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I reckon it’s a good idea to list all the things that I use on a daily/frequent basis. This master list compiles all the best things a ‘digital nomad’ should own.
This condensed digital nomad gearlist is a summary to keep things easy and sweet. The extended information can be found on my Best Digital Nomad gearlist article.
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Table of Contents
These are all the little bits and pieces I wear. The vast majority of which is thrifted of purchased secondhand, with the exception for some things like socks and underwear, of course.
- Random merino wool sweaters and shirts thrifted/second hand.
- Icebreaker Merino underwear – Merino wool underwear is a game changer. Trust me.
- Icebreaker Descender merino hoody – Expensive but literally best hoody ever made.
- Icebreaker merino shirts – Anti-stink, warm, dries fast – perfect for adventures.
Merino wool socks
- Icebreaker, Darn Tough, Smartwool merino wool socks – Absolute game changers
- Icebreaker Shifter Merino wool jogger pants – fragile but great for campsite and lounging.
- Arc’Teryx Gamma SL pants – lightweight windpants which dry fast.
- Icebreaker Merino wool shorts – Tough and warm
- Decathlon Quechua 100 zip-off pants – cheap and beatable
- Arc’Teryx Atom LT jacket
- Salewa Gore-Tex jacket
- Merino wool Buff
- Random mechanics gloves from home improvement stores
- Sealskinz All-Weather gloves (Merino wool)
- Vivobarefoot Magna Trail barefoot shoes – See my Vivobarefoot Magna Trail review here or my Magna Trail review video here!
- Vivobarefoot Primus Trail barefoot shoes – Hit up the Vivobarefoot Primus Trail review here or the Primus Trail review video here!
- Vivobarefoot ESC tempest barefoot shoes
- DIY barefoot leather sandals – Tarahumara-inspired running sandals
- Random thrifted climbing shoes
- Barefoot 😉
- Ticket to the Moon king size hammock – I freaking love this size hammock and can sleep two people if you guys are willing enough! Ticket To The Moon discount code : TTTM-James0548
- Little Shop of Hammocks 15f custom down underquilt – 900fp. See my Little Shop of Hammocks underquilt review here!
- Ticket To The Moon Lightest Tarp – Amazing 400g tarp, with a Bushmen.pl 3 x 3 thermo tarp as backup.
- Naturehike 800FP envelope-style top quilt/sleeping bag – See my Naturehike 800fp down sleeping bag review here!
- Decathlon travel pillow
- Titanium tactical spork
- Medkit & emergency supplies
Backpacks and storage
I travel with the large 40L backpack which always fits in the carry-on section for most airlines without a problem, is very comfortable, and easy to take around. The handheld bag I use is a simple black mesh bag
- Jaylife13 Sensu 40L waterproof backpack – Check out my Jaylife13 Sensu backpack video review here!
- Bagaboo chef backpack
- Ticket To The Moon 25L ultralight backpack (only 178g and super strong)
- Ticket To The Moon 40L anything bags (55g and 40L capacity!)
- Garmin Virb 360 camera
- iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12 mini
- Macbook Air M1
- DaVinci resolve
- Edge browser + DuckDuckGo
Speakers and audio:
- Minirig 3 speakers – Check out my Minirig 3 speaker review here!
- Minirig Subwoofer 3 – Hit up the Minirig 3 subwoofer review here!
- Plunge Audio performer edition CIEMs
- Fiio UTSW2 bluetooth earhooks
- Sony ICD TX-650 audio recorder
- Nitecore F2 18650 battery bank
- 6 * Sony VCT5 18650 batteries
- Nitecore HC65 headlamp (18650 batteries)
- Romet Mustang M7, 2019. Shimano SLX 2×11 drivetrain
- Continental Race King Protection tires, tubeless setup
- Brooks Flyer leather saddle
- Baskets front and back (80L capacity)
- Stamp! polycarbonate pedals
- ABUS Bordo 5900 lock and Kryptonite Evolution locks
- DT Swiss CR1600 wheels
- SKS top tube pouch
- A bunch of dry herb vaporizers 😉
Applications and sites
These are some of the best applications and sites I’ve come across. These are excellent for a healthy mind, adventures, food sharing, and so forth!
- Transferwise.com – TransferWise referral code: https://transferwise.com/invite/u/jamesc1224
- Urban Sports Club (Urban Sports Club referral code: JC24937)
- Local classifieds app (Kijiji, ebay-kleinenzeigen, dba.dk, etc)
- For webhosting I use Namecheap shared hosting (Here’s an affiliated link for 50% off 2 years of Shared Hosting!
Edit: I’ve now moved over to Veerotech shared hosting – better speeds, great customer support, and only like $8/mo. Affiliate link here
That’s all the best digital nomad stuff!
That’s basically my entire life setup in one post! I’ve tried to minimize the amount of space and stuff I use. I found all these items to be highly functional and to improve my life significantly. Costs are pretty minimal and allow for adventure to almost any biome and atmosphere in the world with minimal weight, cost, and maximal effectiveness.
Hope this list of the best things for a digital nomad helped out 🙂