My Travel Bags

“Duffle bag” on wheels. 

I used this type of bag through Mexico and the USA.

Pros: 

  • Ideal for the USA. Mainly being on roads and concrete footpaths having the wheels made it super easy as it was heavy to carry as a duffle bag.
  • had more then enough storage and had room for extra things.
  • Considering the allowed bagged weight limit was 23kgs my bag was 18kgs before I left allowing me to bring some goodies home.
  •  When it wasn’t full, the bag was able to be packed down to become more compact when traveling between destinations

Cons:

  • Not suitable for certain parts of Mexico.
  • There is a lot more sand and gravel paths through central Mexico making very awkward and hard to carry when you cannot use the wheels.
  • Found myself carrying more then wheeling it.
  • Not Ideal when stairs are the only option to your room which was the case for the majority of the tour.
  • Being a soft bag valuable things may be damaged during transport.

 

 

Blackwolf 65L pack with a detachable 15L Daypack

I upgraded from the duffel bag on wheels to the Blackwolf 65L pack when I was traveling through South America. Knowing that it would be similar to Mexico i opted to get a pack.

Pros: 

  • Easy to carry
  • Comfy
  • Has compartments
  • Rain Cover
  • Detachable day pack
  • lightweight
  • Durable
  • Comes with Cod locks to be able to lock each compartment
  • Side handle gives you the option to be able to carry it like a duffle bag

 

Cons:

  • There aren’t many cons to this bag but the ones I listed were significant enough for me to not want to use this bag again for this length of travel.
  • Personally WAY TO SMALL not big enough for 6 weeks travel
  • 65L included the detachable daypack leaving only 50L of packing space.
  • The Detachable daypack was way to small ( Gopro,  drink bottle and maybe a jumper no room for anything else)
  • One thing you need to think about is how heavy your pack will be and if you will need help getting it on your back.