Complete Digital Nomad Packing List: 45 Essentials for Men (with FREE PDF!)

Essential Packing List for men

For any trip, among the first things to ask yourself is, “what should I bring?”. This guide should answer that question and list the essential packing list for digital nomads.

I’m a backpacker through and through, but in the past few years I’ve upgraded my gear and travel items to accommodate every terrain and type of travel. I’ve stayed in big cities, beach towns, desserts, and even jungles and in those trips, I needed to create packing lists for every occasion.

My packing list have evolved in the past 4 years we’ve travelled. I have an essential list of items that will go regardless of the place, and I have “extension packs” for every type of travel. This list will cover that base list of items.

Pro tip: Print out the list below for an easy reference when you’re packing.

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Short on time? Here’s the rundown

Bags & Organizers

  1. Luggage >> Osprey Farpoint
  2. Daypack >> Osprey Quasar
  3. Belt bag >> Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag 
  4. Toiletry bag >> Maliton Hanging Toiletry Bag
  5. Gadget Pouch >> Peak Design Tech Pouch
  6. Dry bag >> Osprey Ultralight 20L
  7. Backpack raincover >> Frelaxy Hi-Visibility Raincover
  8. Compression packing cubes >> Cipway Compression Packing Cubes
  9. TSA-approved padlock >> Diyife 3-digit travel padlock 

Productivity & Tech

  1. Laptop >> 14″ Apple 2021 MacBook Pro 
  2. iPad >> 11″ Apple iPad Pro 
  3. Docking station >> Anker USB-C Hub Adapter
  4. Portable charger >> Baseus Power Bank
  5. 3 in 1 USB cable  
  6. Wireless mouse >> Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Wireless Mobile Mouse  
  7. E-reader >> Kindle 
  8. Smartphone
  9. Another unlocked phone
  10. Earpods or headphones >> Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)  
  11. Plug adaptor >> Kipston 4 in 1 Universal Travel Adapter  
  12. laptop stand >> Roost Laptop Stand 
  13. Keyboard >> Logitech MX Keys Mini Laptop Stand

Clothing

  1. 7 Underwear >> SAXX Underwear
  2. Packable Jacket  >> Columbia Delta Ridge Down Jacket
  3. Rain Jacket >> Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket   
  4. 5 T-shirts >> Smartwool Unisex Adult Merino Sport Tee
  5. 2 Shorts >> Columbia Kestrel Trail Omni-Wick UPF 50 Shorts
  6. 1 Light Joggers >> Columbia Mens Tech Trail Knit Jogger 
  7. 1 Pair of Pants >> Lululemon Men’s ABC Pant Classic 34L
  8. 1 Swimsuit >> SAXX Swim Trunks
  9. Sunglasses >> Rayban’s Classic Aviator Sunglasses 
  10. Portable towel >> Sea to Summit Portable Pocket Towel 
  11. Cap or Hat >> THE NORTH FACE Class V Camp Hat

Footwear

  1. Socks >> Smartwool Socks 
  2. Sandals >> BIRKENSTOCK Arizona Essentials EVA
  3. Sneakers >> New Balance Men’s Fresh Foam X 1080 V12 

Toiletries and Personal Care

  1. Deodorant >> Crystal Body Deodorant Travel Size
  2. Grooming Kit >> German-made Manicure/Pedicure Set
  3. Floss
  4. Travel Bottles for Liquids >> HumanGear GoToob+Travel Storage Container
  5. Sunscreen >> Banana Boat Sport Ultra SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion
  6. Bug spray >> Natrapel 6-Hour Mosquito, Tick and Insect Repellent Pump Spray
  7. Lotion >> Jergens® Travel Size Ultra Care Moisturizer
  8. Lip Balm >> Aquaphor Lip Repair Lip Balm  CA US
  9. Toothbrush & Toothpaste >> Quip Electric Toothbrush
  10. Shampoo >> J·R·LIGGETT’S All-Natural Shampoo Bar
  11. Soap Bar Case >> FlatPak Soap Bar Case
  12. Hand sanitizer >> X3 Clean Germ Attack Foaming Hand Sanitizer

Others

  1. Passport
  2. Health insurance information
  3. Credit card
  4. Collapsible water bottle >> Hydrapak Stash – Collapsible BPA & PVC Free Water Bottle 
  5. STERIPEN >> SteriPEN 
  6. Headlamp
  7. Reusable bag
  8. Earplugs
  9. Eyemask
  10. Collapsible reusable container
  11. Spork
  12. First aid kit

Bags & Organisers

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Carry-on Backpack

Osprey Farpoint
Why get it?

