Friday, March 21, 2008

Pack It Up

A really good travel pack is worth its weight in ivory.

I am unsure as to the exact weight restrictions, but the PC Volunteer blogs I have read indicate its 80 lbs. That means I have to pack quite a bit of stuff into a relatively small space, not to mention that space needs to stand up to extreme wear and tear.

Good news is I already have a super travel pack. Unfortunately, it's a discontinued model from REI. But - to help facilitate this post, let's take a gander at another great pack: the Osprey Waypoint 80 Travel Pack.

First off, you get two packs for the price of one. The pack features a removable day pack which combined with the main pack, gives you 4,900 cubic inches of space (women's medium).

Secondly, mesh pockets, hidden compartments and internal clothing straps keep everything in place.

And the best part?! The backpack straps conveniently zip into the back panel, allowing you to check your bag with ease and efficiency.

Those outdoor gear designers are geniuses.