– Budget doesn't have to mean bad, as long as you're mindfulof what you're buying, Budget travel accessoriescan still ber versatile, functional, and durable.
All while saving you a tonof money in the process.
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Here at Pack Hacker, we tendto focus on high quality gear.
But there are a few instances where buying budget just makes sense.
And if you can afford it, however, we'd still suggest mix and matching some budget travel gear witha few investment pieces.
We've tried and tested every one of these budget travel accessories across different countries and continents.
Some for even a few years now.
And all of these items are featured on our budget packing listover on packhacker.
There you'll find all ofthe best budget travel gear you need for your next trip.
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So without further ado, let's get into it.
(upbeat music) First up, we have thesepackable bags from Quechua.
This ten liter backpack, and this sling/waistpack.
As you can see, they are incredibly small.
So let's open up and seewhat's going on inside.
Now, as we start off with the backpack, Rebecca here on the team hasactually used this backpack, not this same one, it wasin a different colorway, for over a year of travel around Asia.
And, even though there's afew loose threads in hers now, it's actually still holding up.
Now, it's a simple, no-thrills bag that's just handy for when youneed to take out and about.
If you wanna take a jacket out you can throw it in this bag.
And as you saw, it's so incredibly small that if you pack this within your larger, main bag, it really doesn'ttake up any room at all.
Now, moving on to this thing here, we are really digging it.
Now this is a waistpack thatcan also be worn as a sling.
And we really appreciate that versatility for such a budget item.
We found the organizationinside to be really useful.
As you can see, there's evena little zippered compartment at the back here.
There's just a lot of room in the middle.
And also the bag that it packs up into can be used as a little place.
We put coins in there before, which has been really handy.
And believe it or not, both of these bags are available for under $10.
Now we can't guaranteethat they're gonna last as long as the one that Rebecca had traveling Asia for over a year, visiting all these different countries, and just showing, you know, a few loose threads after that time.
But they're definitelyincredible bang for your buck.
Now they're available ina few different colorways, and we'd recommend just picking out whatever one suits your style the most.
(upbeat music) Moving on, we thinkthere's a very good chance that you know someone, orat least have seen someone that has this Casio F91W digital watch.
It's so incredibly popular, that they startedmanufacturing it in 1989.
And believe it or not, it'sstill in production today with the exact same design.
When you're on the road, knowing the time is always so important.
Whether you've got to catch a flight, knowing what time your bus leaves, or what time you can check in or check out of your Airbnb.
Now you can always use the phone that's in your pocket to check the time, but there's just something we love about having a specificwatch on your wrist.
And this Casio watch reallyis a timeless classic.
It's lightweight, water-resistant, and available for a surprisinglylow cost, around $10.
(upbeat music) Unless you enjoy sittingon an airplane ride listening to crying babies, you're gonna want some headphones.
Now there really aresome amazing headphones and wireless earbuds outthere in the world today.
But if you're on a budget, it's going to be tough to beat these Panasonic ErgoFit Earbuds, which can be picked up for under $10.
Now, these things aren't gonna satisfy any of your audiophiles outthere, but they're easy to use and you can listen to music with them.
Which for this price isreally all you can ask for.
(upbeat music) Now, if you're on a real tight budget, you can probably forego atablet and just use your phone.
But being able to loseyourself in a good film or book on a seven inch screen, especially when you're on an eight hour bus rideis probably priceless.
And for its price, theAmazon Fire 7 tablet is by far one of the most versatile and reliable tabletsavailable on the market.
We've put ours to thetest over three years, across 20 plus countries, and it's still holding up remarkably.
We'd highly recommend gettingsomething like Netflix, and downloading a few movies and TV shows so you can watch themoffline on this tablet.
I've personally been onan eight hour plane ride where my entertainment system didn't work.
And because I had some TVshows saved on this thing, it was a real lifesaver.
Now, at the time of this video it's $50, but Amazon frequently holds sales where you can nab it for less.
(upbeat music) If you've ever tried to hold your phone or your tablet on a plane or train ride while watching a film, youknow it's not very fun.
The Night Ize QuickStand isthe size of a credit card, meaning you can keep it in your wallet like any other card that you travel with.
And it allows you to stand up your device just about anywhere in the world.
So you just poke that thing up, and you've got this little thing so you can rest it onthe back and lock it in, and there we go.
And I'll show you withthe Amazon Fire 7 tablet, you just lift that up andit slots in like that, and there we go.
This'll work with any phone, and it works really wellwith this tablet as well.
Seriously, this thing is so small, but the benefits are so big.
So much so in fact, that I'vepersonally traveled with it for over three years now.
And it's available for around $10.
(upbeat music) Next up, a super budgetbuy from AmazonBasics.
A brand that we've hadsurprisingly good experiences with.
In fact, their Slim CarryOn Travel Backpack Weekender made our pick as the main bagfor our budget packing list.
Link in the description below.
This RFID travel passport wallet organizer is large enough to hold multiplecards, some spare coins, which is what we found this little mesh zipper pocket useful for.
A pen in the middle here.
Your boarding pass either at the back or there's a little sleeve here as well.
Some extra cash, which is what we found this little zippered compartment good for because we just put someemergency cash in there.
Hopefully you won't need it, but it's good to have just in case.
And finally, of course, your passport as well, which we found can fit in here.
And we've put it in this one as well.
Now, it's not the mostbeautiful looking wallet, but it does the job.
And picking this thing up for around $10 is worth a good look.
(upbeat music) It's always a good idea tohave a few pouches on hand to organize gear inside your bag.
And you're likely not gonna be able to find a better deal than these KNALLBÅGE accessory bags from IKEA.
Unbelievably, they come as a set of three, and they're available for $3.
That's for all three of them.
IKEA will sometimeschange up their products, but they'll likely always dosomething similar to these.
So if you're in needfor some accessory bags while you're on the road, definitely check them out.
We must, however, give an honorary mention to Ziploc Bags here.
They're a fantastic budget hack.
And because they're availablein a wide range of sizes, you can use them for you toiletries, even as packing cubes, andpretty much anything else.
(upbeat music) Finally, we've got a fewtravel accessories from Muji, a budget, Japanese brandthat has always impressed whenever we've tested any of their gear.
First up, we have this hairbrush, as you can see here, folds in half.
And also, this folding travelcomb, as you can see here.
Now these are great space savers, and considering their build, they're surprisingly sturdy.
Next we have these earplugs, which come in a very handy case that will save them from getting damaged or just dirty in general.
Some people will struggleto get earplugs to stay in.
Other people can't sleepon a plane without them.
And one thing we're all agreed on, is that for the price you can'tgo wrong with these things.
Now we have the portable sewing set, which is incredibly small and compact.
A sewing set can saveyou some cold, hard cash.
Seriously, if you rip a piece of clothing, or the stitching starts to come away, some quick sewing can save you from having to replace that last item.
Lastly, we have this S-shape travel hook, which kind of reminds us alittle bit of a hero clip.
Which if you haven't already, make sure to check out our full review of.
Now you don't need one of these things, but they can come in prettyuseful for the price.
You can use this S-shape hook to attach items to theoutside of your bag, like a water bottle or a wet towel, or to hang up the bag insteadof resting it on the floor.
So there you have it, some awesome budget travel accessories.
As ever, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below, as well as any of your own suggestions.
If you enjoyed this video, then we're pretty confident that you're gonna dig ourfull budget packing list over on packhacker.
So make sure to check that out.
Link in the description below.
And don't forget, the cheapestbudget travel accessories are possibly the ones you already own.
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