In our search for the best backpack, Farpoint 40 topped the list. It is a lightweight powerhouse that redefines travel convenience. This pack seamlessly combines minimalist design with exceptional organization and comfort.

Its adaptable harness and breathable backpanel ensure a secure fit while on the move, and conveniently stow away when needed. Whether jet-setting or trekking, the quick access laptop pocket and front shove-it pocket keep your essentials within reach. Crafted sustainably, the Farpoint 40 aligns with eco-conscious values. From its stowaway capabilities to the clever internal organization, every detail is designed for a smooth journey.

Related: Best Backpacks for Digital Nomads

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Daypack or Personal Item

Osprey Quasar
Why get it?

Osprey Farpoint 40 already has a daypack of its own, but if you decided to go with a different main pack, then you may need a dedicated daypack. This is where Osprey Men’s Quasar Backpack fits in.

It is a true companion for your daily endeavors. Designed to exceed expectations, this backpack seamlessly merges durability with functionality. Its padded laptop sleeve accommodates laptops up to 15″, ensuring your tech remains secure. A thoughtfully placed heat embossed scratch-free pocket keeps your small devices and sunglasses safe. The front panel bungee compression and upper side compression straps provide extra storage options, while the dual stretch mesh water bottle pockets keep you hydrated on the go.

With its smart organization features, including a front panel organization pocket and magazine/document sleeve, this backpack is the epitome of efficiency.

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Belt Bag

Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag
Why get it?

This versatile belt bag is meticulously designed to keep your essentials close at hand, so you can effortlessly step into your next journey. Crafted with water-repellent fabric, it safeguards your belongings in various weather conditions. The exterior zippered pocket ensures your valuables are secure, while the interior pockets provide ample space for your essentials. Adjusting to your ideal fit is a breeze, and the excess strap neatly tucks away into elastic loops.

It may be the hippest hip bag out there.

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Toiletry Bag

Maliton Hanging Toiletry Bag
Why get it?

With its compact yet spacious design, this upgraded travel bag offers ample room to pack all your vacation essentials in one organized space. The expandable case effortlessly accommodates 8 x 360ml bottles, while its slim profile fits seamlessly into your carry-on.

Stay clutter-free with its multifunctional hanging feature, allowing you to access your hygiene products easily. It also has multiple compartments, including a ventilated pocket, elastic loop pocket, mesh pocket, and transparent see-through pocket for wet items.

Crafted from durable leakproof Nylon with reinforced zippers, your belongings stay secure and upright. Grab the easy-grab handle and embark on worry-free journeys, from overnight stays to outdoor adventures.

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Gadget Pouch

Peak Design Tech Pouch
Why get it?

Designed to manage your digital clutter effortlessly, it boasts an expansive capacity for chargers, cables, battery packs, memory cards, and more. With 21 soft, elastic pockets, your gear remains neatly separated and easily accessible. The clamshell opening provides instant visibility to all your essentials. Crafted with Peak Design’s unparalleled quality, it’s weatherproof and ensures durability.

This pouch is versatile, fitting perfectly on your desk or in your bag, with exterior handles and a clamshell-style opening that enhance accessibility. The tech pouch is not just functional, but stylish, designed to complement your lifestyle.

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Dry Bag

Osprey Ultralight 20L
Why get it?

This waterproof dry sack ensures your items remain organized and shielded. The roll top closure doubles as a waterproof seal and a compression system, making efficient packing a breeze.

Crafted from rugged 40D Ripstop Nylon, its durability is unmatched. Available in various sizes and vibrant colors, these ultralight drysacks simplify organization and visibility. Unlike others, their rectangular shape promotes efficient packing and stand-alone stability.

