Are you jetting off to Hawaii soon?
With its beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, and warm climate; Hawaii is the perfect destination for a dream vacation. Before you go, it’s important to make sure you have the right items packed so you can make the most of your time in the Aloha state.
Our photographer showed us how he packs his Techonaut 45 for a 10-day trip to Hawaii. The packing list below includes all of your tropical paradise essentials as well as some useful packing tips to make the most out of your bag.
Bags We're Bringing:
Techonaut 45 - With its suspended laptop compartment, three carry methods, and wide u-shaped main compartment (perfect for packing) this is our travel bag of choice.
Packing Cube Shoulder Bag - Our PCSB is useful for dual purposes; it can help us keep our items organized during our travels to Hawaii and then serve as a daypack once we arrive.
Other Packing Cubes - Packing cubes are a great way to maximize your packing space when you're traveling. We’re using a Vertical Packing Cubelet and assorted packing cubes here.
Small Travel Tray - Perfect for storing miscellaneous items before, during, and after our trip.
Ghost Whale Pouches - Organizing pouches work similarly to packing cubes, but on a much smaller scale. They're great for keeping track of small items! We've used sizes Small and A5.
Le Grand Derriere (Retired) - Used as a beefier version of our Packing Cube Shoulder Bag.
What We're Packing:
- 5-7 pairs of underwear
- 3-5 pairs of socks
- Henley shirt
- Hawaiian shirt
- Long sleeve button down
- 2-3 tank tops
- 2-3 t-shirts
- Dress pants
- 2 pairs of shorts
- 1 pair of swim trunks
- Hiking shoes
- Beach slides
- Multi-purpose soap
- Face sunscreen
- Body sunscreen
- Daypack (We're using a Packing Cube Shoulder Bag for versatility)
- Rain jacket
- Sea to Summit clothesline
- Nik’s Minimalist Wallet (make sure you have your cash, cards, and ID!)
Electronics and Tech:
- 16in Apple MacBook
- Charging cables/dongles
- Portable battery pack + cords
- Camera gear
- Canon R6 (including battery + strap)
How We're Packing:
Inside the LGD (Retired): Camera gear + Canon R6 (including battery + strap)
A5 Ghost Whale Pouch - 7 underwear, 3 pairs of socks
Small Ghost Whale Pouch (Mesh) - Portable battery pack + cord, pens
Small Travel Tray - Charging cables/dongles
Western Flyer Packing Cube - Tanks, t-shirts, shorts, swim trunks
T45 Packing Cube - Henley Shirt, Hawaiian shirt, long sleeve button down, dress pants
Vertical Packing Cubelet - Sunscreens, soap, floss, toothpaste, toothbrush, clothesline, medicine, moisturizer
Packing Cube Shoulder Bag - Hiking shoes, beach slides
Techonaut 45 - organizational bags, Nik's Minimalist Wallet (includes, cash, cards, and ID), sunglasses, hat, 18oz water bottle, rain jacket, iPhone, Airpods, and 16 in Apple MacBook Pro
Packing in Action:
Packing for your next trip can be both thrilling and overwhelming, but with a bit of preparation (and practice), you can make it a breeze! That way, you can spend more time enjoying your travels and taking in the stunning sights of Hawaii.
You can also find all these bags in our Travel Collection.
Robert - March 17, 2023
Don’t bother packing a raincoat: Hawaii is so warm and humid that if it rains you should just get wet. A waterproof bag can be helpful though :)