• Matt B

11 Best Travel Gear Essentials for Digital Nomads in 2022: From Clothing to Electronics

Updated: Jul 30



Digital nomads refer to those who work from remote locations, such as hotels, coffee shops, and other public spaces. These nomads are digital nomads for a reason: they like working from remote locations. There are a lot of benefits to digital nomadism, such as flexible working hours and the opportunity to explore new parts of the world. However, it comes with its risks as well. Being a digital nomad means you have to have the right gear to make your stay as comfortable as possible. There are a lot of different things you need to keep in mind when you’re a digital nomad. You need the right clothing, electronics, and more to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Here’s a list of all the travel gear essential you should have to travel as a digital nomad.


Table of Contents

  1. Packable Backpack

  2. Reliable Luggage

  3. Sleep Mask

  4. Travel Pillow

  5. Packing Cubes

  6. Water and Wind Resistant Jacket

  7. Wrinkle Release Spray

  8. Power Plug Adapter

  9. Noise Canceling Headphones

  10. Camera for Vlogging

  11. Drone for Content Creation


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1. Packable Backpack


At some point, every traveler needs a backpack, but often you don't need it for every moment of your travel. I recommend the Venture Pal Ultralight Packable Backpack. It is foldable into a pouch when you don't need it making it a great compact accessory to bring with you on every trip.


2. Reliable Luggage

I have always been a fan of Samsonite and have taken their bags through over 50 countries and 5 continents and they have never disappointed me. I recommend the Samsonite Winfield 2 Hardside with Spinner Wheels, 2-piece set so you can have both a carry-on and checked bag.


3. Sleep Mask

A comfortable sleep mask is often the goal of most travelers, but what they often end up with is something much less desirable. A sleep mask must allow for Rapid Eye Movement or REM for you to be able to wear it comfortably. I highly recommend the MZOO Sleep Mask.


4. Travel Pillow

Finding the right travel pillow can be like finding your soulmate. It takes time and a lot of dating before you find the right one. I personally love the Cabeau Evolution S3 Travel Pillow. It's a cozy memory foam pillow that will let you snooze on the longest of flights, train rides, or wherever your travels take you.


5. Packing Cubes

There are a lot of choices out there for packing cubes, but I have found that BAGAIL offers the best for both quality and price. I recommend their 6 Set Packing Cubes. The set includes 3 Different Sizes.


6. Water and Wind Resistant Jacket

I personally think that Helly Hansen makes the best jackets for all types of environments plus they look sleek and classy. I recommend the Helly Hansen Crew Midlayer Jacket for both warmth, water resistance, and wind resistance. You can check out the Men's Jacket here and the Women's Jacket here.


7. Wrinkle Release Spray

Let's face it. At some point, your clothes are going to get wrinkled while traveling. That is why I highly recommend you bring along a few travel-size bottles of Downy Wrinkle Releaser. I can't tell you the number of times this product has saved me from my clothes looking rough on travel days.


8. Power Plug Adapter

At some point or probably every point on your itinerary, you are going to need a converter or power plug adapter. I recommend the Power Plug Adapter from SublimeWare.


9. Noise Canceling Headphones

The absolute best noise-canceling headphones that I have ever come across are the Sony WH 1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones. They are adaptable to how much sound you want to let it or not at all. It is an incredible product and a must-have for any traveler.


10. Camera for Vlogging

I recommend the DJI Pocket 2 for vlogging for a wide range of features as well as its compactness. It has a built-in gimbal, 4K video camera as well as the ability to take pictures with great clarity. I have had one for quite a while and absolutely love it.


We also have an article dedicated to the best underwater cameras for snorkeling, if you are looking to do any water activities in your travels.


11. Drone for Content Creation

I recommend the DJI Mini for getting the best aerial footage as well as being able to travel with you in a compact way. If you are going to be vlogging, you need some aerial footage and although sites like Storyblocks are great for getting royalty-free footage, you will still need to produce some of your own footage to tell your complete story and that is where the DJI Mini comes into play. Also, it's a lot of fun to fly even when you are not taking video shots.


Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links and we may earn a small commission, at no extra cost to you. However, this does not impact our reviews and comparisons. We try our best to keep things fair and balanced, in order to help you make the best choice for yourself.


Conclusion

Becoming a digital nomad is a rewarding experience, but it’s also risky. You need to know the risks and be prepared for them. You also need to have the right gear to make your stay as comfortable as possible. You might also want to check out our article on the best hybrid bikes under $500. With these tips and a few key travel items, you can make your nomadism as safe and productive as possible. Above all, remember to have fun while you're traveling. Digital nomads are often called on to travel a lot, so enjoy the experience while it lasts.


Matthew Bates is currently a full-time writer and digital nomad. Matthew started working as a middle school teacher before transitioning into a successful sales career. As a world travel enthusiast, Matthew credits the exciting real-life experiences of traveling and learning from other cultures as the inspiration for his writings.


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