In the Bag: Go West!

We've got you covered from hat to boots.

Whether you plan to attend the World Gay Rodeo finals next month in Mesquite, Texas; you are headed off to the next big country music festival; or plan to spend the weekend at an LGBT dude (gal?) ranch, you will definitely want to look the part. To help you pack, we’ve taken the liberty of finding the perfect travel bag for any country-inclined travel as well as a few great things to stash in it.

  1. Photo courtesy of Hyde & Hare

    Nothing could be more cowgirl chic than this roomy travel bag, perfectly sized to pack all your western wear. $485

  2. Photo courtesy of Rockmount Ranch Wear

    You should have no problem lassoing whatever (whoever?) you have your eye on in this fetching button down from the store that outfitted the film Brokeback Mountain. $97

  3. Image courtesy of Wrangler

    If you strive for authenticity, then stick with these classic jeans from Wrangler, a sponsor of the World Gay Rodeo finals. $54

  4. Photo courtesy of Levi's

    Of course the key to pairing denim with denim is to make sure that the washes don’t match, which is why we opted for this classic jacket in a color they’re calling “Throw Elbows.” $90

  5. Photo courtesy of Pinto Ranch

    Two-step in style in this ornately stitched footwear, constructed in navy calfskin and crocodile. $1,495

  6. Photo courtesy of Alexa Stone

    The perfect country music festival accessory, this fringed suede belt (shown on the right) comes with front and back pockets so you can ditch your purse and still have access to all your necessities. $320

  7. Photo courtesy of Stetson

    Like anyone will take you seriously without the hat. $205

  8. Although not exactly packable, download out country/rock singer Brandi Carlile’s latest album to listen to along the way. $10

Bryan van Gorder usually writes about the places he's been or the famous people forced to talk to him.