6 cringe-worthy travel tools that are actually helpful
Have you ever wanted to use a face cradle on a flight, or stay in a bubble tent, but fear the judgement of others about it? We’ve been there! But honestly, these things are way more useful than they look weird. How do we know? Our agents at Fayyaz Travels have recently tried and tested each ourselves. Below are the six probably cringeworthy travel tools we’ve tried that we found to be actually helpful. Release yourself from self-judgement and try them out!
1. Face Cradle
The Face Cradle actually makes sense. Not all people can sleep comfortably flat on their backs when in bed, which carries over when you’re on a plane. Neck pillows won’t do the trick, either, if you aren’t ever comfortable leaning backwards. With the Face Cradle, you get to bury your face forward to sleep. It comes in pretty huge sizes, too. But take note: a bigger size may prevent the passenger in front of you to recline his seat completely, so you might want to talk to them first about it.
2. Povinmos travel pillow
The Povinmos travel pillow has a similar concept to the face cradle, but with extra points. This ergonomic travel pillow is pretty close to recreating lying in bed. It allows you to sleep while leaning forward without actually having to strap the pillow on your seat. The pillow is shaped in such a way that it can be hugged with a soft place to rest your head and arms while leaning forward. It’s inflatable which makes it easy to slot into your hand luggage. The only hurdle with it is that you have to pump it with air on your flight before using it. So only use it when other passengers are not moving around!
3. GoGirl urination device
GoGirl is a travel tool for women that can be used anywhere, whenever necessary. The device is designed to help women pee while standing up. Super cringe, but incredibly useful! It’s great because not only can you use it on a plane, you can also take it during a camping trip or when travelling to an area with a reputation for being unclean. Because it can be cleaned after every use, it is reusable — and dare we say it — sustainable, too.
4. Tush Wipes
If you are looking for some eco-friendly alternative to toilet papers, then Pure Touch’s Tush Wipes is your answer. These flushable wipes not only cleans your behind but it also moisturizes, providing that extra layer of security. Since it is flushable, it doesn’t pose a threat to clogging the toilet. This makes it environmentally savvy, and not to mention, super convenient for others using the toilet after you.
5. Travel bidet
Bidets have become the standard reflecting how good an establishment’s restroom facility is. Not all first world countries have them, despite being high-tech. So while carrying a disposable water bottle is not considered very eco-friendly, carrying a travel bidet is. This reusable device will serve as your travel-sized personal bidet. The purpose of this invention is actually very clear, but some airports may not allow you into the plane with it if there is water inside it. So weigh your decision wisely first before
6. Disposable aeroplane seat covers
Commercial aeroplanes are, alas, a mode of public transport. This renders the transfer of bacteria inevitable, since different types of people sit on its seats on a regular basis. This is where disposable seat covers come into place. It’s not bad if you need to have clearly defined boundaries in-flight for your peace of mind. Seat covers are definitely going to get you stares, but remember, it’s the ensuing comfort and safety that ultimately counts. And if you have the budget for it, you can even get a customised reusable one for yourself.