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The definitive resource for world travelers, commuters, and everyone in between.

Packing Lists

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

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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Ultimate Travel Gift Ideas | Pack Hacker

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Our Favorite Gift Ideas For the Traveler in Your Life

Not sure what to get the travel junkies in your life? Lucky for you we’ve put together the ultimate list of the best travel gift ideas we’ve found so far.

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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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Best Travel Packing List Guide | Pack Hacker

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How to Create the Best Packing List For You

Our packing list guide teaches you how to pack like a pro. From clothes to packing cubes, backpacks and more—we cover it all because we’ve done it all.

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Working Remotely While Traveling | Pack Hacker

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How to Work Remotely While Traveling

From coworking spaces to coffee shops, we’re here to help you navigate the world of remote working.

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Gear Reviews

7.9
Public Rec All Day Every Day Jogger

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All Day Every Day Jogger by Public Rec

The Public Rec All Day Every Day Jogger has all the comfort of sweatpants with a touch more style—we just wish they didn’t collect dust so easily.

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8.2
Chrome Industries Kadet

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Kadet by Chrome Industries

A hybrid between a sling bag and messenger bag, the Chrome Industries Kadet will hold most EDC items—as long as you don’t mind simple organization.

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7.6
5.11 Tactical RUSH 24 Backpack 37L

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RUSH24 Backpack 37L by 5.11 Tactical

The 5.11 Tactical RUSH24 Backpack 37L has a ton of organization and strong tactical vibe—both of which may be excessive for some.

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7.1
ALPAKA Alpha Sling

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Alpha Sling by ALPAKA

The ALPAKA Alpha Sling is a sleek, modern sling bag with solid organization and durable materials. Although the craftsmanship is not what we expected.

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7.7
Away The Carry-On

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The Carry-On by Away

The Away The Carry-On has a sleek aesthetic, clever interior layout, and handy battery bank. However, we’re not sure if it’s worth all the hype.

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8.5
Tom Bihn Side Kick

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Side Kick by Tom Bihn

The Tom Bihn Side Kick features clever organization, top-notch craftsmanship, and overall cohesive design—plus it can be used as an accessory pouch.

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The Blog

How To Wash a Backpack & Other Cleaning Tips

How To Wash A Backpack & Other Gear Cleaning Tips

Step by step cleaning tips to wash your backpack and other frequently-used pieces of gear—like down jackets, shoes, laptops, and phones.

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Small Travel Gear Brands We Can Support

Small Travel Gear Brands We Can Support

Together, we can support the small travel gear brands that are innovating better products to make our travels smoother.

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Gear For Working Remotely

Gear for Working Remotely

If you’re working remotely, check out these helpful items that make work from home, or just about anywhere, more efficient.

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REI Spring Picks

REI Spring Picks

We’ve partnered with REI to find spring gear to help get you through the season—from rain jackets to backpacks and more.

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