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Everything I Packed
The contents of my 35L pack for my three month RTW trip. Total weight: 9.3kg / 20.5lb

How I Packed for a Three Month World Trip

June 8th, 2015

Update August 9, 2015: I’m back! I’ve updated the following post with a few more details, images and tips gleaned from my travels. Also, here’s a wishlist with all of the mentioned items that are available on Amazon.

I had a few free weeks to prepare for my three month round the world trip. My eyes were set on a backpack: the Patagonia Black Hole 35L pack. I thought it’d be just the right size, water-resistant and carry-on appropriate. When I stopped by the Soho Patagonia store, a friendly fellow named Kyle greeted me. Kyle worked on a boat and spent the off-season working retail as well as doling out welcome advice to newbies like me. When I asked him if he had any packing tips, he paused and chose his next three words very carefully, “moisture wicking underwear.”

I knew I wanted to pack light because my travels involved only a few days in most cities. I’d be on the move through almost two dozen cities. That said, I also needed to prepare for both warm and cold climates since I’d be hitting the Northern and Southern hemispheres. After a few days of research and a few hours of shopping, I whittled down my gear to the 9.2kg (20.5lb) you see above. Here’s what I packed.

By the way, this post contains a handful of affiliate links. I was in the middle of writing when I realized I could get rich if hundreds of thousands of people purchased moisture wicking underwear using my links. Learn more.



“If you can’t get more than two wears out of it, don’t bring it.”
—Guy at Patagonia Store in Soho


Electronics & Accessories

Kevin in Buenos Aires

That green Hikpro collapsible backpack is the business. Photo taken in Buenos Aires by my friend, Ema.




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