Let’s Help The Travel Gear Community Together
If you’ve been here before, you know how passionate we are about travel and the gear we take with us. If you’re reading this right now, we’re guessing you are too.
Over the years, we’ve had our hands on a ton of gear from small travel brands that are innovating, hand-crafting, and thoughtfully designing better backpacks, clothes, pouches, you name it, to make our travels smoother. Currently, the travel industry is being hit hard and a lot of small companies (us included) are uncertain of what the future will bring. We want these small travel brands to stick around for a while and continue making new products for us to test, so we can help you find the best travel gear for your needs.
So we’ve put together this list (in alphabetical order) of smaller companies whose products we’ve tested and that you can check out. Plus, at the time of posting, several of these companies are running sales and offering discounts in an attempt to get through this difficult time. We realize that many of us are not in the position to be spending right now, but if you’re looking for new gear, now could be a great time to invest—not only can you help support the company, but you’ll also get a deal on awesome gear (which is always a win). If there’s a deal that we know about currently available, we’ve included it below.
Check out Able Carry and get Free Shipping when you spend $120+ on two or more items.
Check out Aer and get free shipping and returns on US orders over $75.
Check out Arcido and use code PACK15 to get 15% Off your order.
Check out Bluffworks and get free US shipping.
Check out Boundary Supply and get up to 30% Off select items.
Check out Chrome Industries and get free shipping on all US orders over $100.
Check out EVERGOODS and get Free USA Ground Shipping on orders over $189.
Check out Field Notes and get Free US Shipping when you spend $20 or more for a limited time.
Check out Gravel and get 20% Off everything, free US shipping, and free returns. Plus, use code PACKHACKER to get an additional 10% Off your order.
Check out Greenroom136 and get Free Worldwide Shipping for orders over RM600.
Check out HeroClip and get Free Shipping on all orders over $39.
Check out humangear and get 10% Off sitewide, plus free shipping.
Check out Jibbon and use code PACKHACKER to get Free Shipping.
Check out Knack and receive a free Packing Cube with code NEWCUBE when you purchase a Knack Pack. Plus, Free Shipping on orders over $50.
Check out Lems and get Free Shipping on all domestic orders.
Check out Lume Cube and use code PACKHACKER10 for 10% off your order.
Check out Matador and get Free Shipping on all US orders over $49, plus Flat $10 International Shipping orders over $100.
Check out Millican. Plus, NHS staff & frontline workers who need bag repairs can receive a replacement while they wait for theirs to be fixed.
Check out Ministry Of Supply and add to their efforts of creating and donating face masks for healthcare professionals and frontline works. 100% of donations and 20% of sales will go to production and distribution of masks.
Check out North St. Bags and get 15% Off select gear with code STAYSAFE15.
Check out Olivers. 10% of April profits are donated to the Gary Sinise Foundation.
Check out OPPOSETHIS and use code PACKHACKER to get 20% Off.
Check out OrbitKey and get Free Shipping on orders over $40.
Check out Pakt and get 25% Off the Pakt One. Plus, $10 of every sale will be donated to Direct Relief.
Check out Public Rec and get free shipping, returns, and free exchanges.
Check out Recycled Firefighter and get 20% Off everything with code STAYATHOME.
Check out Red Oxx and get Free Ground Shipping in the US on orders of $150 or more.
Check out ROAV Eyewear and get 20% Off with code ROAVER.
Check out Tom Bihn. For the time being, they’ve shifted their production focus to making masks for hospitals. While you can still order, shipping may be delayed.
Check out Tortuga and get up to 40% Off soon-to-be-retired products while supplies last.
Check out Tropicfeel and get 20% Off everything.
Check out Unbound Merino and get Free Shipping on US orders over $150.
Check out Vessi and choose what you pay and donate to the Community Fund Program. Get $40 Off with code PAYITFORWARD. Get $25 Off and donate $15 with code MAKEWAVES. Or donate $40 if you purchase shoes at full price (no code needed).
Check out WaterField Designs and get free 2-day shipping on all domestic orders, when shipping resumes, if you order now.
Check out Wool & Prince and get Free Shipping and Returns in the US.
Support If You Can
So there you have it—some travel gear brands that you can support if you’re looking to stock up on some new gear or plan for your next trip while currently staying home. Plus, with all these sales and discounts, you may get a good deal on some awesome gear.