The Best Gear for Travel

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

Packing Guides

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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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The short list for long term travel

Whether you're a digital nomad or a frequent business traveler, there are a couple pieces of gear you should consider investing in to make your trips much smoother.

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Tested Travel Gear

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GoToob+ by HumanGear

The GoToob+ is a TSA-approved liquid container from Humangear for carry-on travel with liquids. In this review, we also cover the original GoToob vs the GoToob plus.

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Everyday Twist Top by Encircled

Encircled is a Canadian company creating versatile clothing. The Everyday Twist Top can morph into many styles, making it a new travelers’ best friend.

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Wander Pack by Timbuk2

On transport large & small and journeys far & wide, the Timbuk2 Wander Pack is a great companion to have by your side. It’s a nice one bag travel option, but a couple harness & strap system issues exist with the backpack.

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Beast28 by Matador

Matador does it again with the Beast28. It’s an ultralight backpack that compresses down, so you can stow it as a day pack for longer trips.

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Macheto Travel Backpack by Chrome Industries

The Chrome Macheto is a slick, highly durable cube-shaped travel pack from a trusted brand—which is great. But… the carry leaves a lot to be desired.

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Everyday Sling (5L) by Peak Design

A versatile and protective bag, the Peak Design Everyday Sling is a great solution for everyday protection of camera equipment and other essentials.

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Pack Hacker Blog

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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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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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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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“Always A Friday” Share Their Travel Tips

Rebecca and Nathan of “Always A Friday” are two twenty-somethings from the UK who left their job last year and have been traveling the world ever since.

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