Bags for a week long vacation
Just curious how many bags people take for 7 days worth of vacation? I am interested in the Aeronaut but for the past few years I've taken nearly the same vacation and I've always taken two carry on bags plus checked a large hard plastic suitcase that is on wheels. After reading some from sites like OneBag I can see how I can cut down on my packing but I just can't see how I could get away without needing a suitcase to check.
Part of the reason might be my typical travel gear. I usually take my SLR camera with at least 2 extra lenses in a special camera bag backpack along with an iPod and such. I also usually do a running race on my trips so I need to pack at least two outfits of running clothes and a pair of shoes. After that it's just clothes for the most part.
The camera and electronics takes up one bag for carry on. I suppose I could fit the rest into something like the Aeronaut but the running shoes would make it tight right from the start. If I wanted to take a beach towel it seems like nearly all the room would be gone right there. If it's cold weather trip I like to take jeans and just one pair would also take up tons of room.
Why am I asking here? Well, it seems like if I need the platic suitcase for a 7 day trip, and the camera bag, then something like the Aeronaut would be a poor choice against a wheeled carry on. But then I read the reviews about 3 to 7 day trips and I wonder what I'm doing wrong. So, I thought I'd ask and see if people really do go 7 days with just carry on and if so what they're packing.