6 Jun 2023
TRAVEL ESSENTIALS 2023
Whether you’re getting excited for an upcoming trip, or you’re in the process of planning a last-minute getaway, ensuring you’re prepared with the correct travel essentials to see you through is key to having the best possible holiday. No matter whether your trip is long or short, you not only need to choose a bag that has enough storage space, but you should also factor in all the essential accessories required while avoiding overpacking and leaving enough space for souvenirs or gifts.
If you’re searching for inspiration on what to put in your luggage to see you through your travels in style, we have a collection of timeless and durable necessities for trips of all kinds. From tough travel bags to sturdy water bottles and more, find a range of our top travel essential picks to suit your holiday below.
Barbour Travel Bags
Whether you’re heading on a staycation or you have planned a holiday abroad, a travel bag to pack all your items into is the ultimate travel essential. A travel bag should provide enough space to store all the travel accessories you need for your time away. With options including tote bags, tarras bags, backpacks and crossbody bags, there are a wide range of styles to choose from to help you decide on one to meet your specific needs. We believe that a reliable travel bag should be made with a durable and hard-wearing material, to ensure it can withstand the weight it needs to carry and see you through many trips to come. We’ve picked some of our favourite options to help inspire you:
Barbour Travel Bags for Women
Designed with Barbour’s timeless signature tartan, the Barbour Witford Tartan Tote makes for a perfect travel bag. Complete with large leather-look straps, this ladies tote bag can be worn securely, while providing easy access to your travel documents and carry-ons. The spacious interior of this women’s travel bag boasts a generous main compartment that can be accessed through a secure zip, which can be used to store larger items. With ample room to store all your necessities, this iconic bag also features a secure inner pocket that can be used to store valuables, as well as a separate detachable pouch that is suited to smaller travel essentials.
If you’re searching for an elegant purse to match the stylish Barbour Witford Tartan Tote, the Barbour Leather Travel Purse is perfect for storing your travel cards, money, and small essentials. Holding these necessities in one secure location and saving you the hassle of rummaging around in an open bag while you’re in an unfamiliar place, this ladies purse is made with a simple fold-out feature and a convenient removable zipped coin pouch. Crafted from premium leather, this hard-wearing travel essential is finished with a smart inner tartan lining.
Barbour Travel Bags for Men
Featuring a secure and versatile design, the authentic men’s Barbour Wax Leather Tarras Bag includes an adjustable shoulder strap, allowing the bag to be securely placed across your body, while the double strap fastening provides extra protection. This men’s tarras bag also boasts a well-organised interior with multiple pockets that provide generous space for travel essentials. In addition, this men’s bag is made from a tough waxed cotton material with real leather trims, while the bag’s exterior offers antique brass fittings for an all-round traditional appearance.
Ideal for those looking to head on a short break away, the Barbour Leather Medium Travel Explorer Bag is perfect for using as a carry-on for trips where only hand luggage is needed. Boasting a professional appearance that makes it suitable for work trips as well as leisure getaways, the bag is crafted from a flexible and durable premium leather. Featuring a large main compartment complete with a zipped inner pocket, this men’s travel essential can be placed over the shoulder using the detachable shoulder strap with a leather pad for added comfort, or when only briefly carrying the bag, this can instead be transported using the two grab handles.
Whether you’re heading on a summer hike, or you’re going on a backpacking trip, the Barbour Essential Wax Backpack is made with a 10oz waxed canvas for enhanced durability and style. Keeping your belongings safely stored away, this men’s waxed backpack features hook fastening flaps that are placed over a drawcord opening. Ideal for items that need to be easily accessed, the outer zipped pocket and two additional side pockets allow for added storage space for smaller to medium-sized essentials. Meanwhile, the adjustable webbing straps mean you can wear the backpack in a comfortable and secure way. Finished with distinctive embossed Barbour branding to the front, this finishing touch makes for an all-round iconic piece.
If you’re going back to basics and are looking for a more minimal travel style, then the Barbour Arwin Canvas Explorer Backpack is a great choice and is well-suited to weekend trips away. A traditional option that follows a simple aesthetic, the blue colour of this men’s travel bag creates a distinctive statement appearance to achieve a bold and timeless effect, while the reflective bungee cord can help to safely alert others of your presence at night. Designed with two zipped compartments and mesh side pockets, the bag allows you to store away your essentials and access these in an easy and convenient way when needed. While the padded laptop sleeve allows you to keep any tech you bring along with you safe.
If you are looking for a simple and secure bag to store all your necessities ready for a flight, the functional Barbour Cascade Flight Bag can help you easily store these away so you can retrieve your toiletries, headphones, money and other items as and when you need them. With a purposeful design that allows the bag to be effortlessly stored away into a larger bag when not in use, such as a holdall, backpack or suitcase, this men’s flight bag is made from 100% cotton, allowing for a lightweight piece that can be transported with ease.
If you’re searching for a different style, the Barbour Cascade Crossbody Bag still follows a practical and compact design but is made in a wider shape and is complete with additional pockets and compartments if you need some extra space. While the inner tartan lining and signature branding gives the accessory a timeless finish aligning with our distinctive Barbour style.
Barbour Travel Accessories
Once you’ve found a suitable travel bag, below we’ve recommended some handy travel accessories to fill this with. Making sure you have the correct accessories before you set off can help to save you a lot of stress and hassle once you’re there, even if you’re not travelling far. From water bottles to wash bags, travel cups and more, our travel essentials serve a wide range of purposes to comfortably see you through your adventures.
The Barbour Wax Hanging Washbag features ample storage space and compartments, ensuring there is plenty of space to include all your toiletries. Made using a durable DryWax cotton fabric, this wash bag can be securely hung on a hook or door handle, ensuring your toiletries remain in sight and accessible while conserving space where this may be limited.
If you’re looking for a wash bag for overnight trips that follows a more traditional design, the Barbour Leather Wash Bag can make a staple addition to your list of travel essentials. It also makes for a sophisticated gift idea. Designed using supple leather, the bag features a simple main compartment that offers a generous amount of space. Complete with a strong grab loop and a front zip compartment, this hard-wearing piece provides a must-have accessory when on your travels, while also following a tasteful and refined style with its iconic Barbour branding.
ABOVE: Barbour Water Bottle
The Barbour Water Bottle is a key accessory that can help to keep your liquid cool and allow you to stay hydrated in hot climates. Finished with a natural green design and our iconic Barbour logo on the front, this sought-after essential never compromises on style. With a number of functional properties, this water bottle is crafted from stainless steel, ensuring it maintains a polished appearance for longer, while the screw top lid makes it easily accessible.
If you’re heading to a colder climate on holiday, the Barbour Reusable Tartan Travel Mug, which also makes a good gift, can prove to be an essential item during cold conditions. This authentic travel mug also features a signature tartan print and smart contrasting blue lid and sleeve. Combining luxury with functionality, the lid and sleeve are made from silicone, which contains insulating properties that can help to keep drinks warm for longer.
Find all the travel essentials you need at Barbour
To discover more travel essentials, browse our collection of travel accessories and bags at Barbour and find the perfect holiday necessities for your travels. Why not also take a look at our men’s and women’s clothing collections to help you find some iconic holiday clothing pieces.
It can only be Barbour.