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    Backpack for 2 weeks travelling around Thailand

    Wondered if anyone could point me in the way of any decent recommendations for a backpack to take on my travels to Thailand, I am only going for 2 weeks and everyone I am travelling with has agreed we will all take backpacks with us and check them in as we will be visiting a few island, I appreciate it is only a shortish trip and I'm sure a case would suffice but in getting with the travelling mood wanted to get a backpack which I will check into the hold. I'm thinking 45-55L but there are so many options, preferably want to buy one as cheap as possible but equally don't want something that will fall apart if luggage handlers throw it about a bit.

    If anyone has any suggestions or recommendations I'd really appreciate it.

    Thanks

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    I'd go for second hander on eBay, a lot of travellers have barely used packs going. There isn't much of a market for used backpacks either so you can pick up a bargain if you're patient. If you buy new, and quality, you're looking at £100+, eBay £30.. hope this helps

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    connor_davey

    I'd go for second hander on eBay, a lot of travellers have barely used … I'd go for second hander on eBay, a lot of travellers have barely used packs going. There isn't much of a market for used backpacks either so you can pick up a bargain if you're patient. If you buy new, and quality, you're looking at £100+, eBay £30.. hope this helps



    Thanks for the response, any particular brands you know of that you would recommend I look out for? Have tried to look for second hand on ebay before but hard to know which bags are actually any good.

    Thanks

    Yeah it's a bit of a minefield, I'm looking out for Kathmandu at the moment. I always think if you Google the name of the backpack and get results from reputable websites you're on for a gooden.

    I have something like this for my occasional week in the field or tabbing exercise.

    KombatUK
    Edited by: "MrCollective" 13th Mar

    I don't know where to buy one but do stick locks on it wherever you leave it - it's a beautiful and mostly trustworthy country but I had a few things stolen out of my bag when it wasn't locked properly and that was in our room. Have a FANTASTIC time and if you're there during the full moon party, get yourself on Koh Phangan.

    Banned

    Buy a nice Louis Vuitton when you get there

    go car boot sale u can pick them up under a 10

    If its just 2 weeks you will be fine with a cheep one. I spent £40 on a vango when I started backpacking and it lasted 8 weeks of abuse in Oz. 7 In Nz and a month in Asia.

    Just don't get something too flash are you will stick out like a sore thumb!

    How about an army backpack?

    If you keep an eye out for special offers on North Face or have an outlet nearby these are fantastic.
    thenorthface.co.uk/sho…ww2

    Can be worn as a backpack, lightweight, resistant to any type of throwing about and mine has been a lot of places, slept on, stood on, fastened to roof of buses, floors of trains, in mud, carried by yaks and it's still in one piece. I got mine for £41 and is the medium size.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions and advice everyone. Really appreciate it, got my eye on a couple on ebay so hopefully pick one up on the cheap

    tomkirky

    Thanks for all the suggestions and advice everyone. Really appreciate it, … Thanks for all the suggestions and advice everyone. Really appreciate it, got my eye on a couple on ebay so hopefully pick one up on the cheap



    I'm off to the local designer outlet in a few weeks so if you want me to look in North Face for you let me know. I don't mind posting to you for if you get stuck.

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    rachelandgromit

    I'm off to the local designer outlet in a few weeks so if you want me to … I'm off to the local designer outlet in a few weeks so if you want me to look in North Face for you let me know. I don't mind posting to you for if you get stuck.



    Thanks for the offer, very generous of you and its truly appreciated but hoping that come tomorrow I will have secured a second hand one on eBay. Wish me luck!

    Safe travels enjoy - if you don't get fixed up and change your mind I'm going on Saturday as I need a new fleece.
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