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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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The Travel Collection: A Wool & Prince x Pack Hacker Collaboration

The Travel Collection with Wool & Prince

Our first collab! We’ve been working with the folks at Wool & Prince to create three pieces of minimalist, travel-focused pieces of clothing.

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REI Summer Picks

REI Summer Picks

We’ve partnered with REI to find summer gear to help you be active this summer season—from daypacks to reusable water bottles and more.

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Work From Home Tips

10 Tips To Help You Work From Home

Some of our favorite tips to help you work from home more efficiently that we’ve learned over years of working remotely.

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Packing Lists

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

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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

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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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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Gear Reviews

7.1
Aer Travel Zip Wallet

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Travel Zip Wallet by Aer

The Aer Travel Zip Wallet will help you organize your passport(s), cash, cards, and documents while traveling—but its large size can be inconvenient.

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8.1
YETI Rambler 18 oz Bottle

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Rambler 18oz Bottle by YETI

The YETI Rambler 18oz Bottle is a great size for both hot and cold beverages—although we’ve found its tall, slim design makes it easy to knock over.

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8.4
Bluffworks Azores Blouse

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Azores Blouse by Bluffworks

Quick-drying, wrinkle-resistant, and antimicrobial, the Bluffworks Azores Blouse is great for travel and everyday life—plus it both looks and feels good.

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7.9
Peak Design Everyday Totepack 20L (V2)

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Everyday Totepack 20L (V2) by Peak Design

Versatile and sleek, the Peak Design Everyday Totepack 20L (V2) works well as both a tote and backpack—although the quick-grab pocket feels a little small.

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Hydro Flask 32 oz Wide Mouth Water Bottle

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32 oz Wide Mouth Water Bottle by Hydro Flask

Durable with great insulation, the Hydro Flask 32oz Wide Mouth with Flex Cap is ideal for the daily grind—but it can be tricky to put on the lid correctly.

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7.8
Peak Design Everyday Tote 15L (V2)

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Everyday Tote 15L (V2) by Peak Design

If you’re looking for a durable, sleek, customizable EDC bag, the Peak Design Everyday Tote 15L (V2) is a solid pick—especially if you have camera gear.

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