What’s up everybody? Welcome back to Vagabrothers. In this video, we’re going to show you how to pack for your winter trip and fit it all in carry-on. Now winter clothes are bulky, and the cold weather makes you want to pack a lot of things. So we’re going to show you what to pack and how to fit it in a bag that will fit in your overhead compartment. OK, so if there’s one tip that you have to remember, it’s about layers, layers,layers, specifically your under layers. So we’re going to show you straight up. If there’s one thing you’ve got to buy, right now, it’s the long johns. These are long pants that are thermal; they wick away moisture. You put these babies on underneath your pants, and then suddenly, you’re in Hawaii in the middle of summer. It’s great Wow! That’s quite the analogy. And you also have to call them babies. Slip into these babies. For your top layer, you’re going to want a thermal base layer. This thing is made by Smartwool, but it’s great because it breathes; it keeps the heat in, but if you’re sweaty and this thing gets wet, like if you’re snowboarding and get a little bit on your tail, it dries off quickly. Also pair that with a pair of socks. We have mentioned before the importance of buying a good pair of travel socks, but especially in the winter. You don’t want to be wearing a pair of white cotton socks. Get a pair of wool socks, and they will save your life. You probably need about three pair of this, two pairs of long johns, and I would say, you could get, you could just wear only these plain-colored Smartwool shirts, or the other option is is to use them, kind of like a base, and then just wear your normal shirts on top. So two thermal shirts, two long johns, two or three pairs of wool socks, and three pairs of underwear. Like always, we always recommend the smart, Exeficio quick-dry boxers. On top of that for the pants, whatever you normally wear. We like wearing jeans. We recommend the Traveler jeans from Banana Republic. The whole point is that you want to wear dark clothes because in the winter what happens is , you know, snow hits the ground, it mixes with dirt, it makes a lot of light colored clothes, dark. So, you don’t want to get stains. You want to wear some dark colored pants. Leave your white jeans at home. Yeah, don’t worry about those. So once you have the base layer, you’re going to want to start putting on some more. We always recommend these packable, nano -puff jackets from Patagonia. But any sort of light weight jacket like this, is great. This one condenses down. They pack into themeselves. So when you’re not wearing it, it packs down to a little square about this big. And when we get to the packing part on this video, you will see why these are extremely useful. Now this is good because if you’re in just above freezing temperatures, these are good to wear. If it starts snowing, though, you’re going to need to have some sort of shell on top. So you’e going to want to wear the equivalent of a ski or snowboard jacket. We wear these. We took these with us to Europe last winter. We wore these down parkas. These are not technically snowboard jackets, but they look good in an urban setting. Whatever you have. Unless you’re like us and you live in California, you probably have a decent jacket You’re going to want to wear that jacket on the airplane; you’re not going to pack this. Wherever you fly, you’re wearing the bulky jacket. Or at least when you’re checking in, and their checking your tickets or whatever, and if you need to, you don’t necessarily have to wear it on, you can just drape it over your arm, or whatever. But definitely, do not put that in your bag because it won’t fit. It will take up all the space. So…moving on to shoes. The most important thing when you’re picking shoes is not to pick too many. It’s so hard….shoes, shoes If people pack too many of anything, it’s shoes. You should really be focusing on getting yourself one pair of shoes that will be the most versatile in most situations. In winter time, that is usually a pair of boots. Now these are boots you could walk through a snow drift in these things. But the most important thing is that you want to have a good bottom. so that you don’t slip on the ice. And he’s not talking about your “butt.” He’s talking about the sole of your shoe. You want to have it so it’s ribbed and you’re not slipping on ice. That’s extremely important in the winter time because you will have a bruised bottom if you do not have good soles on your shoes. You also want to make sure that’s it’s not permeable. So leather is a good option. Now, you don’t have to have such a technical boot. You can wear something a bit more stylish. Just make sure it’s leather, it’s not permeable. You want to make sure that you keep the water out, no matter what you’re wearing. And higher boots are better than lower boots so you don’t get snow in. One last thing, we enjoy to try to stay fit on the road. To do that, we bring our winter exercise clothes, which is basically just a long work out shirt and a long work out pair of pants, plus some running shoes. And last, but not least, the accessories for your head, the beanie you’ve got a scarf.. the scarf is great. Do not forget this. And a pair of gloves. OK. So, we have all the stuff. Now the challenging part…….. fitting it all into a bag that you can carry on. Ready? Great! So first up. Shoes at the bottom, followed by pants, running clothes, extra two thermal shirts, tuck these bad boys in wherever there’s space, second pair of long johns, two spare pairs of underwear, two spare pairs of socks, button down shirt for formal occasions, quick-dry towel, packed down version of the nano-puff mid-layer jacket, and that’s pretty much it. Zip it up. Pack it down, and you can see there is almost a foot of space. Plenty of room for souvenirs Ok. so that’s it Your bag’s packed. You have your tickets; you’re ready to go. So as you can see, we’ve fit everything into this backpack, which is a 62 liter bag. It has always fit our carry-on for us. I think the key with carry-on is just doing with confidence. Don’t check this bag no matter what they say. When they ask you when you’re checking in, “Do you have any bags to check?” and you just say, “no.” And they’ll say, “Are you sure?” Yep! This one is 66 cm tall or 26 inches. That’s totally fine. The key is weight Every airline is different. Check before you fly. But as you can see, we still have a foot of space in this bag. That’s because we carry our camera equipment within this, as well. So we can do two months in Europe with this set up. I’m sure you can do a couple weeks. The key is this: do laundry more often , or just sweat it out. Or just be stinky I think the key, the main take away here is that you want to have a couple layers on top, and then you’re just changing out your base layers. You’ve got those long johns; you’ve got the thermal underwear and the thermal socks that will wick away moisture and just keep rotating that. And if you can’t change your shirt everyday, change your city. Gross. Anyways, guys, thanks for watching. If you’ve enjoyed this video, make sure you give it a thumbs-up, share it with your friends, and subscribe to Vagabrothers for new travel videos every week. And don’t forget. 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