Top Travel Gear | Let’s start with some general thoughts. Chili and Churp prefer to conquer even longer vacations with NO check-in luggage! That’s quite a challenge, but doable. It definitely means: no fancy clothes for fancy occasions, no make-up tool kit, just two pairs of shoes and limited gear. Our preferred way to do it: we start our trip with well worn clothes and replace them with brand new buys while on vacation.
Which travel gear to choose?
Example: When it comes to travel photography, pro level reflex cameras such as Canon EOS and Nikon D are too heavy, too bulky, need at least 2 different lenses, and are too expensive. So that’s a no-go. But with a lightweight mirrorless compact camera we would have a match, as long as it is pro enough to zoom in a butterfly from 100 meters distance. This and other gear related questions we will be answering with our product reviews, emphasizing the following travel items: cameras, headphones, shoes, torches, backpacks, shavers, underwear and a bit of other travel related clutter.
Airlines usually limit carry-on luggage to 8kg. Hikers know from experience: even 8kg can be an uncomfortably heavy load for most of us on day hikes. So let’s settle with 7kg max. weight as a packing goal. Your backpack itself will be the first kg. If you depend on a laptop while on vacation: there goes your second kg. Camera, shaver, smartphone, toiletries, cables, adapters: we are at 3kg, still having 4kg left for shoes and clothes. That’s plenty. 4 pairs of socks, 4 shirts, 4 pieces of underwear, 1 shorts, 1 swimsuit, 1 long trousers … We are good to go.
Top Travel Gear
BACKPACKS | a bit fancy with solar is ok, USB and such, but affordable please.
HEADPHONES | with noise cancellation, still reasonably cheap.
COMPACT CAMERAS | lightweight, small, kind-of towards pro level.
SHAVERS | affordable, cordless, multi-directional flex heads please!
HIKING SHOES| durable, lightweight, comfortable.
CAMPING LAMPS | lightweight, cheap, preferably with Solar.
RFID PROTECTED WALLETS | … and Passport Holders
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