|FINDING BAG OPTIONS||Step1: Volume is your first filter criteria. Understand how big a bag you need. Put the stuff you will be taking into another bag to get a sense of the volume your gear takes. This will let you hone in on a subset of the list really quickly.|
Step 2: Filter on some key features. Do you need to carry a laptop? Do you absolutely need a shoe area? Do you prefer a particular style of opening? Do you prefer a longer taller bag, or a wider bag?
Step 3: You should now have a short-list for you to do your own research.
Step 4: Enjoy your travel. With one bag!
Remember, onebagging is a way of travelling to allow you to better experience the place you're visiting. A bag is simply a means to that end, it's not the end in itself.
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|laptop||Laptop compartment size.|
|opening||What style opening exists for the main compartment. Options are specified as a posititon and a degree value for opening size:|
- top flap: flap covers the top, with usually a buckle closure
- top roll: roll-top
- top 180: top zip which opens 180 degrees
- top 200: top zip which opens just past 180 degrees
- top/side 270 front/back: fully opens with either bottom or side edge as the 'hinge', and either the opening flap front or back.
|compartments||First-order access compartments. Does not include internal divisions.|
|passport||Quick access passport sized pockets.|
|shoe||Is there a separate shoe compartment. Typically at the bottom of a bag.|
|organizer||Internal pockets for pens, cards, etc.|
|waterbottle||Dedicated waterbottle pocket, not in the main compartment.|
|hip-belt||Hip belt can be Fixed, Removable, Hideable.|
|sternum||Sternum strap can be Fixed, Removable.|
|water-resist||Most packs are water-resistant to some extent.|
|rainfly||Does the pack come with a separate rain-cover and storage pouch.|
|compression||How many compression straps. Typically come in pairs, so 2 or 4, rarely 6 if bottom straps included.|
|molle||Provides webbed attach points for accessory pouches. Either Internal, External, or Both.|
|lash-points||Usually loops or straps which allow accessories or gear to be 'lashed' to the bag.|
|hydration||Hydration bladder pouch and pass-through for tube.|
|backpack||Does the bag have backpack style straps. Yes, No, or Hideable.|
|shoulder||Does the bag have a shoulder strap. Yes or No.|
|handles||How many sets of handles does the bag have? More than one typically indicates briefcase style carry. Two handles in the same place are counted as one set (two top handles intended to be used together are counted as 1 set).|
|pass through||Pass through to allow carrying on roller bag|