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1. Posted by colinmc (Full Member 129 posts) 8y


im going to thailand for a month and im reli unsure about what size of bag to buy, i see a 88ltr bag for only £70 from an army surp shop so was going to buy that, but i think it may be a little on the large size, i was also going to buy the 20ltr pack to use for day trips,

the main things im taking are....... 2 pairs of combats, 3/4 pairs of shorts, 8 t-shirts, flipflops, trainers, socks, boxers, and a few other small things......

also i may take my 15" laptop....

cheers colin

2. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 8y

I am going to recommend the Kelty Goshawk 2200. I used it on a recent 4 month trip and it was great. its about the size of the largest carry on you can take..

First, you are going to Thailand. You will wear the same bathing suit everyday anyway. I would bring 2 pairs of shorts, 3 or 4 t-shirts (you will buy some there), flip flops, trainers, 2 pairs of socks, 3 pairs of boxers, 1 long sleeve shirt and a rain jacket.. Not sure what your 2 pairs of combats are.. You honestly do not need that much stuff at all and again you will buy things.. Just a suggestion to make your life easier while travelling.

3. Posted by colinmc (Full Member 129 posts) 8y

thanks for the reply, ill check that bag out thanks

4. Posted by karlyfu (Budding Member 62 posts) 8y

Definitely take a smaller pack. i'm taking 65 ltrs total (inc day pack) and it looks massive! I had a 75 ltr last few yrs and it was too big (ended up too heavy if full). Just remember to try it on with some kg's inside to see if its comfy.
good luck.

5. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 8y

Yeah you really dont need that much. Here is a website that I saw on another post that has some great info. This will help

6. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 8y

40 liters is a good size for Thailand. So, how large is this? Well, backpacks designed for university students that also have space for a notebook are usually in the 25-35 liters range. So you don't need something massive. Just large enough for 3 changes of clothing and 5-7 days worth of fresh undies and socks.

I think you should look at some of the luggage business travellers use, I've seen pretty good bags in the 40 liters range with integrated notebook holder. I think The North Face Overhaul would be a good bag for you and the Osprey Slipstream also looks good.

7. Posted by colinmc (Full Member 129 posts) 8y

the north face is a reli nice bag but i recon its a lil on the small side, i have to take into account ill most probably be picking up loads of stuff on my travels.....cheers tho for the info...