The Best Gear for Travel

Pack Hacker is a resource for the lightest, best looking, and most functional travel gear.

Packing Guides

Pack Hacker Merino Wool For Travel Feature Image

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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

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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Tested Travel Gear

Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody Review

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Micro Puff by Patagonia

The Patagonia Micro Puff is an ultralight jacket that is incredibly packable and has one of the best warmth to weight ratios we’ve seen.

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Thule Subterra 34L Review

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Subterra 34L by Thule

Want a one bag travel backpack that functions just as well as a daypack? The Thule Subterra 34L may just be the pack you’re looking for.

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Matador Daylite16

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Daylite16 Packable Daypack by Matador

The Matador Daylite16 is an ultralight, ultra-compressible daypack that can hold a laptop and more. It may just be the perfect companion to your larger travel bag.

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Bedrock Classic Sandals

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Classic Sandals by Bedrock

The Bedrock Classic Sandals are ultralight, minimal pieces of footwear, and they’ll stay on your feet if you’re running on sand, swimming in the sea, or paddling down a stream.

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Skyseen Toast Backpack

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Toast Backpack by Skyseen

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? No, this is a toast backpack. And it’s the only bag you’ll ever need. (Hint: Originally published April 1st, 2018)

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Bellroy All Conditions Essentials Pocket

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All-Conditions Essentials Pocket by Bellroy

The All-Conditions Essentials Pocket from Bellroy offers some handy organization in a slick, well-crafted package that has a handful of use-cases.

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Pack Hacker Blog

Jessica Latone Travel Styles

20+ Countries and Countless Photos with Jessica Latone

Jessica Latone is a Toronto and Vancouver based photographer that’s learned a thing or two about travel on the road. She captures “lovely bits” from Iceland to Croatia & more.

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Natalie Avalos and Thomas Brown in Medellín, Colombia

Part-Time Digital Nomads Natalie & Thomas

Natalie Avalos and Thomas Brown’s graphic design & computer programming skills enable them to work remotely and live as part-time digital nomads.

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Tara Lilly | Pack Hacker Travel Styles

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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TJ Lee (CupofTJ) Santorini, Greece

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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