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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #161 on: November 03, 2022, 09:57:17 PM »
That's essentially a small duffle bag... I need something a lot smaller, preferably with a couple of pockets to keep stuff organized.
Many options if your search Amazon for "small items tote"
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #162 on: November 03, 2022, 09:57:21 PM »
That's essentially a small duffle bag... I need something a lot smaller, preferably with a couple of pockets to keep stuff organized.
I've used the older style laptop case with lots of pockets and dividers
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #163 on: November 03, 2022, 10:46:38 PM »
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=purse&crid=1J9RCE2WY86O2&sprefix=Purs%2Caps%2C150&ref=nb_sb_ss_pltr-ranker-20mins_2_4

Shockingly enough, this was the most helpful so far. Searching for "man purse" is finally yielding useful ideas.
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #164 on: November 03, 2022, 10:53:25 PM »
Shockingly enough, this was the most helpful so far. Searching for "man purse" is finally yielding useful ideas.

Not at all shocking. That was my immidiate thought, but then I couldn't resist posting the joke version, figuring you'd search for men's versions

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #165 on: February 22, 2023, 10:48:52 AM »
I always travel with a separate small bag for my in-flight essentials: headphones, phone charger, pillow (the middle one here), some snacks, and a couple other random things.

Normally both my carry-on bags are full with stuff I won't check in, so the stuff I need for the flight itself goes in a separate small bag. I've been using plastic shopping bags, and more recently, the bag United's amenity kit comes in. I tie it to my carry-on and have never been stopped. Both carry-ons go in the bin, and the small bag stays with me.

I'm sick and tired of these bags...

Anyone have a recommendation for a case or pouch that would hold the stuff listed above? It needs to be small and have an easy way to connect to a regular carry-on.

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #166 on: March 14, 2023, 06:05:43 AM »
Packing tip from my grandfather that he was taught when he was in the army:

To pack pants (trousers) by rolling them up instead of folding them. This way they aren't creased when you arrive at your destination. Works very well.

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #167 on: March 14, 2023, 08:03:49 AM »
Packing tip from my grandfather that he was taught when he was in the army:

To pack pants (trousers) by rolling them up instead of folding them. This way they aren't creased when you arrive at your destination. Works very well.

Same works for suit jackets.

You gotta know how to roll though ;-)

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #168 on: March 14, 2023, 08:07:52 AM »
Same works for suit jackets.

You gotta know how to roll though ;-)
For a jacket, I first turn it inside out. Similar to this:



I roll it after it's reversed, not fold it.

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #169 on: March 14, 2023, 08:42:37 AM »
For a jacket, I first turn it inside out. Similar to this:



I roll it after it's reversed, not fold it.

That is the way.

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #170 on: March 14, 2023, 08:12:22 PM »
I remember watching a video about the most efficient way to pack things. Rolling things up was most space efficient. From undergarments to outergarments.
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #171 on: June 11, 2024, 03:18:24 AM »
What's out there for a go to travel duffle bag that has wheels and is collapsible? So I can fold it up halfway into the trip?

Something like this from Walmart for $25. Nice and big when opened and has wheels weighing about 1-3lbs.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/seort/324160937

 What have you guys used.

I see @CR used a Samsonite bag in her TR but it has no wheels. I prefer something with wheels once I'm already spending money and don't care about the extra 2 lbs for th wheels.
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