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rated 5 of 5 stars About 20 years ago I bought an MEI Trekker for a year-long trip across Europe. This was the only bag which I brought with me, and it was adequate to live out of no matter whether I was on a month-long journey across the Pyrenees Mountains or using the day pack for shorter excursions. It was the most comfortable pack I've experienced - to date. I gave it away about a decade ago to a friend who was in serious need of a backpack, and have wished several times since then I still owned it. I may have… Full review

Flying Scotsman or Trekker

rated 5 of 5 stars Three years ago I went to France for a year on an exchange program. I knew I'd want to travel a lot while there, on day, weekend, and week-long trips, primarily by train. I did some in-depth research on convertible travel packs and tried many out. Luckily I lived near one of the very few locations that sell this pack in store, so I was able to try it on. The manager told me that they are all assembled by hand in a shop in Fresno, and they don't have the production capacity to sell at more locations. Full review

Trekker, Flying Scotsman, Eurail

rated 5 of 5 stars Outdoor Legacy/MEI makes some of the best internal frame backpacks on the market. They have excellent adjustability and come with a detachable daypack on the front. The internal frame and harness mechanism zips away snuggly for flight travel and can be removed if you are road tripping. Therefore, the packs are convertible into a plain soft suite cases. Several of the styles come in two different sizes to accommodate height and weight ratios, which should be considered when purchasing a parallel… Full review

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