First One Bag to Vietnam and Korea

📆 24 days in Vietnam, South Korea
Travel Month: March
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When I took my first one-bag trip, I was scared out of my mind. What if I didn't have something I didn't need? What if I wasn't comfortable? Because of those fears, I packed way too much stuff. My 40L was more like 45L with everything I jammed in there. Plus, I brought a laptop bag, so perhaps I wasn't one bagging that much at all.

This packing list is also by somebody who never tried to slim everything down into one bag, but I have to say they are a lot more thought out than I was.

The Osprey Ozone is marketed as a 65L travel backpack but is actually two bags in one. I think it's fair to say this is more like a one-bag packing list with a small day or laptop back too. Technically you can carry this bag by yourself because both bags attach, but 65L is a lot of stuff.

What I'm most impressed by is how everything has a purpose and need. If you click over to the Reddit post, you'll find details for each thing they brought with reviews and if they'd travel with the item again. Minimalist packing is a journey, not a destination. Thinking about what you bring each time you travel is the most important part.


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John Farrell
Carry-On Travel Backpack:

Osprey Ozone Duplex 65L

Osprey Ozone Duplex 65L

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Capacity 65
Weight 1.9
Dimensions 54 x 35 x 23
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Packing List
  • Arc’teryx Atom LT Hood
  • Patagonia Capilene Thermal Weight Zip-Neck Hoody
  • Wool & Prince Navy Twill Button-Down
  • 3x Unbound Merino T-Shirt
  • Buff
  • Prana Brion Pants
  • Banana Republic Fulton Slim Rapid Movement Chino
  • Nike sweatpants
  • Nike shorts
  • Vans Boardshorts
  • X2 Icebreaker Ultralight Micro Socks
  • X2 Stance Men’s Outdoor Merino Socks
  • X2 Stance Gamut
  • The Great PNW Icon Hat
  • Nike Free Run Shield
  • Quicksilver Sandals
  • Adidas Belt
  • Eagle Creek Specter Compression Cubes (S/M)
  • Wash Me Dirty Clothes Bag
  • Samsonite Foldable Day Pack
  • Travelon Microfiber Towel
  • 4x Random Stuff Sacks
  • Castaway Travel Hammock
  • Hummingbird Tree Straps
  • Wallet
  • Sawyer Mini
  • Sea to Summit Dry Bag 3L
  • Travel Utensils
  • Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kit
  • Ben’s 30 Wipes
  • Cabeau Evolution S3 Pillow
  • MPOW Waterproof case
  • Sea-To-Summit Hanging Toiletry Bag (S)
  • Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Bar Soap
  • Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap
  • Dr. Bronner’s All-In-One Toothpaste
  • SmartyPits Natural Deodorant
  • Comb
  • Toothbrush
  • Tweezers
  • Dollar Shave Club Razer
  • Floss picks
  • Contacts
  • Extra pair of contacts
  • 2oz contact solution
  • 2x TSA Locks
  • Macbook Pro 13in Space Gray
  • 61W USB-C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable
  • Nikon D3500
  • AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens
  • AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED Lens
  • Camera Bag
  • Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
  • Ubiolabs Power 20
  • Anker Lightning Cable
  • Anker 3-in-1 Cable
  • BESTEK Universal Travel Adapter 220V to 110V Voltage Converter
  • MAXAH Universal Travel Plug