For the first leg of my trip, I carried only a 35 litre backpack, which weighed between 4 and 5 kilos. On travel days, I complained it was too heavy. However, I enjoyed being comfortable in temperatures between 7 and 33 degrees celsius, so I’ll probably carry much the same on my legs with my friend Marie on the Trans Mongolian Railway, with my sister-in-law in North and Central America, and solo in South America.
For my own reference when travelling in the future, I’ve listed the clothes I’ll pack.
2 oufits: 2 long sleeved shirts, 2 bottoms (1 skirt, 1 pants), 2 socks (1 thick, 1 hose for skirt days), 2 shoes (1 covered, 1 water sandals), 2 undies, 2 bras (1 a bikini top)
warm layers: 1 leggings, 1 tee, 1 puffy jacket
rain gear: $2 poncho (never used on the last leg)