Blacks on Blacks - South Asia Tour

Carry-On Travel Backpack:

Osprey Porter 46

Osprey Porter 46

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Capacity 46L
Weight 1.5
Dimensions 56 x 36 x 23
Front facing view of the Osprey Porter 46

📆 75 days in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Vietnam
🌡 Between 24 and 34 degrees.
Travel Month: May
Picture of packing list titled: Blacks on Blacks - South Asia Tour

Great pack with a few nice to have like a lint roller. I think this is the only list with a lint roller. Makes sense with all the black clothes though.

These dark colors won't be too comfortable in warm weather.

Imagine its 30°C out, and you have to walk a to this neat lunch space that was recommended by an expat community.

Ten meters into your walk, you are filled with youthful energy and excited about the tasty meal you are about to have.

At 100 meters, you start thinking, "man, it sure is hot today." In reality, is it a pretty mild day but because you wore mostly black the suns is efficiently transferring its energy into your body as heat. You are sweating profusely, but your shirt is dryer than it should be as the weather is evaporating the water very quickly.

Once you hit 1000 meters this place you are doing to seems so far away. Maybe this local street vendor will be just as good? Is all this trouble worth it? The water bottle you brought with you is gone. The sun is higher in the sky than it was before. Yeah, this street vendor will do, and you run back to your room to cool off.

The rest of the pack looks great. The Osprey Porter 46 is a big carry on, but that means it fits a lot of stuff.

The raincoat seems odd, though. Buying cheap ponchos for when you need them is more efficient. Ponchos are also better because if you have to lug it around in the rain, the poncho is usually roomy enough to cover you and your bag.


Added By:
John Farrell
Packing List
DC Heathrow shoes - Comfy and breathable
Adidas Slides
Travel adapter
Ear plugs
Luggage Strap
Phone Charger
Water bottle - screw paying $3 a bottle in the airports.
Pillow case - Not really useful, but I can't stand a dirty pillow case, just in case.
Clip on wide angle lens
Samsung earbuds
Waterproof pouch
Ipod charger
3000 mAh portable charger
Quick dry towel
Lint roller - Definitely could get rid of this, its just a "comfort" item.
Electronics carrying case
New Outlander day pack
Travel wallet/passport cover - Pocket sized, males it nice and easy.
iPhone 4 - Using this as an Ipod, don't feeling like killing my phone battery every time I want to listen to music. It lasts like 0 days charge, so I like it.
Perry Ellis belt
4 Old Navy t-shirts
Kuwalla long sleeve shirt
On The Byas short sleeve button up
Josh Madden rain coat
American stitch skinny cargo pants
Stitches Jeans
Dickies shorts
Swim trunks
Adidas athletic shorts - for relaing and stuff.
Medium sized packing cube
Dollar store hat
Small packing cube
3 low socks
6 Kirkland boxers
Toiletry bag
30 days worth of daily contacts
Nail clippers
Benzaclin face cream
Cetaphil face wash
Eyeglasses cleaner
Hair paste
Panasonic travel shaver