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Ready to Roam: What to Pack for an Adventure Vacation

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It doesn’t matter if you’re planning to scale Everest, swim with whale sharks off the coast of Mexico, or bike through the European countryside, be sure to pack your sense of adventure. These other items will help on your next adventure travel getaway, too.
Peak Design Travel Backpack 45L
This backpack may look sleek and simple, but it’s packed with functionality, including internal and external pockets and the ability to expand to up to 45 liters. $300, peakdesign.com.
FitBit Alta
Log all those miles logged hiking in Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park with this popular fitness tracker that also monitors your sleep patterns and sends you alerts when it’s time to get up and move. $100, fitbit.com.
Aquapac Plus Size Waterproof Phone Case
On kayaking trips and other H20 adventures, keep your phone dry and tucked safely into this waterproof phone case. It can withstand extreme temperatures and up to 30 feet of submersion. $35, aquapac.net.
Patagonia Capilene Daily Long-Sleeved T-Shirt
Need to pack light? Patagonia’s wrinkle-shirt can be worn multiple times without washing, thanks to an odor-controlling Polygiene base. It’s available for men and women. $45, patagonia.com.
Petzl Tikka Headlamp
For after-dark exploration, this headlamp is easy to use, with a single button and just two settings: 5 and 100 lumens. It’s one of those pieces of adventure gear you’ll use more than you think. $28, amazon.com.
HydraPak Stash 1L
Reduce waste and save space with a collapsible water bottle that twists down to a quarter of its size. Measurements on the side mean you can track how much water you’re drinking. $25, hydrapak.com.
Lowepro Fastpack BP 250 AW II
For something a bit sturdier – and perfect if you plan on bringing some camera equipment on your next trip – Lowepro’s gear backpack has enough space to fit a laptop, a DSLR camera, a couple of lenses, and more. $130, lowepro.com. 
Anker PowerCore 10000
If you’re out in the wilderness or traipsing around a city with no time to search for an outlet, the lightweight battery pack will come in handy. It’s compatible with iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones. $30, amazon.com.
Carson VP842 Binoculars
Budding birders and safari goers will love these binoculars, which magnify objects to eight times their size. Pro tip: If you’re traveling with family, think about buying two pairs to maximize viewing time. $125, amazon.com.
Acc’teryx Konseal FL Shoes
 
These lightweight hiking shoes (available for men and women) are stylish enough to go from the trail to the street. An extra grippy outsole means there’s no need to worry about slipping on wet surfaces. $155, arcteryx.com.
 
Matador Camera Base Layer
 
Say goodbye to bulky camera cases and opt for this Matador Camera Base Layer, a light, padded, and waterproof shell that fits on most DSLR models. The best part? It can be removed in less than a second. $60, matadorup.com.
 
SCOTTeVEST Jacket
 
For that adventurer who wants all of their gear with them at once, the SCOTTeVEST Jacket does the trick. You’d never tell by looking at this nylon-cotton blend piece that it has 25 pockets, including ones for sunglasses, notepads, ear buds, and even an iPad. The sleeves zip off for warm-weather pursuits. $175, scottevest.com.
 

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