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Day bag that's a LOT better than a backpack

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Gentleman backpacker, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. Gentleman backpacker

    Gentleman backpacker New Member

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    Aug 19, 2018
    After 20 years I'm heading back to Istanbul. I first went there as a backpacker. Fleece, jeans and a t-shirt was the order of the day.

    Since then I've tidied up and wear sports coats and sometimes a when I travel

    What do you recommend for a suitable daybag?

    I know I'll need one to carry water, toilet paper (yep, learnt my lesson last time when I forgot to take some)

    I was thinking of a bag like Croots CARRYALL

    It is a fishing and hunting bag but I'm hoping it my be OK to use as a travel day bag.


  2. Pete E

    Pete E Well-Known Member

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    North Wales, UK
    There are lots of bag like that on the market, including "cartridge bags" and also some of the traditional photographic bags so you have a huge choice.

    One thing to consider is security as many can be opened by simply pulling on the straps rather than needing to unbuckle them or even worse the straps and buckles are none functional and there for decoration, and all that holds the flap closed are magnetic catches or press studs...

    Regardless of what you choose now, keep an eye out while you're over there as I seem to think Turkey produces some nice leather goods....

  3. BigPoppa

    BigPoppa Well-Known Member

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    Aug 15, 2010
    Just remember to carry it with the pockets/opening facing your body and the featureless "back" of the bag facing potential thieves.

    When I lived in Berlin, I carried a smallish canvas messenger bag (the kind that could fit a very small laptop if needed) everywhere I went.

  4. Brian Gray

    Brian Gray Member

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