“Duffle bag” on wheels.
I used this type of bag through Mexico and the USA.
- 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
- 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.
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.
- Easy to carry
- Has compartments
- Rain Cover
- Detachable day pack
- 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
- 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.