Equip yourself with this essential adventure companion – fully waterproof, thoughtfully designed, and always reliable.

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Backpack Raincover

Frelaxy Hi-Visibility Backpack Rain Cover
Why get it?

Stay prepared and dry with our premium waterproof cover that safeguards your backpack and belongings from soaking in heavy rain. Easy to use, just stretch it over your backpack, secure with the elastic band, and you’re protected!

Weighing as little as 2.2~3.6 ounces, it won’t weigh you down, and its compact design folds neatly into the rainproof storage pouch. Built to withstand the elements with rugged, tear-resistant materials, ensuring lasting protection. Universally designed for most backpack sizes, it’s your worry-free raincoat for backpacks.

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Packing Cubes

Cipway Compression Packing Cubes Set
Why get it?

Unlock extra room in your luggage with exterior compression double zippers, making packing and accessing items a breeze. It has compressed sizes of 10 x 7 x 1.5 in (M) and 14 x 10 x 1.5 in (L) expand to 10 x 7 x 4 in (M) and 14 x 10 x 4 in (L). Made with lightweight nylon, these cubes are built to endure constant travel, while reinforced YKK zippers ensure lasting durability.

Stay worry-free with water-resistant, odor-controlled materials that prevent cross-contamination.

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Padlock

TSA-Approved Diyife 3-Digit Travel Locks
Why get it?

Backed by a 45-day money-back guarantee and a 12-month worry-free service, these locks grant Transport Security Officers secure access to your bag while ensuring relocking. Versatile for travel, school, gym, and more, they offer ease and peace of mind. The 3-dial combination eliminates key worries, and the sturdy zinc alloy body and cut-resistant steel cable ensure top-notch security.

Travel with confidence, knowing your luggage is safeguarded by these high-quality locks.

Tech & Gadgets

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Laptop

14″ Apple 2021 MacBook Pro 
Why get it?

I’ve always been a Mac fangirl. I really liked how all my devices are synced, so I may be a bit biased here. The 2021 model is a powerhouse that brings a massive leap in performance, making it perfect for your on-the-go adventures. The up to 10-core CPU ensures 3.7x faster performance for seamless pro workflows. The 32-core GPU offers up to 13x faster graphics for graphics-intensive tasks and gaming. With a 16-core Neural Engine, enjoy 11x faster machine learning performance. This MacBook Pro boasts an impressive battery life of up to 17 hours, ensuring productivity throughout your journey. For the kind of work I do–varies from general business use to photoshop and video editing–I need a 16GB RAM at the minimum, and I loved how the 2021 MacBook Pro handles the workload nicely.

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Touchscreen Tablet

11″ Apple iPad Pro
Why get it?

iPad Pro is a great choice for productivity and creativity. With iPadOS, multitasking is seamless – run multiple apps simultaneously, take notes using Apple Pencil’s Scribble feature, and enhance photos effortlessly. Aside from using it as a tablet, I use it as a second monitor using the Sidecar app.

If you pair it up with the Apple Pencil, you can turn your iPad Pro into a canvas for drawing and note-taking.

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USB-C Hub

Anker USB-C Hub Adapter
Why get it?

An essential tool for modern travelers and digital nomads, having a USB-C hub means that you can make all your devices work together. This hub should be able to handle a basic set up of a second monitor (I use my iPad) and wireless mouse. It also has card readers that is useful for moving photos and videos. With a USB-C Power Delivery input, USB-C and USB-A data ports, HDMI, Ethernet, and microSD/SD card reader, it’s a complete solution for diverse needs. Share media in stunning 4K@60Hz via HDMI, transfer files at up to 10 Gbps, and enjoy high-speed pass-through charging up to 85W. Anker also has a worry-free 18-month warranty, so you can always get it exchanged if something goes wrong.

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Portable Laptop Charger

Baseus Power Bank
Why get it?

This power-packed companion boasts a substantial 65W PD output, capable of quickly recharging your laptop on the go. Its 20,000mAh capacity fuels your iPhone 13 Pro Max 2.5 times, Galaxy S20 Ultra 2.5 times, and MacBook Pro 13” 0.9 times, making it an ideal travel and business companion. Simultaneously charge your laptop and phone with a 65W PD USB-C port and two 30W QC USB-A ports. The numerical LED indicator keeps you informed about the battery level, while overcharge protection and aluminum alloy housing ensure safety and efficient heat dissipation.

