Affiliate Disclosure

Our audience supports The Packable Life by using the affiliate links in our articles to discover & purchase high-quality hiking, backpacking, and travel products. Your use of those links may earn us a small commission. Thanks!

Vital Funding

We do not accept paid ads or sponsorships, nor do we have deep-pocket investors. We pay as we go and have significantly grown our operating budget since 2018, thanks to our loyal readers. Thank you!

The commissions we receive from affiliate links pay for our website operations and testing expenses. We use those funds to maintain and grow our community of outdoor enthusiasts.

At No Cost to You

You’ll never pay more by buying through our affiliate links; the price of products or services remains the same, and you retain any discounts, promotions, or special offers you’re due.

The commissions we earn (typically 3%-10%) are paid solely by the affiliate program or merchant. It’s their way of thanking us for introducing customers to their products or services.

Editorial Independence

We only recommend products and services that we use or would consider using ourselves. Our recommendations are the result of thorough research, real-world testing, feedback from our community, and personal experience.

We don’t work for or represent the brands we put in front of you. We prefer to use our own money to buy test gear, but also accept free review samples from manufacturers. Either way, our editorial process demands in-depth, honest, and unbiased reviews. ‘Free’ will not sway us.

Our Affiliate Partners

Our affiliate marketing partners include the gear manufacturing brands, their retailers, and the technology providers that connect everyone.

We choose manufacturing partners based on their brand reputation, value, and our positive personal experiences. We also include smaller, independent brands that offer innovation and value to our readers.

Our current travel and outdoors brand partners include, but aren’t limited to, Patagonia, Outdoor Research, Zpacks, Hyperlite Mountain Gear, Garage Grown Gear, Trusted Housesitters, Darn Tough, GORUCK, Feathered Friends, and Snow Peak.

We also partner with retail businesses like Amazon, REI, Backcountry, and Moosejaw. Our technology partners include SiteGround, GeneratePress, and Grammarly.

Your Support Makes It Happen

By using our affiliate links to make purchases, you’re supporting The Packable Life and its mission to promote backpacking, travel, and minimalist lifestyles. We’re grateful for your support and glad you’ve joined us around the campfire.

Questions about our affiliate marketing? Please contact us to get answers. We want to earn your trust while making your time here both informative and enjoyable.