34 Products To Help Keep You Comfortable On A Long Plane Ride

34 Products To Help Keep You Comfortable On A Long Plane Ride

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Reusable acupressure bands that applies pressure to your wrist and which reviewers swear are an absolute lifesaver at preventing all travel-related nausea (from road trips to plane rides to seasickness).


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Promising review: “I suffer from terrible motion sickness on airplanes, boats, amusement park rides, and sometimes in cars. I bought these bands in hopes they would help me on a flight from Texas to England to Ireland. I’ve used medication in the past with mixed results. But nothing has ever stopped the nausea altogether. Nothing but these wrist bands, that is. I didn’t have a single moment of sickness whatsoever. I combined them with Dramamine and I felt great the entire flight and even ate a full meal, something I never would have dared in the past. They worked equally as well on the return trip, even through some pretty severe turbulence.” —Mandy Ratliff

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

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An Invisibobble you’ll want to start carrying around on your wrist ASAP. This genius accessory will keep your mane out of your face without causing any dents in the process. You’ll be able to take your hair out of your pony and BAM! It won’t look as if you had it in an updo for several hours.


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Promising review: “I am a hairdresser and I feel like this should be explained better. This is not made to hold your ponytail while you go for a jog. It is strong enough that you could use it to secure a braid. The beauty of this product is that the coils prevent your hair from getting a band mark. Want your hair to have lots of volume in the morning with no bed head? Gather your hair onto the top of your head and loosely secure it. In the morning, take out the Invisibobble and voila!” —Annadj

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $7.88 (available in four colors).

Read one BuzzFeeder’s take on the Invisibobble (#1).

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A memory foam foot rest because maybe they have foot rests in first class, but that’s a luxury not extended to economy. This little sling allows you to truly ~kick your feet up~ and relax, promoting circulation and helping you feel less cramped than in your tiny seat.


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The best part? Installation is a breeze. Just hang the sling over your tray table and adjustable the straps to make it the perfect length.

Promising review: “Do you get twitchy on long flights? Restless leg syndrome? Cold feet? No budget for first class with fancy footrests or beds?! We flew from California to Ireland last week and this little wonder was a lifesaver. To be honest, there’s not enough room in coach to recline like their photo indicates, but slide it onto the tray table, adjust the footrest to enable your feet to be cradled in it. (I brought slipper socks.) It keeps pressure off the backs of your thighs, improves circulation and makes feet comfy and warm. Ahhhh…I won’t travel without it again. Bliss!” —Beachcombers Studio

Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

4.

Silicone covers you can slip on over your wireless buds for a more comfortable fit. If you’ve ever experienced ~headphone pain~ after listening to podcasts for hours on end, you’ll want to grab these inexpensive and reusable accessories ASAP.


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Promising review: “My ears are a bit small and using the AirPods for long periods of time starts to become painful. These are perfect because they allow me to wear the pods loosely (not shoved all the way in the ear) and still have great sound. They also help to keep the pods in my ear and not fall out. Highly recommend them for those who had pain issues with the AirPods.” —Christy A.

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $8.59 (available in four colors and three sizes).

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Travel-friendly nügg face masks formulated with camellia seed oil, spirulina extract, and aloe juice for much-needed moisture. That means that your skin will be hydrated, dewy, clean-feeling, and awake — in spite of the fact that you had to leave your home at 3AM for the budget red-eye flight you booked.


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Promising review: “This is face mask is AMAZING! I’ve been struggling with super dehydrated and flaky skin for a long time. I started using this at night, by applying a thin layer before heading to bed, and it’s done wonders for my skin! I stopped using it for two nights to see what affect my new moisturizer was having, and could instantly tell the difference. My skin got dry and tight again. This mask makes a HUGE difference and I will definitely be keeping this as nightly or bi-nightly routine to keep my skin soft, hydrated, and lovely!” —J. Murray

Get a pack of five from Amazon for $17.99 (available in six colors).

6.

An oversized faux shearling jacket so soft, you’ll basically feel as if you’re wearing a combination of your favorite blanket and most cuddly teddy bear. Comfortable + super on-trend + much more affordable than your typical piece of outerwear = Christmas in fall.


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Promising review: “I love this jacket! I wasn’t sure how the quality was going to turn out, but it’s super soft and exactly what I wanted. I got a small and it fits in the oversized way that I wanted/expected. Plus, it’s sooo warm!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in sizes S–3XL and in 15 colors).

