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The most popular Amazon Prime Day deals aren't always the most expensive. Many of the most-purchased items by Condé Nast Traveler readers this week were under-$20 travel essentials. And while there were thousands of products on sale for Prime Big Deal Days, a handful of categories stood above the rest, with outdoor gear, tech products, and viral beauty favorites coming out on top.
In case you're curious what deals your fellow readers scooped up, we've rounded up the 17 most-purchased Amazon items our readers added to their carts this week—many of which are still on sale now. Below, the Amazon travel essentials our readers were after, from silk eye masks and portable mirrors to solar power charging banks.
Shop Prime Day bestsellers by category:
Top travel essentials still on sale:
- Blavor Solar Power charging bank, $29 (usually $50)
- Gutimo rechargeable hand warmers, $23 (usually $40)
- Nesugar portable garment steamer, $59 (usually $89)
This personal water filter is a great buy for any frequent hikers and was a top seller last Prime Day, too. It's been tested and reviewed by Traveler contributor Kaitlyn McInnis, who says it's the perfect solution for times when carrying around a water bottle or water filtration system isn't practical.
Many of our readers also purchased LifeStraw's Peak Series water filter. It protects your water from bacteria, microsilt, sand, cloudiness and even microplastics. Plus, it has an unlimited shelf life—so if you have to break it out years from now, it will still give you the protection you need.
Many of our outdoorsy travelers added this solar power charging bank to their carts this week. It offers campers two options to power up: a charging cable or wireless charging for Qi-enabled devices. Plus, it features a handy LED flashlight.
These high-powered headlights are made with rechargeable LED lights and have three modes to choose from depending on your activity: high, low, and red. They're perfect for outdoor adventures and are still on sale for $13.
This two-pack of rechargeable hand warmers were among our top three most purchased items this week. They stay warm for up to 12 hours and only take a few seconds to heat up.
Beauty and skincare products
On sale for $21, this foldable and rechargeable makeup mirror offers perfect LED lighting wherever you go. Hotel bathrooms don't always have the best lighting or you might be sharing one mirror on a group trip—this portable, lightweight option makes getting ready while you're traveling easier than ever.
Crest's 3D Whitestrips have racked up nearly 100,000 ratings on Amazon with an average of 4.6 stars. This bonus-pack features 44 classic whitening strips and two one-hour express treatments. The pack is no longer on sale, but based on these rave reviews, it's still absolutely worth it.
More travel accessories
Many travelers added this lightweight steamer—still on sale for $30—to their shopping carts this Prime Day. It's fairly compact and allows for up to 15 minutes of continuous steaming.
Rounding out our list of the most purchased travel essentials this Prime Day is the Case-Mate waterproof phone pouch. It's the perfect companion for days spent swimming or kayaking. If your phone accidentally falls in the water, it will stay afloat and dry. The detachable lanyard offers even greater security.