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What type of backpack?

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1. Posted by deepak.a (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y

Hi,

I'm starting to plan my trip to travel the world for a year or however long my 'wish list' takes me to finish. I want to start late August/early September this year so I won't have to pack thick clothes for freezing weather :)

A year and a half ago I travelled around Europe for a month with some friends and took a 50 litre backpack with me. About 1 week in, I realised I packed far too much. Hopefully the replies I get will give me a rough idea what type of backpack to purchase and brands that make good long lasting quality backpacks.

The equipment I will be taking are:

1x GOPRO HD Hero2
1x Cannon 40D + lens
1x iPad
1x Kindle
1x iPhone
1x Day backpack (Cotton material, super light and when packed it's as small as 4 DVDS stacked together)
1x 24cm Mini tripod

Here is my 'wish list' the list of countries I will be going to (the countries in BOLD are the countries I will be travelling through with 1 month, using the Interrail global pass or Trans Siberian Express train)

FRANCE
PORTUGAL
SPAIN
PALMA
SARDINIA
ITALY
CROATIA
BOSINA & HERZEGOVINA
MONTENEGRO
MACEDONIA
ALBANIA
GREECE
TURKEY
SYRIA
CYPRUS

EGYPT
ISREAL
JORDAN
IRAQ
IRAN
PAKISTAN
INDIA
SRI LANKA
NEPAL
BHUTAN
ASSAM
MEGHALAYA
BANGLADESH
TRIPURA
MIZORAM
MAYANMAR
THAILAND
CAMBODIA
VIETNAM
MALAYSIA
SINGAPORE
INDONESIA
PAPUA NEW GUINA
AUSTRALIA
TASMANIA
NEW ZEALAND
PHILIPPINES
HONG KONG
TAIWAN
SOUTH KOREA
JAPAN
NORTH KOREA
CHINA
RUSSIA
FINLAND
ESTONIA
LATIVA
SWEDEN
NORWAY
DENMARK
GERMANY
NETHERLANDS
BELGIUM
FRANCE

When I travel through Europe I will be purchasing a tent and sleeping bag, but I won't be needing a backpack that can fit a them in it. As soon as I reach Asia I will be staying in hostels (or unless anyone recommends some really nice camp sites in Asia, but again I will just purchase a tent and sleeping bag there and then)

Any help will be greatly appreciated

Thank you

2. Posted by Kiwi_Dan (Budding Member 45 posts) 4y

Tasmania is a State of Austalia not a seperate country. Just saying.

3. Posted by deepak.a (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y

Quoting Kiwi_Dan

Tasmania is a State of Austalia not a seperate country. Just saying.

haha thanks! Yes sorry, this is the list of 'places' I will be seeing :)

4. Posted by rland (Budding Member 14 posts) 4y

The best type of backpack is one that fits. Go to your local sporting goods store, try some on, then look around online for the best price.

My favorite brand is Lowe Alpine. But, that's because I like the fit. Most of the brand names you've heard are durable enough. Just pack some duct tape.

Your wish list is extensive. Europe is relatively easy to breeze through. If you want to cover the remainder of the countries in a year, be prepared to take a lot of flights. Slow travel: buses, public transit, trains, overland... might impede your progress.

I'm going to travel half the countries and take twice the time. Will be in SEA late 2012, early 2013. Drop me a PM if you're still in that area.

I'm carrying a 50l pack as well. But it includes tent, sleeping bag & pad. So, you should only need a 40l if you're not packing those things.

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