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Hand luggage packing list - everything you should have with you on your trip

The suitcases are packed, you're finally going on holiday. At this point, the anticipation is immeasurable. At least until that one familiar worry comes up. Because before you can really start your trip relaxed, you suddenly ask yourself: Have I really packed everything? 

Putting together your hand luggage is often the last, final step before a trip can begin. In the euphoria of the holiday or even the time stress before the trip, it is easy to forget something, especially when putting together your hand luggage. But a well-packed hand luggage contains items that you should always have at hand, such as important documents, medicines or toiletries. What helps? The IMPACKT packing list. Because with our practical hand luggage packing list, you can start your well-deserved holiday stress-free and optimally prepared.

Travelling without checked baggage is becoming more and more common, as checking in a piece of luggage can mean a big price difference - so it's all the more important to use the limited space in your hand luggage for the really important items. What's more, you can travel far more sustainably if you carry less luggage. Make an IMPACKT and reduce the weight of your luggage on your next flight for less CO2 emissions. 

What mustn't be missing from your hand luggage? Thanks to our hand luggage checklist, you have everything you need for your trip. You prefer to play it safe? Then simply download our packing list. This way you can check off what you have already packed and keep track of everything. 




Hand luggage packing list - What do you need for your trip? 


Depending on where you are going and how long you are travelling for, it makes sense to have different items and documents with you. You will certainly need different luggage on a city trip to London than on a hiking tour in Italy. We have compiled our top tips with items that you should have with you on almost every trip. However, our tips are only a guide and you may need different things depending on your destination. 

Which suitcase is suitable for hand luggage? 


Step number one: Brainstorm. First think about which bag or suitcase you want to use before you go through our hand luggage packing list. If you are travelling by air, it is advisable to find out in advance what hand luggage dimensions and weight are permitted by the airline in question. You can usually find the applicable regulations on the airlines' websites. It's worth taking a look to make sure nothing goes wrong. 

Would you like a new travel companion? No problem - why not choose one of our more sustainable suitcases from IMPACKT? The hand luggage cases in our IP1 collection not only impress with their modern design in a wide range of colours, but are also pioneers in terms of sustainability. 

Travel stylishly and sustainably with our smart suitcase variant for hand luggage: 

  • Dimensions according to the regulations of common airlines
  • Integrated USB port for charging electronic devices
  • Sustainable materials: 46% shell and 100% lining made from post-consumer plastic
  • Customisable: With Klick & Roll you can make the IMPACKT IP1 your own suitcase. Give your suitcase new wheels in the colour of your choice in no time at all.
  • Repair instead of buying new: All relevant wear parts are fastened with standard screws so that they can be easily repaired in the event of a defect. 

Now that the right suitcase is ready, you can start packing. Thanks to our hand luggage checklist, you'll have everything you need with you. 

Personal documents & finances 


Who hasn't experienced it? All of a sudden you need a little something and the annoying rummaging around in the big suitcase starts. The right amount of preparation will save you exactly that. When travelling, it's worth keeping important documents such as your ID card or ticket and your wallet handy in your hand luggage at all times. 
  • Cash
  • Foreign currency, if applicable
  • Bank cards or credit cards
  • Wallet
  • Identity card
  • Passport, if applicable
  • Visa, if applicable
  • Driving licence, if applicable
  • Health insurance card
  • Pupil or student ID card, if applicable
  • Train and/or plane tickets
  • Travel guide
  • If applicable, important documents regarding accommodation (e.g. hotel booking confirmation) 

Toiletries 


Even if you're checking in an extra piece of luggage, it's a good idea to have a few toiletries with you. After a long flight, you can freshen up at the airport. It's a nightmare for many air travellers: You've arrived at your destination, but you're waiting in vain for your suitcase at the baggage carousel. It's not so bad if you can do without your luggage for a while thanks to your optimally packed hand luggage. 

If you don't have any checked baggage or it hasn't arrived at your destination airport, you're on the safe side if you've stowed basic toiletries in your hand luggage. 

As liquids cannot be carried in hand luggage without further ado, you should adhere to the relevant luggage regulations in order to avoid inconveniences at the airport. Only liquids with a capacity of up to 100 ml packed in a transparent zip bag may be carried in hand luggage. Our tip for stress-free and sustainable travel: solid shampoo and soap are not only more climate-friendly due to their mostly plastic-free packaging, but also do not count as liquids in hand luggage. So it's a classic win-win situation. 

