I am trying to find a good backpack for traveling in the UK. My husband and I are planning on traveling to in May 2014, we are going to spend 17 days in the UK and are hoping to go to Ireland, England and Scotland. We are planning on flying into Dublin (since it is the cheapest place to fly into) and then fly from Dublin to London,possibly take a train from London to Edinburgh and then take a plane from Edinburgh to Dublin.
We are going to pack light and just take a backpack each that we want to fit under the requirement for carry-on, the question is which backpack is the ideal choice? We both really like the Osprey Talon 44, we measured it and could get the S/M one down to what the max measurements are,but the M/L is a half an inch to an inch too big height wise. Will they actually measure the bag when we get there? I know in America most airlines are not huge sticklers about size (within reason),but I don't want to assume that about other airlines.