The Professional Nomad Wardrobe

I’ve spoken before about Monochrome Simplicity, every item of clothing I own is black. I take it one step further – each item is the same brand (mostly Outlier or Icebreaker). There are some exceptions to this rule but essentially this simplifies life further for me (in terms of what to buy / wear / wash). I own 51 items of clothing, and they all fit in to one cabin luggage sized bag (which simplifies moving). Here’s the list:

Weighing a total of 11.432Kg. And here’s what that little lot looks like (save for what I was wearing):


Bottom right are:

  • Ultralite Packtowl XL 104g
  • Sea To Summit Ultrasil Daypack 72g
  • Sea To Summit Utrasil Duffel Bag 78g
  • Expandable Coat Hanger 29g
  • Etihad Mesh Sack (used for storing washing on the go) 28g

I am a big fan of Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Cubes for keeping things organised and I use them for all of my clothes. Here’s what they look like cubed:


In the photo are:

  • 4x Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Cube Full 28g each
  • 2x Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Cube Half 18g each
  • 2x Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Cube Quarter 14g each
  • 2x Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Cube Tube 19g each

So for the weight watchers among you that’s 214g of organisation – but then some packing cubes weigh that much on their own!


And packed:


The bag is a 48L Samsonite Spark Cabin Bag (55cm x 40cm x 20cm) weighing 2.5Kg. All packed the bag weighed in at 12Kg on the nose, which means I was wearing about 2Kg of clothing (including the 1.2Kg Dr Martens – always wear the heaviest items :).

I will be explaining my clothing choices in my next post – although many of these are covered in my Onebag Packing List 2015

I am a one-bagger when I travel, but I live out of two bags. My Tortuga Air backpack (also my travel bag) is normally home to my tech and my gear; a topic for another post.

5 thoughts on “The Professional Nomad Wardrobe

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  5. 55 x 40 x 20 = 44000 which is 44L. Given the space the material, handle and wheels take up that bag is about 35-40L. I have no idea why Samsonite claims it is 48L.


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