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  1. #1
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    Synik 22 for 20 days in Asia

    Since the Synik is pretty new I thought you guys would like to hear about my packing list for Asia. (Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan)

    Clothing
    - 1x short sleeve wool blend oxford
    - 1x short sleeve wool blend t-shirt
    - 1x synthetic wicking tank top
    - 1x lightweight wool crew socks
    - 3x synthetic boxer-briefs
    - puffy jacket (Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody)
    - rain shell (Patagonia Alpine Houdini)
    (the above stored in a Eagle Creek Specter Clean/Dirty Full Cube)
    - windbreaker (Patagonia Houdini) - which I might end up leaving at home
    - hiking sandals (Xero shoes) in EC Specter Shoe Sac
    - sunglasses in slim storage case
    - tubular scarf (Buff)

    Electronics
    - mirrorless camera (Olympus OM-D E-M10iii) with pancake lens (Panasonic 20mm/ƒ1.7)
    - telephoto prime (Olympus 45mm/ƒ1.8)
    - spare camera battery and charger
    - flashlights (HDS EDC, Surefire Sidekick) and two spare batteries (2x CR123)
    - wireless headphones (AirPods Pro, Bose QC30)
    - UV water purifier (Steripen)
    - 10,000mAh battery (Ravpower Li-poly)
    - usb charger (Anker Powerport 2)
    - usb cables (generic multi-cable, watch cable, SD card reader)
    - ac prong adapters (type B, type E)
    - wireless controller (8bitdo SF30)

    Toiletries
    - 3oz sunscreen
    - 3oz liquid soap (Dr. Bronners)
    - 1oz calamine lotion
    - 1oz toothpaste
    - 0.3oz lip balm
    - 0.3oz moisturizer
    - eye drops
    - 2oz hair styling product
    - 3x insect repellant wipes (Natrapel/picardin)
    - dental floss
    (the above stored in a TB 3DOC)
    - electric toothbrush (Oral B AA-powered)
    - pack of tissues
    - tiny foldable scissors
    - nail clippers (Muji)
    - misc drugs (Tums, Pepto, Imodium, Benadryl, Allegra, Sudafed, Aleve, Dramamine, melatonin, caffeine)

    Miscellaneous
    - folding water bottle (Hydrapak)
    - eye mask
    - pens (Pelikan M205, Baron Fig Squire)
    - notebook (Field Notes)
    - packable tote bag (Chico Vita)
    - packable backpack (Sea to Summit Nano Pack)
    - carabiner hanger (small Heroclip)
    - passport

    What are all the pouches?
    - TB 3D Organizer Cube (toiletries)
    - TB Ghost Whale, mini (drugs)
    - TB Ghost Whale, small (Bluetooth controller)
    - TB Double Organizer Pouch, medium (Passport, cash, visa papers)
    - Topo Designs Accessory Pouch, small (in-flight items)
    - Topo Designs Accessory Pouch, medium (most electronics)
    - Muji clear plastic pouch (cables)
    - Muji clear plastic pouch (pens)
    - Eagle Creek Specter Clean/Dirty Full Cube
    - Eagle Creek Specter Shoe Sac
    - REI Lightweight Dry Sack

    Worn gear
    - 1x long sleeve wool blend oxford
    - synthetic tech pants (Western Rise)
    - sockless shoes (Allbirds)

    The Synik 22 swallows all of these things easily and could fit more. The whole thing weighs in at 14.5lbs., or just shy of the 7kg limit on many Asian budget airlines.

    In terms of how this is all packed,

    Left side pocket
    - wireless game controller
    - snack bar
    - plenty of room to spare

    Right side pocket
    - camera + lenses

    Bottom pocket
    - windbreaker
    - camera battery + charger
    - packable bags
    - plenty of room to spare

    Top pocket
    - TB Ghost Whale, mini, stuffed full
    - plenty more room to spare

    Bottle pocket
    - sunglasses, in case
    - electric toothbrush
    - collapsible water bottle, collapsed
    - drastically underpacked

    Main compartment
    - two medium-sized accessory pouches
    - one full clean/dirty cube
    - TB 3DOC
    - sandals
    - essentially full, but with room to cram stuff along the edges, possibly an umbrella

    Laptop compartment
    - just flat stuff really, papers and documents

    Finally, for the visual folk, I took a crack at knolling. Sorry for the potato quality photo; it’s late and I’m getting to bed.
    Synik 22 for 20 days in Asia-fe06e6ae-c8d3-47e0-a7ed-49ba18d3b923-jpeg
    Last edited by carrot; 11-13-2019 at 09:28 PM.

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    Great packing list! Are you going when it's gonna be winter in Japan?

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    This is really helpful. Thanks for sharing. Many of us still carry actual cameras. I’m using a Fuji XE-3 with the 27mm pancake, similar in size to your Oly.

    Do you wrap your 45mm lens in anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarpy View Post
    This is really helpful. Thanks for sharing. Many of us still carry actual cameras. Im using a Fuji XE-3 with the 27mm pancake, similar in size to your Oly.

    Do you wrap your 45mm lens in anything?
    I do, but Im not really dedicated about it. I have a little lens cinch pouch that I got with a different Panasonic lens.

    It was a tough choice to pick the 45mm. Its not a normal focal length for me but I wanted something with a little more reach and still a wide aperture.

    Its tough to stay committed to the extra bulk and weight of a camera as smartphones get better, but I still enjoy the physical aspects of shooting on a camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n2n2 View Post
    Great packing list! Are you going when it's gonna be winter in Japan?
    Yes, kinda. It should be 40-50F so not too cold. And were only there for a day for the transfer, sadly.

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