Amazon Prime Day 2022 runs from midnight July 12 to 11:59 PM on July 13. This is your chance to upgrade your travel gear or grab a deal on an item you’ve had your eyes on. Prime Day covers all categories, from electronics, beauty products, clothing, and gear. To help you bag a bargain, we’ve put together a selection of some of the best travel items in this year’s sale.
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The best travel gear product deals on Amazon Prime Day 2022
Memory foam travel pillow: $18.99 (save $6)
Buying the right travel neck pillow is an absolute game-changer. Made with memory foam and extremely soft silver fox textured plush velour, this pillow fits both adults and kids and comes with an easy-to-use zipper. It’s breathable, comfortable, and provides perfect support for the head and neck.
Travel laptop backpack: $39.99 (save $15)
This backpack is exclusively designed for plane travel. The TSA friendly travel laptop backpack unfolds at a 90 to 180 degree angle, allowing the laptop to stay flat without you needing to remove it. It also has a USB charging port and built-in charging cable so you can charge your devices while on the go.
SwissGear rolling suitcase: $87.67 (save $42.32)
The rolling suitcase is a staple of travel, whether you’re going on a long-haul trip or a weekend jaunt. The SwissGear rolling suitcase is both stylish and efficient, with multiple front panel pockets, a removable wet bag, and a packing pocket for smaller items and accessories.
Coollife three-piece luggage set: $189.99 (save $110)
Perfect for the whole family, this three-piece luggage set is made of lightweight yet durable material. The 20-inch, 24-inch, and 28-inch suitcases that come with the set can be put inside each other for convenient storage when you’re not traveling. Each suitcase comes with interior mesh zip pockets and an option to upgrade to a TSA lock.
Kenneth Cole Reaction three-piece luggage set: $143.07 (save $156.92)
The Kenneth Cole Reaction three-piece luggage set has everything you need for a family getaway. Each has main compartments with tear-resistant lining, double-sided packing, and a zippered organization pocket, while the exterior has a push-button retractable trolley handle for ease of use. It’s also made with durable, lightweight ABS material with corner guards that absorb shock.
TSA approved luggage locks: $10.89 (save $6.47)
Luggage security is key while traveling. You never know who might grab your suitcase off of the baggage claim belt — accidentally or otherwise — so it’s better to be safe than sorry. Enter TSA-approved luggage locks. These small locks work perfectly on backpacks, bags, briefcases, and all other types of luggage, and allow you to set your own three-digit combination.
Passport holder in multiple colors: $8.99 (save $1)
There’s nothing quite as terrifying as losing your passport before boarding your flight — or anytime, really. The Fintie Passport Holder is a synthetic leather holder that helps you keep track of your most important documents. There are also slots for business cards, credit cards, and boarding passes.
Fashionable fanny pack in multiple colors: $18.99 (save $4)
Fanny packs have come back as an essential accessory for smart travelers since the fanny pack golden years of the 90s. This water-resistant fanny pack comes with a flexible strap and multiple pockets, perfect for holding phones, wallets, keys, passports, cosmetics, and other small items. There are even separate slots for storing credit cards and a passport. In addition to its obvious airport and travel benefits, the fanny pack is also great for hiking and other outdoor activities.
Best deals on remote work gear during Amazon Prime Day 2022
JBL Tune 230 Headphones: $59.99 (save $40)
A word to the wise: There’s more to the Bluetooth-enabled, in-ear headphone universe than AirPods. The JBL Tune 230 Headphones put AirPods to shame on three accounts: unbeatable active noise cancellation, four mics built in to optimize audio quality on calls, and an incredible “speed charge” feature that gives you two hours playtime with just 10 minutes of charging. On a normal charge, the JBL Tune 230s last up to 40 hours, or eight hours if you have noise-canceling enabled the whole time.
What sold us on this pair as the perfect travel and remote work headphones is a setting called Ambient Aware, which dials in surrounding noise on-demand so that you don’t miss important announcements on a plane, train, or elsewhere. If you spend time working in cafes, coworking spaces, or other crowded work hotspots, there’s no better option for noise-canceling in-ear headphones than the JBL Tune 230.
Google Pixelbook Go Chromebook: $775 (save $75)
Google has made a major play at Apple’s MacBook line over the past few years, undoubtedly gunning for its reign as the preferred laptop of remote workers and digital nomads. The Google Pixelbook Go Chromebook, on sale now for $775, is its best attempt yet. The Pixelbook Go is designed for those who move about, and with a 13.3-inch screen and 128GB of memory, you get a laptop with enough space for your professional and personal life that is small enough to fit in the laptop sleeve of your travel backpack.
Nest Mesh WiFi Point – Wi-Fi extender and smart speaker: $94 (save $56)
Mesh Wi-Fi routers are ideal for remote workers because they take your existing home network and allow you to divide it up around the house. This eliminates dead zones, and can even allow you to work outside on a nice day with the same bandwidth as if you were sitting directly under your router. Google Nest is our go-to mesh router and it’s on sale right now for $94 (save $56). These routers can be set up in minutes and are smart-home enabled, meaning they can boost the productivity of devices throughout your household.
