Any seasoned traveler knows that depending on how well you planned, and how well you’re equipped, traveling can be either a breeze or a pain. In the age of technology, gadgets, hidden costs and luxury airport lounges, there is a myriad of ways that you can either make or break your travel experience.
In this guide, we’re going to take a look at some great travel accessories for men that will help make your next trip a total breeze. We’ve covered a few traveling essentials for men, some luxury items, tech travel gadgets, and even a few travel accessories that will ensure you’re not too uncomfortable on your galivants around the globe.
Let’s dive in.
The Top Travel Essentials for Men
We all know how difficult it can be to get some quality sleep on the airplane. Whether it’s crying babies, chatty neighbours or simply bright lights shining in your face – no one’s having a good time.
There’s no better way to ensure that you’re Mr. Grumpy for the first few days of your holiday than missing out on some much-needed rest on the way to your destination.
Let’s take a look at some men’s travel bag essentials to make sure you don’t miss out on any beauty sleep.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
Whether you’re catching an in-flight movie, the latest episode of your favourite podcast or drowning out the general hum of the aircraft cabin, a pair of good noise canceling headphones is essential. This must-have is one of the most useful men’s travel accessories.
They allow you to block out the outside world, and extend in handiness past the airplane to any public place you might arrive in, or any cross-country bus trips you might take upon reaching your destination.
Travel Eye Mask
If you’ve never slept with an eye mask at home, you’re missing out. Thus, as you can imagine, you’re really making a bad decision if you’re going on an airplane without one. Not only is it great for the obvious – blocking out light and allowing you to sleep – but if you’re set up with an eye mask and noise canceling headphones combo, you won’t simply be hard to wake, but people will really think twice about disturbing you.
Furthermore, once you arrive at your destination where your jetlagged body clock is likely starting to run out of sync, an eye mask can really help you get back into the rhythm of things. Eye masks easily control your waking and sleeping hours, making them one of the best men’s travel essentials.
Cool Luxury Travel Accessories for Men
Now we’ve covered the essentials, let’s look at one or two bits of luxury travel gear you might want to consider adding to your list. These handy men’s luxury travel accessories are extras that will add just a touch of extravagance to your next adventure – at the cost of a little more coin, naturally.
A Travel Steamer
If you’re the kind of gentleman who’s traveling in a three-piece, and you’ve never used a steamer on the go before, you’re truly missing out. Crinkles and creases can really ruin the sharpness and cleanliness of a tasteful outfit. With a small portable steamer close at hand, you’ll be ready to step off the plane and straight into your first business meeting without an issue.
It’s like being at a luxury resort on an airplane!
Travel Shaving Kit
Depending on your stance on facial hair, a travel shaving kit can be a surprisingly useful item to pack if you’re travelling somewhere unfamiliar. When you’re the kind of person who needs this specific shaving foam, with a particular razor and simply can’t go about the rest of your day without a good part of that aromatic aftershave you love, you’ll be a lot more comfortable bringing these items with.
Once again, it’s not essential, but a luxury you should certainly consider.
The Best Three Travel Gadgets for Men
When you’re looking for some hot new tech, there are plenty of travel gadgets for men that can be the difference between a successful chill-out of a trip, and a great big mess of one. Here are our three best pieces of tech that we consider to be some of the best men’s’ travel accessories.
A Power Bank
We all know how much of a pain it is trying to charge your phone in a rush at the airport. Power banks are handy, but if you get a solid model power bank with 2-3 times the battery power of your phone, you’re really set to go.
These days you can also find power banks that come with handy electrical outlet attachments, which will allow you to plug in anywhere, without any issues, in a country with unfamiliar plug points. This way you can get your cell phone, drone, laptop or cameras charging in a heartbeat, wherever you are.
A fully charged phone in an unfamiliar place can be a surprisingly big comfort.
Portable Bluetooth Speaker
If you’re staying somewhere that you hope to meet other travelers, have a bit of a party perhaps, and entertain – then a Bluetooth speaker is essential. It’s also really a must-have if you’re a music fanatic in general.
While headphones are great, there’s really nothing better than finding a quiet spot to set up with your speaker where you can hear both the nature and the sweet sound of beats softly pumping out in the open.
This does, of course, come with the responsibility not to be inconsiderate, and always make sure that you’re not interrupting the peace and quiet of others somewhere public. Speakers also make for a great addition to hikes. Too many a dropped phone to count, a speaker in a Ziploc bag is the perfect way to bring your music and podcasts wherever you go.
Bonus points for enhancing your laptop cinema experience.
This might seem like an obvious one, but there are some really nifty and creative travel mugs and thermos out there today. Whether you’re looking for something with a temperature gauge (for the coffee fanatics), an anti-spill travel mug, there’s something out there for you.
Past coffee, there is a myriad of uses for a thermos like this. From bringing soup on an overnight hike, to taking some warm water for dishwashing when camping, to even using a thermos filled with hot water as part of a first aid kit, it’s an essential little helper that we really think helps with comfort when you’re traveling.
Men’s Travel Gear You Can’t Go Without in Conclusion
Now that you’ve got some ideas, it’s time to go out and start packing – the oceans and mountains await! Of course, you can make do without many of these accessories. You don’t need a suitcase full of luxury travel items, but since this list can fit in ½ or ⅓ of a backpack, and doesn’t carry a massive price tag, it’s most certainly worth considering each and every item on this list for your future exploits!