Hey, everyone, I'm back!! I know it has been a long time since my last update! But I have a lot to talk about!! 

So let's start, in my last post I talked about how my Uncle got me a backpack from this company called *Eclipse outdoor survival* I tested packed it for my holiday to my other Uncles and everything did fit, but the bag was super heavy I couldn't even lift it, now I only had 2 pairs of jeans, 4 tops and underwear and socks in there, my camera body and two lenses with a gorilla pod, toiletry, makeup bag and my Kindle with its charger and the camera charger. 

Now with the help of my Dad, we got it on my back and I turned to show them and the straps just broke, it has to be the worst backpack I have ever got in my life!! Now I'm freaking out because I need one for my trip to see my other Uncle as I had to swap trains in London and that meant a trip on the underground from Kings Cross to Paddington, and I didn't want to be pulling a suitcase. 

Well after many hours of research and youtube videos I picked up the Osprey Farpoint 40 in red and size M/L because the S/M is actually only 38 Liters instead of the 40 liters, I also bought to compression bags from a company called Travel Nation and they are amazing! 

So with my clothes inside the compression bag and placed at the bottom of the osprey horizontal all my camera gear, toiletries, and makeup fit perfectly and I had room for extra stuff and I even managed to bring a painting home in that bag! It wasn't heavy on my back and the hip belt and straps were amazing!!

I know Ospreys are expensive, but I would highly recommend them to anyone, who wants to travel with just a backpack! And the farpoint 40 is carry on size for most airlines, but do check with the cheaper ones. 

 

Published by Ameliarose Newman