The more I travel, the more I learn not to forgo certain style essentials, like a great duffle bag and some solid sneakers. The little things definitely count, and reaching for certain style upgrades can make a big difference in the long run. That definitely holds true even with toiletries.
Thankfully, the Byrd x Richer Poorer Carry-On Dopp Kit, a recent collaboration between two California brands, offers enough style and function to last for several trips. It packages up two pairs of smartly designed Richer Poorer socks, plus all the grooming essentials one could ask for from BYRD—namely, the brand’s Light Pomade, Soap-on-a-Rope and Pocket Comb. Lest you worry about treating it too carefully, the gear is carry-on ready in a sturdy Topo Designs Dopp Kit custom made for the collaboration.
I took the spread along on a recent trip to Florida, and was more than pleased. The dopp kit more than manages to carry everything nicely, along with a few travel extras — there’s plenty of space, and there’s really no damaging this thing. The handy pocket comb is nicely flexible—that’s a small touch that also lends itself to traveling well. The Light Pomade has a great smell, and while it takes some getting used to as far as looks go—it’s almost got the consistency of a thicker gel—it performs just as well as traditional pomade. The soap-on-a-rope is another unique piece that also smells really great, making it a nice travel accessory. It’s a win across the board. When so much function and form comes together in one flight-ready kit, it’s hard not to take notice. I’d suggest you pick one up before you hit the road. – $74