10 Travel Essentials For Men

travel essentials for men

Packing travel essentials is always easier with a list.

This week we focus on the guys (ladies next week it’s all you). Whether you or a guy you know is planning a beach getaway, a mountain escape, or a week in the desert, there are always travel essentials for men to pack.

This week we’ll focus on some key travel essentials that all guys should pack on their next trip and we’ve got a list of recommendations for you too.

From laundry bags to cord organizers, here are 10 travel essentials for men.

Men’s Travel Dopp Kit

travel dopp kit
It shouldn’t surprise you that a travel organizer bag is on our list. It is a hands-down essential. It’s important to stay organized during travel and a rugged Dopp Kit is sure to help you do just that. This beauty is available in our shop here!

Foldable Flip Flop Sandals

folding flip flops
Whether you’re wearing them on the beach, in the hotel, or simply in the shower, a pair of flip flops are essential when you need to throw on a pair of shoes fast.

This ARSTART pair are ultra lightweight, ultra soft, and ultra wear resistant. You can even fold them up! Flip flops come in handy for the shower or at the pool, something you might not even think about!

Magic Headband

magic headband
An item like this Magic Headband is super versatile, stylish, and just convenient when you need it. You can wear it as a scarf, a headwrap, like a bandana, or over your eyes when you need to sleep. It’s great to bring on hikes or adventure days outdoors. It’s sweat-wicking, breathable, and soft.

Tom Bihn Laundry Bag

laundry bag
This laundry bag from Tom Bihn will keep your clean clothes clean and your dirty clothes dirty. But how? It’s an easy drawstring bag on both sides so you can put dirty clothes on one side and clean clothes on the other – keeping them completely separated.

Cord Case Organizer

cord case organizer
You won’t have to worry about getting tangled up in cords with Cord Case Organizer by Journo Travel Goods! It’s perfect for cables, accessories, phones, tablets, hard drives, chargers, USB, memory cards and more. It’ll fit perfectly in your suitcase and it’s made tough to last.

3 in 1 Spork

This spork is definitely the one travel essential you didn’t know you needed. This titanium 3 in 1 spork is ultra lightweight, eco-friendly, and versatile. It’s a bottle opener too! When in doubt, pull your spork out.


This Maglite flashlight is essential for any suitcase, backpack, or hiking pack. It’s tiny, simple, and easy to use. It’s drop resistant, water resistant, and uses LED to help you see anything and everything.


kindle oasis
For many of us, reading is essential when we go away. It could mean reading on a flight or bus ride, reading on the beach, or just reading during downtime. Consider purchasing an e-reader like this Kindle version – it’s got a high resolution, completely waterproof, thin, light, and has double the storage with 8GB. Keep reading!

Foldable Water Bottle

folding waterbottle
It’s so easy to forget to pack a water bottle and to get dehydrated when we travel. Do you know we actually lose a lot of water when we go on long flights? That’s why it’s always recommended you drink plenty of water before, during, and after your flight to keep you hydrated.

This flexible, foldable water bottle by Vapur is durable, portable, and reusable. You can clip it to your bag or backpack while you travel.

Rain Poncho

rain poncho
Prepping for rain is essential. Here’s a great way to do it: add this rain poncho to your list. This Charles River Apparel Poncho features heat-sealed seams, a hood with snap neck and drawstrings for added wind and rain protection. Won’t take up much room either!

Ready to go shopping? Packing for your next getaway? Make sure you take a look at our list of recommendations and let us know what you think! Which will you buy? Leave us a comment below!


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