This December I'm taking a month long trip to Germany and the surrounding countries with my older brother. I'm looking for versatile pack that can be used as carry-on for the flights and still provide enough room to be my one and only bag on my trip. I prefer to have all my stuff in one central spot. And if so possible perhaps it can be a good backpacking pack for when its not travelling.
I take a pretty minimalist selection when travelling those lengths and my backpacking gear is no different. I'm thinking maybe somewhere between 2500cu in - 3500cu in.
Couple packs on my radar include:
Deuter ACT 65+10 (great pack, seems a little big for planes though)
North Face Terra 55 (tough, enough space, seems little bulky though)
Osprey Talon 44 Pack (love the look and size and price)
PS: I counted $108 in my change jar the other night. Making my budget flexible up to $200.