Gear Reviews

Tried and tested by our team of frequent travelers

Bags & Luggage Reviews

6.6
Patagonia Black Hole MLC

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Black Hole MLC by Patagonia

The Patagonia Black Hole MLC 45L is a classic travel bag that takes your carry-on capacity to the max, but it’s not the most comfortable option out there.

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8.8
Tom Bihn Synik 30

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Synik 30 by Tom Bihn

The Tom Bihn Synik took a great travel bag (the Synapse) and made it even better—with top-notch organization, an ergonomic design, and added customization.

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7.8
Trakke Vorlich Backpack

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Vorlich Backpack by Trakke

The Vorlich is a 32-liter rolltop backpack that continues the Trakke tradition of making high-quality, handmade, super-durable gear.

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Clothing & Accessories Reviews

8.1
Ministry of Supply Momentum Chino

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Momentum Chino by Ministry of Supply

Professional pants with the comfort and breathability of sweats, the Ministry of Supply Momentum Chinos are ideal for the business traveler.

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8.4
Ministry of Supply Aero Dress Shirt

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Aero Dress Shirt by Ministry of Supply

A dress shirt with the benefits of activewear, Ministry of Supply’s Aero Dress Shirt is ideal for professionals—we just wish it was more odor-resistant.

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6.4
OLIVERS Capital Short

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Capital Short by OLIVERS

The OLIVERS Capital Shorts are as comfortable as gym shorts with a professional aesthetic. But excessive pilling has us worried about long-term durability.

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Miscellaneous Reviews

6.0
Swiss+Tech Utility Key

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Utili-Key by Swiss+Tech

We’re not too impressed with the Swiss+Tech Utili-Key, a six-in-one multi-tool. While it’s lightweight and discreet, it’s difficult to utilize the tools.

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7.0
LARQ Water Bottle

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Bottle by LARQ

We love the aesthetic of the LARQ bottle and the fact that it’s self-cleaning. But its weight and small capacity mean it’s not ideal for travel.

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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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Organizers & Pouches Reviews

6.4
Side by Side Power Packer

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Power Packer by Side by Side

The Side by Side Power Packer is a sleek tech pouch with plenty of organization. So much organization, in fact, that we’ve found it difficult to utilize.

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8.1
Bellroy Coin Fold

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Coin Fold by Bellroy

A traditional bifold wallet with a couple of extra features, the Bellroy Coin Fold Wallet is ideal for travel—as long as you take care of the leather.

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8.3
Tom Bihn Padded Organizer Pouch

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Padded Organizer Pouch by Tom Bihn

The Tom Bihn Padded Organizer Pouches will both protect and organize your stuff, although they will take up extra space in your bag.

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Productivity & Tech Reviews

7.6
RhinoShield 4K HD Wide + Macro Lens

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4K HD Wide + Macro Lens by RhinoShield

A 2-in-1 phone lens, the RhinoShield 4K HD Wide + Macro Lens is great for travel. Small and lightweight, yet still able to take beautiful photos.

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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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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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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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