7.

A cotton sleep mask to block out the light that your seatmate has so rudely decided to turn on, even though this is an overnight flight and you’re clearly trying to get some sort of sleep. Like, your book cannot be that good. Put it away. Read it on the return flight.


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Promising review: “As a professional in the field of marketing and sales, I am constantly on a plane or train, and in most cases they’re long-haul flights of six hours or more. This sleep mask is perfect for anyone who is looking for softness, black-out technology, and flexibility when it comes to catching some much-needed z’s whilst traveling. The mask has a bonus when it comes to fit in that it also covers your nose, which helps keep the mask in place in case you toss and turn — plus, it blocks out that bit of extra light many masks let leak in. It’s also foldable and washable, and the elastic band doesn’t pull or snag your hair.” —Ian K.

Get it from Amazon for $8.47 (available in two colors).

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Vitamin e-infused makeup wipes available in individually-sized packets, meaning you can stash one in your purse before boarding a flight to cleanse your face of dirt, oil, and makeup. All without having to ask the person in the aisle seat to get up so you can use the restroom! Skin = saved. Awkward ask of a stranger = avoided.


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Promising review: “I bought these to put in little hangover bags for a bachelorette trip and at first, I was annoyed that I had to buy a box of 50…but now I’m so glad I did. They are PERFECT for traveling. I’ve been bringing them with me on trips all over and can fit as many as I need for a week-long trip. I also use them when I come home late and all I want to do is go to bed, but don’t want to smear my pillow cases with makeup. They also don’t make my face feel too dry afterwards, although I still put a little face moisturizer on to help.” —Pam Dupuis

Get a pack of 50 from Amazon for $12.30.

9.

Disposable silicone earplugs that’ll help you bid adieu to flying discomfort. Ear pain during air travel is REAL (babies are crying for a reason), but these nifty little things are the perfect way to help curb harsh noises and my-ears-are-popping altitudes.


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Promising review: “I love this product! Every couple of trips, no matter what tricks I try, I cannot clear my ears. The ear pain is immense at takeoff (I completely understand why those babies and toddlers wail!), and then I’m hard of hearing for days. With these, that has never happened. A few other people near me had ear pain and I did not, so I was very grateful I’d bought this product.” —Amy Clark

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.71.

10.

A cruelty-free, hemp-derived CBD-infused aromatherapy stick available in six delicious scents: mandarin nectar, warm vanilla, eucalyptus, citrus twist, and lavender. Just dab a bit of this on your wrist and neck for an instant sense of relaxation.


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Get it from American Eagle for $15.95 (available in six scents).

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TSLA leggings comparable to bottoms from much more expensive brands. Not only are these high-waisted leggings super comfortable, but they’ve also got pockets and aren’t see-through — which means you can wear more cropped tops and feel totally at ease knowing the world is unaware of what color your underwear are.


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Promising review: “I never take the time to write reviews and I order off Amazon all the time. I am a Lululemon fanatic and particularly love the Align pant (which retails for $85+) but can’t afford or rationalize buying tons of them. I’m always on the hunt for a good yoga pant and I found these the other day and ordered them in size small, and these remind me of the Align pant so much! They are cut almost identical, but the fabric is a little stiffer. This isn’t a bad thing; the Align pant is almost too buttery soft and it pills and gets caught on everything. There is slight compression with these and mine aren’t see-through (even when squatting). I love love love these and am going to order several more. I actually kinda want to cry thinking about how much money I wasted on the pants at when these are an excellent substitute for a fraction of the cost.” —Ariel Parker

Get them from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 43 colors).

12.

Crew socks that are like a warm hug for your feet, because who says toes don’t deserve a good snuggle? Plus, these do a good job at keeping your hooves feeling warm without making ’em sweaty…which is no small feat.


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Promising review: “Comfy, soft, and cute! What more can a person ask for in socks? They have held their shape well and the colors still look great. I love that these are also cozy and warm, but not sweaty and never itchy. Love them!” —J.M.H.

Get a pack of five from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 17 color schemes).

13.

A mini cushioned Ostrich Pillow you can slip on over your hand for deep sleep that feels genuinely restful (no small feat on a turbulence-ridden plane). Prop open your tray table, rest your hand, then rest your head. *falls asleep immediately*


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Promising review: “It is so hard to get comfortable in an airplane or waiting room chair, and this pillow just works for me. There are so many ways to hold it, thanks to the many slots to slide your hand or fingers into it. Try it — you’ll be glad you did.” —L. Phillips

Get it from Amazon for $35.

