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  How many liters of space do you need?
  Posted by: Waterbird on Feb-18-13 7:40 PM (EST)

A large backpack for several days of camping would be 75L. I get by fine with a 55L backpack for three to four days.

My Eddyline Journey is considered low volume due to the very low ends. It has 127L in the bow and stern, which is more than twice the size of my backpack. Add to that the space in front of my feet and I find I have plenty of room for reasonably luxurious camping, certainly more comfortable than backpacking. There's room for plenty of fresh and canned food, and water.

I think your volume needs depend on the size of your gear, especially your tent, sleeping bag, and mattress. My gear is moderately light, not ultralight, and moderate in cost as well.

So if you find you need more than 150L I recommend working to reduce the size of your gear.

The Deltas have tremendous capacity, even in the short models.

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