BackPack v Suitcase

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BackPack v Suitcase

Postby lacie@32 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:57 pm

Hi All,

I'm about to embark on a 3 week holiday in Australia, traveling from Adelaide to Brisbane. What size backpack would you experienced travellers out there recommend. I was thinking 45L Might be enough?? or should I just take a suitcase. I have some trips booked but am also staying in a few hotels along the way.

Many thanks and happy travels.

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Re: BackPack v Suitcase

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:17 am

If you're going to use a backpack, do yourself a favor and get one that opens from the front rather than the top. Typical top-loading backpacks like I use for camping are a bit of a pain when you're traveling for a few weeks.

How big the backpack/suitcase/duffel bag needs to be depends on what you take. I would probably advise at least 60 liters, possibly even 80 depending on what all you pack.
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Re: BackPack v Suitcase

Postby markmol » Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:41 am

hi As Explorer says go for one that open in the front, i use a Osprey Sojourn 60 Travel Pack, which is a wheeled backpack, very versatile, use it as a pack or rolling luggage.
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Re: BackPack v Suitcase

Postby kcupp95 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:01 am

You don't need 80L. 45L would be plenty or carry on suitcase size.

What time of year are you coming to Aus?

You just need a couple of pairs of shorts, a pair of jeans and enough tops to last you a week, and maybe a jumper for the plane and the odd chilly day.
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Re: BackPack v Suitcase

Postby TravelFun » Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:23 pm

I either take my 60L backpack or my 45L daypack...although I seem to be taking the daypack more often as it goes in as carry-on. Really it's what suits you and most of all you can carry it around yourself without struggling.

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