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Snowdonia is one of the most beautiful national parks in the United Kingdom. Nestled deep in North Wales it really is a sight to behold. There are fabulous mountain ranges for you to explore, this location is absolutely perfect for a climbing holiday. Whilst most people focus on the most popular mountain, Snowdon, you will also want to try and aim to complete the climb of some other mountains in the area including Y Garn and Moelwyn Mawr. These are of course rather spread out, I found a wheeled holdall enabled my trip between these locations to be far easier.
Due to this spreading out of ranges you will be up and travelling most of the time from base camp to base camp. Traditional suitcases are literally just a bag; there is no separating of your gear from standard clothing. This can make it a rather large hassle having to get out your walking or climbing gear each and every time, especially when it comes to having to repack it a few days later. I found a large compartmented wheeled holdall was best for my needs. The large space meant I could carry rather large bits of gear, which I certainly needed as I was engaging in Rock Climbing. It also meant that the gear was kept separate from my normal clothing, which gave me easy access to it. I used to loathe those times when I travelled with a standard suitcase and I had to move so much that it made the suitcase a mess, and of course it was a hassle to repack again.
As mentioned before, during my climbing adventure I was travelling from location to location to experience the best of what Snowdonia had to offer. A wheeled holdall made travelling to and from each location that much easier, it certainly needed a lot less energy than carrying around a 20-25 KG suitcase in my hands, especially after all that demanding climbing I had been doing. With a wheeled holdall you will forget that it is there!
I was able to fit all my climbing gear and standard clothing into my standard wheeled holdall. At times I did unpack my standard clothing and used the bag as a standard gear bag to take to locations. This gave me easy access to all the equipment I would need without running the risk of it becoming lost. The bag was also well made, which enabled it to easily put up with the rocky terrain you can expect in Snowdonia.
If you really want to have hassle free travel then the Wheeled Holdall is the best solution, especially if you are heading out on a climbing adventure. Aim to choose one which can be compartmented, this will enable you to have all the gear you require within easy access at all times. It also minimises the amount of unpacking that you will need to do. It also greatly decreases the amount of aggravation that you will experience when you travel from hotel to hotel. Nothing is worse than jumping on public transportation with a large bag that is incredibly difficult to control. One bag I do suggest that you look into is the Caribee Scarecrow DX 85. This is the bag I used and it served my needs very well due to it acting as a gear bag as well as holdall. It was incredibly light.