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I never knew pack shopping was so exciting

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1. Posted by Paulard (Budding Member 24 posts) 8y

HA big geek, bought my pack today cant wait! Just trying the pack on was exciting all the thoughts of travel rushing to my head. I don't see myself returning to the corporate shuffle after a year abroad.

2. Posted by david-80 (Budding Member 5 posts) 8y

I remember buying my pack - I researched the web for weeks, comparing different models, trying to decide which one one to get.
I than just went into a shop and came out after 5 minutes a completely different one, and I'm completely happy with it.

Buying the pack for the trip was the first time that I completely realized what I am about to to, before that it was just planning and organizing, so I really understand what you are talking about.

Enjoy your trip!

3. Posted by Buttfish (Respected Member 298 posts) 8y

my pack is one thing i didn't research on. i went into several shops, asked a bunch of things, and picked one. at the time, i just needed something good enoughf or camping stuff. it was a backpacking pack i got, though. so now that i need it for backpacking, i guess i'll see how it works out..

have fun!

4. Posted by SwissGilly (Budding Member 21 posts) 8y

hi, you seem lie you've all been there and done that...im still struggling with buyinga pack. I will be gone for a year maybe 2, gil on my own, west africa, india, asia.... and would really like to take the smallest pack possible...have you got any advice on what i should and should no do?

i definately know i need:
internal frame
zip at the bottom
...good braces for waist support....
not taking the daypack zipped to the front...
and tats about the extent of my knowledge

minimum clothes what ever i need i will buy there, no mountains or cold so thats ok...

help!