Nest WiFi Router and 2 Points – Mesh Router for Wireless Internet
Of course, you need the Google Nest router to enable the mesh access points. If you don’t already have one, this deal combines the router with two points that you can set up anywhere in your home. Your remote work setup has never been faster.
Best wellness and body product deals during Amazon Prime Day 2022
Yoga starter kit: $49.99 (save $10)
This yoga starter kit is ideal for not only a beginner yogi, but for those who actively practice and needs to upgrade their gear. The bundle comes in various colors from classic black to fuchsia pink. The well-padded mat comes with a strap, and the good-value kit includes two yoga blocks, two towels, and a strap.
Set of leak proof silicone travel bottles: $12.74 (save $14.25)
A package like this will make you one organized traveler. The kit includes 21 containers of various shapes and sizes. TSA-approved and 100 percent leak-proof, the silicon containers are perfect for shampoo, body wash, creams, and perfume.
Water-resistant toiletry bag: $15.99 (save $14)
This sleek, roomy, water-resistant toiletry bag is chic and super practical. The baby pink eco-leather is also very durable, and is ideal for a weekend away or a longer vacation.
Essential oil travel set: $17.99 (save $5)
Tea tree, lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, lemongrass, orange, jasmine, sandalwood, chamomile, and vetiver essential oil kit for $17.99. What a steal. The calming set is ideal for use in diffusers, humidifiers, aromatherapy, or for pressure points to relax during travel.
Contoured eye mask: $19.99 (save $10)
Manufactured with memory foam, this soft and comfortable eye mask is ideal for restless travelers. Although it blocks out light, its 3D mold allows space for blinking. It has an adjustable strap which is easy to adjust.
Best outdoor gear deals during Amazon Prime Day 2022
Solar-powered collapsible lantern and USB charger: $19.99 (save $10)
A solar-powered lantern will never not be handy — especially since it collapses to the size of a hockey puck. There are plenty of solar lanterns on the market, but we particularly like this one for two reasons: it provides up to 10 hours of light, and it doubles as a solar charger for any device via a USB port. It’s also useful in case of unexpected power outages.
Suunto 9 Baro GPS Smartwatch: $399 (save $200)
Our outdoor editor bought her first fitness tracking watch years ago on a whim, but now, she never hikes or mountain bikes without it. Being able to see your elevation, distance, and heart rate stats as you cycle up a hill or make your way on foot to a summit helps you gauge your pace, ultimately building constancy and endurance. You can also use it to track your hikes, upload hikes and follow the maps from your watch, track your sleep, and much more. The Suunto 9 Baro is an especially useful choice as it has a battery life of up to seven days, plus 80 sport modes and a barometer to accurately gauge your elevation changes (useful in nearly all mountain sports). It’s a great discount at nearly half off and a useful tech buy on Amazon Prime Day 2022, even if you only wear it while working out.
An inflatable stand-up paddleboard with backpack case: $209 (save $91)
If you’re an occasional paddleboarder who paddles mostly on flat water and calm ocean, as opposed to rivers or rapids, do yourself a favor and spend the $200 on this full paddleboard kit. It includes everything you need to get out on the water, including the board and paddle, a hand pump, an ankle leash, and a backpack carrying case to make it easy to carry on short hikes out to your favorite lake. It’s not the fanciest paddleboard available, but it’s sturdy, highly reviewed, and easy to transport. At almost $100 off the normal price, it’s a great Amazon Prime Day 2022 deal if you want to treat yourself without breaking your budget.
LifeStraw water filter with hanging gravity bag: $25.95 (save $25)
This is our outdoor editor’s favorite Amazon Prime Day 2022 deal for any backpackers or campers. Hikers and campers already know they need to carry a water filter to cut down on backpack weight and rehydrate during multi-day trips, but walking back and forth to your water source to fill one water bottle at a time is a real time suck. This water filter with a gravity bag solves that: just fill the giant bag, hook up the filter, hang it from a tree, and you’re all set. You can use it to fill bottles, wash dishes, brush your teeth, or even do a quick rinse. It also weighs next to nothing, so it’s easy to carry. It’s a heck of a good deal at 45 percent off.
Four-bike car rack: $99.99 (save $100)
It’s time to get your bike out of your car — and tire marks off your car’s upholstery. This is a heck of a good deal for cyclists, especially if you want to run bike shuttles with your friends. The rack works for both road bikes and mountain bikes (though as with many racks, you may need a bar adapter for some full-suspension mountain bikes). Buyers report that the rack is sturdy and bikes are easy to mount. You’ll need a hitch on your car to mount the rack and be sure to check the max weight rating for your car (usually in the user manual) before mounting four heavy bikes.
