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11. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 7y

a small pack - I use 30L

12. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

getz-kz, 95 liters is huge! What are you planning to do, take everything but the kitchen sink? Better plan to take enough clothes for a week and wash them when they get dirty. (We do have washing mashines in Europe, you know.)

40 liters is enough space to pack enough clothes for a week, plus the weight of the pack will still be manageable.

You can take either a rolling suitcase or a backpack, it doesn't matter as long as you pack light. A suitcase with wheels will be better if you got clothes that gets easily wrinkled. This is because most backpacks that are around 40 liters are toploaders, ie you simply stuff everything into a dark sack.

FYI, 95 liter backpacks are for survival trips into wilderness or high mountains where you need to take several tents, enough food for 3 weeks, sleeping bag, 2 inflateable air mattresses, oxygen tanks and masks for dealing with thin air, water filters, thick and heavy clothing for extreme cold, etc. They are not for a summer trip around Europe where you only take 3 t-shirts, 2 pants, 1 skirt, 1 sweatshirt, 3-4 pairs of undies, 2 bras and 5 pairs of socks and a wind- and waterproof jacket !!!

@fabyomama: Why bother with an inflateable clothes hanger when you can simply bring a piece of long string and put it up between the bunk beds in a hostel dorm as a clothes line? As an added advantage a roll of string is much more versatible and easier to pick up on the road. YMMV.

13. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 7y

Quoting t_maia

...@fabyomama: Why bother with an inflateable clothes hanger when you can simply bring a piece of long string and put it up between the bunk beds in a hostel dorm as a clothes line? As an added advantage a roll of string is much more versatible and easier to pick up on the road. YMMV.

I do carry some (para)cord that's very strong, but normally hang stuff over bunkbed rails/a chair/window whatever.

A thick hanger would dry things quicker as it opens things up, but the downside is, it is a one-trick-pony, even though it would be used every day. If I see one cheap enough and if they pack small, I'll try it out. Could be great.

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