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Backpack vs suitcase help!!

Postby jesspullin » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:51 am

I'm doing the 10 day Bangkok-Cambodia-Vietnam trip and was planning to take a fairly small suitcase with wheels but I've read it's suggested to take a backpack. Anyone that has been on this trip and similar and can maybe advise if a suitcase would be ok? I'm quite reluctant to take a backpack as I'm quite small and fear it will be too heavy (not great at this light packing malarkey!)
Thanks xx
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Re: Backpack vs suitcase help!!

Postby desiree2 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:40 am

Hi
A small wheeled suitcase is fine. It's the large ones that cause the problems. Just make sure that you can carry it for small distances or up a few flight of stairs.
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Re: Backpack vs suitcase help!!

Postby north40nm » Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:57 am

Eagle Creek makes several wheeled backpacks! The straps are concealed in a zippered compartment until needed. I am sure there are other outfits as well, i picked up mine on eBay, saving about 50%.
just a thought!
cheers
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Re: Backpack vs suitcase help!!

Postby curly_fries » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:34 pm

Hi Jess,

I just came back from Thailand. I didn't do your trip but I took the below bag.

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/p ... 865906.htm

I just put it on my back when I needed to and wheeled it when I could. I was really worried I was to small for a backpack but I had a go with a couple of peoples while on my trip, if anything it was much easier.

Have a great trip :-D

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