Travel accessories so compact you'll only need a cabin bag

Travel should be about spontaneity, but most of us take too much stuff. These carefully chosen products will equip you for anything and avoid the need to check in a bag

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 01 July, 2015, 8:22pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 01 July, 2015, 8:22pm

These carefully chosen products will equip you for anything and avoid the need to check in a bag next time you fly.


Sold in both microUSB and Apple Lightning versions, this steel reinforced carabiner USB charging cable (HK$310) is easy to travel with, and hard to lose. Available only from


With Bluetooth and digital noise cancelling, these earphones (HK$1,180) cut down on cables and suppress engine hum in aircraft. Available at Sony Store, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui. Tel: 28820101

Patagonia Houdini

This ultra-thin, breathable windbreaker from Patagonia (HK$480) packs down into a zipped bag smaller than an apple, and weighs just 111 grams. Ideal as a second layer in wind or rain, it's even got a loop to clip on to the outside of a bag or belt. Available at Patagonia, Level 7, Times Square, Causeway Bay. Tel: 2506 0677

Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil

It clips to a belt loop and weighs just 68 grams, but this surprisingly comfortable rucksack (HK$299) is ideal for day trips and city tours. Available from


Replacing a camera body with a phone and making the super-zoom less bulky, the ILCE-QX1 (HK$2,980) is operated solely through Sony's PlayMemories app. Get it at

Rimowa Salsa Air

Weighing less than 2kg and designed to fit in an overhead compartment, this 55cm x 40cm x 20cm polycarbonate case (HK$3,880) has two netting compartments and a recessed TSA combination lock. Four wheel-spinners and both telescopic and carry handles on top make it easy to travel with.

Helinox Chair One

Collapsing into a package no bigger than a rolled-up magazine, this ultra lightweight but super-strong chair (HK$849) weighs just 835 grams, but can support a hefty 145kg. Available from