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Berghaus freeflow 35 +8

  • britishhippy

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    Hi guys,
    I've bought a Berghaus freeflow 35 +8 to travel with for 3 months. I thought I'll travel light and save some energy rather than swing a huge pack around with me.
    What's the view on this? Is this pack too small? I know I can fit all my stuff in it but how much is one likely to pick up along the way?

    Cheers in advance

    Sam

    #1 Posted: 25/11/2010 - 08:18

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  • bedu

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    Never tried it with a small bag for 3 months, but I'd say that 35 litres is more than enough. I always go away with a 35 litre bag, albeit for a few weeks.

    If you pack light, wash clothes frequently, buy what you need on the move (and throw away old worn out T-shirts, etc) and are not a big fan of carrying souvenirs (post them home), you'll be fine.

    #2 Posted: 2/3/2011 - 23:39

  • goonistik

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    35+8 gives you a total of 43 liters. I think that is plenty provided you are not carrying a lot of other stuff, such as photo gear.

    #3 Posted: 3/3/2011 - 12:35

  • caseyprich

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    35 L is fine, you can usually stuff more in than you think - If I'm gone for 3 weeks it usually comes back at about 10kg and that's with a couple of small memorabilia and fabrics. The quandry I've always had is that I pack about the same amount of stuff for 2 weeks as I would for 2 months. As long as your not going to be on the move all the time you can stop every 4/5 days to do some laundry - so I try to bring about 6 days worth of cloths. If you pick up things like t-shirts, just bring ones from home that you don't mind ditching.

    #4 Posted: 3/3/2011 - 13:14

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