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Packing Lists

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

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

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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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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Gear Reviews

8.4
Aer Commuter Brief 2

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Commuter Brief 2 by Aer

The Aer Commuter Brief 2’s snap fastener handles may slow down your access, but the bag’s sleek, muted aesthetic and ample organization are well-suited for the workday.

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6.9
Fjallraven Kanken Totepack

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Kanken Totepack by Fjallraven

The Fjallraven Kanken Totepack falls short on organization and carry comfort, but uses some durable, weather-resistant materials.

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8.0
Bellroy Classic Backpack Plus

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Classic Backpack Plus by Bellroy

The Bellroy Classic Backpack Plus is a comfortable, yet sophisticated option for your everyday carry, though we wish the organization was more optimized.

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8.3
Matador Pocket Blanket 2.0

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Pocket Blanket 2.0 by Matador

More of a tarp-feel than blanket, the Matador Pocket Blanket 2.0 is lightweight, water-resistant, and easy to pack away.

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7.9
Matador On-Grid Packable Backpack

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On-Grid Packable Backpack by Matador

While it packs larger than previous iterations, the Matador On-Grid Packable Backpack offers durable materials in a tidy, packable package.

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7.7
Incase ICON Backpack

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ICON Backpack by Incase

If you’re conscious of how you pack it, the structured Incase ICON Backpack is a solid, sleek option for your everyday carry.

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The Blog

REI Fall Picks

REI Fall Picks

We’ve partnered with REI to find fall gear to help you slow down and take it all in this season—from sweaters to waistpacks and more.

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Coronavirus Travel Accessories

Coronavirus Travel Accessories

There’s no denying that Coronavirus is changing the way we travel. Check out our list of tips & accessories for traveling during COVID-19.

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Gear Brands Currently Making Reusable Face Masks

Gear Brands Making Reusable Face Masks

For now, face masks are here to stay—so we’ve put together a list of gear brands currently making reusable face masks to help find one that works for you.

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Fathers Day Gift Ideas

15 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Find great Father’s Day gifts for every kind of dad—whether he’s an outdoorsman, urban traveler, homebody, or all of the above.

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