AirTreks Recommends Travel Gear

At AirTreks, we believe in Experiences Over Possessions.
We are seasoned world travelers who know that the right gear makes all of the difference on a big trip.
Here are some of the things our travelers and colleagues recommend that you can’t leave home without.

AirTreks Recommends Luggage:

We have a few recommendations from travelers and colleagues that stand out as top options for a big trip. See our top picks below!

#1 recommended Backpack: Outbreaker Backpack from Tortuga Backpacks

Co-Founder of Tortuga, Fred traveled extensively and found backpacks to be “lacking” for complex travel, so he made his own!  Several people on AirTreks staff have and use Tortuga backpacks. We recommend them and are confident that you will be pleased with Tortuga as well

 

Runner up:  Black Hole Duffel from Patagonia

#1 recommended Roller Bag: Briggs and Riley Baseline

AirTreks travelers think these durable, high quality bags from Briggs and Riley are worth the splurge. Also available in carry-on size.

#1 recommended Hybrid Roller/Backpack: Eagle Creek Doubleback

One of our Product Managers bought this bag earlier this year, and is now a devotee. Both a roller bag and a backpack, the front zips off to become a smaller bag, which is super handy for day trips.

Runner up: Osprey Ozone Convertible. Our head of Airfare Product is a fan!

AirTreks Recommends City Guides and Books:

We love a great guidebook, and we love reading books set in the destinations we’re visiting.
E-readers are highly recommended to reduce weight and space in your bags.
Or bring a paperback, and gift it to someone you meet on the road when you’re done!

Check out our Amazon reading list here

Favorite Travel books from AirTreks and Bootsnall:

Our colleagues recommend favorite travel books here.
BootsnAll has a top 101 travel books of all time here.

AirTreks Recommends Adapters and Packing:

Splurge on a good adapter. Packing cubes are crucial. And don’t forget the duct tape. (Yes, seriously!)

#1 recommended adapter: Bestek Travel Adapter + Converter

This adapter/converter combo gets rave reviews from users, even though it is a bit bulkier than the runner-up adapter.

 

Runner up: Joomfeen worldwide adapter

#1 recommended packing cubes: Eagle Creek packing cubes

Packing Cubes are a must for AirTreks Product Manager Sara Tiffany: “I used to just stuff things in my backpack and everything would be a mess all the time. These are the best for keeping things neat and organized. Even though I am still a chronic over-packer, these have made it much easier to bring too much stuff!”

Other recommendations

Visit our AirTreks store on Amazon to see other packing products we recommend!

And, check out our  10 Must-Have items to pack for a RTW trip!