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Pack light, travel far: Tips on packing light for your next flight

Pack light, travel far: Tips on packing light for your next flight

In the world of travel, less is definitely more. At Kovered, we champion sustainable travel with our range of stylish bags, crafted from reclaimed leather and cotton canvas. Whether you're jetting off for a weekend getaway or an extended adventure, packing light is an art that can transform your travel experience. Here are our top tips to help you master the skill of packing light for your next flight.

Why packing light matters

Travelling with a lighter load offers numerous benefits:
  • Ease and convenience: Breeze through airport security and avoid the hassle of checking in luggage.
  • Cost savings: Save on baggage fees and reduce the risk of lost luggage.
  • Environmental impact: A lighter suitcase means a lighter carbon footprint – and who doesn't want that?
  • You use what you take: We're all, well most of us are, guilty of overpacking every now and then. At least this way you will use everything you take and you aren't taking excess belongings 'just in case'. 

Our top tips for packing light

1. Choose the right bag

Your choice of bag can make a significant difference. Opt for a versatile, durable bag like our Trent 100% recycled holdall, it is spacious enough to carry your essentials whilst being compact enough to fit as carry-on luggage (we always recommend checking your airline specifications for carry-on luggage before flying).

2. Make a packing list

Ok, this sounds like overkill but creating a packing list is the first step to ensuring you only bring what you need. Write down your must-haves and stick to the list. This helps prevent last-minute additions that can quickly add up.

3. Pack multi-purpose items

Select clothing and accessories that can serve multiple purposes:

  • Neutral colours: Choose items in neutral colours that can be mixed and matched easily.
  • Layering pieces: Opt for lightweight layers that can be adjusted for different temperatures.
  • Versatile shoes: A pair of comfortable, stylish shoes that work for both day and night will save you space.

4. Roll, don't fold

This might seem obvious, but rolling your clothes instead of folding them saves space and minimises wrinkles. This technique allows you to fit more items into your bag and keeps everything organised.

5. Limit toiletries

Now, toiletries are where the weight adds up fast. Try transferring your toiletries into travel-sized containers. And keep in mind that most hotels provide basic amenities, so you can leave the bulky bottles at home. A solid shampoo bar and multipurpose soap can further reduce space and waste!

6. Utilise packing cubes

Packing cubes are definitely the latest revelation, and are an absolute game-changer for organisation and space-saving. They help categorise your items, making it easier to find what you need without unpacking everything. Seriously, if you haven’t invested in these yet, you are missing out.

7. Wear your bulkiest items

Yes, we're being serious. Whilst this is often joked about on social media, wearing your heaviest items on the plane frees up space in your bag, and keeps you comfortable in chilly aeroplane cabins.

8. Use technology wisely

Digitalise your travel documents, books, and entertainment. Use your smartphone or tablet to store maps, guides and boarding passes, reducing the need for paper copies, which are a faff.


Embrace the freedom of travelling light

At Kovered, we believe that travelling light aligns with a sustainable lifestyle. By packing mindfully, you can reduce your environmental impact while enjoying a stress-free journey. Our travel bags and holdalls are designed to support this ethos, offering durability and style for the eco-conscious traveller.

As you prepare for your next flight, remember that packing light is not just about reducing weight; it's about enhancing your travel experience. With the right approach, you'll find that less truly is more.

Ready to embark on your next adventure? Discover our collection of sustainable travel bags and holdalls, perfect for every journey. Embrace the freedom of travelling light with Kovered, and make every trip a memorable one.