Hey I have some very last minute questions about my pack that I'm bringing for my South Pacific trip coming up. Unfortunately, I have to act fast because I leave on Thursday (terrible planning on my part). I currently have the 75 L Osprey Meridian TravelPak and I'm second guessing myself about the size because now that I have it all packed up, I still have plenty of room left.
I ignored multiple suggestions from friends and travel blogs/forums about getting a smaller pack and bought into this pack because it packs up like a suitcase and has the ability to be rolled along as well as worn as a backpack. Also, it has a detachable 20L day pack that I thought would be perfect for carrying on flights or wearing around during day hikes.
I am on a tight budget and will be staying in hostels and doing a bit of couch surfing. The time that I anticipate running into the most problems with too big of a pack is when I go hiking in NZ. My initial goal was to hike the Milford Track but given my last minute scrambling that I'm going through right now, I don't even know if that's feasible anymore.
Any and all advice is welcome, as I'm sure you can tell this is my first time going on a trip like this, I'll be traveling alone, and I'm currently panicking a bit. Thanks!!