  • Shampoo and shower gel or solid soap
  • Deodorant
  • Hand cream
  • Hand disinfectant
  • Brush or comb
  • Hair ties
  • Make-up 
  • Lip balm
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • feminine hygiene products, if necessary 

You don't want to do without any of your beauty items in your hand luggage? We feel the same way! Before you get cramped in your hand luggage, think about a beauty case. The IMPACKT beauty case is the perfect addition to your hand luggage - clever and sustainable at the same time. Thanks to the integrated flap on the back, the case can also be easily attached to the handle of your suitcase. Wonderfully practical and with a strong look to boot. 

First-aid kit 


Of course, you know best which medicines you need regularly, but a few must-haves should not be missing from any first-aid kit: 
  • Painkillers
  • Personal medication
  • Wound and blister plasters
  • Ointments, e.g. for wounds
  • Pest spray, if necessary
  • Tick tweezers or card, if necessary 

Electronic devices 


Admittedly, hardly anyone leaves home without a smartphone these days, so few people need a hand luggage packing list. But if you forget the charging cable or the headphones, it's more than annoying. So here is a list of technical devices that you might need on your trip: 
  • Smartphone
  • Charging cable
  • Power bank
  • Headphones
  • Camera
  • Laptop
  • Laptop bag or other protective cover 

More travel comfort? These items should not be missing from the hand luggage checklist 


People who travel to warm places often save on thicker clothing when putting together their hand luggage. After all, they simply won't be needed. But what many people don't think about is that planes and trains are often very chilly - a warm jumper makes for more travel comfort. We have listed a few little helpers that make travelling more comfortable.
  • Warm socks
  • Jumpers or jackets
  • Head or neck pillow
  • Glasses
  • Earplugs
  • Book or magazine
  • Sleeping mask
  • Empty drinking bottle (preferably reusable made of recycled plastic) if travelling by air, a full drinking bottle is no problem on the train 

Corona 


Unfortunately true: Corona is now a must on our hand luggage packing list. To avoid any inconvenience, you should find out about the Corona rules that apply in the means of transport and at the destination before you travel. Because safe is safe! You might need these items:
  • Op mask or FFP2 mask
  • Recovery certificate
  • Vaccination certificate (physical or digital)

Checklist: What are you not allowed to take in your hand luggage? 


Especially when travelling by air, there are clear rules about what you are not allowed to take in your hand luggage. Although the regulations vary slightly between airlines, there are a few items that are even prohibited by law. 

These items have no place on your hand luggage packing list: 
  • Weapons
  • Pointed objects that can be used as weapons (e.g. large scissors)
  • Blunt objects that can be used as a weapon (e.g. baseball bats)
  • Explosives
  • Alcohol with an alcohol content of more than 70 % 

Doesn't sound dangerous, but still not allowed: 
  • Liquids in containers with a capacity of more than 100 ml
  • Liquids outside the ZIP bag

Hand luggage packing list - everything you should have with you on your trip

The suitcases are packed, you're finally going on holiday. At this point, the anticipation is immeasurable. At least until that one familiar worry comes up. Because before you can really start your trip relaxed, you suddenly ask yourself: Have I really packed everything? 

Putting together your hand luggage is often the last, final step before a trip can begin. In the euphoria of the holiday or even the time stress before the trip, it is easy to forget something, especially when putting together your hand luggage. But a well-packed hand luggage contains items that you should always have at hand, such as important documents, medicines or toiletries. What helps? The IMPACKT packing list. Because with our practical hand luggage packing list, you can start your well-deserved holiday stress-free and optimally prepared.

Travelling without checked baggage is becoming more and more common, as checking in a piece of luggage can mean a big price difference - so it's all the more important to use the limited space in your hand luggage for the really important items. What's more, you can travel far more sustainably if you carry less luggage. Make an IMPACKT and reduce the weight of your luggage on your next flight for less CO2 emissions. 

What mustn't be missing from your hand luggage? Thanks to our hand luggage checklist, you have everything you need for your trip. You prefer to play it safe? Then simply download our packing list. This way you can check off what you have already packed and keep track of everything. 




Hand luggage packing list - What do you need for your trip? 


Depending on where you are going and how long you are travelling for, it makes sense to have different items and documents with you. You will certainly need different luggage on a city trip to London than on a hiking tour in Italy. We have compiled our top tips with items that you should have with you on almost every trip. However, our tips are only a guide and you may need different things depending on your destination. 

