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

Packing Lists

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

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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Best Packing Cubes For Travel | Pack Hacker

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How To Choose The Best Packing Cubes For You

An in-depth guide on how to choose the best packing cubes for your travels. From compression packing cubes to ultralight and budget, we’re here to help.

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Ultimate Travel Gift Ideas | Pack Hacker

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Our Favorite Gift Ideas For the Traveler in Your Life

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.

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Gear Reviews

8.4
Arc'teryx Maka 2 Waistpack

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Maka 2 Waistpack by Arc'teryx

The Arc’Teryx Maka 2 Waistpack will make you fall in love with waist packs, thanks to its many carry options, ideal organization, and durable materials.

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8.1
Tortuga Setout Backpack 35L

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Setout Backpack 35L by Tortuga

The Tortuga Setout Backpack (35L) has everything you want in a solid one-bag travel backpack. We just wish the hip belt was less beefy and more effective.

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8.8
Wool & Prince Heavy Crew Neck Long Sleeve

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Heavy Crew Neck by Wool & Prince

Versatile, comfortable, and with all the benefits of Merino wool, the Wool & Prince Heavy Crew Neck is ideal for digital nomads and minimalists alike.

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Chrome Industries MXD Notch Sling Bag

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MXD Notch Sling Bag by Chrome Industries

A large sling bag with great internal organization, the Chrome Industries MXD Notch Sling Bag is ideal for travel—though the buckle is a bit much.

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6.6
Patagonia Black Hole MLC

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Black Hole MLC by Patagonia

The Patagonia Black Hole MLC 45L is a classic travel bag that takes your carry-on capacity to the max, but it’s not the most comfortable option out there.

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Swiss+Tech Utility Key

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Utili-Key by Swiss+Tech

We’re not too impressed with the Swiss+Tech Utili-Key, a six-in-one multi-tool. While it’s lightweight and discreet, it’s difficult to utilize the tools.

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The Blog

Abby McNeill at Peyto Lake—Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Stepping Outside Of Your Comfort Zone as a Nomad – With Abby McNeill

Abby McNeill has been living as a nomad, stepping outside of her comfort zone, and meeting people all over the world—from the bustling streets of India to the snowy mountains of Canada. She is an earth-conscious traveler who loves planning her next trip while discovering hidden corners around the globe.

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Zach and Julie Pack Hacker

Globe Trotting as a Couple – With Julie & Zach

Julie and Zach fell in love with traveling and one another—and they’ve been trotting around the globe ever since. Here they share some tips on finding cheap flights and making the most of your time on the road.

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Thomas and Sheena | Chasing A Plate

How To Eat Like A Local – With Thomas & Sheena

Thomas and Sheena packed up their apartment, bought plane tickets, and started traveling full-time to discover the best cuisines around the world. They continue to share their love for food and culture with others through Chasing A Plate.

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Jaayden Halko at the Seven Rila Lakes

Traveling The World As An Indie Game Developer – With Jaayden Halko

Jaayden Halko quit his former job to travel the world and start his own indie game development company. He chases warm weather and finds new home bases all around the globe while doing what he loves.

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