For many of us the flight to Ireland is long, includes at least one layover, and takes place overnight, ensuring a bright and early arrival on the Emerald Isle. While the majority of travelers to Ireland think quite a bit about what to pack, not as many think about where to pack it.
Simple truth- the items you pack (or don’t) in your carry on bags can have a huge impact- not only during your flight, but once you land, as well.
When it comes to Irish weather, I’m a firm believer in layers, no matter the season and while the Molly Jacket isn’t specifically a raincoat, it is made with a water resistant poly material with a Teflon treatment, so it sheds water well. It’s not a thick jacket, so it is versatile for any season and you can layer under it easily without feeling extra bulky. For warmth I add a Merino Blend Long Sleeve shirtnofollow as a base or mid-layer as it is so thin and very warm.
I’ve always considered myself rather an expert packer. Packing for a trip is like a puzzle – and I love making all the pieces fit. So when my eldest went away to camp last year I packed her bags with precision, making sure she wouldn’t take up too much space in the cabin while being sure she would have everything necessary for her week away.
Upon my return to pick her up, I found this…
It’s rather obvious my daughter doesn’t share my organizational skills…
It’s fair to say I’m pretty adept at packing. And, while I tend toward over-packing (especially when we are driving to destinations), I do try to keep my packing lighter when I am flying.
Our most recent trip, however, had a mix of activities – from outdoor pursuits which required warm gear, to city evenings with friends, to a luxurious dinner in a castle. Which left me packing quite a few more clothes than I normally would. As I thought about the best way to pack, I began to wonder, which is best: Space Bags or Packing Cubes?
So I gave myself a little challenge, a head-to-head, apples-to-apples comparison of Space Bags and Packing Cubes. And I put it all on video.