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Going on a trip? This No. 1 bestselling portable steamer 'heats fast,' and it's on sale for $27

More than 69,000 five-star reviewers are living their best wrinkle-free lives, and they love the extra-long cord.

Before you pack for your next trip, take a moment to visualize all the awesome things you'll be doing — and the wardrobe you'll need for them. For daytime adventures in a foreign city, special dinners aboard a cruise ship or evenings out with friends, you'll want a few favorite outfits. But how can you avoid looking like you crawled out of the suitcase? (Trust us, that "stylishly rumpled" look is tough to pull off.) Simple: Pack a portable steamer for a quick refresh. It is the chic traveler's secret weapon, and Amazon's No. 1 bestselling Hilife Clothes Steamer happens to be on sale.

(Psst: Be sure to check out one Yahoo editor's full Hilife Clothes Steamer review for more!)

Just add water (distilled or purified, please), and in two minutes, this steamer will be raring to go.

$27 at Amazon

Why is it a good deal?

With a steamer along for your trip, you won't have to shell out for new clothes at your destination after TSA tosses your bags around — just zap the wrinkles from the ones you brought along. It's especially handy for out-of-town weddings and dressier events when you want to look more put-together. While this isn't the absolute lowest price we've seen in the past few years, it's within a few dollars when you apply the on-page coupon.

Why do I need this?

The Hilife Clothes Steamer is popular for many reasons, including its ease of use and fun factor. Yep, "fun" was a recurring descriptor in the reviews — really. The petite size of this 1.7-pound wonder makes it particularly popular for travel: It's like a mobile spa treatment for travel-weary outfits. The heat panel is made from stainless steel, which is anti-rust and built to last longer than aluminum. The handheld design and long 9-foot cord also make it a cinch to move around, so you can freshen your clothes quickly.

This steamer isn't just for everyday garb, either. The manufacturer recommends it for use on everything from wedding dresses to plush toys, and users have been pleased with the results.

Blue and white travel steamer
Have steamer, will travel. (Amazon)

What reviewers say

Shoppers are kinda freaking out about this de-wrinkler — more than 69,000 Amazon reviewers have given it a perfect five stars. "This is a great little steamer!" wrote one satisfied customer. "I hate to iron and don’t need my clothes absolutely perfect, just nice and presentable, and this does the trick! Very easy to use, quick to heat up and does a great job [of] getting wrinkles out."

A second fan said: "If you don't have an iron, this is the next best thing. It literally takes one minute for it to heat up, then you are ready for wrinkle-free clothes. I'm obsessed with this."

One traveler wrote that it's the "best small steamer I've had," adding: "Heats fast, has great steam output and with the extra-long cord, I'm able to hang the garment on the shower rod to steam. Really convenient for taking along on a recent trip."

"We had a wedding to go to out of town, so I bought this to take with us to the hotel," another five-star fan raved. "I previously used this before travel and just let everything [stay] on hangers, but we all know with clothes squished together they’re going to wrinkle again. I was totally shocked I didn’t have to unpack this bad boy. The first time did the trick before travel. Really impressed by how great it works."

"I used this for several items of clothing, and I was so pleasantly surprised," a final reviewer said. "The only complaint I would have is that the water runs out too quickly. It still does a lot of clothes, though."

This beloved steamer, with over 69,000 five-star ratings, is portable, compact and lightweight, making it ideal for staying wrinkle-free on trips.

$27 at Amazon

And to keep your clothes clean while you're away from home, these Tide Liquid Travel Sink Packets are equally good to have on hand.

Just add the contents of one packet to warm water in the sink or tub, add your clothes and rinse 'em out.

"I was determined to travel carry-on only, and these were my saving grace," wrote one happy jet-setter. "Perfect small package with no issues with leakage. No overwhelming smell and perfect for cleaning my clothes in the hotel sink."

$4 at Amazon

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication

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