daypack & duffel. is it normal to carry two bags?

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1. Posted by Cool Paul (Respected Member 611 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hello hello,

I'm heading to australia and new zealand for about a year and a half, and it looks like I am going to be taking a daypack (camera, laptop, a shirt, pants, socks) and a duffel bag (sneakers or boots, pant, shirts, basically the things that are easy to replace and that I don't care too much about).

I'm just wondering has anyone here run into any problems taking two bags onto buses? greyhound or guided-tour buses? I checked ozexperience real quick and it says 15kg which is about 33lbs. that seems like more than what I'll be carrying but I'm just wondering if I might run into problem carrying two bags.

2. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

When going on the bus, I usually just put the day-pack in my backpack and that saves me the trouble of having two bags.. backpacks usually have a small compartment where you can keep your camera and stuff so it's easy to reach...

3. Posted by pinkgirlie (Full Member 121 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I always carry 2 bags when I travel, a large (60 litre) backpack and a small (10 litre?) day pack. I tend to transfer things around depending on what I need and take the day pack out with me leaving the other locked away. On the Greyhound I put my large backpack in the hold and took on the bus with me the daypack with a book, i-pod etc for the night and anything I didn't want stealing. If I'm out carrying both I try to stuff the daypack into my backpack, and if it doesn't fit cos I've been a bit lazy and not packed properly I just put the smaller bag on my front. I've never had any problems taking them both on planes, buses, trains, you name it.

One thing I did that worked out really well was I bought a large "airport" bag for my backpack to protect it going through the carossel at the airports. It lasted for about 9 flights before getting torn open in Chicago. But it saved my backpack as I could travel the rest of the way without the airport bag, but a new backpack would have been really expensive.

Have a great time, I'm so jealous of anyone who gets to spend that long in Australia and New Zealand


4. Posted by lcringo (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Have you thought about getting a "travel pack"? (A large backpack which can be used as a suitcase, and comes with a day pack that zips onto the front.)

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