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  • pocketsize
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    Thanks darbs. I'm not going to entirely discount the swimsuit, as the hotel has a pool. But yes, my list may change now that I know about the weather. Thanks!

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  • darbs
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    That is North Florida weather! I would plan for milder temps and just make sure you check the weather reports leading up to your visit. I have been bundled up in heavy coats and boots and then have been in shorts and a t-shirt. Eithervway, the water will still be pretty cold. Jacksonville beach area is really nice though.

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  • pocketsize
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    I was going by what Boyfriend's brother said, it was continually 80F and sunny last time they went (edit: It was in February, too) and brother went about with his girlfriend in short sleeves and sandals. Maybe they had a warm streak; maybe I misunderstood; who knows.

    Also, how is 3 pairs of shoes unreasonable? 1 pair of sandals/slippers, 1 pair of dressier flats as Boyfriend's birthday/Valentine's will be around that time and I intend to take him to a nice restaurant (not quite $$$$$$ but nice) and one pair of sneakers because Boston in February is freeeeeeeeezing and I am not walking about in thin sandals or equally thin but dressy flats. The flats in question are extremely lightweight and packable, the sneakers I'm wearing on the plane and the sandals are going to be packed.
    Last edited by pocketsize; 07-30-2012, 04:01 AM.

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  • darbs
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    Ok, first of all, you can leave the swimsuit, towel, and sandals at home. Jacksonville in February is not going to be warm enough to go near the water. I would swap out some of those short sleeve shirts for some long sleeve. Think thin layers. It will definitely be cold at nights and even colder if you are near the water. I imagine your wardrobe will change right before you leave. Be sure to check the weather. North Florida can be in the 30s in February or it can be in the 60s. I would also think about adding in a fleece or wind breaker. My North Face Denali is what I would take, but you might have something different/better that will work. While Jacksonville is Florida, it is definitely North Florida! Ithink the weather is going to be a lot different than you are anticipating.

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  • moriond
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    Originally posted by pocketsize View Post
    It may have been Maverick, there was a post he made where he mentioned the crazy creek stadium chair. Someone else said "oh wow an entire chair?!?" Of course when I want to find the post, I can't find it. There's a different post by Maverick where he mentions a crazy creek longback chair. That one may be a better option for my particular condition, with beach towel tucked underneath the seat and a possible early morning flight out of Logan, I will be goddamned if I am standing for 2+ hours in the security line. I do need some form of a backrest, so tucking a pillow into the carryon may not work unless I'm lucky enough to be next to a wall.

    (*grumblemidtwentiesistooyoungtobefallingapartgodd amnitgrumbleobscenitiesgrumble*
    Try these two posts by Maverick and follow up the links for the chairs:


    Originally posted by pocketsize View Post
    Also, link to the TriStar goes cruising thread? The search function is not as useful as I like.
    Here's the link to the http://forums.tombihn.com/packing-li...-cruising.html thread

    I use the Advanced search function and the tab for searching single content type. If you use the search thread link you need to then choose advanced search. Then I usually search posts on this page:

    If you're very disciplined, you can take a Western Flyer. But if you need to carry items that don't all pack flatly, then use the TriStar. And I would take fewer shoes.

    moriond

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  • pocketsize
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    I get the feeling I'll end up washing his skivvies, too, if not his laundry as well as mine. (*grumblemengrumble*) And when I lose weight I plan on getting underwear he won't mind seeing...:P

    Did the 14 days of underwear include bras and undies or all undies?

    Also, link to the Tristar goes cruising thread? The search function is not as useful as I like.
    Last edited by pocketsize; 07-28-2012, 08:50 PM.

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  • kmcg
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    Here's the packing list from a two-week trip with my TriStar, which is also posted in the thread "TriStar goes cruising". This is way more than you propose to take, so I'll suggest that you bring more undies (Just on the theory that Boyfriend may not be ready to see drying undies for 3/4 of the trip)