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Multi-purpose USB Cable

3-in-1 Charging Cable
Why get it?

This cable was a lifesaver when I was traveling and needed to work. The problem with most portable chargers, including the Anker charger I own, is that they require USB cables (USB-C outputs on these chargers are solely used to charge the charger) to be connected to the charger. This 3-in-1 charging cable eliminates that problem.

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Wireless Mouse

Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Wireless Mobile Mouse
Why get it?

Using just the touchpad makes my fingers feel fatigued after long hours, so I need to always have a mouse with me. This is where Logitech’s Anywhere 2S Wireless Mobile Mouse comes in. Seamlessly control up to three computers with Logitech Flow, effortlessly copying and pasting text, images, and files between them, enhancing your workflow.

Enjoy precise control virtually anywhere with Darkfield High Precision tracking, achieving flawless performance even on glass surfaces with up to 4,000 DPI. Swiftly charge the mouse via micro-USB in just three minutes for a full day’s usage or achieve up to 70 days of battery life on a full charge. With faster scrolling and click-to-click navigation options, effortlessly handle lengthy documents and web pages.

Designed for ergonomic comfort, this mobile mouse is the perfect companion for your home, work, or travel needs.

Why get it?

Offering unparalleled portability and sophistication, a Kindle e-reader is the perfect companion for quiet days for relaxation. The adjustable front light and newly integrated dark mode ensure effortless reading day or night, while the glare-free paper-like screen provides comfort even in bright sunlight.

Distraction-free reading becomes easy as messages and notifications fade into the background, allowing you to fully engage in your chosen narrative. With extended battery life, a single USB-C charge lasts up to 6 weeks, and the expanded 16 GB storage accommodates thousands of books. Kindle Unlimited provides access to over 2 million titles, making it the perfect companion for slow days.

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Earphones

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
Why get it?

The 2nd Gen’s Active Noise Cancellation is a game changer. It transforms your surroundings, minimizing unwanted noise for uninterrupted calls and meetings. Adaptive Transparency strikes the perfect balance between awareness and serenity, allowing essential sounds while reducing background clamor. You can find your ideal fit with multiple ear tip options, ensuring comfort and optimal sound quality. Touch controls grant seamless command – adjust volume, control playback, manage calls, and toggle listening modes with simple gestures. Sweat and water resistance enhance durability, complemented by the MagSafe Charging Case’s practicality and up to 30 hours of total listening time. I found these to be essential when working in cafes and staying in coworking spaces.

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Universal Travel Adapter

Kipston 4 in 1 Universal Travel Adapter
Why get it?

This compact adapter empowers you to charge 4 devices simultaneously. The universal AC outlet accommodates various plug types, catering to over 200 countries including Europe, Australia, and the UK. Embrace compatibility with USB A and USB C devices – from smartphones and tablets to laptops and cameras. Safety takes precedence with FCC CE ROHS certification, safety shutters, and an 8A Fuse to guard against overloads and short circuits. While it’s not a voltage converter, it’s the perfect safeguard for your devices during travel.

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Laptop Stand

Roost Laptop Stand
Why get it?

Designed to fit all laptops, the Roost laptop stand is lightweight and sturdy. It boasts a collapsible design, perfect for on-the-go professionals and presentations. It’s universally compatible with PC and MacBook models, featuring rubber insets for secure placement. With 7 adjustable height options, you can enjoy eye-level laptop viewing, promoting ergonomic comfort. Among other options for laptop stands, this may be the most portable and lightest.

If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, check out Nexstand. However, it’s only available in Canada as of the time of this writing.

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Keyboard

Logitech MX Keys Mini Laptop Stand
Why get it?

I have a separate keyboard mostly for ergonomic reasons, and Logitech MX Keys Mini was the obvious choice when I was looking around. Its perfect stroke keys are designed for effortless precision, while intuitive features like voice-to-text dictation, mic mute/unmute, and emoji keys enhance your productivity. The compact layout ensures portability without compromising on performance. Smart illumination adapts to changing lighting conditions, and the backlit keys light up as your hands approach.

