Traveling these days can be ... complicated. Border restrictions, health risks and anxiety turned up to 11 make flying even more stressful than it already was before the pandemic. That means it's more imperative now to have your travel gear in order. If there was ever a time and place to feel try and feel comfortable, it's during these trying times and it's on a plane. These are the goods to get.
Hand sanitizer imbued with calming lavender to offset the alcohol fumes.
The travel section at the corner drug store will never have the right shampoo and soap. Instead, he should bring his own and these travel-sized bottles are ideal. They're spill-proof and shatterproof and reusable.
This battery pack from Mophie is ideal for travel. It's slim, powerful and it comes with an integrated cable — hard to beat that.
He may not be near his neighborhood cafe, but he can bring this handy coffee brewing kit with him and bring his beans of choice.
Don't pack single-use plastic bottles when you're on the go. Invest in a great reusable tumbler like this one from Japanese brand Kinto.
Compact enough to throw in a tight suitcase, this little guy can grind its way to a beautiful morning mug, wherever he goes.
Packing cubes are a huge headache-saver. Belongings stay organized in transit and are easily unpacked once he finally gets to his destination. These ones from Osprey are made from a durable, lightweight fabric and have easy-access zippers.
With Casper's Silk Sleep Mask, he can shut out the lights in silky luxury and maybe even have some good dreams. It's made from 100 percent silk and features a comfortable elastic band to fit anyone.
He's gotta get his sleep where he can. That's hard to do in a car or a plane. This neck pillow makes that possible thanks to the soft memory foam and plush microfiber cover. It sits flush against the seat head rest, compresses easily into a carrying pouch and even comes with a set of ear plugs to achieve REM bliss.
This modern classic cologne from Tom Ford balances notes of vanilla, oud wood and Chinese pepper for a warm and sophisticated scent. The travel size means its TSA-approved and that he doesn't have to worry about how his musk will be received by fellow travelers.
It's nice to carry your essentials close if everything else is packed away. This mini sling bag has enough space to store your phone, wallet, key and other daily necessities.
Going through airport security is always a scramble, especially when it comes time to throw all your belongings in the plastic bins. Birkenstock's Boston clogs are perfect airport shoes for this exact reason.
Editor's Note: Away, like many other brands, is having stock issues at the moment and this bag is OOS. If you are looking for another Away carry-on, we recommend The Large, The Expandable Medium or The Bigger Carry-On (with pocket) that are all in stock as of 12/13.
Good travel starts with good luggage. Give him a good start with Away's Bigger Carry-On. It's made from lightweight, yet durable polycarbonate material for the shell, has even more space than the regular Carry-On (he's a frequent traveler, after all), and even includes a battery so he can charge his devices quickly and easily.
There's enough noise out there. These headphones cancel all that and help him rock out to Rush or knock out to Gigi Masin.
Filson didn't have to build a dopp kit as over-engineered as this. But they did. It's built with rugged twill, bridle leather, brass hardware and a waterproof nylon lining and will likely outlast him.
When on the road, your grooming doesn't have to suffer. This beard trimmer from Bevel gives you over four hours of use on a single charge and it's incredibly easy to clean.