Check Out Friday's Best Amazon Deals

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As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, October 13.

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!

GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

ITRUE X6D Dual Car Dash Cam Pro Stealth Full-HD 1080P 170°Wide Angle, Night Mode, G-Sensor, WDR, 16GB MicroSD Card and Hard Wire Kit for $149.95 (list price $249.95)

Wewdigi Wireless Video Baby Monitor 2.4GHz Radio Nanny Electronic Night Vision Audio baby Security for $69.99 (list price $99.99)

Paww WaveSound 3 Bluetooth Headphones – Active Noise Cancelling Headphones with Airplane Adapter, Charging Cable & Carrying Case – Foldable Travel Headphones/Over-Ear Headphones for $99.99 (list price $149.99)

Sony a5100 16-50mm Mirrorless Digital Camera with 3-Inch Flip Up LCD (Black) for $498.00 (list price $598.00)

Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Kit with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization USM Lens (Black) for $1,499.00 (list price $1,799.00)

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote + Echo Dot for $59.99 (list price $89.98)

Panasonic HC-V770 HD Camcorder with Wireless Smartphone Twin Video Capture for $447.99 (list price $599.99)

Certified Refurbished Kindle Voyage E-reader with Special Offers, Wi-Fi for $152.99 (list price $169.99)

NEW fireCable PowerPlus | Powers Any HDMI Streaming Device from TV | Universally Compatible w/ All Streaming Devices, HDMI Streaming Sticks, Firestick, etc.. for $12.99 (list price $16.00)

Zookki Accessories Kit for GoPro Hero 5 4 3+ 3 2 1 SJ4000 SJ5000 Camera, Black - Silver for $12.99 (list price $89.99)

EACHINE E010 Mini UFO Quadcopter Drone 2.4G 4CH 6 Axis Headless Mode Remote Control Nano Quadcopter RTF Mode 2 (Green) for $20.99 (list price $39.99)

Victure Action Camera 1080P 12MP Waterproof Sports Camera 30M Underwater Diving Camera Action Cam with 170 Wide Angle and Rechargeable Battery for $39.99 (list price $79.99)

KITCHEN

GreenPan Rio 12pc Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware Set, Burgundy for $112.49 (list price $149.99)

GreenPan Lima 11" Ceramic Non-Stick Square Griddle for $29.99 (list price $39.99)

Aicok ELectric Milk Frother and Warmer, Double Wall Milk Steamer, Heater and Foamed for Coffee, Latte, Cappuccino for $38.99 (list price $99.99)

Cast Iron Cleaner. Steel Scrubber - Cookware Cleaner For Skillet, Wok, Pot, Pan | Hygenic Option to Scouring Pad | Does Not Rust like Steel Wool | Home & Camping | Protects Cookware Seasoning for $13.97 (list price $49.99)

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids Food Storage Container, 42-Piece Set, Red for $17.89 (list price $23.38)

Kitchen Utensils - 8 Piece Cooking Utensils - Nonstick Utensil Set - Silicone and Stainless Steel Kit - For Pots and Pans - Serving Tongs, Spoon, Spatula Tools, Pasta Server, Ladle, Strainer, Whisk for $24.95 (list price $79.99)

Instant Read Meat Thermometer For Grill And Cooking. UPGRADED MODEL NOW WITH MAGNET AND CALIBRATION FEATURE. Best Ultra Fast Digital Kitchen Probe. Includes Internal BBQ Meat Temperature Guide for $17.97 (list price $29.97)

Culinary Torch - Creme Brulee Torch - Kitchen Torch - Best Creme Brulee Torch - Food Torch - Cooking Torch - Cooking Blow Torch - Brulee Torch - Butane Torch For Cooking - Blow Torch (Silver) for $19.99 (list price $19.99)

Nano Towels - Amazing Eco Fabric That Cleans Virtually Any Surface With Only Water. No More Paper Towels Or Toxic Chemicals. Save Money, Clean Faster & Easier and Make Your Home Safer & Healthier 4 Ct for $24.90 (list price $34.99)

OTHERMAX Stainless Steel Kitchen Funnel with Detachable Strainer/Filter for Transferring of Liquid, Fluid, Dry Ingredients and Powder, 5-Inch Food Grade Metal Funnel for Cooking, Silver for $9.98 (list price $29.98)

bubba Envy S Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler, 24 oz. Smoke for $8.99 (list price $14.94)

