Ultimate Travel Gear Guide

Travel Gear

My Travel Gear: Everything I Own!

Many of you have been asking about my travel gear. So I’ve put together this page to share my long-term travel packing list. Obviously you want to use high-quality, lightweight & durable stuff.

The gear I use may not work for everyone. I carry extra electronic equipment to maintain this travel blog, and some camping equipment for the nights I choose to spend trekking up mountains, hitchhiking long distance, or exploring rainforests on my own.

All travelers have different tastes & requirements while on the road. The following gear list is just what I’ve found works best for my particular travel style.

While I often travel on an extreme budget, my gear can be expensive. I want it to be functional, multi-purpose, comfortable, and very tough. I don’t want to keep replacing worn-out equipment every few months — plus I have a slight obsession with keeping travel gear as lightweight as possible!

There are certainly lower-cost alternatives to some of these things.

Below you’ll find the travel gear that I currently use and love. Total weight of everything is 18 kg (40 lbs).

Basic Travel Gear

Backpack38L Backpack
Day Pack22L Day Pack
Lightweight JacketWeatherproof Jacket
Light Hiking ShoesHiking Shoes
Luna SandalsLuna Sandals
Sleeping BagSleeping Bag
Camping HammockCamping Hammock
HeadlampHeadlamp
ToiletriesToiletries
SunglassesSunglasses
Water Bottle FilterFiltered Water Bottle
Luggage LockLuggage Lock
ShemaghShemagh Scarf
Leatherman MultitoolSmall Multi-Tool
EarplugsEarplugs
Aloksak BagsAloksak Waterproof Bags
Pack It SacPack-It Sacs (4)
Compression BagCompression Bag

Travel Clothing

You don’t need a huge wardrobe to travel. This is all the clothing I pack when traveling around the world.
You might also enjoy this post: What To Do About Laundry While Traveling?

SweaterSweater/Sweatshirt (1 or 2)
Travel PantsTravel Pants (1)
JeansJeans (1)
Travel ShortsHiking Shorts (1)
BoardshortsBoardshorts (1)
Collared ShirtCollared Shirts (2)
T ShirtsT-Shirts (4)
UnderwearUnderwear (4)
Hiking SocksSocks (4)
BandanaBandanas (2)

Electronic Gear

I would not be able to produce a travel blog of this caliber without some computer equipment. Other electronics are not absolutely needed, but they improve my quality of life on the road enough to be worth the weight.

Macbook Laptop13″ Macbook Pro
Magic MouseMagic Mouse
Hard Drive4TB Hard Drive (2)
iPhoneUnlocked iPhone 7+
Power StripPower Strip
Bluetooth SpeakerBluetooth Speaker
KindleKindle Paperwhite
WiFi AntennaWiFi Antenna
Travel AdapterUniversal Travel Adapter

Travel Photography Gear

For the photographers out there, this is the camera equipment I use for my travel photography.

Sony A7 CameraSony A7R II Camera
MicrophoneSennheiser MKE 400
GoPro CameraGoPro & Accessories
Sony 16-35 LensZeiss 16-35 F4
Travel TripodCarbon Fiber Tripod
Sony 70-200 LensSony 70-200 F4
Sony FlashSony 43M Flash & LED
Camera BagDomke F8 Camera Bag