The Best Gear for Travel
Pack Hacker is a resource for the lightest, best looking, and most functional travel gear.
Travel Gear & Packing Guides
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.
How to Work Remotely While Traveling
From coworking spaces to coffee shops, we’re here to help you navigate the world of remote working.
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.
Our Favorite Gift Ideas For the Traveler in Your Life
You could give a bunch of Starbucks gift cards, or you can give friends & family something from our favorite travel gift ideas guide. It can be hard to know what to buy for the travel junkies in your life but, lucky for you, we’re experts in this sort of thing.
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. Find your best camera for travel whether it’s a smartphone, a compact point and shoot, or a DSLR.
Tested Travel Gear
Plasma 1000 Down Jacket by Montbell
The Montbell Plasma 1000 is pushing the limits on jacket tech. With one of the best warmth to weight ratios around, we love it—we just wish it had pockets.
Fraser Rucksack 32L by Millican
The Fraser Rucksack 32L has impressed us with its durability, versatility, and comfortable carry. We just wish the external straps wouldn’t dangle as much.
Transit30 2.0 by Matador
The Transit30 2.0 is a large packable duffel bag from Matador. It’s great for adding extra capacity to your travel setup, but we think that’s about it.
Freerain24 2.0 by Matador
The Freerain24 2.0 is the latest waterproof packable daypack from Matador. Outside of the compression pouch, we’ve been thoroughly impressed with this pack!
Freefly16 by Matador
We’ve been loving the Matador Freefly16 for its form factor and compressibility, but the compression sack is already splitting at the seams—which is concerning.
Smith Utility Pouch by Millican
The Millican Smith Utility Pouch delivers on durability, simplicity, and versatility. The Bionic® Canvas fabric is one of the best we’ve come across, and while the rolltop opening may not be as quick as a zipper, it has performed well for us in real-world testing. It does have a lack of internal organization, but if you’re after a minimal pouch that does its job well, this is a great piece of gear.
Pack Hacker Blog
Stepping Outside Of Your Comfort Zone as a Nomad – With Abby McNeill
Abby McNeill has been living as a nomad, stepping outside of her comfort zone, and meeting people all over the world—from the bustling streets of India to the snowy mountains of Canada. She is an earth-conscious traveler who loves planning her next trip while discovering hidden corners around the globe.
How To Eat Like A Local – With Thomas & Sheena
Thomas and Sheena packed up their apartment, bought plane tickets, and started traveling full-time to discover the best cuisines around the world. They continue to share their love for food and culture with others through Chasing A Plate.