Being able to travel with one bag has become my favorite way to travel and greatly helps reduce the amount of stress that I have while on the go. Packing for any trip will always require a bit of thought especially when attempting to travel with less. For anyone looking to start experimenting with one bag travel, a shorter weekend trip is a great place to start practicing how to pack more intentionally and in this article I will share the items that I might take with me on a short trip like this and how I would pack it into a smaller backpack.
Review of the Matador SEG42 Travel Pack which is a spacious and versatile one bag travel system that offers a unique built in packing cube layout and an excellent amount of weather resistance. If you are looking for a bag that will give an incredible amount of flexibility in how you can pack your stuff this will be a great option to check out!
The original Aer Travel Pack has consistently been my go to travel pack for trips and I was very excited to see what sort of improvements Aer could make to what I already considered an almost perfect travel bag. Overall, I was impressed with the new features they added and that they managed to maintain almost everything that made the original bag so great.
Review of the updated Expandable Knack Pack which is a stylish and versatile travel and edc bag that is offered in small (16-29L), medium (17-31L), and large (20-40L) versions. The updated version of the Knack Pack maintains the great organizational options, quality, and expandability of the original while adding in some nice new features. If you are interested in exploring a move to a #onebaglife this will definitely be a good option to check out!
Quick list of 7 travel shirts that I have enjoyed testing out over a variety of trips and my day to day.
Review of the GBY Ultralight Laptop Day Pack which is a very lightweight and weather resistant day bag that offers a surprising amount of comfort and protection for your laptop. In addition, the bag has a simple layout that helps provide ample space and the bag is able to pack down very flat so you can easily store it in a larger travel bag.
Traveling with one bag can be super convenient and it can be even better if you can travel with something that is small enough to also work as a daily bag. In addition to the versatility, traveling with a bag under 30L can be a great way to learn to be more intentional with what you take on trips. If you are interested in experimenting with traveling more minimally and not having to worry about checking a bag, this video features 7 great bags to help you get started.
In one of our previous posts we talked about the pros and cons of one bag travel. In that article we talked about how one bag travel can be awesome, but it may not be for everyone. If you read through that article and have decided you want to try it out or if you have had an interest in this style of travel for a while, I put together a video going through the ways in which I will typically pack my bag for a few weeks of travel. In the video I go through the items I pack, how I organize everything and just some tips that I have found very useful throughout the many trips I have now done with just a travel backpack.
Traveling with one bag is something I have fallen in love with. As I have written in previous articles, one of the funnest parts of traveling this way is planning out what you actually want to take on your trip. Having the limited space of a travel backpack really forces you to think through what you will need for your trip and come up with some creative ways to take what you need. One of the hardest things to decide on with limited space (and if you are a shoe aficionado such as myself) is how many shoes you can take without sacrificing the flexibility of multiple styles of shoes and, more importantly which types to bring with you. In this article I talk about the number and types of shoes that I have found to be perfect for the trips that I have taken so far.
We are huge fans of one bag travel and can never imagine going back to traveling with a traditional carry on. However, one of the challenges with one bag travel is that you typically have to pack some sort of additional backpack to use during your day to day when you arrive at your destination as most travel backpacks will be too big or heavy to carry around with you all day. Thankfully, a few companies have taken it upon themselves to try to create a bag that can really fulfill the dreams of anyone looking for a true one bag travel experience. Unfortunately, when you are looking for a bag to satisfy all needs there will always be compromises, but after a great deal of testing these are the bags that we think are doing it best at the moment:
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