In October we're going travelling around western Europe by train for several weeks and I need to buy some kind of luggage. I had thought that a ~35-45 litre backpack would be about right, sizewise and for portability. But I've heard from people with direct experience that pickpockets are a big problem in several of the places we're going and that makes backpacks a bad idea. So what kind of luggage should I use that will be reasonable to carry around but still secure given we're changing locations (and thus hotels) regularly. [more inside]
Yet another bag recommendation needed. This one is for a small (think city bag, not hiking bag) bag that I can carry both as a backpack and a front sling, shoulder, or cross-body bag. And that works reasonably well as both. [more inside]
How do I keep my dress from riding up under my backpack? (more inside) [more inside]
I am trying to find a light backpack that I can use daily to work and also for short trips, and that does not look too bad. More details after the cut. [more inside]
I need recommendations for a running backpack that's just big enough for my work clothing and DOES NOT BOUNCE! [more inside]
I would like a very small gym bag, ideally no larger than a backpack, but it must have two separate compartments (where you put the gym clothes after the work out). Cross contamination = ew. Any tips?
I move a lot and often. Help me live out of my backpack. [more inside]
Trendy Backpack [more inside]
Do you know of any backpacks similar to the Outlier Minimal backpack? Attributes in order of importance to me are are: 1) extreme light weight (the one from Outlier is paper-thin) 2) pocket-stuffable/foldable 3) sleek minimal modern anonymous look (like all of outlier's stuff)
I am looking for a messenger bag or backpack that will be good for bus/bike commuting in the rain, i.e. will keep my lunch, reading material, and spare clothing dry whilst I am getting soaked. I would also prefer it to be durable and green.
looking for a backpack/briefcase combination (handle on side when carrying horizontally/shoulder strap, or wear on back vertically). Any ideas? Thanks! The important thing is that there should be 3 ways to carry it (handle on horizontal side; shoulder strap on vertical or horizontal side, and backpacking straps to wear vertically on your back). After extensive online browsing i've seen backpacks that come close (usually shoulder strap/backpack straps but no side handle).
Can I get away with hiking without backpack? I'm going on a trip soon, and there might be hiking involved. But, I also want to pack superlight, and don't really want to bring my hiking pack (it's a 30L pack, so it does take up some space). I've tried stowaway backpacks before but they are rarely comfortable. If I'm just bringing water, a clif bar, and my ID, do I really need a backpack? can I get away with a canvas tote? [more inside]
Agilix and Agilix Backpack or GoCourse - anyone here have the pleasure/misfortunate/whathaveyou to have worked with the company's learning management systems on a professional or student basis? [more inside]
Please help me find another incarnation of the best school orientation giveaway ever, my perfect one shoulder, cross body bag. [more inside]
I know I'm not the first with this sort of question, but bear with me. I need some sort of messenger-bag/briefcase/laptop-case thing for school, work, travel, cycling, and general out-and-about purposes. Emphasis on durability, value, and versatility. Anybody have some good recommendations? [more inside]
I'm terrible at taking care of my things. How do I keep this beautiful leather and canvas backpack in top-notch condition for the next couple of decades? [more inside]
I desire a new bag. Something sturdy to carry my laptop* and books in. Something I can easily kart around on my bicycle (on my back, shoulder, or otherwise a flexible paneer). I'm based in London, UK. Budget floating around £100ish. Give me inspiration people! [more inside]
Help me find a good and sturdy book bag like this one that I can use as a purse after I graduate. [more inside]
How do I put on my backpack so I don't give myself carpal tunnel? No, seriously. [more inside]
ISO a simple, inconspicuous backpack. [more inside]
I want to put a backpack up for sale on Craigslist, but I wanted to make sure I knew what kind of thing it was first -- but I can't find what I think is the brand name, and looking at the type of pack it was supposed to be also doesn't look right. What the hell kind of pack do I have? [more inside]
What are the most popular online destinations/forums/communities for gardening, hiking, backpacking, and other outdoor activities? [more inside]
Questions about the Saddleback leather backpack. Can't find many reviews about this particular piece. How is it for carrying? How is it in the rain? And most importantly...just...do you like yours? [more inside]
hi all, i am looking for a quality backpack and cool places to go to in northern brazil. i would appreciate any help. [more inside]
Iam looking for a durable backpack that can work as a laptop carrier or daypack. Cost <$100 if possible Capacity 20-30L Weight: below 2lb (preferably) Preferable to have: compression straps, padded laptop pocket+fleece lined pockets, YKK Zippers,flat bottom/stands on its own Nice to have: Closed side bottle carrier, Dont need overly complicated set of pockets. 3 compartments are good Anyone know of a pack that might fit the criteria?
