Honestly, how big is your pack???
How does anybody take their pack as a carry-on? I like to take some sort of knife or tool with me, which doesn't seem like it was last through airport security... I didn't even think you could get tweezers through airport security anymore! Then again, I am flying out of Boston Logan...
quote:Originally posted by Elis:
You can check knives, leatherman, etc. seperately at the ticket counter. Then carry on the rest.
you can?? do they give you a container/bag or should you supply your own?
I've sent bigtripblog a message cuz i know they went small - looks like Kevin actually has a 45L pack and a crumpler messenger bag for his laptop... so perhaps you could do the 35L pack and a messenger bag for the laptop? just an idea.
quote:I am committed to having a small pack & committed to my laptop. Will I have to go with only the clothes on my back to do this?
That is a big ask.... unless you have a sony vaio or something like that. Have you considered what exactly you need the laptop for. There are a lot of good pda's out there that will do 90% of a laptop with a plug in keyboard. My tungsten t3 is wi-fi compatible, stores my word files, photos, books, music and is maybe 10% of the size of a laptop..... and yes, I have a 40l bag.
If you really do want to take the laptop and some clothes, go to a dollar store and buy a cheap neoprene back support. It makes a great clothes compress
There's still time to change the road you're on....
quote:Jordan & Tyler & anyone else who knows about the REI Vagabond: Can you lock the zippers
The two zippers to the main compartment are designed such that they can be locked together. The outside compartment also has 2 zippers so, although technically not designed to be locked together, could easily be locked together as well.
I am not going to say you can't put all your stuff and a laptop in it because I don't know how you pack. But you certainly won't have much room to play with.
I'll be taking a U.S. Army standard issue ALICE pack with me to Asia next month. At 2400 cubic inches and 39.3 liters, it's an ideal medium-sized bag. I've never taken it on a commercial flight though and wonder if it will fit in the overhead luggage. Does anyone have any traveling experience with an ALICE pack?
Also, after perusing the previous posts I'm shocked to see so many people carrying behemoth packs around with them. There is nothing worse than turning your vacation into a grueling charade as you lug your 100 pound ruck out of the train compartment as if you're about to storm Leningrad.
I'm not sure if 90 litres is good or bad for two people? I know we don't exactly travel light, but I've seen people carry a lot more for shorter stays.
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