Accessories tend to lean more towards the smaller side of carry items. But don’t let their compact forms fool you. Though they may sometimes fly under the radar compared to larger pieces, they’re big on functionality. Working quietly in the background to ensure your day-to-day or travel carry needs are met with minimal fuss. Our Best Accessory finalists successfully fulfil a range of needs with well-considered designs, but which one offers a particularly dialed-in performance?

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The Brown Buffalo Dopp Kit

The Brown Buffalo Dopp Kit is a versatile pouch that keeps smaller items in check and within easy reach. From storing toiletries to travel essentials to EDC and work tools, the Dopp Kit works equally well as a standalone pouch or inside a larger bag. The Dopp Kit is made in California with leftover fabric to reduce waste, and comes in a choice of water-resistant and durable fabrics.

The Brown Buffalo Dopp Kit

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Everyman Hideout Travel Pillow

Traveling is tiring, and being able to catch some shut-eye along the way is important for staying alert and active. The Everyman Hideout Travel Pillow helps you do that with its self-inflating design and comfortable memory foam core. The pillow is made with a durable ripstop base and comfortable microfiber top for years of enjoyable use. It’s also washable and packs down small for easy storage in your luggage.

Everyman Hideout Travel Pillow

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Slughaus Self-Healing Wolverine Pack

Punctures are a pain to deal with in your carry. But not so with the Slughaus Self-Healing Wolverine Pack. Simple heat and friction from your fingers will fix punctures in the bag’s innovative fabric. But the Wolverine Pack doesn’t stop there. The exceptionally lightweight and weather-resistant build combined with a highly packable design makes this a handy day bag for storing in your luggage, car or larger everyday bag when you want additional flexible carry at the ready.

Slughaus Self-Healing Wolverine Pack

 

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Matador NanoDry Towel

Matador’s NanoDry Towel combines a host of travel-friendly features in a nanofiber towel. Lightweight, packable and easily portable, the towel includes a travel case with a carabiner to keep the towel away from the rest of your gear. The highly absorbent and quick-drying towel features an antimicrobial coating and is machine washable, with a snap loop on the towel for easy hanging too.

Matador NanoDry Towel

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Bellroy Work Folio

The Bellroy Work Folio brings calm to cluttered work and EDC essentials with its thoughtful organization and elegant aesthetics. Available in A4 and A5 sizes to accommodate diverse loads, the Work Folio offers a choice of storage options for tech devices, cards, notebooks or documents, cables, a pen and more. For added versatility, it can also double as a handy organizer for travel essentials. And with its premium environmentally certified leather and durable construction, it will look suave in any setting for years to come.

Bellroy Work Folio

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Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones II

The QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones II combine superior noise-cancelling technology with the Google Assistant built in. So you can enjoy music, receive texts, manage day-to-day tasks now more simply by pressing and holding a button and issuing voice commands. The headphones are designed with long-term durability and maximum user comfort in mind, and offer up to 20 hours of battery life before requiring a recharge.

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones II

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Gravel Explorer Toiletry Bag

Tired of rummaging in your toiletries for specific items? The Gravel Explorer Toiletry Bag solves this problem with a wide choice of pockets and a convenient clamshell opening. The pockets keep individual items within easy reach, including waterproof pockets that are ideal for storing toothpaste, shampoo and other liquids in the event of accidental spills. The toiletry bag also includes a strap for easy hanging wherever your trips take you. And with its rugged, water-resistant build this toiletry kit will embrace the demands of travel and keep on going.

Gravel Explorer Toiletry Bag

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BioLite SunLight

The BioLite SunLight provides easily portable illumination on the go, with an integrated solar panel that removes the need to carry batteries. The compact design can be stored in a bag or secured to the exterior, or alternatively held by hand. It can also be charged through the solar panel or via micro USB depending on your needs and environment. The water-resistant SunLight offers up to 100 lumens and a run time of up to 50 hours. It includes red night light and dimmable white options, in addition to further color options in Party Mode.

BioLite SunLight

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Peak Design Capture V3

Peak Design’s innovative Capture keeps your camera rigidly stable yet quickly accessible on the go with a simple click of a button. It features two components, a metal clip that can attach to any backpack strap, bag or belt, as well as an Arca tripod-compatible plate that screws into the camera base. The Capture can support loads over 200 lbs. (90kg), making it suitable for a diverse range of camera setups. V3 offers a variety of useful updates, including a smaller and lighter design, an all-metal construction with a smooth machined and anodized finish, and a comfortable ergonomic feel.

Peak Design Capture V3

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Magpul DAKA

Magpul’s DAKA pouches combine rugged reliability with sleek versatility to handle a variety of EDC or travel organization needs. The pouches come in a choice of sizes to suit different loads and are made with tough reinforced anti-slip polymer fabric, welded seam construction and a water-repellent YKK AquaGuard® zipper. Highly weatherproof and durable, DAKA pouches also offer carabiner attachment points for easy portability and a paint pen dot matrix for labeling purposes.

Magpul DAKA

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Triple Aught Design Context Organizer

Tough, versatile and weather resistant, TAD’s Context Organizer lends itself to a diverse range of uses such as a medical kit, toiletry kit, EDC organizer, travel organizer and more. It features multiple interior organization options including mesh pockets, elastic webbing, and a zipped pocket. Additionally, it’s also expandable and can be used as a self-standing mobile workstation. And with hang straps it’s easy to secure in a range of settings for convenient access.

Triple Aught Design Context Organizer

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SuperStraps

SuperStraps are designed to relieve back, neck and shoulder tension with an innovative design that fits onto your everyday backpack. They can be quickly activated in a second with a simple pull motion and lift 27 lbs. of force off your neck. Designed to make your load feel lighter and improve your posture, the discreet SuperStraps effectively counter a variety of day-to-day carry problems.

SuperStraps

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Civilware All Terrain Bedroll

The Civilware All Terrain Bedroll is a durable, comfortable and easily portable bedroll that suits a range of environments, from picnics to backpacking and camping. The bedroll is made in the USA with water-resistant 1000D Cordura and a reverse side featuring 85% wool and 15% nylon. Tough enough for years of demanding use, this is an enticing addition to your carry setup that will help you stay warm and dry wherever adventure leads.

Civilware All Terrain Bedroll

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Heroclip

The Heroclip helps you carry and hang a variety of items with its functional and adaptable design that combines a hook and clip in one. For added functionality the design also includes a 360-degree swivel to adapt to a range of settings and uses. This versatile piece is well suited to outdoor and urban environments alike, from everyday to travel use and beyond. Attach it to bags to carry extra gear or use it to suspend gear on branches, hooks, handles, tables and more.

Heroclip

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