Travel Gear Reviews

All reviewed pieces of Travel Gear

Trakke Laggan Travel Accessory Pouch Review

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Laggan Travel Accessory Pouch by Trakke

The Trakke Laggan Travel Accessory Pouch is a minimalistic and durable piece of gear that will organize your smaller travel items for many years to come.

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Tortuga Setout Divide Backpack Review

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Setout Divide Backpack by Tortuga

The Tortuga Setout Divide is everything we wish the Homebase had been—a durable and versatile travel pack with some great features.

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Trakke Storr Carry-On Backpack Review

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Storr Carry-On Backpack by Trakke

Handmade in Scotland from quality materials sourced within the UK, the Trakke Storr is a super durable 30L pack that’s perfect for one bag travel.

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Manduka eKO SuperLite Yoga Mat

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eKO SuperLite Yoga Mat by Manduka

Whether you’re an avid yogi or just looking for a spot to zen out while traveling, the Manduka eKO SuperLite Yoga Mat is an eco-friendly choice that can be packed up smaller than your average yoga mat.

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Mission Workshop Internal Tool Roll Review

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Internal Tool Roll by Mission Workshop

The Mission Workshop Internal Tool Roll organizes all of your “tools”—whatever they may be—making your travel experience easy and efficient!

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Aer Travel Pack 2 Review

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Travel Pack 2 by Aer

The Aer Travel Pack 2 picks up right where it’s predecessor left off—a great one bag travel pack with a slick look and high attention to detail.

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Topo Designs Daypack

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Daypack by Topo Designs

Despite a few minor nitpicks, the Topo Designs Daypack is a great heritage-style pack for buzzing around the city or taking on longer journeys as a daypack.

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Pakt One Review

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One Travel Bag by Pakt

If you’ve been on the look out for a duffel style bag that features a clamshell opening, then the Pakt One may be just what you’re searching for.

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Pacific Northwest Elfin Packing Cubes Review

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Elfin Packing Cubes by Pacific Northwest

The durable and lightweight Elfin Compression Packing Cubes by Pacific Northwest are a superb addition to an already competitive marketplace.

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Heimplanet Transit Line Travel Pack

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Transit Line Travel Pack by Heimplanet

Durable, environmentally friendly, and urban focused. Despite minor nitpicks, the Heimplanet Transit Line Travel Pack is quickly becoming one of our favorite backpacks.

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AmazonBasics Packing Cubes Review

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Packing Cube Set by AmazonBasics

Need some new packing cubes but don’t want to blow your entire budget? This set of four by AmazonBasics may be just what you’re looking for.

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Cotopaxi Batac 16L Review

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Batac 16L Daypack by Cotopaxi

Looking for a pack that’s one-of-a-kind and sticks out amongst the crowd? The Cotopaxi Batac 16L functions as a daypack while showing off some unique character.

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Arc'teryx Beta SL Jacket Review

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Beta SL Jacket by Arc'Teryx

Light, compact, waterproof, and stylish – The Arc’teryx Beta SL Jacket is the ideal companion for the traveler who wants to stay dry and still pack light.

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NOMATIC Travel Bag Review

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Travel Bag by NOMATIC

After raising an enormous $5m on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the NOMATIC Travel Bag promises to be “the most functional travel bag ever.” In practice we found that claim to be a little hit and miss.

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Fjallraven Travel Pack Review

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Travel Pack by Fjallraven

With its Scandinavian style and impressive organization, the Fjallraven Travel Pack is a fantastic companion for weekend city breaks or business trips.

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Mystery Ranch In and Out Packable Daypack

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In and Out Packable Daypack by Mystery Ranch

Heavier than you expect from a packable daypack, the Mystery Ranch In and Out carries like a regular backpack and is one of the most durable daypacks we’ve tested.

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Allbirds Wool Runners Review

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Wool Runners by Allbirds

Allbirds Wool Runners are in the running for “the most comfortable shoes”—lightweight, breathable and the softest shoe you’ll own.

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Pacific Northwest Sea To Sky Packable Daypack

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Sea to Sky Packable Daypack by Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest Sea to Sky Pack is a lightweight packable daypack that can go with you just about anywhere—even under waterfalls.

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Skechers GOwalk 4 Review

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GOwalk 4 Travel Shoes by Skechers

Although Skechers may not be known for their cutting-edge fashion, they’ve made some big strides in the travel world with their latest travel shoe—the GOwalk 4.

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eBags Ultralight Packing Cubes

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Ultralight Packing Cubes by eBags

The Ultralight Packing Cubes from eBags offer organization for any backpack or luggage you choose, and they have a few features that set them apart from the competition.

