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The definitive resource for world travelers, commuters, and everyone in between.

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

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

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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Best Packing Cubes For Travel | Pack Hacker

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How To Choose The Best Packing Cubes For You

An in-depth guide on how to choose the best packing cubes for your travels. From compression packing cubes to ultralight and budget, we’re here to help.

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Gear Reviews

8.5
Aer Fit Pack 2

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Fit Pack 2 by Aer

Versatile and durable with solid organization and ample space, the Aer Fit Pack 2 is a great commuter bag—but the zippers can be frustrating to use.

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7.8
Tom Bihn Aeronaut 45

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Aeronaut 45 by Tom Bihn

The Tom Bihn Aeronaut 45 is a workhorse maximum sized carry-on bag that offers multiple carry options—we just wish they were better optimized.

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8.1
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Versa Ultralight Fanny Pack

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Versa Ultralight Fanny Pack by Hyperlite Mountain Gear

Ultralight and durable, the Hyperlite Mountain Gear Versa is a great sling bag for EDC and travel—as long as you don’t mind simple organization.

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5.3
BauBax Sweatshirt 2.0

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Sweatshirt 2.0 by BauBax

While we like some of the features of the BauBax Sweatshirt 2.0, others are more gimmicky than helpful. Plus, it gets bulky if you use too many at once.

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Timbuk2 Tech Roll Top Backpack

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Tech Roll Top Backpack by Timbuk2

We’re digging the futuristic, sci-fi vibe of the Timbuk2 Tech Roll Top Backpack—plus it has ample storage. But some of the functionality is not great.

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Triple Aught Design Axiom 24 Pack

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Axiom 24 Pack by Triple Aught Design

The Triple Aught Design Axiom 24 Pack is a clever pack with a supremely comfortable carry—although its steep price tag may be a deal-breaker for some.

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The Blog

Aer City Sling Vs Aer Day Sling 2

Aer City Sling Vs Aer Day Sling 2 Comparison

Which sling bag should you buy? A detailed comparison between two of our highest rated sling bags.

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Fjallraven Travel Gear

Fjallraven Favorites

We’ll cover what we like (and what we don’t) about some of our favorite Fjallraven travel products—from travel backpacks to sling bags and more.

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Packable Travel Jackets

Packable Travel Jackets For Cold Weather

Some of our favorite travel jackets—packable down jackets and rain shells for one-bag travel in cold weather.

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Tiny Travel Accessories

Tiny Travel Accessories

Pack light for smarter one-bag travel with these tiny travel accessories.

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