I’ve been traveling minimally with a backpack for roughly two years now, but this is my first time leaving the United States for a month as a solo female traveler.
I made the mental decision to do as many uncomfortable things as possible after my 25th birthday last year. This would probably top the top of the list.
I’ve tweaked my packing list every , but the last few days I felt like I was packing and repacking everything! I moved the contents of my bag into one backpack and then into another to compare.
Ultimately, I made the decision to use the Osprey Farpoint 40 rather than the Tom Bihn Synapse 19 to accommodate bringing my laptop.
(Plus, I was to bring elephant pants back.)
*Total bag weight is roughly 18 lb or 8.1 kg. Estimated volume used 25L.*
Osprey Farpoint 40
Coachella drawstring bag
Eagle Creek packing cube (medium)
Hanging toiletry bag from Mujii
6 x Black underwear (Exofficio)
2 x tank tops (merino wool)
2 x shirts (merino wool)
1 x long sleeve (currently wearing)
1 x Athleta trekkie joggers (currently wearing)
4 x sports bra
2 x running shorts
1 x cotton shorts
1 x Adidas Ultraboost
1 x Dad hat
1 x Flipbelt
1 x bathing suit
13 inch Macbook Pro
iPhone 6s (not pictured)
Sony RX 100 V
Anker Power Bank
Cables, cords, extra batteries to go with electronics
Contacts, solution, 2 cases
Toothbrush & toothpaste
Folder full of important documentation (not pictured)
Sleep mask & ear plugs
First Aid kit
Notebook & pens