The Best Gear for Travel

Pack Hacker is a resource for the lightest, best looking, and most functional travel gear.

Packing Guides

Pack Hacker Merino Wool For Travel Feature Image

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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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Tested Travel Gear

Trtl Travel Pillow

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Travel Pillow by Trtl

An alternative to traditional design, the Trtl “pillow” offers a new type of neck support which outshines the usual overstuffed travel pillows.

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F-Stop Small Shallow ICU (Internal Camera Unit) Review

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Small Shallow ICU (Internal Camera Unit) by F-Stop

The F-Stop Small Shallow ICU (internal camera unit) is a camera cube insert that organizes and protects all of your camera gear within your backpack or luggage.

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Icebreaker Multisport Ultralight Micro Socks

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Multisport Ultralight Micro Socks by Icebreaker

The Icebreaker Multisport Ultralight Micro Socks are ankle-height merino wool socks that are lightweight and cool. A decent choice for your sock arsenal.

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EVERGOODS Mountain Panel Loader 30 Review

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Mountain Panel Loader 30 by EVERGOODS

The EVERGOODS MPL30 is a pack designed for the trail that still works well for travel. Ergonomic, well-designed and durable, it’s easy to love this bag.

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Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody Review

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Micro Puff by Patagonia

The Patagonia Micro Puff is an ultralight jacket that is incredibly packable and has one of the best warmth to weight ratios we’ve seen.

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Thule Subterra 34L Review

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Subterra 34L by Thule

Want a one bag travel backpack that functions just as well as a daypack? The Thule Subterra 34L may just be the pack you’re looking for.

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Pack Hacker Blog

Laura Ivanova

How to Travel Slow as a Photographer with Laura Ivanova

Laura Ivanova is a wedding and portrait photographer who’s passport is always ready for new adventures. She enjoys finding time for slow travels around the globe in places such as Bali and Budapest.

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Jessica Latone Travel Styles

20+ Countries and Countless Photos with Jessica Latone

Jessica Latone is a Toronto and Vancouver based photographer that’s learned a thing or two about travel on the road. She captures “lovely bits” from Iceland to Croatia & more.

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Natalie Avalos and Thomas Brown in Medellín, Colombia

Part-Time Digital Nomads Natalie & Thomas

Natalie Avalos and Thomas Brown’s graphic design & computer programming skills enable them to work remotely and live as part-time digital nomads.

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Tara Lilly | Pack Hacker Travel Styles

Blending Work & Travel with Tara Lilly

Tara Lilly used to worry that she would have to give up traveling in pursuit of a career, but she’s figured out a great way to blend the two together.

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