I’ve made rough estimates of the interior capacity of my bags before with packing peanuts, or by guessing roughly from the basic dimensions, and I’ve even tried it with water. Today I decided it’s time to figure it out once and for all.
So, I tried something else. Water is messy, packing peanuts are inaccurate. I thought of beans, but no one will want to hang around if I eat that many beans when I’m done measuring with them. So I tried pasta.
Uh-oh, that’s all the macaroni they had. It’s just about to the “fill line” so to speak, so maybe it has a three-liter capacity. But I think I can get some orzo in there too!
So, three liters of macaroni and one liter of orzo, and it still closes. Call it a capacity of 3-4 liters depending on how full you stuff it. I think we can also call it a “carb load”!
Now I’m stuck, I didn’t buy enough pasta for the large, so I started adding the empty boxes:
The orzo boxes are 7.75″ x 4″ x 1.75″, or 54.25 cubic inches, or 880 ml.
The macaroni boxes are 6.25″ x 5.125″ x 2.5″, or 80 cubic inches, or 1.3 ml.
That makes about six liters of boxes and six liters of pasta. It’s a tight fit, but the boxes aren’t taking up all the nooks and crannies either, so I’ll call it 12 liters, give or take. Plus a jacket.
Now for the exterior pockets:
So, there you have it, and now you know exactly how big they are.
Got any favorite pasta dishes?