17 Days in Southeast Asia with a Lifelong Friend

Carry-On Travel Backpack:

Tom Bihn Aeronaut 30L

Tom Bihn Aeronaut 30L
Capacity 30L
Weight 1.3
Dimensions 51 x 33 x 21
Front facing view of the Tom Bihn Aeronaut 30L

📆 17 days in South Korea, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia
🌡 Between -2 and 9 degrees.
Travel Month: March
Picture of packing list titled: 17 Days in Southeast Asia with a Lifelong Friend

This packing list crams a lot of useful gear into a 30L bag and still somehow manages to fit a pair of jeans.

Sticky Thighs and Cool Butts

I love jeans, but jeans and humidity do not mix. From my experience, if the weather is humid, jeans will stay damp the entire length of your trip. Damp jeans are bulky, uncomfortable, and can get smelly.

There are much better fabric options for pants. Linen or synthetic blends dry a lot faster and can be more comfortable in warm climates.

In contrast to the jeans, the Airism boxer briefs are made from cool synthetic microfiber. Synthetic microfibers will keep the fabric cool, crisp and dry.

Must be a weird feeling combination to have dry underwear but damp jeans. In hot weather, it's usually the reverse.

One exciting discovery from the packing list is that there are clothing rental services. The packer ended up with a layover in a cold Seoul, South Korea but was traveling to warm Southeast Asia. The traveler didn't pack cold clothing but found a clothing rental place in the airport. Pretty cool you can rent clothes like that.

One tip I can offer is that the temperature on an airplane can fluctuate. I always bring something I can layer, like a lightweight rain jacket, even if I'm traveling to hot climates for chilly plane travel.

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/onebag/comments/82sfql/17_days_in_southeast_asia/

Added By:
John Farrell
Packing List
Smartwool PhD Run Ultra Light Micro Socks (4)
Smartwool Hiker Street Socks
UniQlo Airism Low-Rise Boer Briefs (x5)
REI Co-op Silk Long-Sleeve Crew Shirt
Lululemon Great Wall Pant
Lululemon ABC Pant Classic
J. Crew Stanton Short
Billabong board shorts
Pair of jeans
Nudie Jeans Roger Slub Black t-shirts (2)
J. Crew Slim Broken-In V-Neck T-Shirt
REI Co-op Down Hoodie
Havianas Brazil Sandal
Onitsuka Tiger sneakers (knockoff)
Folding toothbrush
Disposable razor
Nail clippers
Dental floss
Rosemary hair oil
Contact solution
Contacts case
Disposable daily contacts (8)
Band aids
Alcohol prep pads
Hand sanitizer
Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap, peppermint
Empty plastic spray bottle
Packing cubes
Toiletry case
Sunglasses case
Travel kit case, mesh
Domke 11” Protective Wrap
Humangear GoToob, .7 oz.
Daily pill case
Swell aluminum water bottle
Fuji X00T digital camera w/ 64 GB SD card
Camera battery charger, two batteries
Travel adapter
Lightning to USB cable
Micro USB to USB cable
Anker 2000mAh Portable Charger PowerCore 20100
Leuchtturm 917 journal, pen
iPad Mini
Kindle Paperwhite