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how many items of clothes do i pack?

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific how many items of clothes do i pack?

1. Posted by crasher (Budding Member 12 posts) 10y

can not quite find the answer on here but do i take something like 5 t shirts,2 pair of jeans,3 pairs of shorts ect..ect...you get the picture here i dont want to take too much but then again im on a tight budget

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4834 posts) 10y

Yeah, that sounds about right. I had clothes for just over a week of wearing. Depending on where and for how long you're going for, make certain you have enoug variety to cover both hot and cold weather and not have to do laundry every other day. Layering clothes for cold weather is good.
Also, I found that wearing a small subset of my clothes so much more frequently meant that they were all threadbare and in dire need of replacement after about a year and a half. Pretty much replaced my entire wardrobe while on the road. Not many people go for that long, but still something to keep in mind.

3. Posted by penna (Full Member 110 posts) 10y

you dont need to take too much, clothes dry really fast in australia and it is usually pretty warm (for someone from the uk) clothing isn`t expensive in australia either so u will be able to replace things without breaking the bank.

4. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

Depends on what you are doing, but I think 2 pairs of jeans are overkill. 1 pair of jeans and then maybe 1 pair of lighter pants - (cargos or khakis) would be better. Of course, if you are going out alot to clubs, you might want 2 pairs of jeans. But if you are just backpacking around, 1 pair should be fine.

I find I always pack too much. 4 Tshirts, 5 socks, 5 underware, 1 long pant, 2 shorts, 1 "nice" shirt. That's enough.

5. Posted by crasher (Budding Member 12 posts) 10y

how do you do washing there? in the hostel or at a dry cleaners???

6. Posted by penna (Full Member 110 posts) 10y

u should go to the laudromatt, it is cheap in australia and i often find ppl who dont have their own washing machines to be a interesting demographic