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1. Posted by Louise80 (Full Member 106 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I've just got a 140L holdall on wheels for my year long trip to Australia and I'm now wondering if it's going to be too big? I'm not expecting to fill it, nor am I expecting to carry it, therefore I should be ok but I'm having little doubts so just want someone to say it'll be fine ha ha!!

It'a actually physically smaller than a normal suitcase, and of course it's squishy so I can ram it onto greyhound bus racks etc, so it should be ok right?

I'm taking a decent sized flight bag that will double as a day bag for trips out etc so does anyone have any pearls of wisdom regards packing to keep me lightly loaded?

I just want to add on that I'm not planning on taking outback tours/trips, or hiking about or anything. Backpacking isn't what I had in mind when I purchased a wheeled holdall, I'm aware it's not a backpack!!!

Thank you xxx

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

140 liters

Jesus Christ on a pogostick, are you insane? What do you want to transport with that?

Even if you do not fill that thing up, it is still large. And even if you roll it most of the time you still need to carry it up and down stairs far more often than you care to think.

What is more: In a bag that large your things will be tossed around if you leave it half-empty. Your clothes will get wrinkled and you'll have problems finding things. They just won't be where you placed them.

I strongly suggest you go for a wheeled suitcase that is approx. 40-50 liters, that really will be ample.

[ Edit: Edited on 20-May-2010, at 20:00 by t_maia ]

3. Posted by Louise80 (Full Member 106 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Thanks, I knew it really just wanted further opinion....

I'm gutted that I've bought it now, think it may be too late to return it too so I might be stuck with it....Unlucky for me.

I'm going to try and exchange it for a smaller one tomoro so fingers crossed

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