20 Travel Essentials For Men

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 jet-setting 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.

Zero Halliburton Carry-On Suitcase

You can plan out all the stylish outfits and travel-friendly ensembles you might like, but it’s all no good if you don’t have the right bag to keep your gear safe. The Zero Halliburton Carry-On Suitcase is nearly a design marvel, checking all the right boxes when it comes to sleek, secret agent-approved looks and world-class durability. The last travel suitcase you’ll ever need. – Shop Now

Lems Boulder Boot

Want to travel light — like, extremely light — this winter? Reach for a pair of stylish boots that are as easy to pack as they are to wear. The Boulder Boots from Lems roll right up for easy storage in your weekender bag (I.E. The Buffalo Jackon duffel pictured above), and they’ll provide plenty of comfort from the time you take off to the time you land — and then some. They’re also nicely equipped to deal with winter weather in transit. – Shop Now

Bellroy Travel Wallet

Traveling light doesn’t have to be strenuous or taxing in terms of finding the right gear. In fact, it’s often about taking the essentials you already carry with you — like a handsome leather wallet — and slimming them down while going for maximum functionality and mobility. Hence, the Bellroy Travel Wallet, featuring room for your passport, bills and cards — plus that crucial RFID protection. – Shop Now

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. – Shop Now

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. – Shop Now

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones II

Traveling is stressful enough as it is, least of all when dealing with a noisy seatmate or a noisy, uncomfortable plane. In that case, the Bose QuietComfort Wireless Headphones are an ideal addition to your travel-ready everyday carry, free from the nuisance of tangled wires and made to block out the outside world. Don’t leave home without these. – Shop Now

Orvis Curious Traveler 5-Pocket Pants

You surely know Orvis for the brand’s rugged and field-ready outerwear, but what about travel-friendly gear like the aptly named Curious Traveler 5-Pocket Pants? When your destination calls for a quick turnaround – say, from the plane to the hotel right out into the city – ease of movement and style are key in equal measure. These crisply designed 5-Pocket Pants simply take care of business. – Shop Now

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. – Shop Now

Eddie Bauer Voyager 2.0 Travel Blazer

As we’ve said before, mobility and timeless style are the name of the game when it comes to travel. And if packing light is your goal – which it certainly should be – then it helps to be able to wear one jacket onto the plane or train, and then out to dinner or drinks when you get from point A to point B. The Voyager Travel Blazer pairs up nicely with the Orvis pants as seen above. – Shop Now

Stanley Master Flask

Hey, as fun as winter travel can be, sometimes it calls for a little fun of your own making. We think every guy needs a durable, timeless flask for sipping on a choice beverage during long winter walks … or a long winter train ride. Stanley has always made some of the best around, and the Master Flask is no different. – Shop Now

Buffalo Jackson Denver Leather Travel Duffel Bag

Want something a little less sleek and a little more rugged when it comes to your travel gear? In that case, Buffalo Jackson has you covered with the handsome, versatile Denver Leather Travel Duffel Bag. We love this bag for its durable hardware and rich brown leather — both of which should pair nicely with a classic travel outfit (think stretch denim, a chambray shirt and classic chukka boots). – Shop Now

AER Travel Pack 2 Backpack

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? – Shop Now

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. – Shop Now

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. – Shop Now

Wild & Wolf Flight Ready Kit

It’s no fun packing your toiletries in a rush, and then finding out what you brought won’t clear the TSA line. That’s where Wild & Wolf comes in, with an ingenious set of travel essentials for the modern man. The Flight Ready Kit serves a dual purpose — keeping your skin in great shape during harsh winter weather while making it extremely easy to get around quickly. – Shop Now

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