What’s in a Minimalist’s Travel Bag?

About the bag: https://gopakt.com

By now you probably know we’re making our first physical good—the travel bag from our documentary, MINIMALISM—but you might not know how we personally use the bag.

We’ve seen all kinds of “packing hacks” videos online, so instead of showing you how we pack, we made this unpacking video to show you everything we travel with when we’re on the road—be it one week or one year.

By the way, if you’re interested in the bag, you can support its Indiegogo campaign at http://gopakt.com. But before you do, please read our thoughts about conspicuous consumption: http://minimalists.com/conspicuous

Travel items mentioned in this video:
Signal pants: http://missionworkshop.com
Teeshirts: http://savekhaki.com
Ring: http://ouraring.com
Sleep mask: http://amzn.to/2gQCPdF
Earplugs: http://amzn.to/2vLdepb
Quick-dry towel: http://amzn.to/2wP3M78
Travel hairdryer: http://amzn.to/2wOSXlm
Travel yoga mat: http://amzn.to/2xjH5cJ
Yoga strap: http://amzn.to/2gQxjnM
Yoga pants: http://amzn.to/2xjFAeD
Socks: http://bombas.com
Underwear: http://amzn.to/2wOTiVa
Dobb kit: http://filson.com
Minimalist shoes: http://amzn.to/2vLEEuR
Flip flops: http://amzn.to/2jc3imP
Shorts: https://mylesapparel.com/
Coffee: https://banditcoffee.co/
Kettle: http://amzn.to/2wOJziC
Small notebook: http://amzn.to/2wNOznn


Sr Moyre says:

Im bold but yeah true.

sah says:

His voice reminds me of Jeff Goldblum

David Bey says:

What equipment do you guys use to shoot video like this while traveling?

antodoyler says:

This bag looks different from the three on the website ? it looks chocolate colored or something or am I blind ?

Andrei Mares says:

You carry the coffee and Ryan carryes the camera?

Adrian Cimpan says:

Too much stuff in my opinion, but I definitely like the bag!

sesil 00 says:

Love the bag but the weight of the bag thought

Jose's Planet says:

My god, was that cleaning wipes bit a really dirty joke?

Marco Melluso says:

How marketing creates its own opponents and can sell them as well! I was thinking to watch youtube advertising all video long! Ridiculous!

Linda Yen says:

PJs would the extra thing I would add ☺️

Ali Bay says:

OK. So I don’t need half the bag it seems. Good to know

Forte Astro says:

Ripped my running shorts and pants…in Philippines.

yfzi says:

I think most people fail to realise that this is what you are packing for a YEAR. So they are questioning hair dryers and coffee makers…

Phoebe Graveyard says:

I just really want to drag Ryan to MEC ( Mountain Equipment Co op] There are thin nylon pack bags that would keep clean from dirty, keep shoe dirt from clothes add virtually no weight and make it easier to pull out only clean clothes. I tea instead of coffee and trade the hair dryer for a mascara and a tube of lipstick but basically the same.

Gandalf4568 says:

Balloons! Are you a looner?

vanco says:

i wont go without a water bottle !! nope

itschelseytyler says:

Having three phone chargers doesn’t seem minimalist to me. I just use one and switch it between my computer, wall and car. Also the dock for the phone? Just seems like extra to me but great video

DAN FORD says:

is that william fitchner

Syed Rahim says:

Obviously a minimalist does not need condoms

Julie Anderson says:

All of that seems pretty normal and not that minimalist at all for on the road.

J P says:

What a stupid video.

Beth Nicholson says:

Where can I find a cheaper alternative of this bag?

Samski says:

Thanks for sharing! You’re so gifted. I like to travel also:)I not long ago shared my first ever movie – My travel diary in Queenstown. Eep!Would definitely enjoy your feedback on my video/editing so that I will get better like you!

Lynne Conacher says:

quite disappointed with the cost… not what I would consider minimal

jmm_2104 says:

I love this video! It’s not extreme, it’s very doable for the average person, I think. I always bring ear plugs when I travel because they take up no space and they are a LIFESAVER! Noisy airports, loud hotel neighbors, etc. I even wear them at home sometimes!

James Brown says:

That baby wipe comment. That’s the sort of thing that can come back to haunt you.

Plus you don’t wear a watch because of accutruments but you have a sleep tracker ring? Lol.

Anyway, thanks for the vid. Has given me some food for thought. I don’t have any hair so I’ll replace the hairdryer with a model of the international space station.

maanyaa Panwar says:

I need that bag in my life but I’m broke

richfrommitch says:

One plastic bag. Put the dirty clothes in it.

A Terrainye Hicks says:

How do you NOT PACK for the JUST IN CASE??!!! I need Jesus… my bag is always 70 lbs!!!

kickazz 12 says:

Does he do physical therapy or not

sah says:

also this is amazing

Elise Park says:

What size towel is that?

Caroline Lu says:

I would love to see a woman pack this bag and actually address packing lingerie!

Two Thousand says:

Not minimal, but I’m still impressed. You fit a lot of crap in that bag.

Pepsi Role says:

The intro says Pakt One ( it’s supposed to be Part one )

Serene says:

k bye. aint gon bring this much shit

Josh Whittick says:

dude come on you dont need a hair dryer

galetaf says:

blonde skinny elon musk

Lisa Moore says:

Hey loving your work thank you so much. I’m a yoga teacher so I love that you take your yoga mat with you.
I Just heard you say “I have a really bad back’ and I wonder if you could let go of saying that…..regardless of what is going on with your back…
If you could let that go of saying that and replace it with something such as ‘I do yoga and it helps my back…’ Sometimes letting go of things that we say can be as powerful as letting go of things we have. I really hope that helps. The cells in your body listen to every thing that you say and respond accordingly. An opportunity to ‘let go…’ of some beliefs that don’t serve you can be some powerful letting go. Similar concept to when you say you let go of the regret, in a previous video.
Thanks again. Most inspired. x

Smilez__Matthew DeVico says:

I love the quality and simple organization of this bag. Were can i buy this bag. Is it only on lone or can I find it in stores. How much is it?

Vicki Terry says:

Can you do a video on why women carry so much in their purse, please?

tnetroP says:

Hairdryer? I go extreme minimalist and just shave it off!

OK, I went bald 🙁

Chelsea M says:

A cold weather pack would be interesting to see.

K.D.P. Ross says:

For context … This is minimal … compared to *what* !?

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