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31. Posted by boulderman (Respected Member 413 posts) 4y

Eurohike bags are good. 50L is fine, if going away more than 3 months I'd go slightly bigger.
Read my earlier reply (post 10) :)

32. Posted by Jillaroo (Budding Member 22 posts) 4y

Thank you! thats great bit difficult finding a cheap bag that people recommend would love to get a karrimor but so expensive eurohike it is! :D

33. Posted by boulderman (Respected Member 413 posts) 4y

Oh sorry I have a Karrimor, I recommend this not Eurohike, Karrimors last 10 years up wards :)

Worth it!:)

34. Posted by Jillaroo (Budding Member 22 posts) 4y

lol darn! any ideas where i can find a cheap karrimor bag in the uk? and a place to try one on etc?

35. Posted by Jillaroo (Budding Member 22 posts) 4y

Went on another website song of the paddle to find out about karrimor and thought id post a few views on here certainly made me think twice:

"having had 2 karrimor rucksacks from sportsworld, and taking them back because the stitching came undone in the same place"

"Picked up a cheap Karrimor day pack and it fell apart double quick time to be honest."

"Karrimor
The problem here is that one of the UK's premier mountaineering/walking brands went bust a couple of years ago and the name was bought by a mainstream sportswear company. The result appears to have been a marked reduction in quality - that is the impresssion I have regarding the rucsacs, anyway. I would certainly look at different brands now if I were expecting to use a pack properly "

"years ago Karrimor used to be the dogs dagglies but the company has been sold several times in the last few years. Now all made in China and quality is poor"

"Recently, my eldest daughter needed a new rucksack for school and we saw the "cheap" karrimor ones in Sports World and I recommended she got one as it will last her years. I couldn't believe it when she had trashed it within a couple of months . I was unaware that Karrimor had changed hands and as a consequence gone in to free fall. Looks like I will have to eat humble pie and aplogise to her "

36. Posted by boulderman (Respected Member 413 posts) 4y

One thing is to wait til your in Thailand or Vietnam then they are 6 quid. Trouble with cheap ones are the zips are nap, fail and pockets burst, of all kit to have as a quality item, i would suggest spending on the right pack from a proper place :)

[ Edit: Edited on 08-Jan-2010, at 13:14 by boulderman ]

37. Posted by Jillaroo (Budding Member 22 posts) 4y

any other suggestions boulderman as i have been really put off by the comments i found out about karrimor think your right will spend that little bit more for a decent one. any tips on others and the best high street shops to go to?

38. Posted by boulderman (Respected Member 413 posts) 4y

Quoting boulderman

One thing is to wait til your in Thailand or Vietnam then they are 6 quid. Trouble with cheap ones are the zips are nap, fail and pockets burst, of all kit to have as a quality item, i would suggest spending on the right pack from a proper place :)

Exactly, they probably when beust cos people prior to 2 months ago have had theres for the past 20 old years! Mine is great, wondered why Kammimor sold in SportsWorld. How old is the article? I would go for one on ebay then, which is a year old or so, its worth it!

Did most of the 35000 mile 15 country travelling in my Green 55/65l Karrimor in 2004 and my bro is using it right nw in Oz!

It had a torn padded waist strap from being in the loft since I was a scout in early 90s and the strap still hasn't ripped off yet! I throw the darn thing alot its awesome :) Very comfy

39. Posted by boulderman (Respected Member 413 posts) 4y

Be patriotic go for Eurohike, I haven't heard anything wrong with them, if still unsure let me know what you will need the back for, where, duration etc.

How old was the article about sportsworld can I see the link please :)

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