Have you ever dreamed about the two of you traveling around the globe…with NO luggage? Travel writer Rolf Potts is making that dream a reality as he embarks from New York on the first leg of the six-week No Baggage Challenge starting Saturday, August 21, 2010. His only companions: a videographer/producer to help him document the challenge, and his SCOTTEVEST wardrobe loaded with travel essentials.
SeV is known for clever clothing designs, patented features and multiple, purpose-driven pockets developed to save travelers time and money. The average traveler can avoid extra bag fees by supplementing – or replacing – their carry-on bag with a stylish jacket or vest from SeV’s extensive line. But this trip will be far from average.
“We don’t believe that a true around the world trip without bags has ever been successfully completed, let alone professionally documented,” explains SCOTTEVEST CEO & Founder Scott Jordan. “Even with the 30+ pockets in Rolf’s SeV outfit, it’s an ambitious undertaking to say the least. I’m looking forward to watching the adventure unfold week by week.”
To bring the experience of baggage-free travel to the audience at home, Potts and his traveling companion will share the six-week journey through frequent updates in video, photos and words at www.NoBaggageChallenge.com. Viewers can follow along as the trek takes them from New York to Paris, from Cairo to South Africa, and from Bangkok to New Zealand before returning back to NYC via Los Angeles. Sponsoring the duo’s round-the-world airfare and travel arrangements is the BootsnAll Travel Network, the one-stop indie travel guide dedicated to connecting independent travelers through their network of websites, blogs, forums and online tools.
Just what will Potts be carrying? Wearing his SCOTTEVEST Tropical Jacket/Vest, a pair of SeV Ultimate Cargo Pants, a long-sleeve SCOTTEVEST Q-Zip Performance Pullover, and an SeV Performance T-shirt, Potts will begin the trip carrying the following on his person:
- iPod Touch and earbuds
- Wireless foldable Bluetooth keyboard (for blogging drafts using the iPod Touch)
- Credit and debit cards
- ID cards
- Small digital camera
- Tiny deodorant and toiletries (“A good social gesture,” according to Potts)
- Two to three pairs of super-lightweight quick-dry socks
- One to two extra SeV Performance T-shirts
- Extra SeV Underwear (“Prototypes made just for us,” Potts notes. “We’re putting them to the test before they’re even on the market.”)
- A small bottle of concentrated detergent (for daily washing of socks, underwear, and Performance T-Shirts).
“This is really the extreme in traveling light,” Potts continues, “and that’s very appealing to me. I’d been dreaming about a no-baggage trip around the world for some time. This vest is what makes the trip make sense. All the SCOTTEVEST clothing is designed for travel; it allows me to travel lighter and more flexibly, taking only what is absolutely necessary, so I can focus on the journey, without the countless micro-hassles that baggage would present.”