Must-have travel gear
from the people who know how to pack.


$12-80 (depending on features)

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My trusty headlamp. Probably the single most useful piece of travel gear I own. Whether it’s adjusting a mosquito net in the dead of night or walking a jungle trail to the latrine or even just reading a book in a hammock, this little guy is essential.

Yes, I get stares. Yes, I look like a total dork when I wear it. But come on. Both of my hands are free! I have light coming out of my face! Get one for yourself and I can guarantee you: you’ll never go back to your old-fashioned flashlight again.

-Barry Rodriguez