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The definitive travel gear resource for frequent fliers, commuters, and everyone in between.

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

Cotopaxi Fuego Down Jacket

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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

8.2
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Camera Pod

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Camera Pod by Hyperlite Mountain Gear

The Hyperlite Mountain Gear Camera Pod’s robust materials keep your camera safe on the go. Still, the carrying comfort varies depending on your existing gear.

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7.0
Pacsafe Travel Packing Cubes

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Travel Packing Cubes by Pacsafe

The Pacsafe Travel Packing Cubes have large capacities that make them great for long trips, though it’s at the cost of general versatility.

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7.5
Travelon Tech Accessory Organizer

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Tech Accessory Organizer by Travelon

The Travelon Tech Accessory Organizer's mesh pockets visibly lay out all of your tech goodies, but its thin structure lacks any significant protection.

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7.9
The North Face Surge Pack

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Surge by The North Face

The North Face Surge Backpack has a ton of organization and hefty laptop protection. We just wish the pockets were liter independent.

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8.9
Trayvax Original 2.0 Wallet

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Original 2.0 Wallet by Trayvax

The Trayvax Original 2.0 Wallet makes navigating through your cards easy, though it’s not the most ideal option for cash-heavy users.

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7.6
United By Blue 15L Commuter Backpack

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15L Commuter Backpack by United By Blue

United By Blue’s 15L Commuter Backpack features enough space to carry the daily essentials, though the back panel lacks breathability during longer carry.

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The Blog

Aer City Sling vs Aer City Sling 2

Aer City Sling 2 Vs Aer City Sling

Comparing the Aer City Sling 2 to the original Aer City Sling.

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How To Pack A Carry-on

How To Pack A Carry-On For One Bag Travel

Step by step instructions for the best way to pack a carry-on for minimal one bag travel.

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Staycation Ideas | Go camping at home

15 Staycation Ideas for Weekend Trips or Staying Home

Explore locally and discover some hidden gems with these staycation ideas. Or just stay home, build a blanket fort in your living room, and make s’mores.

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The Best Travel Accessories for Your Next Trip

The Best Travel Accessories for Your Next Trip

Step your game up with the best travel accessories. From organizers to tech, to unique items—we’ve covered all the essentials so you can have an excellent trip.

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