Aeronaut and Western Flyer and Side Effect in France
So.... 12 days in the South of France and Paris. Rough life I know. Did not check anything. Flew business class across the pond so did not need to have only one bag, but did fly Paris to Nice and had no problem bringing both aboard. Did not try to leave anything out, just made a list and tried to fit it. Here's what I brought:
I wore a pair of jeans, short sleeve linen shirt, and running shoes on both flight days. I laundered these with the hotel but nothing else. I did wash my running clothes and a few boxers just in case with the ivory liquid soap.
In the Aeronaut and Western Flyer:
Wife's bathing suit (needed to bring over)
Underwear-- lots-- 12 pairs of exofficio and underarmour
Socks (7)-- 3 pr dress, 4 pr running
Shirts (14)--- 4 white tech t-shirts, 1 running, 4 dress, 2 sleep, 3 tech polo
Shorts (9)- 1 tech, 3 khaki, 2 sleep/tech, 1 running, 2 nike pro compression
Suit (1)- 1 blue linen
Pants (3)-- 2 dress khaki, 1 chino
Shoes (2)-- 1 dress, 1 flipflops
Belt-- 1 dress
Bathing suit (2)-- 1 board short, 1 jammer
Oakley sunglasses in hard case
Backpack-- Gregory Reactor, packed in the Western Flyer for travel.
Toiletries and medications in a TB kit
3D Organizer Cube with: (in a folded 1 quart ziploc inside the cube)
Ivory liquid soap in a GoToob
Shaving cream in a GoToob
Clear Quarter Packing Cube with:
iPod nano w running headphones
PowerMonkey with tips/charger
Extra pr glasses
In my Side Effect:
Euros in a TB wallet
Passport in the back slot
iPod Touch and headphones in a small padded pouch
Larabar (cherry pie of course)
Mail from my kids at camp
For a train trip from Nice to Paris I also had a 15" Macbook Pro in a sleeve in the Western Flyer.
On the way home I had wooden salad utensils from a town market and a ceramic olive dish. There was also another short sleeve linen shirt acquired along the way.
I used a combination of packing cubes-- the Western Flyer large cube held my suit and dress pants (I wear a 44 jacket and 36 waist pants). I used a combination of roll and bundle packing. Everything was nearly perfect after the flight over. The train trip involved some backpacking with the Aeronaut through the train stations and led to a little bit of rustling and wrinkling but things were still presentable. The large WF packing cube went in the center compartment of the Aeronaut as well as a large Aeronaut packing cube with the snaps undone before the end pockets were filled. I also used a small Aeronaut cube, an end cube, and 2 small WF cubes. The fully packed Aeronaut weighed 11.5 kg.
Traveling with these bags was so easy. I actually had to ask the check-in folks to weigh the Aeronaut for me so I could report back. The Aeronaut as a backpack gets a little sweaty (actually a lot), but it was so easy to maneuver and slide into overhead compartments. The TSA people here and there actually smiled at the 3D Organizer Cube when they asked about my liquids. The Side Effect was invaluable walking around. I carried my TB wallet in it with my Euros.
Anyway. Sorry for the lengthy post. I thought this was just a ridiculous amount of stuff and had to share......