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Buying daypacks and sleepsheets in Hanoi

  • jfenwick

    Joined Travelfish
    2nd January, 2007
    Posts: 4

    I was wondering if buying a silk sleepsheet is easy and cheap in Hanoi. I start my trip in Hanoi before flying to Laos and would rather not spend $60-$80 on one in Canada. Are they cheap and easy to get in Hanoi?

    I also want to buy a new daypack and was wondering if I can get one cheaper in Hanoi than in Canada of decent quality. I know that a lot of major brand packs are made in Vietnam.

    If so, is there a good area of Hanoi for where to buy these goods?

    #1 Posted: 13/5/2007 - 07:23

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  • prairieox

    Joined Travelfish
    30th December, 2006
    Posts: 13
    Total reviews: 3

    hey there, silk sleepsheets are available in many stores in the Old Quarter (especially around St. Joseph's Cathedral). Very cheap. We bought one for something like $5 without too much haggling. Daypacks are available in the stores on the north side of Hoan Kiem Lake (again, in the Old Quarter). You can get them from street-side vendors or stores. Quality is variable, depends what you want to do with the pack. Have fun!!

    #2 Posted: 13/5/2007 - 11:22

  • CatBa

    Joined Travelfish
    5th March, 2007
    Posts: 349

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    As you might suspect when you see the prices of backpacks - many are KNOCKOFFS and lack quality.

    Buyer beware.

    #3 Posted: 21/5/2007 - 00:06

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