You can pair this keyboard with up to 3 devices across various operating systems via Bluetooth Low Energy, and switch seamlessly between them. Collaborate across multiple computers with ease and enjoy the convenience of USB-C rechargeability, lasting up to 10 days on a full charge. The MX Keys Mini is not only environmentally conscious with certified post-consumer recycled plastic but also carbon-neutral.

Clothing

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Underwear

SAXX Underwear
Why get it?

Nothing can be more essential in your packing list than a set of good underwear. SAXX underwear are perfect for those who look for comfort and fashion in their everyday underwear. Made with a blend of 95% Viscose and 5% Elastane, these boxer briefs offer a super soft touch against your skin. The slim fit design is ideal for layering, making them versatile for various outfits and activities. With a no-fly design, roll waistband, and 5” seam, you’ll enjoy unparalleled comfort throughout the day.

The patented BallPark Pouch provides superior support, keeping your man-parts in place and minimizing friction with breathable mesh panels for chafe-free comfort. These boxer briefs are designed with Three-D Fit technology for ergonomic comfort and Flat Out Seams to prevent irritation.

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T-Shirt

Smartwool Unisex Adult Merino Sport Tee
Why get it?

What makes Smartwool standout is its remarkable odor-resistance, an important feature when you’re on the move and might not have immediate access to laundry facilities. Its temperature-regulating properties make it versatile for various climates – keeping you cool when the adventure heats up and providing warmth in chillier environments.

For travelers who prioritize packing light, this tee is a game-changer. Its lightweight and compact design make it easy to fit into any suitcase or backpack without taking up precious space. Additionally, the tee’s innovative design, aimed at minimizing chafing, ensures comfort during long journeys and activities.

Whether you’re exploring city streets or hitting the trails, the Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Tee is a reliable and versatile travel companion that combines performance and convenience.

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Sunglasses

Ray-Ban Classic Polarized Aviator Sunglasses
Why get it?

Upgrade your eyewear game with the Ray-Ban RB3025 Metal Aviator Sunglasses and Vision Group Accessories Bundle, a perfect fusion of style and functionality for year-round sophistication. These sunglasses offer a timeless appeal. The non-polarized lenses provide effective UV protection, ensuring your eyes stay shielded from harmful rays.

With the bundle, you’re not just getting stylish shades – it comes with added accessories to enhance your eyewear experience. The cloth pouch, lens cleaner spray, lens cleaning cloth, and glasses repair kit are thoughtful additions that contribute to the longevity of your eyewear.

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Shorts

Columbia Kestrel Trail Omni-Wick UPF 50 Shorts
Why get it?

These shorts are designed to keep you comfortable and protected, featuring ultra-wicking fabric and built-in UPF 50 sun protection. Whether you’re bouldering or rafting, you’ll enjoy ultimate freedom of movement thanks to the partial elastic waist and gusset detail. The side-elastic waistband and exterior adjustable waistband ensure a snug fit.

With zip-closed security pockets and cargo pockets featuring hook and loop closure, your essentials stay secure. Made from 100% nylon with a recycled polyester lining, these shorts are not only functional but also environmentally conscious.

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Towel

Sea to Summit Portable Pocket Towel
Why get it?

This lightweight and portable towel easily fits into a jacket pocket, making it ideal for camping, hiking, gym trips, and more. Crafted from silky, durable microfiber fabric, it can absorb three times its weight in water, drying rapidly due to its high surface area. The press-stud tab ensures easy attachment to your pack or clothesline for quick drying.

Complete with a molded EVA storage case, this towel is available in various sizes to suit your needs.

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Jacket

Columbia Delta Ridge Down Jacket
Why get it?

This jacket combines the advantages of 650 fill power down insulation with a water-resistant exterior and Columbia’s Omni-HEAT™ reflective lining. Whether you’re exploring diverse climates or braving chilly winds, this jacket ensures comfort. The breathable thermal lining and meticulously heat-sealed design guarantee efficient heat retention. It also helps that it’s not as puffy as most puffer or down jackets, so it takes up less space.

