2-3 days in the Tom Bihn Night Flight Travel Duffle

See my actual packing list for 4 days in my Night Flight Travel Duffle!
I’ve done several mini-trips for work that involved flying up somewhere one day and back the same day or even just catching the earliest flight the next day  home after delivering something or attending an important meeting.

But what if you got a free ticket to Vegas (but sleeping is such a buzzkill time waster)!?!? Or a quick flight on a no-frills airline for a family emergency? Or did you get stuck somewhere when your flight was canceled? Quick, versatile packing is a skill that is good to have.

I got the Tom Bihn Night Flight Travel Duffle for more than just minimal travel, but I know it could be used for up to 3 days travel if you are judicious. If I did need to add, the first thing that would go in would be a pair of leggings!

Here is my baseline for a day trip (via plane):


I don’t have much in the way of spare clothes but I do have clean (SmartWool) socks and undies that live in the orange TB Travel Stuff Sack and a long sleeve shirt for layering. I travel with the Ex Officio undies that are super comfy and wash/dry easily just like the SmartWool socks. I could add another short sleeve shirt if I wanted to extend a day.

Otherwise this is pretty much what I need to work and amuse myself for a day or so.

In my dry kit:



Wearing:  Columbia pants, quick dry (or wool) black t-shirt, black pashmina/shawl, lightweight jacket, smartwool socks, ex officio undies, black shoes

Packing: long sleeve wool shirt, wool buff (can be used as hat or scarf or headband, eye cover…).

For an extra day or 2, I’d also include another shirt and some cute leggings.

This all fit with room to spare 😉


Side pockets:


Center section:


The travel tray with my cord and wall plug:


Then my long sleeve shirt and buff folded in: