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15 Travel Essentials for Men | Best Travel Gadgets For Men

How’s it going, everyone? My name is Shimul Islam, and I’ve spent the last nine years being a full-time traveler. I’ve lived out of small drawers. I’ve lived in hotels. I’ve lived in a tiny house. I’ve lived out of suitcases. So, I know how to travel light.

But I also know the most important things I need to bring. Since today is Boxing Day and the people who aren’t reading this blog post are probably out buying a whole lot of useless crap, Now, these items don’t include basics like deodorant, a toothbrush, toothpaste, a passport, money, or a debit card. Those things you just have to bring when you travel

But these are 15 travel essentials for men that I don’t travel without. I want to say before we get started that this is not a sponsored post. None of these items were given to me to be showcased in this article. No one is paying me to say any of this. This is just coming from my own experience and things that I enjoy.


Headphones, Best Travel Gadgets For Men

First up, let’s get started with my favorite item, my headphones. These are noise-canceling headphones. And they’re from Sony. They’re the WH-1000XM2. I don’t know why it’s such a long name. They fold up really small so that they fit in this little travel case.

They’re incredible noise-canceling headphones. When I put them on on a flight and activate the noise cancellation, I realize just how noisy a plane is. Oh my god, the engine sounds and people are snoring. And people coughing, and so much else going on. Like, you just hit a button and zone completely out.

I love these because they can be plugged into the entertainment unit of the Airplane. They actually come with a little adapter so that you can plug it into the double-prong, you know, adapter of the Airplane. But they are Bluetooth. So, these are amazing. I never travel without them.

SAXX Underwear

I’m excited about this item. If you do not have a pair of these underwear, you need to buy one right now. Tell your mom; tell your girlfriend. Tell your boyfriend, tell whoever. You need a pair of SAXX. I don’t care if they’re SAXX. There’s also a company called MyPakage. There are a few companies. But what they have is a little extra pocket on the inside for your boys to enjoy some freedom.

No messing around with legs They’re separate from the legs. They have their own walls. They had their own curtains. They’re tucked away. It’s like a hammock for your balls. I do a lot of adventure travel.

So, I’m hiking, biking, and climbing. So, I want something that can keep up with my activities. And also make me not feel sweaty, feel protected, and feel comfortable. These make such a big difference. I do not travel without a pair of these.


Daypacks are very important, especially if you’re a guy and you want to carry your headphones. You want to carry your water bottle. This is a guy’s purse. This is the male equivalent of a purse.

Best Travel Gadgets For Men
Daypack, Best Travel Gadgets For Men

This bag is from Gandys. And I really like it because it’s super durable. I try to break stuff when I get it. I physically try to rip things apart in order to test them. So, this has passed many tests. It’s made of a really thick material. And it’s not going to get wrecked, which is great because, guys, you aren’t very careful with your stuff. You have to make sure that you have durable things so they don’t get wrecked.

Also, I really like the look of this backpack. It just looks rugged. It just looks like a guy’s backpack. It’s got two water bottle holders on both sides. It’s got a little pouch here if you need quick access while you’re on the flight. It’s got space for your laptop on the inside. Which is great.

There are more pockets on the inside, so you can stuff some cash or your passport. If you’re a single guy and you need to put condoms in here, you can do that. Or a married guy, and you just don’t want anymore kids.

Water Bottle

Next up, we have a water bottle. So, this keeps cool drinks cold. It keeps hot drinks really hot. And it also has two sides to the lid. So, the lid can open. So, you can put ice in here if you want. Or you can just undo the top and drink out of it like a regular water bottle.

Also, what I really like about this one is that it has an attachment to put, like, berries in here. Or you can put, like, lemon or lime in here if you want to flavor your water. It’s nice that this has a loop, so if I have a carabiner, I usually do have a carabiner, and I can just attach it to my belt. I can attach it to my bag if I want.

If I, like, rent a bike and I want to ride around, It’s really handy to have some sort of handle on your water bottle. It’s a good name for a water bottle.

Shampoo And Moulding Clay

You know, guys, when you travel, you’ve got to look good. You’ve got to smell good. You want to do your hair nicely.

Shampoo And Moulding Clay
Shampoo And Moulding Clay, Best Travel Gadgets For Men

So, I’ve been using This company is wise. I just really like the design of their bottles because they have really nice wood lids. But this is shampoo, and this is, like, clay for your hair. It’s called, like, molding clay. So, you can style your hair really nicely.

If you guys are like me, you only want to spend, like, two seconds doing your hair. So, I really like that this does my hair super fast, and it stays that way and doesn’t move. Which is perfect. These products are actually made of birch trees. Which I thought was really neat because I love the forest, I love the woods, and I love trees. It has a really nice, earthy, masculine scent to it. Which is really nice.

It also comes with this little refill pouch. So, when you’re out, you can just fill it back up. This container is 100 milliliters, which is perfect for flying with, although it is glass. I haven’t had any problems taking this little container with me because when they look at a 100-millimeter container, they don’t check to see if it’s glass.

But, I mean, the last thing you want is glass breaking on you in your luggage. But I haven’t had any problems. I had shampoo on my hands.

Black Shoes

I highly recommend just getting a simple pair of black shoes. And, you know, they’re not going to get scuffed up. You wear white shoes when traveling. But what are you doing with white shoes while traveling?

Black Shoes
Black Shoes, Best Travel Gadgets For Men

I really like these because they’re super light. And, you know, you can mash ’em up, and, like, look, that takes up, like, next to no room in your suitcase. Unless I’m going to a super-cold destination, this is what I’m going to bring.

You know, you can really dress them up. You can dress them down. They’re very versatile. And I highly recommend it.

