RTW Packing List

When you’re planning a round-the-world trip, the hardest part is figuring out where you want to go. The next biggest challenge is deciding what to bring.

With our current plan, we do need a little bit of cold weather gear, in addition to clothes for warmer climates. Besides weather, there are tons of other factors to consider. Quick drying fabrics are great, and clothes that coordinate to let you mix and match.

The Packs

We spent hours searching for the perfect bag and chose to go with smaller/lighter backpacks to be as mobile as possible and have them be carry-on’s (versus checked luggage). I chose an Osprey Exos 46 bag that is super light weight, and Beth got a Kelty Redwing 40 that opens up like a suitcase and has lots of pockets for organization.

What We’re Bringing

We’re still adding and taking away things but here’s where things stand right now. My bag is weighing in at 26-27 lbs, and Beth’s at 29 + her day bag. I’m sure the contents will change along the way, so we’ll be sure to post an update at some point next year.

Root's List

PACKS
Osprey Exos 46
Novara Cycling backpack

CLOTHES
1 rain jacket
1 fleece jacket
1 button down long sleeve shirt
1 reversible long sleeve shirt
1 button down short sleeve shirt
5 t-shirts
2 pairs of pants
1 pair of convertible pants
1 base layer leggings
2 pairs of shorts
1 bathing suit
1 pair of sleep shorts
5 pairs of underwear
5 pairs of short socks
1 pair of hiking socks
1 hat
1 cold weather hat
1 pair of sneakers
1 pair of sandals
1 pair of thin gloves

ELECTRONICS
ipod
iphone
plug adapter
kindle
hard drive
battery bar + flashlight
USB hub
camera
gorilla pod

OTHER
sleep sack
toiletries
dry bag
wallet
umbrella
playing cards
quick dry towel and wash cloth
travel pillow
bandanna
binoculars
4 half packing cubes
pack cover
compression sack
headlamp
sleep mask

Beth's List

PACKS
Kelty Redwing 40
PacSafe Slingsafe 300 GII

CLOTHES
1 fleece
1 rain jacket
1 tunic
2 long sleeve shirts
1 dress
2 tank tops
4 t-shirts
1 skirt
1 skort
1 pair of leggings
1 pair of sleep shorts
1 bathing suit and quick dry top
1 base layer shirt
1 base layer leggings
1 sweater
2 pairs of pants (1 convertible)
1 top
5 pairs of socks
1 pair of compression socks
8 pairs of underwear
1 pair of sneakers
1 pair of sandals
1 pair of foldable ballet flats
1 pair of foldable flip-flops

ELECTRONICS
macbook air + charger
kindle
battery bar plus flashlight
hard drive
ipod
iphone

OTHER
pacsafe portable safe
cable lock
laundry line, sink stopper, laundry soap sheets
shopping bag
journal
sunglasses
business cards
duck tape
umbrella
money belt
travel pillow
sleep sack
pack cover
quick dry towel and wash cloth
4 packing cubes and 1 compression sack
"bag of awesome" (see below)
toiletries
malaria medication
brush
sleep mask

Beth's "Bag of Awesome"

Contains sewing kit, safety pins, earplugs, lip balm, eye shadow, pomade, string, rubber bands, scissors, mini cuticle cutter, nail file, tweezers, buff bandana, concealer, q-tips, hair bands.