Is the above scene at all common in your world? Gear, kids and dogs everywhere? Total chaos in every direction you look? Spoiler alert: it happens to the best of us!
I love traveling – on land by foot and bike (and any vehicle, for that matter), on water by raft, kayak or skiff, and by air. And whether I’m heading out on a family day trip, overnight bikepacking adventure, weekend camping trip or a weeks-long fire assignment, I like to have my gear well-organized and secure.
If you need simple organization, watertight options, or road tripping gear organization and storage, we’ve been loving these organization optimizers this season! Check ‘em out…
Matador Waterproof Pill Canister
Our smallest gear organizer, this thing is still quite mighty. Waterproof and airtight, the Matador Waterproof Pill Canister keeps our multivitamins and medications safe, secure and at the ready on any adventure. The aluminum shell is crush-proof and the push-bottom/top pull tab makes it easy to open and close on the run through airports or at the end of the day in camp.
Sea to Summit Garment Mesh Bags
Shirts with shirts, pants with pants, socks and base layers with…you get the picture. Sea to Summit Garment Mesh Bags comes in three size options (4L, 8L, 11L). They are super light, easy to use, feature a sturdy zipper, and they pack flat when empty. We used these bags on a week-long fly fishing trip to Mexico, overnights to bike races across the Southwest and weekend hot springing trips.
SealLine Dry Bags
Dry bags are a must-have multi-use piece of gear for any adventure. Bikepacking? Yep. Backpacking? Yep. Paddling destinations? Better believe it. Fly fishing adventures? You betcha! We think you get the point. Keeping your gear dry means you can stay comfortable. Available in standard roll-top drybag and compression dry bag options, the SealLineBlocker Dry Sack and SealLine Blocker Compression Sack have been our go-to this year for any gear we need to keep dry from spare clothes to sleeping bags.
Mountainsmith Cycling Cube
Have you ever wanted all of your cycling gear in one place? Your helmet, spare socks and gloves, biking shoes, snacks and endurance fuels, extra layers…? The Mountainsmith Cycling Cube features 3 ready-to-load internal compartments with shoes and clothes divider, multiple organizer pockets for tools, food and accessories and padded eyewear pocket as well as an outer zipper-equipped mesh pocket and a padded handle for easy hauling. It has been our go-to for everything from race weekends to daily grab-and-go storage.
Fishe Mt. Cutty Dual Dopp Kit
Function and fun, the Fishe Mt. Cutty Dual Dopp Kit is a multipurpose zipper storage bag unlike any other. Known for their unique fish and nature-inspired designs, Fishe makes gear that can handle outdoorswomen in nearly any situation on and off the water. The Dual Dopp Kit is 4.5L and can hold your overnighter necessities, 4+ fly fishing reels or any other odds and ends needed on your next outing. The zippers are rugged and handle being fully loaded and the fabric is abrasive-resistant (and beautiful, we might add) – a perfect combination.
Yeti LoadOut GoBox
Are you ready to load ALL. THE. THINGS?! We’ve been using the YETI LoadOut GoBox for over a year and couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Just as rugged as any of their coolers, the GoBox has handled everything we’ve thrown at it. Fully waterproof and insanely rugged, we’ve trusted this storage box with everything from camera equipment to road trip necessities to fishing, cycling and ski tools and gear. And the included accessories (Divider, Caddy & Pack Attic) give additional internal organization options for fine-tuning storage.