|Deuter friends - Act Trail 32, race pack, camera bag and a security wallet belt|
Solo traveling, though exciting and fulfilling can get lonely, especially when you're in a destination as beautiful as Batanes and you have no one you can easily share your reactions with. I took this photo inside my room at the Batanes Seaside Lodge & Restaurant during a business trip. It was off season in Batanes and there were not a lot of people in sight so I didn't have anyone to talk to. I opted stayed in my room and geared up for a hike in Mt. Matarem at 1:00 P.M.
While preparing, I noticed that I accumulated several gears from the same German brand - Deuter.They look adorable! (And no, this is not a sponsored post, I just love this brand so much that I thought I'd share this with people who are looking for the right backpack). These babies are just amazing that sometimes I feel like they're real people. I mean, put a stuffed Deuter on your back and you'll feel that it's partially carrying your load, like a porter. Its technology is amazing!
The material used are durable and given my callous nature in handling things, I'd say it has passed the "Jovial Wanderer test". Until now, my 2 year old Act Trail 32 (the red orange bag), still looks new although the raincover was partially ripped during a hiking trip in Romblon back in 2009, which I am to blame. I think it might have ripped when I dropped it on the forest trail because I was tired or perhaps while navigating around a thick bush or something. Out of all the Deuter carriers on that trip, I was the only one with a torn raincover. (Sorry bag, it's not you, it's me!) I fixed it by putting duct tape over the tear. I still use it up to now. I also have to give credit to 3M Duct Tape! I wash the rain cover quite often and the tape barely comes off.
The prices of these bags are just right for all its amazing qualities. You can fill it up to the brim and it won't squirm. Give it a shot and you won't have to buy a pack for a long time!
Ohhh, I am such a fan, let me share with you my older and mushier post about my backpack! Click here.