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Rain Jacket

Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket 
Why get it?

I’m a big hiker, so rain jackets are a must for me. Outdoor Research’s waterproof marvel combines durability and lightweight design, making it an ideal travel companion.

The Helium Rain Jacket boasts the innovative Diamond Fuse technology, rendering it 5x more tear-resistant than its predecessor, the Helium II, without compromising on weight. Seam-taped for complete waterproof protection yet breathable for comfort in rugged conditions, this jacket is a hiker’s dream.

Its versatile features, including a chest pocket that doubles as a stuff sack, adjustable hood, and carabiner loop, make it a must-pack for any outdoor enthusiast seeking top-notch protection.

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Cap

THE NORTH FACE Class V Camp Hat
Why get it?

This hat offers sustainability and durability with its blend of recycled and nylon materials,. Its shallow-fit design ensures a snug yet comfortable fit, while the adjustable strap closure allows customization. The hat’s five-panel ball cap construction, combined with partially-recycled nylon fabric, guarantees resilient sun protection for your explorations.

With an interior sweatband featuring FlashDry fabric, you’ll stay cool and dry in the summer heat. Whether hiking, camping, or simply relaxing, this classic hat is a versatile addition to your travel attire.

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Pants

Lululemon Men’s ABC Pant Classic 34L
Why get it?

These pants are great! They look good for a lot of occasions from travel to events where you need to dress up nice. The innovative ABC (anti-ball crushing) design ensures ample room for comfort, making long journeys or flights a breeze. Have I mentioned that these pants are almost wrinkle-free?

A hidden zippered pocket offers secure storage for essentials like a passport, enhancing convenience during travel. Flip up the cuffs to reveal reflective details, adding an element of safety in low-light conditions. With a streamlined fit that allows breathing room for glutes and thighs, these pants combine style, functionality, and comfort for any traveler.

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Joggers

Columbia Mens Tech Trail Knit Jogger 
Why get it?

For those days where I’m just out casually strolling the neighbourhood, I like to use joggers. It also works for long days of hiking. These joggers are designed to keep up with your active lifestyle while ensuring you stay fresh and dry. Experience long-lasting freshness as the joggers capture and neutralize odor. The elastic waist with a drawcord provides a customized fit, while zippered hand pockets and a security pocket keep your essentials safe. Crafted with Omni-Wick technology, these joggers pull moisture away from your body, allowing sweat to evaporate rapidly. The 4-way comfort stretch ensures unrestricted movement, making them ideal for hiking, sightseeing, or any on-the-go activity.

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Swimwear

SAXX Swim Trunks
Why get it?

Designed for coastal adventures, these swim shorts offer more than meets the eye. Featuring the patented BallPark Pouch and DropTemp Cooling Hydro Liner, they provide ultimate support and cooling comfort. The quick-dry nylon shell is chlorine and salt water fade-resistant, making these shorts ideal for beach-to-brewery transitions.

The slim-fit liner ensures a form-fitting shape around the butt and thighs, while the BallPark Pouch keeps everything in place. With built-in DropTemp technology, these shorts help you stay cool by evaporating sweat.

Footwear

Why get it?

Smartwool socks are great for travel, offering a blend of functionality and coziness. The moisture-wicking merino wool material keeps your feet dry and comfortable. A crew length pair of socks provides extra warmth and protection, while the snug fit prevents bunching or slipping. With odor-resisting properties, you can stay fresh throughout your travels.

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Sandals

Birkenstock Arizona EVA
Why get it?

These sandals offer the iconic comfort of Birkenstock in a lightweight and flexible EVA material. It’s also available for women’s both in CA and US. Ideal for travel, they’re shock-absorbing, waterproof, and gentle on your skin. Whether you’re strolling on the beach, exploring the garden, hitting the gym, or relaxing post-workout, these sandals offer both style and functionality.

With the two-strap design, you can wear socks with it (haters gonna hate) making it ideal for chilly mornings when camping. The anatomically shaped Birkenstock footbed ensures superior comfort. With individually adjustable pin buckles and easy-to-clean, one-piece molded EVA construction, these Arizona sandals are a must-pack item for your next adventure whether it’s camping or to the beach.

