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Packing Lists

Hostel Packing List

Packing List

Hostel Packing List

This Hostel Essentials Packing List includes all the travel essentials you need to get the most out of your next hostel stay.

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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

Travel isn’t inherently sustainable, so offset your adventures by choosing these sustainable, durable, and ethical products to replace your gear over time.

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Digital Nomad Packing List

Packing List

Digital Nomad Packing List

Everything you need to travel the world indefinitely while working remotely. Small, lightweight tech and clothing that’s ready for work meetings or adventures.

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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

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Bellroy Toiletry Kit Plus

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Toiletry Kit Plus by Bellroy

The Bellroy Toiletry Kit Plus has more room for grooming gear and stands nicely on the counter to see everything, though we struggle using some pockets.

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7.4
Twelve South ButterFly 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger

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ButterFly 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger by Twelve South

The Twelve South ButterFly 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger is a travel-friendly addition to your collection, with an aluminum housing that looks sweet on a nightstand.

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7.7
ALPAKA Vertex Pouch

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Vertex Pouch by ALPAKA

ALPAKA’s Vertex Pouch works for those looking for a tech pouch, desk caddy, and crossbody sling in one, thanks to intuitive organization and durable materials.

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7.1
Rolling Square TAU 2

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TAU 2 by Rolling Square

The Rolling Square TAU 2 is an effective update on the first iteration and is a capable emergency power supply, but it still feels large for a 2,000 mAh battery.

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7.4
Chrome Industries Hawes 26L Pack

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Hawes 26L Pack by Chrome Industries

The Chrome Industries Hawes 26L Pack is a versatile, robust backpack with unique features, and its sleek design has ample customizability.

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7.4
Bellroy Card Sleeve

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Card Sleeve (V2) by Bellroy

The Bellroy Card Sleeve (V2) only holds eight cards, yet its satisfying build quality and leather make it worth the effort it takes to cut down.

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The Blog

Best Luggage Brands We've Tested and Loved

Best Luggage Brands We’ve Tested and Loved

The best luggage brands make gear that will make your life easier, whether you’re traveling for a weekend or a month. Here’s a list of our favorites to help you get started!

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New Aer Tech Collection: A First Look at the Release and Aer’s Future

New Aer Tech Collection: A First Look at the Release and Aer’s Future

Aer’s new Tech Collection has a structured design for everyday gear and better materials than the previous iteration; we’ve got insights and a first look.

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15 Best Merino Wool Shirts for Travel and Everyday

15 Best Merino Wool Shirts for Travel and Everyday

Whether going to the desert or the rainforest, these Merino Wool shirts will help you be more comfortable and odor-free while saving water between washes.

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27 Holiday Travel Tips For A Stress-Free Season

27 Holiday Travel Tips For A Stress-Free Season

If you’re traveling during the holidays, you’ll want to get there safely and stress free. Luckily, we have holiday travel tips to help!

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