What size of backpack should I get for a 6-8 month backpacking trip through Southeast Asia?
I've already shopped around, and I've seen packs that range from a volume of 40 litres to 85 litres.
I've spoken with several acquaintances who have travelled for this duration of time and their suggestions have left me confused, and thus, I am here looking to see if the wise collective can help me out.
They say, "Get a large backpack because with the amount of stuff you'll need to shove in there, you won't have an inch of room leftover."
They also say, "I sure wish I went a size smaller, your pack really becomes your worst enemy after a while."
I will be scraping by and budget travelling (less than $20 a day) primarily by train, if that makes a difference. I am a typical sized 5'11 young adult male. I'm not looking for any backpacks in particular, just the appropriate volume for my circumstances. And as always, thanks in advance for your suggestions.