Pick of the Day: Aviator Travel Jacket

A fleece jacket with lots of nifty travel-friendly features.

What Is It: The Aviator Travel Jacket.

Why It’s Smart:

• Clear phone pocket in arm lets you use your phone hands-free (perfect for runners)

• Pockets for your passport, boarding pass, and tablet

• Weather-proof fleece keeps you warm and dry

• Zippered pockets have inner earphone outlets and holders to prevent tangling

• Anti-microbial hood folds back inside jacket when not in use

• Hood doubles as a sleep mask

• Jacket cuff can be worn over the hand three different ways: as a full mitten, fingerless glove, or with thumb hole

• Utility key clasp keeps your keys secure

• Comes with a lifetime guarantee

Where to Buy: Available on Kickstarter.

(Photo: Aviator)

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By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo, Boston.com, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

The Handy Item I Always Pack: "Earplugs. A good pair has saved my sleep and sanity many times!"

Ultimate Bucket List Experience: Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro.

Travel Motto: "Don't be boring."

Aisle, Window, or Middle Seat: "Aisle (when the first class private suite isn't available)."

E-mail her at cmorse@smartertravel.com.