I've been checking out a whole bunch of different packs and am really digging the Gregory Pallisade. It's pretty damn big though (a medium is 5100 c.i.) I don't plan on taking all that much but I do plan on doing a fair bit of long distance hiking when I get back. I'd rather not buy a travel pack and still have to buy something to hike with later. So I figured I'd get a nice big hiking pack and just cinch down the compression straps.
My question is: Do you think the slim, tall design of the pack would cause me problems stuffing it in lockers and such? If it is then I'll look elsewhere, but I think the long thin design would make me less likely to be knocking people over when I turn around.
BTW, has anyone on these boards done any long distance hiking? In the north east?
and wal-mart hasn't sued for this yet?
under three months till departure,