Product Type: Vango Rucksack
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A backpack for travellers rather than trekkers!
Vango Planet Traveller 70+20L
Member Name: jennyf16
Vango Planet Traveller 70+20L
Advantages: packed full of features
I bought this bag after it was reduced and seemed a good size capacity. After taking it home and using it properly for a trial run before a round the world trip I realised exactly how many features it has.
The bag is a 70l main backpack with a 20l day pack that attaches via zip to the main bag so you can carry both at once. The size is ideal, as 20l is what most kids have for a school/college bag and 70l will fit a whoel girls wardrobe in for 3 months - pretty impressie and it's still under the airlines weight limit! The only problem being picking it up!
For security you can have the big bag pack on your back and the small backpack can then attach to the straps of the big backpack so you've got all your personal/valuable documents within easy reach and within sight.
Unlike most travellers backpacks this one isn't top loading. It unzips all the way around, like a suitcase, so you can access everything. This is rather than being top loading - where the thing you want most will be at the very bottom and you'll have to unpack everything. The inside also has elastic straps so everything can be kept in place - as is standard in most suitcases.
The back straps of the rucksack are designed so that they can be altered both in length like normal backpacks/rucksacks but also the position of the straps in location to the actual backpack can be altered so that the weight is evenly distributed on your back. The straps are well padded so that there shouldn't be any rubbing. There is a waist strap which, again is well padded.
The bag has a compartment at the bottom which when opened reveals a cover which covers and zips over the backpack to protect from rain when on your back - great for if you're doing lots of walking/treking/hiking with the backpack. One feature which I've only seen on one other backpack and that I think makes this stand out from all the others I looked at and makes it ideal for those travelling on planes is a cover that covers up the backpack straps. This zips onto the rain cover so leaving the rucksack inside and the whole thing looking like a big bag - the two covers then have a ring which can have a padlock put through making your bag secure. The reason for the strap cover is that often backpack straps get caught in the luggage belts at airports as so this reduces/prevents the risk of this happening.
I can't actually find any faults with this backpack, except may be the price. One retailer I went to had it at £110, luckily I managed to get it in the sale.
Ideal product for those going travelling for long periods of time and want a practical backpack with functions particularly suited to them rather than suited for hiker/trekers.
Summary: ace travellers backpack