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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

7.7
Chrome Industries Logan Pouch

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Logan Pouch by Chrome Industries

The Chrome Industries Logan Pouch is a robust and versatile pouch that's excellent for keeping essentials organized and within reach.

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7.6
Pacsafe GO Anti Theft Saddle Crossbody

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GO Anti Theft Saddle Crossbody by Pacsafe

The Pacsafe GO Anti Theft Saddle Crossbody keeps the essentials secure, especially in crowded situations, though using its full capacity impacts its style.

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7.4
Roaring Fire Dagen Waxed Canvas Backpack

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Dagen Waxed Canvas Backpack by Roaring Fire

The Roaring Fire Dagen Waxed Canvas Backpack utilizes durable materials with heritage styling and has ample organizational features for your gear, big or small.

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8.0
NITECORE NB20000

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NB20000 by NITECORE

The NITECORE NB20000 power bank offers ample capacity and wattage for charging your devices, though the large size may be prohibitive for ultralight travelers.

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7.5
Osprey Aoede Briefpack

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Aoede Briefpack by Osprey

The Osprey Aoede Briefpack’s simple harness system and rigid structure complement each other, delivering a refreshingly casual daypack from the brand.

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6.9
Eagle Creek Gear Warrior XE 4-Wheel Carry-On Luggage

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Gear Warrior XE 4-Wheel Carry-On Luggage by Eagle Creek

Though we’re digging the Eagle Creek Gear Warrior XE 4-Wheel Carry-On Luggage’s rugged build quality, it’s slightly undermined by its rattling wheels.

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The Blog

Best RFID Wallet for Keeping Your Cards Safe

Best RFID Wallet for Keeping Your Cards Safe

The best RFID wallet keeps your info safe without adding bulk to your daily carry, no matter how many cards you have. We've rounded up some of our favorites.

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Water-Resistant vs Waterproof: Which Is Better?

Water-Resistant vs Waterproof: Which Is Better?

Spotting the difference between water-resistant vs waterproof can be hard; however, this guide will help you find the best waterproof gear for your next trip!

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VIDEO: 10 Backpack Features You NEED TO AVOID While Traveling!

VIDEO: 10 Backpack Features You NEED TO AVOID While Traveling!

In this video, we’re talking travel backpack features our audience hates.

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Best Underseat Luggage to Avoid Carry-on Fees

Best Underseat Luggage to Avoid Carry-on Fees

From TUMI to TravelPro, save on baggage fees when you pack in some of the best underseat luggage on your next trip.

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