Staying clean and fresh on long trips and journeys

Staying clean and fresh on long trips and journeys can be a pain, whether you are traveling domestically or internationally for business or pleasure you will always end of stiff, sweaty and not looking your best.

A wash, shave and a spray of deodorant or aftershave will not only make you presentable for your business meeting, it will improve your relationship with the person in the next seat on the plane. Sitting next to someone with horrific body odour on an eleven hour transatlantic flight is a really bad way to start or end your trip.

Maybe you’re trip isn’t about business, maybe you’re taking your wife or girlfriend away, maybe you are looking for a girlfriend? On these trips looking your best is particularly important so don’t forget your wash kit and I’m talking about more than just a few baby wipes for a quick strip wash in an airline bathroom. That might be fine as a young student on a gap year traveling the world but sometimes it just isn’t enough. For those situations consider the Young Mens Premium 16 Piece Travel Kit by Convenience Kits International.

Convenience Kits produce well thought out travel wash kits for any trip, whether you are traveling with your family, friends or on your own, whether you’re on business, a short city break or more adventurous trips. Rather than having to think about what to pack in your wash kit and buying special clear plastic bottles to decant your shower gel and other stuff into, OK so it’s not that hard to work out what to pack or make it meet luggage restrictions but why not just trust the team at convenience kit’s to do it for you.  The Young Mens Premium 16 Piece Travel Kit is very comprehensive covering every base in terms of hygiene requirements.

  • Edge Shave Cream 2.75 oz.
  • Head & Shoulders/Old Spice 2 in 1 Shampoo+Conditioner 1.7 oz.
  • Axe Body Wash 3 oz.
  • Axe Deodorant Body Spray 1 oz.
  • Axe Deodorant .5 oz.
  • Crest Toothpaste .85 oz.
  • Toothbrush with toothbrush cover
  • Dep Gel 2 oz.
  • 2-Dude Wipes
  • Mach 3 Disposable Razor 
  • Glide Dental Floss 4 yd.
  • Palm Scalp Brush

Despite being so comprehensive it still complies with airline security requirements though, which for those of you who need reminding are;

Individual liquid containers must not be larger than 100 millilitres and be presented at security in a resalable clear plastic bag of no more than a litre in capacity. For the purpose of airline security liquids includes gels, pastes and aerosols such as deodorants, shower gel and toothpaste

As this kit also contains a razor, for those of you who want to sculpt your manly facial hair, It’s worth remembering that security requirements regarding razors and bladed implements on flights demand that the only sort of bladed articles you carry aboard are self-contained razors and their cartridges, nail scissors and clippers are also permitted but any other bladed articles are strictly forbidden.  

This means that not only do you not have to worry about being detained, strip searched and probed in all the wrong places but you can pack this kit in your carry-on luggage rather than having to rely on checked luggage and ending up stuck in the inevitable lines at baggage drop and claim.

You will notice that it does contain ‘dude wipes’ for those of you who still insist on having a wash in an airline bathroom, but seriously don’t underestimate that simple act. If you are able to have a quick wash, brush your teeth and freshen yourself up a bit before you land you will feel so much better as you head out into a new city or head home. Having to change from plane to train, bus or car without having a chance to freshen up is a really uncomfortable experience.

The extra dental hygiene things in this kit are a particularly good addition, the dental floss will help you take care of your teeth after those expensive steak dinners you will be treating yourself to on your travels, and I recommend the Jensens Bøfhus opposite the central trainstation in Stockholm if you are headed that way. Also a quick travelers tip for you, you can use dental floss instead of thread to sew buttons back on your shirt or trousers if you really need to.

So not only do you now not have an excuse to be unwashed and smelly on your travels thanks to Convenience Kits but thanks to me you know how to fic your shirt and where to get a good steak too.