Great Products That Make Traveling Easier (& You Could Win Them!)

Travel products

You know I’m big on traveling light. Andy and I have engineered Hawaii packing to a science, so we travel to Hawaii with carry-on luggage – that’s it.  By packing light, we skip paying luggage fees and bypass waiting at the baggage carrousel to get onto the fun!

I’m always on the lookout for products that make traveling light easier. So, when the oneCARE Company asked if I’d like to try some of their products, I was all for it!

Here’s what I tried:

Downy Wrinkle Release 

You don’t have to worry about spending time ironing your clothes as you unpack with Downy Wrinkle Release. The directions say to spray, tug and smooth, and hang. We’ve had best results when we spray, lay the garment on a flat surface like the hotel bed to smooth out wrinkles and then hang.

Bear in mind that your clothes aren’t going to look perfectly pressed like they would from the dry cleaners, but they’ll certainly look plenty good enough to wear.

Downy Wrinkle Release comes in 3oz containers which meet TSA requirements for carry-on liquids stored in a one-quart zip-lock bag.

Manufacturers suggested retail price is $1.47.

Tide Odor-Absorbing Travel Laundry Bag

As you take off dirty clothes at home, it’s easy to toss them in the laundry basket. Since you can’t travel with your laundry basket, this Tide Odor Absorbing Travel Laundry Bag does the trick.

When we travel to Hawaii, we do a lot of island and hotel hopping. So, it’s always been a challenge to find a place in our luggage to keep the dirty clothes separate from the clean clothes as we move onto the next location. This Tide laundry bag solves that problem.

I love that this laundry bag is odor absorbing and microbial resistant. The fabric is breathable, too so your dirty clothes can dry out, if need be.

Manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $3.97.

Bounce Lint & Freshness Roller

I highly recommend you travel with a lint roller as you can see from this 2008 post on my necessities when flying to and from Hawaii.  What I like about this Bounce Lint & Freshness Roller is that it applies a mild “outdoor fresh” fragrance on your clothes. After a long flight to Hawaii, a little “outdoor fresh” fragrance is a nice pick-me-up.

This lint roller comes with 30 sheets. It’s compact and retails for $1.99.

Dryel On The Go Instant Stain Remover

I tested the Dryel Instant Stain Remover on two stains on my khaki capris. These stains had already dried and set in before I noticed them. I was somewhat skeptical that the stains would clear out without stain treating and laundering at home. I followed the Dryel On The Go directions and in less than a minute, the stains disappeared. Yippee!

Dryel On The Go is safe on dry clean only clothes, delicates and hand-washables. We love that! This product is not only going to go in my luggage when I travel – it’s going in my purse, too.

Dryel On The Go comes in a 0.7oz container that meets TSA requirements for carry-on liquids stored in a one-quart zip-lock bag.

Manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $2.97.

As you can see, we really liked these products. They’re all very well-priced, too.

Have you tried any of these travel-friendly products? How did they work for you?

The oneCARE Company has generously offered to provide a lucky reader with each of these four products.  To enter, please leave a comment here on the blog by Friday, March 23, 2012. If you like, please comment to tell us which of these travel-friendly products you like the best. Sorry, but this contest is open to U.S. addresses only.

  1. These products are perfect for going on vacation. I always have a bounce lint roller in my luggage!

  2. the Downy wrinkle release was used extensively by my sisters and me on a recent trip to Hawaii. It worked amazingly and we all now carry it on all of our trips. Thank you Downy!

  3. I did not think of packing wrickle release….great tip! i will also brink the Dryel stain remover pen, you never know when you’ll have a spill.

  4. Love the Downey fabric spray – would like to try the others! Going again soon, so this would be great!!

  5. The Downy Wrinkle Release is brilliant! I don’t think I would have thought to pack that, but it seems so obviously handy!

  6. Absolutely love the downy wrinkle releaser…fully addicted. 🙂 I didn’t know there was a travel version.


  7. They sll sound like useful travel products, but mybe the Dryel instant stain remover would come in most handy for me.

  8. I would love to try these products. I am leaving on Friday for my first ever trip to Hawaii! I can’t wait!!!!

  9. Thest are all great products, but who has ever got ready to go out and needed a lint roller…..that’s what I pick.

  10. I have used the Downy Wrikle Release when I go everywhere from driving to camping it is a great item and I love it. I would love to try the rest of the items they would be so helpful when I travel!

  11. Since the iron and I are enemies, Downy Wrinkle Release and I are best friends!!

  12. I would love to try the Dryel stain remover. I’ve tried other products, but they don’t seem to work at removing stains.

  13. The wrinkle release is just what I need when I travel, I can’t wait to try it!

  14. Love the Downy wrinkle release and the lint roller! No trip to the islands would be complete without them! Can’t wait to try the Dryel stain remover on our next trip in May.

  15. what great ideas these items are for traveling! i’ve tried the dryel stain remover and it works wonders.

  16. I really want to try the Tide bag! That’s a big problem with 3 kids, is where to put the dirty clothes (esp the wet panties with one potty training)!!

  17. I have never seen these products in the UK. We are travelling to Hawaii via San Francisco on 1st April for our 25th wedding anniversary trip.

  18. Dryel is my go-to product for saving money on dry-cleaning!
    I haven’t tried this travel version, yet, but I’m anxious to do so:)

  19. Thank you for the great tips! I am headed to Hawaii for the first time and your site has been so helpful. I have it bookmarked and I will certainly recommend it to my friends. I’ve already picked up a Tide pen, but I’d love to try the Dryel.

  20. I love the downy wrinkle releaser. I buy it all the time. I make sure it is my suitcase; never have to worry about an iron in hotel room. Would love to try the other products. Thanks!

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