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

Packing Lists

Budget Packing List

Packing List

Budget Packing List

Our Budget Packing List is full of the best inexpensive travel gear we could find. Everything you need to travel the world, without those hefty pricetags.

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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

Lots Of Duffle Bags

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How to Choose the Best Duffle Bag for You

In this duffle bag guide, we’ll help you find the best duffle bag for your needs. From one bag travel to weekend adventures to the daily grind.

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Ultimate Travel Gift Ideas | Pack Hacker

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Our Favorite Gift Ideas For the Traveler in Your Life

Not sure what to get the travel junkies in your life? Lucky for you we’ve put together the ultimate list of the best travel gift ideas we’ve found so far.

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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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Gear Reviews

7.6
Boundary Supply Prima System Modular Travel Backpack

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Prima System Modular Travel Backpack by Boundary Supply

The Boundary Supply Prima System Modular Travel Backpack has a lot of clever features—although the components don’t feel as cohesive as we’d hope.

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7.4
WANDRD Duo Daypack

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DUO Daypack by WANDRD

The WANDRD DUO Daypack is a camera-focused bag with some innovative features—although we wish it felt more cohesive.

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7.9
GORUCK Wire Dopp

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Wire Dopp by GORUCK

Simple and durable, the GORUCK Wire Dopp is a solid place to organize tech accessories—although it can get lumpy when fully packed out.

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7.0
Herschel Tour Hip Pack Small

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Tour Hip Pack (Small) by Herschel Supply Co.

Simple and durable, the Herschel Supply Co. Tour Hip Pack (Small) is great for carrying the bare-minimum essentials—we only wish it had interior pockets.

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8.3
Xero Shoes Prio Shoe (Women's)

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Prio by Xero Shoes

Lightweight, flexible, and durable, the Xero Shoes Prios are great for travel—especially if you’re active. But minimalist shoes take time to get used to.

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7.9
Arcade Midnighter Belt

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Midnighter Belt by Arcade

Lightweight, minimalistic, and oh-so-stretchy, the Arcade Midnighter Adventure Belt is a great travel accessory. Plus, it’s TSA-friendly.

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The Blog

Peak Design Everyday Backpack Zip 20L Vs WANDRD Duo Daypack Comparison

Peak Design Everyday Backpack Zip 20L Vs WANDRD DUO Daypack

Which daypack should you buy? A detailed comparison between two daypacks geared to carry your camera and tech essentials.

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North Face Base Camp Duffel Vs Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Bag 40L Comparison

The North Face Base Camp Duffel Vs Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Bag 40L

Which duffle backpack should you buy? A detailed comparison between two popular, and versatile, Hybrid Duffle bags.

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Aer Travel Pack 2 Vs Incase EO Travel Backpack Comparison

Aer Travel Pack 2 Vs Incase EO Travel Backpack

Which travel backpack should you buy? A detailed comparison between two popular, and similar, one bag travel pack options.

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Aer City Sling Vs Aer Day Sling 2

Aer City Sling Vs Aer Day Sling 2 Comparison

Which sling bag should you buy? A detailed comparison between two of our highest rated sling bags.

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