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guide on getting travel gear

Packing your bags is one of the last things you do before leaving for the airport, but don't underestimate how long it takes! Packing should in fact start a few weeks before you go. Why? Because there's always something you realise you need to take with you, and the night before you leave isn't the best time for that! Depending on the type of trip you're going on, there might be particular clothes, accessories and equipment that you need or would find useful. This guide should help you prepare your kit and realise what you need before it's too late!

Clothes and Accessories

We've put together a typical (unisex) list of what gear you ought to take for different climates, for camping/hostelling and for mountain trekking. And whilst you can buy suncream and earplugs at the airport, you're best avoiding the last minute panic and thinking in advance what you need to take. View our checklists here.

Already know what you need? Then find out where to buy it.

Travel Book Store

We've teamed up with Amazon to give you a quick-find catalogue of travel books you might need. There are categories for different parts of the world as well as inspirational books, language books, atlases and maps. Once you've found what you want, you can click through to make your purchase with Amazon. Click here to browse the store.