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Best travel fan 2018 – [Buyer’s Guide]Last Updated January 1, 2020
Best travel fan of 2018
Simply review and buy them. I have a variety of material used in the construction of travel fan including metal, plastic, and glass. After carefully examining the reviews and ratings of the people who have used them earlier this listicle has been made. Many brands have introduced travel fan on the market. These brands have resulted in a variety for the user. These require that the consumers be well aware of what they are buying so as to make the best choice.
Test Results and Ratings
№1 – SilverOnyx
Why did this travel fan win the first place?
The material is stylish, but it smells for the first couple of days. I don’t know anything about other models from this brand, but I am fully satisfied with this product. I really enjoy the design. It is compact, comfortable and reliable. And it looks amazing! I am very happy with the purchase. It is definitely worth its money. The product is top-notch!
Why did this travel fan come in second place?
The material is pretty strong and easy to wash if needed. The design quality is top notch and the color is nice. Managers explained me all the details about the product range, price, and delivery. I like this product. For such a low price, I didn’t even hope it to be any better. It’s decently made.
Why did this travel fan take third place?
It is inconvenient to use due to the size. I am going to get something different next time. I liked the design. We’ve been using it for 2 months and it still looks like brand new. A very convenient model. It is affordable and made of high-quality materials. It doesn’t squeaks nor bents. Looks great in my apartment.
travel fan Buyer’s Guide
Arrives with a remote
The Hurricane Classic Fan has three speed settings and is 20 inches in height. This budget choice features a space saving design. This fan gets the job done without a bunch of fancy bells or whistles making it perfect for those wanting an economical, easy to use fan.
The Patton High-Velocity Fan features three different settings for speed and an adjustable tilt head. It is comprised of 18-inch metal blades that efficiently move air. This model has a powerful motor and is built to last. The Patton High-Velocity fan is an excellent option for individuals wanting to cool a workshop or garage. This fan is very loud, so it may not be best suited for home or overnight use. You could also use this heavy duty box fan as a tool to help you dry carpets after shampooing them.
The Holmes Twin Window Fan is composed of lightweight plastic and fits easily into windows with an opening of at least 2inches wide and 1inches in height. It also can be used with extender panels which will extend the fan to a width of 3inches for larger windows. The fan has a comfort control thermostat to help you find and maintain the ideal temperature for maximized comfort. The Holmes Twin Window Fan is a lovely choice for those individuals that want a window fan and live in moist climates. The fan motors are water resistant to guard against issues in rainy weather. It has three speeds and is easy to install and use. The fans operate independently to allow cold air inside the home while pushing hot air outside.
Basic fan without many higher tech features
The Lasko 20-Inch Weather-Shield Performance Box Fan is a basic model with the addition of a weather shield to protect the unity form rain. It has a compact design and is easy to carry and transport. On the downside, it is louder than other similar models.
When compared with other household appliances, box fans are relatively low maintenance. The most common issues involved in the upkeep of your fan lies in the prevention of dirt, grime, dust, allergens, and any other debris from building up on the fan’s blades.
I take my fan to church because it is the perfect size and worked so well. While my husband made fun of me woman around me asked where I found it!How do I get replacement parts? Somehow the piece that holds on ththe blades got cracked and now th blades are missing! I hate to by a whole new fan and have missed it now that it is broke.
Choosing a new laptop is a lot harder than it should be. Every major brand has multiple product lines with overlapping prices and features, and every description is filled with jargon about processors, types of storage, graphics capabilities, screen resolutions and a laundry list of ports and connections. And don’t even get me started on names. Good luck figuring out the meaning behind a Pavilion/Inspiron/XPS/Latitude/Spectre/Envy/ZenBook/Odyssey or any of the others. It’s enough to make you go back to a no. pencil and a composition book.
That’s why we test and review dozens of traditional laptops every year, plus Windows tablets and 2-in-hybrids, and even Chromebooks. This handy buying guide will give you the basic background info you need to add context to those reviews and to make a smart purchase. Of course, if you’re looking to just jump right in, I’ve preselected a handful of my favorite current laptops to highlight. If you ran into me on the street, I’d probably steer you towards one of these as a starting point.
Daily or near-daily commutes mean you want something with a 13-inch or smaller display, that weighs under three pounds and is at most around 15mm thick. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro just hits those specs, while systems like the HP Spectre and Acer Swift both dip below 10mm thick.