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Uniqlo Wireless 'Beauty Soft' Bra Review

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Wireless ‘Beauty Soft’ Bra by Uniqlo

Uniqlo’s Wireless ‘Beauty Soft’ Bra is designed for comfort, and with no seams or hooks in sight, you’ll hardly notice it’s even there.

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Uniqlo AIRism Ultra Seamless Bikini Shorts Review

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AIRism Ultra Seamless Bikini Shorts by Uniqlo

Uniqlo’s AIRism technology supplies these Ultra Seamless Bikini Shorts with a list of features that anyone looking for travel underwear will fall in love with.

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Tortuga Setout Packable Daypack

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Setout Packable Daypack by Tortuga

Designed to pair with the Tortuga Setout, the Setout Packable Daypack is durable and surprisingly backpack-like, while still lightweight and compressible. Ideal for day trips when you want to leave your main pack at the hotel or hostel.

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Matador FlatPak Soap Bar Case

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FlatPak Soap Bar Case by Matador

Flexible, lightweight and easy to pack—the Matador FlatPak Soap Bar Case is a unique option for carrying a soap bar while you travel.

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Matador FlatPak Toiletry Bottle

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FlatPak Toiletry Bottle by Matador

The Matador FlatPak Toiletry Bottle is a fresh take on refillable liquid bottles for travel. It’s easy to pack, flexible, and TSA approved—making it ideal for your carry on.

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Tortuga Setout

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Setout Backpack by Tortuga

The Tortuga Setout is a maximum legal sized carry-on bag that’s “just right” for the average traveler. The few nitpicks we found are outweighed by the smart organizational features and design.

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Outlier Runweight Merino T-shirt Review

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Runweight Merino T-Shirt by Outlier

Soft, durable, and functional for workout & daily wear—the Outlier Runweight Merino T-Shirt is great, but the new version generates more pilling than we’d like to see.

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Sandqvist Zack Review

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Zack 41L Backpack by Sandqvist

Categorized as a weekend bag by Sandqvist, the 41L Zack seems to check all the travel pack boxes. But can it compete with the one bag travel heavy hitters?

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Chrome Industries Niko F-Stop Camera Backpack

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Niko F-Stop Camera Backpack by Chrome Industries

The Chrome Niko F-Stop Camera Backpack is comfortable, technical, yet simple—a great travel bag for seasoned shooters, casual snappers and travelers alike.

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Cotopaxi Allpa 35L Travel Pack

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Allpa 35L Travel Pack by Cotopaxi

The Cotopaxi Allpa 35L Travel Pack is a great all-around bag that is smartly designed for carry-on compliance and can suit both urban and outdoorsy travelers alike.

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Matador NanoDry Towels

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NanoDry Towel by Matador

The Matador NanoDry Towels are super lightweight travel towels with an anti-microbial coating. The silicone case is unique, though not quite as compressible as other towel cases on the market.

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Ungrip Review

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Phone Strap by Ungrip

Say goodbye to shattered screens, Ungrip will keep even the biggest of phones securely in your hand and off the ground during all of your adventures.

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Popsocket Grip Review

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Phone Grip by PopSockets

Functional and fun, affordable and adorable. Despite durability flaws, PopSockets are a trendy and useful tool for securing and stabilizing your phone.

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Trtl Travel Pillow

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Travel Pillow by Trtl

An alternative to traditional design, the Trtl “pillow” offers a new type of neck support which outshines the usual overstuffed travel pillows.

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F-Stop Small Shallow ICU (Internal Camera Unit) Review

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Small Shallow ICU (Internal Camera Unit) by F-Stop

The F-Stop Small Shallow ICU (internal camera unit) is a camera cube insert that organizes and protects all of your camera gear within your backpack or luggage.

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Icebreaker Multisport Ultralight Micro Socks

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Multisport Ultralight Micro Socks by Icebreaker

The Icebreaker Multisport Ultralight Micro Socks are ankle-height merino wool socks that are lightweight and cool. A decent choice for your sock arsenal.

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EVERGOODS Mountain Panel Loader 30 Review

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Mountain Panel Loader 30 by EVERGOODS

The EVERGOODS MPL30 is a pack designed for the trail that still works well for travel. Ergonomic, well-designed and durable, it’s easy to love this bag.

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Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody Review

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Micro Puff by Patagonia

The Patagonia Micro Puff is an ultralight jacket that is incredibly packable and has one of the best warmth to weight ratios we’ve seen.

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Thule Subterra 34L Review

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Subterra 34L by Thule

Want a one bag travel backpack that functions just as well as a daypack? The Thule Subterra 34L may just be the pack you’re looking for.

