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    • The Jester
    • By The Jester 17th Oct 19, 9:31 AM
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    Buying a travelling Waistcoat.
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    Buying a travelling Waistcoat. 17th Oct 19 at 9:31 AM
    I'm going on holiday soon to Vietnam. I plan on flying to Cambodia for a few days and plan to leave my bag at the hotel in Vietnam because the flight company want too much to take it with me.

    Can anyone recommend one of those travelling waistcoats that I read about a few years ago. The ones where you can stuff a netbook in the back etc?

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    • alwaysskint96
    • By alwaysskint96 17th Oct 19, 1:43 PM
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    Get one made in Vietnam- actually glad you made me think of this as Im doing exactly the same trip over Xmas. Cambodia Angkor air or Vietjet I assume Ideas at https://www.skyscanner.net/news/best-wearable-luggage-jackets-reviewed-beat-airline-baggage-charges
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    • sazaccount
    • By sazaccount 17th Oct 19, 8:13 PM
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    How much stuff are you planning to take, I can take enough bits for 3 days in a small school size backpack, having to pack for 2/3 different weather/temp (gotta love Canada ) you won't need much especially in Cambodia/Vietnam a couple of changes of underwear and t-shirts.
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    • scalextric
    • By scalextric 17th Oct 19, 10:05 PM
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    I would agree with taking a shool bag type bag. I have been to a few places and take that sort of bag.
    • kattie89
    • By kattie89 18th Oct 19, 4:03 AM
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    How much stuff are you planning to take, I can take enough bits for 3 days in a small school size backpack ...
    Well, it all depends on what you mean by "small backpack", hah. The best choice for me is Timbuk2 Command (by the way, found here: https://10luggage.com/best-business-backpacks/), because it has all the pockets I need and it's size is perfect for travelling purposes, you know. It will fit you even for any kind of business deals, as well.
    • sazaccount
    • By sazaccount 18th Oct 19, 5:45 PM
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    Well, it all depends on what you mean by "small backpack", hah. The best choice for me is Timbuk2 Command (by the way, found here: https://10luggage.com/best-business-backpacks/), because it has all the pockets I need and it's size is perfect for travelling purposes, you know. It will fit you even for any kind of business deals, as well.
    Originally posted by kattie89
    Its maybe 10-15 lts it cost $5 from Walmart (Asda) Just something cheap when I'm on a 2 job day so have to take a separate uniform and shoes. But it turned out the right size for overnight/weekend trips I do use a packing bag/cube just to keep all of my clothes together.

    OP it depends on what your using as your hand luggage? as this maybe suitable, if not you can defiantly pick up a cheap small bag from one of the markets that will "fit under the seat in front of you"

    Edit: I'm just suggesting a bag vs a travel waistcoat as I'm not sure if you've been to SE Asia but it is HOT and humid the less amount of layers the better!

    Edit 2: don't be this guy! https://www.vice.com/en_au/article/8xvezx/this-guy-put-on-ten-layers-of-clothes-when-he-was-unable-to-pay-a-bag-fee-vgtrn?utm_source=reddit.com
    Last edited by sazaccount; 18-10-2019 at 6:51 PM.
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    • Doshwaster
    • By Doshwaster 19th Oct 19, 6:34 AM
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    Those "travelling waistcoats" look like more hassle than they're worth. Go to any market stall in Vietnam and you'll get a 10-20 litre backpack/messenger bag for a few pounds which will easily be within any airline's carry-on policy.
    • IvanOpinion
    • By IvanOpinion 20th Oct 19, 7:27 AM
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    Just a word of warning. A friend of mine got one of those jackets. it cost him his tablet and mobile phone that both ended up getting broken. As he said, it was so uncomfortable and warm, so he kept taking it off, on several occasions the weight made it slide off whatever he set it on and drop to the floor, then the thew it in the overhead ... somewhere in among those actions his items got broken.
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