Even as a student I wanted to squeeze in a travelling adventure whenever I could but with so many nifty gadgets out there and a tight budget it can be a struggle to choose what to take with you so here is a list of Nomads backpacking essentials:
A must have for your pack list. Lightweight and easily packable these add a bit of home comfort when you’re on the road. They’re also a great simple barrier between you and your bed when you’re sleeping in rustic guesthouses or hostels where the beds can be unclean due to the quick turnover of guests.
In hot tropical climates when you don't want to sleep in a regular sleeping bag or bedding you can sleep with just the liner without getting too warm and the material over you will shield you from pesky bugs that may have found their way into your room. When in colder areas they add valuable degrees of warmth by using them inside a sleeping bag and they are far easier to wash - just slip them out and after washing they’ll dry in no time because of the thin fabric.
Everyone hates that person that switches the lights on in the middle of the night in the hostel room to find their way to their bed and start unpacking! Take a torch and preserve your hostel popularity. A torch is also an essential for when you’re out at night in unfamiliar areas which are poorly lit.
For those that are snappy happy or want to keep in contact with family and friends whilst you travel, an adaptor is an absolute essential. It will soon become one of your most precious processions. Prices start at just £5.00 for these and if you’re on a round the world trip we also offer an all in one worldwide travel plug.
Compact and lightweight they wring out almost completely dry, don’t forget one of these.
They may not look very stylish but they are really worth investing in especially when travelling to parts of the world where pick pocketing is rife. Money belts are a simple safe way to keep your cash, bank cards and passport hidden from the view of thieves and pickpockets. From £6.99 you may be saving yourself hundreds by keeping your valuables safe.
For some peace and quiet on those long haul bus journeys and your survival kit to sleeping in noisy hostel dorm rooms. Browse product
Gaffa tape this wonder product has many uses; it mends wears and tears in clothing, backpacks, tents and even mosquito nets and it can even be used to seal a camera from dust or water and the best part - no scissors needed just tear to use.
And the one thing you should invest in...
- A good backpack is the difference between you dreading each journey on your travels and even causing yourself serious injury. The right backpack should be the correct size to carry enough belongings for the length of your journey, should suit the climate you will be visiting and most importantly fit you well. At Nomad we offer a personal backpacking fitting service to ensure you have the correct size for you. Not sure which style of luggage to go for? Follow this link for some advice by our co-founder Paul Goodyer on choosing the perfect carrier for you. http://www.nomadtravel.co.uk/pg/59/Wheeled-Vs-Backpack