FoodSaver FM2435-ECR Vacuum Sealing System with Bonus Handheld Sealer and Starter Kit, Silver for $88.98 (list price $129.99)

Kootek 42 Pieces Cake Decorating Supplies Kit with 36 Icing Tips, 2 Silicone Pastry Bags, 2 Flower Nails, 2 Reusable Plastic Couplers Baking Supplies Frosting Tools Set for Cupcakes Cookies for $9.99 (list price $16.99)

Syntus 2 Pack Adjustable Bib Apron Waterdrop Resistant with 2 Pockets Cooking Kitchen Aprons for Women Men Chef, Black for $9.99 (list price $19.99)

HOME

Oreck Commercial U2000RB1 U2000RB-1 Commercial Upright Vacuum, 120 V, Red/Gray, 12 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 47 3/4 for $128.38 (list price $265.83)

Oreck Commercial BB900DGR XL Pro 5 Super Compact Canister Vacuum, 30' Power Cord for $89.99 (list price $123.75)

Natural Lavender Mosquito Repellent Candle (Set of 3) Indoor/Outdoor -88 Hour Burn- Naturally Repels Insects with Essential Oils, Citronella Soy, Ball Mason Jar, Made in USA, from Mosquito Naturals for $39.77 (list price $39.77)

Play Teepee for Kids – 100% Cotton Canvas Portable Indoor Tent for Children – Great for Boy and Girls - By From the Avenue (Double Triangle Pattern) for $74.99 (list price $74.99)

Hoover REACT Professional Pet Plus Bagless Upright Vacuum UH73220PC for $179.25 (list price $239.00)

ThermoPro TP60 Digital Hygrometer Indoor Outdoor Thermometer Humidity Monitor with Temperature Gauge Humidity Meter, Wireless Outdoor Hygrometer, 200ft/60m Range for $17.99 (list price $39.99)

AmazonBasics Velvet Suit Hangers, 50-Pack, Ivory/Beige for $19.99 (list price $23.99)

Yimobra Bathtub and Shower Mat Extra Long Machine Washable Anti Bacterial Large 40 x W 16 Inch Clear Purple for $10.96 (list price $18.00)

Queen Size Sheet Set - 6 Piece Set - Hotel Luxury Bed Sheets - Extra Soft - Deep Pockets - Easy Fit - Breathable & Cooling Sheets - Wrinkle Free - Comfy - Purple Plum Bed Sheets - Queens Sheets - 6 PC for $35.99 (list price $75.00)

URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser 130ml Wood Grain Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Oil Diffuser with Adjustable Mist Mode Waterless Auto Shut-off humidifier and 7 Color Changing LED Lights for Home Office Baby for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

Cloth Storage Bins, MaidMAX Set of 6 Nonwoven Foldable Collapsible Organizers Basket Cubes with Dual Plastic Handles for Gift, Black for $22.99 (list price $26.00)

Cr Sleep Ventilated Memory Foam Bed Pillow with AirCell Technology, Standard, 1-Pack for $25.49 (list price $89.99)

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright Vacuum, White and Silver (NV370) for $149.99 (list price $199.99)

Handheld Vacuum, HoLife Hand held Cordless 14.8V Lithium with Quick Charge Tech and Cyclonic Suction, Black for $50.99 (list price $159.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Permanent Adhesive Backed Vinyl Sheets by EZ Craft USA - 12” x 12” - 40 Sheets Assorted Colors Works With Cricut and Other Cutters for $18.99 (list price $44.99)

BIC Xtra-Sparkle Mechanical Pencil, Medium Point (0.7 mm), 24-Count for $4.09 (list price $5.46)

TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp, Dimmable LED Table Lamp, Cool White Reading Light, Eye-caring Book Light (3-Level Dimmer, Touch-Sensitive Control, Night Light, Glossy Black, 6W) for $14.99 (list price $39.99)

Airbay Liquid Chalk Markers, Washable Pens Amazing Neon Color Pens Reversible Bullet And Chisel Tip ,Brand New Revolutionary Cap, 10 Colored for $11.92 (list price $28.96)

Rolodex Mesh Collection Stacking Sorter, 5-Section, Black (22141) for $12.49 (list price $13.89)

