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10 Awesome Travel Essentials for One Bag Travel

by , February 15, 2024

The less you carry, the more enjoyable your travels become. One bag travel not only keeps you agile on the go but also helps you avoid baggage check-in charges and long waits at the luggage carousel. However, the key to becoming a one bag travel ninja is packing the right gear. Compact size, light weight, and multifunctional design are key when considering your one bag travel packing list. So we’ve selected 10 awesome essentials that are worthy additions to that list, helping you see and do more with less.

MODL Infinity Tool 2.0 (from $19)

MODL Infinity Tool 2.0

A multitool you can wear on your wrist? The MODL Infinity Tool 2.0 is this and more, offering a host of different uses in a package that can be worn as a bracelet, secured on a bag, and much more. The revised system features new studlink and stud designs as well as glow-in-the-dark options, making this a versatile system for numerous outdoor and urban uses alike. Use it as a bungee cord, gear loop, or glow stick for visibility in low-light conditions, whether you’re hiking, camping, riding a bike, or sightseeing in the city.

FunkkOFF! TeethRefreshers (US$22)

FunkkOFF! TeethRefreshers

FunkkOFF! TeethRefreshers let you keep your smile fresh while ditching bulky toothpaste tubes and long brushes. The compact 2-in-1 toothbrush and toothpaste design is the size of a lipstick, making it easy to stash in a pouch, bag, or pocket. The FunkkOFF! TeethRefreshers® are reusable up to 30 times and also include a small mirror on the base for added convenience.

KableCARD (from US$36)


Tired of tangled charging cables? The KableCARD provides a sleek storage solution for multiple cable charging options, along with space for a SIM eject pin and nano SIM card storage. For added functionality it also serves as a memory card reader, phone cradle, and source of ambient light. All in a package that’s slim enough to store in a wallet or pocket.

Matador FlatPak Travel Toiletry Bottle – 3 Pack (US$38)

Matador FlatPak Travel Toiletry Bottle

Need to travel with liquids? Traditional carry-on-approved bottles may be small but still tend to be awkward to pack, taking up a lot of room in a toiletry kit. But Matador have come up with a nifty alternative in their FlatPak Travel Toiletry Bottles. Made with welded waterproof 30D Cordura® ripstop nylon, the bottles have a large screw-off cap for easy filling, with a flip-open design for dispensing as required. And as the name suggests, they pack flat when empty for even better space-saving storage on the return journey.

Bellroy x Carryology Tech Kit (US$69)

Bellroy x Carryology Tech Kit

Part of our Carryology Essentials collection, the Bellroy x Carryology Tech Kit takes all the thoughtful functionality of Bellroy’s Tech Kit and serves it up with a hardware and materials upgrade, giving you practicality and sleek style in one. The kit is constructed with water-resistant YKK zippers and fabric and features a unique Auxikko pattern embossed on the leather detailing. Inside you’ll find multiple elastic loops and pockets to organize tech items and small EDC, making it easy to access them on the go without having to rummage in the recesses of your bag.

Trakke Foulden Clamshell Packing Cubes (~US$94)

Trakke Foulden Clamshell Packing Cubes

Trakke’s Foulden Clamshell Packing Cubes help prevent a jumbled mess in your travel bag, keeping your gear neat and accessible while you’re on the move. Made in Scotland with dry-finish waxed canvas, the set includes a small and large cube, each with grab handles for easy retrieval from a bag. The handles also allow the cubes to be hung up on hooks or coathangers at your destination, creating hanging storage that keeps gear within convenient reach by partly unzipping the cubes.

Proof 72-Hour Merino UPF Hoodie (US$138)

Proof 72-Hour Merino UPF Hoodie

As the name suggests, this merino hoodie is designed to be worn for three days straight without the need for washing, making it a great addition to your travel wardrobe. Featuring a blend of 84% 18.5-micron merino wool, 12% nylon, and 4% spandex, the hoodie provides all the travel-friendly benefits of merino wool (temperature regulation, odor resistance, and moisture wicking) with added durability and comfort. The UPF 50+ rating makes this a lightweight piece for protection from the sun, with the versatility to layer up in cooler weather. Plus you also get thumb loops to help keep the sleeves in place while you’re getting after adventure.

Salomon XA Pro 3D Trail Sneaker (US$175)

Salomon XA Pro 3D Trail Sneaker

Shoes take up a lot of packing space, so if you’re only running with one pair on your travels, they better be versatile. Enter Salomon’s XA Pro 3D Trail Sneaker, which offers dependable grip through its All Terrain Contagrip design and moderate cushioning for comfort and energy return. Add in its understated, urban-ready aesthetics and you get a multifunctional shoe that will happily venture onto demanding outdoor trails while also nimbly navigating urban environments too.

Huckberry x Peak Design X-Pac Travel Duffel Bag – 35L (US$180)

Huckberry x Peak Design X-Pac Travel Duffel Bag – 35L

So you’ve got all your awesome travel essentials sorted, but how do you carry them all? The Huckberry x Peak Design X-Pac Travel Duffel Bag is a great choice for those who want to roam with a duffel. The exclusive collaboration offers up Peak Design’s Travel Duffel in a handsome Coyote X-Pac that’s tough, weatherproof, and lightweight. Multiple interior and exterior pockets keep smaller items organized, while the wide opening makes it convenient to pack and retrieve gear. You’ve also got the option to carry it by hand, over the shoulder, or as a backpack using the hand straps. The 35L volume is carry-on-friendly and also versatile enough for other day-to-day uses too, such as trips to the gym or weekend adventures, making this a useful piece to have in your carry arsenal beyond travel use too.

Matador GlobeRider45 Travel Backpack (US$350)

Matador GlobeRider45 Travel Backpack

For ultimate hands-free travel freedom, a backpack is the way to go. And Matador’s GlobeRider45 Travel Backpack provides a trusty blend of functional design, durability, and low-key aesthetics to accommodate a wide variety of settings and loads. The 45L pack features a weatherproof 420D Bluesign® nylon UHMWPE reinforced ripstop exterior and weatherproof YKK zippers for protection from the elements. The clamshell main compartment offers easy packing, while exterior-access tech storage and quick-access pockets make getting through airport security less of a hassle. As an added benefit, the hip belt and shoulder straps are also stowable to prevent snagging in tight spaces.


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