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Bagolution – RTW Packing List

Osprey Bag

[Update – Aug 1, 2016]

It’s hard to believe we’ve been on the road for 45 days now. Where does time go? We’ve had to make some slight changes to our bags. Below we’ve scratched out the items that were sent home or just left behind. Couple of new items were also added to the bags and few were moved from Kasm’s bag to ours. See our list below for details.


Bagolution!! Ok so we made that name up but pretty cool eh! I can’t take credit for it as it was Bruce that came up with it. Bagolution will be our attempt at seeing how our “bags” evolve throughout the year as we travel the world. We’ll update this list every 2 to 3 months as we add/remove/update items.

We did a proper test run of packing today. Let me tell you, trying to make sure your bag only weighs 10 KG is not easy!! Specially when the contents of that bag is for a one year trip around the world. But we did it!

Bruce and I have been reading a lot about how to pack light. A lot of planning and thought has gone into every single item that’s going into our bags. Bruce even weighed some of his socks to make sure only the lightest make the cut!

So here’s a list of what’s in each of our bags.

Bruce: Osprey Farpoint 40L


Clothes :

  • 3 T-shirts
  • 3 Collar short sleeve shirts – 2 Collar short sleeve shorts
  • 1 Polo shirt
  • Swim shorts/Shirt
  • Light hiking pants
  • Capri pant
  • Linen shorts
  • 4 Socks
  • 4 underwear
  • Fleece sweater
  • Ultralight shoes
  • Solomon light hiking shoes
  • Ulltralight Toque


  • Reading glasses (2 pairs), sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Backpack rain cover
  • Travel silk liner
  • Toiletries
  • Ultralight Packtowel
  • Small daybag – replaced with a lighter, more functional day backpack
  • Coffee grinder & Aeropress – (here’s why it’s the BEST coffee maker: 4 Minute Coffee)
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
  • MacBook Pro 13″
  • Seagate backup Plus external drive
  • Cables, memory cards, extra batteries
  • Belkin surge protector, Skross power adapter
  • Cable lock & small combination lock

Moved From Kasm’s Bag

  • Gorilla 6″ tripod
  • Skross power adapter
  • MOO Business cards

Baharak: Osprey Farpoint 40L



  • 3 T-shirts/3 tank tops
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Fleece sweater
  • Cardigan
  • Jacket
  • Dress – Added one in Budapest
  • Leggings
  • Capri yoga pants
  • Skort – Added pair of shorts
  • Bathing suit
  • 5 pairs of socks – 4 pairs of socks
  • 6 pairs of underwear
  • 3 Bras (1 sports bra) 
  • Ice breaker Toque
  • Scarf
  • Hat
  • Asics trail running shoes
  • 2  pairs sandals
  • Toiletries
  • Few Jewelery pieces


Moved from Kasm’s bag 

  • First aid kit
  • Water Sanitizer
  • Head lamp
  • MOO Business cards

Kasm: Osprey Escapist 25



  • 1 Shirt/5 T-Shirts
  • 2 Long sleeve shirts
  • 2 Pants (1 Convertible)
  • Shorts
  • Bathing Suit
  • 5 pairs of underwear
  • Toque
  • Scarf
  • 4 pairs of socks
  • Fleece sweater
  • Jacket – lost & replaced
  • 2 Pairs of shoes
  • Toiletries


  • PackTowel Ultralight
  • Travel silk liner
  • Wallet
  • Water Bottle
  • Sketch Book
  • Pencil Case
  • Camera
  • Cap
  • Small combination lock


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  • Reply Dee April 30, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Love this! Holy….I could never. Kudos to you guys. So exciting to live this adventure through/with you:) look forward to the next episode of bagolution :)),good one Bruce and nicely written, Baharak :)

  • Baharak Ghorbani
    Reply Baharak Ghorbani April 30, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Thanks Dee! It’ll be nice to see how the bags evolve over the next 12 months :)

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