The hardest thing with minimalist packing is not choosing what to take, it’s deciding what to leave behind.
If you’d like to know about all the extra options for a slightly heavier but inclusive list, plus learn about effective packing organisation you can scan through our more comprehensive carry on packing list (coming soon). Right here, we’re keeping it minimalist! Aiming for just one bag of 7KG (15lbs) and sub 55cm x 40cm x 20cm = 22in x 16in x 8in in size. So, here are my suggestions for minimalist packing depending on what you want to achieve on your trip.
I personally favour compact smartphone + Travel Laptop as my optimum minimalist packing for trips of any length.


This is a non-gender specific list – though I have suggested male and female options of the basics (Like Shoes). Some items are tricky to get through security for your carry on packing list. This is the optimum options and how they get through security. That’s our optimized carry on packing list for backpackers wanting to do minimalist packing. Therefore, I present to you, an updated list of my earthly posessions for my next stint as a vagabond rock climber.
This entry was posted in San Francisco and tagged camping, Digital nomad, downsizing, gear, lists, Minimalism, tips, travel by Amy.


We’ve put together a carry on packing list for backpackers who really want to pack light, avoid problems at the airport and never have to check in baggage or stand in the long lines to check in. Zone out from the world and listen to music, movies and podcasts without annoying people around you. On really cold days you’ll need to wear half your minimalist packing wardrobe at once!



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