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How does anyone pack camera gear with carryon for flights?

 
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May 09, 2016 16:00 as a reply to  @ post 18000474 |  #16

I wish I knew how to pack just enough clothing to bring on trips. I always overpack clothes.


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May 09, 2016 16:05 |  #17

Pack your clothes and the day before you are going to leave, go in and remove 25% of all clothes, knowing that laundromats are always available pretty much everywhere in a worst case scenario. If you didn't run into trouble, do this again next time.


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May 09, 2016 16:42 |  #18

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Pack your clothes and the day before you are going to leave, go in and remove 25% of all clothes, knowing that laundromats are always available pretty much everywhere in a worst case scenario. If you didn't run into trouble, do this again next time.

I usually pack one set of clothes, plus I have what I'm wearing. That way I don't have to do the laundry with no clothes on.

I heard of a business traveller who travelled lighter than that. On the flight out, a flight attendant spilled a glass of milk all over his pants. The airline offered to have the pants dry-cleaned, but he had to decline because he had nothing else to wear.


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May 09, 2016 16:45 |  #19

Yeah, once you have mastered the art of doing laundry in your hotel room and using the clothesline to dry your clothes (works great with synthetic travel garments from a specialized travel store), you pretty much have unlimited range. I did a 15 day business trip once with 3 sets of clothes, including the one I was wearing. Had to do laundry every day and have 1 spare in case of mishaps, but I could have gone indefinitely with them.


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May 09, 2016 16:59 |  #20

My g/f also packs thing IN things. Stuffs 2-3 pairs of socks inside a pair of shoes or rolls up several pieces of underwear in a single shirt, for example. Also, not flat-folding; roll things up so they can be stacked in closer and on end. Works best if using travel garments like Sam mentions, as they don't tend to stay wrinkled after this sort of treatment.


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My g/f also packs thing IN things. Stuffs 2-3 pairs of socks inside a pair of shoes or rolls up several pieces of underwear in a single shirt, for example. Also, not flat-folding; roll things up so they can be stacked in closer and on end. Works best if using travel garments like Sam mentions, as they don't tend to stay wrinkled after this sort of treatment.

Packing shoes? That's an unknown concept to me.

I have one of those expensive travel shirts, but unfortunately it is wrinkled all the time. It dries fast, but just always looks dishevilled. Maybe it's time to try a different brand.


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May 09, 2016 17:45 |  #22

Scrumhalf wrote in post #18001508 (external link)
Yeah, once you have mastered the art of doing laundry in your hotel room and using the clothesline to dry your clothes (works great with synthetic travel garments from a specialized travel store), you pretty much have unlimited range. I did a 15 day business trip once with 3 sets of clothes, including the one I was wearing. Had to do laundry every day and have 1 spare in case of mishaps, but I could have gone indefinitely with them.

This is what you do if you want to not check bags. A briefcase and a carry on with three sets of clothes. A camera bag the size of a briefcase if you want that instead.


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May 10, 2016 19:36 |  #23

I just had to pack dress shoes in my duffel for my trip. Took up so much room. Wore my everyday shoes onto the plane. If it wasn't for that then I'd be better off with a lighter pack. I think I need to find a skinnier backpack to lug my camera gear in. My thinktank streetwalker and small duffel are around the same size...


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May 10, 2016 19:49 |  #24

This site has some good tips, especially in terms of keeping the wrinkles to a minimum. I found it useful years ago when I stopped checking in luggage.

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May 20, 2016 16:10 |  #25

For me when travelling with my camera gear, my carryon will have my clothes and non-camera equipment. My "personal item" carry on will be my camera gear (of varying size depending on what I'm taking). That usually suffices.


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