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How to Pack for Rio ahead of the 2016 Olympics

With the Rio 2016 Olympics fast approaching, Australian travellers are making the trek to the Brazilian capital, to see their favourite athletes take to the world stage in hope of taking home gold.

With the Rio 2016 Olympics fast approaching, Australian travellers are making the trek to the Brazilian capital, to see their favourite athletes take to the world stage in hope of taking home gold.

Regardless of what happens on the track, pitch or pool, there’s a way to ensure that you’re the smoothest, fastest and slickest from check-in to stadium says Kathmandu Product and Training expert Daan Dijkstra.

“With a range of activities on the cards, no one goes overseas hoping to look like a tourist,” says Daan, “meaning that you, your pack and your gear will need to adapt, often to multiple climates and terrains.”

“The key to travelling to a new country, with a different culture is to pack smart, but pack light.”

Daan gives us the rundown on the 7 tips and ticks to help you pack for your trip to Rio.

 

Get the right bag

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Your pack is the most important accessory to your travel plans. A poor choice here can mean pain, tears, and quite likely a sub-par travel experience. You have to get it right.

A hybrid pack, one that can transform from a wheeled trolley bag into a backpack and back, makes sense for the long journey to Rio.

Something that you can wheel through the airport with ease, but sling on your back when you arrive in Rio, so that you can manoeuvre through the crowds with ease. Try Kathmandu’s Terrane Adapt Pack.

 

Pack your gear the right way with packing cells

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Keeping your belongings clean and dry will be a must in the tropical heat of Rio’s Summer. Packing cells are the perfect way to help organize your bag; the help keep the dirty separated from the clean and the gadgets away from wet clothes.

It will also make your inner OCD persona proud.

 

Get a SMART travel wallet

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Think having a travel wallet is daggy? The $300 Billion dollar credit card fraud industry disagrees.

Protect yourself, your identity and your money, with a travel wallet with RFID electromagnetic shielding technology protecting you against skimming devices.

It could be the difference between the trip of a lifetime and a premature end to your travels.

 

Slip, Slop, Slap

The Brazilian sun may be the secret behind beautifully tanned native skin, but unfortunately it’s also to blame for some serious sunburn, even for tough Aussie exteriors.

Plus, nothing yells gauche more than a red peely nose.

So, offset that itty bitty bikini, with a slather of sunscreen and a hat. No harm no foul.

 

Bring the fanny pack back

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Bear with us… even the locals wear them, because it ensures everything stays safe and sound. Get one that converts to a backpack for when you need to carry a few extra items. See Kathmandu’s Transit Magic Pack.

Kathmandu has a range of new gear that ticks the box to ensure a trip to Rio will go to plan.

 

Daan Dijkstra is a Product and Training Specialist at Kathmandu. Follow Kathmandu for more expert travel advice @kathmandu

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