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What litre rucksack for 20 days ?

Postby angelabresl;in » Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:21 pm

Hi,

what size rucksack is the most popular for bringing on a 20 day trip ??? :?
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Re: What litre rucksack for 20 days ?

Postby sinecure » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:53 pm

Rucksacks fit different people differently, different loading methods are better for different people. I would highly recommend going to your local out fitter and try on some packs with the shoes you plan on wearing and put some wight in the backpacks and see how they sit. Also don't be bound by male/female styles, a woman's frame backpack fits me more comfortably than a mans pack. You may be the same.

But try try try ( a nice return policy doesn't hurt either, if after testing in a park or a small hike you can trade up/down/sideways to get just the right pack )
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Re: What litre rucksack for 20 days ?

Postby angelabresl;in » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:58 pm

okkk thanks :) was kinda thinking bigger so i can buy more stuff too ;)
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Re: What litre rucksack for 20 days ?

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:08 pm

First off, what kind of trip are you taking. Do you really want a rucksack or would a convertible suitcase or wheeled duffel bag be better?

Second, if you have the time, you'd be better off collecting everything you want to take, try to pare that down, then figure out what dimensions you need to carry that (and have room to expand for souvenirs). That way you are buying something to fit your needs instead of trying to fit your needs to what you can pack.

Having said that, I've survived quite well on about 75 liters of pack space plus my airline carry-on that had my photography equipment, medicines, guide books, batteries, music and whatever else you need. In my case, that translated to a LOT more than I'd advise for most people (first aid kit, pocket knives, polyester line, water filter, solar cells to recharge batteries, SLR, video camera, extra lenses, underwater camera, diving mask, snorkel, etc.). My sleeping bag was in the neighborhood of 6-7 liters, clothing maybe 35 liters, etc. My guess would be a check-in bag somewhere in the neighborhood of 60-80 liters (depending on what you're carrying) plus a small daypack or light carry-on.
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Re: What litre rucksack for 20 days ?

Postby ballu » Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:34 pm

In general, you shouldn't need much more for 20 days than 7 days. Keep in mind you should be able to do laundry any time you're in a hotel for at least 2 nights.

My bag is 70L...and I may have once or twice in the past purchased a little duffle bag for overflow souvenirs. :wink:

Just remember, you have to carry whatever you pack or buy.
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Re: What litre rucksack for 20 days ?

Postby sinecure » Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:47 pm

Also keep in mind the bigger house syndrome... the bigger your house the more crap you buy...

so for a pack, the bigger the pack, the more stuff you'll bring, the heavier it'll be.
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Re: What litre rucksack for 20 days ?

Postby Zuleika » Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:37 pm

When my 65L is full it is heavy to lift. I wouldn't want to go any bigger - as give me a space and I will fill it!!!! But I wont be able to lift it!!! LOL
So I would say for a women - 65L is about right in terms of space and weight.
However - if you can go smaller - do it!
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Re: What litre rucksack for 20 days ?

Postby aussiedave88 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:08 pm

Agree with Zuleika as if you have extra space you will always find something to fill it with... And you definitely don't want it to be too heavy. Nothing funnier than seeing my girlfriend lean to one side, and you can see the weight of the pack kick in, and dragged her over sideways in slow motion! Unfortunately, guess who then had to carry a few extra items to make her pack lighter................
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Re: What litre rucksack for 20 days ?

Postby JaliscoJudy » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:21 am

aussiedave88 wrote:...Nothing funnier than seeing my girlfriend lean to one side, and you can see the weight of the pack kick in, and dragged her over sideways in slow motion! Unfortunately, guess who then had to carry a few extra items to make her pack lighter................


I can just imagine the sight of her going over! On behalf of all of us who've had a nice guy like yourself lighten our load, "Thanks, aussiedave88."
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