Gear Reviews

Tried and tested by our team of frequent travelers

Bags & Luggage Reviews

8.1
Peak Design Travel Duffel 35L

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Travel Duffel 35L by Peak Design

The Peak Design Travel Duffel is a 35-liter bag that combines the simplicity of a traditional duffel with smart carry features and organization.

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8.0
Trakke Laggan Travel Accessory Pouch

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Laggan Travel Accessory Pouch (2019) by Trakke

Durable and minimal, Trakke’s Laggan Travel Accessory Pouch is a great way to stay organized on the road, although its oblong shape isn’t super versatile.

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8.2
Trakke Banana Crossbody Bag

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Banana Crossbody Bag by Trakke

Handmade in Scotland, Trakke’s Banana Crossbody Bag can be worn across your chest, on your back, or around your waist—but it doesn’t have much organization.

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Clothing & Accessories Reviews

7.3
Outlier Futureworks

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Futureworks by Outlier

Lightweight and comfortable, The Outlier Futureworks are a solid pair of travel pants, although we wish they were more breathable!

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8.0
Teva Original Sandals

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Original Sandals by Teva

The Teva Original Sandals are ideal for both wet and dry environments. And while they won’t work at formal occasions, they’ll fit basically everywhere else.

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6.8
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer Brief

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Give-N-Go Boxer Brief by ExOfficio

A popular pair of travel boxers, the ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer Briefs offer a range of features—but we’re not sure how long they’ll last you.

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Miscellaneous Reviews

7.5
Leatherman Style PS

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Style PS Multi-Tool by Leatherman

An eight-in-one multi-tool, the Leatherman Style PS is nice to have on hand. But its size means it may get flagged at airport security if you travel with it.

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7.4
Nite-Ize DoohicKey

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DoohicKey Key-Tool by Nite Ize

A handy, discreet multi-tool, the Nite Ize DoohicKey is nice to have while traveling, even though you likely won’t use all of the tools.

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8.3
Gerber Shard

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Shard by Gerber Gear

The Gerber Shard Keychain Tool is a seven-in-one multi-tool that does everything it says it can do effectively—plus, it’s TSA compliant.

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Organizers & Pouches Reviews

6.8
Aer Travel Wallet

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Travel Wallet by Aer

The Aer Travel Wallet will hold your travel documents, passport, cards, and cash on the road. But accessing your passport & cash is a bit cumbersome.

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6.6
Away The Insider Packing Cubes

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The Insider Packing Cubes by Away

The Away Insider Packing Cubes are a great choice to pair with Away luggage since they fit inside perfectly. Otherwise, there are better cubes out there.

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8.2
Fjallraven Passport Wallet

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Passport Wallet by Fjallraven

The Fjallraven Passport Wallet is a great place to hold your credit cards and passport as you jet around the world—although it is a bit large.

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Productivity & Tech Reviews

7.6
Fisher Backpacker Space Pen

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Backpacker Space Pen by Fisher

The Fisher Backpacker Space Pen is solid, portable, and full of features—we just wish it was more comfortable to use.

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7.9
RhinoShield SolidSuit Case

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SolidSuit Case by RhinoShield

The RhinoShield SolidSuit Case will keep your phone safe in most circumstances and connects to RhinoShield lenses, making it a great option for travel.

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6.7
The Side Winder The Original MacBook Charger Winder by Fuse

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Side Winder MacBook Charger Winder by Fuse

Although using the Fuse Reel Side Winder isn’t the most pleasant experience, it’s the best way to keep your MacBook charger safe and tidy when you travel.

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Toiletries & Personal Care Reviews

7.7
Scrubba Travel Wash Bag Review

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Wash Bag by Scrubba

Cleaning your clothes on the road is never fun, but we’ve been impressed with the packability, durability, and practicality of the Scrubba Wash Bag. Its load is limited, and it’s not perfect for bulkier items, but the benefits over alternative washing methods are impressive.

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8.9
Tangle Teezer Compact Styler Hairbrush

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Compact Styler by Tangle Teezer

If you’re looking for a hairbrush that won’t damage your hair, saves you time, and fits inside your dopp kit, the Tangle Teezer Compact Styler is a fantastic choice. Other than some minor aesthetic blemishes after five years of testing, this is a great brush that will last you for years to come.

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7.2
Nalgene Medium Travel Bottle Kit Review

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Medium Travel Bottle Kit by Nalgene

Taking care of yourself on the road can be a challenge. The Nalgene Medium Travel Kit enables you to bring your favorite toiletry products along, without the worry of shampoo-soaked luggage.

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