Welcome to my resources page, where I’ve included helpful links to many of my favorite online retailers, where I personally get my travel gear. I highly recommend all of these sources and have had great experiences when purchasing travel gear, luggage, outdoor gear and more through these sites.
Disclaimer: A bunch of these links are affiliate links, meaning that I get a commission if you decide to make a purchase, at no additional cost to you. I would never endorse a product or service I didn’t actually use and believe in.
Top places to get travel gear:
eBags has the widest selection of luggage, travel backpacks, and other travel bags. Most of my travel backpacks and luggage pieces have been purchased through eBags. The prices on eBags.com are pretty good and eBags always has big sales during the major holidays.
REI.com is one of my favorite places to get my gear. They sell products ranging from tents to travel backpacks, but mainly have items directed towards outdoor activities and adventure travel. I’ve purchased gear through REI countless times and have been extremely satisfied. The prices at REI.com aren’t always the best, but their great customer service and occasional free shipping make up for it.
TheClymb.com is a member only site that sells travel and outdoor gear at ridiculous prices. Most of their gear consists of name brand past season items, some at 75% or more off. I’ve bought shoes, jackets, pants and more that I have used for travel. To become a member, click here (this is my membership invite link). The Clymb has by far the cheapest and best quality gear out there. You can read my in depth review of TheClymb.com here.
Ebates.com isn’t a retailer, but it can help you save money when buying travel gear. Ebates works by giving you rebates when you purchase items through their links to thousands of retailers such as eBags or REI. I cover how it works and more it in more depth here (see point #5). Using Ebates is a bit like saving money without doing anything. You can join Ebates.com here.
Patagonia is one of my favorite gear brands. They make super high quality bags, clothes and more. Patagonia gear can be a bit pricey, but it’s definitely worth it. To give you an idea, I’ve worn a Patagonia shirt with Gladiodor anti-odor technology for 1 week straight and in the end it didn’t smell too bad.