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Many people head to Scotland for the fantastic walking opportunities, there are plenty of mountains for you to travel along, as well as beautiful scenery for you to gaze down upon. From the lush meadows to the beautiful lochs, the most popular of course being Loch Ness. This article is about how you can make your walking trip to Scotland that much easier if you took a wheeled holdall as opposed to a standard suitcase.
On a walking trip you will need a lot of different types of gear. You will need your walking clothes, which can involve big heavy boots and warm clothing, especially if you are travelling in Scotland where the weather can become notoriously cold. In addition to this you will need clothes for going out in the evening, perhaps to a lovely restaurant. I found my Caribee Holdall with its 70 Litre Capacity allowed me to easily fit all my required stuff inside one bag, whereas before I needed perhaps 2 in order to do this. The bag also enabled me to split it up a lot more easily so that I had easy access.
With the trip I had planned I wouldn’t be able to unpack in each and every hotel as it would be too time consuming.
A wheeled holdall makes transport a lot easier. Generally on a walking trip you will be going from hotel to hotel in order to get to the best walking spots. This is a lot of hassle each time if you have to lug around a huge bag that has no wheels, especially if you use Public Transport. My time in Scotland was a lot easier when I used a wheeled holdall.
The terrain of Scotland is incredibly rocky, so I really didn’t want to move my bag around whilst walking, it would have put too much strain on it.
The benefit of the Caribee Scarecrow 85 litre bag was that it acted as a gear bag as well, which enabled me to pick and choose the clothing and equipment I needed for that day. I didn’t have to unpack at all in order to find it, which of course as everybody knows, once you unpack it just isn’t go back in.
Once the time came to head to another walking location, all my gear was already packed up. I found it easy to navigate the crowds with a wheeled holdall, and it made it a great deal easier to board public transport to the next hotel as it took up a great deal less space than a traditional bag.
The bag that I recommend is the Caribee Scarecrow DX 85 Holdall. It is incredibly well-made with enough pockets to store everything that you will need for your trip to Scotland. It has a capacity of 100 Litres, which easily rivals other suitcases on the market. In addition to this, everything is held together with heavy duty zips that reduce the chance of breakage occurring if the suitcase is overloaded.
I really found that my trip was easier in Scotland, right from packing up my gear to actually travelling around to the various walking locations. I do suggest purchasing a wheeled travel bag for this purpose, you really will not regret it.