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I have been looking at the wide variety of backpacks out there, but I was wondering if anyone out there had a suggestion on a pack that zipped the straps up so it doesn’t get tangled in the conveyor belts? Is it necessary? It seems practical to me, but this is my first trip and i don’t know sh**!!

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Kswart3 wrote:
a pack that zipped the straps up so it doesn’t get tangled in the conveyor belts? Is it necessary?
I have one of those. It’s one of the best investments I ever made. It fits on it’s side in 737 overhead bins, and flat in MD80 bins, but not in anything smaller. Zip the straps in, and it’s respectable as a business carryon. I searched online for it — a Totes Explorer — but I don’t think they make it anymore.

Backpacks often get put in plastic bins by the airline at check-in for easier loading, so the straps don’t get tangled in conveyor belts.

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Look up Eagle Creek. On some travel backpacks, a cover flap tucks in nicely at the back and bottom of the pack. Pull it out and it zips up and covers the waiste and shoulder straps.
Exspensive but a lifetime warranty.

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The pack my girlfriend and I picked up for our first trip to Europe was the Osprey Waypoint 60. It has a flap on the back that zips up the straps, much like what Packer is talking about. Haven’t used the pack too intensely yet it is really nice, a tad pricey tho. (Thankfully got it as a gift).

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I recently purchased a close-out pack from a local Retailer, A North Face Backtrack 70. I got it for 205 US which is apparently really good!!! I have already practiced my packing a few times and it fits everything I need, including school books. So thanks everyone for your valuable input, you have been a godsend for my naive ass!!!

I am leaving from New Orleans with $1300 for 48 days
Nuremberg, Berlin, Vienna, Munich, Bratislava, Budapest, Dublin
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