How much baggage do you travel with? What bags are best?

How much baggage do you travel with? What bags are best? I'm having trouble keeping my shit organized so I'm open to suggestions on a carry-on size backpack with as many pockets and internernal zipper sections as possible, pls hepl.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm having trouble keeping my shit organized
    I generally use packing cubes to separate things. At the beginning it's clothes, underwear and toiletries, during the trip it will switch to clean vs. dirty laundry and toiletries.
    The best thing is that you don't even need to buy anything - you can use alll kinds of plastic bags to organise your baggage.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I've used the plastic bags before but it's a pain. They always end up getting out of order so I'm either fishing in a sea of plastic bags for 5 min or dumping the whole bag out (what I'd end up doing without the ziplocks to find the whatever thing I actually needed). I might just buy zippered fabric pouches that all have different colors but I'd really just like a lot of internal compartments so that everything just stays in the location that I put it, because it's easy to remember a location but its hard to see colors in the dark.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Usually just a backpack and a 21" polycarbonate hard shell carry-on. I bought a vacuum seal bag set and honestly it has been probably the absolute greatest traveling accessory I've ever had. I'm able to fit about two solid weeks worth of clothing in those bags and I still have room for souvenirs.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My checked baggage was 8kg for this 2 month europe although it'll be over double coming back

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For my current 4 week trip to Thailand I brought a Minaal 3.0 carry on and 2 small and 1 medium eagle creek packing cubes. They're double zipped so it's nice to separate dirty from clean clothes. I'm a male so I don't really need much clothes if I wash once a week. I bought a small hard shell camera case for my camera. I like the Minaal because I work remote and it has the best double laptop compartment I could find. If you buy shit abroad then you'll probably just want to buy a small hard shell luggage to check in on the way back.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm a male
      pics?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      out of curiosity how much are you planning to spend in those 4 weeks? I'm planning a 2 week vacation soon

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        My expenses will be drastically different than yours because I have family in Thailand to stay with.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's been a while since I've gone international but I'm considering a backpack from Bellroy since it looks pretty minimal and has all the pockets I need.

    As for my main bags, I just have a duffel bag for carry-on (which you can have in addition to a backpack) and a large checked in case. These days I just use the duffel bag since I only need 3 pairs of clothes and enough space to buy some stuff while I'm there, since I'm only flying locally lately. Also means I don't have to wait at the baggage carousel.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I brought a 28l bag because redditgays said it would be "enough".

    Holy shit I can barely fit 1 pair of jeans, 2 shirts, and a laptop in this b***h. This shit sucks balls.

    Go for a 40l+ that's expandable unless you literally want to be 'own nothing and be happy'-tier. What a scam.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How obese are you that a 28L isn't enough for at least 6 days at a time? Also jeans are reusable without a wash, man up - slacks are what need to be changed out.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I think you just fricking suck at folding

        I'm underweight. Your advice is garbage.

        You gays are on the same tier as the /misc/tards who brag about how little they spend on food. Your autistic ass can't even pack a souvenir without 5 minutes of 'packing' AKA desperately trying to zip up your crammed child's backpack.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Men pack frugally, your packing habits and quickness to anger are quite feminine. Do you bottom often?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >impotent male makes a fricking backpack the source of his masculinity

            you're literally fleeing the country because you refuse to challenge the israelites. You couldn't be less of a man.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              My Frontier flight is domestic. I think the only time I ever packed more than a single backpack was for going to Japan because I anticipated that I'd be bringing back some souvenirs - then when I came back, all my clothes fit in my backpack and my carryon was filled with souvenirs.

              I lived for 3 months out of a single check in suitcase back in college. It's very possible if you're not a flaming homosexual who just HAS to pack 10 gorillion clothes to feel *fabulous*

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >let me tell you about my stor--
                Don't care.
                >10 gorillion clothes
                you're a fricking moron if you think two pairs of socks is 'excessive'.

                The autistic /misc/-tier obsession with purity has ruined this site. This place is like reddit 2.0 and somehow even worse

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I think you just fricking suck at folding

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Literally just get a 25-30L hiking backpack. Clothes go in the big pocket, toiletries go in the smaller pocket, water bottle or flask goes on the side. Dirty clothes get folded into a plastic bag and placed back in the backpack.

    Come on people, this isn't rocket science - you don't need folding cubes or whatever other bullshit

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Pack at least one shirt and pants in carry-on just in case your checked luggage goes missing. Also, get those small luggage locks or zipties whichever works.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For practical purposes it's 1, but if you want to get pedantic, it's 3.

