If we were planning an epic adventure that had an even mix of hiking and sightseeing, the Eagle Creek Deviate 60 would be be best pack of the bunch. Unlike many of the other packs in this review, this one never felt clumsy while walking around because it has a narrow profile and doesn't restrict movement. When the 15-liter detachable daypack and the top lid are removed, the bag easily fits in an overhead bin. Utilizing the daypack in your packing strategy will give you a total 60 liters of packable space. The included duffel is super nice when checking the bag or to use as a place for your stuff back at the hostel.
If your trip lasts longer than a week or two, this pack is a little on the small side. The volume of the Deuter Quantum 70 + 10 is 90 liters (the detachable daypack isn't included in the pack's name) giving it a 30 liter advantage over the Deviate. Further, the Quantum was more comfortable when carrying heavy loads. While we loved the Deviate all around, it wasn't as easy to pack or as durable as the Editors' Choice winning Osprey Farpoint 55. That said, the Eagle Creek Deviate 60 is an excellent pack that works really well for traveling, hiking, and even skiing and climbing. Because it is so versatile and does nearly everything well, we gave this pack a Top Pick for Outdoor Versatility.