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Packing Lists

Hostel Packing List

Packing List

Hostel Packing List

This Hostel Essentials Packing List includes all the travel essentials you need to get the most out of your next hostel stay.

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Vacation Packing List

Packing List

Vacation Packing List

This Vacation Packing List includes all the travel essentials you need to get the most out of a week-long trip.

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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

Travel isn’t inherently sustainable, so offset your adventures by choosing these sustainable, durable, and ethical products to replace your gear over time.

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Digital Nomad Packing List

Packing List

Digital Nomad Packing List

Everything you need to travel the world indefinitely while working remotely. Small, lightweight tech and clothing that’s ready for work meetings or adventures.

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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

7.4
tomtoc VintPack-TA1

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VintPack-TA1 by tomtoc

The tomtoc VintPack-TA1 is a stylish, heritage-inspired backpack with practical features, ample storage, and intuitive quick access for daily use or travel.

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8.5
GORUCK GR2 Slick - 40L (Huckberry Edition)

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GR2 Slick (Huckberry Edition) by GORUCK

The rugged GORUCK GR2 Slick keeps the GR2’s well-organized interior, but the 40L bag has no easy way to add supporting straps without the outer PALS webbing.

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8.1
ALPAKA Metro Backpack

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Metro Backpack by ALPAKA

The thickly padded back panel and simple straps on the ALPAKA Metro Backpack make it a comfortable, fuss-free daily carry with a well-organized interior.

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7.2
Orbitkey Foldable Tote Bag

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Foldable Tote Bag by Orbitkey

The Orbitkey Foldable Tote Bag is sturdy enough for groceries or books and has elastic to keep it rolled, though it doesn’t fold as small as similar bags.

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7.5
Solgaard Carry-On Closet

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Carry-On Closet by Solgaard

The Solgaard Carry-On Closet’s shelving system offers a lot of ways to organize clothing, but it takes effort to manage its potentially bulky size.

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7.9
Finisterre Nautilus 23L Backpack

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Nautilus 23L Backpack by Finisterre

The Finisterre Nautilus 23L Backpack is a comfortable option that makes organizing your gear a breeze, whether going to the office or across the globe.

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The Blog

15 Best Merino Wool Shirts for Travel and Everyday

15 Best Merino Wool Shirts for Travel and Everyday

Whether going to the desert or the rainforest, these Merino Wool shirts will help you be more comfortable and odor-free while saving water between washes.

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27 Holiday Travel Tips For A Stress-Free Season

27 Holiday Travel Tips For A Stress-Free Season

If you’re traveling during the holidays, you’ll want to get there safely and stress free. Luckily, we have holiday travel tips to help!

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Best Travel Mouse For Remote Workers

Best Travel Mouse For Remote Workers

The best travel mouse for you depends heavily on how you work remotely. Whether you prioritize ergonomics or packability, we've got you covered.

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Gear to check out during REI's Cyber Week sale

Gear To Check Out During REI’s Cyber Week Sale

From new bags to travel clothing and more, we’ve rounded up some of the best REI deals during their Cyber Week Sale.

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