Heading for the Alps for spring ski touring? Getting your EU travel gear together makes for stress-free fun.
It’s been our experience that quite a few of the 110/220 plug adapters available are too wide to fit the standard Western European round outlet. When you’re stressed out and trying to make time through the old country, you don’t want this fail. The concierge in your hotel might be clean out of adapters, due to demand caused by this bad gear. Test at home! As a tester I bought a cheap outlet on Amazon, and discovered most of our adapters needed plastic filed off the sides, otherwise they had to be jammed into the outlet so aggressively I was concerned something would shatter. I had to yank them out with pliers. You don’t want to be doing that at Gate B42, Frankfurt International, as you won’t have pliers! Ye have been warned.