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Packing Lists

Vacation Packing List

Packing List

Vacation Packing List

This Vacation Packing List includes all the travel essentials you need to get the most out of a week-long trip.

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Road Trip Packing List

Packing List

Road Trip Packing List

The ultimate packing list including all of the road trip essentials you need to travel by car. We cover it all: men’s and women’s focused items from bags, to clothing and toiletries, to cooking supplies, and more.

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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

Ultimate Gift Guide Featured Image

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Our Ultimate Gift Guide for Gear Enthusiasts

Not sure what to get the gear enthusiasts in your life? Lucky for you, we've put together the ultimate list of the best everyday & travel gear gift ideas that we’ve found so far.

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Best Laptop Bag Guide

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Best Laptop Bag

We break down how to choose the best laptop bag by style, laptop protection, organization, modes of carry including backpacks, totes, messengers, & more.

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Reading A Map | Road Trip Guide

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The Ultimate Road Trip Guide

In this road trip guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know to have an epic, worthy-of-the-big-screen road trip. From planning to packing to staying safe.

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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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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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Gear Reviews

7.5
Tom Bihn Cambiata

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Cambiata by Tom Bihn

The Tom Bihn Cambiata's size and top loader design make it a good carry-on for air travel, but comfort has some room for improvement.

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7.4
Thule Compression Cube Set

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Compression Cube by Thule

The Thule Compression Cube is simple and performs well in all aspects a packing cube should while being durable and lightweight.

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7.4
Timbuk2 Vapor Sling Crossbody Bag

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Vapor Sling Crossbody Bag by Timbuk2

The Timbuk2 Vapor Sling Crossbody Bag lacks internal organization but has a whopping five external pockets, so every piece of gear has a home in the 7-liter pack.

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7.3
Troubadour Goods Pioneer Backpack

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Pioneer Backpack by Troubadour Goods

The Troubadour Goods Pioneer Backpack is a professional-looking bag with unique access points and organization in a water-resistant package.

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6.8
TUMI Brief Pack

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Brief Pack by TUMI

The saggy carry of the TUMI Brief Pack makes its premium price tag a tough pill to swallow despite its thoughtful organization and superb attention to detail.

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7.5
Osprey Transporter Toiletry Kit Large

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Transporter Toiletry Kit Large by Osprey

The Osprey Transporter Toiletry Kit Large makes full use of its size with a highly compartmentalized interior, though it’s easy to overpack.

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The Blog

20 Best Travel Shoes For Ultimate Comfort and Support

20 Best Travel Shoes For Ultimate Comfort and Support

Stroll pleasantly through your next trip, wherever it takes you, with the 20 best travel shoes for packability, comfort, and style.

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12 Best Travel Towels For Any Trip

12 Best Travel Towels For Any Trip

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite travel towels for your next trip, whether you're looking for a packable quick dry towel, the best camping towel, or everything in between.

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Best Mini Backpack Blogpost

18 Best Mini Backpacks For Your Essentials

Whether you're sightseeing or shopping, check out 18 of the best mini backpacks that are the perfect size for your essentials.

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15 Best Travel Water Bottles For Every Trip

15 Best Travel Water Bottles For Every Trip

Whether you’re looking for insulation, portability, or fun features, we’ve rounded up the best travel water bottles for your next trip—even if it’s just to the store.

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