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1. Posted by wplemon35 (Full Member 45 posts) 11y

Here's the deal.

Length: 6 weeks - 2 months
Location: Every major city in Central Europe (excluding southern Italy and Spain)
Travellers: 2 twenty y/o students

Question: We are in the process of looking at bags. I think two smaller bags would be best (they wouldn't be checked, each carries own weight, etc) The other option is one large bag (must be checked, alternate carrier, etc) We are looking for internal frame packs, we are trying to use the outlet store route as it is cheapest. What your opinions? Two or One? Size? Brand? Where to purchase?

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

Quoting wplemon35

Two or One? Size? Brand? Where to purchase?

two - easier to carry around, especially in stairs

slighly larger than allowed cabin baggage - I wouldn't choose internal frame as it makes you luggage bigger

no brand - unless you want to pay just for a pleasure of having a branded item

I buy my luggage on my local market in London - but ask the seller for an advice

3. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

This thread may be very helpful to you! :)
Happy Trails!

4. Posted by wplemon35 (Full Member 45 posts) 11y

I am currently looking at the Gregory Forestor (Medium) or the Eastern Mountain Sports Summit 5000 (Medium). Any one own either? Any reccomendations for similar? Comment please?

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5. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y

I just bought a McKinley Polar 55L Womens backpack and although I haven't travelled with it yet I have fallen in love with it. It has a lot of room and thousands of compartments. It fits very well and seems to be the perfect pack.

6. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

More than packs you should be looking for versitile clothing. There are plenty of fast drying socks, underwear and pants. With stuff like that you only need to take a couple pairs of each. Then all you need is a very small pack.

7. Posted by wplemon35 (Full Member 45 posts) 11y

Update! I have changed pack styles to a more appropriate travel pack. I am currently looking at the Osprey Transporter 60 Link>