RTW Trip | BRAIN BAG vs TRISTAR | WESTERN FLYER vs EGO vs SMART ALEC
I am a woman and slowly getting ready to travel the world for few to many years.
I would appreciate help to pick the right bags
and advices from people who have travelled with 2 TB bags at a time
Please be aware that i read countless travel blogs, spent hours reading this forum and site, checked all images tagged Tom Bihn on flicker and find many many Tom Bihn bag so attractive-but need to stay practical.
I also shopped the usual backpacks and dont see myself with one huge 50-60-70liter bag on my back
Keeping the details below in mind:
- Will still be working 3-4 days/week from my virtual office
- Travel at slow pace - moving city/country - once/twice a week max.
- Will stay for weeks/months in same location and do 2-3 days trips often.
- Will try to minimize walks with my bag by reserving hostel/hotel in advance
for at least first night (critical to have access to internet too)
- Prefer to have 2 medium main bags to keep enough content with me on bus/train ride and on the many budget flights i will be taking and have a dedicated bag for my 2-3 days trip
BRAIN BAG vs TRISTAR as main bag on a RTW
-Would you guys recommend taking one of these bag as main bag on RTW trip ?
-Can someone comment on the max weight they can carry in these bags and still be comfortable?
The Brain Bag seems perfect as low profile bag and able to swallow so much
but the Tristar design is awesome and capacity close from the Brain Bag - i just worry it wont be as comfortable when i have to carry it as backpack when at full capacity.
Need help to pick one of these bags!!!
For the first part of my trip - i strongly believe one of these along with the IMAGO will be more than enough.
WESTERN FLYER vs EGO vs SMART ALEC (or Synapse)
For the 2nd part of my very extended trip, Im thinking to add one of these 3 bags. They all have similar capacity or almost....
It would be the bag i carry with me on plane and would use
for 2-3 days trip.
(I see myself storing the Imago in one of the 2 bags i carry when moving from a location to another)
I am thinking of one of the combination below
-Brain Bag + Western Flyer or
-Brain Bag + EGO or
-Tristar + EGO or
-Tristar + SMART Alec (or Synapse)
Anybody can comment on how great the EGO is to carry clothes?
Anybody has travelled with one of the combined bags above?
Any thoughts on which 2 bags i should be taking with me?
Like i said i absolutely love the design of the Tristar and Western Flyer, think they would be perfect too for the occasional classy hotels i will be staying at
but still need to be practical.
I also will have some business meeting and conferences to attend at some point...
Long post but any help would be appreciated. There are also many accessories by Tom Bihn that i am thinking to be ordering