3 Tips for Traveling With a Carry-on Bag Only

Leather Travel Bag

Whether it’s a weekend getaway or a longer vacation that you don’t want to waste a minute of standing in airport security—these tips will help you pack your men’s leather bag so that you don’t have to check your luggage.


Choose The Right Bag

It all starts with selecting the right piece of luggage. Unlike a standard hard suitcase, a men’s leather bag will hold much more clothing. Look for travel-friendly features like sturdy handheld straps, a detachable shoulder strap, easy-access interior/exterior pocket for phone and passport, shoe compartment, and a wide opening duffle design for easy packing. Last but not least, make sure it is stylish and feels like you.


Utilize Packing Cubes

To maximize space and keep your items organized invest in packing cubes. You can organize the cubes by garment, outfit, or just use one or two cubes for everything. Cubes are also perfect for separating your shoes from your clean clothing. Speaking of clean clothing, bring and extra cube for dirty laundry. In addition to putting your clothing in cubes pack a matching leather toiletry bag.


Pack Outfits

A pro traveling tip is to lay out your outfits for each day in full to ensure that you have everything you need, without overpacking. We always suggest bringing at least one extra shirt and change of underwear just in case your trip runs a day longer than originally planned. If possible, wear your bulkiest items when you fly, like your sweater, coat or clunkier shoe.


Put All Electronics Under Your Seat

Don’t waste space in your overhead bag with your electronics. You certainly don’t want to be weighed down with your luggage so look for a sleek and stylish under the seat bag, with compartments for your laptop, smartphone, and e-reader. This is also where you should pack your chargers. Keep this bag light, adding little more than a few snacks or a bottled beverage that you purchase after you pass through security. It might also be where you place your toiletry bag.


Here’s to packing light without sacrificing what you need most. For a quality and high fashion selection of men’s leather bags, we invite you to browse the current collection at Floto Leather Bags.