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Suitcase or Backpack??

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Suitcase or Backpack??

1. Posted by FfionL (Budding Member, 33 posts) 26 Jun '13 05:19

Im stuck on which luggage to take with me on my WHV to Australia! Can anyone give me some advice as to what to take with me as I am finding it hard what to take??

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1498 posts) 26 Jun '13 06:56

If you're staying in one place for long periods or your travel plans are basically from accommodation to a taxi to the airport/train/bus then back in a taxi to your new accommodation then it doesn't matter.

If you're travelling a lot and getting off the beaten path slightly then you might find a backpack works better.

Cheers,
Terry

3. Posted by FfionL (Budding Member, 33 posts) 26 Jun '13 07:18

Thank you for your advice!

4. Posted by Danni_107 (Budding Member, 21 posts) 26 Jun '13 10:47

i was having the same dilemma, i think i have setteld on something like this, bit of a cross between the both! lol

http://shop.animal.co.uk/all-bags/altamira-large-split-holdall-125-litre-/invt/lu3sc603n40/

5. Posted by FfionL (Budding Member, 33 posts) 26 Jun '13 12:09

Thanks I think I will be looking for something like that aswell!! They're really handy!!

6. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1498 posts) 26 Jun '13 12:48

Unless you're both bodybuilders you won't even be able to lift that monstrosity. It's over 3 times larger than the backpack I use to travel for indefinite periods (months at a time) through 3 climates.

Good luck.

Cheers,
Terry

7. Posted by Debz1183 (Budding Member, 14 posts) 26 Jun '13 13:17

I had the same! I tried on a backpack and realised i wouldn't be able to go far with is :) I have chosen a small back pack that can go as hand luggage and a small suitcase with wheels

8. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1498 posts) 26 Jun '13 14:32

Read Reply #2 here for some further thoughts about travelling light.

Cheers,
Terry

9. Posted by Roaming_Rach (Budding Member, 2 posts) 3 Jul '13 03:58

Hi Guys,

Have you considered a wheeled backpack? Then you get the best of both worlds ;)

They don't always have to be heavy or bulky, just because they have wheels - try looking for a Karrimor Global Hub, these are 65 litres normally and come with a detachable daypack.

Have a great trip!

Rachel

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