Best travel pack for international travel?
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Mar 14, 2013 2:46 PM Last Post By: washylee
Mar 8, 2013 8:46 AM
Best travel pack for international travel?We are heading out of the country for about 15 days.
We don't want to check any luggage and just want to carry on our packs. I have a 40L REI Vagabond but once packed it's jam packed full and that is if I bring half of what I need and do some laundry along way. It also leaves no room to bring home any goodies/souveniers. I thought it was going to be enough but finding that it's too full since we need hoodies, long pants, long sleeves, etc because of chilly weather in China.
What size bag do you like?
What bags do you have that work well?
I was thinking about this one but not sure: http://www.ebags.com/product/dakine/in-flight-55l/234076?productid=10190552&sourceid=ADWPRODUCT&couponid=79248966&CAWELAID=1403447918&adtype=pla&gclid=CPD6g4rJ7bUCFadFMgodyBgA0w
Mar 8, 2013 9:21 AM
1Also just saw this one - thought it might be nice. 55L
Mar 8, 2013 5:27 PM
Mar 8, 2013 10:30 PM
3The bags in those links don't look very ergonomic to me.
Chinese airlines are pretty permissive about what they'll let you carry onto the plane. I've never had them weigh my carry on.
55L sounds huge to me unless you'll be camping or need a lot of winter gear. I have a 33L osprey talon 33 that works fine for trips of basically unlimited length. For trips 10 days or less to warm climates, I use an inexpensive generic 20L pack, carry only the bare essentials, and wash my clothes a couple of times during the trip.
Mar 9, 2013 5:14 AM
Mar 11, 2013 9:26 AM
5This is what I have now:
Like I said it fits the following:
Pair of sandals
10 short sleeve shirts
1 long sleeve shirt
1 rain jacket
socks / underwear
I WILL WEAR ON PLANE (shirt, shorts, shoes)
But with this stuff inside it's jam packed ready to explode. No room to bring any cool gifts for family, friends, or us back on the flight. No room for a Ipad or laptop to use on plane (or all the other stuff like neck pillows, magazines, books, games, etc)
Mar 11, 2013 9:27 AM
Mar 12, 2013 12:38 AM
7Man, seems like I'm hitting up all your threads. I've used a REI Lookout for years. It's 44L. It's all I needed whether I'm on the road for a week or 6 months. The only time it gets jammed full is when I go to Europe during the winter and the big coat takes up all the space on the ride in. Once I'm on the ground the coat is on me and not on the bag. For everywhere else, I have room to spare but I travel light. I have never been denied taking it on as carry on luggage anywhere in the world. Because it's soft, I can even take it on busses and jam it into the overhead storage no matter how small. Just have to apply enough force.
Looking at what you're packing, lose 5 shirts. They have these things called washing machines in China.
Mar 12, 2013 4:53 AM
Mar 14, 2013 2:46 PM
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