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Questions tagged [backpacks]

Questions regarding traveling with the type of bag known as a backpack, also known as a rucksack, knapsack, or kitbag in different parts of the world.

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In US museums, why are backpacks only allowed to be carried on one shoulder?

Many US museums permit backpacks only when they are carried on one shoulder. Here are some examples: Philadelphia Museum of Art: Backpacks and large bags must be checked. Smaller bags may be ...
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How to check a large backpack?

When travelling on airlines based in the US with a large backpack, I prefer to carry the bag onto the plane as part of my hand baggage allowance. Most foreign flag carriers, however, have a ...
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Which brand of backpack should I carry so as to not stick out in Europe?

I was wondering what brands of backpacks are popular in Paris, France and Berlin, Germany because I'm the type of traveller that likes to wander under the radar without people knowing that I'm a ...
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How to lock a backpack?

In a response to a question in an India forum somebody answered that all items you leave in the Mumbai CTS cloak room must be "locked": The cloak room charges something like Rs15 per item, and all ...
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What makes a backpack a women's backpack?

I was looking around a bit for new backpacks, and encountered, as examples this 55L+10L backpack and 70L+10L backpack. The first one is especially designated as a women's backpack. Why? Only because ...
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On flying with a backpack with detachable shoulder and hip straps, when best to take them off

This is the first time I'm traveling with a backpack with detachable straps. Some insight from anyone who has done this before will be appreciated. When do you take the straps off? After security ...
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How big of a backpack should I buy? (Trans-Mongolian)

I'm looking into buying my first ever serious backpack for hiking/large trips. I'm unsure of how large I should go. I currently own a 35 Liter bag, which was great for weekend trips when I was ...
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Hiking rucksack with a rollmat hanging out - will it survive as checked in luggage?

I'm expecting to do some travelling soon - this will involve both backpacking (possibly sleeping on a floor or two, maybe some camping) and air travel. I'm thinking of bringing a rollmat. It's too ...
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Which backpack theft protection features are there, and which of them work?

While wearing a backpack, what are common/known ways how someone might steal things out of your backpack (or even the whole backpack altogether)? Which backpack security features can protect against ...
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Travelling with hiking poles as checked-in luggage

I'll be going on a hiking trip soon. The backpack is small and I'm going to keep it with me as a carry on. The hiking poles telescope down, but still stick out of the bag. Plus I've read hiking poles ...
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Are backpacks allowed on Eurolines buses?

Backpacks are typically less elegant to store in a luggage compartment because of their irregular shape and loose straps. The Eurolines luggage policy reads: Unless indicated otherwise in the ...
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Would Osprey Farpoint-40 rucksack fit (onto laptop sleeve) 17 inch laptop?

I have done some reading around different rucksacks pros and cons and now considering on buying Osprey Farpoint 40. The only thing that keeps bothering me is, I am not sure if it will fit my 17'' ...
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Did anyone try the Under-The-Jack Pack backpack?

Did anyone try the Under-The-Jack Pack? I am wondering how visible it is really? How comfortable? The only video review I could find doesn't even show the back of the guy wearing this ... thing.
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What characteristics should I look for when buying a backpack? [closed]

I'm looking to buy myself a new backpack for my 1 month vacation. I want a backpack that would serve my incoming and all future traveling needs, so I want to make the most educated decision. What ...
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Clear backpack bags on Icelandair

I'm taking my first trip to Europe from the US via Icelandair and will be taking a large backpack (internal frame, checked bag) rather than a suitcase. On the Icelandair website they state: ...
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How stringent is Pegasus Airlines' policy on carry-on luggage?

I'm planning a trip with Pegasus (AMS->SAW->TLV) and was wondering how stringent their cabin/carry-on luggage policy is: Would they call a medium-sized backpack (doesn't stick above your shoulders) ...
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Allowed to bring rucksack (28 cm x 15 cm x 55 cm) in cabin luggage?

Can this kind of bag be carried as cabin luggage? I'll be travelling from India to Germany mostly via JetAirways or Turkish Airlines. JetAirways website does mention cabin luggage dimensions of ...
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Does Ryanair allow rucksack?

Does Ryanair allow rucksacks? My rucksack when empty measures 55cm*40cm*20 cm (I measured with a tape). Is it possible to squish it to carry on Ryanair if it is just half filled ?
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Can I take this backpack on board an EasyJet flight in addition to my cabin bag?

I have an EasyJet flight soon (AMS to TLV). I have this backpack and a cabin mini-suitcase. My mini-suitcase is fine, but I'm worried they'll give me trouble with the backpack, and I don't have a big ...
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Small backpack that can be attached to a bigger one, does it exist? [closed]

I normally carry a very small backpack around but when I need my laptop or something else bigger, I grab the bigger one: The problem is that I then need to move a lot of things from the small one to ...
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Travel with a photography/camera backpack [closed]

I am m/29 and am about to leave for two weeks backpacking trip to Europe (abt 4-5 cities). I have a camera backpack (lowepro fastpack 250 aw ii - http://store.lowepro.com/fastpack-bp-250-aw-ii). Now ...
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Backpack or Tote Bag: Which is a better personal item? [closed]

I am planning to travel to Sydney, Australia sometime in June 2017 and I plan to travel carry on only with a personal item. I'm flying with United airlines and their maximum dimensions are 17 inches H,...
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What do I have to take into account when buying an urban backpack? [closed]

I've been using satchels (i.e., a soft flat bag with a shoulder strap) and similar things to transport documents, books and a laptop for ages, but I decided to switch to a backpack because the bags I ...
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What kind of shops can repair or replace a backpack strap in Hong Kong?

One of the two shoulder straps on my backpack broke. What kind of shops can repair or replace a backpack strap in Hong Kong? I have crossposted the question at: https://qr.ae/TUtnPo https://redd.it/...
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What's a good backpack for traveling to big cities? [closed]

I'm going to Chicago soon and I'm looking for a backpack that will fit all of my needs. I'm going to be there for an extended weekend so I want to be able to bring several days worth of clothes with ...
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What should I bring for a lightweight motorcycle trip across Vietnam? [closed]

In November, myself and two friends will land in Ho Chi Minh, buy motorcycles, drive them to Hanoi over the course of 1.5 months, and sell the motorcycles in Hanoi before flying home. We are all US ...