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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

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

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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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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Gear Reviews

7.4
Aer Slim Pack

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Slim Pack by Aer

The Aer Slim Pack is a minimal, sleek, and sophisticated bag with ample organization. We just wish it was more comfortable to carry.

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7.1
Olivers Compass Pant

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Compass Pant by Olivers

While the Olivers Compass Pant looks more techy than advertised, we’re digging the lightweight fabric, elasticated waistband, and zippered pockets.

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7.6
Aer Day Pack 2

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Day Pack 2 by Aer

The Aer Day Pack 2 is that just-right size, with a just-right amount of organization—but we’ve been having some issues with its harness system.

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7.4
Public Rec Go-To Tee Crew

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Go-To Tee Crew by Public Rec

We like the Public Rec Go-To Tee’s aesthetic, soft and stretchy feel, and odor-resistance. But the wrinkly collar detracts from its clean look.

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7.5
Aer Tech Pack 2

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Tech Pack 2 by Aer

The Aer Tech Pack 2 has ample, efficient organization for our tech and everyday essentials—but its rigid structure doesn’t make for a very comfortable carry.

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7.5
REI Co-op Shower Roll (Small)

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Shower Roll (Small) by REI

Despite its name, the REI Shower Roll (Small) is big and bulky. While that’s not great for packability, it can fit a ton of toiletries for at home or on the go.

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The Blog

Coronavirus Travel Accessories

Coronavirus Travel Accessories

There’s no denying that Coronavirus is changing the way we travel. Check out our list of tips & accessories for traveling during COVID-19.

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Gear Brands Currently Making Reusable Face Masks

Gear Brands Making Reusable Face Masks

For now, face masks are here to stay—so we’ve put together a list of gear brands currently making reusable face masks to help find one that works for you.

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Fathers Day Gift Ideas

15 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Find great Father’s Day gifts for every kind of dad—whether he’s an outdoorsman, urban traveler, homebody, or all of the above.

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The Travel Collection: A Wool & Prince x Pack Hacker Collaboration

The Travel Collection with Wool & Prince

Our first collab! We’ve been working with the folks at Wool & Prince to create three pieces of minimalist, travel-focused pieces of clothing.

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