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Packing Light for Summer Travel

 
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Whether you’re flying with your family on a big trip across the country or going on a quick weekend road trip to the beach, smart travelers like to pack light. Not only does it make packing easier, but it makes finding what you need when you reach your destination easy, too.

eagle-creek-packing-cubes.jpgThe road warriors and frequent fliers among us at Mast General Store swear by Eagle Creek’s Pack-It Cubes. Their original Pack-It Cube helps you maximize space in every square inch of your travel bag. Think of it like your “chest of drawers on the go” as this organizational system creates order out of chaos in your duffel or suitcase. You can roll and compress clothes in the cube. Its two-way zipper maximizes compression, saving some space, and the mesh top makes it easy to locate your stuff. With different sizes and colors, you can develop your own system to keep outfits together or to easily know that your socks and underwear are in the yellow cube. Gone are the days of your shoes and pressed clothes migrating around your travel bag!

Whether you’re car camping, venturing out into the backwoods, or jetting across the friendly skies, having all your goop, potions, and lotions securely in its place prevents a messy surprise in your luggage and cuts down on time wasted hunting that pesky shaving cream. The Nalgene Travel Kit offers leak-proof containers with caps that screw on easily and have a tight seal. As an added bonus, these bottles are dishwasher safe and TSA-approved.

ex-officio-24-hour-dress.jpgMaximizing comfort and style is a priority for any savvy traveler. The Ex Officio Women’s Go-To 24 Hour Dress achieves both beautifully. This wicking and quick-drying dress has a built-in shelf bra and multi-fit elastic waist.  In other words, this Go-To dress will be wrinkle-free, fresh and look fantastic wherever your travels take you. Grab one of your own in blue or black HERE.

Ex Officio also offers a wide range of undergarments, bandanas, shirts and shorts that air-dry within hours, so you can wash as you go and pack fewer items. It's extremely breathable, moisture-wicking, and odor-resistant materials make Ex Officio a traveler favorite.

mtn-hardware-sun-hiker.jpgBaseball caps just don’t make the cut for adequate sun protection anymore. The Mountain Hardwear Canyon Sun Hiker is lightweight, wrinkle-resistant and breathable. With a UPF rating of 50, a Coolmax sweatband, and mesh sides for ventilation, this hat will keep any man who enjoys the outdoors shaded and looking smart, too. Wrinkle-resistant and durable, this hat slips easily into a backpack or a back pocket. It’s perfect for on-the-go sun protection and covering up any “bed head” brought on by wild weather or showers skipped.

For more ideas of what to bring when traveling light, check out our travel section at MastStoreOnline HERE.