14.

An SPF 25-infused Jack Black lip balm for long-lasting hydration that even the recycled air aboard the airplane won’t be able to ruin. Long gone will be the days of you fishing through your overstuffed backpack because of your need to reapply.


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This balm is made with beeswax, green tea leaf extract, shea butter, and cocoa seed butter to provide intense, long-lasting moisture to even the most chapped of pouts.

Plus, they’re available in six delicious flavors: basil lemon, black tea and blackberry, natural mint, grapefruit and ginger, lemon, and cucumber lime.

Promising review: “This is genuinely the best lip balm I’ve ever tried. I’ve had severely dry, cracked lips since I was a teenager, and basically everything I’ve tried in the past has failed me on one level or another. I’ve been using these Jack Black balms for the past six months or so, and my lips have looked soooo much better. I used to have cracks, and the layer of skin would constantly peel away. I had light scarring and discoloration due to years of dryness and peeling, but not anymore! This even kept my lips protected during a very cold winter in the Midwest. I have six of these floating around my house/purse/work backpack. And I don’t ever see myself using another lip product.” —Cara

Get it from Amazon for $8 (available in five scents).

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A flight flap that is deceivingly strong despite the fact that it’s as thin as a piece of paper. It easily molds into the seat in front of you or can remain upright on the tray table, holding everything from your Kindle to you iPhone perfectly in place.


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Promising review: “This is the ultimate must-have for long plane rides. It’s moldable so you can literally make it fit ANYWHERE! It is also strong and when you’re done, you can easily just flatten it back out and toss it in your bag. It doesn’t weigh anything and it’s only about as thick as a thin piece of cardboard so it can live in a purse, backpack, or even be used as a big bookmark. I love this things. Now I just have to find out how many folds it’s good for!” —Kasey Cassone

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

16.

An essential oil roll-on stick packed with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender essential oils. When you feel a travel migraine coming on, just apply this to your temples, forehead, and the back of your neck for a blast of cool relief. Not only will this lessen that pesky headache, but it also smells divine.


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Promising review: “My wife has chronic migraines, nearly every day. This migraine headache stick roll-on is the first thing she grabs when her migraines strike her. She has found it to be one of the most effective relievers she has and relies on it almost daily. I am reordering now because she literally doesn’t want to be without it. Only this time I’m purchasing two of them so that she can have one at home and one in her purse. If you have headaches and need relief, you should give it a try.” —Denny L.

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

Check out a BuzzFeeder’s review of this migraine stick.

17.

Ultra-soft joggers with a tapered silhouette that *look* more polished than your old high school gym pants, but surprise! They’re also equally comfortable.


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Get them from Amazon for $15.96+ (available in sizes XS–XXXL).

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A Mario Badescu facial spray with an impressive blend of aloe, herbs, and rosewater that can do everything from set and refresh makeup, give your complexion a dewy appearance, and wake up tired skin. It’ll also help your face feel clean…even though you’re sitting in an economy seat with a person coughing next to you and you’re already beginning to feel the pimples start to form.


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Psst, this facial spray comes in a set of two! One with four fluid ounces, the other with two fluid ounces (AKA travel-sized).

Promising review: “”The redness on my cheeks has gone way down and I have a much more even complexion after just four days. I’ve been lightly spraying this on my face after cleansing with the Mario Badescu Rice Milk Carnation Cleanser and again first thing upon waking. It smells very nice and magically fixes skin problems — even my acne has cleared up! I’m very impressed.” —Terryoke

Get it from Amazon for $7+.

19.

A thermal pullover made with a delightful fleece interior that will keep you toasty when the overhead AC is blasting, but will also manage to keep sweat at bay and prevent you from overheating when the plane becomes unreasonably stuffy out of nowhere. It even has thumbholes!


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Promising review: “I absolutely LOVE these and I’ve bought three now! It has been a chilly, damp winter, and the fleece lining, zip collar ,and thumbholes help keep you warm until you warm up from activity, and even then I usually don’t get too warm where I have to take it off before I get back home. I also love the big hoodie-style pocket and that it zips securely on both ends — it is more than enough room for a large phone, keys, snacks, and water if you really wanted to lug all that stuff around. And of course, the colors are all great.” —P. Flores

Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXXL and in 12 colors).

20.

