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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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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Carry-on 2.0 Bag by Minaal

The Minaal Carry-on 2.0 is a roomy, minimalist-styled backpack that has some great features and only a few minor faults. A solid option for one-bag travel.

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Classic Large Soft Cover Dot Grid Notebook by Moleskine

The Moleskine Classic Large Soft Cover Dot Grid Notebook is a solid choice for travelers seeking a durable and versatile pad for notes and sketching.

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Silverair Merino Wool Boxer Brief by Y Athletics

The Y Athletics Merino Wool Boxer Briefs offer minimalist aesthetics, odor resistance, and comfort for travelers—even if you’re caught wearing them a couple times between washes.

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Helium II Jacket by Outdoor Research

The Outdoor Research Helium II is one of lightest rain jackets available, packing down into the size of your fist. Plus, it’ll keep you as dry as a desert.

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Farpoint 40 by Osprey

The Osprey Farpoint is a backpack built to travel. A good choice for digital nomads and a trusted companion on an extended journey around the world.

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Memory Card Case (0915 and 0945) by Pelican

The Pelican Memory Card Cases (0915 SD & 0945 CF) are a watertight, durable solution for organizing and storing your digital photographs while out & about.

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Pack Hacker Blog

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Blending Work & Travel With Tara Lilly

Tara Lilly used to worry that she would have to give up traveling in pursuit of a career, but she’s figured out a great way to blend the two together.

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A travel & food vlogger’s tips for solo female travel: TJ Lee (CupofTJ)

Solo female traveler and vlogger TJ Lee (CupofTJ) walks us through her favorite travel gear, tips & tricks, and her three favorite backpacks for travel.

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“Always A Friday” Share Their Travel Tips

Rebecca and Nathan of “Always A Friday” are two twenty-somethings from the UK who left their job last year and have been traveling the world ever since.

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Lessons Learned from 4 Months with 1 Pack: Matt Hayto

Matthew Hayto is a seasoned Product Manager and world traveler. He shares with us his top three travel items and ideas on how to do more with less.

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