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The definitive travel gear resource for frequent fliers, commuters, and everyone in between.

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

Ultimate Gift Guide Featured Image

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Our Ultimate Gift Guide for Gear Enthusiasts

Not sure what to get the gear enthusiasts in your life? Lucky for you, we've put together the ultimate list of the best everyday & travel gear gift ideas that we’ve found so far.

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Best Laptop Bag Guide

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Best Laptop Bag

We break down how to choose the best laptop bag by style, laptop protection, organization, modes of carry including backpacks, totes, messengers, & more.

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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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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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Gear Reviews

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Moment MTW Mini Fanny Sling 1L

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MTW Mini Fanny Sling 1L by Moment

The Moment MTW Mini Fanny Sling is exceptionally tiny, though its durable materials and sleek design can improve the comfort of carrying extra gear.

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7.7
Satechi Quatro Wireless Power Bank

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Quatro Wireless Power Bank by Satechi

The Satechi Quatro Wireless Power Bank’s size doesn’t seem very travel-friendly, but its ability to act as an all-in-one charging hub makes up for its size.

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7.4
NOMATIC Access Sling

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Access Sling by NOMATIC

The NOMATIC Access Sling’s wide profile makes it feel spacious and easy to pack despite its meager half-liter capacity.

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7.9
Tom Bihn Daylight Backpack

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Daylight Backpack by Tom Bihn

Tom Bihn’s Daylight Backpack features an ingenious organization in lieu of a back panel to minimize weight, though we think it could be refined.

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7.5
NiteIze RunOff Waterproof Travel Pouch

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RunOff Waterproof Travel Pouch by Nite Ize

The RunOff Waterproof Travel Pouch from Nite Ize offers extreme protection for valuable and vulnerable travel gear to ensure your trip runs smoothly.

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7.8
lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag

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Everywhere Belt Bag by lululemon

The lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag touts straightforward organization in a small package, albeit in the form of relatively loose mesh pockets.

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The Blog

10 Travel Essentials for Summer Vacation

10 Travel Essentials for Summer Vacation

Whether it’s a picnic date in the park, a hike in the woods, or a day at the beach, we’ve got you covered with this list of 10 travel essentials for summer vacation.

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Patagonia Nano Puff vs. Macro Puff vs. Micro Puff | Which Packable Puffer Jacket Should You Get?

This trio of insulated jackets from Patagonia look similar, but they have their differences. Let's see what they are and which puffer jacket is best for your needs.

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How To Choose the Right Sized Travel Bag for Any Trip

How To Choose the Right Sized Travel Bag for Any Trip

Finding a properly sized travel bag is a key part of any successful trip, from a simple weekender to a month-long adventure.

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The Ultimate Travel Checklist | 37 Things to Do Before Your Next Trip

The Ultimate Travel Checklist | 37 Things to Do Before Your Next Trip

Say goodbye to stressful planning. With this travel checklist in hand, you’ll always be ready for your next adventure.

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