A collapsible Nomader water bottle you can roll up and stow away when not in use. Just fill it up before your flight in case the drink carts take forever to come around, that way you’re not slowly dying of both dehydration and a hatred of turbulence.


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Promising review: “I got this for my upcoming hiking trip and love the quality and ease with which this can be collapsed and stored. I’m also excited to bring this on my next trip to the airport, as it will save me $7 (the average cost of a water bottle at the airport)! It’s easy to fill at a water fountain by the gate. Love this whole concept!” —Laurie Cook

Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in seven colors).

21.

A waterproof Kindle Paperwhite with a built-in adjustable light that makes reading easy wherever you go, whether it’s sunlit beaches or an overnight flight in which you can’t turn on the overhead light for fear of being hated by your aisle mates. Plus, a single battery charge lasts for weeks.


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Promising review: “I couldn’t imagine ever finding something better than my beloved Kindle PaperWhite but I did… this new version. I only bought an updated version because, after four years of excessive use (at least 20-30 hours per week), a couple of pixels have died out on my original and it’s just slowing down. So, Merry Christmas to me, a replacement PaperWhite. This one is slightly slimmer and a bit lighter, and the flush front is well worth the upgrade, All of this just makes for even more comfortable reading. I also enjoy the free cellular connectivity. Overall, an improvement on what was pretty darn perfect to begin with!” —Missouri Shopper

Get it from Amazon for $129.99.

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Computer glasses that take away the headache of staring at the in-flight entertainment screen for hours on end. These fashionable frames block out the pesky blue light seeping in from any monitor, the culprit behind mid-afternoon headaches made worse by “per my last email” responses and (in this case) watching about 17 movies in a row.


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Promising review: “I work in front of a screen all day and had recently been getting headaches due to blue light exposure. You can clearly see the change of color when you put these on, and they’ve made a world of difference for me. Plus, you can’t beat the price!” —kwatson

Get them from Amazon for $14.93+ (available in 11 colors).

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A jade roller said to promote circulation, tighten skin, and help with lymphatic drainage. You know how your feet get gloriously swollen while flying? The same thing kind of happens to your face. Use this handy tool to help remain de-puffed and feel like you’re getting a soothing facial massage at the same 👏 damn 👏 time 👏.


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Promising review: “I used this product for the first time with my face oil and it’s safe to say that I am obsessed! I put it in the freezer for a couple of hours before using and it was so refreshing. I currently have a head cold and this jade roller really helped relieve some of the pressure in my sinus areas. I suffer sever migraines and am looking forward to seeing if the roller can help relieve some of that pressure as well! My favorite part is the smaller side — I love to use it under my eyes and on my temples.” —Karlie Velvick

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

24.

Pull-on knit jeggings that have the Hannah Montana seal of approval when it comes to the best of both worlds: these combine the comfort of your favorite leggings but the more ~put-together~ appearance you’d get from wearing your most trusty denim.


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Promising review: “These pants are amazing! Perfect fit, very comfortable, and have a great stretch without becoming saggy throughout the day. It’s also made from a nice material — not thin like most stretch pants. I’m buying them in multiple colors.” —Shoshauna

Get them from Amazon for $20.50 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in short, regular, and tall lengths and six colors).

25.

A spray hand sanitizer that kills (destroys and obliterates) 99.99% of icky germs that cause all **cough cough, I can’t come, I’m sick** situations. I’m sorry but planes breed bacteria. Disinfect everything. EVERYTHING.


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Promising review: “Umm, this stuff is amazing. I usually hate hand sanitizer because of the way it makes my hands feel after, but this leaves zero film on your hands and it also smells delightful. I also love that it’s a spray. Easy for kiddos and adults alike!” —Rebecca Rucker

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $6.99+.

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A knit cardigan you’ll be able to slip on and off depending on the unruly temp of the airplane you’ve just boarded…although you’ll likely want to just keep this on the whole time. I have a feeling your seatmate plans on blasting the overhead AC for the duration of your flight.


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Promising review: “Love this sweater! It is now a staple in my everyday wardrobe. The material is very soft and seems a little thicker than a normal cardigan, so it works great with layering for winter outfits. I have washed it a few times and it’s held up, but I do hang-dry my clothes so they last longer. Would like to see this cardigan in more colors!” —Evangelyne Gallegos

Get it from Amazon for $28.95 (available in sizes S/M and M/L and in nine colors).

27.

