DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

The Weight of Clothing

If you are flying to a port, the weight of your luggage comes into play.  I am amazed at the weight of different clothing and have begun looking at my wardrobe very differently.  Especially shoes... and even pants that are extremely heavy. Do you consider the weight of a garment when packing?

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I have never given it any thought because I've only sailed out of Miami and Fort Lauderdale...30 minute drive.  However, I'll be sailing out of San Juan next June so I guess I'll have to, especially since I have a tendency to overpack.

DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

Just for fun, put some shoes in a bag and weigh it ... you will be shocked at how much they weigh.

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

It is amazing how quickly we pack the pounds into our suitcases. 

We have a digital luggage scale to check where we are at on weight. We try to be mindful because of our physical disabilities when packing. The question "do we really need to bring this?" is always under consideration.

I'm afraid to.  I usually use the carry one size luggage for cosmetics/toiletries and shoes.

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

I'm really careful about the weight of clothes and pack mix and match things. For shoes and sandals I also make sure that I can wear the same flats and 1 pair of heels with a few different things. I don't pack any jeans because they are way too heavy and don't need them on a Caribbean cruise.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Yes, I often leave out outfits that have heavy beading or heavy jackets.  I find that i can take more if I am careful about the weight of individual items. 

AuntPinkie
Contributor Level: Captain

I try, but as I mentioned in the shoe and handbag thread, I am very bad at it. I had a very difficult time packing for the Alaskan cruise....

Vicuna
Contributor Level: Third Mate

I get better and better at not over packing. My issue is the heat makes you not able to wear some items more than once, then there is the dining room dress code and formal dinners - which I enjoy. Eventually I'll get it done to a science. I intend to keep cruising!

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

We do this. My slacks are lightweight and also my shirts. Shoes are heavy so we limit those.

The heaviest clothing we wear on the plane. Flying from northern Alberta, that's not hard to do. Monique likes the summer dresses and they are light. She brings sensible shoes as we love to dance.

OldGreyWolf
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

We have never flown to a cruise port so have not given much thought to this. We usually drive and have taken the train.

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