It’s safe to say that next to Naima and the little ones, my next love is packing things as a self proclaimed “professional”. (I literally can’t even write this through the very loud sounds of my dear wife’s laughter.) But alas, onward and upward. I thought it would be prudent to share with you some of my Dad style packing which will help to keep your back straight and, of course, to help in any situation where you may need something that could really make an impact on your trip. So without further adieu – my travel pack.
So, I’d like to mention that I’m not huge on the hype of new products, and while traveling, we have found that things either work – or they really don’t. Sustainability, is also really important to us for a few reasons.
One: we want to ensure that the things we buy are ethically sourced, and that if they don’t work; we aren’t contributing to the pollution of the planet (*and oceans most importantly for me) when discarding them. This is why we have a one-in-one-out process for all of our gear.
Two: when you are on the move as much as us, you tend to get burnt out on carrying things that are simply for comfort and don’t have any practical application.
I must say without any hesitation next to my minivan, and PeaCoat, my Icebreaker gear is in the winners circle of favorite products ever purchased.
I’ll spare the details in-depth on all the Icebreaker gear for now, but note these products are def worth their weight in gold. I’ll break down this pack below and move on to the goods that I actually carry… everyday… usually in the cold… with screaming children… and I’m often hungry.
Tactical Dad-ing with Icebreaker.
Since we travel all over the world, and often through multiple different climates, we used to keep both a winter pack and a summer pack. This meant that we had to have a bag stored in a different part of the world while we were visiting a different climent. However, with my Icebreaker gear, the natural merino wool fibers allow me to create a personal microclimate regardless of the weather outside. I can layer my body with different Icebreaker items based on need, and simply pack everything in a single carry-on. Feast your eyes on this.
Starting from the top left down.
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