Lee.......oh my gosh.......my jaw just dropped when I read your reply. Yes, judgemental, for sure. Apology appropriate.
Not all trips are possible with two shirts, sink-wash undies, etc. stuffed into a business-sized envelope. Some people also need to conduct business when they travel, and not everything is possible (or safe) on a smart phone....so tech stuff must tag along.
Lee, I would love to see how you would pack if you were going to a really hot destination along with a polar destination on the same trip....oh and toss in that you need special boots for zodiac landings and heavy jackets/gloves/hats. It is just downright unfair to judge other people.
But, I'll give you some tidbits so you can just TRY to have at me:
I just returned from a multi-destination trip that had high temps ranging from 98 degrees to low 40 degrees (with an early morning boat trip that day), gone for a total of 2.5 weeks. My carry-on (wheeled) was stuffed to the gills. In fact, just last night I thought about making a posting of: Gee what happens when your aging bones just won't allow you to (comfortably) pull your luggage off the carousel or place it/remove it from the overhead bin? My solution is currently my dear able-bodied spouse, but not everyone has such a spouse (and I pray mine will be with me for many more years). But, I'm thinking a small stack of $5 bills to offer to young people might be a fall-back plan.
Lee if you met me, I think you would declare me in the top 3% of fitness for my age group. I eat healthy, garden intensely (pick up 50 lb. bags of soil conditioner and mulch regularly), fit/slim/trim............BUT, that said, a ganglion cyst has started popping up on my wrist if I grab something too quickly or the wrong way, and my back can also hurt for a few hours if I grab something the wrong way. I will NEVER use a backpack, and I will continue to stuff a carry-on so I don't have to check luggage whenever possible.
On our recent trip, we needed shoes appropriate for wet/rocky environments, shoes for touring, flip flops for pool sitting, and nicer shoes/clothing for certain dinners. Everyone was shocked we had so little luggage (a rollaboard and a tote bag each), but don't even begin to tell me that we could have packed lighter..........Lee, you just do not have the right to impose your preferences or standards on other people. I guess what you are trying to say is that people should only do what you do, travel in the exact same manner, participate in similar activities, and don't plan wide-ranging weather locations in the same trip.................do you have that right?
Thumbs up for Nancy!!