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Sneakers

New Balance Men’s Fresh Foam X 1080 V12 Running Shoe
Why get it?

The 1080 is not just any running shoe; it’s the ultimate choice for versatility. Whether you’re exploring a new city or fitting in a workout during your trip, the 1080 offers top-notch performance. It’s designed to accommodate every type of traveler, from those chasing personal bests to those just wanting to stay at a leisurely pace.

This shoe is well known for its midsole cushioning that ensures smooth transitions and flexibility, making it perfect for on-the-go adventures. The engineered Hypoknit upper offers a supportive fit, ensuring comfort throughout your explorations.

Toiletries

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Deodorant

Crystal Body Deodorant Travel Size
Why get it?

Say goodbye to harmful chemicals with its paraben and aluminum-free formula. Crafted with care, this stick deodorant ensures worry-free use. Simply moisten the top and apply generously for a clean, natural feel. With no aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum zirconium, parabens, or phthalates, it’s perfect for all skin types.

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Grooming kit

Manicure/Pedicure Set (German-made)
Why get it?

This comprehensive set includes all the essentials you need: fingernail clippers, toenail clippers, tweezers, nail scissors, cuticle scissors, and a sapphire nail file with coarse and fine sides – all nestled in a soft leather manicure case. The convenient leather case is designed for easy portability, fitting snugly in handbags or shoulder bags for on-the-go touch-ups.

These high-quality, handmade tools are nickel-plated for lasting use.

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Reusable Travel Bottles

HumanGear GoToob+Travel Storage Container
Why get it?

With a 25% larger opening, these TSA-approved containers make filling and cleaning effortless. The soft, squeezable design ensures quick dispensing, and the no-drip silicone valve keeps caps clean. The LoopLock feature prevents accidental leaks and allows attachment to bags. These FDA-approved containers are perfect for toiletries, from shampoo to toothpaste.

Humangear revolutionized silicone bottles, and the GoToob+ sets a new standard. It retains loved features like leakproof valves and adds new ones, including the almost impossible-to-open LoopLock. Choose the trusted original – premium silicone, US-based manufacturer, and a lifetime warranty.

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Sunscreen

Banana Boat Sport Ultra SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion, 3oz
Why get it?

With superior endurance against sweat and water, it stays on so you can keep playing. Clinically proven SPF 30 UVA/UVB protection shields your skin from harmful rays. This lightweight, oil-free formula offers non-greasy comfort, perfect for travel. Water and sweat-resistant for up to 80 minutes, it’s your high-performance sunscreen for active days. Plus, it’s free from oxybenzone and octinoxate, ensuring a safe experience.

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Bug Spray

Natrapel 6-Hour Mosquito, Tick and Insect Repellent Pump Spray
Why get it?

This DEET-free formula, powered by natural plant-based Lemon Eucalyptus, offers up to 6 hours of protection. Enjoy a refreshing scent while staying bug-free. With an easy application pump spray, it’s simple to use. Its portable, airplane-friendly 37ml size makes it a perfect travel companion.

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Lotion

Jergens® Travel Size Ultra Care Moisturizer
Why get it?

With its deep moisturizing formula, it’s perfect for on-the-go hydration. Say goodbye to dryness and hello to soft, nourished skin. This moisturizer is clinically proven to repair and heal extra dry skin, making it your reliable companion for travel adventures. Its non-greasy feel and quick absorption mean you can apply it anytime, anywhere, without any fuss.

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Lip Balm

Aquaphor Lip Repair Lip Balm
Why get it?

You know those days where you move from airport to airport and the air dry? This is the solution. It provides relief from dryness and cracked lips with its proven formula that seals in moisture and prevents dryness. Enriched with nourishing vitamins, Shea Butter, and soothing Chamomile essence, it’s specially designed for sensitive lips.

This lip balm is a game-changer, providing instant results upon application. It outperforms other brands, offering superior hydration without stickiness. Plus, it’s fragrance-free, making it suitable for the whole family, even kids. The US-version goes the extra mile with SPF 30 sun protection, perfect for your travel adventures.

