I’ve been seriously contemplating trying something different for my trip this year. (I’m mid-60’s, and this will be my 14th European trip.) Usually I take my Eddie Bauer 2-wheel Expedition 21 and my LL Bean Stowaway Daypack as my personal item. I ride a lot of trains, but this trip will be traveling by rental car in England/Wales with just a few trains, and I will join the RS Best of the Adriatic tour afterwards. I’m taking an EasyJet to/from the endpoints of the Adriatic tour; I did pay extra for space for my suitcase in the plane.
Six years ago when Sarah Murdoch first took the ultralight packing challenge she mentions in this video, I purchased the same G4Free 1 pound bag from Amazon and used it as a bag for domestic weekend trips and some tent camping.
Ultralight Bag Unpack
I weighed every single item in this year’s packing list this afternoon for my month long European trip, and the contents weigh 8.6 lbs. With the bag weighing 1 pound, that comes to slightly less than 10 pounds. (My LL Bean daypack would have my crossbody purse, itinerary papers and a few snacks in it.)
If you have packed ultralight for a European trip, could you give me any feedback? I would love to hear both the positives & negatives. And if you’ve used this G4Free bag, I would greatly appreciate your comments. Thanks so much!