What’s one of the great things about planning a trip?
Buying new stuff for the trip! Actually I don’t need much, I have collected a good amount of travel gear over the years but I have needed a new backpack for awhile. Also a pair of hiking pants, you know when your Mother used to tell you not to pull a loose thread? Yeah, don’t do that or your favourite hiking pants will fall apart. I almost cried, actually I may have shed a tear or two. We were close.
For months I have been reading about and going and looking at backpacks. My last few trips I have quizzed people on their backpacks. What I have learned is no backpack does EVERYTHING I want it to do, so I did have to prioritize my wish list.
In the end this is the list I came up with it needed lots of pockets for organization, comfortable, reasonable amount of room, not too big but can carry a days worth of stuff easily and a built in rain cover would be nice.
Finally I decided on the Deuter Trans Alpine 26 SL, it fit the bill and so far seems very comfortable. Lot’s of room and the buckles on the front will hold a bike helmut, bonus!
Oh the places we’ll go together! Can’t wait to beat it up and break it in!
First trip a weekend in Banff, I’ll be able to fit everything I need into it no problem!