Train, plane or automobile, traveling is always more of a hassle than it should be. But, whether you have TSA Pre-check or an in-depth, life-altering travel itinerary, there will be moments along the road where it just won’t be fun anymore. Of course, there are some ways to help you along and lightening your load is one of the best, because nothing can bring your travel energy crashing down like the weight in your bags. From the right lightweight socks to the right pocket-sized face wipes to keep you looking fresh, these are the featherweight travel essentials you need. And the most important essential of all? The perfect pair of headphones to tune it all out — just be sure not to miss your boarding announcement.
Master & Dynamic MW65 Active Noise-Cancelling Wireless Over-Ear Headphones
The MW65 headphones from Master & Dynamic are one of the lightest over-ear headphones you can find, making them perfect for when you hit the skyways. Light as can be, noise-canceling and wireless, you can’t get much better than that for traveling. Master & Dynamic’s active noise-canceling technology has been engineered to work seamlessly with the custom 40mm Beryllium drivers delivering rich and warm sound. Crafted with anodized aluminum and fine leather, you won’t think twice about being seen with these around your head — and they’re comfortable enough to stay there as well. You also don’t have to worry about getting delayed, because the MW65s have a 24-hour battery life — and if you have a quick layover you can get them charged up to 50% in 15 minutes. These headphones should be at the top of your carry-on.
The Other Essentials
Rogue Utility Backpack By WANT Les Essentiels $395
Tech Pouch By Peak Design $60
Stainless Steel Travel Mug By S’well $33
Merino Dress Sock By Bombas $20
Ultrarange Rapidweld By Vans $80
Powerstation Mini By Mophie $40
M21 Sunglasses By Silver Lining Optics $290
Cashmere And Silk-Satin Eye Mask By Armand Diradourian $130
Essential Face Wipes: By Ursa Major $24