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The definitive resource for world travelers, commuters, and everyone in between.

Packing Lists

Earth Friendly Sustainable Packing List

Packing List

Earth Friendly Sustainable Packing List

Our Earth Friendly Sustainable Packing List is full of ethical, sustainable, and zero-waste products. Everything you need to travel the world, minus the guilt.

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Digital Nomad Packing List

Packing List

Digital Nomad Packing List

The ultimate packing list for traveling the world as a digital nomad with a backpack. We cover it all: men’s and women’s focused items from clothes to tech to toiletries and more.

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Guides

How To Choose The Best Sling Bag For You

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How to Choose the Best Sling Bag for You

In this travel sling bag guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know to find the best sling bag that will work for you. We cover it all.

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Best Daypack For Travel | Pack Hacker

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How To Choose The Best Travel Daypack For You

The best travel daypack is unique for each person. We break down how to choose into 7 easy sections, including packs that are compressible, packable, expandable, and more.

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Best Travel Packing List Guide | Pack Hacker

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How to Create the Best Packing List For You

Our packing list guide teaches you how to pack like a pro. From clothes to packing cubes, backpacks and more—we cover it all because we’ve done it all.

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Working Remotely While Traveling | Pack Hacker

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How to Work Remotely While Traveling

From coworking spaces to coffee shops, we’re here to help you navigate the world of remote working.

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Best Packing Cubes For Travel | Pack Hacker

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How To Choose The Best Packing Cubes For You

An in-depth guide on how to choose the best packing cubes for your travels. From compression packing cubes to ultralight and budget, we’re here to help.

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Ultimate Travel Gift Ideas | Pack Hacker

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Our Favorite Gift Ideas For the Traveler in Your Life

You could give a bunch of Starbucks gift cards, or you can give friends & family something from our favorite travel gift ideas guide. It can be hard to know what to buy for the travel junkies in your life but, lucky for you, we’re experts in this sort of thing.

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Gear Reviews

8.7
lululemon ABC Pant (Slim Warpstreme)

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ABC Pant (Slim Warpstreme) by lululemon

Breathable, stretchy, and versatile, the lululemon ABC pants are an ideal travel companion. Although the quality is said to be inconsistent.

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8.7
Aer City Sling

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City Sling by Aer

The Aer City Sling combines clever design, versatile organization, and a surprising amount of capacity—all while keeping a low profile.

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7.4
North Face Basecamp Duffel

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Base Camp Duffel by The North Face

If you’re looking for a duffle to haul your gear while traveling, The North Face Base Camp Duffel is a solid option—but it’s not ideal for one-bag travel.

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7.6
Fjallraven Gear Pocket

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Gear Pocket by Fjallraven

Simple, durable, and effective, the Fjallraven Gear Pocket makes a great travel accessory—although it collects dust way too easily.

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7.9
Herschel Supply Co. Form Crossbody Large

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Form Crossbody Large by Herschel Supply Co.

Due to its size, the Herschel Supply Co. Form Crossbody is ideal for both EDC and travel—we only wish you could tighten the strap more.

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7.5
Tortuga Outbreaker Daypack

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Outbreaker Daypack by Tortuga

Despite the laptop compartment not reaching our expectations, if you’re looking for a packable daypack, the sleek-looking Tortuga Outbreaker Daypack is a great option.

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The Blog

Abby McNeill at Peyto Lake—Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Stepping Outside Of Your Comfort Zone as a Nomad – With Abby McNeill

Abby McNeill has been living as a nomad, stepping outside of her comfort zone, and meeting people all over the world—from the bustling streets of India to the snowy mountains of Canada. She is an earth-conscious traveler who loves planning her next trip while discovering hidden corners around the globe.

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Zach and Julie Pack Hacker

Globe Trotting as a Couple – With Julie & Zach

Julie and Zach fell in love with traveling and one another—and they’ve been trotting around the globe ever since. Here they share some tips on finding cheap flights and making the most of your time on the road.

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Thomas and Sheena | Chasing A Plate

How To Eat Like A Local – With Thomas & Sheena

Thomas and Sheena packed up their apartment, bought plane tickets, and started traveling full-time to discover the best cuisines around the world. They continue to share their love for food and culture with others through Chasing A Plate.

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Jaayden Halko at the Seven Rila Lakes

Traveling The World As An Indie Game Developer – With Jaayden Halko

Jaayden Halko quit his former job to travel the world and start his own indie game development company. He chases warm weather and finds new home bases all around the globe while doing what he loves.

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