Holidays, city trips, adventure trips, backpacking … At least two, three or four times a year, we set out to explore new cities, countries, beaches or islands. The farther and the stranger, the better! Travelling, no doubt, can be an exhilarating and enjoyable experience especially when you are better prepared and equipped for your trip. On the other hand, it can quickly turn into a dreadful and annoying time particularly when you don’t have the necessary gear with you. Travel accessories are vital as they might be the difference in having a disastrous journey or a memorable one. So, if you are in the market for the best travel accessories for men, this well-curated list below will certainly come in handy. We have detailed some key features each product offers that will ensure your desired option best suits your travel requirements.
The Best Travel Accessory For Men
Are you the type of lad that gets a little idol or isolated when traveling? Want a little something to keep you busy while you wait for a connecting flight at the airport? If you answered yes to these questions, then your voyage just got easier and the Kindle voyage 6” E-reader is what you’ve been looking for. With a unique design and an impressive high-resolution display, the Kindle Voyage is easily the best travel accessory a man can have with him during his travels. The most unique feature about this product is its high-resolution display which has 300 ppi that makes text and images laser-sharp with none of the unevenness of a screen. A perfect gift for travelers.
High-resolution display of up to 300 ppi
Long-life battery which can last up to weeks
Adjustable light sensor
Pressure-sensitive sensor which allows you to turn pages without lifting a finger
- Weight6.3 oz/6.6 oz
The downside of documenting some of your activities or the names of contacts and addresses during your travel is when the paper gets misplaced, wet or stolen. Designed by Aaron Draplin in 2006, the Field Notes Kraft was inspired by the archaic genre of agricultural memo books and ornate pocket ledgers. The Field Notes Kraft is one of the best travel accessories for men as it is pocket-friendly, easy-to-access and perfect for writings, drawings and designs on-the-go. It comes with 48 pages and is available in three different variations which are: Graph, Ruled or Plain. Each of these variations measure 31/2”wide by 51/2” tall and is with a three-staple saddle-stitch process. You may combine it with some of the best mechanical pencils from our list.
Ruled Paper, 48-page memo book
3 books per pack
Acid-free book cover which ensures long-lasting use
- BrandField Notes
- Weight3.2 ounces
The Samsonite Omni Expandable Hardside Luggage was specially designed as a lightweight suitcase that allows you pack in much more heavier items without worrying about its own weight. This hard shell luggage is designed to be a compatible fit with most airline overhead compartments. Its hardside case is made of 100% polycarbonate for a long-lasting and durable use thereby ensuring the safety of your travel items. Also included are 4 multi-dimensional wheels which enable the suitcase roll smoothly in all directions with minimal fuss. The Samsonite is also security-conscious as it uses an Integral Locking System which is mounted on the sides of your luggage to keep it secure throughout the journey.
Four multi-dimensional spinner wheels
Integral Locking System (TSA compatible)
Polycarbonate hard case
2-inch expandable zippers
- Weight29.2 pounds
With over 60 years of experience, the JBL brand has continued to deliver products that typify the technical expertise that makes it one of the leading brands on sound technology. The JBL Waterproof Portable Bluetooth has got you really covered during your travels especially in wet weather. Giving it its name, the JBL Waterproof is just that – waterproof in every sense of the word. You can dip it under water till your heart’s content and you will still get a powerful stereo sound. The battery of the JBL waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker is made of a 300mAh rechargeable Lithium ion battery that guarantees you over 10 hours of quality audio sounds.
Wireless Bluetooth streaming
Speakerphone with noise-echo cancellation
JBL Bass Radiator which delivers more bass
Built-in 300mAh rechargeable battery which offers 12 hours of battery life
- Weight1.14 lbs
Even on your travels, you may still want to continue having your favourite drinks at your preferred temperature. This can majorly be done by using a travel mug as they can come in handy in practically any situation. However, some travel mugs are more up to the task than others and this is where the Zojirushi SM Stainless Steel Mug comes in. This travel steel mug is the culmination of a century’s worth of research and development as it has been specifically engineered to keep your drinks at the desired level of temperature for long periods of time. The Zojirushi is equipped with two thin layers of stainless steel that operate as a vacuum as the air between them is removed. It makes a nice gift for coffee lovers who like to travel.
Tight-fitted lid which prevents contents from spilling out
Steel finish interior which prevents corrosion
Vacuum insulation which can keep drinks hot or cold for long periods
- Weight9 ounces
Ever arrived at the airport with your luggage only to discover that it weighs too much? Or you’ve been forced to drop some of your supplies to prevent paying hefty fees for extra luggage? With these annoying experiences always lurking, the Etekcity Digital Hanging Luggage Scale becomes a must-have. This luggage scale stands out from its competitors because of its dependable and offers accurate readings. The Etekcity comes with a clean and clear LCD display that allows you view the device’s readings and it contains a capacity of 50kg. Another exciting feature of this luggage scale is the inbuilt thermometer sensor that allows you to check if your luggage is compatible with the climate by measuring its temperature.