    My primary bag is a proper 40L travel bag. Self-explanatory. Stores most of my shit. Complies with most airlines' carry-on limits. This is really the only bag that matters in these types of threads.
    My secondary bag is a 2L cross-body bag. I just needed a small daypack for EDC. I tend to carry more than what my pockets can handle, but not enough to justify using a whole backpack.
    My tertiary bag is a reusable shopping bag that weighs almost nothing and folds up neatly. Apart from the obvious uses (groceries and laundry), I sometimes use it as an impromptu carry-on when I get the rare airline employee who makes me check my primary bag. If an employee has a stick up his/her ass, then I'll put my most important shit into my shopping bag before they take my backpack as checked luggage.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Posting to get made fun of. Sometimes I manage a simple overnight with a "personal item" duffel. For a trip that is more than one night, I take a 22in carry-on roller bag, which is technically 40L in volume, but I'm firmly against backpacks in this situation. It's so much easier to pack in a rectangle that opens up. And despite the common wisdom thrown around here, I find myself much more ready to travel long distances on foot through a city with a roller (2 wheels) than a big heavy sweaty backpack. Now onto the good (SighSee bad) stuff, I bust out my 28in 4-wheeled roller bag for trips over two weeks, especially if it isn't shorts-every-day weather. Not sure why this is so controversial around here - having 4 different pairs of shoes for different situations is mandatory, and I hate wearing a jacket/coat on the plane. I appreciate a light hiking setup with water bottle, gloves, headlamp etc. Having room for souvenirs or extra clothing acquired is nice too. Yes, this can cost extra if you don't have airline status, but I really hate wasting time doing laundry (time is extremely valuable when I am traveling), or looking like an obvious tourist with a wrinkly tshirt and hiking shoes in a restaurant. Add a laptop bag with cash/electronics/camera to all of these configurations most of the time. Not sure why I felt like sharing this, maybe I'm just getting into a mental argument with an imaginary (yet real) SighSeener who thinks I am a "woman" while I'm dressed nice for the club with the hostel girls while he's busy doing laundry again, so he can save his one nice pair of pants for Saturday night.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Forgot to add that in the 28in roller situation, I typically do not have a carry on, personal item only. This has two advantages: I can put my laptop bag in overhead bin for extra legroom (since a 2 week trip is probably a long flight away), and I have the chance to overflow into a third bag on the way home. For example, maybe a big plastic grocery bag full of new shit I bought (or clothes I didn't feel like rolling tight because I was in a hurry) becomes my new carry on in addition to checked and personal item. I don't think I have ever started a journey with personal+carryon+checked (exception being skis).

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I never understood why suitcases are such a contentious issue. I honestly think there's nothing wrong with them as long as it suits your travel style. You don't need a backpack if your trip has very little backpacking. Also, when I travel, my bag usually stays in my room anyway. What does it matter if that bag is a backpack or a suitcase?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Funny you mention the personal item. I actually just booked a Frontier Airlines flight today and balked at their ridiculous $120 round trip carryon/roundtrip bag charge so I'm going to be packing for 5 nights in a personal item bag (reusing some clothes like jeans and zipup sweater). Do you rec that I just pack my regular hiking backpack (30L) so that I can squish it into those dimensions or are the vultures going to screech at anything else than the unsquished bag fitting in there? i.e. should I buy a cheap Amazon personal item bag that exactly fits those dimensions or does Frontier not care?

      I fricking hate this nickel and dime israeliteing of the budget airlines

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I don't often fly Frontier but if they actually follow the regulations they are insisting on it will need to fit under the seat. A 30L hiking backpack will absolutely not fit under the seat unless it has no frame (I wouldn't call that common for an actual hiking backpack). I'd say in this day and age you are welcome to go way beyond the tiny dimensions they list, but yeah, definitely needs to be able to fit under the seat, especially since you'll be boarding last.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I was able to fit the same backpack under the seat with 5 days worth of shorts for a beach trip I booked with Spirit in Jan 2023 - this was because they didn't actually check the size BUT the bag still fit just fine with the clothes and all in it (it has no frame, just a cheap Amazon hiking/travel pack)

          However, I've seen rumors on Reddit that they now force everybody to measure personal items but don't know if it's actually true or Redditors playing up the drama as usual.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I have seen it but it's rare. If the bag/contents are malleable you can probably make anything that fits under a seat fit in their little size checker. Just remember that they do this for a reason, it's all to squeeze an extra $50 out of you when you have no other choice but to discard your belongings, it of course isn't always about it fitting under the seat. Honestly if it were me, I would take the gamble with Frontier, but not Ryanair/etc in Europe. If you are really worried just leave a jacket/sweater or something at the top so that if it doesn't fit in the box, you take out the jacket and wear it briefly, showing them how stupid this charade is, then fit the bag in the box.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Smart idea, will do. It fricking sucks that domestic flights are upwards of $260 between 2 huge cities with constant flights between them in the summer, and that budget airlines are the only ones below $200 (none below even $150) and then frick you over for otherwise basic amenities.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I agree, demand pricing is out of control. Some more tips besides wearing a big coat with the pockets stuffed full is to tie sneakers to the outside of your bag, just dangling, there's something psychological about that not "counting" for some reason. By the way always wear the biggest shoes you are bringing, like hiking boots, for air travel in these situations. I have used a fast food bag to put stuff in during a real pinch, because again, something about a chick-fil-a bag does not register to these people as being burdensome.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Very smart, I'll probably just fill my zipup pockets with socks and underwear as full as possible and get a chipotle bag with the straps to hold a good amount of stuff. The worrisome thing is that apparently the gate agents for Frontier are 3rd party contractors and get paid a $10 bounty for every noncompliant personal item they catch at the gate so they're incentivized to be hawks nowadays