Ideally, campers like to keep it as natural as they can by traveling light. Many have upgraded from the basics to the high-tech camping experience. Almost every camper’s essentials now include camping fans. They are safe, comfortable and light weight. In some camping areas, a camping fan is a necessity more than a luxury.
Speed and Power of the fan with battery
There are many fans out there, battery operated or not, will have a limit of speeds to choose from. This battery operated personal fan simply gives you more choices so that you can select the strength of air that is being manufactured.
USB of the battery powered fan camping
Tent fans are the easiest solutions for cooling a tent. Battery operated tent fans are the most common ones, some have power adaptors with a rechargeable battery but the best ones take normal batteries which you can buy anywhere. Solar tent fans is also an option but the endurance is limited and when you need them the most (daytime) they are sitting outside being charged.
If a fan is not going to do it for you, have a look at our top recommended tent air conditioners.
AGPtek 2-in-tent fan and light
As the name suggest this is a tent fan and light all in one. Its got 1bright, LED lights to light up your tent and runs on 2D cell batteries which will light up your tent for 3hours. The fan will run 50 hours on low speed or 30 hours on the high setting, the light and fan combined will last for1hours. This cool fan is also water resistant.
The WoneNice small fan and mini airconditioner
This fan is a little bit different in the sense that it is a mini evaporative cooler. Like all coolers it works best in dry climates and the manufacture claims it can cool air up to 30 deg F. It can be powered from a USB port or 4xAA batteries, which will last for about hours.
These are the sleek and most modern looking fans with a small and compact footprint and a super airflow. Such fans can be placed in a corner and always blend well with furniture and the floor plants. If placed strategically, the fan would supply the whole room with fresh air effectively. Besides, the oscillation possibility makes it possible for the user to position the fan towards the wanted direction. Furthermore, some of the tower fans have inbuilt ionizers that enhance cleaning of the air too through the attraction of the impure particles.
Of all the other house oscillating fans, the Pedestal Fan is the most powerful and the best choice for a larger room. Most of this type is adjustable in height and tilt to allow the directing of the fan towards the intended direction. Besides, some even have adjustable fan speed as well as the oscillation ranges. As a matter of fact, the pedestal fan type has a large base due to its weight hence needs more floor space.
Floor fans are among the high-end types meant for heavy duty cooling and are the best substitute for air conditioners. They are built with powerful motors that move a lot of air towards the room hence cools the room quickly. Most of the floor fans are made in different styles that always tend to match the floor décor. They are also having adjustable settings for height and tilt that enables a precise flow of the air as per the wish of the user. Besides cooling the room, they are also the best appliance for drying up the floor after mopping or clearing a spillage.
Misting fan is another current development in air conditioner technology. These fans are capable of circulating both moisture and air. The fan is connected to a source of water, draws the water, and sprinkles it in very tiny droplets. Even though most of them are designed for outdoor, some are made for inside use. However, for the case of indoor use, it is recommended that they are used in low-humidity climate to enable the evaporation of the moisture before growing to mildew or mold.
E-bike vs. normal bike
So how do they compare? Well an e-bike is heavier, more expensive and more complex than a regular push bike. That can be a problem if you run out of battery far from home or need to lift it, as they often weigh more than 15kg (30lbs). That means you’ll struggle to push it up a hill without motorised assistance.
Want to get it repaired? The components are more expensive than those found on “normal” bikes and bike shops won’t be able to help if it’s motor or battery-related. That means going back to the shop you bought it from, or else hoping that there’s a dealer nearby willing to help and asking them to help with a warranty claim.
Specialized, one of the world’s biggest bike brands, covers its e-bike batteries for two years under warranty, and the Brose motors it uses are sealed units that cannot be repaired by a dealer. The rest of the bike, however, can be repaired by any Cytech-qualified mechanic, says Specialized.
Electric mountain bikes
You can get full-suspension and hardtail e-bikes, so you’re covered whatever your riding style and local terrain. The downsides of electric mountain bikes are that they can be very heavy, particularly if full-suspension, the looks can be a bit ‘challenging’, and the better ones are very pricey. Some models have a ‘walk’ mode so they’ll help you walk it up climbs, which could come in handy.
