Pack Smart

The Helium II Jacket is built for flash-storm protection and folds down into the size of a granola bar. Carry this lightweight, completely waterproof jacket for unexpected rain showers. It’s so light that you’ll probably forget it’s stuffed in your bag. (OutdoorResearch.com, $150)

The Travel Halo’s unique design lets you sleep comfortably while sitting up; the small pillows located on the sides keep your head from swaying side to side. The Halo is small, compact and weighs only 2.5 ounces. In its carrying pouch, the pillow fits in your pocket. (TheTravelHalo.com, $29.99)

World’s Lightest by It Luggage gives travelers the option to pack more, with its unique flat packing base, and avoid excess baggage fees because of its lightweight design. (ItLuggage.com, starting at $60)

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