Packing List

A Digital Nomad, Remote Work and Travel Gear Guide & Packing List

We believe gear is not important for a digital nomad, remote worker or traveller. Your resourcefulness and mindset is primary. However, as gear is a frequent topic of enquiry we have put together this guide.

In this guide, we look at:

  • Minimalist Travel
  • How to Travel like a Minimalist
  • Packing Tips
  • Travel Baggage: Checked and Carry-on Baggage
  • Clothing
  • Gear

Current Digital Nomads: What do you have in your day to day backpack (right down to the crumbs)

Just was having a thought on what people tend to find important enough for their digital work to put in their backpack, what kind of laptops people are using, How important a laptop stand is and all those other things. What is so important to you on a day to day basis that you just can’t leave out that bag?

The 2016 Gear Post

My curent backpack weight is around 10.5 pounds, and as you probably know, this is everything I take with me to 20+ countries per year.

My DN life in one carryon bag

I’ve lived out of a carry on bag for 4 or 5 years out of the last 8 years.

Packing List - Outdoor Photojournalist

Hey, I’m Jess McGlothlin, and this is my packing list.

Loadout: Vietnam Motorcycle Pack

Here’s a great loadout from Thomas Martinek that he used for 2 weeks in Vietnam.

Packing List: A Month on the Road, Skies and Trails

My name’s Jan Chipchase, I’m the founder of Studio D, a research, design and strategy consultancy based out of San Francisco and also of SDR Traveller, an ultra-light luggage company. The following packing list is from a month on the road/skies/trails on a trip that spanned Asia, North America and Africa.

Packing List of a Digital Nomad

Living as a digital nomad has equipped Jon - aka the Van Man - with a host of useful skills and experience, not least of which is impressive packing skills. So we asked him to share his packing list for life on the road…

Tips on how to travel light without sacrificing comfort and style

Chose your travel wardrobe wisely, with versatile pieces and footwear based on weather and activities.

Packing List: 5-Day Documentary Trip in Nepal

Whether he’s climbing in the Himalayas or blogging in LA, Chris Brinlee Jr. is an adventurer and storyteller who can’t stay put for more than a few weeks at a time.

A simple, mathematical formula for packing your perfect carry-on

Like a blank page, the sight of an empty suitcase can fill a person with dread. No matter how many times we face the task of packing for a trip, it can still be angst-producing, time-consuming, and inefficient. But done correctly, it makes all the difference.

Specialist Carry :: War Journalist

Robert Young Pelton has journeyed to more dangerous places than any man on the planet. A former marketing exec, turned adventurer, inventor, journalist and author of the New York Times best selling books, The World’s Most Dangerous Places; Licensed to Kill: Hired Guns in the War on Terror and Come Back Alive, he’s covered 14 wars and visited 130 countries, by last count. An intrepid traveler and gnarly human being by anyone’s measure, RYP’s wealth of experience in life, travel and survival is unmatched. So, we asked the great man to be our next subject in this month’s Specialist Carry…

Minimalist Travel Gear Packing List: Insanely Light Luggage Edition

After plenty of field testing and 40 countries later, I’ve managed to refine and squeeze my gear to a point where I don’t even need a backpack anymore. I call this No Bags Travel. If I do carry a laptop for work, I only use a tiny bag. But regardless, I am always as mobile as a bird.

How To Pack Like A Digital Nomad

I asked some of my digital nomad friends to share their packing tips below. Dig into these great insights on packing light and hopefully it’ll take some of the stress out of your next trip.

The Flight Attendant’s Guide to Packing Light

When it comes to packing light and efficiently, flight attendants know best—here are 11 of their best tips and tricks.

Carryology

When we started, there wasn’t really a broadly accepted term for bags, wallets, cases, luggage, and all the products we use to carry our things. To us, this is ‘carry’. We’re here to discover, discuss and disseminate new and better ways to carry.

Living Lightly with the One-Bag Lifestyle

I’ve been on a handful of long trips this year and in recent years, and on all those trips, I lived out of a small bag. I loved living so lightly, but every time I came home, it felt weird: all of a sudden I had about 10x more stuff. It didn’t feel in alignment with the light, minimal lifestyle. So after a 25-day trip to Asia last month, I came home with a mission: to live only out of the same bag I traveled with.

Pack List - Eight Days Bikepacking Through Washington and Oregon Dirt

Washington and Oregon challenged me in many ways, but never in my gear choices, so now as I’m planning for the next adventure it’s time to share with y’all what I brought and how it did.

22 Things Digital Nomads Need to Pack While Traveling the World

I managed to work and travel around the world for 3+ years with these 22 basic but essential things in my backpack. I hope the list will help you once you make the bold decision to set off on the road and make the world your office.

Packing for a trip to Japan

Chris and his brother Daniel pack for a two week trip to Japan.

Ultimate Ultralight Travel Packing List

Quite a few times I’ve heard backpackers complain about weight limits or maximum bag allowances on airlines. They haul 40-pound monstrosities that limit how comfortable they are, how fast they can run to catch the train, and how often they have to take a taxi because their bag is too heavy. They end up going a little slower, seeing a little less, and paying a little more. When they look at mine, they ask me where my “real” bag is.

What’s In My Bag

This is what I take with me as I travel the world, staying in mostly hostels/hotels/airbnb-places/friend’s-places/family’s-places. I work as a freelance concept artist & illustrator, so I take everything I need to do my work, too.

Stop Packing So Much — The Minimalist Packing List

This is an unapologetically long post. It’s an in-depth look at what gear I use to travel around the world, constantly, with only a 26L backpack. It’s written for the gear freaks and professional travellers. Newbies and veterans alike.

Digital Nomad Packing List 2014 – Living Since 2008 With 2 Bags

Since 2008, I’ve more or less been living out of a day bag and a laptop bag. I pick up stuff along the way– like guitars, Xboxes, and sports equipment. When it’s time to hit the road to my next destination, I leave those things behind.

The Ultimate Digital Nomad Packing List For Travel

Packing! It can be the most difficult part of travel. Deciding what to take, what to leave behind, what to wish you’d brought with you. With this in mind we’ve put together our ultimate list for travel packing, based around our experiences from years of adventure.

Digital Nomad Packing List — How To Travel The World With (Very) Few Things

I’ve since travelled a decent amount and my love of packing lists holds strong and it’s because of this love that I’d like to answer a question no one is asking: what do I take with me when I travel? The list, as you’ll see, is quite short.

Our Packing List For Travelling Light

We love to travel light: light luggage and a light mind. Our aim is to be able to pack within 5 minutes and most of all, to always carry our luggage with us in any means of transport. Apart from the weight issue, you can save a considerable amount of time, as you skip the queues for checking your luggage at airports.