    Giant packing cube held all the stuff that was needed for the week on the boat:
    2 swimsuits
    large travel towel
    sarong
    lightweight hoodie beach cover up by Ex Officio
    Patagonia baggies swim shorts
    long-sleeved sun-protection shirt

    medium packing cube for tops:
    sleeveless Ex Officio buttoned shirt
    cotton short sleeve button shirt
    2 lightweight tees
    camisole/tank
    dressier linen shirt to wear as a light jacket over the tank
    lightweight cotton cardigan - the only item I didn't use at all on this trip

    medium packing cube for bottoms:
    loose linen pants
    Patagonia Sol Shorts - best thing I took, because they weigh about 2 oz, dry quickly, can be long or shorter, and are the color of dirt!
    Patagonia cargo skirt - also very light and functional
    Lucy long-ish capris - bright orange, so I didn't wear them daily, but they were fun to have

    small packing cube:
    14 days worth of underwear (I know, Lani will shriek if she reads this, but I don't want to do laundry while travelling if I don't have to!)
    socks
    pj's

    other stuff in the bag:
    Merrell sport sandals
    canvas mary janes, for dressier wear
    toiletries in three small bags
    the usual travel detritus - bungee cord with clips for a clothes line, ace bandage, converters, chargers, a book (thank goodness I can put most of my reading material on the iPad now)

    And I usually wore on the plane my travel pants with many pockets, a tee, an UnderArmour zip hoody, and tennis shoes. Carried the Co-Pilot with my electronics and on-board stuff.

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  • pocketsize
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    I was going to stick a pair of slippers in (have a thing about walking around barefoot on floors in public places because of my paranoid mother) but flip flops would easily suffice. Wondering if I could even trim that if I got a nice pair of waterproof and non blister causing sandals.

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  • TavaPeak
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    Just the right amount of shoes!

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  • barefoot
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    P.S. You are packing too many shoes

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  • barefoot
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    I think that going for the smaller bag and packing lighter is the way to go. The TriStar is my favorite and should work for your size, but the Western Flyer would be better. The forest/steel WF is nice and goes well with the black/wasabi LCB. Otherwise, if you love the navy bags, you should not settle for less. I wouldn't have a problem carrying the navy bag with the black bag together, I think all my Tom Bihns match regardless.

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  • pocketsize
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    Alright, maybe skip the beach towel and have more space for PJs, sounds like a plan.

    Actually, reading the forums/looking at reviews/ browsing Flickr is slowly convincing me of buying a WF instead. I know the option for navy in the WF isn't listed, but it may be, and I want to know: will TB's version of navy clash horribly with my black LCB? (Yes I know I could ask for fabric swatches and see for myself, but 5 days to get here versus someone giving me a simple yes or no answer...)

    (also *sigh* why did solar and indigo have to go away, would have been an instant sale if the bag was steel or navy or indigo/solar, though steel/ultraviolet would also be an instant sale.)

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  • Badger
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    Whether you use a TS or an Aeronaut, the towel is going to pose a bit of a problem unless you're taking something extra-compressible like a PackTowl. I'd suggest just using the hotel pool towels.

    I don't think Maverick puts the chair inside the Aeronaut; I think he uses the carry handles to secure it to the outside of the bag.

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  • dichroic
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    I've currently got my Aeronaut packed with stuff very close to your packing list (2 tropical-weight wool slacks, 2 button downs, 2 skorts, one l/s, two s/s and one tank-top T, one pair of shoes, toiletries, charging cables, plug converters, ear plugs, eyeshade, blow-up pillow, folding bag big enough to tote my laptop) and there's a fair bit of extra room in there - the main compartment is loaded barely more than half-height, so the Tri-Star ought to hold all of that.

    (The bad news for me is that I still need to pack a dress I forgot, plus laptop, power brick, phones, charger for one of those, wallet, Kindle, iPad and knitting, and light fleece or wrap for the plane; not sure it will all fit without taking a second bag.)

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  • pocketsize
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    It may have been Maverick, there was a post he made where he mentioned the crazy creek stadium chair. Someone else said "oh wow an entire chair?!?" Of course when I want to find the post, I can't find it. There's a different post by Maverick where he mentions a crazy creek longback chair. That one may be a better option for my particular condition, with beach towel tucked underneath the seat and a possible early morning flight out of Logan, I will be goddamned if I am standing for 2+ hours in the security line. I do need some form of a backrest, so tucking a pillow into the carryon may not work unless I'm lucky enough to be next to a wall.

    (*grumblemidtwentiesistooyoungtobefallingapartgodd amnitgrumbleobscenitiesgrumble*
    Last edited by pocketsize; 07-26-2012, 07:39 PM.

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