Yesterday I made the difficult decision to exchange my Night Flight for an Aeronaut 30. Only challenge? My A30 is on backorder until late September, but I have an upcoming business trip in just two weeks. I thought about borrowing my boyfriend's new Pilot, but I knew I could do better than that
So I just test packed my Medium Cafe Bag and found it should easily do the trick!
In the main compartment, I put a small eBags packing cube with a skirt, two t-shirts, pajama shorts, pajama tank, and two pair of underwear. Next to it was my 3D clear organizer cube, attached with a key strap and filled with toiletries. I'll slip a small brush and my sunglasses in the empty space. My iPhone charger went inside an interior pocket, a few Lara bars in the other larger interior pocket, and pens in the pen pockets. My wallet went inside the zippered compartment along with my iPhone and earbuds. And, lastly, a notepad went in the outside slip pocket (where I'll also keep my boarding pass for easy access). I probably won't need it, but I can throw my iPad Mini in the mix if I decide I want to be a little more connected.
I've come a LONG way from "needing" to check luggage for work trips (or any sort of trip, for that matter), as evidenced by my failed attempt to pack carry-on only for a week-long work trip in 2011. I can't wait to try out this ultralight one-bag travel!