Travel Tips and Packing Lists

On The Mountain

An all-inclusive downloadable packing check list of what to bring with you to the mountains.

All Eagle Creek gear is specified with a diamond



  • 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 that you’re traveling abroad
  • Travel & Medical Insurance Documents
  • Health Documentation/Vaccination Card
  • Prescriptions in original packaging (and copies of prescriptions just in case)
  • Student ID Card and/or Frequent Flyer Cards
  • 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

Travel Gear

Everyday Basics

  • Lightweight, Easy Care Clothing
  • Rain Jacket/Poncho/Umbrella
  • Outer Shell (Jacket & Pants)/Windbreaker
  • Fleece/Down Jacket
  • Moisture-Wicking Quick Dry Underwear
  • Moisture-Wicking Wool Socks
  • Zip-off Lightweight Waterproof Pants
  • Base Layers/Clothes for Layering
  • Flip flops for Showering
  • Sandals/Water Shoes
  • Camp Shoes/Travel Shoes
  • High-Cut Waterproof Hiking Boots
  • Swimsuit (modesty based on region)
  • Brimmed Sun Hat & Sunglasses
  • Head Scarf/Bandana

Everyday Accessories

  • Maps, Phrase & Guide Books
  • Smart Phone, Tablet & Chargers
  • Travel Apps: Mapping & Distance Conversion
  • Camera/Video Camera, Memory Card & Charger
  • Music Player, Headphones & Charger
  • Water-resistant Wristwatch
  • Electrical Converters & Adapters
  • Travel Alarm
  • Travel Pillow/Blanket/Eye Shade/Ear Plugs
  • Travel Journal & Pen(s)
  • Address Book
  • Reading Material & Games (download to tablet)
  • Sewing Kit/Clothing Care Kit
  • Clothesline & Detergent
  • Duct Tape


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
  • Pain & Fever Relievers/Thermometer
  • Diarrhea/Laxative Medicines
  • Allergy Medicines
  • Antibacterial Ointment/ Hydrocortisone Cream
  • Cold Medicines & Throat Lozenges Multi-Vitamins
  • Sunscreen/Lip Balm with SPF
  • Sunburn Relief
  • Insect Repellent/Mosquito Net
  • Sting Reliever
  • Motion Sickness Pills/Bands
  • Hand Sanitizer/Wet Wipes
  • Moleskin
  • Medicines & Vaccinations
  • Oral Rehydration Salts
  • Energy Bars, Blocks & Electrolyte Water Tablets

Home Checklist

  • Reconfirm/check-in online with airline
  • Leave house key and trip itinerary with a trusted friend
  • Leave flight and hotel itineraries with a relative
  • Post Office to hold mail/stop newspaper
  • Arrange care of pets, lawn & plants Pre-pay bills
  • Prearrange school absences for children
  • Clean out 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

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

Download PDF Travel Checklist

Suggested Gear

Luggage & Packs

Considerations for a main bag can vary based on how long and where you’re going. Your method of transportation is as big a factor as is your itinerary:

A Wheeled Duffel is the perfect bag for a snow sport adventure. Check out Eagle Creek’s ORV Trunk and Gear Warrior for two of our favorite large gear bags. And with all that large open space, create organization using the Pack-It™ System.

A Switchback™ convertible backpack that can be carried as a backpack or rolling bag which gives

you maximum versatility. Plus it has a full-size zip-off daypack which could be perfect for the mountain or any other daylong excursion.

Pack-It™ System

The Pack-It™ System will help keep everything you need easily accessible.

Pack-It™ 2-Sided Cubes – compress clothes and maximize packing space by rolling clothes in a packing cube; multiple cube sizes offer versatility. Plus the two sided allows you to put wet/dirty on one side and clean/ dry on the other. Super versatile to keep you flexible.

Pack-It™ Gear Organizers – a Protect-It™ Cube to give you structured, padded protection for your gear and electronics, a Mud Box to store your bulkier items.

Pack-It™ Wallaby Toiletry Kit – just the right size.

Pack-It™ Compression Sacs – compress bulky items or store dirty laundry up to 80% of their original size.

Pack-It™ Sacs – tuck away all the little things that seem to get lost.

Pack-It™ Shoe Sac – keep dirty shoes away from clean clothes.


Stay well-rested and comfortable and keep your valuables away from greedy hands.

Travel Cable Lock

Neck Pillow, Eye Shade & Ear Plugs

Cat Nap Travel Blanket

Luggage ID Tags

Guide Books & Maps

Packable Duffel or Tote

Tip: Use Pack-ItTM Cubes or Sacs to organize daily essentials

Day Travelers™

Your day bag should be comfortable and organized. Think ahead to what you’ll want with you during the day, and choose a bag just your size.

Backpack – perfect for all-day boarding or hiking. If you’re sightseeing, check to make sure zippers are lockable to deter theft.

Shoulder Bag – a small cross-body bag is perfect for exploring new places and has the ability to tuck away inside your backpack if needed.

Waistpack – Everything you need right at your fingertips.