Shuttle Art 136 Colored Pencils, Soft Core Color Pencil Set for Adult Coloring Books Artist Drawing Sketching Crafting for $17.99 (list price $39.00)

LEPOWER Clip on Light / Reading Light/ Light Color Changeable/ Night Light Clip on for Desk, Bed Headboard and Computers (Black) for $15.99 (list price $39.99)

Sharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Black, 12 Count for $6.06 (list price $7.79)

VicTsing 2.4G Slim Wireless Mouse with Nano Receiver, Noiseless and Silent Click with 1600 DPI for PC, Laptop, Tablet, Computer, and Mac, White and Silver for $7.99 (list price $12.99)

VicTsing Mouse Pad with Gel Wrist Rest, Non-Slip PU Base Wrist Rest Pad for Gaming Typist Office, Black for $8.49 (list price $12.99)

mDesign Wall Mount/Over the Door Fabric Office Supplies Storage Organizer for Notebooks, Planners, File Folders - 4 Pockets, Gray for $12.71 (list price $14.99)

Bostitch Ascend 3 in 1 Stapler with Integrated Remover & Staple Storage, Blue (B210-BLUE) for $3.75 (list price $6.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

3-Pair Foot Peeling Mask Set By Purederm – Exfoliating Foot Peel Spa Mask For Baby Soft Skin W/ Sunflower Seed Oil & Lemon Extract – For Men & Women – Removes Dead Skin & Calluses In 2 Weeks for $11.99 (list price $11.99)

Slant Tweezers - TweezerGuru Professional Stainless Steel Slant Tip Tweezer - The Best Precision Eyebrow Tweezers For Your Daily Beauty Routine! for $8.45 (list price $15.00)

Mario Badescu Protein Night Cream, 1 oz. for $20.00 (list price $22.00)

Bumble and bumble Sumowax 1.8oz for $26.10 (list price $28.00)

Kyoku For Men Exfoliating Facial Scrub | Kyoku For Men Face Scrub, A Gentle Acne Treatment For Men (3.4oz) for $12.00 (list price $18.00)

Taylor Of Old Bond Street Shaving Cream Sandalwood, 2.5-Ounce for $10.00 (list price $20.28)

Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Aftershave for $34.07 (list price $41.19)

John Masters Organics Men Eucalyptus & Agave 2-In-1 Moisturizer & Aftershave, 3 oz. for $24.80 (list price $29.01)

John Masters Organics Hair Reconstructor, Honey and Hibiscus, 4 Ounce for $21.99 (list price $28.00)

Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Liquid Soap - Tea Tree 32oz for $14.69 (list price $19.99)

Calily Life Organic Anti Fungal Tea Tree Body and Foot Scrub with Dead Sea Minerals, 24 Oz. – Exfoliating, Powerful Cleansing and Moisturizing - Helps Against Acne, Warts, Jock Itch, Cellulite, etc. for $11.95 (list price $18.95)

Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes with Cucumber and Sage - 30 Count (Pack of 3) for $14.37 (list price $17.97)

Prophet and Tools 2 IN 1 Deluxe White Beard Balm-Wax For Styling - 60g Citrus Oil Scent, All-In-One Leave-in Conditioner, Softener, Hold and Faster Beard Growth - Organic For Men for $14.99 (list price $16.99)

Aria Starr Beauty Natural Dead Sea Mud Mask, 8.8 Ounce for $13.95 (list price $46.95)

Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream For Dry Skin, 3.5 Oz for $5.49 (list price $10.00)

Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash, 8 Ounces for $14.92 (list price $25.00)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Hitachi RB24EAP 23.9cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered 170 MPH Handheld Leaf Blower for $96.50 (list price $149.95)

Schwinn 430 Elliptical Machine (2016) for $434.99 (list price $999.00)

Plantronics BackBeat FIT Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - Waterproof Earbuds with On-Ear Controls for Running and Workout, Sport Grey for $89.99 (list price $129.99)

JumpSport Fitness Trampoline Model 350 PRO — Professionals Choice — Quietest Bounce — Top Rated for Quality and Durability — 4 Music Workout Videos Included for $254.99 (list price $339.91)

Power Wheels Wild Thing, Orange for $199.99 (list price $249.99)