Travel Journal

Travel Journal
Travel Journal, Best Travel Gadgets For Men

Travel journals are great when you’re traveling to write down ideas. You can play games here. You can write down your thoughts. You can draw pictures. Actually, I took this with me on my six-month backpacking trip around the world. Halfway through the trip, my camera was stolen. And I don’t know if you guys know this story, but we got robbed. So, luckily, this wasn’t taken. But because my camera was taken, I no longer had something to take pictures with.

I ended up drawing pictures in this journal of places I went to. And because I took time to absorb scenes and draw images, I have a more vivid memory of them.

cool carpet , Best Travel Gadgets For Men

That’s, like, a cool carpet that I saw. This is a seashell that I found, and I did like, I don’t know what that’s called. like a stencil where, like, you know, I wiped the pen over it or the pencil over it.


Sunglasses, Best Travel Gadgets For Men

Sunglasses And a sunglasses case. Picture if you have a nice pair of sunglasses that are protected in a case because I broke too many sunglasses to count. These are MVMT and really great quality. And they’re polarized. Make sure you guys get polarized sunglasses. And UV-protection sunglasses to protect your eyes. I only got two of them.

USB Stick

USB Stick
USB Stick, Best Travel Gadgets For Men

A USB stick to keep your documents safe So, when I travel, I have a backup of my passport here. I have a backup of airline tickets. I have just, like, a backup of, you know, anything important that I need.

My medical insurance I have it all on here. I also have a backup in the cloud, on Dropbox. I’ll keep all that stuff there in case anything happens and my passport gets washed away to sea. I have a copy of it.

Pocketknife Or Multi tool

Typically, I travel with just a carry-on. But on the odd chance that I can check a bag, or I do check a bag, I always bring a pocketknife. And pocketknives are very handy for a million reasons. And I also like to bring a multitool.

A multi-tool is even more handy than a pocketknife because it can do way more. Especially when it comes to, like, camera gear and stuff. If I need to tighten a screw or if I need to adjust something. I like having a multi-tool because it just opens up options. Plus, multi-tools are cool. Guys know that.

Cable Ties

Cables that look like this drive me crazy. I just want to cut the cable and be done with it. Or you can use a cable tie. So, it keeps your stuff a lot more secure. It makes it easier to access. And keeps everything clean. There’s nothing better than opening up your bag and finding everything neatly organized. You can find it really easily. So, there are two types of cable ties.

This one is like a bendy wire. I think they’re called gear ties. I’ll put links to all this stuff below. There’s also this one that’s like Velcro. Yeah, so they both work. And you can color-coordinate stuff. So, if you want USB-Cs in orange and then something else in blue, you can do that. Very simple.


Watch, Best Travel Gadgets For Men

I never travel without a watch. And I have a collection of, like, four or five different watches. It’s a lot more handy than, you know, busting out your phone and checking the time constantly. You can just have it right there on your wrist. Plus, it looks good.

If you guys are like me and you like to accessorize, then I highly recommend getting a nice watch. This one is from WeWOOD, and it’s made of wood. And then, for every watch you buy, they actually plant this tree. They use some of the money that you used towards the watch to plant the tree that they made from your watch. So, the cycle continues.

Breathable Shirts

Breathable Shirts
Breathable T-Shirts, Best Travel Gadgets For Men

You’re going to want some versatile and breathable clothing. So, this is a shirt from Prana. Which is a really nice, like, yoga company. Outdoor apparel company. So, it’s made of polyester. Which means it’s really breathable. And it wicks moisture. So, if you’re running or you’re sweating, this isn’t going to stay wet. It’s going to let you sweat it out. See, look, I can breathe right through the shirt really easily.

Breathable Shirts
Breathable Shirts, Best Travel Gadgets For Men

This is another shirt I love traveling with because it’s reversible. It can be gray, or it can be this plaid color. And that way, I can wear the shirt two different ways. It becomes two shirts. It becomes two outfits. Which is really important. This shirt is from Faherty. Which is a brand out of California. Super good quality stuff. Like, incredibly good quality. This is not going to break. This is not going to rip. You can climb a mountain in this, and it’s not going to tear.

Rain Jacket

Rain Jacket
Rain Jacket, Best Travel Gadgets For Men

Waterproof jacket. This is so important. And I have used this in maybe 30 different countries. This one is a jacket. It’s from a brand called NAU. And I always get compliments when I wear this because it’s really, really nice fabric. And water just beads right off of it. Even, like, 10 years later, after using this water, it is still beading right off. It’s great. It’s really good quality. It’s breathable. There’s zippers on, like, the pits.

So, you can open up, like, a big zipper all the way down and really get some nice, like, airflow, if need be. Or you can zip it up if, you know, it’s raining and you don’t want to get wet. This actually rolls up to be very, very small, too. Which is important when you’re traveling with a carry-on. Yeah, so this is the entire rain jacket right here. Which is great.

So, it’s a space-saver. And it also looks good. You look good wearing it. You can wear it with, like, a shirt and tie. It’s that good.


Sandals, Best Travel Gadgets For Men

Don’t go wearing cheap sandals like so many travelers do. Get a pair of really nice-quality sandals. These are actually made in Hawaii. They’re called Island Slippers. Island slipper right there.

I got these when I was in California. And they’ve been put through hell. I’ve marched around the world with them. And they have not broken. I didn’t want to buy them because I don’t like that thong between my toes. But they’re extremely comfortable.

And I highly recommend it because walking around in sandals all day, like many travelers do, can be very bad for your posture and your feet. So, I just recommend getting quality sandals.


That was it. Those are my 15 travel essentials for men. If you are a guy and you read this and found inspiration, let me know. I’d love to hear your feedback. If there’s something that If you bring on all your trips that I missed in this article, let me know. We can share ideas. Maybe there’s something you bring that I’m going to start bringing.

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