Which suitcase is suitable for hand luggage? 


Step number one: Brainstorm. First think about which bag or suitcase you want to use before you go through our hand luggage packing list. If you are travelling by air, it is advisable to find out in advance what hand luggage dimensions and weight are permitted by the airline in question. You can usually find the applicable regulations on the airlines' websites. It's worth taking a look to make sure nothing goes wrong. 

Would you like a new travel companion? No problem - why not choose one of our more sustainable suitcases from IMPACKT? The hand luggage cases in our IP1 collection not only impress with their modern design in a wide range of colours, but are also pioneers in terms of sustainability. 

Travel stylishly and sustainably with our smart suitcase variant for hand luggage: 

  • Dimensions according to the regulations of common airlines
  • Integrated USB port for charging electronic devices
  • Sustainable materials: 46% shell and 100% lining made from post-consumer plastic
  • Customisable: With Klick & Roll you can make the IMPACKT IP1 your own suitcase. Give your suitcase new wheels in the colour of your choice in no time at all.
  • Repair instead of buying new: All relevant wear parts are fastened with standard screws so that they can be easily repaired in the event of a defect. 

Now that the right suitcase is ready, you can start packing. Thanks to our hand luggage checklist, you'll have everything you need with you. 

Personal documents & finances 


Who hasn't experienced it? All of a sudden you need a little something and the annoying rummaging around in the big suitcase starts. The right amount of preparation will save you exactly that. When travelling, it's worth keeping important documents such as your ID card or ticket and your wallet handy in your hand luggage at all times. 
  • Cash
  • Foreign currency, if applicable
  • Bank cards or credit cards
  • Wallet
  • Identity card
  • Passport, if applicable
  • Visa, if applicable
  • Driving licence, if applicable
  • Health insurance card
  • Pupil or student ID card, if applicable
  • Train and/or plane tickets
  • Travel guide
  • If applicable, important documents regarding accommodation (e.g. hotel booking confirmation) 

Toiletries 


Even if you're checking in an extra piece of luggage, it's a good idea to have a few toiletries with you. After a long flight, you can freshen up at the airport. It's a nightmare for many air travellers: You've arrived at your destination, but you're waiting in vain for your suitcase at the baggage carousel. It's not so bad if you can do without your luggage for a while thanks to your optimally packed hand luggage. 

If you don't have any checked baggage or it hasn't arrived at your destination airport, you're on the safe side if you've stowed basic toiletries in your hand luggage. 

As liquids cannot be carried in hand luggage without further ado, you should adhere to the relevant luggage regulations in order to avoid inconveniences at the airport. Only liquids with a capacity of up to 100 ml packed in a transparent zip bag may be carried in hand luggage. Our tip for stress-free and sustainable travel: solid shampoo and soap are not only more climate-friendly due to their mostly plastic-free packaging, but also do not count as liquids in hand luggage. So it's a classic win-win situation. 

  • Shampoo and shower gel or solid soap
  • Deodorant
  • Hand cream
  • Hand disinfectant
  • Brush or comb
  • Hair ties
  • Make-up 
  • Lip balm
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • feminine hygiene products, if necessary 

You don't want to do without any of your beauty items in your hand luggage? We feel the same way! Before you get cramped in your hand luggage, think about a beauty case. The IMPACKT beauty case is the perfect addition to your hand luggage - clever and sustainable at the same time. Thanks to the integrated flap on the back, the case can also be easily attached to the handle of your suitcase. Wonderfully practical and with a strong look to boot. 

First-aid kit 


Of course, you know best which medicines you need regularly, but a few must-haves should not be missing from any first-aid kit: 
  • Painkillers
  • Personal medication
  • Wound and blister plasters
  • Ointments, e.g. for wounds
  • Pest spray, if necessary
  • Tick tweezers or card, if necessary 

Electronic devices 


Admittedly, hardly anyone leaves home without a smartphone these days, so few people need a hand luggage packing list. But if you forget the charging cable or the headphones, it's more than annoying. So here is a list of technical devices that you might need on your trip: 
  • Smartphone
  • Charging cable
  • Power bank
  • Headphones
  • Camera
  • Laptop
  • Laptop bag or other protective cover 

More travel comfort? These items should not be missing from the hand luggage checklist 


