To the ordinary traveler, airports are nothing more than a necessary chore — sort of like attending jury duty, or going to the DMV. But to the globetrotter, airports are like home. You can see it in the ever-shrinking white space of their passport pages, in the stickers and scratch marks on their carry-on suitcase. They genuinely enjoy traveling, and they travel a lot — whether for business, leisure, or perhaps a bit of both.
The Dark Knot
In men’s style, as in life, it’s the little things that matter most. The irony, of course, is that these are the details that often get overlooked. The Dark Knot is solving that problem by offering a plethora of luxurious, handmade men’s accessories at affordable prices, all of which are presented in an elegant black gift box along with recommendations for a matching look. Whether you are looking for a tie, pocket square, bracelet or another accessory, The Dark Knot will help you look your best, and provide style advice at the same time. The brand’s upcoming line of neckties are handmade in Como, Italy and will look smart with either a suit or a sport coat.Learn More: Here
Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes
One unfortunate side effect of long flights is an unclean face. It’s almost as if the air in the main cabin deposits a thin layer of grime on your skin. The remedy? These individually-wrapped bamboo face wipes, infused with 30 all-natural ingredients: aloe, birch sap, willow bark, witch hazel, orange, lavender, fir and more. They hydrate, tone, condition and soothe.
Buy Now: $24
Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow Traveller
When it’s not being used, the Aeros deflates and packs into an included palm-sized case, making it much more travel-friendly than those foam-filled things you find at airport convenient stores. It weighs just 1.8 ounces, has a neck-hugging ergonomic shape and is finished with a soft polyster face.
Buy Now: $30+
Pioneer Savant iPad Air and iPad Pro 9.7 Case
The iPad is one of the globetrotter’s greatest companions. It’s also one of the most expensive. Protect it with Pioneer’s Savant case, a coat of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene armor that’s over ten times stronger than steel. Inside, a mesh lining provides a snug fit, and a flip-top closure keeps your iPad secure while in transit.
Buy Now: $80
Outerknown Traveler Chino
An exceptionally versatile pair of pants for the man on the go. Made from 8-ounce organic cotton “Z” twill, the pants have a straight leg and medium rise, and feature an incredibly soft micro-sand finish. They’re comfortable enough to wear both running through airports and sitting for hours in economy seats, but look good enough to wear in most professional settings.
Buy Now: $95
Allbirds Wool Loungers
On long flights and quick layovers, comfort is paramount. These minimalist slip-ons are made of superfine Merino wool, a highly breathable fiber that regulates temperature, wicks moisture and minimizes odor with zero itch. They’re so soft you can wear ’em sockless. The best part: after you’ve logged a few thousand miles, simply throw them in the washer and they’ll be good as new.
Buy Now: $95
Reigning Champ Loopback Zip-Up Hoodie
When it comes to comfort and versatility, it doesn’t get any better than a cotton hoodie. Period. This one is made with a ludicrously cozy loopback cotton-jersey blend, and is finished with reinforced stitching for added durability. Slip it on, and you’ll probably never want to fly without it.
Buy Now: $155
DSPTCH’s Daypack is a hyper-focused travel companion with several quick-access pockets, a shoe compartment, a laptop sleeve and an integrated hip belt that doubles as a compression strap. It comes in seven colors; if you’re on trend, go for the camo.
Buy Now: $180
Hardgraft Full Disclosure Dopp Kit
A proper Dopp kit is among life’s finest luxuries — especially when you’re far from home and craving creature comforts. Hardgraft’s Full Disclosure Dopp Kit is the epitome of luxury; handmade in Italy with premium leather, a hand-washable lining, all-around zipper and more.
Buy Now: $227
This Is Ground Tech Dopp Kit 2
Traveling with tech is difficult. A smartphone, headphones, an external battery, all your charging cords — it’s all susceptible to being tangled, misplaced or damaged. The Tech Dopp Kit 2 solves that. Features include a built-in leather zip compartment and a Drill cotton interior lining, along with organizing straps for your Apple Pencil, Lightning cord, or even your point-and-shoot camera. And it’s small enough to easily fit in your backpack or carry-on.
Buy Now: $229
Amazon Kindle Oasis
Quite simply, the Kindle Oasis is the best e-reader that Amazon, the industry leader, has ever created. It has the brightest, highest-resolution display of the Kindle line, and it’s thinner and lighter than any other Kindle.