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                That reward system is pretty clever, too bad it works against us. Don't let the thought of all this stress you out, I know I am guilty of it big time, but sometimes I think if I have to stop at a Walgreens and buy a 6 pack of athletic socks for $10 mid-trip, then so what... It's complicated because something like jeans/jackets arguably shouldn't have duplicates on a short trip, of course, but they are not the kind of thing I would want to be without or need to re-acquire after trashing them in the boarding line. You will not miss your 7th and 8th pair of socks.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I think I'll just be putting stuff like socks at the top then just in case they decide to be gays about it so that I don't lose anything too important. Underwear in my zipup pockets until after I board, so I only have to put my shirts, undershirts, and slacks inside the backpack - god willing, it all fits properly. Otherwise I may end up dressing in layers before I enter the gate, because frick this scam of an airline.

                [...]
                28L anon here.

                28 absolutely fits and I bet 30L will too. I fell for the same meme booking frontier. Shits not worth it trying to play by their rules I already had to throw out my favorite coat after arriving since it didn't fit in the backpack.

                100% israeli nickle-and-dime scam. They only advertise their cheap tickets so they can scam you with fees and "add-ons" like $15 for food and another $5 for water. Frick them

                The food and water thing is fine imo, you can just bring food with you into the airplane from outside and get water after TSA can't you? Or does Frontier forbid bringing outside food bags and water into the plane, counting them as a personal item or some shit

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I have seen it but it's rare. If the bag/contents are malleable you can probably make anything that fits under a seat fit in their little size checker. Just remember that they do this for a reason, it's all to squeeze an extra $50 out of you when you have no other choice but to discard your belongings, it of course isn't always about it fitting under the seat. Honestly if it were me, I would take the gamble with Frontier, but not Ryanair/etc in Europe. If you are really worried just leave a jacket/sweater or something at the top so that if it doesn't fit in the box, you take out the jacket and wear it briefly, showing them how stupid this charade is, then fit the bag in the box.

            Also if you have the means, a cheap duffel bag that exceeds the personal item dimensions is a great choice. You pack it loose so that it can barely squeeze under the seat (or the size checker) but then you have lots of extra room for jackets/snacks/etc. I don't think I have used a backpack for air travel in years (30+ year old boomer here).

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I don't often fly Frontier but if they actually follow the regulations they are insisting on it will need to fit under the seat. A 30L hiking backpack will absolutely not fit under the seat unless it has no frame (I wouldn't call that common for an actual hiking backpack). I'd say in this day and age you are welcome to go way beyond the tiny dimensions they list, but yeah, definitely needs to be able to fit under the seat, especially since you'll be boarding last.

        28L anon here.

        28 absolutely fits and I bet 30L will too. I fell for the same meme booking frontier. Shits not worth it trying to play by their rules I already had to throw out my favorite coat after arriving since it didn't fit in the backpack.

        100% israeli nickle-and-dime scam. They only advertise their cheap tickets so they can scam you with fees and "add-ons" like $15 for food and another $5 for water. Frick them

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        if you're flying frontier just get their yearly pass
        unlimited flights at $15/flight and then the $120 means nothing because you pay nothing for the flight

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I'm flying with them once this year because my hands are tied, no point dropping hundreds more to deal with this cancerous company multiple times. Avelo recently expanded to my city so if I end up going to the NE, I'm just going to fly with them and take the train rather than get raped by Frontier or Spirit

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >don't care
    Yet you still read all the way to the end? Why do you even want to be a backpacker if you don't want to actually pack like one? Why do you keep referencing /misc/ when they're all irl Uncle Ruckus caricatures as if they're somehow "pure" to begin with?

    Your post is very confusing to me.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I use the Pacsafe EXP45, wife uses Osprey Farpoint 55. Hers come with a day bag, I use the Pacsafe Vibe 20L for mine.

    Both main bags are carry on size.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Osprey farpoint 4óhere. JUST small enough to travel as personal carry on which fits under the seat. Love how you've got an easy access laptop compartment for security, and a "suitcase part" which can actually keep your clothes in a decent state.
    Waist strap is decent.
    Only negs are the moronic mesh pockets at the front which are unusable when the bag gets full, and the chest strap not being very adjustable.
    I usually undo the chest strap and hold it.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anything more than pic related and you aren't a real traveler.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is cabinzero a meme? Anyone uses them and can recommend?

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