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Whether you’re jetting across oceans or venturing into the backcountry, the promise of a quality beverage is as essential as your toothbrush. Take bar tools to go, make better coffee on the road, or simply bring home that favorite bottle in one piece. Here are five items to help you travel smarter and drink better.

Bar Roll-Up Every cook knows the benefits of having a quality knife at the ready, so why forgo the same accessibility of your bar tools? This roll-up bag from leather experts Moore & Giles, designed in collaboration with acclaimed barman Jim Meehan, has pockets for tools large and small. Made from leather and waxed cloth, it’s as good- looking as it is functional. $158.99, cocktailkingdom.com

Cocktail Bitters Traveler’s Set Whether you’re planning on mixing Manhattans on arrival, or you simply want to tweak your inflight drink service into a cocktail, this traveler’s tin of cocktail bitters from The Bitter Truth has you covered, including five 20-ml. bottles, from classic aromatic bitters to complex Creole bitters. $21.99, totalwine.com

Firelight 750 Flask This three-piece set from High Camp is 100 percent stainless steel, with double-wall vacuum insulation and magnetic tumblers that secure on each end for easy portability. With a 25.4-ounce capacity, the flask can hold an entire bottle of bourbon or wine—because how else are you supposed to go camping? $125, highcampflasks.com

Screwpop Wine Opener We’ve all resorted to MacGyver-like methods to open a bottle while traveling, but wouldn’t it be easier to have a corkscrew on hand? This keychain tool from Screwpop opens bottle caps with the clip, while the screw-off aluminum tube canslide through the clip to make a handled corkscrew. $6.95, screwpoptool.com

VinniBag At some point, every traveler has wrapped a bottle in a T-shirt and said a little prayer for their checked luggage. But the reusable plastic VinniBag inflates to protect bottles of spirits, beer, wine or anything else you’d like to safely transport home while keeping your clothing, and sanity, intact. $24.99, winestuff.com

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