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Packing Lists

Hostel Packing List

Packing List

Hostel Packing List

This Hostel Essentials Packing List includes all the travel essentials you need to get the most out of your next hostel stay.

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Vacation Packing List

Packing List

Vacation Packing List

This Vacation Packing List includes all the travel essentials you need to get the most out of a week-long trip.

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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

Travel isn’t inherently sustainable, so offset your adventures by choosing these sustainable, durable, and ethical products to replace your gear over time.

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Digital Nomad Packing List

Packing List

Digital Nomad Packing List

Everything you need to travel the world indefinitely while working remotely. Small, lightweight tech and clothing that’s ready for work meetings or adventures.

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Guides

Ultimate Gift Guide Featured Image

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Our Ultimate Gift Guide for Gear Enthusiasts

Not sure what to get the gear enthusiasts in your life? Lucky for you, we've put together the ultimate list of the best everyday & travel gear gift ideas that we’ve found so far.

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Best Laptop Bag Guide

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Best Laptop Bag

We break down how to choose the best laptop bag by style, laptop protection, organization, modes of carry including backpacks, totes, messengers, & more.

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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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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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Gear Reviews

7.1
Pioneer Savant Pack

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Savant Pack by Pioneer

The Pioneer Savant Pack showcases the brand’s knack for premium-feeling, solid materials, though its shoulder straps aren’t very ergonomic or comfortable.

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7.5
Cotopaxi Allpa 38L Roller Bag

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Allpa 38L Roller Bag by Cotopaxi

The Cotopaxi Allpa 38L Roller Bag has a similar vibe and features as the Allpa Travel Pack but provides less protection for gear than other soft-sided luggage.

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7.1
Carl Friedrik 72-hour Backpack

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72-hour Backpack by Carl Friedrik

The Carl Friedrik 72-hour Backpack is sleek, versatile, and ideal for weekend getaways or business trips with its blend of style and practicality.

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7.0
NOMATIC Navigator Collapsible Pack 16L

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Navigator Collapsible Pack 16L by NOMATIC

The NOMATIC Navigator Collapsible Pack 16L may be handy for your next trip, though it doesn’t compress as small as other packable bags and is floppy to fill.

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Osprey StraightJacket Compression Sack

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StraightJacket Compression Sack by Osprey

The Osprey StraightJacket Compression Sack may feel like a master of none when it comes to packing cubes, yet it’s a good bet if you can only go with one.

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Garzini AirTag Passport Holder

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AirTag Passport Holder by Garzini

We’re digging the premium vibe of the Garzini AirTag Passport Holder’s leather, though the AirTag doesn’t feel as secure as we’d like.

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The Blog

15 Best Merino Wool Shirts for Travel and Everyday

15 Best Merino Wool Shirts for Travel and Everyday

Whether going to the desert or the rainforest, these Merino Wool shirts will help you be more comfortable and odor-free while saving water between washes.

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27 Holiday Travel Tips For A Stress-Free Season

27 Holiday Travel Tips For A Stress-Free Season

If you’re traveling during the holidays, you’ll want to get there safely and stress free. Luckily, we have holiday travel tips to help!

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Best Travel Mouse For Remote Workers

Best Travel Mouse For Remote Workers

The best travel mouse for you depends heavily on how you work remotely. Whether you prioritize ergonomics or packability, we've got you covered.

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Gear to check out during REI's Cyber Week sale

Gear To Check Out During REI’s Cyber Week Sale

From new bags to travel clothing and more, we’ve rounded up some of the best REI deals during their Cyber Week Sale.

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