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Hi all!

I’m going backpacking with my boyfriend for a month throughout western europe and i need help finding a pack!

The two I’ve been looking at are the:
Kelty 2650- this one seems like the better pack
Osprey Porter 46- but this one is larger and has good reviews from women too.

I’m about 5’5” and a medium/large build. I’ve never tried on either of them which is why I’m so worried. These packs definitely seem big enough for me, they are 43.5 and 46 liters respectively. So does anyone know which of these, or any other type, would be better for month-long trip, on a girl? I only need it to transport between places, so it won’t be used for hours each day.

Thanks for any advice I can get!

I am leaving from Miami, FL, USA with $4000 for 28 days
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Hi Laura,
I like both of them , but probably the bigger one is a good choice. You can always make it smaller if is not filled up. Plus, I haven’t seen in the specs but I think they weight about the same.
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Radu

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Probably not the nice thing to do but a lot of people go try them on at outdoor stores and then go buy them cheaper off the internet.

Sierra Trading Post has come good deals sometimes.

I haven’t taken the time to check out your backpacks. Be sure there is an opening at the top and the bottom so that you won’t have to unload everything to get to the bottom of the pack. The belt is a big deal. Make sure the belt fits snugly because this is where you bear the wight of the pack so that your legs support it.

Have fun.

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Thanks so much for the advice mb and radu. I should be able to try them on this weekend at rei while I’m out on the west coast visiting. I’ll keep your tips in mind.

Anyone know of a store I can go to in-person that has better prices than rei?

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Paris, Barcelona, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Florence, Venice, Paris
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Probably not one unless you find something on sale. We have Buffalo Peak here and sometimes they have markdowns. It’ll be hard to beat online prices unless you know someone who is selling one.

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