An unsorted list of travel gear I pack in my backpack. Inspired by Matt Mullenweg's "What's in my bag" post.
I like to travel with only the minimal essentials. Everything that I'm not using regulary, I simply don't want to take it with me. IMHO there is no need to spend a lot of time on "What if" moments.
My preferred backpacks
- Goruck Echo
- My daily EDC backpack that I use for commuting to work when I only carrying essentials.
- Goruck GR1
- This is my other daily backpack that I use when going to the gym before or after work. This daypack is also big enough for a weekend away.
- Goruck GR2
- The GR2 is great for longer trips. I used it to travel around Japan for 3 weeks. And the best thing is, it is still a TSA carry-on compliant backpack.
Comparison of the Goruck backpacks
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What travel gear is in my backpack?
- Field Pocket GR2
- 4L field pocket that carries all sorts of small EDC items. Like all the Apple adapters and cables. I also have the Echo and GR1 field pockets that I can use as packing cubes.
- Sea to Summit See Pouch (medium)
- Handy and light dopp kit. Because you can see through it, makes it very easy to go through security at an Airport when traveling with only carry-on.
- Apple MacBook
- With charger.
- Apple World Travel Adapter Kit
- Handy kit with all the adapters that you may need. The work for the laptop and iPad charger. So I take an iPad charger with me for charging my iPhone.
- Apple AirPods
- Maybe the best gadget purchase I have done in the last couple of years. I don't miss untangling the cables. And I feel totally comfortable wearing them while biking through Amsterdam.
- Dopper water bottle
- Stay hydrated. Drink water. Alcohol doesn't count. But make sure it's empty before you go through security at the airport.
- Secrid wallet
- I actually have 2 wallets. One is in my pocket with the most important cards that I use daily. And a second one with less important cards and some emergency cash.
- Fenix E15 flashlight
- Small but powerful EDC flashlight. Handy when you need to find a lock in the middle of the night. I make sure it's always in the same spot in my backpack. That way I can always find it by touch when it's dark.
- Anker Powerbank (20.100 mAh)
- To charge my iPhone and Macbook a couple of time. I noticed can charge my iPhone at least 5 times.
- Pacsafe TAS cable lock
- Not the best lock, doesn't feel very solid, but it works. For example for lockers in a hostel or to lock my backpack.
- Bose QuietComfort 25 Noise Cancelling headphones
- I can't imagine flying without these. To me, they are essential for a comfortable flight.
- Other small items
- Lip balm, tissues, painkillers and a deck of cards.
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