The Best Gear for Travel
Pack Hacker is a resource for the lightest, best looking, and most functional travel gear.
Travel Gift Ideas
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tested Travel Gear
Compact Styler by Tangle Teezer
If you’re looking for a hairbrush that won’t damage your hair, saves you time, and fits inside your dopp kit, the Tangle Teezer Compact Styler is a fantastic choice. Other than some minor aesthetic blemishes after five years of testing, this is a great brush that will last you for years to come.
AIRism T-Shirt by Uniqlo
The Uniqlo AIRism T-shirt is an affordable, versatile, and stylish shirt. It performs well in a number of roles, and for about 10 bucks, it’s a steal.
AIRism Boxer Briefs by Uniqlo
The Uniqlo AIRism Boxer Briefs provide great performance and value at a much lower price point compared to similar items from other companies.
Citadel Modular Backpack by Black Ember
The Black Ember Citadel Modular is a highly customizable travel pack with its own modular accessory system and a bunch of durable materials. Although we do think this pack is on the cutting-edge of the backpack industry, during our testing we found it to be a tad heavy and somewhat over-engineered.
Cuff by Peak Design
Every adventure deserves to be documented. Whether on film or in pixels, the Peak Design Cuff is a detachable wristband that allows you to securely carry your camera on the go. Although it’s bracelet design is useful, it may not be your style.
Daylite by Osprey
If you’re looking for a go-to daypack from a trusted and reliable brand, you can’t go wrong with the Osprey Daylite. We’ve been impressed with its harness system and comfortable carry, but the lack of a dedicated laptop compartment may be an issue for some.
Pack Hacker Blog
Blending Passion and Work In Guatemala – With Erica Latack
Erica Latack took her passion for international development to Guatemala where she works for an ethical fashion brand to help provide sustainable jobs and more. She continues to discover beautiful corners around the world while using photography to tell stories about the people and communities surrounding her.
Taking a Belated Gap Year – With Mel McFarland and Sam Sparks
After building satisfying careers, Mel McFarland and Sam Sparks decided it was time to take their belated gap year. They strategically packed their bags, left their jobs, and traveled across the world while documenting their adventures.