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Big Ol' Bag

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Telo, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. Telo

    Telo Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 3, 2003 Messages: 4,164 Likes Received: 37
    Alright folks, so here comes a new dilema. At the early part of august i will be flying to London Eng. At this point in time i will then proceed to make my way over to amsterdam/rotterdam/and some local family towns VIA eurail etc etc.. "by any means necessary" i guess you could put it. Upon walking, riding, and buming rides i'm pretty sure im going to need some type of oversized backpack i always see people sporting.

    Now I'm not one to be completely retarded when it comes to traveling but i have never needed one of these oversized backpack jobs because all of my traveling has always been done via roadtrip. The car has always been my backpack.

    So i've been scoping out some packs made by Kelty and Northface but i have no fucking clue about durability and "tear-resistance" i guess you could say.

    I've been told by a few friends that they had taken northface packs to some pretty extreme conditions down in southamerica and up to the canadian tundra during winter and they have always been top notch.

    AS for money, I'm not worried about it. Everyone always likes cheaper but if its going mean my survival then spending an extra hundred or two just doesn't seem all that out of the question.

    Also, which packs have better features? extra compartments? more cubic inches?..

    Also, i will be staying for about 4 weeks so if anyone knows of a good pack model # or soemthing along those lines that they could recommend, that would also be great.

    I know there are some travelers out there. Also any "must sees", "must haves", or good spots to chill and catch a nights rest for cheap or better yet, free, that would be most appreciated.

    And since im not a fan of threads with no visual, here are some pictures from the other night.

    2005 NBA finals.

  2. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    i have a big bag.....

  3. swannist the oner

    swannist the oner New Jack

    Joined: Jun 2, 2005 Messages: 46 Likes Received: 0
    yo ive backpacked all over western europa...i use to live in nederland

    man get at me ill give you mucho info and pointers

    piece :king:
  4. TRAMP

    TRAMP Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2001 Messages: 594 Likes Received: 0
    Eagle Creek makes some heavy duty bags. I have the Explorer and I'm happy with it. not too big which means only lugging around necessities.
  5. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    I use a Northface backpack and love it. It holds books and my keys and an apple for my teachers and an extra shirt in case I get cold and all sorts of change and my wallet and a bottle of water!

    I like it.
  6. Neskoner

    Neskoner New Jack

    Joined: Jan 6, 2003 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 1
    a fucking detective has my favorite bag.

    dont bring your big bagola while bombing.
  7. MrJackDaniels

    MrJackDaniels Member

    Joined: Jun 3, 2005 Messages: 413 Likes Received: 0
    i sell these bags for a living.
    -vango or berghaus are the brands you need to be looking at.
    -make sure it has gore-tex lining, so your shit wont get wet.
    -look for a waist strap. when wearing the bag, make sure said waist strap is tightened and comfortable. more weight will be placed on your hips rather than your shoulders = good thing.

    any other questions, get back to me.
  8. WhiteOx

    WhiteOx Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 4, 2003 Messages: 3,691 Likes Received: 0

    saw that coming a mile off
  9. CamAlmighty

    CamAlmighty Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 25, 2003 Messages: 1,070 Likes Received: 0

    saw that coming a mile off
    [post=3997331]Quoted post[/post]​

    His scrotum?
  10. isor357

    isor357 Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 2,491 Likes Received: 3
    You dont need to spend that much $$$ to get a good bag. Save for them chronic cafes. Plus a nice bag is more likely to get stolen.
  11. Telo

    Telo Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 3, 2003 Messages: 4,164 Likes Received: 37
    Oh word, Thats the exact info i was looking for.. I shall be hollering at you ye ol' private message..

    on a wuick note, What does a quality vango bag run and do you know what size i will need for a trip. volume etc?
  12. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 2
    His scrotum?
    [post=3997343]Quoted post[/post]​
    no, his coin purse numbnuts.

    ::insert sarcastic tone here::

  13. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    His scrotum?
    [post=3997343]Quoted post[/post]​

    yep, it's that big
  14. Harvey Wallbanger

    Harvey Wallbanger Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Oct 13, 2004 Messages: 8,567 Likes Received: 401
    How light a traveler are you? I can offer some advice on packing and such, if you like. Also, you should look up some old Kabar treads... he has a lot of good advice about this sort of thing.
  15. MrJackDaniels

    MrJackDaniels Member

    Joined: Jun 3, 2005 Messages: 413 Likes Received: 0
    not sure what its like in america, but here you dont need to spend over 100quid. you can get a fucking great quality bag for less than that.
    if your planning on living out of your bag, i usually reccomend to customers that a 70litre sack is more than enough. ive lived out of a 70l bag for 3 months. the majority have smaller daysacks which can be unzipped off of the main bag compartment. this is good as you can keep the important shit (documents, keys, cash) in their while the clothes and what not are in the main one. with the small sack on the front of your body its a lot harder for pick pocketers to get at your shit..