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1. Posted by tilly1990 (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 7 Jul '10 07:08

Hi Guys :)

I'm going travelling around SE Asia and Australia and I'm a little stuck on what kind of rucksack to get. I've had karrimor in the past but the one I have now definitely won't last the time I'm away. Has anyone got any suggestions for a well-structured, reasonably priced bag that is 60+ and preferably has a daysack with it?

Thanks and look forward to your replies

2. Posted by razzaefc (Budding Member, 106 posts) 11 Jul '10 13:57

today i bought a berghaus jalan 55+15 with an atached travel pack,it was reduced from £120 to £50

3. Posted by DulSaSeans (Budding Member, 21 posts) 11 Jul '10 14:17

I've also just bought a Jalan (60 + 10).

I haven't had it out in the wild yet but I've filled it up and have had it on my back for a few hours. So far I'm really happy with it.

The day pack isn't the best but I have another day pack already which I prefer anyway so it wasn't a big deal . . . The 15L day pack would be the minimum size to go for as the 10L is very small.

It also doesn't include an all weather cover.

I spent an hour in the local camp shop trying on many different ruck sacks and travel packs, this one just fitted me the best and it is so comfortable and really easy to adjust. The fact that it is a travel pack makes it very easy to get access to all parts of the bag. The straps all tuck up and can be concealed also which makes it great for checking in to flights.

From what I can see it is also made from very tough material.

Barry.

4. Posted by faysie (Budding Member, 9 posts) 11 Jul '10 14:50

i've just bought the Vango traveller 70 + 20, however they also do a 50 + 20 if that seems a bit big for you.

I took the daypack out walking yesterday and so far so good.

It has a cover for the straps at the back for when you're checking it in at the airport and a full waterproof cover.

Another thing i found really useful last time is that it has clips on the daypack and backpack so that you can wear the backpack on your back and the day pack clipped to your front, so your hands are free.

I paid £95 for mine, sorry can't remember the website!!

Good luck x

5. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member, 345 posts) 12 Jul '10 11:27

Not sure how long you are for but you dont need a rucksack that big. I got by with a 36L for 2 months... If you bring a pack you will fill it. I would go with a 50L max no matter what your doing. I used the Kelty Goshawk 2200, awesome pack.

6. Posted by razzaefc (Budding Member, 106 posts) 12 Jul '10 23:37

DulSaSeans mine came with a waterproof cover,ar you sure yours never,does it feel like theres somethin still at the bottom,if so,then were the back support starts,theres a little secret pocket thing that has the waterproof cover in.

7. Posted by razzaefc (Budding Member, 106 posts) 13 Jul '10 09:32

am i a complete dope for not realising the bag i have bought is a womans,or does it not matter?

8. Posted by backlasher (Budding Member, 29 posts) 14 Jul '10 04:45

If the bag fits, don't worry about whether it's a man's, woman's or unisex. In fact, some brands make the same pack in different colors and call it a woman's pack. A true woman's fit has the shoulder straps closer together so as to fit a woman's build better. If it fits you, that's really all that matters.

9. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member, 560 posts) 14 Jul '10 09:27

Quoting razzaefc

am i a complete dope for not realising the bag i have bought is a womans,or does it not matter?

Posing on a hill somewhere, wanting to look all windswept and interesting - only then it would matter. ;)

[ Edit: Edited on 14-Jul-2010, at 10:03 by fabyomama ]

10. Posted by DulSaSeans (Budding Member, 21 posts) 15 Jul '10 08:03

Quoting razzaefc

DulSaSeans mine came with a waterproof cover,ar you sure yours never,does it feel like theres somethin still at the bottom,if so,then were the back support starts,theres a little secret pocket thing that has the waterproof cover in.

Thanks razzaefc, I'll have a look tonight and see what I find!

If it proves one thing, it shows that the secret pocket works! (Either that or I'm a complete moron )