Hi I am about to head off on a 2 year overseas trip so need to pack all seasons in one. The main thing I am looking for now is a new backpack. My last one was a 65L that did well except that I seemed to drag it around a lot because it hurt my back to carry (I am a fairly tall but only slim girl) so the bottom of the bag got all destroyed. What do ppl think of the backpacks with wheels as well as a harness?? I am rying to decide which way to go! Any experiences would be great. I am backpacking around, not hiking with the backpack or anything. Just general walking from train stations to backpackers etc.
My suggestion would be to try packing light and bringing a smaller bag. Dig through some of the old threads in the Travel Gear forum and you'll find that it is quite possible to live out of a bag that is 35-45 liters for several years.
A backpack that is approx 40 liters will be much lighter and thus easier to carry.
I don't like the backpack with wheels things that are available on the market, bc either the wheels are crap or the carrying system is a complete joke. And they are heavy, ridiculously expensive and way too large in volume. The idea is great, but I haven't seen one yet that I liked.
i do recommend those with wheels as it is much easier to drag around. i too don;t want to carry my bags especially when backpacking. bags with wheels are very convenient might be a bit costly but does provide great comfort when traveling.
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