The Everyday Overnight Bag Be prepared for whatever life throws at you with the perfectly equipped overnight bag

The trick for every well-prepared gentleman on the go is the perfect (Everyday) Overnight Bag.

How often do you find yourself in a late night study session or throwing your hands up in surrender thanks to the five o’clock rush hour?  Sometimes guys simply need a break from the grind and this is where a properly packed overnight bag will come to the rescue. Whether you’re a gym rat or a debonair after-hours man, we’ll ensure you’re well prepared for the all-important adventures that fuel your daily grind.  A few essential pieces plucked from your drawers will make your post work social life stress-free.

The Right Bag

Enter the standard duffle bag.  They are normally about 16 to 24 inches in length and a width of 26 inches to accommodate a pair of shoes and a decent wardrobe. I personally endorse the J Crew Abington Duffle at $198 due to its’ ability to handle all situations inside and out, but I understand a more sensible price point can serve the same functionality.

The Right Clothing

  • Gym Shorts
  • Gym T-Shirt
  • Running Shoes
  • Casual Shoes
  • Athletic Socks
  • Casual Socks
  • Underwear
  • Denim Jeans
  • Polo or Button-Up Shirt
  • Leather Belt
  • Towel
  • Flip Flops

The Right Toiletries

  • Waterproof Toiletry Kit
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Travel size deodorant and facial scrub
  • Condoms
  • Wet wipes
  • Liquid body wash

Optional Extras

  • Cologne or body spray
  • Mouthwash

More often than not, I find myself dilly-dallying during the five o’clock rush hour. Instead of spending 30 minutes bumper to bumper, I cash in on the extra time at the gym. The 30+ minutes you would have wasted is optimal workout time. The flip-flops come in handy to avoid catching a fungus, which is among us, on gym shower floors.

The non-gym items will accentuate your buff-ness, post-workout. This allows you to be ready to meet up with your lady for dinner, or possibly, a random honey at a bar with the guys. Either way, you are prepared to take your post-work social life by the horns.

Though this may seem like a lot to fit in one bag, you can opt to tailor your duffle to your post work agenda if you have an idea of what your late night activities are about.  The basics are covered, on this occasion.

So ask yourself… Are you prepared?