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1. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Seems to be the right fit for a month-long trip to Italy. What do you think? This is my first time backpacking so I just want to make sure I don't get anything to big and what not. How would a 45L do on a 3-4 month trip?

Also, when you guys leave from the US (If you're American) did you have to check in your pack or could it be counted as a carry on?

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 12, 2007, at 9:37 PM by NantesFC ]

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

If you are not carrying a tent or sleeping bag and do not switch climates that much, the 45 l will do fine on a 3-4 month trip, just like on the one month trip. (See Gelli's packing list here in the forum somewhere.)

In the pack you have everything you need to survive 7-10 days without washing your clothes in a washing mashine, so on the 4 month trip the only thing different to the 1 month trip is the number of times you wash your clothes.

45 liters might be a bit large for carry-on size, though. Backpacks are nowadays slim and long, and the height of a 45l pack can be substantial enough to require check-in.

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 13, 2007, at 8:55 PM by t_maia ]

3. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Great lol. I was hoping I could carry it on. I've always trusted checking in my suitcases when I traveled in the past but I'm not too sure about backpacks. Oh well, I suppose I should probably put whatever I need on the flight in a daypack. Is there anyone who has managed to take one on board?