Grooming products, beach essentials, and travel must-haves you need before you ditch the winter for someplace sunny.
Barret Wertz 1 / 17
For most of us, this is the time of year when we are completely over the winter. We just have to get out of the snow and cold and freezing rain. We need an escape. We need something else warm besides our crockpot chili and bowls of pasta. We need a TROPICAL GETAWAY! Well, if you’re lucky enough to have enough vacation days, then you should go ahead and plan one out. Not only can we help you with where to go (check out these awesome last-minute, warm-weather trips!), we can also help you look great when you get there. Take a look at the 16 tropical travel essentials that will ensure you arrive looking your absolute best (even if you have to wear your puffer coat to the airport). You have been sticking to your new year’s resolution, right? Show it off!
We all pack in hopes that we won’t be checking a bag, but when you start piling in beach gear (think: liquid sunscreen over 100ml), sometimes it's not an option. Either way you go, this bag will work. It's international carry-on size, but durable enough to make it through many rounds at the carousel, this roller bag means business, even when you don’t.
A nice cotton blazer is a traveler's best friend. Cotton is a natural fiber, so it breaths, and it looks equally as great with a few wear wrinkles. It goes from a dressed-up dinner to the boardwalk with ease.
Not everyone is built to wear a suit on a plane. But no one (repeat no one) should wear their sloppy sweatsuit to the airport (you’re still in public, man). These are comfortable enough to jog in but make you look like you’re ready for the board meeting.
Leaving straight from the office? No big deal! These driving loafers slip on and off under your desk and at security. Don’t be that guy in line who waits until the last minute to untie your shoes. Get rid of the laces without looking like a shlub.
This travel size SPF is great all year long. It goes on your dry winter skin as soothing as a lotion, but provides the superior (and high) SPF that skin that hasn’t seen the sun in quite a few months really needs.
If you haven't seen the sun much lately, your (pale) face probably shows it. This SPF 30 face cream has the slightest tint (it’s not makeup, don’t worry) that helps combat that “I just came from the dead of winter” face.
Sure, merino is a wool that helps keep you warm, but it is that exact same property that keeps you cool. Wool is a natural fiber that is highly absorbent. So, it wicks away moisture to let dry air cool the skin.
While all those other guys are huffing up the slopes with their skis, you can be happy in the sun with your surfboard. One of many great sun-meets-slope designs, these shorts will look just as good should you decide to hit the Aspen hot tub this time next year.