The Best Men’s Travel Gear of 2019
Outfit any expedition
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Bowers and Wilkins PX Wireless Headphones ($400)
Forget buttons. These clever noise-canceling headphones respond to your movement. Lift an ear cup to hear your friend on a noisy flight and the music pauses. Set the unit down and it switches to standby mode to conserve precious battery life.
Patagonia Essential Boxer Briefs ($32)
There’s nothing worse than having the legs or waistband of your undies roll up. The Essential eliminates that problem with a stretchy Tencel-spandex blend.
Belkin RockStar Five-Way Headphone Splitter ($15)
Pass the time on your next flight or train ride by sharing your playlists, podcasts, or audiobooks with friends. The RockStar allows you to extend the feed from your device to five listeners without degrading sound quality. Or connect multiple devices and take turns playing DJ.
Royal Robbins City Traveler Shirt ($69)
With a hydrophilic treatment that repels stains and wrinkle-free stretch fabric, this shirt can go days without washing. The placket holds sunglasses and headphone cords in place.
Flylow Ditch Pants ($80)
Technically work pants, these are made of hardy cotton canvas. They’re just as good for knocking around a distant bazaar as for ticking off chores around the house.
Cotopaxi Kusa Jacket ($200)
A packable jacket is essential. The Kusa raises the bar with lightweight, fast-drying llama and polyester insulation that’s comfortable in a range of temperatures. Bonus: unsnap the lower back to relax the fit.
Thule Subterra Power Shuttle Mini Organizer ($20)
This semi-hard-sided case has mesh and zip pockets with elastic loops to secure cords, cards, and chargers.
Zeal Fowler Sunglasses ($149)
On top of its clean looks, the Fowler blocks ultraviolet and high-energy visible light. The result? Greater clarity and depth perception.
REI Co-op Signal 20 Pack ($110)
Meticulous organizers will dig this slim daypack’s 16 partitions, which give pens, cards, and laptops their own space. Concealed hip pockets hide your passport and money while keeping them accessible.