Yeah I second that. I have two packs. #1 is MEC (mountain equipment co-op) Brio 60 and it has a side zipper. #2 is Serratus and it's a travel pack with a zipper going around the whole length of the pack. #2 is sooooooo much better. Honestly i will never travel with a side zipper pack or a top loading pack ever again. It sounds so minimal but it is just so convenient when your able to access your clothes or other things at anygiven time. I spent countless hours swearing and trying to get things out of pack #1. I'd only get a top loader if you were camping and hiking lots.
I have been to: Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, New Zealand , Australia, Fiji, Costa Rica, United States, England, Ireland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland , France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Vatican, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Panama, Colombia, Mexico, India, Nepal.
Where to Next? Iceland!