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Matador Daylite16

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DL16 Packable Daypack (Daylite) by Matador

The Matador Daylite16 is an ultralight, ultra-compressible daypack that can hold a laptop and more. It may just be the perfect companion to your larger travel bag.

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Bedrock Classic Sandals

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Classic Sandals by Bedrock

The Bedrock Classic Sandals are ultralight, minimal pieces of footwear, and they’ll stay on your feet if you’re running on sand, swimming in the sea, or paddling down a stream.

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Skyseen Toast Backpack

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Toast Backpack by Skyseen

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? No, this is a toast backpack. And it’s the only bag you’ll ever need. (Hint: Originally published April 1st, 2018)

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Bellroy All Conditions Essentials Pocket

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All-Conditions Essentials Pocket by Bellroy

The All-Conditions Essentials Pocket from Bellroy offers some handy organization in a slick, well-crafted package that has a handful of use-cases.

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Fjallraven Kanken Mini Review

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Kanken Mini by Fjallraven

The Fjallraven Kanken Mini is a simple, functional daypack that will get the job done—and what it lacks in features, it makes up for in style.

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GORUCK GR3 Review

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GR3 by GORUCK

The GORUCK GR3 is a massive, maximum legal carry-on travel pack that carries well, looks great, and will undoubtedly stand the test of time.

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Osprey Fairview 40 Review

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Fairview 40 by Osprey

The brand new Osprey Fairview is similar to their best selling Farpoint series, but designed with women in mind—and at 40L, perfect for one bag travel.

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Cocoon Grid-It Organizer

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Grid-It Organizer by Cocoon Innovations

The ‘Grid-It’ is designed to be the ultimate gadget organizer. The weave of rubberized bands allow for countless configurations of all your tech gear.

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Western Rise AT Slim Rivet Pant

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AT Slim Rivet Pant by Western Rise

The AT Slim Rivet Pants from Western Rise are a solid pair of pants that look nice and will get the job done for both travelers and hikers alike.

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Western Rise Dryweight Merino Henley

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DryWeight Merino Henley by Western Rise

Western Rise’s DryWeight Merino Henley makes a great first impression on look and feel, but ultimately falls flat due to poor durability.

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Western Rise Strongcore Merino Pocket Tee

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Strongcore Merino Pocket Tee by Western Rise

The Strongcore Merino Pocket Tee from Western Rise is a decent merino wool t-shirt. But does it live up to the high price tag? We’re not quite sure…

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DSPTCH Travel Pack

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Travel Pack by DSPTCH

The DSPTCH Travel Pack is a slick, minimalistic pack that offers an impressive amount of functionality and organization with only a few minor gripes.

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HumanGear GoToob+ Review

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GoToob+ by HumanGear

The GoToob+ is a TSA-approved liquid container from Humangear for carry-on travel with liquids. In this review, we also cover the original GoToob vs the GoToob plus.

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Encircled Everyday Twist Top

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Everyday Twist Top by Encircled

Encircled is a Canadian company creating versatile clothing. The Everyday Twist Top can morph into many styles, making it a new travelers’ best friend.

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Timbuk2 Wander Pack

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Wander Pack by Timbuk2

On transport large & small and journeys far & wide, the Timbuk2 Wander Pack is a great companion to have by your side. It’s a nice one bag travel option, but a couple harness & strap system issues exist with the backpack.

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Matador Beast28 Packable Backpack

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Beast28 by Matador

Matador does it again with the Beast28. It’s an ultralight backpack that compresses down, so you can stow it as a day pack for longer trips.

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Chrome Macheto Travel Backpack Review

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Macheto Travel Backpack by Chrome Industries

The Chrome Macheto is a slick, highly durable cube-shaped travel pack from a trusted brand—which is great. But… the carry leaves a lot to be desired.

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Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L

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Everyday Sling (5L) by Peak Design

A versatile and protective bag, the Peak Design Everyday Sling is a great solution for everyday protection of camera equipment and other essentials.

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Bluffworks Chino Tailored Fit Review

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Chino (Tailored Fit) by Bluffworks

The Bluffworks Chino Travel Pants offer everything you want from a pair of travel pants and nothing you don’t—simple & stylish with a few extra features.

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Bond Escapade Small Gear Pouch Review

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ESCAPADE Small Gear Pouch by Bond Travel Gear

The Bond Travel Gear ESCAPADE offers superior organization and an ingenious layout, but leaves a lot to be desired in its manufacturing and styling.

