I previously covered what we packed for travelling carry-on with a toddler for me. Now we’ll be covering the other half’s packing for the same trip. This one is a little easier, as most of bub’s gear was with me, so this is really just a carry-on packing list for men. Given how little ended up being packed, there would have been plenty of room for dad to have carried all of bub’s clothes as well. *saves this for later* But we used the space to pack extra bits for bub like her monitor (first trip away, we wanted to make sure we could keep an eye on her), more nappies, and extra bits of kid-tertainment.
The following packing list includes items worn (marked with an *), and the remainder fit into hubby’s carry-on (a backpack). Where more than one item is listed and asterisked, one set was worn.
Depending on your personal body chemistry and frequency of laundry, you may need to pack a couple more items. Otherwise, airing between wears can stretch this capsule out quite a bit.
- 3x short-sleeve t-shirts (2x Hedrena – similar merino, 1x graphic)
- 1x Hedrena long-sleeve t-shirt (similar)
- 1x button down shirt* (similar)
The short and long-sleeve t-shirts could be layered with each other or the button down shirt if extra warmth was needed. We like merino shirts because they’re light, keeps you warm, and actually dries pretty quickly.
These are pretty straight forward. Jeans because jeans, and chinos can be dressed up a bit if needed, but are still good casual wear. And two pairs of pants because you always need a pair and a spare for while the other is in the wash.
The sweater layers with the other tops. These are good in merino as well for the same reasons as the t-shirts. The jacket is great for its practicality. It gives you some rain protection, and other than the branding, is quite respectable for general use. Wouldn’t pass muster at places with strict dress-codes or formal occasions, but if we could find similar with more subtle branding (and perhaps without elasticated cuffs), it’d be pretty perfect.
- 5x underwear*
- 1x dress socks*
- 3x crew socks
We’ve discussed two pairs of socks and jocks is generally enough, but hubby like the buffer because he can’t be bothered washing daily. Given how few pieces he needed to pack, it isn’t as though there wasn’t room for it.
Both work for casual, but the oxfords again can make an outfit a bit more smart than casual. Make sure you use waterproofing spray on suede.
- 1x Belt*
- 1x Cap*
- Shorts and shirt for sleeping