From: RPSinha on 4 Aug 2006 10:30
B Vaughan <me(a)privacy.net> wrote:
I don't like backpacks for the reasons you mention, but I also don't
like wheels for the reasons others mentioned. :) What will work for me
most is a shoulder bag, with a small daypack that I can carry around
within a city.
I am open to the idea of my shoulder bag having extra straps so it
could function as a backpack when that would be convenient. However, I
have never had such a bag and do wonder if this will limit my choices
to models that might not be very good in either role, as a shoulder
bag or backpack.
From: me on 4 Aug 2006 10:53
Manfred Aigner <Manfred.Aigner(a)gmx.net> wrote:
>You're right in most points, but a small trolley is perfect for business
>travelling, when you do 3-4 day trips, where you only move within
>airports, hotels, train stations an central urban areas.... then they
>are a perfect thing and since I borrowed a trolley for such a trip some
>years ago I don't want to miss it.
Isn't it possible to buy and external bag trolley and
then only use it when needing wheels by strapping the
bag in the trolley?
IOW...do NOT buy something built in?
From: me on 4 Aug 2006 10:54
Dan Stephenson <stephedanospam(a)mac.com> wrote:
>I've found that if you pack light you can make do with a daypack
that IS traveling small and light
From: Traveller on 4 Aug 2006 11:58
Check out the latest and greatest Eagle Creek travel bag the - Explorer
Trek LT. It's only 40Liters, about the same size as the Red Oxx Air
Boss and is a travel backpack. Eagle
Creek makes travel backpacks that are phenomenal. Tough nylon, heavy
duty zippers and excellent design. I've travelled all over the world
with mine and it has held up great. It has travelled on the top of
buses, cargo hold of ships, on my back, strapped to a mules back etc
As for colors, I like a dark green.
> [Reposted with enlarged group list. Please leave rec.travel.air intact,
> I can only access replies there.]
> I am going to experiment with doing away with checked luggage and try
> traveling with just one carry-on. This will be for a few weeks, a few
> countries, everything from planes and trains to back country buses.
> So this bag needs to be pretty versatile: strong, light, easy to
> organize etc, and resistant to dust and water. I found two intriguing
> suggestions in http://www.onebag.com/bags.html : the Red Oxx Air Boss
> and Tough traveler Tri-Zip. Both are about $225.
> Another suggestion was Rick Steves Convertable carry-on bag; $99.
> Do you have any expereince with these? Or, do you have another
> Finally, do you find any particular *colors* either very good or not so
> good for rugged travel? (My "one bag" is likely to take more beating
> than if it had been just one of several bags with me.) The Red Oxx
> comes in 12 colors, for example:
From: Dave Frightens Me on 4 Aug 2006 12:10
On Fri, 04 Aug 2006 09:53:16 -0500, me(a)privacy.net wrote:
>Manfred Aigner <Manfred.Aigner(a)gmx.net> wrote:
>>You're right in most points, but a small trolley is perfect for business
>>travelling, when you do 3-4 day trips, where you only move within
>>airports, hotels, train stations an central urban areas.... then they
>>are a perfect thing and since I borrowed a trolley for such a trip some
>>years ago I don't want to miss it.
>Isn't it possible to buy and external bag trolley and
>then only use it when needing wheels by strapping the
>bag in the trolley?
>IOW...do NOT buy something built in?
I always hated the idea of wheels, but my wife bought a combined
backpack with a solid back, and wheels. It's actually really good for
urban travelling. Better than my backpack in fact.
I still prefer my pack, because it's sooooo comfy on and is both big,
and collapsible, and narrow enough to go anywhere, but hers is great
around the city.
DFM - http://www.deepfriedmars.com