Buy Now: $250
Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II
If you often travel on planes, trains and buses, these headphones excel at tuning out the world around you. The Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones are the best active noise-canceling headphones that Bose, the industry leader in active noise-canceling headphones, has ever made. They have Google Assistant built-in, meaning you can control music, send and receive text messages and get answers to your queries without whipping out your phone.
Buy Now: $350
Fujifilm X-E3 Mirrorless Digital Camera
Fujifilm somehow managed to squeeze its most powerful sensor into this ridiculously tiny body. Don’t even bother with Fujifilm’s X-Pro2, which released about a year ago; the X-E3 is basically just as powerful, but smaller. This particular bundle comes with a 23mm f/2 lens that’s perfect for simple travel photography.
Buy Now: $1,150
Farer Lander GMT
The Lander GMT is one of the most affordable mechanical GMTs you can buy. It has a 39.5mm case, a bronze crown and a selection of retro dial designs that mimic the look of mid-century tool watches. And, of course, being a GMT watch, it’s able to track two time zones at once.
Buy Now: $1,425
Matador Indigo-Edition Daylite Hip Pack
Keep your wallet, phone, passport, or anything else you need conveniently tucked away and grabbable at a moment’s notice. Built with 30-denier waterproof Cordura nylon and water resistant zippers, the Daylite Hip Pack features a main compartment, front pocket, hidden interior zipper pocket, internal key tether and external compression straps.
Wildsam Field Guides
A perfect, pocket-sized travel guide with 145 pages of stories from locals, in-depth travel intel and a bit of lore sprinkled in for entertainment. Choose from Austin, Brooklyn, Charlseton, Detroit, Nashville, New Orleans, San Antonio and San Francisco.
Gear Patrol Magazine Issue Five
Appropriate for the coffee table or the international flight, our latest print edition is packed with feature-length stories exploring the world of products. From handmade hiking boots and chefs knives to German watches and Japanese clothing, there’s something for everyone.
Buy Now: $20
Pelican Air 1615 Case
If they’re traveling with more than just clothes — say, for instance, $10,000 worth of top-notch camera gear, or a delicate Egyptian artifact — the Air 1615 Case is a must-have. With a crushproof, dustproof and waterproof construction, it goes far beyond the capabilities of any ordinary rolling suitcase. For serious protection, be sure to get the foam inserts.
Buy Now: $255+
Google Pixel Buds
Google Pixel Buds are the company’s first wireless headphones and cost exactly the same as Apple’s AirPods. They can fast-pair with Android devices and translate different languages in real time when used with a Pixel smartphone.
Buy Now: $159
Mission Workshop The Mission Jean
Handmade in San Francisco, the Mission Jean exhibits many of the same qualities as extremely rugged workwear — breathability, durability, abrasian- and water-resistance — but is balanced with an active four-way stretch fabric. They look like indigo selvedge denim jeans, but perform like knit track pants.
Buy Now: $285
D.S. & Durga Mississippi Medicine Pocket Perfume
You can’t make this up: “Based on the rituals of the proto-Mississippian death cult of the 1200s.” Those death cults apparently had fantastic taste in cologne: Mississippi Medicine has notes of birch tar, viola, white spruce, incense, cypress root, cascarilla bark and more. And it all comes in a convenient, travel-friendly pouch.
Buy Now: $72
Blunt Metro Umbrella
Born in rain-soaked New Zealand, Blunt umbrellas are built to withstand years of abuse; every single umbrella is built to survive 72 mph winds, undergoes extensive quality checks and is backed by a five-year guarantee.
Buy Now: $60
Tom Bihn Skookum Dog Camp Mat
Dogs can be globetrotters, too. This dog bed, made with nylon, synthetic fleece and polyster padding, can be rolled up and stuffed into your suitcase.
Buy Now: $40
Private White V.C. Track Cotton Ventile Ripstop Raincoat
Made with water-resistant waxed cotton and finished with copper hardware, the Track Waxed-Cotton Jacket is a stylish all-purpose garment built to log thousands of miles. It also has a comfortable fleece lining, courduory collar, two hand-warmer pockets and six quick-access pockets placed throughout. All of its materials are sourced locally in Europe; the jacket itself is handmade entirely by craftsman in Manchester, England.
Buy Now: $775
Humangear GoToob 3-Pack
Rather than buy an arm-full of travel-sized shampoos and conditioners and face cleansers, fill up a GoToob with whatever’s already in your shower. They’re made of soft, squeezable silicone, and are carry-on approved.
Buy Now: $19