Power Wheels Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dune Racer for $209.97 (list price $289.99)

Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella with Teflon Coating for $21.95 (list price $27.95)

Patella Knee Strap for Knee Pain Relief for Hiking, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball & Squats (1 Piece), Pink for $9.99 (list price $9.99)

Gaiam Balance Ball Chair - Classic Yoga Ball Chair with 52cm Stability Ball, Pump & Exercise Guide for Home or Office, Black for $64.31 (list price $79.98)

Vbiger Hydration Pack with 3L Bladder Water Bag Great for Hunting Climbing Running and Hiking (Black , One Size) for $16.99 (list price $28.70)

Thermos Funtainer 12 Ounce Bottle, R2D2 for $11.09 (list price $17.99)

Kootek 2 Pack Hand Grip Strengthener Strength Trainer Adjustable Resistance 22-88 Lbs Arm Hand Exerciser Non-slip Gripper for Athletes Pianists Kids for $11.99 (list price $17.99)

LauKingdom Chefs Knife, High Carbon Stainless Steel Kitchen Gadgets Knife Sharpener, Full Tang Forged Blade Meat Knife with Wooden Handle for Home, Restaurant, Outdoor Cooking for $39.99 (list price $69.99)

TOOLS

Gonicc 8" Professional SK-5 Steel Blade Sharp Anvil Pruning Shears (GPPS-1001),Less effort. for $14.95 (list price $39.99)

Viking 912600 8-Way Heavy Duty Spray Nozzle for $6.06 (list price $6.99)

Fiskars 45mm Contour Rotary Cutter (195210-1001) for $9.79 (list price $18.02)

Damaged Screw Remover and Extractor Set by Moocom - Set of 4 Stripped Screw Removers for $10.99 (list price $10.99)

Buck Knives 0385BRS TOOTHPICK Folding Pocket Knife with Wood Handle for $10.39 (list price $13.36)

TEKTON Long Arm Hex Key Wrench Set, Star, T10-T50, 9-Piece | 25291 for $7.73 (list price $19.18)

BLACK+DECKER LHT2240CFF 40V MAX Cordless Hedge Trimmer, 22" for $91.98 (list price $99.99)

1/4" Drive Close Quarter Micro Bit Ratchet | ARES 70040 | This Mini Screwdriver has a High Torque 72-Tooth Gearhead, 5° Sweep & Magnetic Retention Bit Holder for $12.46 (list price $12.46)

BLACK+DECKER LCS40 40V MAX Fast Charger for $58.19 (list price $74.99)

Rubbermaid FastTrack Garage Storage System Vertical Bike Hook, 1784463 for $7.44 (list price $9.30)

Makita 195236-5 4-1/2-Inch - 5-Inch Dust Shroud for $44.99 (list price $72.00)

Make Taking Out the Trash Your Easiest Chore With This Self-Sealing Trash Can

townew
townew

“What died in here?” is a question most homeowners (and renters) have asked themselves at some point after discovering that their kitchen trash can is no match for the festering odor of raw chicken trimmings, rotting cantaloupe rinds, balsamic vinaigrette runoff, and everything else that they've discarded that week.

The folks at Knectek Labs have invented a trash can that’ll ensure you never have to ask yourself, or anyone else, that question again. The multi-talented gadget, called townew, not only seals in odors, it also seals and changes the trash bag for you. All you have to do is press a button, wait a few seconds for townew to seal the bag, then toss it in the dumpster while townew replaces the bag for you.

Townew is also smart enough to detect when the trash can is overflowing (which is always your roommate’s fault and never yours, of course) and will lift the entire top compartment in order to seal the bag without any spillage.

To open the lid, simply wave your hand over the top of townew; it’ll stay open for several seconds and close automatically. Need it to stay open for longer? Tap the button on the front of the machine and townew will keep its lid open until you tap the button again. When the bin is full and it’s time to take out the trash, hold the button for three seconds, and townew will seal the bag for you.

Townew is manufactured with acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, an engineering-grade plastic built to withstand humidity and temperature changes as well as chemical and physical impacts, so it won’t let a mid-summer heat wave stink up your kitchen and it won’t get demolished by your mischievous dog. It’s the same plastic that LEGO uses for many of its bricks—and if you’ve ever stepped on one of those, you know just how durable it is.