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Toothbrush

Quip Electric Toothbrush
Why get it?

Accepted by the ADA, this toothbrush is designed to remove plaque, prevent gingivitis, and reduce it. With sensitive sonic vibrations, a built-in 2-minute timer, and 30-second pulses, it ensures effective brushing. The convenience of a 3-month charge from the AAA battery inside makes it travel-friendly.

The multi-use travel cover is a standout feature, easily mounting to mirrors, glass, or tile and covering the bristles for on-the-go hygiene. Its sleek, sustainable design includes a slim metal handle and replaceable soft brush head, all aligned with a mission for affordable, enjoyable oral care.

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Shampoo Bar

J·R·LIGGETT’S All-Natural Shampoo Bar
Why get it?

These bars gently remove built-up sebum, promoting a radiant shine without greasiness. Perfect for all hair and skin types, they’re ideal for travelers seeking simplicity. With a mild clean scent derived from essential oils, they’re allergy-friendly.

The blend of rich oils like Olive, Coconut, and Castor Oil nourishes hair with antioxidants and Vitamins A, B, and E, rejuvenating dull locks. This all-natural, handmade formula is mild yet effective, perfect for permed, colored, and naturally curly hair, offering long-lasting protection without synthetic chemicals.

Experience the tradition of handmade excellence from Cornish, NH, making J.R.LIGGETT’S shampoo bars your trusted travel companion.

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Soap case

FlatPak Soap Bar Case
Why get it?

This leak-proof case with Dry-Through Technology keeps your soap mess-free while allowing it to dry through the material, preventing mushiness. Three times lighter and six times more compact than plastic cases, it’s perfect for travel. The Hypalon rolltop closure and YKK buckle ensure secure storage.

Its flexible fabric design adapts to soap bar size, fitting standard bars up to 4 x 2.4 x 1.3 inches. TSA approved, the FlatPak Soap Bar Case is your compact, durable, and clean solution for soap on the go.

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Sanitizer

X3 Clean Germ Attack Foaming Hand Sanitizer
Why get it?

This alcohol-free sanitizer effectively kills germs and bacteria without the use of harmful chemicals. It’s non-toxic, non-flammable, and non-corrosive, ensuring safety for you and your surroundings. Stay protected with a fragrance-free formula that moisturizes your skin without leaving a sticky residue. The convenient 73ml travel size is perfect for keeping your hands clean on the go.

Others

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Water Bottle

Hydrapak Stash – Collapsible BPA & PVC Free Water Bottle
Why get it?

This ingenious bottle is designed to maximize your pack space while providing you with a reliable hydration solution. Expand it when you need it, and collapse it down to just a quarter of its size for effortless storage. Weighing 50% less than traditional hard bottles, it’s a game-changer for travelers, backpackers, and adventurers on the go.

Crafted from tough TPU material, the Stash Bottle is abrasion-resistant and built to withstand any adventure. Plus, it’s 100% BPA and PVC-free, ensuring a clean and refreshing drink every time. It also has a beyond-lifetime warranty, so you know that you can take it with you where ever you go.

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Water Purifier

SteriPEN Ultralight UV Water Purifier 
Why get it?

This pocket-sized wonder ensures you have clean water wherever your adventure takes you. Compact and portable, it’s a must-pack item for your carry-on, backpack, or emergency kit. It’s saves a lot of money especially if you plan to travel to Asia where tap water is not safe to drink.

With its USB-rechargeable battery, you can easily power up from various sources. Just immerse the lamp, stir, and let the shortwave ultraviolet light work its magic by rendering harmful microbes powerless. The LED indicator keeps you informed about purification status and battery level. Treating 1L of water takes only about 90 seconds, and each UV lamp can provide around 8000 treatments.

Conclusion

Assembling the ideal packing list is a combination of both skill and experience, refined over time through practical experience and careful consideration. Each item on this list has been important in my travels, but feel free to change it up depending on how you travel.

Your packing list should not only address your practical requirements but also resonate with your personal sense of adventure. I hope you found this guide useful in preparing you for next trip. Here’s to safe and rewarding travels!


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