See our latest electric mountain bike reviews for up-to-date info on some of the best ones out there right now.
Electric hybrid bikes
This could potentially be the biggest e-bike segment of all: electric hybrid bikes are lean, green commuting machines. They’ll get you from one end of a congested city to the other, free yourself from unreliable public transport (*cough, any British train company, cough*) and arrive at your destination with all the buzz of a morning ride, minus the sweat.
Electric folding bikes
For some commuters, this is the dream: an electric folding bike that can be compacted down small for stowing in a small apartment, office or train carriage. All the benefits of an e-bike, in a smaller package.
There are aftermarket kits available for converting an existing folding bike, such as those from Nano Electric Bikes, which puts a direct drive motor in the front hub and a battery in luggage above the front wheel. It’s not cheap though at £7(international pricing not available) for the conversion kit.
There are some off-the-peg electric folding bikes available, like the Tern eLink, which has a range of up to 50km and can reach speeds of up to 25kph. It’s quite a heavy beast though, at 22kg. It comes with full fenders, rear rack, chainguard, and front and rear electric lights, and costs €1,99(international pricing TBC).
Brompton itself has been saying for a while that it wants to build its own folding electric bike. We asked Brompton’s Chief Marketing Officer Stephen Loftus at the Brompton World Champs in London earlier this year, and he said they’re working “incredibly hard” to make an electric Brompton, and hope to bring a few to market in 201He added they’re taking their time to build an “exceptional” product that looks similar to a regular Brompton.
Merseyrail Electrics train at Sandhills station
Where do away fans sit? As an away fan you will be located in the lower tier of the Anfield Road end, where just under 3.000 tickets can be made available, depending on demand. The Anfield Road stand is shared with home fans to your left and also above, where the family section is located. To your right is the Main Stand that is currently being redeveloped and will be open from next season. Inside the ground there are a number of kiosks that offer a range of hot foods, including the ‘Scouse Pie’. There is also a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available to purchase.
Where to Stay
Like any good fan, I had high hopes for staying at the Magnolia House until I realized that it’s actually an entire vacation rental, and isn’t available to book on a room-by-room basis. It also books up months and months in advance and was definitely out of my budget, since I didn’t have a large group to travel with. So, if you’re jonesing to head to the Silos ASAP and/or you don’t have eight people to travel with to make it an affordable option, never fear. Your dream to stay in a home covered in shiplap is still an option.
I mean, can you imagine a better porch to fuel up with coffee before touring The Silos? I think not.
This cozy spot in Downtown Waco can be whatever you want it to be: a cozy coffee shop to recharge during the day, or the perfect spot to grab a glass of vino and forget about how much money you spent on ALL THE PRETTY THINGS at Magnolia Market. A super friendly waitstaff and a really great spinach artichoke dip make stopping at this place a no brainer.
They have a FedEx Shipping station on site!
I was able to fit a lot of my purchases into my carry-on with me, (namely the candles, which I am 100% obsessed with and can be purchased online!), but I shipped a magnolia wreath for my grandma (a fellow Fixer Upper fan!) right on site thanks to their FedEx station, so be prepared to go ALL OUT with your purchases.
Great for heating one or two people
Our top pick for nearly five years now, the Lasko 754200 is consistently one of the cheapest space heaters you can find. Over several years of testing, it has always been one of the quickest performers, and it creates a comfortable warmth. It’s relatively safe, thanks to its self-regulating ceramic-plate heating element. The body is compact and lightweight, about the size of a loaf of bread, and easily stored on a desk or beneath a coffee table. We also dig the super-simple analog controls. The Lasko 754200 has had consistently positive owner reviews over many years, and many Wirecutter staff members have owned one for multiple winters, with few complaints. Even during a prolonged cold snap, you can usually find one for a fair price.
Better for heating a whole room
While pricier than a personal heater, the Vornado VH200 was more effective at room heating than pretty much anything else we tested, including radiators.
Rather than blasting your body with heat, the Vornado VH200 is the best option for heating a whole room, up to a couple hundred square feet. We found that its fan helped it circulate heat more effectively than most of the personal heaters and radiators we tried. It currently costs twice as much as our main pick, but it warmed up our room more, and in less time. If it overheats or tips over, it has cutoff switches, and we’ve found that its casing is relatively cool to the touch. It’s also one of the quietest models we’ve tested, and it earns consistently positive owner reviews.
