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
Clos on the Go by Trina Turk is this summer’s must-have for the jet setter.

intro: 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.

quicklist: 1 category: Jet-setter title: Clos on the Go by Trina Turk


text: 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 and at Trina Turk store locations for $98.

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quicklist: 2 category: Pavement Pounder

title: SoftScience shoes


text: 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 for $399.

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quicklist: 3 category: Family traveler

title: Portable high chair


text: 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

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quicklist: 4 category: Business Traveler

title: ECBC TSA approved "fast-pass" bag


text: 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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