Travel Gear: My Backpack, Electronics, Photo & Clothing

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Updated August 30, 2017 / João Leitão / 21 Comments / / Reading time 3 minutes
Travel Gear: My Backpack, Electronics, Photo & Clothing

Travel Gear: My Backpack, Electronics, Photo & Clothing

People often ask me about what travel gear I carry. As an extremely practical person, travel gear does play an important role in my life.

Nowadays, most of the stuff I carry along has been thoroughly chosen over the years in order to suit my travel style. My main worry is to travel light.

ℹ️ Quick info and tips:

  • I only travel with carry-on baggage (the one taken inside the airplane).
  • I never carry more than 7kg / 15 lbs.
  • I never carry the same things. I often adapt to the place and weather conditions.
  • I only wear clothes or shoes made with tough and durable materials.
  • The gear I carry may not work for everyone since it’s adapted to my own personal experience. Nevertheless, maybe you can get some interesting ideas.
  • During some travels, I do not carry my computer.

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⚒ My Travel Gear

💻 Electronic gear:

Samsung Series 5 ULTRA slim Laptop
✅ Samsung Series 5 ULTRA slim Laptop PC

📱 Why I have a Samsung S7?

I love the camera quality of the S7. Supposedly it has the best cell phone camera on the market. Many of my recent blog posts were actually fully made with pics taken with this phone. Check out: Visit Dhaka and Visit Taj Mahal. It is waterproof with a 12MP rear camera with dual-pixel, Quad HD super AMOLED display, storage expandable up to 256GB and a 3600 mAh battery.

📹 Samsung Galaxy S7 4K Ultra HD Video Sample:

Go Travel Worldwide Adapter & USB
✅ Go Travel Worldwide Adapter & USB
PowerBank SMART 20000 mAh
✅ PowerBank SMART 20000 mAh

📷 Photo gear:

📹 Sony A6300 Camera:

3.7V 2900mAh NP-BX1 Li-ion Battery
✅ 3.7V 2900mAh NP-BX1 Li-ion Battery

📹 Sony RX100 III Camera:

Sandisk SD 128GB Micro SD Card
✅ Sandisk SD 128GB Micro SD Card
Sandisk SD 40MB/s 32GB Micro SD Card
✅ Sandisk SD 32GB Micro SD Card
Sandisk SD 128GB Micro SD Card
✅ Sandisk SD 128GB 4K Micro SD Card
Newell 7.2V 1080mAh NP-FW50 Li-ion Battery
✅ Newell 7.2V 1080mAh NP-FW50 Li-ion Battery

🎒 Packing gear:

Case Logic Canvas Backpack 50 x 20 x 30 cm = 30 Liters (19.6 x 7.8 x 11.8 in)
✅ Case Logic Backpack 30 Liters
Thule Gauntlet 15" all-weather use Sleeve
✅ Thule Gauntlet 15″ all-weather use Sleeve
Storage Pouch Black
✅ Storage Pouch Black


My backpack CASE LOGIC® finally gave up after many years on the road. I’m now testing GOBAG and MINAAL awesome backpacks.

gobag travelvsminaal carry on bag travel

NOTE: These backpacks were sent by the companies GOBAG® and MINAAL® on sponsor mode. I’m “test-driving” them. Soon, I will have a review article with a personal comment on both bags. Check out for updates on my Facebook page!

Modern nomad in Sahara with @wearegobag gear #travel #packsmallthinkbig Nómada moderno com uma mochila @wearegobag no deserto de #Marrocos

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I already took the GOBAG to the Sahara Desert to give it a proper “test-drive”.

My GOBAG REVIEW in Sahara Desert - Morocco

My GOBAG REVIEW in Sahara Desert – Morocco

👖 Clothing gear:

NOTE: The boots from LEMS SHOES that I travel with, were sent to me on sponsor mode. I tested them, and now they make part of my travel gear.

📹 Lems boots down Fogo Volcano:

My boots in action running down an active volcano in West Africa.

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Nice information,keep up the good work


Is the Thule Gauntlet 15″ all-weather use Sleeve a good cover for the laptop, João?
I’m looking for something similar that won’t be just a piece of material, but would give an actual protection to the laptop inside.


As a newer travel blogger, basically saving this post as a must-have for our gear. Great post!


Thanks Justin I’m glad this page was useful for your traveling. Enjoy your trips and please stay in touch!


Wow, I think I would never be able to travel with just 7 kilos 🙂 I’m around 13 kg and quite happy with it. Only my camping gear and electronics weight more than your whole backpack!


Haha well, that is indeed a problem. My ultimate weight I would say is very close to yours, 12kg would be the maximum. Some airlines don’t allow more than 7kg at the moment so I do try to keep it light. Although, for example on my previous trip to Istanbul, I had 12 kg exactly! 🙂 thank you for your feedback, Davide! happy travels and greetings all the way from Poland!


Hi João,

I have a DSLR but I think I’m on the verge of doing what you did: giving it up. I always travel with only one luggage and the camera is making everything more difficult. I bought a very good Nikon point-and-shoot and I guess I’ll be using only that from now on. of course the pictures are not the same, but I guess the difference is not that big anymore.


What a great tips! Thank you for sharing such great information. Very inspirational!


Thanks, Rohit I appreciate and take into consideration your kind words. Enjoy your weekend.


Sweet pack list! Do the Lems have good support?


I do think they do actually. And the shoes are ultra light and super comfortable as they adapt to your foot natural finger shape. Great to have them.


We had Sony RX100 as well and absolutely loved its compacity/quality. The latest version seems quite imrpessive as well, more particularly the 1000 fps videos))


Indeed Denis. I couldn’t agree that the Sony RX100 is an amazing camera. I just recently bought a Sony A6300 and so far so good. What kind of camera do you have now? Thanks for commenting.


Do you have a backup phone? With all of the publicity about Samsung S7 phones, you need another phone just in case. Please save your photos and videos as well!


I don’t think there is any issue with Samsung S7 as it is currently the top cell phone in the market for many reasons. The problem was with the ST Note not S7 or S7 Edge. So I guess I’m very well served. But thank you for your concern! What kind of cell phone do you have? happy travels.


Nice travel gear. We also chose to go with the Sony RX100 over the DSLR, because as you said, it does just fine for what we need and weighs nothing compared to DSLRs!


Hey Ben! thank you again for your feedback. Indeed RX100 is pretty much enough for my needs. Also, its quality is in fact very good. BYE!


Hi Joao, I still carry a Nikon 3500 DSLR when I travel, didn’t know anything about photography when I bought it. But I’m saving for a GoPro Hero 5.

I might check out that RX 100 camera after reading this post though. I hope the price difference isn’t too big.


Hey John, Yes I’m also saving to get a GoPro very soon. Did you manage to get one already? Can you give me some feedback on it? Thanks


Hey Joao! I was just wondering what you think about traveling with a DSLR vs. the camera you use. I am just wondering why you chose the camera you did instead of a mirrorless alternative or a traditional DSLR? Also, I am a huge believer in minimalist shoes, but when it comes to boots do you find that sacrificing support for flexibility causes issues foot fatigue?

-Lucas Eytchison


Hey there Lucas. thank you for your comment. I traveled 10 years with an DSLR, either a Canon EOS1 or a EOS450. I decided that never again, I will travel with tons of equipment… it’s just nonsense for my present travel style. RX 100 has good quality. Enough for my needs. Also i presently got a S7 phone, so many of the pictures on this website are actually made with it. About shoes, those minimalist shoes are quite comfortable. I often walk 15 – 25 km per day while on the road. I feel great.


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