Introducing the Bro-Out Bag! Full of essentials for an impromptu excursion with your bros, this bag can be kept in the trunk of your car, your office, or next to your front door so it’s always ready to go.
What do you need for a well-stocked Bro-Out Bag? We’re glad you asked…
Obviously, you’re going to want to start with the bag itself. Choose something durable and big enough for all your last-minute adventure supplies. We like this Vooray Burner Sport Duffel 33L because it has a ventilated shoe tunnel that keeps your shoes from lending their aroma to other items in the bag. This duffel has a ballistic waterproof base, and it comes with a nylon laundry bag and a removable shoulder strap, among other handy features.
The ApparelMake sure your Bro-Out Bag has a full change of clothes in it. This will prove especially useful for last-minute plans that crop up right after work because it will save you a trip home to change. If you’re looking for an outfit that can double as activewear and casual wear, Rhone has some pretty stylish clothing that’ll keep you looking and feeling good whether you and your bros are throwing the pigskin around at the park or throwing back some brews at the bar.
Choosing a pair of shoes for your bag can be tough because you don’t know exactly where your next adventure may take you. If you’re coming from work, just about any athletic shoe is going to be more comfortable than your dress shoes, but you still want to avoid highly specialized shoes. A pair of multipurpose kicks, like the New Balance 574 Sport running shoes, should be able to handle most spontaneous outings and activities--all while keeping your look on point.
Keep a spare pair of socks and underwear in your bag just in case. Whether you get drenched in a sudden downpour or drenched during an intense game of pickup basketball, you’ll never regret having dry socks and drawers to change into. Choose your spare pairs based on comfort and moisture management. These SAXX Vibe Boxer Briefs and Balega Enduro low-cut socks both feature moisture-wicking material and fun patterns to keep you dry and stylish.
The next item in your Bro-Out Bag has to be the Hydro Flask 32-ounce wide mouth bottle. Keep this vacuum-insulated stainless-steel bottle with you for your hydration needs—just fill it up on your way out the door. As a bonus, it doubles as a squealer that you can have filled if you and your buds find yourselves at a microbrewery or brewpub. This bottle will keep cold beverages cold for up to 24 hours, and it will keep hot drinks hot for up to six, making it a great companion on any adventure.
Snacks are another must-have item for your Bro-Out Bag because you never know when hunger will strike, and you definitely don't want to get the reputation of the hangry friend. This Huma Gel XL pack is natural and delicious energy on the go; throw one in your bag to keep your energy and mood up when you can't hit up a convenience store or drive-through.
If your adventure takes you miles from running water, moist towelettes are a great solution. Nathan Power Shower Refreshing Wipes are a welcome addition to your bag because they’re compact and can be used anywhere. When complemented with a few sprays of dry shampoo, it’s almost like a portable shower. Almost. You should definitely still shower when you get home.
A towel is a Bro-Out Bag staple because it’s so versatile. Take care of spills, mop up your sweat, wipe dirt or grime off your hands, or even use it to cover a wound until you can properly dress it. If you pack a towel in your bag, you won’t run out of ways to use it. This Ame & Lulu Tinsley Towel is made of soft, absorbent microfiber and it even comes with a carabiner so you can easily hook it to the outside of your bag once it’s wet or dirty.