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1. Posted by mcgoku (Full Member 18 posts) 12y

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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

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

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

ok cool,

Thank You very much for your replies.