Packing List for a 5 Day Trade Show

📆 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.


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Added By:
John Farrell
Carry-On Travel Backpack:

Tom Bihn Synapse 25

Tom Bihn Synapse 25

Capacity 25
Weight 0.8
Dimensions 24 x 35 x 51
picture of Tom Bihn Synapse 25

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
  • beanie
  • hooded sweatshirt
  • lightweight zipup jacket
  • Deodorant
  • Nail clippers
  • Tweezers
  • Electric razor + cord
  • Chapstick
  • Eye drops
  • Qtips
  • 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
  • Kindle
  • AirPods + wired headphones (just in case)
  • Wallet
  • 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)