People who travel to warm places often save on thicker clothing when putting together their hand luggage. After all, they simply won't be needed. But what many people don't think about is that planes and trains are often very chilly - a warm jumper makes for more travel comfort. We have listed a few little helpers that make travelling more comfortable.
  • Warm socks
  • Jumpers or jackets
  • Head or neck pillow
  • Glasses
  • Earplugs
  • Book or magazine
  • Sleeping mask
  • Empty drinking bottle (preferably reusable made of recycled plastic) if travelling by air, a full drinking bottle is no problem on the train 

Corona 


Unfortunately true: Corona is now a must on our hand luggage packing list. To avoid any inconvenience, you should find out about the Corona rules that apply in the means of transport and at the destination before you travel. Because safe is safe! You might need these items:
  • Op mask or FFP2 mask
  • Recovery certificate
  • Vaccination certificate (physical or digital)

Checklist: What are you not allowed to take in your hand luggage? 


Especially when travelling by air, there are clear rules about what you are not allowed to take in your hand luggage. Although the regulations vary slightly between airlines, there are a few items that are even prohibited by law. 

These items have no place on your hand luggage packing list: 
  • Weapons
  • Pointed objects that can be used as weapons (e.g. large scissors)
  • Blunt objects that can be used as a weapon (e.g. baseball bats)
  • Explosives
  • Alcohol with an alcohol content of more than 70 % 

Doesn't sound dangerous, but still not allowed: 
  • Liquids in containers with a capacity of more than 100 ml
  • Liquids outside the ZIP bag

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Discover IMPACKT IP1

IP1 Suitcase

Colour: Lava Black LTD

Size: S

€139.95*
IP1 Suitcase L

Colour: sunset yellow

Size: L

€159.95*
IP1 Beautycase

Colour: lava black

€69.95*
IP1 Suitcase

Colour: Sunset Yellow LTD

Size: S

€139.95*
Suitcase M

Colour: iron grey

Size: M

€149.95*
IP1 Crossbody Bag

Colour: iron grey

€39.95*
IP1 Beautycase

Colour: Garden Apricot

€69.95*
Wheel set

Colour: polar white

€19.95*
Suitcase L

Colour: iron grey

Size: L

€159.95*
IP1 Crossbody Bag

Colour: polar white

€39.95*
IP1 Suitcase

Colour: Garden Apricot

Size: S

€129.95*
Suitcase M

Colour: sunset yellow

Size: M

€149.95*
IP1 Crossbody Bag

Colour: flora pink

€39.95*
IP1 Beautycase

Colour: flora pink

€69.95*
IP1 Suitcase

Colour: Spring Green

Size: M

€149.95*
Suitcase M

Colour: polar white

Size: M

€149.95*
IP1 Suitcase

Colour: Spring Green

Size: S

€129.95*
IP1 Beautycase

Colour: polar white

€69.95*
Suitcase S

Colour: deep sea green

Size: S

€129.95*
IP1 Crossbody Bag

Colour: Garden Apricot

€39.95*
Suitcase S

Colour: iron grey

Size: S

€129.95*
Suitcase M

Colour: deep sea green

Size: M

€149.95*
Suitcase S

Colour: glacier blue

Size: S

€129.95*
IP1 Beautycase

Colour: iron grey

€69.95*
IP1 Beautycase

Colour: deep sea green

€69.95*
Suitcase S

Colour: lava black

Size: S

€129.95*
IP1 Crossbody Bag

Colour: lava black

€39.95*
Wheel set

Colour: flora pink

€19.95*
IP1 Crossbody Bag

Colour: Spring Green

€39.95*
Suitcase S

Colour: sunset yellow

Size: S

€129.95*
Suitcase L

Colour: lava black

Size: L

€159.95*
Suitcase L

Colour: polar white

Size: L

€159.95*
Suitcase M

Colour: flora pink

Size: M

€149.95*
Suitcase S

Colour: polar white

Size: S

€129.95*
IP1 Crossbody Bag

Colour: deep sea green

€39.95*
Suitcase L

Colour: flora pink

Size: L

€159.95*
Wheel set

Colour: glacier blue

€19.95*
IP1 Beautycase

Colour: Spring Green

€69.95*
IP1 Suitcase

Colour: Garden Apricot

Size: M

€149.95*
Suitcase M

Colour: glacier blue

Size: M

€149.95*