Travel is on, and the team at Matador is ready to get back on the move. Admittedly, we’re a little rusty. Where is that tattered old passport, and why is there travel gear scattered across the garage?

Peak Design appears to have planned for such disarray. Their new line of carry-on travel gear is built to alleviate the common misplacing that would otherwise be inevitable as the world works back towards its travel routine. We’ve particularly come to love their new travel backpack, packing cubes, and wash pouch. In an ultimate win-win, the brand makes carbon-neutral travel gear — so you’re doing the planet a solid with your purchase as well. We’ve linked to each here through REI, so you can even add to your membership dividend while optimizing your travel setup.

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Peak Design Travel Backpack 45L

What we love about Peak Design is their firm understanding that no two trips are the same. This carry-on-sized travel backpack packs a ton of stuff while still saving the hassle of waiting in line to check a bag. In its 45 liters, you can easily fit enough rolled clothes for a week on the road along with toiletries, remote work gear, and the little things that vary from trip to trip. The Peak Design Travel Backpack is also lined with both internal and external pockets to store everything from your water bottle and coffee mug to the books and journal you’ll want to grab while on the plane. We’ve yet to find a more convenient travel backpack on the market.

Price: $299.95

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Peak Design Packing Cubes for optimized organization

Of course, packing all that stuff in a carry-on backpack requires a firm grasp of optimized packing skills. This includes packing cubes that keep your clothes and other valuables organized so you know exactly where everything is, and can easily grab what you need when the time comes. What separates these Peak Design packing cubes from others on the market is that they are compressible. Expand or contract them to your needs, saving even more space on quick trips when you don’t need to bring as much. The Peak Design packing cubes are sized for the Peak Design travel backpacks but can fit comfortably in any suitcase or pack.

Price: $29.95

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Peak Design Wash Pouch for toiletries and small items

No travel setup is complete without a good wash pouch. Fortunately, gone are the days when TSA required a clear plastic toiletry pouch to get through security without answering questions. We’ve loved settling into the Peak Design Wash Pouch. It unzips to provide easy viewing and access to everything from deodorant to skin care, and should a bit of toothpaste become smeared on its inside, the pouch easily turns inside-out for cleaning. The Peak Design Wash Pouch even comes with designated toothbrush and razor pockets. You’ll never leave either behind in a hotel bathroom again.

Price: $59.95

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