Lee Abbamonte is known as the youngest American to have visited every country in the world. His second claim to fame should be “most efficient packer.” Unless he needs expedition gear or a suit, the 36-year-old New Yorker totes a 22-inch Osprey Meridian wheeled bag and a North Face backpack. The two pieces accompany him on trips short (a long weekend in Dewey Beach, Del.) and ultramarathon (two months circling the globe).
“Bring as little as possible,” Abbamonte said a few days before departing for Madagascar and Mauritius, “but cover all bases.”