Travel Gear

The Nomadic Notes Travel Gear Page is a growing list of the worlds best travel gear. We are listing products from the most familiar brands to products from new producers. All gear is listed with a basic product description, and editorial reviews are provided for gear we have tried and tested ourselves.

Travel Gear Directory

Adapters/Power Strips
Business Cards
Mens Clothing

Gift Cards
Mobile Phones
Mobile Accessories

Packing Organizers
Passport Covers
SIM Cards
Sleep Accessories

VPN Service
Wallets and Money Belts

My Travel Gear

After years of travelling with just a backpack and a carry-on bag I have carefully refined what is my most essential travel gear. This list covers the major electronic gear and backpacks I use and recommend.

For a detailed breakdown of what’s in my bags refer to my packing list.


Olympus PEN E-P3
Olympus PEN E-P3

Mobile Phone
iPhone 5
iPhone 5 (Unlocked)

Apple MacBook Air 11.6-Inch Laptop
MacBook Air 11″

Kindle Paperwhite
Kindle Paperwhite


Day Bag
Afar Backpack by Eagle Creek
Eagle Creek Afar

Minaal Carry-On Bag

REI Stratocruiser Wheeled Convertible Luggage - 25
REI Stratocruiser

Travel Gear Reviews

Libertad Apparel – the travel shirt that doesn’t look like a travel shirt
Icebreaker Tshirt
Afar Backpack by Eagle Creek
Camera Review: Olympus PEN E-P3 – Like a DSLR, without the weight
Bag Review: REI Stratocruiser Wheeled Backpack
Monster Outlets To Go Powerstrip
Kindle Paperwhite Review – The ultimate travel e-reader
A long-term PC users review of the Macbook Air

Travel Gear Listings and Reviews

Get your product listed here. We list products that are useful for travel. The rate to get your product listed is a once off $100USD admin fee. Once your product is listed you also have the option to send in your product to be reviewed in the travel gear review category. To get listed apply here.