Subject: Re: Packing light
I agree with you, Paul. A Backpack by it's name is something to be carried on your back. Why make it heavier? The added weight of the wheel assembly destroys the intent of the backpack without improving the load capability. A 'carry-on' bag with wheels would be a much better solution if you must have 'wheels' or buy a 2-wheeled luggage carrier. We did this for our trip to Europe in 1992 and found it to be lighter to carry and much more versatile in use, being large enough to carry 2 or 3 'carry-on' sized bags easily.