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Would this backpack (M size) be too big...

Would this backpack (M size) be too big for a 5'6 male? I'm travelling to India and will be making several 3-7 day trips - I've never owned a backpack so not sure whether height matters in terms of fitting.

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Hey there, yeah you definitely want to get the right size pack and sizing a pack is more about torso length then overall body height... most packs have adjustable torso lengths... If possible goto a local outdoor store and have your torso length measured as well as your hip circumference (as some packs have custom sized hip belts). If not possible, goto any major backpacking Co's website and they have methods for measuring your torso at home... all Co's rely on a standard for measuring torso length... armed with these #'s you can confidentially order the correct sized pack!