Berghaus Freeflow Rucksacks - Carry-On Luggage?!

I'm looking for a day sack for my Kili climb this summer, and for taking on my travels whilst I'm out in Asia early next year. It needs to be carry on, so I was wondering what I can get away with. I really like the look of the 35+8L, but I imagine that it will be too big for carry on luggage.

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Depends on the individual airline but I agree that you're pushing it big time. I think the freeflow has a rigid curved shape which aint going to help ? Big day sack by the way - just what do you intend carrying. 25 litre be better possibly?

Look at the Osprey Talon 33, Pricier, but real nice!

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Xippi

Depends on the individual airline but I agree that you're pushing it big … Depends on the individual airline but I agree that you're pushing it big time. I think the freeflow has a rigid curved shape which aint going to help ? Big day sack by the way - just what do you intend carrying. 25 litre be better possibly?



Yeah, just saw a video on youtube. Bigger than I thought. Looking at the 25l now...



Edited by: "emhaslam" 22nd Jun 2011

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Jetpac

Look at the Osprey Talon 33, Pricier, but real nice!



Well out of my price range!

emhaslam

Well out of my price range!



To be honest chap, if you are hiking with it and travelling with it, it may be a really good buy.
I mean i travel light, so i will take everything i travel with in carry on and take a smaller bag to day with. As for using as a day pack ~35L is a large bag.

25 should be fine but only iof you are travelling with other luggage.

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Jetpac

To be honest chap, if you are hiking with it and travelling with it, it … To be honest chap, if you are hiking with it and travelling with it, it may be a really good buy.I mean i travel light, so i will take everything i travel with in carry on and take a smaller bag to day with. As for using as a day pack ~35L is a large bag. 25 should be fine but only iof you are travelling with other luggage.



I'm a poor student!

I'm going to Malaysia with Uni next year, and want to do a little travelling while I'm out there/when my course finishes. I'm buying the bag bearing in mind that when I go traveling I only want to take one bag with me.

The Berghaus 25L is £28 at Amazon so much closer to my price range.

emhaslam

[I'm going to Malaysia with Uni next year, and want to do a little … [I'm going to Malaysia with Uni next year, and want to do a little travelling while I'm out there/when my course finishes. I'm buying the bag bearing in mind that when I go traveling I only want to take one bag with me.



You need a ~35L bag without a frame then.
25 will not be enough. 35 You will be able to carry on and it will also not be massive and draw "backpacker" attention.

Seriously do yourself (and your back a favour) and splash the extra on the talon. I know they stock them at Cotswolds outdoors shops, so go take a look.

And you WILL want a smaller bag with you. As ive said im a superlight traveller. (8 weeks in the states on 6 kilos, 4 weeks around the balkans with the same) I have my ~35L bag and a 15-20l bag that folds up small for a day pack.

Edited by: "Jetpac" 22nd Jun 2011

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Jetpac

You need a ~35L bag without a frame then. 25 will not be enough. 35 You … You need a ~35L bag without a frame then. 25 will not be enough. 35 You will be able to carry on and it will also not be massive and draw "backpacker" attention.Seriously do yourself (and your back a favour) and splash the extra on the talon. I know they stock them at Cotswolds outdoors shops, so go take a look.And you WILL want a smaller bag with you. As ive said im a superlight traveller. (8 weeks in the states on 6 kilos, 4 weeks around the balkans with the same) I have my ~35L bag and a 15-20l bag that folds up small for a day pack.



I can't justify £80 on a rucksack. I'll go for the 25L Berghaus I think and see how I get on this summer in Africa. If I need to, I'll buy a different bag come Malaysia. Whilst in Malaysia I'll be studying at Uni and may well only be going away for the odd weekend until the end of the year when I need to lug around everything I came with when I'm kicked out of my accommodation...
Edited by: "emhaslam" 23rd Jun 2011

you should be able to carry it on just fine. I've never had any problems.
As ive said make sure you check it out in a shop. it is a lot of money to drop on a bag, but i think you will like it., also, get it in black (colours are bad for travelling

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Jetpac

you should be able to carry it on just fine. I've never had any … you should be able to carry it on just fine. I've never had any problems.As ive said make sure you check it out in a shop. it is a lot of money to drop on a bag, but i think you will like it., also, get it in black (colours are bad for travelling



I can't justify £80 on a rucksack. I'll go for the 25L Berghaus I think and see how I get on this summer in Africa. If I need to, I'll buy a different bag come Malaysia. Whilst in Malaysia I'll be studying at Uni and may well only be going away for the odd weekend until the end of the year when I need to lug around everything I came with when I'm kicked out of my accommodation...

I've got a small local walking shop in my local town so I'll have a look at what they've got and try a few on.

