Now that the weather’s warming up and vacation season is approaching, you’ll probably be traveling more. Check out these five essentials for traveling to pack light and comfortably:

 

Clarks Originals' Desert Boot

Clarks Originals’ Desert Boot (clarks.co.uk)

1. Inspired by the bazaars of Cairo, the Clarks Originals’ Desert Boot has been a classic for years. Durable and comfortable, the Desert Boot is the perfect traveling companion for your feet. The beeswax leather pairs wonderfully with jeans and is appropriate for walking the streets or even dining in a restaurant; while traveling, these are the only shoes you’ll need. Buy your own pair here for £95.

 

 

HyperJuice Mini charging pack

HyperJuice Mini charging pack (hypershop.com)

2. The HyperJuice Mini is a portable charging device that will keep your electronic devices’ battery lives running. Compact and available in 10 different colors, the HyperJuice Mini has two USB ports that will recharge an iPhone up to six times. Don’t be caught with a dead phone while traveling; buy your own HyperJuice Mini here for $69.95.

 

 

 

 

Seanick shampoo bar from LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

Seanick shampoo bar from LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics (lushusa.com)

3. Solid shampoo bars from LUSH Cosmetics are a game-changer; if you’re going to buy anything on this list, it should be this gem. Lush’s shampoo bars avoid the waste of plastic shampoo bottles and make traveling easier, since you won’t have to worry about a liquid exploding in your bag or not getting through airport security. Plus, lasting for 80 washes, these little bars pack a punch. The Seanik bar, featured here, combines seaweed and sea salt to leave your hair looking soft and texturized. Buy your own here for $11.95.

 

 

 

 

 

Boxer briefs from Exofficio featured on a model

Boxer briefs from Exofficio (exofficio.com)

4. ExOfficio’s Give-N-Go Boxer Briefs are the ideal underwear for traveling. Lightweight and comfortable, these boxer briefs are designed to resist odor and dry quickly. This makes it possible to only bring a single pair while traveling; you can wash them in the sink, and then leave them out to dry overnight. Buy your own pair here for $26, then watch the Give-N-Go Boxer Briefs slowly replace all of the other underwear that you own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leather duffel bag from L.L. Bean

Leather duffel bag from L.L. Bean (llbean.com)

5. If you’re going to buy all of this stuff before your next weekend getaway, you’ll need somewhere to pack it all. Look no further: this beautiful leather duffle from L.L. Bean will look great slung over your shoulder and retain its shape for years. Priced at $279, this classic duffle is a steal for the quality. Invest in your own here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What essentials would you never forget for a weekend getaway? Let us know below in the comments, or on Twitter @ryanlawlessness.