Our music editor PATRICK CAMPBELL is going on a trip to Melbourne this week to see a bunch of shows and do some exploring. What's in his suitcase (or duffel bag)? Some of his favourite products of the moment...


*This is the kind of thing you might pack to explore a city. If you're adventuring to the mountains of Nepal, this list will need to be rethought.

#10: Governer Pit-Lane Long Sleeve – $80

Governer is one of the newest NZ street wear brands and they’ve got big plans for this year. This long sleeve is super comfortable and cool. I’m obsessed with mine.

#8: Triumph and Disaster Sunscreen – $55

Triumph and Disaster is fast becoming one of the biggest names in men’s skincare, and their sunscreen is the perfect product for summer travel. It’s easy on your skin, but super protective and well worth the price.

#6: Music

I can’t handle being on an extended journey without music. For this trip, my top three picks are the new Björk album, Vulnicura, The Preatures’ Blue Planet Eyes and the new Sleater-Kinney effort, No Cities To Love. All of these are available on iTunes right now.

#4: Fujifilm Instax Mini – $99

I am all about these at the moment. I reckon they’re a really cool way to get instant print-outs of memories. I rely on my phone for pictures most of the time, but like to have one of these around for anything exciting that might happen.

#2: Notebook – $3.75

It shouldn’t be shocking that a writer recommends you take a notebook or journal to document the exciting happenings of your journey on holiday. One of my favourite companies is Out of Print. They sell a bunch of different products, but I LOVE their notebooks. Another positive about these guys is that they are a charity organisation who help donate books to children all over the world.

#9: Sly Guild Compression Pants – $119

Sly Guild is another up and coming street wear brand – and they make my favourite pants ever. I’ve been looking for these ever since I saw Matt Healy of The 1975 wearing something similar. These guys have got just the right pair. They are the ultimate comfort pants for a long plane ride.

#7: Books

I need books in my life, always. The lovely people at Harper Collins were kind enough to give me copies of Who We Are: The Autobiography by One Direction and Hey, Let’s Make A Band! by 5 Seconds Of Summer for this trip. The perfect reading material to prepare me for my first live One Direction experience!

#5: Tracks Ultra Headphones – $179.99

Obviously you can’t enjoy your music on a flight or bus without headphones. I think it’s worth investing in a quality pair if you are really going to use them, and right now I am digging these ones from Sol Republic.

#3: Barbershop/J S Sloane products

The best new store to hit New Zealand is The Barbershop Company. They are awesome, and supply a heap of barbers around the country with styling products. You can also order all your hair and beard needs from their online store. They were kind enough to supply me with some products to look after myself with for this trip, and I can’t wait to use them.

#1: Shooting Sparrow Duffel Bag – $149.95

It’s no secret we love Shooting Sparrow here at TEARAWAY. So of course I can’t finish this list without mentioning their awesome duffel bags. They are stylish, simple, and sturdy, which makes them the ultimate travel bag. These duffels are worth the money you pay, with a big size and quality make. I recommend every traveller gets one.


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