The Best Gear for Travel

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Vegan World Travel Gear Guide

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Vegan World Travel Gear Guide

Our vegan travel gear guide is the ultimate way to maintain your diet & lifestyle on the road. From fueling your travels with plant-based meals, to choosing vegan-friendly gear, we cover it all.

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How to choose the Best Travel Camera Kit for you | Pack Hacker

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The Best Camera Kit for Your Travels

This guide covers how to choose the best travel camera kit for you. We cover it all, from a simple smartphone to a compact point and shoot, all the way up to mirrorless and DSLR. Plus, our recommendations for camera backpacks, slings, and travel tripods for YouTube or vlogging.

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How to Make the Most of Merino Wool Travel Clothing

From t-shirts & sweaters to underwear & socks—Merino wool is soft, naturally breathable, & stink resistant, making it a magical fabric for travel.

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

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How to Choose the Best Carry-on Travel Backpack for You

The best travel backpack is unique from person to person. We break down how to choose your perfect one bag carry on into 5 easy sections, plus, we cover more than just the Osprey Farpoint! (Updated for 2018)

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Tested Travel Gear

Cotopaxi Batac 16L Review

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Batac 16L Daypack by Cotopaxi

Looking for a pack that’s one-of-a-kind and sticks out amongst the crowd? The Cotopaxi Batac 16L functions as a daypack while showing off some unique character.

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Arc'teryx Beta SL Jacket Review

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Beta SL Jacket by Arc'Teryx

Light, compact, waterproof, and stylish – The Arc’teryx Beta SL Jacket is the ideal companion for the traveler who wants to stay dry and still pack light.

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NOMATIC Travel Bag Review

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Travel Bag by NOMATIC

After raising an enormous $5m on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the NOMATIC Travel Bag promises to be “the most functional travel bag ever.” In practice we found that claim to be a little hit and miss.

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Fjallraven Travel Pack Review

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Travel Pack by Fjallraven

With its Scandinavian style and impressive organization, the Fjallraven Travel Pack is a fantastic companion for weekend city breaks or business trips.

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Mystery Ranch In and Out Packable Daypack

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In and Out Packable Daypack by Mystery Ranch

Heavier than you expect from a packable daypack, the Mystery Ranch In and Out carries like a regular backpack and is one of the most durable daypacks we’ve tested.

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Allbirds Wool Runners Review

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Wool Runners by Allbirds

Allbirds Wool Runners are in the running for “the most comfortable shoes”—lightweight, breathable and the softest shoe you’ll own.

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Pack Hacker Blog

Kelsey Reinke in Vis, Croatia

How to Embrace Change & Find Balance While Traveling – With Kelsey Reinke

Kelsey Reinke has diligently practiced embracing change and finding balance in an on-the-go lifestyle. Here, she shares some tips on ditching the list ticking mentality and balancing personal wellness while traveling.

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Lauren Ronquillo in Chiang Mai, Thailand by TJ Lee

How To Stay Inspired As a Professional Creative While Traveling – With Lauren Ronquillo

Lauren Ronquillo continues to find inspiration through traveling the world as a professional creative. While seeking beauty in the quiet moments, she takes time to find reminders that we are all interconnected.

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Natasha Brownlee in Morogoro, Tanzania

Empowering Change & Embracing New Cultures With Natasha Brownlee

Natasha Brownlee has traveled the world to empower change, embrace new cultures and find adventure. Here, she shares some tips and her personal favorite travel items!

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Hunter O'Brien in Bali, Indonesia

How to Balance Health and Travel With Hunter O’Brien

Hunter O’Brien travels the world while running his own business creating content for fitness publications, the fashion industry, and more. Here, he shares tips on mastering the art of staying healthy while on the road.

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