The D89 Backpack

D89 Carhartt Backpack / Crafted in CarharttD89 Carhartt Backpack / Crafted in CarharttD89 Carhartt Backpack / Crafted in CarharttD89 Carhartt Backpack / Crafted in CarharttD89 Carhartt Backpack / Crafted in CarharttD89 Carhartt Backpack / Crafted in CarharttD89 Carhartt Backpack / Crafted in CarharttD89 Carhartt Backpack / Crafted in CarharttD89 Carhartt Backpack / Crafted in CarharttD89 Carhartt Backpack / Crafted in CarharttThe D89 Backpack is quickly becoming one of my favorite travel items. It’s water repellent, covered in pockets both inside and out, and contoured to fit for comfort. I took it on a road trip around Ireland. Thanks to the Irish fall weather, I can testify to its durability and that the Rain Defender technology stands up.

Take a closer look here:

D89 Carhartt Backpack / Crafted in Carhartt
Carhartt D89 Backpack

Travel Essentials

Carhartt Ireland / Crafted in CarharttCarhartt Ireland / Crafted in CarharttCarhartt Ireland / Crafted in CarharttCarhartt Ireland / Crafted in CarharttCarhartt Ireland / Crafted in CarharttCarhartt Ireland / Crafted in CarharttCarhartt Ireland / Crafted in CarharttCarhartt Ireland / Crafted in CarharttPacking for a long trip is a lot easier with some of my favorite Carhartt gear. As I’ve mentioned before in a post about road trip hacks, it’s important to be practical. Items that can be used more than once are essential. That goes for hats, jackets, and bags alike.

Most of my travel is around the US, searching for the ultimate Carhartt women. This trip however, was across the entire country of Ireland. Rain and wind are not match for most of my gear. Take a closer look at two of my top picks:

Carhartt Ireland / Crafted in Carhartt
The Carhartt Legacy Tool Pouch
Carhartt Ireland / Crafted in Carhartt
The Carhartt Legacy Gear Bag

 

 

When Nature and Style Collide

Montana Road Trip / Crafted in Carhartt
Montana Road Trip / Crafted in Carhartt
Montana Road Trip / Crafted in Carhartt
Montana Road Trip / Crafted in Carhartt

Montana Road Trip / Crafted in Carhartt
Montana Road Trip / Crafted in Carhartt
Montana Road Trip / Crafted in Carhartt

The best road trip I’ve ever taken was across the great state of Montana. With a great mix of working, hiking, and sight-seeing, you need the right gear. The Carhartt Women’s Haley Shirt was one of my favorite items that I brought along. This Tee is fashion forward with the cowl neck, warm hues reminiscent of the great Montana mountains, and built sturdy with Carhartt’s signature triple stitched seams.

Road Trip Hacks

Packing light and right can be a difficult task. Here are a few pointers I’ve discovered in my travels. One thing I’ve found to be true on every trip is that the more uses an item has, the more it comes in handy. Here are a few of my dual purpose road trip hacks.

Road Trip Hacks / Crafted in Carhartt

Key products to bring along on any western road trip: Carhartt Women’s Calumet Long-Sleeve V-Neck, Carhartt Chicago Logo Tee (exclusively available in Chicago stores), Women’s Minot Shirt, Women’s Halley Shirt, Women’s Equestrian Belt, Women’s Cascade Jacket, Women’s Series 1889 Slim-Fit Double-Front Denim Dungaree, Carhartt Water Bottle, Clarkston Cami Tank, Carhartt Women’s El Paso Shorts, & Carhartt Legacy 23″ Gear Bag. All of these items are staples for an outdoor adventure. Make sure to pack clothing that can be layered and re-worn. The weather can be unpredictable. Come prepared.

Road Trip Hacks / Crafted in Carhartt

Use mini storage bins to organize snacks, toiletries, and even jewelry. This helps when packing in a duffle bag where things get messy fast. On a road trip, having a variety of snacks at your fingertips keeps you entertained and satisfied with less food. Avoid salty items if possible. It will keep you from drinking too much water and the need for multiple bathroom breaks.

Road Trip Hacks / Crafted in Carhartt

I always pack a few dryer sheets in my luggage. They keep dirty clothes from stinking up the rest of your things. Also, by rubbing a dryer sheet over a garment, you prevent static. That is an invaluable trick to know, particularly when it’s colder outside.

Road Trip Hacks / Crafted in Carhartt
Save old pill bottles. They come in handy as waterproof containers. You can pack a mini first aid kit, fit a bottle filled with quarters into your car cup holder to facilitate paying road tolls, or even use it for moisturizers or hair care products. The secure lid will set your mind at ease. No one wants shampoo exploding all over their clothes.

Road Trip Hacks / Crafted in Carhartt

Shower caps are a normal enough travel item. Obviously you can use them in the shower, but they’re also perfect for packing dirty boots. Let’s face it, Carhartt girls very rarely have clean boots. Truthfully, I leave shower caps on my Wellington’s even when I store them in my closet at home. If you’re staying a hotel, ask the front desk if they have extra caps available.
Road Trip Hacks / Crafted in Carhartt

Ziplocks are another packing favorite of mine. I use them to optimize my organization. Keep your electronic cords and chargers together. Pack a bag with each day’s outfit, then load up the outfit bags into your duffle. This will save you time later and you won’t have to dig around for socks or a certain shirt later on. I often keep my phone in a ziplock when I know I’ll be outdoors a good bit of the time. Your phone can still sense touch through the plastic and it’s protected from dirt and rain.

Road Trip Hacks / Crafted in Carhartt

Binder clips are a great thing to carry. You can use them for clipping sunglasses to the car visor, managing hair bands, covering shaving razors, clipping together receipts from your trip, etc… The possibilities are endless. Just buy a bag of these things to keep on hand. You’ll be glad you did.

Road Trip Hacks / Crafted in Carhartt
Road Trip Hacks / Crafted in Carhartt
Road Trip Hacks / Crafted in Carhartt
Road Trip Hacks / Crafted in Carhartt

Now get out there and have an adventure!

my travel outfit: Carhartt Women’s Pondera Shirt, Original-Fit Canvas Crawford Dungaree, & Women’s Wellington Boots