Travel Essentials For Men

20 Travel Essentials For Men

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When we say “travel essentials,” rest assured that we really do mean “the essentials” — the gear that you need to pack and wear, no matter where you go. If you’re well-equipped and well-packed, you can’t help but be well-dressed and ready for any situation — no matter where you go.

Whether you’re jetsetting across the globe or hopping a quick train down the coast, the right gear is critical. We always say that it’s the small details that matter, from the cut of your chinos to the leather on your boots, all the way down to the small touches that make up your everyday carry. Pack correctly, and your picks can also get you out of a tough spot or two, especially if you’re an adventure-minded traveler.

If your speed is more laidback, we think plenty of our picks as to travel essentials for men will still get the job done — and then some. Oh, and when you finally do return home? You can rest assured these menswear travel essentials will continue to serve you well on the daily.

Taylor Stitch Zip Wallet

Taylor Stitch Zip Wallet

We’d wager you’re going to need some cash wherever it is you’re headed — to say the least. The Taylor Stitch Zip Wallet is a highly functional, yet surprisingly stylish, way to haul everything you need, ID, credit cards and all. The Spanish cowhide leather features a unique navy color, and the hidden card slot liner ensures a unique, travel-ready look. – Buy It


 

Filson Travel Kit

Filson Travel Kit

Your toiletries deserve better than a plastic bag — no, they deserve the sturdy, durable and incredibly well-made Filson Travel Kit. The twill exterior keeps all of your grooming essentials safe and sound, while brass hardware and bridle leather trim add a bit of luxury and dependability. Grab the Filson Travel Kit, load it up and hit the road — it’s that easy. – Buy It

The Lightweight Travel Chino

The Lightweight Travel Chino

Everlane has built its brand on stylish, minimal and crisp basics — its recently introduced line of Lightweight Travel Chinos fit that mold nicely. Available for just under $60, a steal of a price, these chinos do exactly what they’re meant to do: Provide comfort and sharp looks when on the road. The cotton poplin-elastane blend means they fit and feel great, no matter how far you travel. – Buy It

Mark Albert Traveler Boot

Mark Albert Traveler Boot

If you want a pair of boots to take with you and wear out on all of your adventures, well, you’re going to want the Mark Albert Traveler Boots. Exclusive to Huckberry, these handsome, simply designed boots work with chinos, a chambray shirt and a blazer as well as they do with beat-up denim and a fitted charcoal T-shirt. When the going gets tough, they can take some punishment — that’s precisely the perfect pair of travel boots, if you ask us. – Buy It

Goal Zero Flip 20 Recharger

Goal Zero Flip 20 Recharger

Believe it or not, we’ve got more to consider here than just clothes when packing. For all those times you’ve left the house with your phone fully charged, there are bound to be times on the road when you’re running out of juice. In times like these, the handy, easy-to-pack Goal Zero Flip 20 Recharger is the one essential you really, truly need. Just grab and go — no worries. – Buy It

Buck Mason Short Sleeve Henley

Buck Mason Short Sleeve Henley

Aside from a classic Oxford or a chambray shirt, a henley is one of the most versatile tops a guy can own. That’s right — wear it on its own, layer it under a denim jacket for an easy travel look, or rock it with an unlined navy cotton blazer for just a bit of rugged edge. Whether you head to sunny Florida or chilly NYC, a short-sleeve henley is your best bet for casual layering. – Buy It

Taylor Stitch Travel Pants

Taylor Stitch Travel Pants

Cozy, casual comfort is the way to go when traveling — but you don’t have to look sloppy. Far from it, in fact. The Taylor Stitch Travel Pant is an ideal set of sweats to hit the road, featuring a tailored fit, a sleek Navy color and the option to wear ‘em with your favorite sneakers and a crewneck sweater or a breezy chambray shirt and old-school high-tops. – Buy It

Arcade Guide Belt

Arcade Guide Belt

Sometimes, you need to leave that dress belt at home in favor of something a little more durable and tougher. The Arcade Belt Co. Guide Belt just so happens to be your pick, in that case. Made from stretch fabric that’s washer and dryer-friendly — on top of being waterproof — this reliable belt works well with everything from jeans to chinos for your next trip. – Buy It

The Boulevard Bomber Jacket

The Boulevard Bomber Jacket

With roots in the military and modern street style cred to back it up, a classic bomber jacket is a travel must-have. It works as a necessary layer in chilly airports and planes, it provides sleek style in place of a blazer when you hit the town, and it matches up with nearly any other style essential when you snag a versatile color like navy. – Buy It

Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee

Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee

When is a T-shirt more than just a T-shirt? When it’s made by Taylor Stitch to exacting standards using sustainable production methods. The brand’s Heavy Bag Tee is a go-anywhere pick for the road, able to hold its own when worn solo or thrown on under an indigo shirt-jacket. The upcycled cotton is durable and the fit is on-point — this is the perfect travel tee, quite possibly. – Buy It

Richer Poorer Bixby Socks

Richer Poorer Bixby Socks

The best socks look great, offer versatile style and do so at an agreeable price — that’s what the Bixby Socks from Richer Poorer do, at least. We’re fans of the Cream Speckle pair, which should look quite nice alongside suede chukka boots and light wash denim for your next travel ensemble. Pack up a few pairs for the road, while you’re at it. – Buy It

AER Travel Pack

AER Travel Pack

So, we’ve got most of your menswear essentials covered — what bag are you actually packing for the road, though? The AER Travel Pack is but one option for you. Made from a remarkably tough-yet-mobile heathered polyester exterior, this pack is designed to fit, well, everything. That goes for your laptop, your everyday carry, heck … even a water bottle. Nothing better than a do-it-all piece of luggage, yes? – Buy It

Carry-On Cocktail

W&P Carry-On Cocktail

Who said travel had to be a stressful affair? The W&P Carry-On Cocktail Kit adds a little portable, potent touch to your packing list, featuring everything you need to craft the perfect cocktail right on your tray table. A bit of an unnecessary splurge? Sure. A fun one? Absolutely. Get one for yourself, and one for your traveling companion. – Buy It

Topo Designs Dopp Kit

Topo Designs Dopp Kit

Finding the right dopp kit can be a bit of a tricky endeavor — you want a piece that’s simple to pack up, yet durable and ready to take on the rigors of the road. The Topo Designs Dopp Kit checks all those boxes with ease, and it’s available for a heck of a price (under $30). That leaves you with enough leftover dough to splurge on a trip souvenir, right? Right. – Buy It

Szanto Military Field 1112 Watch

Szanto Military Field 1112 Watch

If you’re the type of guy to take into account every detail when packing and traveling — like we are — then a classically crafted, handsome field watch is a travel must-have. Szanto pays homage to the past with this military-inspired timepiece, which is both field-ready and stylish enough for happy hour on the road. Pair it up with a denim jacket and a henley for foolproof travel style. – Buy It

Word. Notebooks

Word. Notebooks

Keeping track of your travels is as critical as enjoying them as they happen — use a handy Word Notebooks Pocket Notebook to jot down trip highlights, cool spots and future travel plans. These are handy, easy to pack, easy to slip into the pocket of your field coat and easy to fill up in a hurry, especially if you’re one to hit the road a lot. Oh, and the made-in-the-USA construction is as good as it gets for a notebook. – Buy It

PicoPen

PicoPen

So, you’ve got your Word Notebook handy and ready to go — how exactly to record all of your adventures? Easy: The well-crafted Pico Pen, featuring a very agreeable price and even better quality. It’s made to attach to your backpack or keychain with ease, a perfect travel solution for the guy on the go (that’s you). And at under $20, it certainly won’t stretch your wallet too thin. – Buy It

J.Crew Abingdon Weekender Bag

J.Crew Abingdon Weekender Bag

As essential as a navy blazer or a well-made Oxford shirt, a durable, dependable weekender bag is going to work wonders when it comes to planning for your next trip. J. Crew makes an option that’s every bit as versatile as the brand’s time-tested basics — it’ll get better with age and stand out stylishly through airport security. – Buy It

Sunski Seacliffs Sunglasses

Sunski Seacliffs Sunglasses

When you want to pack light and pack in style, look for accessories that work with just about anything — that’s where the minimal, crisply designed Sunski Seacliffs Sunglasses are going to come in quite handy. Available for a mere $55, they’ll work with a blazer and chinos or chambray shorts and a white henley — just remember to grab ‘em before you dash out the door to the airport. – Buy It

B&O Play H5 Wireless Earphones

B&O Play H5 Wireless Earphones

You can be a podcast guy or more of a Spotify fan, but chances are, you’re going to want (need?) some headphones on your next trip. Keep your accessories game on-point with crisp-sounding, well-made wireless headphones; they’re easy to transport and easy to wear, without a doubt. Worth the $249 price tag? Undoubtedly. Get unplugged and see for yourself. – Buy It

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