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I'm pretty well committed to picking up a Backcountry to be used mainly as a travel carry-on. In the past I've puchased bags that had the same listed cubic inch measurement, but for some reason one would only hold (or so it seemed) half of what the other bag held. So I was wondering if there was someone who used this bag as a carry on that could give details of their experience. I will be using it for a 14 day trip. In the past I used a Sandpiper brand Bug-out-bag for 21 days in Europe (and carried way too much stuff). Any input would be appreciated.
I'm a new owner of the AHBC but I can tell you this much - a loaded up AHBC is almost identical in size to the Osprey Porter 46. The Porter is pretty much the gold standard in easy to use carry on bags. My wife travelled with the Porter for a year so I'm guessing the AHBC would work the same. The harness on the AHBC is vastly better. Kind of wish it had locking zipper pulls but that can be rigged with some thin cable. You should be able to do 14 days out of this pack.
Thanks so much for the replies. Gives me more info to investigate.
Scott, I'm sorry but I don't know what FB stands for.