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Old 25 Jan 2010
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first time traveller advice wanted

hey folk's,got some real greenhorn questions regarding a year long trip i'm taking soon.Heading Thailand,New Zealand and Oz,and although not a bike specific trip hope to pick something up in New Z,depending on the better half.Anyhow need to get a backpack/rucksack and very drawn to kriega's 35 litre pack as would be usefull evermore(hopefully!).Is 35 litres enough to live outta combined with decent waistpack?Would be a travel light type and don't plan spending any huge time away from civilisation.Is kriega gear good and as comfy on bike as claimed?Any words of wisdom and experience much appreciatted.
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35 litres seems a little small to me, it can be done and I have done short bicycle trips like that but its not enough space to be comfortable I wouldnt think. Especially if you are camping and cooking own food.
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The size you have to decide for yourself, depends heavily on how you are going to travel anyway. Camping and cooking for example adds a HUGE bulge to your luggage.

In my experience the Kriega gear is top notch. I have the R35, Waistpack and parts of the US system (for my road bike) and they all have been performing flawlessly. I took two US-20 Bags on top of my alloy panniers for over 7.000 kms and they managed pouring rain, extreme dust, quite a bit of dirt, a couple of minor spills and quite a bit of wear and tear without any problems. I would definably recommend them!
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Thanks guys,yeah have their us-10 pack and very impressed with it.And it attaches to the r35 i think so that'd bump me up to 45.Is it comfy and practical to wear their waistpack and r35 together or cumbersome?Won't be doing a lot of camping/cooking i realise that'd be a completely different undertaking,but am a bit concerned 45/50 litres mightn't just suffice.
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