If you frequently travel for work, you know the importance of packing the perfect carry-on. Whether it’s for a quick meeting with clients or an international flight, it pays to be prepared. Your work packing list can be the difference between a smooth trip and a stressed one.
To help you make work travel as painless as possible, we’ve created the ultimate guide for how to pack the perfect carry-on. So you can focus more on crushing your meeting when you land, and less on running through your mental packing list (or running to the store to grab something you forgot).
How to Expertly Pack a Suitcase
As an avid traveler, you know that it all comes down to starting with the right men’s travel bag.
For weekend work trips and quick overnighters, you need a bag that’s easy to pack and equally easy to access all your things. Meet: The Fury.
Packing a carry-on bag just got easier with this dual-compartment men’s travel bag that’s structured to hold everything you need for work and play.
The ergonomic shoulder straps make it comfortable to haul up to 28-liters, while keeping the weight off your back with The Gravity Vector Control Load Lifter. So no matter how long your flight gets delayed (or how long of a walk to your hotel or meeting spot), you’ll stay relaxed.
With the Fury, you can dedicate one compartment for gear and the other for tech.
Extra packing tips:
- Stow your keys, wallet, and passport in the 2 quick-access pockets
- Secure tripods, jackets, or yoga mats on the top of the bag
- Hook a water bottle to the T-16 anodized aircraft aluminum hardware
- Utilize the 3-inch zippered expander for more storage
- Pack your tablet, laptop, and work devices in the padded laptop sleeve
- Add a packing cube for extra room
Carry-On Packing Essentials
Now that you’ve got the perfect weekender bag, it’s time to start packing that carry-on. Cater this packing list your specific needs, but don’t forget the following work trip essentials.
1. Work Tech
Depending on the kind of work you do, you’ll likely need a few devices to get your work done remotely. This could mean:
- Chargers (including a power bank)
- Power Cube
- Work phones
- Thumb drives and portable hard drives
2. Travel Documents
You know the drill. You can’t go anywhere without the following:
- Valid Passport
- Passport wallet
- ID or Driver’s License
- Credit cards and cash
- Vaccination documents
- COVID test results (depending on location)
To stay comfortable on your weekend trip, bring the following toiletry essentials:
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Shaving cream
- Contact lenses and solution
- Shampoo and conditioner
Store them all in our Flint Dopp kit to stay organized >
For short work trips, you can plan on packing:
- Shoes (sneakers and dress shoes)
- Boxers or briefs
- 2 pairs of pants
- 1 pair shorts
- 2 comfortable T-shirts
- 1 dress shirt
- Exo Stretch Belt
If you’re traveling via plane or train, take advantage of the down time to catch up on missed emails, texts, or your favorite show. Don’t forget to pack these essentials to keep you comfortable and engaged while you travel:
- Laptop or Tablet (with your favorite show downloaded)
- Travel playlist
- Books & Magazines
- Neck pillow
Shop the Best Men’s Carry-On Bag
At AP Bags, we know a well-packed carry-on can get you anywhere you need to go. And chances are you’ve got a few upcoming trips that you need to start packing for.
For the best men’s travel bag for weekend trips or last-minute overnighters, you can’t go wrong with The Fury.