A Man’s Guide to Packing for All Kinds of Trips
Packing for a trip doesn’t have a “one size fits all” solution—you need to adapt to each destination. There are non-negotiables (clean underwear counts as one, gents), and then there are essentials you should bring, depending on where you’re headed.
Here are a few other things you should pack to make your trips hassle-free:
When you’re traveling to a bustling city, the one piece of clothing you should bring with you is a good blazer. It’s flexible enough to take you from a casual café, to a museum, to a club—which, if we’re being honest, is the recipe for a good day.
Your face is going to get the most sun out of any part of your body, so regular sunscreen isn’t going to cut it. You’ll need to pack facial sunscreen–go for those that are light and easily absorbed by the skin.
You’ll want to pack a good lip balm to keep your lips from cracking. On the same note, skin moisturizer is also mandatory. You can protect yourself from the elements even further by bringing a pair of gloves—as well as a selection of scarves—with you.
Every outdoorsman knows the value of a good pocket knife on camping trips, so make sure you bring yours. For safety, pack a first-aid kit along with the rest of your gear—you never know what might happen, and you won’t have immediate access to a hospital in the great outdoors. A pocket WiFi device and power bank might seem contrary to the idea of roughing it, but they’re must-haves for any modern emergency kit. And because you don’t want to be a polluting jerk, bring trash bags to manage your litter.
Pack a good suit, a coat or blazer for less-formal situations, and everything you need to stay well-groomed. Hotel shampoos, for instance, don’t always give your hair the care it needs, so it’s better to bring products you trust will keep you looking your best.
You can extend that advice to every sort of trip on this list. Different climates can wreak havoc on the health of your scalp, leaving your hair looking tired and abused.
The next time you go on a trip, bring a shampoo like CLEAR Cool Sport Menthol, which helps nourish your scalp, reduce dandruff, and leave you feeling fresh after every shower. Having great hair won’t hurt when you’re taking on the world.