11 Minimalist Travel Essentials from MUJI to Travel in Style and Simplicity

Travel must-haves for yourself or your loved ones.
by | October 02, 2023

The holidays are right around the corner and you might have travel plans with friends or family. After a stressful year, we all deserve to go on vacation and enjoy the holiday cheer. Take this as a sign to invest in must-have travel items, which are perfect for gifting too! Check out some of the items in MUJI’s To Go collection:


If you love to travel light


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Here’s to travelers who like to travel light and can fit five days’ worth of stuff into a carry-on. The Soft Carry Case is made from thick, durable, and water-repellent fabric that will keep your belongings dry and safe. It can hold up to 40L, which is just perfect for the overhead cabin. You also have the option to carry it or switch to wheels, with a carry bar that adjusts to four levels.

Available online for PHP7,950.


For the airport dads


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You prepare the itinerary, you keep everyone’s passports, and you make sure everyone is in the airport five hours before boarding – chances are you’re the travel group’s “airport dad”. You’re the parent who makes sure the trip will go smoothly, and this 2-Way Shoulder Bag is just the perfect accessory to have when traveling. It’s water-repellent and has a back pocket for your phone, just in case someone strays from the pack. You can also wear this bag around your waist, to achieve that ultimate dad look.

Available online for PHP1,250.


These shoes are made for walking

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Here’s to the travelers who love to walk and find every location “near”, even if it’s not. It’s important to wear comfortable shoes when traveling, especially if you plan on visiting multiple places in one day. As long as your shoes won’t give up on you, you’re good to go! The Less Tiring Sneakers’ minimalist design also pairs well with different outfits throughout the seasons. This pair is also water-repellent against rain!

Available online for PHP1,650.


Make sure you won’t lose your passport

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Keep not only your passport safe but also cards and other documents with this Polyester Passport Case. It’s got a passport pocket, pen holder, card slots, and pockets for your boarding pass. This compact case also comes with a six-hole punch ring and three EVA clear pouch refills, perfect for bills and receipts. You can also add more, depending on your needs.

Available online for PHP1,150.


Stay cozy while in transit

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Whether you’re traveling by airplane, bus, or even a boat, make sure you stay cozy and comfy while catching some sleep with the Fitting Neck Cushion. It’s made of tiny beads that will conform to your body’s movement, and you can also use it on your waist.

Available online for PHP995.


Your new favorite luggage set

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Thinking of finally investing in a luggage set? The MUJI Hard Carry Case is durable, functional, and made with lightweight material. There are a variety of colors to choose from as well: black, beige, navy, and dark gray. These suitcases are available in three sizes: 20L, 36L, and 75L.

Available online starting at PHP6,950.


Don’t forget to mask up

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Reality check: the virus is still out there and health safety remains a priority even in travel. Especially if you’re going to be in a vehicle with strangers for hours on end, it’s still better to mask up. Don’t forget to bring extras too, and keep them inside the EVA Mask Case.

Available online for PHP175.


Keep your essentials in one place

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The Toploader Backpack is the perfect companion for overnight trips, parents traveling with children, digital nomads, and those who like to pack lightly for a trip. This spacious water-repellent bag also has a compartment for your laptop, which can fit up to 15.6” inches. It’s comfortable to wear as well, as it’s lined with pads.

Available online for PHP2,650.


For people on the go

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If you’re looking for a durable everyday bag, the Less Tiring Backpack might be the suitable pick for you. It doesn’t only have laptop storage, it’s water repellent too. Choose from various colors as well: dark green, medium gray, dark brown, and black.

Available online for PHP1,450.


Don’t bring bulky toiletries

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Here’s the trick to saving luggage space and weight: don’t bring full-size bottles of your toiletries or skincare unless you’re going on a longer trip. MUJI has an array of PET containers, including this pump bottle.

Available online for PHP185.


Fuss-free toiletry pouch

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If you’re someone who doesn’t like a messy bathroom sink when traveling, this toiletry pouch is for you. You can easily hang it and for shorter trips, the bigger pouch can also be detached.

Available online for PHP795.


For more MUJI To Go products, visit this page.


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