We don’t know many people who really love their daily commute in on the subway.

But there are those people who seem to mind it less than others. With a good book, a couple key apps, and a pair of comfy shoes, they make it look not so bad.

Our friends at Refinery29 polled a few of those folks and picked their brains on their commuting essentials. And from thought-provoking reads to backup iPhone batteries to stylish totes to carry all your workday needs, they had some pretty great ideas.

We can’t promise that your commute will be fun—but with these 12 items, it’ll definitely be better.

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