Adam- sorry. but this is my handle on a bunch of forums. I hope one day all Adams can live in peace.
Space Virgin- Thanks for the advice. Seems my suspicions were well founded. The thing just didn't look
comfortable as a backpack, and I'm definitely not getting a rental car! Guess I'll get a "regular" backpack and resign myself to checking it in. I have to say though- in my limited research, I'm a bit disappointed at how heavy "travel" backpacks are compared to regular backpacking backpacks. I guess it has to be tough if you expect it to survive as checked lugage though.
I'm not settled on any particular pack yet, but I'm going on Jan 14 so I'd better decide soon!
BTW- this is a great site! I wish I would've found it sooner.
Originally posted by space virgin@Dec 3 2005, 12:48 PM
Get the Far Flung.* My mom has the Rick Steves bag and it's okay but really not very comfortable as a backpack.* It's not terrible, but it's not designed for miles of walking-- it's geared more towards the "rental car" type of traveler.* * The Dana Design bag will be much more comfortable... I'm not sure if it's carry-on size though.