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1. Posted by Smpix (Budding Member 10 posts) 3y

I'm travelling australia for around 6-24 months only probably be carrying backpack from airport to bus (hostel) & vies versa so won't be doing much walking with it. However I don't want a massive backpack that I chuck loads into and can actually end up carrying it as too heavy so would 55+10 be large enough

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2420 posts) 3y

I travel indefinitely via hotels/hostels through 3 climates with a 46 litre airline carry-on size backpack with LOTS of room left over - all the cinch straps are yanked to their tightest dimensions so the backpack is really only about 35 litres.

That's including a set of nice clothes to crash an Embassy party or high-end club, normal day-to-day casual and hiking wear, beach clothes, personal hygiene products and everything else you need to be safe/comfortable plus a laptop, digital still/video package and all the peripherals.

http://www.ospreypacks.com/en/product/gear_hauling/porter_46

It's easily doable and during your travels you'll see LOTS of experienced backpackers doing the same - or even lighter. Seeing other travellers - especially smaller women - struggle with 60 - 70+ litre backpacks (plus daypacks!) is insane.

Going light makes sense because it allows me to keep my backpack with me (almost) all the time - no checking it into the baggage space under the bus where it's out of my sight and out of my control - and it's obviously way easier/faster to navigate a crowded train aisle, keep with me inside the taxi, stow in a small boat, fit into a tuk-tuk, onto the back of a motorcycle and a million other situations.

Have fun with your research/shopping.

Cheers
Terry

3. Posted by bethdassoulas (Budding Member 54 posts) 3y

Hi Terry

I can't get that link to work, do you have anymore info? I'll be travelling to Hong Kong for 3 days then 2 months in Australia before settling on my WHV. I'm only little (5ft!) and don't want to topple over!

Any advice much appreciated.

Beth x

4. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2420 posts) 3y

Here you go...

Cheers,
Terry

5. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 3y

I think the reason the link isn't working for Beth is that the osprey website does silly geo-targetting. The "porter series" page says "Series not available in European Markets" and your link gives "Page Not Found".

6. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2420 posts) 3y

Thanks Sander.

Beth, simply Google, "Osprey Porter 46." That's one suggestion of many for a decent carry-on sized travel backpack.

Cheers,
Terry

7. Posted by bethdassoulas (Budding Member 54 posts) 3y

Thanks both! :)

8. Posted by klelia (Budding Member 4 posts) 3y

Hey Smpix! what a coincidence! I am currently on a RTW trip and my Backpack is the Berghaus 55+10 so i know exactly how it fits and in my opinion is perfect! I bought the female version as i'm tiny, but my friend (a guy) bought the same one and he found it perfect. I think it would be more than enough for your trip. Mine weighted around 13 kg when i departed and i still had some room left.
Consider that i also bought a smaller day backpack (20 lt) and i put the electronics/pc/camera in there, but that's not because of a space issue, only for security purposes as i didn't want to leave my valuable stuff in the main backpack! Hope it helps and enjoy your trip!:)