By the way: this is a limited deal, so only a certain number of racks are available. If you’re at all on the fence, we advise buying it while you can — you can always return it for free later with Amazon Prime.
Telescope with a phone mount and hands-free photo shooting: $140 (save $160)
If you’ve ever wanted to peer up at the night sky to spot constellations, planets, and even rocket launches, now’s your chance. This freestanding telescope kit (which also includes the telescope plus a carrying case and multiple lenses) is one heck of an Amazon Prime Day 2022 deal if you’re fascinated by space. Our favorite feature is the built-in cell phone mount and wireless photo-taking capabilities, so you don’t have to worry you’re going to blur your carefully focused shots by tapping the shutter button.
Mesh beach bag with tons of pockets: $21 (save $9)
This roomy beach bag fits much more than you’d expect — certainly more than a backpack — and has a half-dozen external pockets to organize small items like sunblock, sunglasses, or cell phones. The best part, of course, is that it’s made from durable mesh, completely eliminating the risk of getting sand in your bag. Shake it out once you’ve packed up after your beach day, and you’re good to go.
Complete at-home slacklining kit: $39.97 (save $15)
If you thought slacklining was the purview of hippies and expert yogis only, think again. Slacklines are a great way to build balance and core strength and increase your mental focus. Once you have one set up, you can pop on it for just a few minutes at a time since you don’t need to take it down after every use (though you may want to take it down in heavy snow). Slacklining is easier than it looks, especially if you follow some of the beginner techniques for learning to stand. This kit comes with the slackline as well as tree protectors and a ratchet kit to keep it tight, but the “complete” kit (at a similar discount) also includes a hand rope, which can be helpful for beginners.
Ultralight two-person backpacking tent: $204 (save $75)
Many of the items on sale for Amazon Prime Day 2022 are generic brands, which is why it’s nice to see this technical, highly rated two-person backpacking tent from established outdoor brand ALPS Mountaineering on sale. The two-person Helix is easy to assemble and roomy enough for two, plus it has extra vestibule space under the rainfly to keep your gear dry and covered. But the best selling point is the weight: even the two-person tent is less than four pounds, which normally is only seen on tents that cost you a lot more than $204.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
In short, Amazon Prime Day is the e-commerce platform’s version of a mega-sale. It’s effectively a digital Black Friday, where all types of items are listed at huge discounts to entice shoppers to stock up on a variety of things while they are cheap. Discounted prices are listed next to the normal price, in a different color, noting the discount. You can only take advantage of Prime Day prices during the two days in which the sale takes place. After the sale is over, prices return to normal.
Prime Day came about in 2015 because Amazon wanted to celebrate its 20th birthday in a manner that would draw massive attention (and create massive profits). It has since become one of the most anticipated online retail events of the year, with shoppers able to take advantage of deals on items that touch nearly every aspect of their lives. Even books, the company’s flagship product, are steeply discounted, sometimes even free for Prime members.
Do you need to be a Prime member to participate in Amazon Prime Day?
Yes, you do. However, it’s not too late to join. What’s more, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial right now and be eligible to participate in Prime Day. Amazon Prime costs $15 per month or $139 per year. Once enrolled, you can take advantage of perks like free shipping, special deals, and the ability to participate in these special Prime Day sales.
When is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon Prime Day 2022 runs on July 12 and July 13, 2022, from midnight on the first day until 11:59 PM on the second. You can take part in the sale up until the very end, and Amazon has listed some products in advance, including AirPlay Pro Bluetooth adapters. Prime Day sales cover everything category on the site, and include products from many large vendors — and pretty much everything made or sold by Amazon directly.
Prime Day typically takes place in July, though last year’s Prime Day happened in June. Rumors abound that a second Prime Day will take place later in 2022, to offer similar deals once again to Prime members.
For comparison, here are the dates of previous Prime Day sales:
- Prime Day 2015: July 15
- Prime Day 2016: July 12
- Prime Day 2017: July 11 and 12
- Prime Day 2018: July 16 and 17
- Prime Day 2019: July 15 and 16
- Prime Day 2020: Oct. 13 and 14 (delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic)
- Prime Day 2021: June 21 and 22
How does Prime Day work?
Amazon Prime Day is a simple program: As long as you’re a Prime member, you can take advantage of all the great deals on travel products and all kinds of other gear. When you’re logged into your Prime account, you’ll see the deals pop up automatically when you look at a product, or a listing of different eligible products. Buy the product, and you automatically get the discounted price. Plus, you still get those sweet Prime perks like free shipping in just one to two days, in many cases.
What countries can participate in Prime Day?
Amazon has added more countries to its list of participants in Prime Day 2022. You can take part in Amazon Prime Day on six continents (we’re still waiting for word on when Antarctica will be accepted).
- Saudi Arabia
- United Kingdom
- United States
- United Arab Emirates