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The Ultimate 72-Hour International Carry-On Bag

From business meetings to the gym, this gear has you covered.

Henry Phillips

From Issue One of the Gear Patrol Magazine. Free shipping for new subscribers.

The 72-hour international business trip is a packing conundrum on its own, and traveling to colder climates only ups the stakes. Efficiency is the target, not austerity. A suit to seal the deal, matched with well-shined shoes and outerwear styled for summits of the managerial variety are your first priority.

Next come comfortable, functional clothes for surviving the flights and streets. Time is just as precious as space. Items that arrive ready to wear and accessible with minimal unpacking can translate into an extra hour of sleep or catching a nightcap with friends. From the perfect bag to the right looks and essential tech, this is a blueprint to follow when work goes abroad.

Pictured Above: The whole kit packed into the Lexdray London Garment bag ($540).

The Flight Over

Flying Comfortably in Business Class


Pax Patrol Packable Travel Puffer Jacket by Tumi $195
Clover Glasses by David Kind $295
Cashmere Half-Zip Sweater by Brunello Cucinelli $1,095
Spacestation by Mophie $150
Pearson Passport Cover by WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie $125
Purple Label Aston Dress Shirt by Ralph Lauren $425
Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer by Kiehl’s $42
GMT Master II by Rolex $8,450
QuietComfort 25 Noise Canceling Headphones by Bose $300
MacBook by Apple $1,299
Essential Face Wipes by Ursa Major $24

The Gym

Sweating Out the Jet Lag


Micro-Knit No-Sew T-Shirt by Isaora $125
Travel Alarm Clock by Braun $21
Olive Fruit Oil Nourishing Conditioner by Kiehl’s $6
Ultra Facial Cleanser by Kiehl’s $9
Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream by Kiehl’s $8
Electric Toothbrush by Quip $45
Fusion Proglide Flexball Razor by Gillette $12
Plus Tablets by Nuun $7
Eau Des Baux’ Deodorant by L’Occitane $20
Damage Repairing and Rehydrating Shampoo by Kiehl’s $7
Refresh Dopp Kit by Hard Graft $223
Neo Bonded Sweatpant by Isaora $185

Great 72-Hour Trips


Our travel guides with expert advice on where to stay, what to eat and what to do with 72 hours in cities across the globe. See the Guides

A Day Around Town

Keeping it Casual on the Streets


Forrest Auburn Tortoise Sunglasses by Capital Eyewear $145
X-T10 with 35mm XF R f/1.4 Lens by Fujifilm $1,025
Travel Jean by Bonobos $108
No.6 Wallet by Bison $110
The Bab Chukka Sneaker by Greats $59
Indian Crew by Billy Reid $115
Pax Patrol Packable Travel Puffer Jacket by Tumi $195

The Meeting

Making the Right First Impression


Field IS Jacket by Arc’teryx Veilance $1,195
Grant Travel Suit Blazer by Club Monaco $485
Royal Blue Gingham Fine Check Shirt by Turnbull & Asser $335
Lace Spot Tie by Turnbull & Asser $190
Prince of Wales Cashmere Scarf by Brunello Cucinelli $845
Calatrava Ref.5227G-010 by Patek Philippe $34,700
Blue Mountain Notebook by Word. $10
PlugBug World by Twelve South $45
Houndstooth Crew Socks by Smartwool $19
Attache No.24 by Ghurka $1,195

The Night Out

Bringing Out the Best of the Wardrobe


Barracks Blazer by Cadet $368
Give-N-Go Boxer by ExOfficio $26
Space Pack by Mophie $90
The Martin Wholecut Oxfords by Paul Evans $399
ATA Gloves by A Kind of Guise Discontinued
The Henley in Raw Selvage by Baldwin Denim $220
Merino / Co Pivot by Outlier $175
Mini Lint Roller by Scotch-Brite $12
Field IS Jacket by Arc’teryx Veilance $1,195

The Flight Home

Upgrading the Casual Wears


Attache No. 24 by Ghurka $1,195
Hudson Shirt by Ninox $109
BodyBag w/ Lens by LensCoat $28
AK JR by Astell & Kern $430
Manolo Handmade Leather Watch Pouch by Bas & Lokes $89
Nylon Mesh Double Zip Case by Muji $8
iPad Mini 4 by Apple $399
iPad Mini Sleeve by Octovo $40
Travel Jean by Bonobos $108


This story first appeared in Issue One of the Gear Patrol Magazine, 280 pages of stories, reports, interviews and original photography from seven distinct locations around the world. Subscribe now and receive free shipping on the biannual magazine. Offer expires soon.

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