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Minaal Carry-on 2.0

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Carry-on 2.0 Bag by Minaal

The Minaal Carry-on 2.0 is a roomy, minimalist-styled backpack that has some great features and only a few minor faults. A solid option for one-bag travel.

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Moleskine Large Dot Grid Soft Cover Notebook

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Classic Large Soft Cover Dot Grid Notebook by Moleskine

The Moleskine Classic Large Soft Cover Dot Grid Notebook is a solid choice for travelers seeking a durable and versatile pad for notes and sketching.

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Y Athletics Merino Wool Boxer Brief

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Silverair Merino Wool Boxer Brief by Y Athletics

The Y Athletics Merino Wool Boxer Briefs offer minimalist aesthetics, odor resistance, and comfort for travelers—even if you’re caught wearing them a couple times between washes.

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Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket

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Helium II Jacket by Outdoor Research

The Outdoor Research Helium II is one of lightest rain jackets available, packing down into the size of your fist. Plus, it’ll keep you as dry as a desert.

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Osprey Farpoint 40 Backpack

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Farpoint 40 by Osprey

The Osprey Farpoint is a backpack built to travel. A good choice for digital nomads and a trusted companion on an extended journey around the world.

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Pelican 0915 Memory Card Case

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Memory Card Case (0915 and 0945) by Pelican

The Pelican Memory Card Cases (0915 SD & 0945 CF) are a watertight, durable solution for organizing and storing your digital photographs while out & about.

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Magpul DAKA Pouches

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DAKA Pouch by Magpul

The Magpul DAKA Pouches define utility. These things just work, all while keeping your items protected, preserved, and safe from just about anything.

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Matador Transit Tote Bag Review

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Transit Tote Bag by Matador

The Matador Transit Tote is a lightweight shoulder bag that can pack down & compress to nearly nothing, but carry a weekend’s worth of clothes, or more.

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Aer Flight Pack Review

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Flight Pack by Aer

Though a bit smaller, the professional design, organization, and versatility of the Aer Flight Pack make it optimal for shorter trips and urban travel.

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Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Cubes

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Pack-It Specter Cubes by Eagle Creek

Eagle Creek’s Pack-It Specter packing cube products are the perfect lightweight solution to organizing your gear and reducing clutter in your luggage.

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Ultralight V-Neck by Woolly | Jared Martin

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Ultralight V-Neck by Woolly

Woolly’s Ultralight V-neck is a comfortable and functional budget merino wool t-shirt. You can get away without washing it much between wears, too.

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Muji Hanging Travel Case

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Hanging Travel Case by Muji

Thanks to its superior organization and thoughtful design, the compact Muji Hanging Travel Case / dopp kit is able to hold more than you’d think.

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Trayvax Element Wallet Review

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Element Wallet by Trayvax

The Trayvax Element’s sleek design, security features, and sturdy build quality make it an excellent wallet option for minimalist travelers.

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Woolx The Dailys Boxer Briefs

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The Dailys Boxer Briefs by Woolx

The Dailys by Woolx are one of the most comfortable pairs of merino wool boxer briefs around, with a bunch of benefits—and unfortunately, a few negatives.

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Longchamp Le Pliage Tote

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Le Pliage Travel Tote by Longchamp

The Longchamp Le Pliage Tote is ideal for tossing into your luggage as a bonus day bag. It’s durable, collapsible and carries all the essentials.

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Mission Workshop Fitzroy VX

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Fitzroy VX by Mission Workshop

The Mission Workshop Fitzroy is a great toploader pack with a few unique features and a huge compartment that will fit anything your heart desires.

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Y Athletics Silverair Everyday Shirt | Jared Martin

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Silverair Everyday Shirt by Y Athletics

The Y-Athletics Silverair Everyday Shirt is a stylish, lightweight, and odor-resistant performance shirt that packs well and will help you stay cool and dry during exercise.

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Joby UltraFit Sling Strap | Frances Beatty

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UltraFit Sling Strap by Joby

The Joby UltraFit Sling Strap looks slick & gives you greater mobility and quick access to your camera, while still considering your personal comfort.

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Threadsmiths The Cavalier T-Shirt

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Cavalier T-Shirt by Threadsmiths

The Cavalier T-Shirt from Threadsmiths repels liquids, dirt and grime. Great for food fights, if you have an infant, or you’re just really bad at eating.

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Sketchcase Laptop Whiteboard Skin

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Laptop Whiteboard Skin by Sketchcase

The Sketchcase turns your laptop into a portable whiteboard for easy use while traveling. Whether for business or fun, it’ll get the job done.

