Our Favorite Travel-Sized Fans

Cool off while you’re on the run with these travel-sized fans


October 20, 2021
Small fan on a desk.
Stay cool no matter where you’re sitting. Unsplash

If you love that cooling breeze and the comforting hum of white noise, we’ve got good news for you: Just because you’re on the go doesn’t mean you have to forgo fresh air and a cooling breeze. Whether you’re in a hotel, renting a vacation house, camping (or glamping), these highly rated travel fans are just the right size to fit in your suitcase and make your stay more comfortable. Here are several of our favorite travel size fans.

OPOLAR USB Desk Fan, Small but Mighty, Quiet Portable Fan for Desktop Office Table, 40° Adjustment for Better Cooling, 3 Speeds, 4.9 ft Cord

Impressive performance

It packs a punch and fits in quite nicely in carryon luggage. OPOLAR

I’ve used a similar fan by OPOLAR – powered by USB – with metal blades for years when I traveled (and kept it on my work desk when the office seemed too stuffy), but this upgraded fan with plastic blades delivers an impressive burst of air while remaining whisper quiet. Powered by a 4.9-foot cable, it’s compatible with computers, laptops, power banks, wall chargers and other USB-enabled power supplies.

VersionTECH. Mini Handheld Fan, USB Desk Fan, Small Personal Portable Table Fan with USB Rechargeable Battery Operated Cooling Folding Electric Fan for Travel Office Room Household Black

Super versatility

Journey from work to the big game with this versatile fan. VersionTECH

Set it on your desk. Hang it from your umbrella. Clip it onto a railing. The USB desk fan is truly versatile, making it an ideal choice for indoor or outdoor use. With three speeds and a six-blade fan, you’ll feel the breeze up to 9 feet away. The VersionTECH charges with USB, or you can pop in some batteries.

Handheld Pocket Fans with 14-22 Hrs Runtime, Portable Rechargeable Personal Desk Fan with 2000 mAh Battery Pack, USB Powered Foldable Fan, Quiet Mini Fan, 2 Speeds, Strong Wind, for Home and Office

Mini but mighty

A built-in flashlight rounds out this tiny fan’s features. Jesir

This travel fan may be small, but it delivers big; the battery lasts from 14 to 22 hours, depending on speed. Though it weighs in at a lightweight four ounces, this fan offers 3400 rpm of cooling power. When you’re ready to pack up, simply fold the fan into its built-in carrying case, hiding the blade for easy transport.

O2COOL Deluxe Necklace Fan

Looks like a radio

This little fan runs for up to 12 hours on two AA batteries. O2COOL

When O2COOL says this fan is hands free, they mean it. Simply hang this fan around your neck and enjoy your own personal cool spot from its innovative vertical air vent. Plus, the O2COOL Deluxe Necklace fan comes in several color choices, so you can express yourself through your cooling neckwear (there’s a sentence you probably never thought you’d read). A stylish lanyard is included.

OPOLAR Mini Portable Battery Operated Desk Fan with 3-13 Battery Life, Rechargeable & USB powered Handheld Fan for Desk Beach Camping, 3 Speeds, Strong Airflow, Internal Blue Light& Side Flash Light

Lightweight luxury

This model offers LED lights and up to 3200 rpm of wind speed. OPOLAR

If you’re seeking more airflow with less noise, this mini travel fan may be the ideal choice. Choose from three speeds, offering up to 3200 rpm, for cool comfort, and from four color combinations to match your taste. Coming in at a svelte seven ounces, this small yet powerful fan features a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 13 hours. It also features a blue LED internal light and an even brighter side light, perfect if you’re camping or stuck in a power outage.


Steve Spears is editor of Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. He is based in Orlando and counts St. Augustine, Key West and the Gulf Beaches among his favorite destinations in the state.


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