Gear Reviews

Tried and tested by our team of frequent travelers

Bags & Luggage Reviews

8.3
Patagonia Lightweight Travel Mini Hip Pack

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Lightweight Travel Mini Hip Pack by Patagonia

Lightweight, durable, and practical, Patagonia’s Mini Travel Hip Pack is an ideal travel companion—as long as you’re ready to embrace the hip pack trend.

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7.3
Thule Landmark 40L

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Landmark 40L by Thule

The Thule Landmark 40L is a carry-on sized backpack that’s designed specifically for traveling around the world.

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6.9
WANDRD Veer 18L Packable Bag

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VEER 18L by WANDRD

The WANDRD VEER 18L is a packable daypack with an inflatable camera cube that offers great durability and protection, we just wish it was a bit more intuitive out of the gate.

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Clothing & Accessories Reviews

8.6
Wool& Rowena Swing

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Rowena Swing by Wool&

The Wool& Rowena Swing Dress is versatile enough to dress up or down, and it’s wrinkle and odor-resistant to boot—we just wish the pockets were usable.

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6.7
Wool and Prince Merino women's fitted shirt

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Women’s Fitted Shirt by Wool & Prince

We had high hopes for the Wool & Prince Women’s Fitted Merino Shirt, but it’s fallen a bit flat. We like it, we just wish it were more female-focused!

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8.3
ROAV Franklin Sunglasses

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Franklin Sunglasses by ROAV Eyewear

ROAV sunglasses are foldable, lightweight, pocketable, and strong—although the flat lenses do result in some strange reflections.

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Miscellaneous Reviews

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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7.8
Heroclip Medium HangerHeroclip

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Hybrid Carabiner Clip by Heroclip

The Heroclip is a multifunctional carabiner that you can twist into a hook. We’ve found the larger size more versatile than the smaller ones.

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7.8
Orbitkey Key Organiser Review

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Key Organiser by Orbitkey

The Orbitkey Key Organiser offers prime organization, an effective self-locking feature and plenty of colors and styles to choose from, just watch out for signs of wear on the lighter colors.

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Organizers & Pouches Reviews

7.9
Stasher Reusable Silicone Bag

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Reusable Silicone Bags by Stasher

TSA-compliant and packable, Stasher bags are a great travel-friendly alternative to single-use plastic bags, even if they collect dust and lint easily.

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8.4
Pioneer Flyfold Wallet

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Flyfold Wallet by Pioneer

Slim, sleek, and durable, the Pioneer Flyfold Wallet is a solid choice to take on the road—although it takes some time to break in.

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7.7
Topo Designs Accessory Bags

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Accessory Bags by Topo Designs

The Topo Designs Accessory Bags are a great, simple way to keep your accessories and knickknacks handy and organized as you zip around the world.

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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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7.8
Peak Design Cuff Travel Gear Review

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Cuff by Peak Design

Every adventure deserves to be documented. Whether on film or in pixels, the Peak Design Cuff is a detachable wristband that allows you to securely carry your camera on the go. Although it’s bracelet design is useful, it may not be your style.

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8.4
JOBY GorillaPod Tripod Review

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GorillaPod by Joby

The versatile JOBY GorillaPod doesn’t extend like a “traditional” tripod, but we like how it can be used as a stabilizer, stand, and wrapping mount. It’s lightweight and compact too, which is great for 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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