My partner and I are travelling for 6 months around Australia. We have been looking over the last couple of months for backpacks to take with us. There are a few that have caught our eyes and a few that have been recommended to us but we are unsure of what kind of bag we should be taking with us.
Can anyone recommend a make/type of bag? One recommended to us was the Berghaus Jalan travelpack - but these are coming up at about £100+ each - are there any cheaper brands that we should try?
Thanks for your help
You may well find a bag that will do the job for less, but watch the quality. Also remember that you can sell a good bag when you get back.
I've had several Karrimor sacks that have proved excellent. The one I bought for my RTW trip cost £130, but I sold it on for £50 over a year later, and it was as good as new. Karrimors come with a lifetime warranty against defects.
My daughter asked me if she could have my Karrimor daysack, "when you've finished with it." I told her she'd have to wait a long time. Used every day for the last six years and not showing it yet.
I bought a rucksack from mountain life- really good quality and they have a half price sale on at the moment. Have a look at the website as they've got some great offers for around £40- £50!
I bought one of the new Berghaus freeflow backpacks in January. Its only a 50L beacuse a prefer a smaller pack and its dam comfy. Cant wait to use it on my next trip this month
[ Edit: Edited on 07-Mar-2009, at 01:11 by Seany ]
...we are unsure of what kind of bag we should be taking with us.
What kind of traveling are you doing? Bushwalking/Hiking/Backpacking? Hotels, airports, busses, or a hire car/camper? How much stuff are you going to take?
Whatever the answer, my general advice would be go one of two ways. Either go for a cheapie, and enjoy the money on another part of your trip (maybe a luxury hotel room with spa one night), or go for a great pack that you'll keep for years.
When I bought my backpack before leaving to go backpacking about 8 months ago (still goingg but taking a break in London and replenishing my finances) everybody told me not to get to big a backpack so I got the size under the original one I was going to buy, the funny thing is now I think that it is too big and wouldn't mind a smaller one