My husband and I are planning our first trip to Italy. We have always checked our bags, however, our intent is to only use carry-on rollers and small backpacks. We have already purchased the Rick Steve's Roller Bags during one of his sales. As I replace old items I have been buying items that stowaway into themselves or pack up into a small pouch. It's amazing how small some of these items can pack into.
Has anyone else purchased items that pack into themselves or stowaway into small items?
I'm trying to find a women's packable raincoat. I currently use LL Bean's raincoat, but it can be rather bulky to carry around if I'm not wearing it. Has anyone found a nice raincoat that packs into itself?
Here are some of my items that I was able to get on sale or clearance:
Eddie Bauer's Packable Duffle: We can use this bag to bring home any treasures we purchased during our travels, and we will check our Roller Bags. http://tinyurl.com/EB-Packable-Duffle
Eddie Bauer's Crossbody: To use when we don't need to carry our backpacks, but want a small bag to carry snacks, rainjacket, gloves, tickets, maps, etc. (Passports and Money will be stored in Neck Wallets)
Packaway Vest: http://tinyurl.com/LLB-Packaway-Vest
Packaway Jacket: http://tinyurl.com/LLB-Jacket