Travel Gear Recommendations for Solo & Adventure Travellers
Buying the right travel gear is one of the most important steps when planning your first solo trip.
Especially because there’s nothing worse than realising that you’ve arrived completely underprepared or have packed WAY too much after arriving to your travel destination.
Some of the biggest downsides of overpacking (especially when backpacking) is that:
- Your luggage gets really heavy transforming it into a huge burden
- You don’t have much room to buy new things
- You have to pay extra for check-in luggage which can become very costly
But although overpacking has clear disadvantages, so does underpacking.
That’s why it’s important to focus on packing only what you’ll truly NEED, rather than the “nice to haves”.
I can help you with this.
Here’s a list of some of my favourite travel gear for solo travellers.
As an avid solo and adventure traveller, I have definitely gone through many trials and made many errors when buying travel gear.
- Overspending on equipment I didn’t need
- Buying way too much
- Getting carried away with all the latest gadgets and tech
- Being too budget-conscious and buying cheap crappy gear that didn’t last, rather than focusing on value for money
You can read more about my story here.
To gain insight into my top travel gear recommendations and help you buy the right travel gear for your trip, ensure to check out some of our articles below.
Travel Gear Articles:
Wondering what to pack in your carry-on luggage for an international flight? Here we provide a simple and easy packing list for carry-on to help you!
Looking to buy a dry bag / dry sack for travel? Here we share some our top tips and recommendations to help you buy the best dry bag for your trip!
Do compression packing cubes actually work? Here, I provide an honest review of compression packing cells vs. standard packing cells and whether they're worth the premium price.
Looking for an EPIC Christmas gift for a travel-loving friend? Here, I share epic Christmas gift ideas for women who LOVE travel! Make them smile this x-mas.
Looking to buy a quick-drying and compact microfiber travel towel? Here is our list of the 5 best travel towels for Australian and international backpackers.
8 top packing cube tips for travellers. If you're looking to buy or use packing cubes or packing cells for your next trip, ensure to read this article before you go!
Using packing cubes for the first time or interested to learn how? Here, I share a step-by-step guide on how to pack a packing cube, easy space saving tips & 4 top packing cube brands to check out.
When travelling, especially with a backpack, one of the greatest pain points is being able to easily access items within your bag - without...
Need an international power/travel adaptor? Here are the 3 best universal travel adaptors for backpackers in 2022.
When travelling overseas, it is important to pack a first-aid kit. Click here to learn how to create a diy travel first-aid kit.