The Mini Dopp Kit
If you’re leaving town for less than a week, a full-size dopp is a tad excessive. Instead, pack a sturdy pouch with samples to make a far-more-portable substitute. This assortment covers the fundamentals: shampoo, face wash, shower gel, hair styler, lip balm, cologne, and a multipurpose shave treatment, plus nail clippers and tooth wisps for touchups.
The Cord Caddy
Forgetting a random cable is an easy mistake to make, and it comes with tiresome consequences. Keep a pouch well-stocked with basic cords, and you’ll never go without: We’ve picked a laptop charger, Lighting cable, earbuds, and aux cable, plus a portable battery for moments when an outlet is out of reach.
The First Aid Kit
This is an oldie, but a goodie. Remember, the emphasis here is on “first aid”, not brain surgery: If an injury demands more detailed attention, you should probably see a doctor. Band-Aids, gauze, alcohol wipes, antiseptic, medical tape, and a trusty pack of painkillers should handle any bumps and bruises you receive while in the field.
The Bag of Tricks
For those who strive for preparedness, the right pouch can pack quite a wallop. This lineup was designed to solve as many problems as possible: Niche for Men and Reviver wipes handle unwanted odor, for body and clothing respectively. A Tide To-Go pen fixes stains, while Krazy Glue and a pocketknife serve as a two-piece tool kit.
The Pipe Bag
Some might call this the “O.G.” pouch, and we’re inclined to agree. If you happen to rock a pipe (and kudos if you do), a classic leather zip-up is the time-honored way to carry your instrument, along with the basic accessories. The leather itself will age to perfection, and will carry the scent of tobacco after a few months of use.