Adequate safety features: We made sure all the heaters we looked at had overheat protection. Industry certification from independent testers like UL or Intertek shows that the heater passed a battery of safety tests. Ceramic-plate heaters have a slight advantage because they can detect “hot spots” within the plate and automatically reduce current to those spots. According to the experts we spoke to, this is a more reliable form of overheat protection than that found in open-element heaters. Tip-over switches, which automatically power down the heater if it’s tipped over, are a bonus.
1,500 watts of power, no more, no less: The vast majority of heaters meet this requirement, regardless of size or type. Some models have only 750 watts, but they aren’t necessarily cheaper, and will struggle to make a difference on a bitterly cold day.
These are the features that separate the great space heaters from the good ones.
How fast the unit heats up: A good space heater will be able to heat a space quickly—like, within minutes.
How hot the casing gets: Any heater that is too hot to the touch is a safety risk, and that risk increases with temperature. Most have plastic housings that won’t even reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit, but their front grills can get hotter. We docked any model that got consistently hotter than 160 °F, which is the point at which one second of contact will burn skin. Anything above 200 °F can cause fabrics to combust.
How small the heater is: Ideally, it should be small enough to fit on or underneath a desk or table. A handle is good, too, because it’ll be safer to carry if you’ve recently used the heater.
Quartz-element and infrared heaters are almost always more expensive and more dangerous than the rest of the heaters we cover in this guide. They’re also pretty hard to find, and some of them are plagued by peculiar designs meant to resemble a fireplace. We dismissed them outright.
We also dismissed micathermic heaters, which are just as big, ugly, and expensive as radiators, but less popular and more difficult to find. While they’re supposed to have a few advantages in speed and heating power, manufacturers aren’t really making them anymore. We couldn’t find any compelling reason to test them.
The Pelonis HF-000is one of the cheapest space heaters you can get, and also far and away the fastest, hottest, most powerful model we tested. However, it also has the fewest safety features of any model we tested. It’s an open-element heater, so the heating coil doesn’t self-regulate like a ceramic-plate heater does. It has no tip-over killswitch. And it’s not UL certified (though it is ETL/Intertek listed).
The floor-standing Hunter Oscillating Ceramic Tower Heater 44756would have had to really impress us to best something half its size like the Lasko 754200 or Honeywell UberHeat. It did fine in our tests, with middling performance and the added benefit of a remote and an oscillating feature, but it typically costs almost twice as much as our top pick and is sort of hard to find.
Another floor-standing heater, the Lasko Digital Ceramic Tower Heater 5160 works well enough, oscillates, and comes with a convenient remote, but it failed to outperform our picks in both of our heating tests, and it costs nearly twice as much as our top pick.
The Lasko Full Circle Ceramic Heater 646is especially well-reviewed and features a nifty 360-degree oscillating feature, but it’s ugly as sin, and in our tests it could not outperform our picks. It also tends to be well over twice the cost of our top pick.
Also new for this year is the Honeywell Heat Genius Ceramic Heater HCE840B, a ceramic heater that uses two fans to deliver white noise upon request, three “floor” heat settings, and two “room” settings. Unlike our top pick from Lasko, the Heat Genius comes with an actual thermostat, so you can see what temperature you’re setting it to. It also boasts a cool-down setting that lowers the wattage every half hour, and you can set it in half-hour increments up to two hours—perfect for when you’re going to bed for the night. But here’s the thing: It typically costs almost three times as much as our Lasko pick does, but it didn’t heat up our test area as well. No matter how much we like the rest of the tricks it can do, cost and performance are difficult metrics to ignore.
The Crane Ceramic Digital Tower Heater EE-807typically costs four times more than our Lasko top pick does, and it heated up our test space only a little quicker.
Although the De’Longhi HVY1030 is in the same price range as the Lasko 754200, it comes with only a one-year warranty—the Lasko model has coverage for three—and it couldn’t raise our test space’s temperature as quickly. Pass.
Electric guitars for travel
With an electric travel guitar, you may also want to consider a travel-worthy amp. Our review of Lunchbox Amps is a good place to get started. Knowing you may not want to drag an amp along, some models include a special practice-friendly headphone output so you can jam out (albeit silently).
