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Old 06-09-2006, 02:05 PM   #1
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Hello I am going away on my first trip to europe its going to be 59 days long from july 8th to september 5th this summer and i have been looking at all different kinds of packs and this one has caught my eye outbound Nomad now im still wondering about the size 65L or 75 L and also if anyone has ever used the outbound backpacks befor what is the quality like?
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My best advice is to make sure that the pack you buy, either has a detachable day pack, or the space to store a day pack. When traveling for that long, you are going to want to secure your pack in your room, but also have an option for day trips and touring. I own an eagle creek pack that has a detachable day pack. Best thing I ever purchased as a traveler. I unzip the daypack and cruise out the door with everything I need, except the HEAVY pack. Have a good adventure!!!
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Have no experience with this brand, and personally it looks a bit luggagey...

Look for something that has the detachable daypack as mentioned above, and also that has a good backpacking interior frame.
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It does have a day pack and it all seems ok but i was just wondering about how you think it might hold up material wise.
as a backpack it looks good you can addjust the shoulders and the hip belt seperatly and they are both padded quite well
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Its really hard having never seen the pack myself. I would search for online reviews of the pack. Otherwise go with a pack that is more well known. Hope that helps.
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I've used an Outbound wayfarer (70l) and loved it. Actually, the only thing preventing me from buying the latest version (I borrowed my brother's for my last trip -- and now he's using it) is that top access to the bag doesn't seem to be securable. It's just got a draw string at the top, with zippered side access as well.


After much deliberation I bought an Outbound Tallaroo 65L... Seems to be very similar to the one in your link, but I can't yet comment as I haven't used it yet! (Leave next tuesday).
I was very strongly considering an Asolo ~50L bag for the size, but for some reason it just didn't fit right.. the backpad seemed to jab into my back.


But man, if I could figure out some way to secure the top of that Wayfarer, I'd buy it in a second. Not sure if you're in Canada or not, but it seems here that both the Asolos and Outbounds are quite good quality packs for the price.
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