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Serious Steel Resistance Band | Jared Martin

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Resistance Band by Serious Steel

Serious Steel Resistance Bands offer a budget-friendly, lightweight, and versatile way to resistance train and stay in shape while traveling.

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Darn Tough Merino Wool No-Show Socks

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Merino Wool No-Show Socks by Darn Tough

Darn Tough’s Merino wool socks are a great option for any dedicated traveler. Usable in various climates, these socks can also last you a lifetime—really.

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MEC Uplink Jacket

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Uplink Jacket by MEC

MEC had adventure in mind when they designed their Uplink series. This lightweight & durable mid-layer jacket packs down small and keeps you nice & toasty.

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Peak Design Everyday Backpack

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Everyday Backpack (30L) by Peak Design

The Peak Design Everyday Backpack is full of smart features. Although intended for photography, it works well for digital nomads & one bag travelers, too.

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Unbound Merino Crew Neck & V-Neck T-Shirts

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Crew Neck T-Shirt by Unbound Merino

Unbound Merino Wool T-Shirts are super soft, comfortable, and can go a while without a wash. We have found they do require a little extra care, however.

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Trayvax Contour Wallet

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Contour Wallet by Trayvax

The Trayvax Contour Wallet is a functional, durable wallet with a slick organization system that will last a lifetime (well, 65 years, to be exact).

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Tortuga Homebase Backpack Review | Pack Hacker

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Homebase Backpack by Tortuga

A sleek look, superior organization, and packing cube make the Tortuga Homebase Backpack a one-stop-shop for minimalist travelers and digital nomads.

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Billabong Crossfire X Submersible Shorts

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Crossfire X Submersible Shorts by Billabong

Billabong Crossfire X Shorts—AKA, submersible shorts—are stylish and functional, but it’ll be hard to replace your entire shorts collection with them.

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TRX Go Suspension Training Kit

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Go Suspension Training Kit by TRX

The TRX Go Suspension Training Kit offers a unique alternative to hotel gyms while traveling (or lack thereof) and other heavy duty weightlifting gear.

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Aer Travel Pack

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Travel Pack by Aer

The Aer Travel Pack is a sleek & good looking—ideally suited for casual, one bag travel and urban adventure. Plus, it’s got some great pack organization.

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Wandrd Prvke

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PRVKE by WANDRD

Whether you’re a professional photographer, videographer, or hobbyist, the WANDRD PRVKE offers a thoughtful option for everyday use or longer trips.

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Prometheus Lights Beta QRv2

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Beta QRv2 Flashlight by Prometheus Lights

Prometheus Lights has done a great job with their Beta QRv2 Flashlight—it’s tiny & packs a brightness punch, including a convenient quick-release feature.

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Mammut Seon Cargo

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Seon Cargo by Mammut

Bridging the gap between workaholic and weekend warrior, the Mammut Seon Cargo proves to be good for photographers, climbers, and one bag travelers alike.

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Roost 2.0 Ergonomic Portable Laptop Stand

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Roost Laptop Stand 2.0 by Roost Industries Corp.

We took an in-depth look at the Roost Stand 2.0, an original portable laptop stands for digital nomads and one bag travelers that work on the road.

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Nextstand K2 Ergonomic Portable Laptop Stand

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K2 Laptop Stand by Nexstand

Nexstand K2 is one of the best bang-for-your-buck portable laptop stands that won’t break the bank, but may itself break (re: lower durability).

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Integral Design Collapsible Chopsticks | Collapsed

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Collapsible Compact Chopsticks by Integral Design

The traveler’s lightweight, hygienic, and environmentally-friendly travel companion, these Collapsible Compact Chopsticks by Integral Design come in handy.

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Merino Wool Buff by Buff USA

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Wool Buff by Buff USA

Whether you’re traveling in the desert or staying warm on a cold winter’s evening, this one piece of merino wool headwear from Buff USA will rule them all.

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Apple AirPods

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AirPods by Apple

Minimal, wireless Bluetooth headphones from Apple, the Airpods also double as a microphone with some additional slick features to go along with them.

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Outlier Slim Dungarees

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Slim Dungarees by Outlier

With the durable Outlier Slim Dungarees, you can feel like you’re wearing pajama pants while looking like you’re ready for a business lunch.

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GoToob by HumanGear

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GoToobs by HumanGear

Little compact containers to store all of your TSA-approved liquids, the GoToobs by HumanGear are a great travel companion for your favorite toiletries.

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Outlier Ultrafine Merino T-Shirt

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Ultrafine Merino T-Shirt by Outlier

A premium tee with a price tag to match, the Outlier Ultrafine Merino T-Shirt is a great merino wool t-shirt for long-term, minimalist travelers.

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