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The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals for Travelers in 2019

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Amazon Prime Day deals started at 3 a.m. EST on July 15, 2019.

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Amazon Prime Day deals started at 3 a.m. EST on July 15, 2019.

Amazon Prime Day takes place July 15-16, 2019. Here’s everything you need to know about the 48-hour sale.

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This article has been updated to reflect current sales and sold out items.

It’s back! Amazon Prime Day, Amazon’s annual Black Friday–like event in July started at midnight PST/3 a.m. EST on Monday, July 15, 2019, and will last for a full 48 hours for the first time ever this year. (Last year’s sale only lasted for 36 hours.) Since the annual sale—held exclusively for Amazon Prime members—started in 2015, it has grown from discounts on 100,000 items to over 1 million deals. 

Before you can start shopping, you’ll need to sign up for an Amazon Prime free 30-day trial account if you’re not already a member. (After the 30-day trial, Amazon Prime costs $119 per year or $12.99 per month.) In addition to qualifying for Prime Day deals, your membership also gets you free two-day shipping year-round, plus ongoing access to Prime Video and Prime Music.

Between July 15 and 16, sales will be rolled out throughout the 48-hour window. To get a sneak peek of what will be marked down, go to “Today’s Deals” on Amazon, click the “Upcoming” tab, and hit “Watch this Deal” to get a notification via the Amazon app when the sale starts. (You can also install the Amazon assistant in your browser to get desktop notifications.) Some deals have limited stock, so you’ll need to act quickly to make sure you get what you want.

To save you from spending the next two days scrolling through thousands of things you dont need, here are some of our favorite travel products that are actually worth buying this Amazon Prime Day. Check back here over the next two days to see AFAR’s picks for 2019’s best deals, as they’re released.

Electronics

Save more than 30 percent on electronics like the Bose SoundLink Wireless Headphones.
Bose SoundLink Wireless Headphones II
A pair of Bose wireless noise-canceling headphones will typically cost you more than $200 on Amazon, but they’re marked down 31 percent right now.
Buy Now: $159 (Was $229), amazon.com

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay P6 Portable Bluetooth Speaker


To see the full 25 percent Prime Day discount on this highly-portable 2.2 pound speaker from the Danish brand Bang & Olufsen, you'll need to add it to your cart and checkout. Want something even smaller? The Beoplay P2 speaker is only 0.6 pounds and is marked down 35 percent for Prime Day—making it just $95.
Buy Now: $268 (Was $358), amazon.com

Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader

Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite e-reader is marked down nearly $50 and also comes with a $5 e-book credit and three months free Kindle Unlimited. This upgraded version of the basic Kindle comes with its own built-in light that makes it easier to read in both full sunlight and on dimly lit airplanes.
Buy Now: $85 (Was $130), amazon.com

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Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II

You’ll always be thankful you threw a portable speaker in your bag, whether you’re on a business trip by yourself or renting a beach house with a group of friends. The Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker II is waterproof, weighs just over a pound, and delivers quality sound for less than $100.
Buy Now: $89 (Was $129), amazon.com

Apple iPad Pro

The 128GB Wi-Fi enabled iPad that was on sale for $299 on Prime Day sold out, but you can still get $280 off the last model of the Apple iPad Pro.
Buy Now: $649 (Was $929), amazon.com

SanDisk 128GB Extreme SDXC Memory Card

It’s never fun to run out of camera memory while traveling. Stock up on SanDisk’s highly rated memory cards during this sale.
Buy Now: $24 (Was $30), amazon.com

GETIHU Ultra Slim Portable Charger

A portable charger is an essential item to keep in your carry-on in case of flight delays. There are several different portable chargers in the Prime Day deals, but this charger is about the same size and thickness as an iPhone and is 25 percent off.
Buy Now: $15 (Was $20), amazon.com

EPICKA Universal Travel Adapter

This travel adapter comes with switchable plugs covering more than 150 countries, including those in the United Kingdom and EU, as well as the United States and Australia. Plus, with an AC socket, four USB ports, and one USB type C port, you can charge up to six devices at once.
Buy Now: $16 (Was $23), amazon.com

Travel Accessories

Your neck will thank you for picking up this discounted OstrichPillow Go.
OstrichPillow Go
OstrichPillow marked down all of its products 30 percent for Prime Day (and 20 percent off from July 17 to 19). Our pick is this easy-to-pack travel pillow is made from memory foam that compresses down to half its size in a bag for when you’re not using it.
Buy Now: $42 (Was $60), amazon.com

eBags 4-Piece Packing Cube Set

If you don’t use packing cubes to organize your clothes when you travel, now is the time to start. You’ll get 40 percent off eBags value set, which includes one each of its large, medium, small, and slim packing cubes.
Buy Now: $24 (Was $40), amazon.com

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AncestryDNA Genetic Test

Heritage travel is on the rise thanks to the proliferation of DNA testing kits. The kit from AncestryDNA is marked down more than 50 percent on Prime Day.
Buy Now: $49 (Was $99), amazon.com

Trtl Travel Pillow Plus

This upgraded version of Trtl’s best-selling travel pillow is fully adjustable to provide even more support for your neck during long flights.
Buy Now: $48 (Was $60), amazon.com

Camping and Outdoor Gear

Get an inflatable kayak for just $42 this Prime Day.
Intex One-Person Inflatable Kayak
This inflatable kayak set comes with an aluminum oar and a manual hand pump to make getting out on the water as easy as possible. Want to bring a friend? The two-person version is marked down to $52 for Prime Day.
Buy Now: $42 (Was $64), amazon.com

