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Best bag to travel with???!!!!!

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1. Posted by snakehips8 (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y

hey,

just booked my 6 week trip to thailand and vietnam in august and about to buy a rucksack.
Could anyone advise me on the most suitable type. I will probably need around a 40litre I think???? will be carrying clothes for trip and nothing unusual!!!

thanks

2. Posted by Appro (Budding Member 41 posts) 7y

I have my eye on this (or something similar) - it's 40L, but designed as carry on luggage. No waiting for bags :)

http://www.ellis-brigham.com/cgi-bin/psProdDet.cgi?prod_code_in=200133

3. Posted by Appro (Budding Member 41 posts) 7y

Oh yes, and check this thread out:

http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=58982

4. Posted by fussy (Inactive 208 posts) 7y

You don't mention your size, However one rule holds true for all sizes, the smallest you can get away with. Have not long returned from RTW, am thniking that if I went again would get a carry on sized bag and leave the swiss army knife at home.

5. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 7y

Well, I am against fussy on this...I have checked a bag that could have easily gone as carry on for the simple reason that I need my multitool. And I will do it again and again

This all comes down to whether you actually use the thing alot. Some folk aren't inclined to repair little things. They just live with them....other folks constantly try to fiddle with things. I am a fiddler. There a have been weeks when I haven't used the thing....and there are other times when I have used the crap out of it.

This isn't the thread for this debate, but I urge you, if you aren't going to bring your SAK to buy one on the road. One of the traditional rites of passage for a young lad was to get a good pocket knife when they reached a certain age. That tool can be a lifesaver (without violence) if you learn how to use the thing.

In closing.....Panel loader. Top loaders are the rage these days...Try a panel loader for one trip...and you'll ask yourself why the hell you were travelling with the other.

GLOT

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

Quoting Piecar

...Top loaders are the rage these days...Try a panel loader for one trip...and you'll ask yourself why the hell you were travelling with the other...

They sound convenient if they have good zips. I kind of pull the bag open.