Gear

Traveling for a year with only a carry-on bag, every item must be durable and versatile without looking too much like a traveler. These are the products I have chosen after trial and error and hours of research. The links below are affiliate links, I make 4% on anything you purchase on Amazon after using any of these links.

My bag is the Osprey Meridian Wheeled Luggage (22-Inch/60-Liter) maximum carry-on size allowed by most airlines. It's very well constructed. It weighs 5 pounds 12 ounces and comes with a lifetime guarantee. It has back straps so I can wear it on my back or or use the roller wheels. It also has a removable day bag that seamlessly latches on to the front. To keep it dry I use the Mountainsmith Rain Cover Medium.

For shoes I'm using the Asics Kayano sneakers. They aren't water proof but they are the most comfortable sneakers I have ever worn. For sandles I have the Keen Newport H2 sandals. They are butt ugly, but they are the best made, most comfortable sandals. I've had pronation problems in the past. So I wear an inexpensive hard insole orthotic from Superfeet. Shoe laces become very important when they break. I carry a back-up pair of Hiker Shoe Laces.

My rain jacket is a Marmot PreCip Jacket. It's 100% waterproof and breathable as well. Gor-tex is the most well know breathable waterproof technology, but I believe what Marmot is doing is comparable.

All my clothing is made of synthetic fibers except for socks. 5 shirts, 2 pants, 2 shorts. I can wear my clothes all day. Come back to where I'm staying, take a shower in my clothing. Hang up my clothes on my Sea to Summit Clothesline and go to bed. Hate going to the laundry.

Shirts with collars work in many more situations then regular t-shirts. They are just smarter. I have Polo Tops by Under Armour . They have a nice thickness. Polyester tends to smell after a while. Under Armour has the smallest funk factor of all the shirts I've tried.

My pants are the Stretch Zion Pant - by prAna They are a bit stretchy. Great for hiking, running, crouching and they have a built in belt synch. My weight is always yo-yo'ing. They also look civil enough to wear to dinner and are wind and rain resistant, but still breathable. I had zippers sown into the pockets to make them pick pocket resistant.

Underwear is very very important. ExOfficio Give-N-Go Sport Brief There tagline says "17 Countries. 6 Weeks. And one pair of underwear. Okay, maybe two." I have 7.

Socks, the Smartwool Light Micro Sock. Wool regulates temperature, is very rugged and does not hold moisture like cotton. Cotton socks feel like wet sod after a few hours.

A thin fleece for cold airplanes and evenings. Can also double as a pillow or seat cushion. Marmot Men's Reactor Jacket

Sea to Summit DryLite Towel Quick drying, can hold 4x it's weight and doesn't feel like burlap.

I roll all of my clothes and put them in these. Eagle Creek Travel Gear Pack-It Cube Set.

Electronics go here. Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Sack Moisture inside a pack will eventually find electronics. Keep them in a waterproof sac.

All wet or dirty clothes go into a Sea To Summit eVAC Dry Sack.

A picture dictionary. Invaluable at restaurants. Point it: Traveller's Language Kit
 
Travel sewing kit Can also be used to suture a cut. Just kidding.

Petzl Tikka 2 Headlamp for late night potty excursions.

And one banana hammock.

1 comment:

  1. Good work .Thank you. Very important information for me as a traveler

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