One of the best things about summer is having a bit of time to get out and explore the world. Whether your travel plans involve a long stint somewhere far away or just a quick weekend trip, there are a few essentials you should have with you. Check out some of our top men’s summer travel essentials…
Ideal for shorter trips or as aeroplane carry-on, the Royal Republiq Courier Stay Over Bag is a travel essential. Crafted from leather and canvas, the bag offers sleek looks, multiple carry options, plus a separate laptop compartment.
A good pair of sunnies is always needed wherever you go in the summer months. Blair by Pacifico Optical features a classic design made with the highest quality Italian materials to ensure years of wear. The burnt oak and grey lens iteration, pictured, delivers versatility with a timeless look.
Travel light with a minimalist wallet. Leave all the cards and currency you don’t need at home and take only the important stuff. Koyono’s X1 Slimmy Wallet is a great option, as it’s secure, has heaps of space for cash and a couple of cards, plus it stays super slim. Available in two sizes to cater to different size currency.
Holidays are a time to relax and get refreshed. Block out the noise around you with an excellent pair of noise-cancelling headphones like the Sennheiser PXC 550. The headphones boast up to 30 hours of battery life from a single charge, plus they fold up quite compactly, both qualities that make them ideal for travelling.
When you’re travelling, taking versatile pieces with you is key to keeping your carry light. The Sail watch by Kapten & Son is ideal for this. The blue and white nylon strap mixed with ivory dial and rose gold case offers a great balance for daytime casual and more formal evenings. Plus, its nautical theme is entirely appropriate for summer holidays.
Airports can be stressful places at the best of times, let alone when you’re rummaging around in your bag because you can’t remember if you brought your passport or not. Keep organised with the Bellroy Passport Sleeve and save yourself the panic. The sleek leather piece holds your passport, boarding pass or ticket, 2-4 cards, as well as a pen, so you’ve got everything you need in one place.
Not having the luxury of your entire wardrobe when you’re travelling can be both a blessing and a curse. The best way to keep your holiday style as refined as your luggage allowance calls for is by sticking with the basics. The Asket t-shirt is ideal for travel. Being made from 100% Egyptian cotton and crafted by experts means you’ll get way more than just one holiday’s wear out of it.
Take your good hair on the road, or on the plane, with the Uppercut Deluxe Mini Styling Collection. Featuring mini tins of the grooming brand’s styling products, the collection is ideal to take travelling. Their compact size means they’ll easily find a spot in your luggage.
Travelling in summer calls for much relaxing and lounging – preferably near water with a drink in hand. Venroy’s Lounge Shorts are the perfect piece of clothing for this occasion. Their 100% linen construction keeps them lightweight for comfortable wear. Plus, paired with a nice pair of sneakers and shirt, they can double as evening attire too.
Shoes take up a lot of luggage space, so travelling often means having to stick with one or two pairs while you’re away. Vans Authentics are a great choice for versatility and comfort, and will serve you well on any summer trip. Their simplicity and minimalist look allow them to work with nearly all outfits, while their canvas construction means they’re durable and will last.