Just once a month, you’ll have to do two small tasks: replace townew’s recyclable refill ring, which contains 25 trash bags, and charge its 2000 mAh battery for 10 hours.

A townew trash can in an office
townew

The 15.8-inch-tall trash can comes in teal or white, and its sleek, tech-chic design will blend seamlessly with the decor of any room. Indiegogo’s early bird special includes the trash can and four refill rings for $70—shipping is free, and estimated delivery is scheduled for this September. Check out other buying options here.

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7 Useful Products With a Lifetime Guarantee

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It’s worth it to splurge on a new pair of shoes or a set of good knives if you know they'll last forever—or if they don't, that their maker will repair or replace them for free. Here’s a round-up of seven useful everyday items that come with a manufacturer's lifetime guarantee.

1. Le Creuset Cookware

A Le Creuset cookware set
Le Creuset's five-piece cookware set in cherry
Le Creuset, Amazon

We know that $350 seems like a steep price to pay for a 5.5-quart Dutch oven. However, plenty of cooking enthusiasts are willing to shell out top dollar for iconic French cookware manufacturer Le Creuset’s enamel cast-iron pots, casserole dishes, and skillets.

The colorful kitchen tools are attractive and durable, plus they distribute heat evenly. An added bonus? Each item comes with a lifetime limited warranty. "Defective cookware will be replaced free of charge, or replaced by a similar product or one of equivalent value if the product is no longer in production," Le Creuset’s website states.

Of course, you can’t just swap your grandmother’s ancient Le Creuset casserole dish (or the one you bought on eBay) for a new model if it chips or breaks. You have to be the item’s original owner. The warranty also "does not cover damage from abuse, commercial use or other non-consumer use, neglect, abnormal wear or tear, overheating, or any use not in accordance with the cookware instructions provided with the utensil." In other words, it needs to be obvious that the cookware has worn down with consistent use (and that you didn't accidentally scorch it in a kitchen fire).

Get one of the brand's signature Dutch ovens (or a five-piece set) on Amazon, Sur La Table (which regularly runs sales on its pricier cookware) the Le Creuset website, or at these other retailers:

2. Zippo Lighters

A black Zippo matte pocket lighter
Zippo, Amazon

We’re not endorsing smoking, but portable butane lighters can be useful if you’re camping and need a quick and easy fire source. Plus, many people find flicking a lighter’s tiny switch to be less intimidating than lighting a match.

If you do plan on purchasing a lighter for household or outdoor use, make it a Zippo. Founded in 1932, the iconic company’s trademarked slogan is “It works or we fix it free." No matter how old or damaged your pocket lighter, you can ship it to Zippo. They’ll promptly repair or replace it—but keep in mind that this warranty only extends to real Zippos, and not toward counterfeit lighters. (Factories in China reportedly make around 12 million fake Zippos a year.) Wondering if you own the real thing? The Wall Street Journal produced a handy video back in 2011 that teaches you how to distinguish a genuine Zippo from a fake.

Get one of Zippo's genuine Windproof Lighters on Amazon for $10 and up.

3. JanSport Backpacks

A black JanSport backpack
JanSport's SuperBreak backpack
JanSport, Amazon

If the trusty JanSport backpack you purchased in high school is starting to look a little threadbare, you can send it—or for that matter, any one of the brand’s packs, bags, or luggage items—back to its warranty center in Alameda, California. Depending on the damage, JanSport will repair it, replace it, or refund it.

Repairs will take anywhere from four to six weeks, depending on the season, and while you pay the initial shipping charges, JanSport absorbs the bag’s return costs. However, JanSport doesn’t claim responsibility for “direct, incidental or consequential damages." Your pack's wear and tear should stem from good old-fashioned use—not because, say, it got shredded by a luggage carousel.

Get one for yourself from JanSport's website or on Amazon, where the classic SuperBreak model is currently $33. It's also available at Backcountry.com ($36) and Walmart $32 and up).

4. Craftsman Tools

A 193-piece tool set
Craftsman 193-piece mechanic’s tool set
Craftsman, Amazon

While Craftsman also makes work clothing and lawn and garden equipment, the brand is most famous for its hand tools. Most of them are advertised as having an unlimited lifetime warranty, meaning they'll be repaired or replaced free of charge if they're no longer in tip-top shape. (For a full list of which tools qualify, visit Craftsman’s website.)

