Continuing my annual bag review tradition. I've greatly reduced the amount of items I carry with me each day from 2017. I now have items at-the-ready to add to my bag for the occassional overnight trip, but I no longer carry them by default. I also keep a duplicate of a few items at my work and home offices, so I don't have to lug things back and forth. This has made my back happier, and it makes it easier to find items.

  1. AER Fit Pack 2 - This is a new bag. I like the looks, but the jury is still out on if it's the bag for me.
  2. Five-Minute Journal.
  3. 13" MacBook Pro
  4. Amazon Basics Felt Laptop Sleeve
  5. Kindle Voyage with blue leather cover
  6. Apple Lightning EarPods
  7. DONGLES! Sigh.
  8. iPhone wall charger + cable
  9. Passport
  10. Tom Bihn Snake Charmer Bag - This one is handy for cords and cables.
  11. USB C Charger,Tronsmart 30W Dual USB Wall Charger with Quick Charge - This is handy, especially in hotels, and it charges quickly.
  12. Sunshine-tipway Memory Card Reader
  13. Anker PowerCore 20100 - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank
  14. Kensington international plug adapter with dual USB charging ports
  15. Aukey 4-port USB Car Charger
  16. Reaction Commerce Notebook
  17. Reaction Commerce Stickers
  18. Tom Binh accessory bag pen/pencil, clear
  19. Twin Tip Sharpie
  20. Zebra Sarasa Clip 0.5 Black Pen
  21. Pocket Size Tape Measurer This comes in handy more than you can imagine.
  22. Patagonia Ultra Light Down Vest - I often have an additional layer in my bag for temperature changes, cold conference rooms, cold planes, etc.
  23. Merino Wool Buff - This has multiple purposes. It pulls my hair back, it can be a scarf, and it keeps my head warm
  24. Muji business card holder
  25. Deck of cards
  26. Earplugs
  27. Lindberg n.o.w. eyeglasses and case
  28. bkr Glass Water Bottle
  29. Miscellaneous personal items
  30. Tom Binh accessory bag medium, clear
  31. Aveda Blue Oil
  32. Aesop Ginger Flight Therapy
  33. Advil and Aleve - small pill case from MoMA**
  34. Burts Bees Lip Shimmer
  35. Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment Skin Protectant
  36. Aquaphor Lip Repair
  37. Five Rain Spearmint Gum
  38. Refresh eye drops
  39. Glide Dental Floss
  40. Mirror - I got this at the MoMA store in NYC.
  41. Bandana - Never leave home without a bandana or handkerchief.
  42. Tissues Travel Pack
  43. Face and Hand Wipes
  44. Reflective, Neoprene Pant Strap for Biking
  45. Keep cup - This is the perfect size for to-go coffee.

Stay tuned for next year's report!