Thermometer sensor which measures temperatures both in Fahrenheit and Celsius readings
Highly accurate sensor which measures in kg and pounds
LCD display of readings
Auto-off features to preserve battery life
- ModelPostal Luggage Scale
- Weight4.8 ounces
The difference between having a peaceful trip and a chaotic one might just be a pair of noise canceling earphones, right? This may not necessarily be true as the noise from a loud engine on a plane or fellow passengers might filter through thereby ruining whatever you may be listening to. Enter the Bose QuietComfort Wireless Headphones that offers a noise-cancelling feature which trumps the rest in the market. This enables you to focus more on your music, calls or work with zero noise distractions from your surroundings. The Bose QuietComfort uses a dual-microphone setup to detect surrounding noise and block it right out.
Three levels of noise cancelling for better listening
Dual microphone system which rejects noise
Alexa-enabled for voice access to music and information
20 hours of continuous use
- Weight8.3 ounces
Long flights, bus, or train rides can quickly cloud the holiday mood. Especially in a narrow plane, in which you already have a queasy feeling about; with such limited space to get up, stretch or walk around, you can quickly go nuts. That’s why having good entertainment is necessary to keep you occupied and in good spirits. However, if your entertainment has been stored in your electronics, you will certainly need a good charger. On this list already are three devices that need to be charged at some point during your travels.
Though you may wonder aloud that the devices have their own charger but the real question is if you will have enough space to plug multiple wall-chargers to charge your devices. The Anker Elite USB Charger answers this perfectly as it offers you a blend of innovative technology with a sleek design which guarantees universal and high speed charging for all kinds of devices. The technology embedded within this charger detects the charging capacity of your gadgets and adjusts the output to counter cable resistance.
LED power indicator and light sensor
High speed charging for all kinds of devices
Lesser time charging
- Weight3.36 ounces
If you are a constant traveler, one of the things you may have noticed is the ever-changing environment which means you will have to consider how to power your appliances are when visiting a country with a completely different type of AC outlet. The BESTEK Universal Travel Adapter is truly universal as it enables you charge your gadgets, regardless of the type of AC outlet being used. This travel adapter is powered by a patented technology which can efficiently convert voltage to 110V to charge up to seven devices simultaneously in more than 150 countries. Quite incredible, isn’t it?
Patented technology converts voltage in 150 different countries
24 month warranty
Charges up to 7 devices simultaneously
Serves as a USB wall charger and a travel adapter
- Weight1.2 pounds
Imagine travelling to a remote part of the world for work or relaxation only to find that there is no stable power supply. A certain level of worry begins to develop as you start wondering how you are going to charge your gadgets when they inevitably run low. The Jackery Bolt Charger allays your fears as it features a 600mAh capacity which allows you to charge your smartphones up to three times to full charge. A unique feature of this portable power bank is the inclusion of two integrated charging cables which are a micro-USB cable and a Lightning cable to charge iPhones. It also has a USB output which allows you to charge a third device meaning you can charge three devices simultaneously.
Built-in Lightning and USB cables
Can charge 3 devices at the same time
Very compact and can be easily packed
Pass through feature which ensures power bank is also charged while charging other devices
- Weight10.4 ounces
If you are a frequent traveler, you may have noticed how unpredictable and dangerous the weather can be, which means packing along a travel umbrella is a no-brainer for you. But nothing gets more frustrating than confidently flipping your umbrella in the rain then seeing it damaged by a strong gust of wind. This is where the Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella comes in, as it is built for durability and wind resistance. This umbrella consists of nine ribs made from flexible, resin-reinforced fiberglass which is paired with a strong metal frame and three-fold chrome plated metal shaft. This blend of materials ensures that the umbrella can withstand constant wind pressure without turning inside out.
Teflon technology ensures that umbrella dries quickly
Strengthened by 9 fortified fiberglass ribs
- BrandRepel Umbrella
- Weight12 ounces
At certain times in life, a man certainly needs his blend of drinks to keep his spirits high especially during flights. The W & P Carry-on Cocktail Kit is intended just for this purpose as it provides everything needed to create two delicious old-fashioned manly cocktails during your flight. The W & P design kit includes the tools to mix two Gin and Tonics which include craft tonic syrup. You no longer have to depend on the drinks served on board to give you your preferred mix as this kit can satisfy your cravings. It is designed to easily fit in your carry-on bag and the tools inside are neatly packed in a crisp metal tin.
Alcohol not included in the kit
Cocktail kit includes Carry on tin, recipe card, muddler and aromatic bitters
Well-packed in a TSA approved can
Makes two bloody Mary’s
- Weight4.6 ounces
While packing is an activity that can get you excited about because of its direct link to your upcoming trip, it can quickly become a horrifying experience especially when you are having difficulties in fitting your belongings in the backpack. The Eagle Creek Pack-It Set solves this problem as its functional design and superb quality allows you to easily organize and fit in your clothing, toiletries and other small items. The most innovative feature about the Eagle Creek packing cube is the Extra compression feature which can squeeze your stuff into a packable and portable brick that makes packing much easier.
