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The holidays are coming, and so are the coldest temperatures. This doesn’t mean travel ends, but in fact, it’s the right time to either strike off people on your gift list or buy up items for your winter trips. See what the readers were loving this month! (And because it was just Black Friday, we’re also including the top faves for even more gift ideas!)




Shop Sizes 14-32: Walmart | Roamans


Roamans Turtleneck Plus Size Sweater Dress


Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean dresses aren’t an option! The Roamans sweater dress is stylish, comfortable, and great for a cold-weather trip where you need a bit of polish (European trips, perhaps?). It comes in two cute colors and in sizes 14-32.


Check out these top reader recommended stylish and cozy winter dresses




Shop Sizes XS-XL (Regular, Petite, & Tall): TargetLands’ End


Lands’ End Wanderweight Ultralight Packable Down Coat


A great combination of style and practicality, the Lands’ Ends packable down coat is warm due to the 800-fill power down, yet lightweight enough to squeeze into its own pocket. It’s also water-resistant, super flattering, and can be worn with dressier or more casual items.

This comes in a variety of sizes, such as regular XS-XL, petite XS-XL, and tall S-XL.




Shop: Nordstrom | Cole Haan


Cole Haan Hampshire Waterproof Ankle Boots


Reviews say the Cole Haan Hampshire is a high-quality boot for the price. And that it’s super comfortable and classic-looking. We couldn’t agree more! 

It’s also waterproof and has a chic brass buckle on the back to accentuate your winter outfits.


Find out our readers’ picks for the best black ankle boots for traveling!




Shop: Macy’s | Target


Baggallini Memphis Convertible Backpack


Baggallini is one of the top brands for bags (just check out our review on them), and readers have given the seal of approval to the Memphis convertible backpack! It’s very lightweight, is water-resistant, and has RFID protection. 

And the best part? You can wear it as a backpack or a sling. At 10”, It’s the perfect personal item if you don’t need to transport a laptop.




Shop: Macy’s


Macy’s Charter Club Cashmere Oversized Scarf


One vital accessory you can’t forget during winter is a scarf! It’ll keep your body or neck warm against the elements, and one fave this month is the Macy’s cashmere scarf. It’s large enough to act as a shawl or a typical scarf and is stylish to go with any outfit. 

And with the soft cashmere against your neck, you will feel toasty at all times!



Honorable Mentions


While they didn’t quite make the top five, these standout items definitely deserve a shoutout, too!




Shop Athleta: Sizes Regular 0-26 | Tall 0-16 | Petite 0-14


Athleta Endless High Rise Pant


The Athleta Endless pants keep appearing on readers’ top lists for the best travel pants. They’re stretchy and soft and look amazing both casually with white sneakers and dressed up with loafers

These versatile pants are great for travel or everyday wear! They come in regular sizes 0-26, tall sizes 0-16, and petite sizes 0-14




Shop Sizes XS-XL: Quince


Quince Crewneck Cashmere Sweater


A consistent bestseller, the Quince cashmere sweater offers great value for the price. It’s also cute, soft, and versatile, pairing well with skirts, pants, and fleece-lined leggings! Not to mention, how warm cashmere is, period!

It comes in 19 colors, too!! So, the options are endless. You can grab this in sizes XS-XL.


Readers have shared their favorite women cashmere sweater styles that are just as chic as they are cozy. Check them out!




Shop: AllbirdsREI


Allbirds Wool Runners Mizzles


You don’t need to be restricted to boots right now, as the Allbirds Mizzles are water-resistant and made of soft merino wool, so they don’t hold odors and keep feet relatively cozy. These runners are always on readers’ lips for a reason! They’re versatile and comfortable for travel. 

If you want a roster of waterproof sneakers, check out our top roundup here




Shop Eddie Bauer: Regular XS-XXL | Petite XS-XL | Tall M-XXL | Plus 1X-3X


Eddie Bauer MicroTherm® 2.0 Down Hooded Jacket


If you love Eddie Bauer as much as we do, see a full review on their rain jackets and a review about their popular shirts!

And, of course, we can add the MicroTherm 2.0 down jacket to that mix of the best. Readers love this for the 800-fill power, and it’s windproof, with a DWR coating to keep out water and snow. 

For a puffer jacket, it also has a flattering shape and more room in the chest area! We love the inclusive sizing most, as this is available in regular sizes XS-XXL, petite sizes XS-XL, tall sizes M-XXL, and plus sizes 1X-3X.


 Here’s a list of the best packable down jackets for travel – so you can stay warm on your next trip!



Black Friday Hits


It was just Black Friday Weekend, and while some things may be back to full price, you may still need some extra gift ideas. Take a gander at what were some of the biggest hits with readers!




Shop: Walmart | Target


Apple AirTags – 4 Pack


This Apple AirTags is raved about by TFG readers constantly. You simply connect it to the Find My app, and it’ll track any belonging with incredible precision – even if you’re on a different continent! As long as someone else’s iPhone is close to your AirTag, encrypted Bluetooth technology will help you track your belongings in the app. 

You can also have the AirTag play a loud sound to find your bag in a sea of others or put it in lost mode to get notified of its location whenever it’s detected in the Find My network. It’s both water and dust-resistant, and the battery lasts over a year, so it’s perfect for long trips or just day-to-day use! Note that these are only compatible with Apple devices.


Take a look at some more of our readers’ favorite Black Friday scores in the main article here!




Shop: Target | Walmart


Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Earbuds 


The Bose noise cancelling earbuds were a huge hit over Black Friday! They make great gifts, and there are three different sizes of ear tips to choose from so that you can ensure a proper fit. And the lithium-ion battery lets you enjoy up to 6 hours of wireless listening per charge. 

Ever since I had the baby, I haven’t been able to sacrifice the space for my Bose QuietComfort 35 II, so these earbuds look like the perfect new travel companion! They’re much more compact and travel-friendly, so they quickly found their way into my basket! 

Side note: If your child will be enjoying entertainment via a device, a set of specialized headphones will fit better, and kid-designed listening accessories have a safe listening function built in so the volume doesn’t go past 85db. This pair is cute and appropriate for ages 2 and up.




Shop: Away


Away 21” The Carry On


Readers have said that Away makes some of the best hard carry on luggage, and the The Carry-On” 21 is a particular favorite. It has a sturdy polycarbonate hard shell that’s reported to rarely show any signs of use, even after lots of rigorous travel. It’ll fit in the overhead bins of most major airlines, and you can fit SO much inside, especially with the mesh zippered compartment on one side and the compression system on the other. It comes with a water-resistant laundry bag, and there’s even an option to add a USB charger! 

Read more about the hugely popular brand Away in our review about their luggage and their bags!



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What new items did you discover in November? Feel free to share your finds with us! And If you enjoyed reading about the latest and greatest travel products from the TFG community, check out our Reader Must Haves posts published every month! You can view the items featured in previous months here.





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