For you Strat fans out there, Squier makes a ¾-scale version of the Bullet, the Squier Mini Strat, that looks and feels much like a full-size Strat.
The Squier Mini Strat delivers a lot of sound and great feel for a minimal price. It makes a great kids’ starter guitar too.
Hear how the Squier Mini Strat stacks up against a collection of full-sized electrics.
If you’re looking for something a little less traditional looking, you can grab one of Traveler Guitars’ uniquely shaped models, like the Speedster or the Ultra-Light. There’s also Hofner Shorty Electric, that give you all the functionality of a normal sized electric in a scaled-down package.
Hofner also makes a Shorty Bass, similar to their Shorty Guitar, for all of you nomadic thunder monkeys.
Learn the critical details to look for with our Electric Guitar Buying Guide.
Acoustic guitars for the road
Travel acoustics are essentially downsized guitars designed specifically for the purpose. Now, you could just run out and buy the first downsized acoustic guitar you see, but you might wind up with something more akin to a ukelele than a guitar.
If you’re often on the road, and you don’t have the space to lug around a full-size acoustic, then you can always pick up a travel sized acoustic. Now, it might require a little effort to find something that fits your sound and lifestyle due to the size of these guitars, but there are travel guitars, like the Washburn Rover Travel Guitar and the Martin Steel String Backpacker, that despite their size, project a lot of sound.
The super-compact Martin Steel String Backpacker brings surprisingly powerful acoustic sound anyplace thanks to its solid spruce top.
Travel-sized guitars are perfect for people who want to take their sound on the road without using up a lot of storage space or running into airline check-in hassles. But the smaller body and neck plus somewhat lower volume of mini guitars may be a turnoff. You want a regular guitar, but … smaller. Well, there are some acoustics a bit smaller than a regular guitar, that retain the shape and replicate most of the feel of their bigger cousins. Guitars like the Luna Muse Safari Series, or the Ibanez PF2MHOPN, are ¾-scale instruments that produce decent tone and a similar feel to playing a conventional acoustic. These guitars are also good for beginners and children, as their short-scale necks require less finger-stretching dexterity to master. They’re also both great-looking little instruments with friendly price tags.
If you need the adaptability of an electric but don’t want to miss out on the sound of an acoustic, then you should probably consider getting a mini acoustic-electric guitar. Some good ones to consider include the Martin LX1E Little Martin, the Yamaha APXTor the Traveler Escape.
Like full-sized acoustic-electric guitars, these smaller, travel-friendly versions have built in preamps and output jacks so when you want to play in amplified settings, you’re good to go. Aside from tone controls and anti-feedback circuits, these preamps often include a tuner—convenient when you’re on the go.
The Luna Muse Safari Mahogany ¾ Dreadnought gets high marks for its meaty tone and excellent low-end response.
This ¾ dreadnought from Luna generates a lot of well-balanced sound and makes a great starter guitar for kids.
Keeping Your Guitar Protected
If we haven’t managed to talk you out of taking your Precious on the road, we understand. There’s really no substitute for a prized guitar, and if it has to go with you, so be it. But if that’s the situation, by all means make sure it’s super well protected with a case that can hold up to the worst that roadies and baggage handlers can dish out. The key is to find a case that fits your axe exactly or can be modified to do so. Some case manufacturers offer moldable interiors that you shape to exactly match your guitars curves and contours.
Don’t forget that hard case! The Gator GWE Acou-¾ Hardshell Case offers affordable, durable protection.
At Musician’s Friend you’ll find a huge selection of acoustic and electric guitar cases from all the major guitar brands like Fender and Gibson as well as specialty manufacturers like SKB and Gator Cases.
This Fender Pro Series Strat/Tele Case is one tough mother, and is guaranteed to keep your Precious safe.
Keep in mind that if you plan to fly with your guitar, it should meet FAA specs and have locks accepted by the TSA.
The Gibson SG Hardshell Case has a plush interior that’s custom designed to hold your SG securely in place.
Finding the right case or gig bag can sometimes be tricky. To help you find a model-specific solution, check out our Case Finder tool.
Stuck at a fork in the road?
First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.
Most important, have fun and choose your travel fan wisely! Good luck!
So, TOP3 of travel fan
- №1 — SilverOnyx
- №2 — Fancii Small Personal Desk USB Fan
- №3 — Vornado FIT Personal Air Circulator Fan