5 Amazon Finds I Used on my 5 Month Backpacking Trip

When I went backpacking for 5 months, there were some items that definitely made my travels easier. I ordered them from Amazon just before I left Sweden, and appreciated them so much! Here are 5 Amazon finds I used and why they were so good:

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Microfiber towel

A microfiber towel makes everything so much easier. I used it every day for 5 months, as a towel, at the beach, and also as a blanket. It came in handy during long layovers or on flights where the temperature was colder. Just overall amazing, and doesn’t take up a lot of space in your luggage!



This is something most people don’t think about when packing. Carabiners are perfect for backpacking as you can put them on the outside of your backpack and attach things, like a wet bikini or even your shoes! It saved me a lot of space and eased my packing.


Makeup eraser towel

A makeup eraser towel is one of the BEST things you can bring if you’re someone who wears makeup. You no longer need to bring cotton pads or liquid makeup remover because this towel only requires water for your makeup to come off.


Packing cubes

This is a no-brainer! Packing cubes help you stay organized, maximize space and saves you so much time and effort. Nothing else I need to say!


Neck pillow

I bought a neck pillow like this one and it was such a help. Saved me some neck pain and uncomfortable sleeping positions on planes and worked as a pillow when the hostel dorm pillow wasn’t enough. I loved it as I could attach it to the outside of the backpack which meant I could easily bring it with me despite the lack of space!