My wife and I are planning our 25th wedding anniversary in September and this will also be our first "one bag" trip (I have an Aeronaut and my wife has one backordered). We are enjoying thinking through the various aspects of the packing - and probably spending too much Tom Bihn already has $1,000+ of our money
We are finding interesting solutions to most "pack small" challenges. There's one aspect though that is slightly problematic for me and I am interested in ideas. Specifically, we will want to spend our actual 25th anniversary at some fancy restaurant in Rome. I will no doubt need a smart / formal jacket for that and that represents the bulkiest piece of clothing. I guess my options are to either find a way to pack that in my Aeronaut or wear it. The former implies significant volume and weight in the Aeronaut. The latter is - well - less-than-comfortable. We have two long journeys (Seattle to Paris and back) and a couple of shorter flights (France to Italy and back). I'd really rather not travel wearing the jacket (that has implications for the pants I wear - I like to be REALLY comfortable when I travel )
I can't think of any alternative and suspect I will go with wearing the jacket.
But there are some bright minds here - so open to suggestions