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1. Posted by Disneyallycat (Budding Member, 8 posts) 15 Jan '12 18:53

Hey Guys...

I realllly need help on what is the best backpack.

I am going backpacking around North America and the UK this year and am looking for the perfect backpack.

I cant decide wether to go a Travel Pack (One that opens on the sides)

OR a Ruck sack (One that opes on the top)

If anyone has used either please let me know what was easier?

HELLLLPPPPPP

Thanks a million!

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4359 posts) 15 Jan '12 23:27

If you're going on many multi-day hikes, I'd go for the rucksack. Otherwise a travelpack is much more practical for getting to your things. (The difference is in just how much it'd suck if you're extremely unlucky and you have an issue with the zippers.)
I have both, and almost always take the travelpack.

3. Posted by Disneyallycat (Budding Member, 8 posts) 16 Jan '12 14:26

Im not doing Hikes that last longer that a day... and will only be needing to use the day pack when we are in a set destination.

Thankyou SO much that was a great help!!!

ahh the zipper thing! ill just have to have my fingers crossed.

Thanks again!