The Best Gear for Travel
Pack Hacker is a resource for the lightest, best looking, and most functional travel gear.
Vegan World Travel Gear Guide
Our vegan travel gear guide is the ultimate way to maintain your diet & lifestyle on the road. From fueling your travels with plant-based meals, to choosing vegan-friendly gear, we cover it all.
The Best Camera Kit for Your Travels
This guide covers how to choose the best travel camera kit for you. We cover it all, from a simple smartphone to a compact point and shoot, all the way up to mirrorless and DSLR. Plus, our recommendations for camera backpacks, slings, and travel tripods for YouTube or vlogging.
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.
How to Choose the Best Carry-on Travel Backpack for You
The best travel backpack is unique for each person. We break down how to choose your perfect one bag carry-on into 5 easy sections, plus, we include packs like the Osprey Farpoint, GORUCK GR2, Peak Design Travel Backpack, and more! (Updated for Fall 2018)
Tested Travel Gear
Aeon 22 & ND20 by Lowe Alpine
The Lowe Alpine Aeon is an outdoorsy pack that, to be honest, doesn’t have the cleanest aesthetic. But if you’re looking for a sturdy daypack to fit inside your larger one bag travel backpack, the harness system and versatility make this a great choice.
Venturesafe X40 Plus by Pacsafe
If you’re looking for a secure travel backpack, the Pacsafe Venturesafe X40 Plus offers some great features, including slash-proof material and secure zippers. We’ve enjoyed just about everything on this pack, but the laptop compartment did feel a bit “meh.”
Camera Base Layer by Matador
If you’re looking for some lightweight protection for your camera—and you aren’t going to be carrying additional lenses or spare batteries—the Matador Camera Base Layer may just be the perfect fit for you.
Pocket Towel by Sea to Summit
Sea to Summit’s astoundingly lightweight and soft Pocket Towel is a fantastic choice for an uber packable quick-drying towel—just make sure you get the right size.
Travel Backpack by Peak Design
The Peak Design Travel Backpack is nothing short of genius. Its innovative features and design make it a stand-out in our mind, even though some of the materials left a bit to be desired.
Collapsible Water Bottle by Nomader
The Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle is a versatile, flexible choice that can be rolled up and taken just about anywhere with you—although it’s not as compressible as we’d like.
Pack Hacker Blog
Working Remotely While Hitting The Slopes of Mount Niseko Annupuri & More – With Daniel Sammut
Daniel Sammut is a Brand and Digital Product Designer based in Sydney, Australia. When he’s not crafting new brand identities, you can find him skiing the slopes of Japan and finding the next best spot to kick back and relax in Europe.
An Inside Look at a Backpack Reviewer’s Favorite Gear and Travel Destinations – With Bo Ismono
Bo Ismono is a Film Editor and YouTube Backpack Reviewer. Here, he shares how the GORUCK GR0 started his backpack reviewing journey as well as his favorite travel destinations and more.