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1. Posted by mcgoku (Full Member 18 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

HI

I am traveling to Australia for 6 months starting in the end of Jan. 2005. Any recommendations for Backpacks. Will I need a main backpack along with a small daytrip one? Any good websites to purchase a back pack.

Also I plan on bringing about 2500 usd to AUS to start. With a job will that be enough to travel the whole east coast or is more neccesary?

Thanks a million Matt USA

2. Posted by Martino (Budding Member 10 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi Matt,

I've been doing a bit of thinking about backpacks recently and bought mine the other day.

My number one tip would be to get a bag that opens from the front. Last time I went travelling I was driven mad by my backpack because every time I need something I would have to take half of my stuff out of the bag before finding what I was looking for. It would also be useful to be able to lock your pack if you're staying in hostels.

I didn't actually go for a backpack in the end. I got a wheeled holdall that looks like a backpack and has a shoulder strap so it can be carried as easily as a normal backpack. If you're in australia you will just be chucking your bag in the back of buses so a backpack isn't essential. Also don't go for anything too big. 65-80 litres should suffice. Pack light and leave room for adding things as you travel. Good luck

3. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 613 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi Matt,
A small daysack is always a good idea, in addition to your main pack, unless you pack very light and only take a small pack anyway.
Personally, I would find a pack in a store, because you can try it on and check the fit - unless you just buy a wheeled holdall, in which case that doesn't matter too much.

4. Posted by mcgoku (Full Member 18 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

ok cool,

Thank You very much for your replies.

Matt