Packing List for a 5 Day Trade Show

Carry-On Travel Backpack:

Tom Bihn Synapse 25

Tom Bihn Synapse 25
Capacity 25L
Weight 0.8
Dimensions 51 x 35 x 24
Front facing view of the Tom Bihn Synapse 25

📆 5 days
Travel Month: March
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aislander, packed this list for a five-day trip for work. aislander previously used a GR1 26L but didn't like the stiffness of the bag and found it uncomfortable. 25L of clothes can be a lot of weight and even the best one bag's have a hard time keeping that amount of weight comfortable.

When I was in school, we always had to carry a lot of different books and materials all day in nothing more than canvas sacks with shoulder straps. I have no idea how our much smaller bodies handled that amount of weight. I one bag to avoid all the weight on my shoulders.

Compression is Weight

This packing list is organized very well. aislander's description notes that the packing cubes are not used for compressing the items inside the carry-on and were only used for organization.

When considering whether or not to compress the contents of your bag the phrase "just because you can, doesn't mean you should" comes to mind. Yes, compressing your clothes can save space, but you end up with a lot more weight in the end.

Some airlines are weighing carry-ons so there is a chance you'd still have to pay for avoiding luggage fees.


Added By:
John Farrell
Packing List
(2) pairs of jeans
(4) tee shirts
(2) polo shirts
button-up shirt
pair of sleeping shorts
(3) undershirts
(6) boxer shorts
(6) pairs of socks
hooded sweatshirt
lightweight zipup jacket
Nail clippers
Electric razor + cord
Eye drops
Contacts (5 pairs of dailywear)
Glasses + case
Toothbrush + toothpaste
Beard Oil
Dramamine + Ibuprofen in travel bottles
Hand sanitizer
Nasal spray for allergies
MacBook Pro 5" + charger
iPhone USB cable + power brick
Apple Watch charger + power brick
Eternal power bank + USB cable + brick
AirPods + wired headphones (just in case)
Travel tissues
Wet wipes
Sea Bands (I have terrible motion sickness issues)
Luggage ID tag
Etra glasses case
Tomtoc laptop sleeve
Lewis N. Clark 3-1 liquids bag
Eagle Creek PackIt Series packing cubes (M, S, XS)
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