10 Men’s Travel Essentials

Guys who travel regularly will know that there are a few things you can’t live without on the road. We take a look at some of the essential items for your suitcase or backpack in 2019.

It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s about how you look when you arrive, right? Staying fresh and looking fresh are essential if you’re on a business trip, or even if you’re just going on a city break for a few days.

Keep these men’s travel essentials to hand whenever you travel to ensure you arrive in style!

Braun M90 Foil Shaver

Shavers don’t come much niftier than this offering from Braun. It’s super compact, washable and battery powered, meaning you can easily defuzz your face anywhere.

If you rock a beard or a bit of designer stubble then this won’t be for you, it’s strictly for the clean shavers. But for the compact size and low price, this is a great little shaver to keep to hand.

Priority Pass

If you spend a lot of time in airports then this is a lifesaver. We ran a feature a while back about the best airport passes and the Priority Pass is your best option. If you need a quiet space to get some work done, charge your phone and even just relax before your flight, grab one of these bad boys.

You’ll get access to showers, complimentary snacks and drinks, and an oasis of calm in over 1200 airports around the world. That’s gotta be worth $99 a year surely?

Sign up for your priority pass here.

Good Citizen Sunglasses

OK honestly these are still at the Kickstarter stage, but we’re psyched for a pair of these. They don’t just look cool AF, they’re also made from recycled plastic. In fact, their raison d’etre is to take as much waste plastic and turn them into cool looking shades.

Sign up for your pair (and do your bit for sustainability) over at GoodCitizen.

Pic: Good Citizens

Anker Battery Pack

Spend too much time looking for a plug socket to recharge that damn phone? Search no more my friend… Anker are the trusted name in battery packs and the PowerCore 20100 has two USB ports, includes fast charging capabilities and can charge a smartphone up to 7 times. A truly essential travel accessory for any guy (or gal).

Wool sneakers

These cool sneakers are a made entirely from wool! But that makes them breathable, versatile and durable, meaning you can wear them all day without getting sweaty feet. Another cool thing about wool shoes is that you don’t need to wear socks with them.

Baabuk’s wool shoes are also pretty cool and stylish and will work with any outfit. Perfect for the guy on the go.

Washbag Essentials

Taxi, monorail, waiting, flights, queues, more waiting, train, taxi… Travel takes its toll on both our appearance and our health. Having a wash bag in your hold luggage with a few essential pieces will make sure you look as fresh as a superstar when you arrive.

Our tips for stuff to pack:

  • Toothbrush (of course)
  • Travel sized toothpaste
  • Moisturiser of your choice
  • Wet wipes
  • A flannel
  • Travel sized cologne

We also took a look at how to stay fresh and look your best when travelling, so read the full article here.

Plain Tee

You know what goes with EVERYTHING… A plain white or grey tee. You’ll always look stylish and even if you’re wearing shorts, jeans or even a suit, a plain tee shirt will work.

Ditch the logos. Ditch the slogans. Minimalism all the way my friend….

Leather Shoulder Bag

If you want a bag that is going to last years, and will keep up with you when the going gets tough, invest in a good leather shoulder bag. A good leather bag should be treated with a light wax when you first buy it. It should then last a lifetime.

Modern leather bags come with compartments for laptops and tablets, pockets for documents and sturdy zips that won’t break off halfway round the world.

Bose Bluetooth Headphones

Good headphones are essential on the road, and these beauties from Bose don’t come much better. Being Bose, of course the sound quality is outstanding. And with the bluetooth functionality they’ll pair with your devices easily. They also come with a cable if you need to connect to a non-bluetooth device such as a laptop.

Oh another thing… They’re noise cancelling. Very important on busy trains, planes and automobiles. Just don’t miss your announcement!

Inflatable pillow

Lets be honest, we all get caught up in bad travelling from time to time. It might be delays, it could be strikes… When you get caught up and there’s no way out, you want to make sure you can at least get some shut eye! An inflatable pillow to hand is crucial to being able to get a bit of shut eye when its all gone to pot. Playboys need their sleep too (sometimes).


These are the Global Playboy tips for mens top travel essentials. Got any suggestions for your own top travel equipment? Drop them in the comments below…

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