I travel a fair amount for both work and play. Enough that I consider myself a well-oiled machine when it comes to packing my one carry-on bag (a 60-liter Patagonia Black Hole duffel.) One thing that’s always evaded me, though: organizing my slew of iPhone and laptop chargers, spare batteries, and headphones. But on a recent week-long trip to the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Denver, I brought along the Thule Subterra PowerShuttle ($ 25) and it changed everything.
The PowerShuttle is simple enough. It features a burly nylon outer that mimics that of Thule’s bomber luggage. The straightforward clamshell design zips open to reveal a series of pockets and elastic straps. There aren't designated slots for specific items so you can organize your gear however you’d like. There’s easily enough room for a Lightning cord, micro USB, iPhone dongle, wall adapter, Goal Zero Flip 20 battery, and a pair of Bluetooth headphones. There’s even a slot to route a cable out the back, making it easy to charge your phone while the portable battery is safely stored inside.
When I'm traveling I don’t want to have to rummage through the depths of my suitcase to find my phone charger. The Subterra keeps me worry free, and for that, I’ll be forever grateful.