Compression zipper which saves more space
Ultra-light water repellent
Has two zippers that are self-repairing to help avoid snags
Has two handles that are sewn into the fabric to guarantee durability
- BrandEagle Creek
- Weight10.4 ounces
With travelling being a hectic activity, most men may not have the time nor chance to properly groom themselves which might lead to the use of time-saving but poor quality products. To buck this unfavorable trend, the Lab Series Pro LS was designed to deliver multiple skin care treatments for men in one single step. With a nod to its name, the Lab series acts as an all-in-one facial cream and it can be used as an aftershave, face moisturizer, wrinkle fighter and shine reducer. Modified for use on the go, it replenishes hydration which helps to rebuild and fortify the skin’s moisture barrier.
Fast-absorbing formula which combines four skin care fundamentals
Instant replenished hydration
Diminishes the appearance of wrinkles
- BrandLab Series
- Weight4 ounces
Flashlights are a handy and reliable tool to pack along for your travels. There are many flashlights currently on the market which give you next to nothing in quality and long-lasting use. However, the ThruNite Archer 1A V3 Flashlight is quite the opposite as it is very convenient to use and offers good value for your money. The ThruNite Archer has five output settings; out of which four have varying intensities of constant operation and the last one operates as a strobe – all five output settings are rated at 200 lumens. Operating this EDC flashlight is fairly easy as there is a switch at the base that controls the power. The flashlight also has four different modes namely firefly, high, medium and low.
Nicely spaced modes
Maximum beam distance of 66 metres
- ModelArcher 1A V2 NW
- Weight4.8 ounces
Wearing the wrong kind of socks especially on a journey can give you high levels of discomfort which can ruin the entire trip. Your feet deserve special care and attention as they are your everyday means of transport. Give your feet the right support with the Travelsox Original Patented Graduated Travel socks which helps your feet maintain sufficient blood flow while reducing swelling and general discomfort. Designed in collaboration with a medical team, the flight sock uses compression for maximum circulation and is perfect for use during a journey.
Patented compression which increases blood circulation to the feet
Superior hugs and contours which fit like a second skin
Supple padding which cushions feet at high impact zones
Ankle and Plantar arch support
- Weight1 pound
Packing your clothes in a tight carry-on bag will eventually make them wrinkled but a portable garment clothes steamer offers you a perfect way out. A handy garment steamer can give your clothes a fresh look by removing creases and there is no Garment steamer that does justice to fabrics than the Rowenta Powerful Handheld Garment Steamer. This garment steamer packs a lot of power as its 1500 watt heating element ranks high among garment steamers all over the world. This power gives the Rowenta DR-8080 a quick warm-up time which can produce steam within 45 seconds of being plugged in.
Very lightweight and easy to use
Large water tank and detachable water container
Ability to steam any type of fabric
- Weight3 pounds
Do you desire that combination of comfort and hygiene that only the best travel blankets can give you? Then look no further than the Flight 001 Travel Blanket. It has a lightweight polyester material that is very soft which gives a comfy feel. It comes complete with a carrying case where you can store the blanket, as well as serve doubly as a pillow on the plane. Labeled as an “emergency blanket”, the Flight 001 measures 55 by 55 inches and it is perfectly capable of covering one person. Its design also incorporates playful infographics at one corner and has a clip which helps you attach the case to your backpack or luggage for easy transport.
Zip pouch can double as a pillowcase and a pillow
100% polyester material
Extremely soft and comfy
Variety of colors to choose from
- BrandFlight 001
- Weight8.8 ounces
This next product is exactly the right travel accessory for a man; the Apple iPad Wi-Fi Space Model keeps the world at your fingertips. The design packs a sharp 9.7” display screen into a lightweight aluminum package which is very good for watching movies or playing games. An innovative feature of this product is the inclusion of the Apple Pencil which can be used to draw, write and interact with Pencil-enabled applications. It is perfect for taking along on a journey as it offers up to 10 hours of screen time. It also comes with impressive power as it has a 2GB RAM which is enough memory power for nearly any task you may wish to accomplish. It makes an ideal electronic gift for travelers.
9.7” Retina display
Touch ID fingerprint sensor
8MP rear camera
Up to 10 hours of battery life
- Weight1.03 pounds
The Matein Travel Laptop Backpack is available in seven colors and is a perfect carry-on to store your laptop and other supplies. It has a separate compartment which is designed to secure a tablet or a laptop and can perfectly house a device up to 15” in size. The material of this travel backpack is made of durable polyester and has a ventilated design on the air which allows air to easily flow through. The shoulder straps are padded for additional comfort. It is also extremely safe to use as it employs security features which include an anti-theft pocket and strong zippers. The Matein Travel laptop is also water resistant.
External USB port
- Weight1.56 pounds