With the good weather fast approaching, many of us are planning weekend getaways. Whether you’re heading golfing with your workmates or enjoying a city break with old pals, our compilation of the top five gentleman’s travel essentials will make packing a breeze.
1. Overnight bag
Cramming all of your belongings into a fit-to-burst backpack hardly oozes sophistication and elegance. Leave your rucksacks at home and store your items in style with a durable leather overnight bag.
Any discerning gentleman will admire the rich colour and simplistic yet practical design of the Sherborne Grip Bag from Alfred Dunhill. Crafted from fine cowhide leather, the bag features numerous pockets and compartments, as well as the option to expand for extra space. Retailing at £1,450, this bag is certainly an investment piece.
Anticipating good weather for your weekend away? Make sure you’re prepared by investing in a sleek and stylish pair of sunglasses.
For a pair that will withstand the ever-changing trends, opt for a classic design like a wayfarer by Ray-Ban. A timeless black pair is a great option that is both stylish and practical.
Sporting a few days’ worth of stubble can be a fashion statement, however, let it grow for much longer than that and you can start to look a little dishevelled. Keep your stubble in check by making sure you pack a shaver.
Electrical shavers can be an effective way to stay clean-shaven without the hassle of a wet shave. Boots have a great selection, including the Braun Mobile M90 Electric Shaver.
4. Suit carrier
Planning on attending a formal event? Packing your suit into your overnight bag can leave it creased and in need of an iron before you can wear it. Avoid this by investing in a suit carrier.
With a suit carrier, like this one from Marks & Spencer, you’ll have a practical space to store your eveningwear, minimising the creases in your suit.
5. Phone charger
The phone charger has become an essential for the travelling modern man, especially if your trip involves a long journey.
Available from the Apple store, the World Travel Adapter Kit comes with six different AC plugs, so is perfect for use in other countries. You’ll also find in-car chargers in the store, as well as the handy Mophie Juice Pack Battery Case, a rechargeable phone cover that can extend battery life by up 80 per cent.