Button extenders that I wish I’d purchased before inhaling my last Thanksgiving dinner. These durable babies add an extra 1″ to your waistline and are perfect for jeans that run *slightly* too tight or have shrunk in the wash.


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Promising review: “We all have those favorite pair of pants or shirts that we look absolutely great in; you gain a little weight and goodbye to those favorite pants and shirts. That was BEFORE running across this product on Amazon. That pile of clothes that no longer fit are no longer a problem because I get all the ‘extra space’ I need by applying one of these comfy things. If you are like me and have clothes that no longer fit, this product is a better investment that spending on a new wardrobe. Buy this product and tell all your friends your new secret.” —Paganni’s Ghost

Get a set of six from Amazon for $8.95 (available in three colors).

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Eye masks that will de-puff, moisturize, and brighten even the darkest of eye circles. Traveling may wreak havoc on both your sleep schedule and your complexion, but pop these on whilst enjoying your in-flight pretzels to look as if you got a full eight hours of restful sleep.


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These vegan and cruelty-free masks are plant collagen to reduce the appearance of fine lines, as well!

Promising review: “I was honestly surprised at how well these worked and I saw a visible difference. I purchased these with the intention of wearing them during a twelve hour red-eye flight. I brought them on a plane with me, scanned through TSA with no problems, and popped them on about 30 minutes before we landed. I definitely got some weird looks, but the end result was very very worth it. Definitely will be repurchasing!” —Denise Lloyd

Get a pack of 15 patches from Amazon for $12.99.

29.

A ridiculously soft hooded pullover to make it feel as if you’re lounging around at home, as opposed to hovering approximately 1 billion miles somewhere up in the air.


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Get it from Amazon for $23.73+ (available in sizes 1X–7X and in three colors).

30.

A neck pillow designed to help your head remain upright and prevent your noggin from falling down whenever you begin to snooze. Neck soreness after taking a quick airplane snooze = now gone.


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Promising review: “Awesome travel pillow! I normally have a very hard time dozing off on planes (especially as someone who prefers the aisle seat), and my head almost always drops forward when I do finally manage to sleep, ensuring I have neck pain when I wake up. This pillow totally prevented that from happening! It’s also small, compact, and lightweight compared with other neck pillows I’ve tried in the past, which helped me pack light for a backpacking trip in Southeast Asia!” —Nola

Get it from Amazon for $29.97 (available in seven colors).

This is our pick for the best midpriced travel pillow on BuzzFeed Reviews!

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An ultra soft terry jumpsuit you can easily dress up with a pair of pumps while on vacation and then — *breathes sigh of relief* — you can cab it to the airport, take off said pumps in the comfort of your economy seat (lol), and go straight to sleep. This versatile piece is that cozy.


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Promising review: “So soft and so comfortable! I love this jumpsuit. It seriously feels like you’re wearing your pajamas, which is amazing.” —Andrea

Get it from Amazon for $33.05+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in four colors).

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An elastic belt sans buckle — that way, you won’t feel a piece of metal digging into your belly button while you’re eating your delicious in-flight meal. Mmmm, fresh pasta that has definitely not been frozen for a significant amount of time.


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Promising review: “I love this! It’s perfect for pants that are a little loose in the waist, and great for travel because you never need to re-buckle!” —J. Belford

Get it from Amazon for $25.99-plus (available in sizes S–L and in five colors).

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A racerback sports bra comfy enough for sleep, but supportive enough to keep out breast friends feeling lift. Who needs underwire poking into their ribcage during an overnight flight? Not us.


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Promising review: “I have always hated bras, but they are a necessary evil for me…so I usually just stick to sports bras. I have struggled to find ones that not only fit right, but have the amount of hold and comfort I need. These are the best of all worlds! They aren’t too tight but give the right amount of support, they fit my cup size perfectly (I ordered the 3XL), and the colors work under all my clothes.” —Rachel Anderson

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in five colors).

Read more about this high-impact sports bra.

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A fleece cropped sweatshirt you’ll be able to throw on over a bralette before proceeding to board that very long flight (we’re talking multiple stops because that was the most budget-friendly option) abroad. Not only is this cozy, but it also won’t clash with any of the patterned leggings you’ve got in your wardrobe.


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Promising review: “I am OBSESSED. Literally could wear this every day.” —Brooke Mullen

Get it from Amazon for $23.75+ (available in sizes S-3X and in four colors).

Me and the solid travel pillow in this list:


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