I'm looking for a hyper-light, functional laptop backpack. It needs to be tough but very light at the same time. I need your help to find a brand and model that fits this description! [more inside]
I need a better bag. Give me your suggestions. [more inside]
I will be living out of my 45 liter/2,700 cu. in. backpack for three weeks in a foreign country (Japan). Help me not lose my mind: please share your tips & tricks to stay sane. [more inside]
NorCal Backpack Filter. Looking for a seasonally appropriate backpacking trip in the latitude of Prairie Creek Redwoods, Trinity Alps, Shasta, Susanville for this weekend.
NorCal Backpack Filter. Looking for a seasonally appropriate backpacking trip in the latitude of Prairie Creek Redwoods, Trinity Alps, Shasta, Susanville for this weekend. [more inside]
What's the best easy way to modify luggage to create partitions inside. [more inside]
Any ideas for repurposing promotional drawstring backpacks? [more inside]
De-logoizing conference swag. [more inside]
Is there a brand whose logo is a yellow equal sign in a blue square (extremely similar to the Human Rights Campaign logo) that makes backpacks? [more inside]
Looking for a great travel backpack - your reviews? [more inside]
Can you help me find a daily commute kind of backpack that is stylish in a sort of rucksack-y military boho kind of way, that will also be functional? [more inside]
Help me carry my (big) water bottle in or on my backpack with no built-in holder and no clear places to latch onto. [more inside]
Thanks to the excellent advice of the hivemind, I ended up buying a Macbook Pro (13 inch). Now I need help figuring out how to transport it between home and school. [more inside]
I am trying to buy a really cool, really high quality backpack for my boyfriend. Must be available for purchase online or in Los Angeles. Any recommendations? [more inside]
Where should I travel in Asia and the wider world between February and August 2011? Should I travel there and then at all? I'm trying to plan a round-the-world trip and am finding it very difficult. Apologies for my rambling question - I could really do with your help. [more inside]
Backpack for Europe Filter: We'd appreciate your suggestions on a backpack for a trip to Europe. Relevant details inside. [more inside]
My sling/single-strap backpack is falling apart. Help me find a new one. [more inside]
I need two pieces of luggage for a trip to India/Singapore/Australia:
- A main suitcase that will go in the hold, so weight/size not so important. What features should I be looking out for? I figure wheels are a must, but what sort of wheels?
- A piece of hand baggage (carry-on). Here I'm torn between a rucksack/backpack and a messenger bag. What are the best brands of each, and which should I choose?
Looking for a travel, multi-language pocket dictionary with common phrases and vocab for European countries. [more inside]
I need a cheap, waterproof, dependable, comfortable, stylish backpack for lots of walking in college.
Is it possible to find a cheap, waterproof, stylish, dependable college backpack? [more inside]
I'm going to be backpacking around the EU for a couple weeks. I've got my trip all planned out, but I lack one thing: a good backpack! I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a backpack. List of criteria inside: [more inside]
Beyond JanSport: another "tell me about backpacks that meet my absurdly precise specifications" question. This involves a 17" MacBookPro, a bicycle, unpredictable weather, and my lower back. [more inside]
Look, I'm no genius, but it seems like you should be able to buy some sort of strap that can convert an existing messenger-style bag into one that can be worn more like a backpack. Right? [more inside]
Which baby-carrying backpack should I get? I have a bouncing 8-month-old, and he's about to outgrow his Baby Bjorn front-pack. I'd like to get a backpack carrier by spring, but I don't know what's good or what to get. [more inside]
My son needs the most durable school backpack we can find. [more inside]