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1. Posted by Crispy13 (Budding Member 15 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi

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

:)

2. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 613 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi,
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.

3. Posted by sambo123 (Budding Member 45 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

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!

4. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

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 ]

5. Posted by Carl_1970 (Budding Member 16 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Crispy13

...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.

6. Posted by ringo6981 (Budding Member 48 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

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