A full packing list and breakdown of the gear I use on a typical backpacking trip.
It’s possible I may leave some items out or add a few others depending on the nature of the trip.
2. Marmot Kompressor Plus 20 Liter Day Pack – (The gray rectangle under it is the thin foam insert that’s used to add structure to the pack.)
4. Macbook Pro in a water-repellent, gray Lacdo sleeve (underneath the notebook)
5. Eagle Creek Pack-It Clean/Dirty packing cube – Simplifies organization immensely. A must have.
What’s inside (from left to right):
– Outlier Slim Dungarees (pants) – The best travel pants money can buy. Made of two-way stretch fabric that allows water, coffee, beer to roll right off of it. Quick-drying (when it does get wet), odor-resistant, comfy as can be.
– Quicksilver boardshorts
– Columbia Silver Ridge Convertible hiking pants (and shorts)
– Outlier New Way Longs (shorts)
– ExOfficio Give-N-Go boxer briefs (2 pairs)
– Wool & Prince merino wool boxer briefs (1 pair)
7. Outlier Grid Towel – 100% linen – Linen is an incredible fabric and makes for the perfect travel towel.
10. Uniqlo Pocketable Parka – Great for protection from the sun on long motorbike rides.
11. Osprey Hi-Visibility Pack Raincover – Small size (fits 20L-35L packs)
12. Merrell Bare Access Ultra Trail Runners – Love everything about Merrell. Fan for life.
– To the left of these: random water bottle I use. I’ll eventually get a nice one.
13. The North Face Dryvent Hiker Hat – Incredible waterproof, quick-drying, collapsible hat. Makes hiking in the rain much more enjoyable.
14. H&M brown leather belt
15. Louis N’ Clark Hidden Travel Wallet – The best travel wallet. Secure, easy to conceal, and comfortable.
17. J.Crew leather card case
18. Glasses case and RayBan Wayfarers
19. Skagen watch
20. Four letter combination MasterLock
21. Carabiner clips
22. Inflatable neck pillow
23. Phillips Norelco electric shavers with charger in a ziploc bag
24. Toiletries (and carry-on liquids bag)
25. First-aid kit
26. Petzl Tikkina Headlamp – Excellent little headlamp for the budget traveler.
Apple USB – Lightning cable and adapter
Nite-Ize Gear Ties – Love to use these to keep my cords and headphones in order.
6′ of olive Titan Paracord – Has 1,000 uses. Most often, it gets used to tie something to the outside of my backpack.
28. Kikkerland Universal Travel Adapter – The best budget travel adapter I’ve come across. It’s not perfect, but it gets the job done and is small and lightweight.
29. Shinola Journal, pen
30. Extra rubber bands and ziploc bags
31. SanDisk iXpand 64GB Flash Drive for iPhone (sitting on top of the RETiCam case I use to store it in) – Excellent to have as a back-up for when your phone’s memory fills up. Transfer gigabytes of photos and videos to it in minutes to clear up space on your phone.
35. Osprey 3 liter dry sack – Weighs next to nothing. Great to use when hiking in wet conditions.
36. A good book (in this case–Paul Auster’s Report From The Interior)
37. Cable lock – To secure my backpack to me if I’m napping/sleeping anywhere in public (usually in transit to somewhere).