Travel Gear

Here is some of the travel gear I use. I look for clothing that is not only functional, but also stylish. I also like inexpensive electronics/gadgets that can be useful while traveling.

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Advice. Bring enough to make your trip a comfortable one, but no more. Traveling light is a huge benefit especially over the long term. Carrying your bags on planes, trains, buses, boats, subways, and around the city looking for your accommodations can be a pain with too much baggage. There is also the matter of checked back fees or possibly losing a bag on flights. Smart packing can avoid, or at least minimize, these issues. That said, you may find yourself wanting a few extra things for convenience, especially when first traveling for an extended time. Eventually as you travel more you will learn what you really need and what you don’t. It will be less than you think.

Brands. Uniqlo for base layers and jackets (inexpensive). Icebreaker for t-shirts (worth the money, but look for sales). Kuhl for stylish and functional clothing. Prana for comfortable clothing (pants in particular great for hiking and sitting around for hours like a bus or plane). Smartwool for socks (best fit, look, and durability). Saxx for underwear. Merrell for shoes/boots, or Xero Shoes, or Vivobarefoot for minimalist footwear. Xero Shoes, Teva, or Chaco for sandals.

Tip. Read the washing instructions! Generally you have to wash most of this stuff cold and either dry on low heat or not at all and instead hang dry in the shade. Otherwise, the material will be ruined and not work as well or may even stop working.

Mission Workshop R6RMU BriefcaseMatador Freerain 24 BackpackVenture Pal Foldable 35L DaypackREI Roadtripper DuffleWazoo Cache BeltCache CapMerrell Trail Glove 4Xero Shoes Z TrailVivobarefoot Magna TrailKuhl Spyfire Down JacketMarmot PreCipKuhl Parajax JacketOutdoor Research Transition HoodyOdlo Warm Base LayerKuhl Revolvr RogueKuhl Radikl PantsKuhl Kontra AirBluffworks Departure JeansRoyal Robbins Alpine RoadMarmot PreCip Rain PantsREI Lighweight Base LayerKuhl Ambush CargoPrana Living ShortsKuhl Invoke ShirtIcebreaker Tech T LiteKuhl Valiant Base Layer ShirtUniqlo Airism Mesh T-ShirtUniqlo Heattech T-ShirtUniqlo Heattech Long SleeveUniqlo Airism Mesh TankNext Level Tri-Blend V-NeckSaxx Quest 2.0Smartwool PhD Running MicroSmartwool PhD OutdoorOutdoor Research VersalinerVestal Monte CarloSamsung Tab A 8" TabletSony Cybershot DSCHX90V CameraTranscend 32GB SDSandisk 32GB MicroSDPanasonic ErgoFit RP-HJE120Case Star Earbuds CasePNY 64GB FlashSea to Summit Toiletry BagMatador NanoDry TowelMatador Pocket BlanketMatador Droplet Dry BagEarth Pak 20L Dry BagNomatic Packing CubesZeroUV Folding SunglassesBuff Headband Neck GaiterLunatec Travel WashclothAnker PowerCore 5000Ugreen Micro USB OTG CablePanasonic ER2403Grayl Water PurifierPlatypus SoftBottle 1LHearos Ear Plugs

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