Every traveller cannot avoid the struggle of packing for trip away from home. There are clothes, underwear, accessories, shoes, and toiletries. A woman’s travel essentials have been talked about enough so maybe it’s about time for more blogs talking about travel essentials for men. Women’s clothing and necessities aren’t very much different from the men’s but still, there are few packing tips for men to take note.
Invest in a bag and packing cubes
The first step of packing is to look for a good quality bag that can fit and protect your clothes while traveling. Some pieces of men’s clothing are made with delicate materials that need careful handling. It’s wise to buy some packing cubes to help maximize the space in your luggage and compress your clothes in a different bag protecting it from other things in your bag.
Bring a lightweight, waterproof wind jacket.
Prepare for a cold and rainy day with a jacket. Make sure it’s light so it won’t add weight risking an over excess at the airport. Some of the brands with good quality jackets you can check out are The North Face, and Columbia.
Pack the right pants.
Depends on where you’re going, you must choose whether you should pack hiking pants, dress pants, board shorts, and regular shorts. Make sure to pack only what you need during your travel so as not to overpack.
Thermal and cotton shirts are a must.
For places where it’s cooler, pack a thermal shirt as a base layer for a man’s outfit. Top it with a windproof jacket or fleece jacket (for temperatures below zero) and you’re good. For warmer places, cotton shirts are your best friends. It’s best to wear cotton in a tropical country like the Philippines or during the summer season in any country as it’s a breathable fabric that makes you feel cooler.
Prepare two kinds of footwear.
Always pack in a pair of flip flops and a pair of walking shoes. Many travellers usually like walking whenever they’re in a new country so they could see and explore more rather than just riding cabs or trains. Bonus packing tip: Wrap your footwear in shower caps to protect your clothes from being stained by the dirt on your shoe soles.