Travel Tips and Packing Lists

General

An all-inclusive downloadable packing check list of what to bring with you on your travels.

All Eagle Creek gear is specified with a diamond

Checklists

Pre-Departure

  • Passport/Visa(s)/Personal Identification
  • Cash & Credit/ATM Card(s)
  • Check expiration dates on Passport, Drivers License, and Credit Cards
  • Inform bank/credit cards companies if you’re traveling abroad
  • Travel & Medical Insurance Documents
  • Health Documentation/Vaccination Card
  • Prescriptions in original packaging
  • Student ID Card/Frequent Flyer Card(s)
  • Reservations & Itineraries
  • Hotel/Tour Contact Info
  • Hotel Loyalty/Hostel Membership Card(s)
  • Transportation Tickets
  • Printed copies of Tickets/Passports/ Emergency Information
  • Email yourself a copy of a your passport, drivers license, medical cards & itinerary
  • Research local customs in order to be aware during your travels

Travel Gear

Everyday Basics

  • Lightweight, Moisture-Wicking, Easy Care Clothing (Consider bringing clothing with bug repellent or SPF protection properties)
  • Rain Jacket/Poncho/Umbrella
  • Outer Shell/Windbreaker/Fleece
  • Moisture-wicking Quick Dry Underwear
  • Moisture-wicking Wool Socks
  • Lightweight waterproof pants/shorts
  • Base Layers/Clothing for Layering
  • Flip flops for Showering & Travel
  • Camp Shoes/Travel Shoes
  • Waterproof Hiking Boots
  • Swimsuit (modesty based on region)
  • Water-resistant Insulated Gloves/Wool Beanie
  • Sun Hat with Brim
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Scarf/Bandana

Everyday Accessories

Toiletries

Travel Health

*Consult your health center or physician for help in planning your trip’s medication needs.

  • Travel Health Information
  • First Aid Kit (Bandages, Gauze, Adhesives, etc)
  • Personal Prescriptions (copies of scripts)
  • Pain & Fever Relievers/Thermometer
  • Children’s Strength Pain Relievers
  • Cold Medicines & Throat Lozenges
  • Diarrhea/Laxative Medicines
  • Allergy Medicines
  • Hydrocortisone Cream/Antibacterial Ointment
  • Multi-Vitamins
  • Sunscreen/Lip Balm with SPF
  • Sunburn Relief
  • Insect Repellent/Mosquito Net/Sting Reliever
  • Motion Sickness Pills/Bands
  • Hand Sanitizer/Wet Wipes
  • Glasses/Dry Eye Drops
  • Moleskin
  • Medicines & Vaccinations Specific to the Region/Activity
  • Oral Rehydration Salts
  • Energy Bars & Snacks

Home Checklist

  • Have post office hold mail
  • Stop newspaper delivery
  • Arrange care of pets, lawn & plants
  • Pre-pay bills
  • Prearrange school absences for children
  • Empty refrigerator
  • Unplug appliances
  • Turn off heater/air conditioner
  • Turn down water heater
  • Turn off washing machine taps
  • Lock all doors and windows
  • Set up timed light system
  • Store valuables in a safe place
  • Leave house key and trip itinerary with a trusted friend
  • Leave flight and hotel itineraries with a relative
  • Reconfirm/check-in online with airline

*If gone for more than 30 days check with homeowner’s insurance for specific directives

Download PDF Travel Checklist

Suggested Gear

Luggage & Packs

With styles, features, functions and sizes to fit any trip and traveler, we’ve got you covered from large rolling uprights and rolling duffels, to lightweight carry-ons, travel packs, gear bags, wheeled backpacks and more. Every type of of travel bag for any type of travel.

Rolling Luggage Travel Backpack Gear or Duffel Bag

 

Pack-It™ System

Maximize packing space while keeping wrinkles in check with folders, cubes and sacs. Keep dirty shoes away from clean clothes with shoe sacs and toiletries neat and organized with a toiletry kit. Organization has never been so easy.

Pack-It™ Folders – minimize wrinkles while organizing and compressing clothes

Pack-It™ Cubes – maximize packing space by rolling t-shirts, undergarments, workout clothes and accessories; multiple sizes offer versatility

Pack-It™ Shoe Sac – keep shoes away from clothes and shoes from scuffing

Pack-It™ Custom Travel Bottle Set – organize carry-on sized toiletries

Pack-It™ Compression Sacs – compress a bulky jacket or store dirty laundry. These sacs compresses up to 80 percent of clothing’s original size.

Necessities

Stay comfortable, secure and organized. Umbrellas, travel pillows, blankets, towels, and earplugs. Packable totes and daypacks. Luggage locks and ID tags. Money belts and neck wallets. ...Just a few of the travel necessities you’ll be glad you brought along.

Money Belt or other under-clothing security solution

Travel Lock or Luggage ID Tag

Electrical Adapters & Converters

Day Travelers™

Whether you’re a backpack kind of person or a shoulder bag/messenger bag soul at heart – you’ll be glad to have a everyday bag that’s comfortable, easy and functional. Traveling with a laptop? Try our Dane Brief, Conor Backpack or the Emerson Carry-All.

Backpack – Perfect for hands-free convenience and organization

Shoulder Bag – A small cross-body bag is great for the essentials and wearing it cross-body helps to secure your things.

Waistpack – Everything you need right at your fingertips