Many thanks for the advice though!
Edited by: "emhaslam" 23rd Jun 2011

emhaslam

I can't justify £80 on a rucksack. I'll go for the 25L Berghaus I think … I can't justify £80 on a rucksack. I'll go for the 25L Berghaus I think and see how I get on this summer in Africa. If I need to, I'll buy a different bag come Malaysia. Whilst in Malaysia I'll be studying at Uni and may well only be going away for the odd weekend until the end of the year when I need to lug around everything I came with when I'm kicked out of my accommodation...I've got a small local walking shop in my local town so I'll have a look at what they've got and try a few on.Many thanks for the advice though!



I promise you 25L is too small for any decent amount of time away, a few days tops) and you will be fine any longer and it just wont be big enough. If you arent going to go with the talon i still STRONGLY suggest a 35L bag if you are going to use it as a sole piece of luggage (+ a 15l Day bag)

I've done enough travelling now to be able to say this with confidence! I've made mistakes with small bags, large bags and poor quality bags, skimping on it is a false economy (especially when your cheap rucksack you find to be too small, or the poor quality zip pops irreparably, or the strap breaks.
Edited by: "Jetpac" 23rd Jun 2011

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Jetpac

I promise you 25L is too small for any decent amount of time away, a few … I promise you 25L is too small for any decent amount of time away, a few days tops) and you will be fine any longer and it just wont be big enough. If you arent going to go with the talon i still STRONGLY suggest a 35L bag if you are going to use it as a sole piece of luggage (+ a 15l Day bag)I've done enough travelling now to be able to say this with confidence! I've made mistakes with small bags, large bags and poor quality bags, skimping on it is a false economy (especially when your cheap rucksack you find to be too small, or the poor quality zip pops irreparably, or the strap breaks.



I'll bear that in mind when I have a look. I won't rush it.

Jetpac

I promise you 25L is too small for any decent amount of time away, a few … I promise you 25L is too small for any decent amount of time away, a few days tops) and you will be fine any longer and it just wont be big enough. If you arent going to go with the talon i still STRONGLY suggest a 35L bag if you are going to use it as a sole piece of luggage (+ a 15l Day bag)I've done enough travelling now to be able to say this with confidence!



Agree totally. 25l was more than big enough for Everest Base camp, but that was with a sherpa with the big bag!
Cut the kit down and you can manage with a 35. Any bigger and it aint hand luggage. A little 15l just perfect for a daysack. Look on this cost in the context of the overall cost of your trip. Buy cheap and you most certainly will regret it. A good pack will last for many years.

http://www.gapyear.com/advice/buying_and_packing_a_backpack_introduction.html

worth a read

Monkeybumcheeks

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No No NO ! Dont even think about it. Good hand luggage, lousy rucksack

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Xippi

Agree totally. 25l was more than big enough for Everest Base camp, but … Agree totally. 25l was more than big enough for Everest Base camp, but that was with a sherpa with the big bag!Cut the kit down and you can manage with a 35. Any bigger and it aint hand luggage. A little 15l just perfect for a daysack. Look on this cost in the context of the overall cost of your trip. Buy cheap and you most certainly will regret it. A good pack will last for many years.http://www.gapyear.com/advice/buying_and_packing_a_backpack_introduction.htmlworth a read



I've got a 65l that I'm taking with me too. This is just as a day sack, however the idea of future-proofing it for traveling is very appealing. I'm coming around to the idea, ever so slowly.

emhaslam

I've got a 65l that I'm taking with me too. This is just as a day sack, … I've got a 65l that I'm taking with me too. This is just as a day sack, however the idea of future-proofing it for traveling is very appealing. I'm coming around to the idea, ever so slowly.



Oh then in this case the berghouse 25l will be more than adequate, you might find it a little large for a day sack though.

I was assuming you were travelling on the carry-on alone.
If you are considering carry on alone get a ~35l Bag.

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Jetpac

Oh then in this case the berghouse 25l will be more than adequate, you … Oh then in this case the berghouse 25l will be more than adequate, you might find it a little large for a day sack though.I was assuming you were travelling on the carry-on alone.If you are considering carry on alone get a ~35l Bag.



I'm thinking of just buying a 25L now for this trip, then I'll look later in the year when I go to Malaysia for a carry on only bag (hopefully when I've got some more money!)

I'm not sure about the carry on issue, but I travelled with a 35L bag for a few months. I ended up with a smaller bag aswell after picking some bits up but loved the fact I didn't have to carry around a massive bag with far too much stuff.

I was travelling light though - flip flops only etc.

Oh and I got a cheap £20/£30 bag from millets, which lasted me fine. I wouldn't spend much more unless you walking miles and miles with it.

You just dump your bag in your hotel etc anyway - it's not like you have it with you for most of the day...

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