Travel Gear Reviews

All reviewed pieces of Travel Gear

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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GR2 by GORUCK

Nearly indestructible—the GORUCK GR2 is about the maximum carry-on sized backpack that will hold up in any condition you’re able to throw at it.

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Elemental Sandals by Earth Runners

A minimalistic sandal that sticks to your feet well, you can run in them—the Earth Runners Elemental Sandals are a good compact footwear option for travel.

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Titanium Spork by Toaks

An ultralight spoon and fork combo that comes in handy more than we’d like to admit. Did we mention the Toaks Titanium Spork is ultralight?

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Universal Travel Adapter by Kikkerland

This Kikkerland Universal Travel Adapter has a slim profile that adapts electrical outlets of more than 150 countries. (Note: doesn’t convert electricity).

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TripMate Titan by HooToo

2-in-1 portable battery pack & wireless router charges your devices and creates a wireless network for them. The HooToo TripMate Titan is a winner.

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Eclipse Water Bottle by Vapur

This water bottle clips to your luggage when full and compresses when empty. The Vapur Eclipse Water Bottle as actually more of a “water bag”.

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GR2 Field Pocket by GORUCK

A padded & organized pocket that can be used as a standalone bag or inside of other luggage for gear organization—the GORUCK GR2 Field Pocket is versatile.

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New Way Shorts by Outlier

the Outlier New Way Shorts are some of the best tech wear around for perpetual travelers—versatile, submersible, and aesthetically minimal.

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Nano Puff by Patagonia

A deceptively light jacket that keeps you super warm for the weight that it is—the Patagonia Nano Puff stows away easily when not in use—ultralight.

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Personal Towel by PackTowl

An antimicrobial, microfiber towel—the PackTowl Personal is small enough to fit in your pack, but big enough to bring to the beach and lie out on.

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Gobi II by Vivobarefoot

A minimalistic desert boot with an ultra thin sole, the Vivobarefoot Gobi II are durable, lightweight shoes for light travelers & minimalists.

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Alpine Houdini by Patagonia

An ultralight rain jacket that compresses neatly down into roughly the size of a soda can, the Alpine Houdini keeps your dry but also a little toasty.

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Shampoo Bar by Lush

A tiny bar of soap & shampoo that lasts much longer than typical liquid soaps, the LUSH Shampoo Bar proves to be a great TSA-approved option for travel.

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Compact Travel Trimmer by WAHL

A hair trimmer that gives you 8-10 shaves per AA battery, the WAHL Compact Travel Trimmer is a great way to groom hair or a beard on the road.

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