How to pack a two-week holiday into a medium-sized Antler suitcase

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Woohoo! I’m back with another packing post for you all.

In this post we are going to attack the packing task that is a two-week holiday.

I don’t know about you, but I find that for most holidays it’s clear which case you take, right?

For a weekend away… a weekend bag.

For a Ski trip… most likely a large bag because of the sheer volume of clothes you’ll need to keep you snug.

For a one-week holiday… a medium-sized case.

For a backpacking trip… a backpack.

For a two-week holiday though? I’m always torn between my medium case and my large case.

Antler recently challenged me to pack a two-week holiday into a medium-sized suitcase, which actually wasn’t too much of a challenge, seeing as the medium-sized case is usually my preference for a trip of this length anyway.

So let’s go through the advantages and disadvantages of a medium case, and why, for a two-week trip, the medium case is my choice.

Packing into a medium-sized suitcase…

Advantages

  • You’re less likely to over-pack and exceed the weight allowance…
  • …and therefore less likely to incur extra charges at the airport for excess baggage
  • There’s less weight for you to carry to the airport and then to the hotel
  • It actually fits everything you need in it… or enough if you pack correctly.

Disadvantages

  • Even if you want to, you can’t take every single outfit or every pair of shoes
  • Packing is a little more stressful, as you have to be more selective than with a large case

That’s all I can think of!

So, to address the disadvantages all we need to do when packing is…

a. Plan a little more carefully, if you’re one that tends to over-pack.

b. Have a little list that you can use as a guideline.

What went in my medium suitcase for a two-week holiday?

This packing is based on a two-week active adventure, based in Europe during the spring season, so temperatures between 15-25°C.

Top tip: You’ll fit a lot more in your case if you roll everything. Rolling also prevents a lot of creases in your clothes if done tightly! 🙂

Clothes:

  • 3 t-shirts
  • 3 tank tops or vest tops
  • 3 evening tops to go with shorts or jeans
  • 2 day dresses
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • 1 pair of denim shorts
  • 1 pair of hareem pants (light, long, casual trousers)
  • 1 evening dress
  • 1 pair of dungarees
  • 1 sports Bra
  • 2 pairs of gym leggings
  • 1 sports top
  • 1 thermal layer or thin, waterproof jacket {my North Face one is amazing, so snug and rolls up super small!}
  • 2 jumpers
  • 2 long sleeved tops
  • 2 bikinis
  • 7 sets of underwear
  • 4 pairs of socks

Shoes:

  • 1 pair of workout trainers
  • 1 pair of hiking shoes
  • 1 pair of sandals
  • 1 pair of flip flops

Accessories:

  • 1 bobble hat {for altitude hikes / cloudy days}
  • 1 pashmina scarf {which also acted as a beach blanket}
  • Laundry bag
  • Gopro + accessories
  • Book to read
  • Microfibre towel
  • Portable speaker
  • Backpack

Toiletries:

  • toothbrush and toothpaste
  • face cleansers and moisturisers
  • hair brush and a few hair bobbles
  • make up bag
  • suncream and face protection
  • perfume

That’s what’s in my suitcase for 2 weeks of adventure!

Anything that you’d add?

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Things I love about Antler suitcases…

  • The inbuilt locking system
  • They are amazing quality and give off classy vibes
  • The 10-year warranty

Reasons I think great luggage is a worthwhile investment…

  • If you are a keen traveller you will get so much use out of it. Buying a decent quality case will cost you just as much money as a cheap suitcase you buy, which breaks and then needs replacing.
  • If you’re anything like me and fill your suitcase to the brim with clothes, having decent luggage will mean that when you are sitting on the suitcase and forcing the zips around to secure the suitcase, you know the suitcase is strong and won’t pop and break open – haha!
  • If you travel loads, having good quality luggage means that you know your luggage is durable and can withstand your lifestyle.

The Camden medium suitcase (featured in this blog post) is currently £65, reduced from £185! Shop here.

www.antler.co.uk

This post is was written in a sponsored collaboration with Antler. As always, all the content, opinions and advice given in this post was created by me and is my voice.

What’s your favourite luggage to take on holiday?

I’d love to know! ?

Thank YOU guys for reading <3

Love as always + happy adventuring,

Mollie x

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