Travel + Leisure: 37 Carry-on Essentials T+L Editors Can’t Travel Without in 2023

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By Anna Popp

These are the travel products our editors always pack from toiletries to tech.

Whether you’re taking a backpack or a suitcase, packing a carry-on requires a thoughtful approach to make sure you’re including TSA-friendly items to have by your side while traveling to your destination. Our team at Travel + Leisure are frequent fliers and experts at recommending products that can improve your entire journey.

We asked T+L editors and writers to share their favorite carry-on essentials, and they delivered helpful tips and recommendations to consider for your next trip. From noise-canceling headphones to block out all outside sounds to comfortable shoes that will keep your feet cozy, these are our 37 carry-on must-haves.

Tom Beckbe Field Hat

“I'm all about a durable hat these days, since they help me to keep cool and protected on any adventure-focused trip. This field hat from Alabama-based Tom Beckbe is easy to pack since the crown can be crushed--not every hat has that capability. It is also made from wax shelter cloth, ideal for rainy days or time spent fly fishing.” — Jacqui Gifford, Editor in Chief