Gear Geek: Travel-Ready Snacks

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Gear Geek: Travel-Ready Snacks

Forget those flavorless, tough, cardboard energy bars that haunt your memories. The new breed of travel- and trail-friendly snacks bring all-natural flavor to the fore, with edibles that reject processed sugar and lean heavily into high-quality ingredients for serious staying power. From surviving a long-haul flight to dodging the candy isles on your next road trip, here are seven snacks that deliver.

1. Patagonia Provisions, $10 and up; 2. Frontier Bites, $5; 3. Made in Nature, $7; 4. Kuju Coffee, $25 for a ten-pack; 5. Go Cubes, $13 for 6 4-Packs; 6. Chapul Bars, $36 per Box; 7. Probar, $42 for a 12-Pack.

Main photo: Michael Bentley, CC-BY

Nathan Borchelt is a gear-obsessed travel writer and adventurer whose collection of shoes, backpacks, jackets, bags, and other “essential” detritus has long-outgrown his one-bedroom apartment (and his wife’s patience).