It’s Always Wise to Accessorize

On the road again? Here are five travel accessories that will help you get over those inevitable speed bumps.

Lightweight and breathable, the Orvis Travel Vest comes with 19 pockets — perfect for stashing your plane tickets, pager, cell-phone, and keys. The vest is rugged enough to survive a safari and versatile enough to let you leave that carry-on behind.

Coordinates: $85. The Orvis Co., 800-541-3541,

Airport security won’t give the Victorinox Swiss Card a second look: This handy device bundles a knife, scissors, a mini-ruler, and seven other tools into a credit-card-size package that slips into a pocket or a purse.

Coordinates: $30. Swiss Army Brands Inc., 800-442-2706,

The Free Wheeling Duffel glides on rollerblade-like wheels and expands to meet your packing needs. The Big Mouth is a smaller carry-on that slips easily over the Duffel’s handle — thereby letting you carry both bags with one hand.

Coordinates: $238 (Free Wheeling Duffel); $104 (Big Mouth). Kiva Designs, 800-645-8818,

Don’t trust your hotel to come through with a wake-up call? Get the Swiss Army Travel Alarm Clock, and rest easy. The alarm has a hard synthetic case that doubles as a stand, it’s small enough to stow in a briefcase, and it’s guaranteed to sound off on time.

Coordinates: $65. Swiss Army, 800-442-2706, www.swissarmy.comFCS