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There‘s not much to write about Casual Clothes and Toiletries but it’s part of pack list. If the short comments in the History arn’t enough you find some more details below.
|Casual Clothes and Toiletries||Western Alps 2013||Eastern Adriatic 2013||Iceland 2014||Primus Rally 2015||Balkan Compact 2015||Siberia 2016||Baltic Sea 2016||Alpide Belt 2017|
|FlipFlops||320g||nice after long day in boots||1||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|trekking shoes||700g||for a walk||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|Haix Boots Airpower P9 Deser||1635g||tough conditions only||1|
|Cotton socks||45g||just don't do it||2||4||1|
|woolsocks||75g||average wools socks||1|
|FLM Synthetic/Cotton Mix socks (knee high)||70g||smells after a day||4||3||4||4||3||4|
|Woolpower Woolpower Liner Classic||50g||smells after 3 days||4||4||4||4||4|
|Woolpower thermosock 600||120g||feels like burning feet||2||1||1||1|
|underpants cotton||65g||just don't do it||4||4||4||1||2||3|
|Boxer Merino (tbd)||90g||2|
|Woolpower Boxer Briefs||90g||not elastic enough||3||3||3||3||3|
|Woolpower Long Johns 200||200g||on bike 5-10°C||1||1||1||1|
|Woolpower Long Johns 400||415g||on bike 0-5°C||1||1|
|Vaude undershirt Seamless Light Shirt||90g||for sweat transport||2||2|
|Woolpower Long undershirt 200||230g||on bike 15-20°C||1||1||1||1||1|
|Woolpower Long undershirt 400||510g||on bike 10-15°C||1||1|
|Vaude Long undershirt Seamless Light LS Shirt||90g||for sweat transport||1||2||2|
|Poloshirt cotton||240g||just for casual||2||2|
|Synthetic-shirt||174g||good ones smell after 3 days||2||3||2||2||5||4||5||3|
|Short||404g||just for casual||1||1|
|Pants||725g||just for casual||1||1|
|Lundhags Authentic Pants||618g||more elastic||1||1||1|
|Fjäll Räven Barents Pro||586g||mosquito proof||1||1||1|
|Trigema Fleece vest||305g||additional cold protection||1||1|
|Jack Wolfskin Fleece Jacket highloft||636g||mostly for casual use but also a nice pillow||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|Fleece Jacket thin||437g||replaced by the woolpower underwear||1||1|
|Bundeswehr german Army Parka||1800g||tough conditions only||1|
|Kappe||101g||essential with my hairstyle||1||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|Wollen Hat||90g||essential with my hairstyle||1||1||1||1|
|Toiletries and Medicine||2270g||2175g||2270g||2125g||2520g||2520g||2520g||2385g|
|Hairbrush||50g||no need anymore||1|
|Babyless Pro Haircutter||85g||small as a cellphone works with 2 AAA||1|
|sea to summit Travel Towel red small||60g||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|sea to summit Travel Towel green big||280g||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|shower gel 250ml||285g||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|hand laundry detergent 125ml||145g||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|hand cleaner 25ml||30g||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|Ortlieb First Aid Bag||600g||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|Small dressing material Kit||200g||additional on first aid bag||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1|
Shoes are heavy and need a lot of volume. I’m not happy with them and not without them. Easy to imagine, that I still haven’t found a good solution.
Socks must be merino for me. If you wash the socks and the inner shoe at least once a week you can prevent the worst. A thin merino socks worn below helps also a lot if you have to wear your waterproof socks for a longer time period. A special sock is the Woolpower 600g/m². I borrowed it a friend once and his comment was “like my feet are burning”. They are amazing but in wrong conditions they soon get wet by your sweat. I typical wear a thin sock below that I can replace and dry faster.
For underwear I prefer merino mostly because I don’t like the feeling of the synthetic stuff. The Woolpower stuff is my best shield against cold. During the Primus Rally I needed them all. The 200g/m² as first the 400g/m² as second layer. Merino stays warm when it’s wet isn’t completely right. It’s just less cold then cotton or synthetics. A nice tricks to stay warm in cold conditions is switching first and second layer. The wet previous first layer dries faster and the previous second layer keeps you dry and warm. Staying dry is the most important rule anyway. Have some underwear in spare if you will sweat during you activities and don’t hesitate to take of some clothes when you realize that you’re sweating just don’t do it if you are already totally wet. It is the bacteria that make you sick, not the cold. During all my trips I never felt the need to wash my Merino underwear. Hang them out when it’s possible that’s enough.
During motorcycle trips I have 100% synthetic shirts. I haven’t tried merino shirts yet but I think I’ll do soon. Good synthetic shirts are a bit difficult to find. If they feel soft and fleecy it’s most likely good if they feel hard and rough they will scratch and smell soon.
Short pant long pants? Why no Zip off pants? Maybe I just haven’t found one that I liked yet. But I like the Authentic Pants for activities where you walk a lot. In the camp around the fire and especially in mosquito areas the Barents are a better choice. The swimming trunks are a nice2have item. You can also swim in your underwear or in shorts. I would just take them with me if I plan to stay at the beach somewhere.
The Jack Wolfskin highloft is my favourite jacket. I guess I never worn a jacket as often then this one. It also does a good job as pillow or as additional insulation below the riding suit. I guess any other highloft fleece jacket will to the trick too. The thin or average fleece jacket isn’t that functional therefore I prefer my comparable 200g/m² woolpower shirt. Maybe it’s different with an highend version. The Fleece vest is a layer you can wear below the riding suit without reducing the flexibility in your arms to much. The old Army Parka (or any other Parka) is great for Winter meetings. It’s long, warm and not flammable. Because it’s not waterproof I wax it with Greenland wax before every use.
Caps and Hats are essential for me since a friend accelerated my decision for a new hairstyle. I own them in different styles and choose them matching to my other clothes and mood. Important to know is that you need a hat in winter for sleeping too. If your head gets cold during a night you will wake up with a horrible headache.
Toiletries are essential but I reduced them to a reasonable minimum. The 50ml you can buy for the Airplane are not a solution for you weight problems if you go for a 2 Weeks trip. You can fill now everything in appropriate containers or just take one already in use with enough left. That’s my way. Complete full containers are critical anyway. My shower gel opened not just once during trips. Maybe fill a bottle with drill closure would be a good solution 😉
Of course you take a First Aid kit with you. But medicine is available all over the world because everybody needs it. Travellers reported me that their at home bought products didn’t work with the problems they had abroad. It doesn’t make sense to take everything with you. A good advise can just come from a doctor so speak with yours. It’s necessary anyway to check which inoculation are necessary. Prepare yourself by at least reading a book about First Aid if you plan to travel to countries where help isn’t available in 15 minutes. For German readers check for example “Outdoor- und Survivalmedizin” from Johannes Vogel.