A concise guide to packing light

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Curated by a frequent traveller intent on never checking in luggage, here are some compact products to always take on a trip.


The shoes

Packable flats are any traveller’s best friend. Yosi Samra (yosisamra.com) lays claim to inventing the first foldable ballet flats. With a host of colours to choose from, pack multiple pairs. For men, the best option is the Sanuk shoe (sanuk.com), which will pack absolutely flat and comes in various man-friendly colours and patterns.


The bag

TUMI’s Tri-Fold Carry-on Garment Bag(tumi.com) is the perfect complement to the featherlight TUMI Tegra-Lite International Carry-On. It folds up delicate, wrinkle-prone clothing into a compact shoulder bag which straps straight onto the trolley bag handle.


The 100ml dilemma

Salon-perfect products aren’t often available in a travel size, but thankfully Bumble and bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil (bumbleandbumble.com) comes in a travel-size trio of shampoo, conditioner, and primer, suitable for men and women, and will leave any mane tamed, weightless, and frizz-free.


The clothing

For women, Coolibar’s ZnO Sun Wrap (coolibar.com) offers crucial UPF 50 protection from the sun, making it the perfect travel wrap. For men, Patagonia’s Ultralight Down Jacket (patagonia.com) is ideal for chilly evenings or as a layer for colder climes.


The grooming

For women, Estée Lauder’s Ingenious Color Palette (esteelauder.com) is all a girl could ever really need. For men, The Art of Shaving’s Travel Kits (theartofshaving.com) ensure that no man has to endure a dissatisfying shave with a hotel razor and shaving cream.


Then there is the perfume predicament

For men, the solution is Tom Ford’s Private Blend Collection Set (tomford.com), featuring no less than six fragrances in chic 15ml flacons. For women, Michael Kors has just launched The Gold Collection (michaelkors.com), a trio of scents inspired by the three iterations of gold, available in 50ml bottles. And the unisex colognes of Jo Malone (jomalone.com) all come in a handy 30ml travel size.

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