Our Favorite Travel Accessories

March 29, 2018

Our Favorite Travel Accessories

With travel season upon us, it’s time to start thinking about packing for upcoming trips. We’re always looking for ways to stay healthy and prepared, no matter how long or far the journey. Our team at VIM & VIGR includes a few seasoned travelers – we asked them to share their must-have travel accessories.

Our Travel Essentials:

  1. A big tote. Everyone needs a bag that can hold everything you need in the air and on the road. Stuff magazines, toiletries, prescriptions and snacks in this bag for easy access. Prefer something with a zipper? Try this travel satchel!
  2. Travel tubes for toiletries. These Humangear GoToobs are the perfect size for carry on, plus they have suction cups to keep them handy in the shower.
  3. A giant scarf. Perfect to spice up an outfit or act as a blanket or pillow on the plane. For maximum comfort, choose a big one like this.
  4. A dependable water bottle. There’s nothing worse than that dry, stuffed-up feeling you get on the plane. Plus, staying hydrated helps prevent DVT and will help you hit the ground running once you arrive at your destination. We like this insulated, beach-themed water bottle.
  5. Quality headphones. For long flights, there’s little more important than noise-canceling headphones to help you relax (or just hear your movie!).  Or, if conserving space is a priority, try a wireless version.
  6. Healthy plane snacks. Travel can present unexpected delays – and long travel days can easily mess up your diet. Pack a few healthy snacks like protein bars, nuts and dried fruit, healthy crackers, cheese sticks or sturdy fresh fruit (like apples or oranges).
  7. Compression socks. Of course, we think no one should ever embark on a journey without a pair of VIM & VIGR compression socks. Not only will our therapeutic threads keep your legs feeling energized, but they’ll help prevent conditions like DVT.

Other tips from the team:

  • Be sure to pack your toiletries, makeup, a hairbrush and prescriptions in your carry on! There’s no telling when a flight delay might throw off your plans.
  • Remember your chargers! It’s disappointing to run out of battery on your tablet mid-flight or have your phone die as you land at your destination. (We love this organizer to keep all the chargers straight!)
  • Keep hand sanitizer and gum handy. When you break out your plane snacks, you don’t want to ingest unnecessary germs too. And, gum is always important for take off and landing.
  • Choose magazines for reading material. Not only are articles broken into shorter sections for easy reading, but magazines can also be recycled once you’re through reading – making your bag lighter on the way home!

What are your travel must-haves? We’re constantly searching for new ideas to make our travels smoother and more organized! Comment below with your recommendations.





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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.

Size Chart - VIM & VIGR Fashionable Compression Legwear

Sleeves & Tights

 

Fabric Collections:

NYLON

  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Excellent for athletic use
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 82% Nylon/18% Spandex

MOISTURE-WICK NYLON

  • 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: 75% Moisture-wick polyester/13% Nylon/12% Spandex

COTTON

  • 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

MERINO WOOL

  • 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.