5 Items You Didn’t Know You Needed in Your Carry-On This Summer

June 04, 2015

5 Items You Didn’t Know You Needed in Your Carry-On This Summer

Summer is here and many of us are daydreaming about our next traveling venture. Whether you’ve got a quick weekend getaway or a long and relaxing vacation in the works, a trip to the airport is probably in your near future. We know that traveling can be stressful at times (especially with youngsters), so spending a little extra time prepping is worthwhile if you’re hoping to sit back and relax during your flight. Luckily, VIM & VIGR is here to help! We’ve carefully curated a list of fun items that you may not have known you needed in your carry-on. Here are some of the fly-friendly products that we don’t travel without:

Baggu Weekend Bag: We all want to achieve both comfort and style while powering through the airport madness – the best place to start is with a reliable (and durable) bag. We love this timeless weekend bag for storing all of our carry-on needs, and we can always appreciate a fabric that’s able to stand up to the elements. We kind of have a feeling you’ll end up carrying this bag with you everywhere!

FRENDS Headphones: When you get stuck with the middle seat and are surrounded by snoring strangers, you’re best chance at a relatively peaceful flight is a set of amazing headphones. FRENDS allow you to block out the noise without the pain of wearing earbuds…nap time! Added bonus: they‘re available in a variety of super cute styles!

Bobble Water Bottle: One way to stay fresh and lessen the blow of jetlag is to stay hydrated. Avoid paying for overpriced water bottles at the airport by bringing your own! Empty it before going through security, of course, and thanks to its built-in and replaceable carbon filter, you can purify any tap water you fill it with.

Ban.do Mobile Charger: Packing an external charger will help you to stay connected while you travel. From checking in with family and friends to capturing each moment of your adventure, you’ll be glad you brought it along to help your phone last throughout the day. We love that this mobile charger is compact and is available in chic designs that won’t cramp your summer style.


VIM & VIGR Compression Socks: From sprinting through airport terminals to sitting for hours on end, traveling can get pretty strenuous on your legs and feet. Stay comfy during your travels with VIM & VIGR’s compression socks, which provide all the circulatory benefits of compression while staying on trend with playful patterns and colors. We recommend our breathable nylon collection, with options for men and women.

There you have it – five amazing (dare we say life changing?) items that make for a smoother, more relaxing trip. Did we miss any of your in-flight essentials?

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Sizing, Fabric & Compression Levels Guide

Size Chart:

We have a different sizing chart depending on the type of compression garment. Please consider your foot and calf circumference when choosing your size.

If you're in between sizes, ask yourself a few questions:
What is my body type? Will I be more comfortable in a size up or down? Take your body type into consideration when choosing a size especially if you're in between sizes.

VIM & VIGR Size Chart




Fabric Collections:


  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Excellent for athletic use
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 91% Nylon/9% Spandex


  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Moisture-wicking fabric to draw sweat and moisture off of the skin
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 83% Moisture-wick Nylon/17% Nylon


  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and premium cotton
  • Composition: 48% Cotton/42% Nylon/10% Spandex


  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability and moisture-wicking properties
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and fine Merino wool
  • Light-cushioned sole
  • Composition: 40% Merino wool/45% Nylon/15% Spandex

Garment Care:

Machine wash after each wear, delicate and cold.

Air dry is preferred to maintain the elasticity and quality of fabrics.

Compression Levels:

Compression garments are made in a variety of support levels, each of which is designed to address different needs. These levels are most commonly expressed in millimeters of mercury (abbreviated as mmHg). Generally, graduated compression is displayed in ranges. The higher the numerical value, the stronger the support level indicated. For example, a 20-30 mmHg garment will offer more support and feel tighter than a 15-20 mmHg garment.

All of VIM & VIGR’s products are offered in 15-20 mmHg compression level and select styles are available in 20-30 mmHg.

VIM & VIGR Compression Levels

How to put on compression socks:

Slip your arm into the sock until your fingers reach the toes. Your palm should be resting in the sock's heel. 

Starting at the cuff, fold the sock over until it meets the heel. Make sure to fold the sock onto itself.

With the sock still inverted, pull the foot of the sock firmly onto your foot. Make sure your toes are securely in the toe pocket. Starting with the cuff, gradually roll the sock up.

Adjust so that your heel is properly positioned in the heel pocket and the cuff sits below the knee. Make sure the cuff is not pulled up too high.