The Best Gear for Travel

Pack Hacker is a resource for the lightest, best looking, and most functional travel gear.

Packing Guides

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How to choose the best carry-on travel backpack for you

Pack Hacker’s minimalist guide on selecting the best carry-on one bag travel backpack for you. We share the most important principals for selecting a pack.

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GUIDE (COMING SOON)

The short list for long term travel

Whether you're a digital nomad or a frequent business traveler, there are a couple pieces of gear you should consider investing in to make your trips much smoother.

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Tested Travel Gear

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Transit Tote Bag by Matador

The Matador Transit Tote is a lightweight shoulder bag that can pack down & compress to nearly nothing, but carry a weekend’s worth of clothes, or more.

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Flight Pack by Aer

Though a bit smaller, the professional design, organization, and versatility of the Aer Flight Pack make it optimal for shorter trips and urban travel.

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Pack-It Specter Cubes by Eagle Creek

Eagle Creek’s Pack-It Specter packing cube products are the perfect lightweight solution to organizing your gear and reducing clutter in your luggage.

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Ultralight V-Neck by Woolly

Woolly’s Ultralight V-neck is a comfortable and functional budget merino wool t-shirt. You can get away without washing it much between wears, too.

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Hanging Travel Case by Muji

Thanks to its superior organization and thoughtful design, the compact Muji Hanging Travel Case / dopp kit is able to hold more than you’d think.

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Element Wallet by Trayvax

The Trayvax Element’s sleek design, security features, and sturdy build quality make it an excellent wallet option for minimalist travelers.

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Pack Hacker Blog

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10 Gifts We’re Giving This Holiday Season

In this gift guide, we cover some of our favorite items (most which we’ve reviewed) that will last quite a while—well into the next holiday and beyond.

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5 Travel-Friendly Creative Tools with Lauren Hom

Lauren Hom—a creative illustrator, letterer, and digital nomad—shares 5 travel-friendly creative tools she uses to keep creating while traveling.

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Touring Bluegrass Bass Player: Alastair Whitehead

Alastair—a laid-back bluegrass bass player—talks to us about his life on the road as a traveling musician that also carries fly fishing gear on the road.

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Taking 1.2 Flights Per Week With Tam Le

Tam is an expert when it comes to perpetual travel. She takes—on average—1.2 flights per week. Plus, she teaches us how cạo gió can cure a common cold.

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