Looking for carry on size backpack with specified requirement
Replies: 20 - Last Post: Oct 31, 2013 12:18 AM Last Post By: Mtpr
Oct 13, 2013 1:03 AM
Looking for carry on size backpack with specified requirementhello there everyone,
i am new here.
i am looking for a carry on size backpack but MUST meet the requirement below :
1) front / panel loading (for easy access and packing)
2) without hip belt / waist belt (really don't like this) or if there are removable hip belt / waist belt
3) size 38-42L
5) water resistant / water Proof
1) safety compartment (if have)
2) 2-3 compartment
3) lockable zip
hope to hear from you all soon!
Your help is much appreciated!
Oct 13, 2013 1:05 AM
Oct 13, 2013 2:50 AM
Oct 13, 2013 3:25 AM
3Self and Gf both bought Osprey Farpoint 40 packs for our recent jaunt using hand luggage.
The spec? One main compartment with compression strapping inside this part plus a zipped mesh section for worn clothing or whatever. Also a secondary section with enough room for papers, books etc and a zipped padded section to take a laptop, notepad or tablet and finally a small pocket to take a camera, paper tissues, snacks or whatever.
The Farpoint has two grab handles, compression strapping on the outside and the latest version has a removable sholuder strap too (check this in the shop though - my pack doesn't have this, but girl friend's does). There is a rucksack harness on this bag with a hip belt, but this is hidden away behind a zipped flap.
All of the zips on the Farpoint can be locked with the exception of the small one that was used to take the camera. Pack is robust and weather resistant - would pack everything in poly bags if I was using it in inclement climes/weather conditions... or buy a separate small & light pack cover, just in case
Whilst I understand the OP comment regarding not liking harnesses on a pack, believe me, they are an ideal way to carry a pack around, especially if it has to be carried for quite a while during any given day. The hip belt brings in the load towards the back and makes everything much more comfortable, even on such a small pack as this one (I used to carry around 14 kilos/28+llbs around the hills for days at a time when I worked as an outdoor instructor....).
You only get one back and it's worth looking after it by carrying a pack sensibly (took six months of treatment to sort mine out the last time problems occurred, fortunately under the UK NHS health care system rather than private/paid for treatment systems!).
European airlines aren't consistent with their definitions of carry on sizing or indeed the weight of a pack/bag for hand luggage. The Farpoint satisfied TAP Portugal who have one of the small sizing allowances, but an 8kg weight limit. Others have between 5 and 10kg limits....
Hope that this helps!
Oct 13, 2013 4:58 PM
4The Farpoint 40 looks a good choice for what you are after. If they put in an expansion gusset, I would buy one of these and use it instead on my porter 46 which is a little less comfortable.
Carry On Luggage Size
There are an enormous variety of sizes with airlines but assuming you have soft sided stuff, basically anything fitting in the 115cm L+W+H measurement and under 7kg will get you practically wanywhere.
I'm not a big fan of the waist belt for several reasons:
I'm not carrying enormous weights. I am over 185cm tall so given the normal carry on bag dimensions, nothing seems to fit just right for me. The tall skinny hiking packs work well with waist belt, but they don't conform to carry on size or shape.
Oct 15, 2013 10:43 AM
Oct 18, 2013 12:09 AM
6hello there everyone,
thanks for the recommendation.
but as far as i know farpoint 40 have the hipbelt/waistbelt.
i am looking for pack without that.
any idea what brand / pack ?
i have a porter 46. but already give to my wife as not really the pack that i am looking for.
and after i bought the farpoint 40 i also regret due to the hipbelt/waistbelt. And now i am finding buyer to buy my farpoint 40 so that i can fund for another pack.
hope to hear from you guys again.
Oct 18, 2013 2:03 AM
Oct 18, 2013 5:50 AM
8i already bought it before i post this....that's y i need to look for another pack.
i don't want to use the hip belt and i don't want the hip belt at the back of me when i backpack.
any idea how to remove the hip belt?
that's why i am looking for other pack without hipbelt/waistbelt
btw. anyone experience the one planet and wildness equipment pack?
Oct 20, 2013 6:13 AM
Oct 20, 2013 11:37 PM
Oct 21, 2013 6:44 AM
Oct 21, 2013 8:28 AM
12The problem is, to find a bagpack that size without a hip belt...
Check Deuter bagpacks: Rise 30 SL & 32, Freerider Pro & Guide: The pivoting Vari Flex hip fins follow complex body movements. Thus, the load can be evenly distributed to the hips, providing freedom of movement and reducing fatigue. The Vari Flex hip fins are removable for weight reduction and better access to your climbing harness.
Edited by: cocolino18
Oct 22, 2013 6:12 AM
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