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How to choose the Best Travel Camera Kit for you | Pack Hacker

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The Best Camera Kit for Your Travels

This guide covers how to choose the best travel camera kit for you. We cover it all, from a simple smartphone to a compact point and shoot, all the way up to mirrorless and DSLR. Plus, our recommendations for camera backpacks, slings, and travel tripods for YouTube or vlogging.

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How to Make the Most of Merino Wool Travel Clothing

From t-shirts & sweaters to underwear & socks—Merino wool is soft, naturally breathable, & stink resistant, making it a magical fabric for travel.

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How to choose the best carry-on travel backpack for you

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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

Matador FlatPak Soap Bar Case

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FlatPak Soap Bar Case by Matador

Flexible, lightweight and easy to pack—the Matador FlatPak Soap Bar Case is a unique option for carrying a soap bar while you travel.

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Matador FlatPak Toiletry Bottle

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FlatPak Toiletry Bottle by Matador

The Matador FlatPak Toiletry Bottle is a fresh take on refillable liquid bottles for travel. It’s easy to pack, flexible, and TSA approved—making it ideal for your carry on.

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Outlier Runweight Merino T-shirt Review

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Runweight Merino T-Shirt by Outlier

Soft, durable, and functional for workout & daily wear—the Outlier Runweight Merino T-Shirt is great, but the new version generates more pilling than we’d like to see.

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Sandqvist Zack Review

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Zack 41L Backpack by Sandqvist

Categorized as a weekend bag by Sandqvist, the 41L Zack seems to check all the travel pack boxes. But can it compete with the one bag travel heavy hitters?

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Chrome Industries Niko F-Stop Camera Backpack

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Niko F-Stop Camera Backpack by Chrome Industries

The Chrome Niko F-Stop Camera Backpack is comfortable, technical, yet simple—a great travel bag for seasoned shooters, casual snappers and travelers alike.

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Cotopaxi Allpa 35L Travel Pack

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Allpa 35L Travel Pack by Cotopaxi

The Cotopaxi Allpa 35L Travel Pack is a great all-around bag that is smartly designed for carry-on compliance and can suit both urban and outdoorsy travelers alike.

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Pack Hacker Blog

Russell Smith in Dali

The Endless Search For The World’s Highest Quality Tea With Russell Smith

Russell Smith has been filling his passport in search of the best high quality tea. He’s cycled from Thailand to China and always travels with tea — always.

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Teri Potts in Schliersee, Germany

Making the World Your Office With Teri Potts

Teri Potts has made the world her office. After deciding a “proper” job wasn’t for her, she followed her passion to create her own travel agency, TL Travel, where she continues to follow and share her passion everyday.

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Jessie Beck

Traveling as a Minimalist by Bike With Jessie Beck

Jessie Beck has called many countries home— stretching from San Francisco to Madagascar. She prefers to travel the world with her bike and is the founder of Eat Bike Travel.

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Rebecca Liebert in Ninh Binh Vietnam

Making Music While Living Nomadic with Becca Liebert

Becca Liebert has traveled from Brooklyn to Berlin and more in order to follow and rediscover her passions. While working remotely as a freelance graphic designer and art director, she also produces her own music.

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