Travel smart, travel wise and travel with as little as weight as possible, particularly if the only luggage you are carrying around with you is a basic travel backpack where we have as little room as possible. Most times we need to pack light and bring the travel essentials that are really needed.

The backpacking essentials mentioned in the article below are small and compact, they will fit in your backpack and some may even fit in your wallet or around your waist, depending on the circumstances. You’ll be glad you have these handy travel essentials when you are travelling the globe as each item on the travel list could be beneficial during your travels.

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Handy Little Travel Essentials that fit in your Backpack


Plemo Sleep Mask

Ultralight backpacking gear doesn’t get any lighter than a sleep mask, tuck it in the side of your backpack and whip it out on the plane when you want a little darkness while you try and get some sleep. Or perhaps you are staying in an accommodation where the outside light is affecting your sleep, the sleep mask will do the trick for you.

Click on the Amazon link to buy the Plemo Sleep Mask

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Personalised Passport Holders

It may not be cool backpacking gear but it will come in handy because these savvy Passport Holders are rather cool. Safely store your passport, cards and cash with these personalised Passport Holders. All you need to do is choose your own colour and personalise with your own name as look the part on your adventure.

Click on the AMAZON link your Personalised Passport Holders

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7 Travel Adapter Plug Set

Talk about travel essentials, especially when abroad, this 7-piece set will have you all sorted on your overseas travel as you look to charge those essentials such as tablets, laptops and phones. Perhaps you don’t need to take the whole lot, then grab what you need and chuck them in the backpack.

Click on the AMAZON link to buy your 7 Travel Adapter Plug Set

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RFID Protected Aluminium Wallet

Travel with your credit cards secured safely and probably better placed in your pocket, these RFID secured Aluminium wallets will keep your credit cards kept close and handy as you need them. Waterproof too which could come in handy in a Southeast Asia country.

Click on the link to buy your RFID Protected Aluminium Wallet.

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Professional Selfie Stick with Bluetooth Remote

Every backpacking gear needs a fantastic selfie stick with remote that fits with your iPhone, Android and even a digital camera. Capture great images of yourself or your loved ones while on an epic hiking trip and taking in the stunning backdrop.

Click on the AMAZON link to buy your Professional Selfie Stick with Bluetooth Remote

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Wireless Headphones

Lightweight and easy to store. Get these wireless headphones and use them on your adventure as you fly, hike or rest in your hotel room without disturbing other travellers.

Click on the AMAZON link to get your Wireless Headphones

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Travel Wallet

Put it in your backpacking checklist and store away your cash, cards, passport and phone securely with a good-sized travel wallet that is fitted securely around your waist. It’s convenient and it should help keep any thief away from your personal belongings.

Click on the AMAZON link to get your travel wallet.

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Portable Power Charger

The best travel pack needs a portable Power charger, these helpful items are more than essential on the road, especially in the modern world of smartphones and digital cameras. Don’t let any device go flat halfway through the day by having your charger by your side and ready to save the day for your next beautiful shot or video.

Click on the AMAZON link to get your Portable Power Charger.

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Go Pro Hero

A little on the expensive side but great if you love an outdoor adventure that gets you taking great videos while you are kayaking the rivers, climbing the mountains, swimming the oceans or hiking in the forest. The GoPro will take some amazing action footage while your on the run.

Click on the AMAZON link to get your Portable Power Charger.

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Be travel ready and enjoy your holiday with your travel essentials backpack.


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