Chris’ Angels: Which Travel Products Should You Pack?

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Chris' Angels are back — and they're testing out products you'd take with you on holidays or business trips to find out whether they actually improve your travel experience.

Travel humidifier and compact hair straightener

Air-O-Swiss AOS 7146 Travel Ultrasonic Humidifier - Cool Mist $49.99

Claim: A humidifier compact enough to fit into your travel bag. Just add your own water bottle, plug the unit in and enjoy clean, moist air in your room. Has an adapter so it can be used throughout North America and Europe.

Amika Mighty Mini Ceramic Styler $35

Claim: A travel-friendly 100-per-cent ceramic straightener that’s perfect for bangs, touch-ups and face-framing curls. Ceramic radiates infrared heat that is gentler on the hair, preserving moisture in the hair shaft and protecting it from damage. The floating plates adjust as you style, which allows you to go beyond straightening to create wavy or curly styles. It also prevents tugging and breaking. Made for all hair types.

Taylor's Verdict: 

Humidifier: It’s amazing! I have the clunky ones at home but I used this mini one with my sick daughter last night. It fits on her bedside table. It’s easy to clean and the water lasts.

Straightener: If you've already straightened your hair it's perfect for touch ups. It's not good if you have to straighten your entire head. For me that would take forever. Some women or men with short hair would love this! For long hair, it's better for touch ups.

Conair fabric steamer

Conair Super Steam Hand Held Fabric Steamer $49.99

Claim: You'll never have to rely on that sketchy hotel iron again with this travel steamer, which provides continuous steam to keep your clothes looking crisp.

Cher's Verdict: Love this steamer. It heated up quickly and worked very well on my clothes, my panel drapes, my flat sheets..... Yeah, I was a steaming fool! I truly appreciated the different settings, especially the continuous steam versus the manual steam. I also tried out the different attachments. I had to figure it out myself. I definitely could have used a few pointers with the crease attachment. It definitely made creases! It was a lot heavier than I thought it would be. So bringing it with me on a vacation all depends on one thing, my husband. If he comes, I'll have room to pack it in his suitcase!

inflatable travel bag

VinniBag Inflatable Travel Bag  $28

Claim: Protects single or multiple items by suspending them in an air cushion. It can accommodate wine and spirits, olive oil, gourmet treats, breakable keepsakes, perfumes, camera lenses, toiletries and more. Meets all TSA and airline requirements.

Joanne's Verdict: Pricey for what it is. It’s awkward to inflate and to get the bottle in the right place. This bag takes up a lot of room in a suitcase. Considering how baggage handlers treat your suitcase, there’s still a possibility the bottle could break! I will pass on this product and do it the old school way: put the bottle in a re-sealable bag and wrap it in a towel! I’ve never had a problem that way.

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