Spring break has become a widely accepted vacation at schools and colleges. Plan for success, before leaving on a week long vacation to exciting places around the country make sure you have gathered the supplies for your Spring Break Survival Kit. Below is a selection of items that can be taken anywhere, and used constantly. Purchasing these will really make a difference on your trip. Prices range from $6 dollars to $115.
Steripod Clip-on Toothbrush Sanitizer
Regardless of where Spring Break takes someone they will have a toothbrush with them, wherever someone may be… a hotel, resort, or a rented home the bathroom is one of the dirtiest places they will come across. Steripod Clip-on Toothbrush Sanitizers are the answer to fighting a dirty restroom. What looks to be nothing more than a plastic clam shell is really the ultimate way to keep one’s toothbrush clean. The use of thymol vapor technology helps eliminate bacteria on a level seen in drugs such as penicillin. The Steripod Clip-on Toothbrush Sanitizer lasts 3 months, and it can work with either regular or electric toothbrushes. Available on Amazon for $6.
Nalgene Water bottle
“Your bottle for life” the slogan of a company that has designed and manufactured water bottles since the 1970’s. Every bottle is extremely durable and suitable for keeping drinks cool. Now the people at Nalgene are giving their customers the tools to create a design their own one-of-a-kind water bottle. Under their customize tab is an interactive design station where the customer can choose what type and color of bottle cap they want, and also the size and color of the bottle itself. Sizes range from 12oz – 32oz, and the color choices are near endless. The product itself is cheap, no bottle should cost more than $12 when all is said and done, plus every order over ten dollars ships free. Design your own bottle here.
Anker Astro 3E
Travel is a smartphone’s worst nightmare, and no phone is capable of providing navigation after being used for in transit entertainment. The Anker Astro 3E external battery is the affordable Holy Grail for anyone’s travel needs. This compact device, no larger than today’s smartphone, holds 10,000mAh and that allows the Anker Astro 3E to recharge a phone four times. Available in black or white, this device is a must have for anyone looking to take their phone on a long haul. The Anker Astro 3E is available through Amazon for as low as $23.99.
Topo DOPP Kit
All too often I hear of someone over-packing for a vacation. For a week’s worth of travel some find they cannot go without multiple shirts, trousers, shoes, swimsuits, hats, and toiletries. Decades ago someone had the bright idea to create a smaller version of a duffle bag for toiletries. Today, this invention has been duped the dopp kit. Dopp kits come in all fabrics, sizes, and shapes but when tasked when finding the ultimate dopp for our readers my results were conclusive. The Topo Dopp Kit is the ideal dopp kit for any young man. Made of 1000d cordura fabric that is coated with water-resistant pack cloth this is the dopp that everyone should have on spring break. The Topo Dopp Kit’s triangular design allows the owner to set the dopp upright, and still provides easy access for everything needed. No shelf or counter space? Well, a parachute cord handle allows the user to hang the dopp kit from any handle. With enough room to accommodate multiple toiletries, the Topo Dopp Kit can work with any lifestyle. Available on their website for $29. Come on, it’s time to ditch the plastic bag.
Is your old duffle worn from years of use, or is it just time to update your luggage? For over 40 years, Osprey has delivered a quality packs and duffles to their customers. The duffle bags of the Transporter series are made of a high quality water, odor, and tear resistant fabric. These bags are strong, but their strength doesn’t sacrifice space. Sizes of the different Transporter bags range from 40L to 130L. That’s not all, every Osprey Transporter has multiple webbed attachment points for even more gear to be attached to the exterior. Osprey understand that not everyone of their customers would want a black duffle, so in addition to offering black, a wide vary of colors such as red, blue, green, tan, orange, and grey are available. Unfortunately, Osprey doesn’t sell directly from their website, so head-on over to Amazon for your new bag.
GearGrounds has only started to recommend gear for this year’s spring break, stay tuned for more articles in the coming days tailored for trips in different locations.