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What carry-on backpack/travel pack are you currently using?

Travel Forums Round the World Travel What carry-on backpack/travel pack are you currently using?

1. Posted by wonderboy (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

Been researching this topic non stop now and was wondering if there is anyone who is currently on a RTW trip or just finished and is using/used either a backpack or travel pack as their only bag which they could take as carry on baggage?

If you are managing or have managed to travel so light then please list the make and model of bag you used and also any tips with regards to having a daybag.

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 5y

If you're not camping and you're using hostels/hotels in fairly warm countries then with modern clothing (easy to hand wash and dry overnight) it's very easy to travel with a 35 - 40 litre carry-on size backpack.

I never use a daypack at home so I never use one travelling (I have a small manpurse) so can't help you there.

Have fun with your research.

Cheers,
Terry

3. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 875 posts) 5y

Earlier this year I traveled for a month with this day pack Swissgear I bought it to carry my laptop in safely. Its pretty fancy and expensive, but very well made and organized. I have to say it was so nice to not have to check a bag at the airports and also nice jumping from cabs and buses. I had a smaller very light weight bag that I kept in the big bag, so when i was settled in a guest house I could use the small one as my daypack and not have to unload everything from the SwissGear. For a month in one season, hot weather this was fine, but if it had been longer or id needed more cold and wet weather gear it would be a problem. Theres also a problem i had forgotten when i got to the airport. No liquids in carry on bag. Means i had dump shampoos, toothpaste and all that sort of stuff.

4. Posted by wonderboy (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

Hey Dodger, thanks for your reply. I have come across this bag actually and quite liked it although it does look a bit fancy.

What was the make of your light weight bag that you used?

5. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 875 posts) 5y

Quoting wonderboy

Hey Dodger, thanks for your reply. I have come across this bag actually and quite liked it although it does look a bit fancy.

What was the make of your light weight bag that you used?

Its is fancy, but nothing extraneous, everything it has, it has for a purpose, what can you expect from the people that brought you the Swiss Army Knife! :)

Haha it was "knock off Nike" $2 from India. It's really nothing more than a nylon shell with straps, it has one small zippered pocket on the front.