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1. Posted by mapsandmoxie (Budding Member, 71 posts) 26 Mar '12 15:15

Hey guys!

I'd love some luggage/gadget advice. I'm familiar with backpacking and globetrotting luggage packing, however, I recently got a new job that will require me to frequently be in a remote location for weeks at a time. I expect to travel roundtrip 1-2 times/month with stays of anywhere between 1-3 weeks. I need something that can be locked up, will accommodate my work and personal needs - gym on site, for example - and is easy to move through an airport. Given the frequency of travel, I'm also looking for something durable, and I'd prefer if it is easy to spot (i.e. not black or red) when coming through the checked baggage. While I have some knowledge surrounding packs, considering that I will be living/working out of this bag, my requirements are a little more diverse than when travelling purely for pleasure - and I still need to live out of it. A top-loader seems a little less practical! So, any recommendations on both checked luggage, carry-ons, and/or travel essentials would be greatly appreciated. As this is a totally new type of travel for me, any advice is good advice.

Thanks in advance.

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru, 3525 posts) 2 Apr '12 09:47

I found this website helpful. Watch the VDO on how to pack a carry-on. Good tips. You might consider pac safe for keeping your bag secure when you leave it in dodgy rooms. Good luck.