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1. Posted by zarasdanci (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

Dear fellow travellers,

I have searched through this site but can't find any recommendations on any decent rucksacks with wheels? We will rarely be hiking and walking with the packs on our trips, but some areas would be inappropriate for us to have wheels, therefore we would need a rucksack. However we will do a lot of walking around airports and other places which I would be desperate to have wheels.

Can anyone suggest a decent rucksack with wheels?



2. Posted by LoreleiLee (Budding Member 70 posts) 7y

Ive been looking for a similar thing but have only found 'travel bags' with wheels with clip off backpacks.
This site has one of them:

3. Posted by zarasdanci (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y


Thanks for your reply, but that one doesn't have straps at the back to carry as a rucksack. I am looking for one I can both pull on wheels and carry on my back...any ideas?


4. Posted by matlock100 (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y


I have also been looking for a rucksack with wheels.

The only one I have found is the Berghaus Jalan rucksack.

The rucksack is available with and without wheels and comes in several sizes and with a detachable day sack. It also comes in a "womens" version as well.

Only downside is that it is not the cheapest of bags and the wheels add and extra kilogram to the weight before you start to fill it up!

Hope this helps…

5. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

I've read good reviews of the Eagle Creek Switchback Max 22. Straps and wheelie thingie. Very expensive though.

6. Posted by Buttons23 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Hi guys,

I am looking into getting a backpack with wheels too. I don't really know what i am looking for but I have found some on
Anyone got any opions on these as they are much cheaper. I am assuming they are not great due to the price....??

7. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

at Buttons23:

The problem with most wheeled backpacks is that they are too large, too heavy and their straps/carrying system is a joke.

The Gelert Roller Wheel Rucksack in your link for example has a capacity of 90 liters - double the size you normally need. If you lift it completely full it will weigh approx. 35 kgs, way to heavy to carry comfortable on your back no matter what the carrying system might be (Most people have a pack weight of 12-20 kgs). And looking at the carrying system I am not excited about it at all: The straps are too thin and the padding seems non-existant.

Same is true for the Craghoppers - the wheels will dig into your behind and the straight hard plate instead of an internal s-shaped backframe will hurt your back if you need to carry it for longer than 10 min.

8. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 7y

They certainly have plenty of packs like this, with wheels included...But I saw something yesterday that I know is the way to go....This couple had a set of regular packs, and a foldable caster thing. It was the perfect way to note this the first time. The man had his pack on his back with the foldable thing lashed to the front. The woman had her pack in the caster thing and was leading it along the ground. This is the best of both worlds. I love it. Do that.


9. Posted by joffre (Respected Member 157 posts) 7y

Hiya, I've used an Osprey Sojourn travel pack for the last 2 years and it has suited my needs perfectly... I bought on special for AUS$176... not sure how it would hold up on a RTW trip, but it's fine for me.

10. Posted by hiker09 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

What about something like this? Jansport Roller Duffel