I'm going on a Himalayan Trek this summer...
I'm going on a Himalayan Trek this summer with the Himalayan Health Exchange and think about this pack. I bought it on big sale a while back and this will be my first real use. I don't think we'll be doing any serious carrying in (traveling by auto) but I want to be ready in case there is some hiking or trekking that needs to happen. I'm worried it might be a little large plane requirements. Any thoughts?
It should be fine if you are going to be in a vehicle most of the time. If you think there will be hiking longer than a few miles in length I would consider going with a more supportive backpack such at the Aether or Atmos or Waypoint series and get an Osprey Airporter bag to put the pack in when flying. The Aether and Atmos will be more supportive for longer hikes and you will feel like you just have a daypack on. If you also want a daypack the Aether is addon compatible and you can get the Daylite daypack to attach to the pack. I am not sure if the Atmos is addon compatible.
The Waypoint is a lot like this bag but is slightly more backpack than suitcase. The Farpoint is more suitcase.