I've had the LT22 since 2006 and it's been a great bag. But, I'm heading off on a 2 wk AK adventure soon and am considering upgrading to a larger bag. I'm torn between 2 eagle creek bags:
Load Warrior LT30, 59 linear inches, 9 lbs 6 oz, 6100 cu in, $224.95
ORV Trunk 30, 61 linear inches, 10 lbs 6 oz, 6000 cu in, $299.95
What are folks thoughts on advantages/disadvantages of these 2 bags? The LT30 has a shoe compartment -- can it fit hiking books? It also has slightly more capacity and is smaller (linear inches), lighter and cheaper than the ORV Trunk. The ORV Trunk seems to have more organizational separation but I don't care about that. As a matter of fact sometimes this can be a hindrance (to me) when packing outdoor gear. Also, what are the advantages of the pack it cubes? I've never used them before. Which do you recommend for which bag? I'm wondering if the LT30 with pack it cubes might still work better than the ORV trunk...
Thoughts?? Thanks for your help!