Inflatable Camping Pillow


This pillow inflates to nearly 13x17 inches and packs down into a small 2.5x4.5-inch pouch that has a carabiner so you can easily clip it to your backpack.
Buy Now: $11 (Was $15), amazon.com

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

Anyone going on days-long hikes will benefit from having a Lifestraw Personal Water Filter along. 
Buy Now: $10 (Was $17), amazon.com

MIER Leakproof Backpack Cooler

The Prime Day deals on YETI coolers expired after the first day, but this portable backpack cooler is still 45 percent off.
Buy Now: $28 (Was $50), amazon.com

Coleman 8-Person Tent

Select Coleman camping gear is on sale today, including its family-size tent that is discounted $48 at checkout.
Buy Now: $196 (Was $244), amazon.com

Travel Bags and Luggage

Save more than 50 percent off the list price of the Timbuk2 Copilot Roller Suitcase.
Timbuk2 Copilot Roller Suitcase
One of AFAR’s best luggage for 2019 picks, the small carry-on size Timbuk2 Copilot roller bag in “Midway” (a combination of subtle grays and blacks) is marked down an additional 20 percent from its sale price once you check out. 
Buy Now: $84 (Was $209), amazon.com

Travelpro Softside Luggage Set

The 72 percent discount on Samsonite's spinner suitcase set sold out, but a similar set of a 20-inch carry-on and a larger 25-inch checked bag from Travelpro is still available and marked down 68 percent.
Buy Now: $130 (Was $410), amazon.com

Gonex Ultralight Packable Daypack


Save 20 percent on this daypack, which folds up into a sandwich-size pouch so you can tuck it into your suitcase during transit. Once you arrive, it expands to fit everything from you guide books to water bottles.
Buy Now: $11 (Was $14), amazon.com

Marmot Long Hauler Travel Duffel Bag

With room for 50 liters of clothing and gear, this medium-sized duffel also has convertible backpack straps to make it easier to haul all of your stuff whether you’re camping or hopping on a plane for a weekend getaway.
Buy Now: $83 (Was $119), amazon.com

eBags Professional Slim Junior Laptop Backpack

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Several customer favorites on the eBags Amazon store are discounted this Prime Day, but our pick is this backpack that is big enough to fit a 15-inch laptop, but small enough that it’ll fit underneath the seat on an airplane. It also includes a pass-through sleeve in the back to secure it to your rolling carry-on, as well as easy-access compartments to organize everything from your passport to your chargers.
Buy Now: $65 (Was $110), amazon.com

Travel Shoes

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KEEN UNEEK Men’s Sandals

Once you checkout, you’ll see the full Prime Day discount on select colors and sizes of this closed-toe sandals that are big in Japan’s street style scene.
Buy Now: $45 (Was $100), amazon.com

ECCO Men’s Kyle Classic Sneaker


Made from leather, these sneakers are comfortable enough to walk around in all day but not too casual to wear out to dinner. Select colors and sizes are marked down 30 percent from the list price at checkout.
Buy Now: From $72 (Was $103), amazon.com

Tretorn Women’s Rawlins2 Sneaker

The $39 sale on Adidas Cloudfoam running shoes is all but sold out in select sizes and colors, but these Tretorn sneakers are comfy and come in a variety of fun colors.
Buy Now: $35 (Was $75), amazon.com

KEEN Women’s Targhee II Hiking Shoe

With 30 percent taken off the list price of these highly-rated hiking shoes, you can get select colors and sizes for as low as $70. Don't forget to pick up some Merrell hiking socks, which are also marked down for Prime Day.
Buy Now: From $70 (Was $100), amazon.com

Travel-Size Beauty Products and Toiletries

Save 30 percent on several luxury beauty brands.
Supergoop Mineral Sunscreen
Supergoop’s soothing mineral sunscreen is oxybenzone-free, comes in a TSA-friendly 2.4 ounce size, and is marked down 30 percent for Prime Day (you must check out first to see this discount).
Buy Now: $20 (Was $28), amazon.com

Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes


Natural skincare company Ursa Major has turned its bestselling 4-in-1 Essential Face Tonic into a packable wipe, so you can remove oil, dirt, and makeup while camping, on a plane, or anywhere else where you can't easily access a sink to wash your face.
Buy Now: $19 (Was $24), amazon.com

R+Co Skyline Dry Shampoo Powder

Save 30 percent on dozens of R+Co’s luxury hair products on Prime Day, including this highly rated travel-size dry shampoo. Pop it into your carry-on and use it to stay refreshed even after a red-eye flight.
Buy Now: $25 (Was $36), amazon.com

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Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 Repairing Treatment

At 3.3 ounces, this cult-favorite hair treatment fits in your carry-on toiletry kit and will help save color-treated hair from any damage you’ll do to it while swimming in drying salt water or chlorine-filled pools this summer.
Buy Now: $20 (Was $28), amazon.com

Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral SPF 50 Sunscreen Brush


Reapplying sunscreen on the go can be a drag, but this mineral sunscreen comes in an travel-friendly powder formula that can be used for touch-ups throughout the day. To see the full 30 percent discount on the list-price you must add this item to your shopping cart and check out.
Buy Now: $46 (Was $65), amazon.com

La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Hyaluronic Acid Face Mask

At less than 2 ounces, this face mask can fit in your TSA-approved toiletry kit and is formulated with hyaluronic acid to rehydrate and plump your skin after a long day of travel. You’ll see the full discount at checkout.
Buy Now: $14 (Was $20), amazon.com

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