Stores take Craftsman's warranty pretty seriously. In 2009, Consumer Reports’s website, the Consumerist, wrote that a California man was refused a full warranty when he visited Sears and tried to trade in some of his grandfather’s old Craftsman tools. (At the time, Craftsman was controlled by Sears Holdings, though it has since been acquired by Stanley Black & Decker.) The man was reportedly denied replacements because some of the tools had rusty sockets.

He sent an angry letter to Sears, and one of the corporation’s vice presidents, David Figler, replied by issuing a statement to the Consumerist: "Craftsman tools have a heritage of performance and trust,” Figler wrote. “I want to assure you and your readers we stand behind the warranty—complete satisfaction—period.” He assured the website that he had communicated with Sears's sale associates to rectify the error.

Check out Craftsman's products at Amazon, Lowes, or Sears. You can get a 230-piece Craftsman mechanic's tool set on sale for $99 at Sears right now.

5. HARDENCO Jeans

A pair of denim jeans
HARDENCO's 010 Jean

Founded in 2010, HARDENCO (also known as Hartford Denim Co.) is a small, old-school clothing manufacturer in Connecticut that produces raw denim jeans. Made by hand on antique sewing machines, they're designed to last forever. However, since all jeans rip and fray, the company's clothing also comes with a lifetime of free repairs. (On their website, the company. explains that it gets the chance to “improve our work and get to know our customers a little better" by mending your pants gratis.) And if you own a pair of worn jeans that weren't made by HARDENCO, they'll still fix them up for you for a charge.

The company's classic jeans are $285.

6. Eagle Creek Bags

An Eagle Creek cargo backpack
Eagle Creek's 60-liter Cargo Hauler

All products sold by the California-based outfitter Eagle Creek—which happens to be one of our favorite eco-friendly brands—comes with what it calls a "no matter what" warranty. "Eagle Creek is synonymous with quality," the company's warranty page assures customers. "Every buckle, zipper, and fabric choice is meticulously selected and then analyzed after rigorous lab testing. After it’s built, we take it to the road to make sure it can handle real-world travel abuse. And it does." If anything does go wrong with your bag, you can send it back to Eagle Creek, which will repair or replace it for you. (However, the guarantee doesn't apply to accidents that fall outside the scope of "normal use" of your duffel bag or pack: " For instance, Eagle Creek wheels can withstand cobblestone streets, but are not built to be run-over by a train," the company warns.)

If you're not sure where to start with Eagle Creek, our favorite product is the Cargo Hauler duffel bag, a water-resistant duffel with removable backpack straps, an inner divider to keep your stuff organized, and lockable zippers. When it's not in use, it can be folded up to fit in its own front pocket, making it easy to throw in a larger suitcase if you're planning on returning with more stuff than you're taking. (It also makes it a cinch to store once you get home.) It comes in 40-liter, 60-liter, 90-liter, and wheeled 110-liter options.

Eagle Creek also makes a ton of other travel essentials, from packing cubes to airplane pillows to laptop bags. You can check out all its offerings here.

7. L.L. Bean Boots

If you own a pair of L.L. Bean boots, chances are they’ve outlasted every other pair of footwear in your closet. The durable rubber-and-leather shoes are hand-stitched in the company’s Brunswick, Maine factory. They’re designed to survive every single camping trip, rainy day, or hiking excursion—but if they don’t, L.L. Bean will let you trade them in for a new pair, no questions asked, for up to a year. In fact, this policy extends to every single store purchase.

"We stand behind all our products and are confident that they will perform as designed," the company writes on its website.

Up until early 2018, L.L. Bean's famously generous return policy—which didn't even require a receipt—was good for the entire lifetime of the company's products. Apparently, enough unscrupulous customers abused the program (buying items from garage sales and then returning them for full credit, for instance) that it cost the company as much as $250 million in one five-year period. As a result, the no-questions-asked lifetime guarantee now only applies to products purchased before 2018.

However, when it comes to product defects, L.L. Bean is still true to its original policy. If you bring a product in that has a defect or has broken down due to poor craftsmanship, the company will still consider it for a return regardless of the purchase date.

Shop the company's beloved boots for men, women, and children here.

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