How much do you pack?

Give me stories. What was the most you have packed for sighsee? What was the least?
>also drop your favorite luggage brands, I need to buy a new carry-on

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    most 2 suitcases and backpack when going for a 2 year trip to a new job
    least - what can fit in a backpack for a long weekend
    im fat so my clothes are big

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >What was the most you have packed for sighsee?
    Two shipping containers. Not technically for sighsee, sure, but it was more or less a whole house.
    >What was the least?
    A laptop bag with a change of clothes and not quite all of my toiletries. Didn’t remember my toothbrush, which has become a running joke with me and short/last-minute trips. I like to spend a little while when I first land in most new places buying a new toothbrush. It’s actually legit interesting to me now, but I will cop to being pretty boring.

    For carry-ons, I have gotten the best results out of my TravelPro (sp?). Well designed and constructed durable basics that cost a lot less than flashier or cooler equivalents (Tumi, Rimowa, both of which I have had the letdown of owning, I am looking at you and all your rip-off friends).

    Can’t help if you don’t do rollaboards. I am too old and bourgeois for backpacks or duffles nowadays, and when I did use that stuff I just went cheap and replaced too often.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    One backpack (26l), no checked luggage. I don't think any man should be taking checked luggage, it is a feminine trait.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I don't think any man should be taking checked luggage, it is a feminine trait.
      thanks to my frequent flyer levels and usually flying in business or above, i usually have about 100kg of checked luggage allowance. i am not going to waste that. at the very least, i take gifts for friends and family in the places i travel to.
      "travelling light" is utterly pointless.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's obvious from the content of your post that you are somebody who goes on trips to places, as opposed to an intrepid explorer such as myself. We are both travelers in a sense, but I consider myself superior to you despite your (unimpressive) credit card perks

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >as opposed to an intrepid explorer such as myself
          lol you're a tourist
          a poor one, at that

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    on a side question: how is it to travel for months with only a single cabin sized backpack (~30L)?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      depends on climate. if you are going to SEA or somewhere hot 30L is probably about right, maybe a little more but certainly not more than 48L. you could do less if you really wanna min-max and can go without things like a rainjacket.

      if you are going somewhere it is cold or even worse has a varied climate (eg Peru/Bolivia) you'll probably need minimum 40L, but more realistically 48L.

      never go over 48L, since that's about where it becomes a more dicey proposition to have a bag be carry-on. besides you dont want to lug that much around on your back. I have rolled with a kestrel 48, porter 46 and a farpoint 40 for years...they all fill their roles and niches. i am doing a little roll through Laos and thinking I might go with a new 30L pack instead of just filling the kestrel only 2/3rds of the way, but I need a new bag like a need a hole in the head and nothing in the 30L range has ever tickled me. if anyone has any suggestions I'm interested in listening.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Went to central SA for months with 26l. Socks/underwear for a week, mix of cotton and gym quickdry t shirts takes up almost no room. One pair of trousers which I wore, one pair of tennis shorts which dry instantly, waterproof jacket which compresses to nothing, one jumper.
        Bag of toiletries, phone brick /cable, wallet etc. Done. Had space for multiple things I didn't need like books.
        If you are taking 48l you're not travelling properly

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yea sorry, 30L is simply not doable if you are going from altiplano to amazonia or vice-versa. it was -15C in Bolivia at times then pushing 35C through the rainforest. that requires entirely different clothes, including different footwear. one jumper is not going to cut it at -15C, nor are chacos with heavy socks. you need layers, and layers take up a lot of bag room.

          and nothing dries instantly in amazonia. they can call it quick-dry or insta-dry or whatever but unless its totally waterproof or you have access to a drier (fat chance outside Leticia, Iquitos, Manaus and Tete) it takes ages for anything to dry.

          like I said initially, if you're in a consistent/non-extreme climate or just on babby's first gringo trail then 30L is fine. that's what your South American trip sounds like and you probably had everything you needed. if I had limited myself to 26L I would've froze solid on the salt flats.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    One change of clothes and a laptop

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I always pack exactly the same amount. Whatever the maximum carry on size is, which is mostly standardized. I've got a bag on the smaller side of it and it's always more than enough. Might need to stuff when I'm bringing stuff back, or ship it home separately.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Least : 1 small suitcase

    Most : 2 big suitcases, 1 small suitcase and laptop bag, while taking the bus to the airport. Not fun times.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Herschel duffel bag and a small backpack, both on carry-on. All you need for weeks of travel

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I always tend to overpack but it also depends on how long I'm going away. The most authentic travel experience would be to take no luggage(or bare necessities) with you and purchase everything you need at your destination

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >The most authentic travel experience would be to take no luggage(or bare necessities) with you and purchase everything you need at your destination
      in what way would that be "authentic"? historically travellers have taken loads of stuff with them. in the days of the grand tour, the rich would take massive trunks of clothes and so on- but then in those days people wore different outfits at different times of the day

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Why horse around your meaningless materials with you? That's a boomer mentality

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    13kg for a person usually. I would be ok by the 7 but my wife always starts bitching and I am like whatever

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Most
    For a business trip, I had to bring a 60-pound box filled with equipment worth tens of thousands of dollars because my boss didn't want to pay for shipping. Despite the size & weight, the airline did not charge me any sort of fees.

    >Least
    The first time I started traveling, I had no idea what I was doing. I heard about people traveling with carry-on only, so I gave it a try. But instead of a 40L backpack meant for travel, I used a 20L backpack meant for school. I had about 4 days of clothes, zero toiletries, and a small camera.

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