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  1. I haven’t seen them in any shops yet, but they look pretty good. That’s what they pay the photographer for, so I guess they should!

    I’ve just worn out my second pair of Meindl walking shoes and am looking around a replacement. My problem is they need to be toned down enough to wear to work — unlike most brightly coloured walking shoes. I also have my Vibram Five Fingers which are great if that’s what you’re into.

  2. I saw those walking shoes at REI while in Seattle. They looked super comfy and they were soft and pliable. I didn’t try them on, but I would have no problem trusting the company and buying them. These folks know their stuff.

  3. Thanks to all for your advice. 🙂 I’m trying to do research in advance for my next trip. I saw these in the huge REI in Seattle and couldn’t get them out of my head. They’re so light, it’s insane.

  4. Great list! Have you found a good lightweight pair of walking shoes? I’ve seen these (only 8.5oz/240g!) at REI (American hiking/mountaineering store) but they’re new so I’m not sure if they’re up to a ton of traveling.

  5. I definitely second the items on this list. That’s very similar to my general packing list. Roughly enough for a week and then washing needs to be done. Packing for a week ends up being the same as packing for 3 months.

  6. Thanks for the good advice.
    I planning a long trip, so I need to pack only the most important clothes. I’m gooing to both worm and cosl places. But figured that additional clothing can also be bought (and sold) on location. But I think this 15 will be on my general packing list.

  7. @Peter: I definitely agree that packing for a week and a month should look very similar. Apart from obvious weather-related items that is. When you’re travelling through different climates or for a very extended period you might need extra range.

    @Tom: Glad it was helpful. Please let us know how your extended travel goes.

    @Everyone: Thanks for your comments. They’re much appreciated.

  8. C & L – loving these podcasts and plowing through 45 mins worth every day to catch up. In this episode (83 What Clothes to Pack) you mention along with Craig’s kilt an “E.A.”? Is that what you’re saying. Can’t quite tell but am curious as to what it is.

    Thanks loads,

    Christopher

  9. Hi Christopher,

    Great to hear you’re listening. We hope you’ll keep joining in on the comments too — it’s what makes the hours of prep fun 🙂

    The skirt is pronounced that way “ee” like “see” then “ay” like “way”. It’s written ie (each vowel is pronounced individually in many south Pacific languages).

    I search around for some more information and found some here. The full name is “Ie Fai Taga” — “with pockets”.

  10. I just tried sending the company linked above an email to thank them from the information and got a permanent failure error. I wouldn’t try buying anything through them unless you can get in contact.

  11. Thank you for this great article. Packing is always worst part of the travel and it’s good to get some advice from experienced travellers. Unfortunately I always pack too much stuff, so I’ll bookmark your list and stick to it the next time:)

  12. You guys are fantastic! One item my customers have said they like to pack is tights. They are easy to pack and go under shorts when the weather is mild. Even in cold climates woolen tights are much warmer than pants. Keep up the great work. We are envious!! I wish I had the energy you two have.

  13. Thank you for sharing this post, its very informative. Always carrying comfy clothes and never go for fancy heels and all ,choosing a right pair of comfy shoes is adviceble . Thanx this post will help me plan great for my next trip.