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Holiday Season

Gift Ideas & Deals

Check out this year's holiday gift idea guides, along with the best gear deals and sales we can find.

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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

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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

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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

Cotopaxi Fuego Down Jacket

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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

7.1
VESSEL Signature 2.0 Backpack

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Signature 2.0 Backpack by VESSEL

The professional-looking VESSEL Signature 2.0 Backpack uses interesting materials, but misses on some little things, like quick & efficient strap adjustment.

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8.3
EVERGOODS Mountain Panel Loader 30L V2

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Mountain Panel Loader 30L (MPL30 V2) by EVERGOODS

While we think it could benefit from more organization, we’re fans of how seamlessly the EVERGOODS MPL30 (V2) transitions from urban to adventure carry.

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8.0
Minaal Daily 3.0 Bag

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Daily 3.0 Bag by Minaal

What the Minaal Daily 3.0 Bag lacks in structure, it makes up for with above par protection for your laptop, clever organization, and light weight.

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7.0
Rumpl NanoLoft Travel Blanket

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NanoLoft Travel Blanket by Rumpl

The Rumpl NanoLoft Travel Blanket is a small, warm, packable blanket convenient for travel, although it’s not the easiest to compress.

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8.5
Mission Workshop The Transit Duffle

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Transit Duffle by Mission Workshop

Although we’d prefer more laptop protection, we’re digging the Mission Workshop Transit Duffle’s versatility, convenient level of organization, and ample space.

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6.4
Côte&Ciel Isar M EcoYarn Grey

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Isar M EcoYarn Grey by Cote&Ciel

The Cote&Ciel Isar M EcoYarn Grey has an ergonomic, fashion-focused design, but lacks in functionality as a result.

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The Blog

Huckberry Undercover Sale

14 Picks: Huckberry’s Undercover Sale

Black on black on black: we’ve partnered with Huckberry to bring you 14 of our favorite items from their 2020 Undercover Sale.

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Sustainable Gift Guide

Sustainable Gift Guide | 18 Gift Ideas for your Favorite Eco-Champion

We’ve partnered with REI to bring you 18 eco-friendly gift ideas for a more sustainable holiday season—from zero waste swaps to clothes to consumables.

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Wanderlust at Home | Gift Ideas

Wanderlust at Home | 13 Gift Ideas for the Traveler in Your Life

We’ve partnered with Huckberry to bring you the best gift ideas for that person in your life who cannot wait to explore the world again.

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RVshare Road Trip Gift Ideas

15 Gift Ideas for Any Kind of Road Tripper

This holiday season, find the perfect gift for every kind of road tripper in your life—whether they’re a speed demon, minimalist, wanderer, or something else.

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