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Hiking light

Hiking light

We’ve talked before about how packing light can enable spontaneous adventure when traveling. One perfect example is hiking. In Australia and New Zealand we think of hiking (or tramping for you Kiwis) as trudging through the bush and camping under the stars. But...
Charge with a short cable

Charge with a short cable

Lightweight travelers are often away from power outlets for extended periods of time and hence rely on power banks to keep our phones and gadgets charged. A little known hack to maximise the efficiency of your power bank is to use a short, good quality cable. All...
Beware of charging your devices in public places

Beware of charging your devices in public places

When you’re travelling on-the-go in the age of being ‘tethered to our technology’, you need to be sure that you’ve got your devices charged for a day of adventure. However, if your phone battery is low and you desperately need it to navigate around town, it can...
Is USB-C the one cable to rule them all?

Is USB-C the one cable to rule them all?

Is travelling with one cable finally possible? It looks like one-bag travellers may be in luck. The trusty USB – the workhorse port used in everything from phones to cars – is about to get even more useful. We’re talking about USB-C, potentially the holy grail of...
5 Reasons to only pack USB-chargeable devices

5 Reasons to only pack USB-chargeable devices

One-bag travellers are constantly trying to find life hacks to make their journey a little easier. Whether that’s tracking down the best lightweight version of a sleeping bag, to learning new methods of clothes folding to maximize space, you can bet we’re always...
5 gadgets for lightweight travelling

5 gadgets for lightweight travelling

We’re serious about lightweight travel here at Below7. We’ve spent years perfecting travelling with just one-bag, and we’ve made some great discoveries along the way. When it comes to staying below the 7kgs carry-on limit, every gram we save counts. We’ve got 5 tricks...