sorry to tag on to your posting but I wanted to ask if anyone has used a wheeled rucksack on their travels? I know Berghaus do a 60 litre (and larger) wheeled Jalan - but my concern is getting to areas where I actually might have to carry it as I'm a petite girl and not at all strong! I also like the look of the Osprey Meridian but it's very pricey!
I'll be heading to West Coast US, OZ and Nz first so know I'll be fine there - it's when I get to Malaysia and S.E.Asia that i'm thinking it might be harder to wheel a rucksack.
Has anyone ventured round asia or places like that and found it easy with a wheeled rucksack?
I find Berghaus products rather more money for the name than the quality of their stuff. Their waterproof gear is rubbish and their rucksacks aren't so well put together as some much cheaper makes like Wynnster.
Haglofs are very good, i also owned a Berghaus, a Wolfskin and a north Face. and they are all almost equally fine tough i prefer the Haglofs durability, infact the only thing that kinde sucks about haglofs are the zipper systems, the little ropes alway snap of very quickly in all other aspects my Haglofs (75 litre) is the best bag i ever owned.
I would go for the absolute smallest possible... 45 litres tops! It will free you up to do so much more! Although if your looking to live out of it and not planning on getting really hardcore like buying a motorcycle and riding down Vietnam, then a 60l is not too big! There are things to look out for though, I'd have to say you want security, access and durability over comfort for that sort of travel... -snip-
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