience.com for $399.

Family traveler

PHOTO: Families with kids in tow will love this portable high chair.
Ciao! Baby

From camping trips to grandma's house, this fold-up, portable high chair for children three months through three years makes it easy to feed baby on the go. It folds and unfolds easily and locks into place. There's a lap belt, a built-in cup holder and a vinyl food tray which makes it easy to clean on the go. The chair fits into its own travel bag and is about the same size as a folding lawn chair. Weight: 8 lbs. Cost: $68 on ThePortableHighChair.com.

Business Traveler

PHOTO: The Sparrow by luggage company ECBC lets travelers keep their laptop in their bag at security.
ECBC

Unfortunately, some of us still have to work this summer. Someone's gotta pay for all those vacations! Make the trip through the throngs of leisure travelers at security a little faster with luggage that lets you keep your laptop inside. The compartments of the ECBC Sparrow bag lay in the front of the bag and unzip such a way that the laptop lays completely flat -- while in a pocket -- but leaves it fully exposed for TSA. The bag also comes with a portable charger. It complies with the specifications of "checkpoint friendly" bags from TSA and costs $399. It's available on Amazon and on the ECBC web site.

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