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Is it better to have a backpack with Wheels??

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1. Posted by Millymoo2 (Budding Member, 2 posts) 27 Jul '10 20:58

Hi,

I am in the process of choosing a backpack for year or two long travel around the world, my last backpack didnt have wheels and I was thinking maybe this time it would be a good idea to have wheels AND a harness. (As i find it heavy to carry on my back for long periods)

Any experiences or opinions most welcome!

2. Posted by backlasher (Budding Member, 29 posts) 31 Jul '10 06:15

My experience has been that there are so few places where wheels are usable that they aren't worth the extra weight. Cobblestone streets, dirt paths and cracked sidewalks aren't friendly to wheels, not to mention what you might roll through in some places. My advice is to stick with a pack.

3. Posted by joffre (Respected Member, 157 posts) 31 Jul '10 15:02

Hiya, I prefer wheels...

4. Posted by walker11 (Budding Member, 9 posts) 2 Aug '10 02:39

Since you suffer from back problem when backpacked for elongated hours, it is better to buy a backpack fitted with wheels. The wheels will aid in dragging the backpack while walking on a road in city areas.

5. Posted by ems99 (Budding Member, 31 posts) 3 Aug '10 07:00

I travelled 5 years ago without wheels and it killed my back. I'm off again in October for 5 months travel and have purchased a backpack with wheels. I got a Berghaus Wheeled Jalan, 2nd hand from ebay for £75. bargain