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Old 01-24-2005, 04:36 PM   #1
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its a 5000 cu in. bag for a 3 week western europe trip, then a 4 week US trip, but we will also have an SUV for the US venture. it shoud be large enough. what size bags do u all use?
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I use a 7000+ CC bag, but that's because I like to buy a lot of crap to bring back...
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hmmm, thats a good idea, but i guess i could always ditch the cheap crap i take over...cheap sox, cheap t's, if i find that I NEED TO HAVE IT item.
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I take a smaller bag than Omisan, but if I accumulate some crap to bring back I buy a cheapie piece of shit suitcase and put the stuff in that. It's worked so far.
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My pack is about 6000 ci, but I usually have a little extra space, unless I am going backcountry camping for a week or more. I have a duffle bag that I put my pack in that has compression straps and shit (this way it doesn't get tore up by the airline bastards), and it packs down to nothing, so if I have extra stuff on the way back I can shove it in there.
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I'm taking a 2100 ci pack but thats because I pack very light and I dont like to buy alot of crap either. Maybe im crazy but i do plan to be doing a bunch of jumping around in the Uk during June. Cheers to low maintance
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i use a 3500 ci and 1700 ci that i hook together and then I buy a duffel bag if i need to once im overseas
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