I went home for a visit recently and decided that I just didn’t feel like bringing much stuff at all. (It’s home; I generally end up running around in leggings and a sweater all week. My family isn’t all that dressy anyway 🙂 )
So I grabbed my Tom Bihn Night Flight Travel Duffle and put in the basics:
- Survival kit (see contents below)
- iPad and keyboard cover + cables
- Noise cancelling ear buds
- Travel cpap + wall plug
- Some tshirts, socks and undies
- Miscellaneous stuff (glasses case, 1st aid kit zippy, power bank, gorilla pod, slim power adaptor, etc.)
It stands up in the corner of the center compartment and takes the place of several other pouches people tend to have. It is a LeSportsac Kevyn Cosmetic Case that has a large zip section and a side pocket. I have several dry toiletries in the big zip compartment, such as JR Ligget shampoo bar, tooth brush, tooth powder, an eyeliner pencil, lip stain, nail nippers, Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Swivel Stick (0.5 Ounce) and I made a tiny deodorant by remelting it into an empty swivel stick container. (Regular travel deodorants are handy but the form factor takes up a lot of room.) The side zip pocket has several short cables for charging my phone and iPad as well as micro USB for my travel batteries. I also keep a low profile power bank in there that stores tidily and lets me charge my phone at least once.
(I have a USB extender cable in my duffle so that I don’t have to worry about using those 3 inch cables in a wall plug 😉 )
This kit stays packed and moves with me from bag to bag. Mighty handy.
Not pictured: I do carry a pouch purse (usually the Side Effect) for my phone, wallet, etc. it’s much easier to get through security with that stuff at hand. I just got the Sidekick so it will be even easier to travel ultralight now!