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What to Pack for an Adventure Vacation

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.
Bring this super lightweight Herschel Supply Daypack (pictured here in Aegean Blue) in your suitcase – it folds up tightly into its own little storage pocket – then use it on a hike or on a shore excursion to hold towels, water bottles, personal items, and more.
Gear Backpack
For something a bit sturdier – and perfect if you plan on bringing some camera equipment on your next trip – Lowepro’s Fastpack BP 250 AW II backpack has enough space to fit a laptop, a DSLR camera, a couple of lenses, and more.
Fitness Tracker 
Log all those miles logged hiking in Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park with the FitBit Alta, the popular fitness tracker that also monitors your sleep patterns and sends you alerts when it’s time to get up and move.
Lightweight Camera 
For amateur photographers not ready to commit to bringing a DSLR camera on vacation, mirrorless cameras are lighter and smaller, and the photo quality is still great. Fujifilm’s X-T2 is an industry favorite, with a three-inch monitor and 4k video.
Rain Jacket 
Adventure doesn’t stop for a little rain. Nau’s Quintessentshell Jacket moves with you rather than maintaining a boxy form. Constructed of organic cotton and recycled polyester for light weight and easy packability, this shell features external pockets with drip-stopping flaps and an internal mesh pocket large enough for a guidebook or a digital camera.
Warby Parker’s Dempsey sunglasses are made with a durable, polished gold titanium frame, feature 100 percent UV protection, and can be custom-ordered to fit your prescription lenses. (Oh, and they look great too.)
Dry Bag 
If the itinerary includes lots of snorkeling, diving, or time out on the water, keep your room key, cell phone, and wallet safe in Case + Drift’s Drift Dry Bag. Bonus: Throw damp swimsuits in here on the way home to protect dry clothing in your suitcase.
Phone Charger 
Keep your iPhone safe and fully charged on all-day excursions, game drives, and bike rides with Mophie’s Juice Pack Air, a phone case with a built-in battery that extends your phone’s life by an average of 33 hours.
Stay warm on cold-weather adventures with Filson’s Watch Cap, made with wool that keeps your head toasty even in rainy weather.

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