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1. Posted by jen.nichole (First Time Poster 1 posts) 38w

Hello Travelers!

My sister and I will be leaving on our first RTW trip later this summer for 5 months. The nagging question I keep running into is, what is the best backpack?! We only want to bring what we can fit into a carry-on backpack. I am not sure with the multiple flights we will be taking, and all of the regulations on carry-on luggage, which bag would be the best size wise. How many liters can be brought on board a flight?
Any recommendations or advice would be welcome.

Thank you,


2. Posted by Booty (Budding Member 6 posts) 38w

Hi, I know this may sound silly, But you only need a bag big enough to fit your essentials in. The bigger the bag, the more kit you feel you have to fill it with.
Go down to your local camping shop, try on bags, feel how comfortable they are, make sure you can bend and move freely with it on your back. A 40-50litre would seem sufficient. If you are taking lots of money, you can buy some cheap clothes from markets along the way.
You will hopefully get much advice.
Good luck on your travels and have bundles of fun and laughter