Room for EVERYTHING!!!!!! Not as heavy as my Saddleback…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 185,000 Korean Wan
Room for EVERYTHING!!!!!! Not as heavy as my Saddleback Leather backpack, and has pockets and pouches to segregate everything.
- ROOM, ROOM, ROOM!!
- When fully packed I can use the wheels!
- Day pack for short jaunts to the Great Wall or Forbidden City.
I travel the entire world for work. I need my laptop, iPad, chargers, plug adapters, wallet, passport and Bose headphones with me at all times. In 6 years I have gone through 9 backpacks except for 2.
The first; Saddleback Leather backpack which I love, but is just too darn heavy when empty and has minimal organizational properties.
The second; Osprey Meridian, it is everything the SL is, and is not. I can organize everything. It is durable and comfortable. Never again will I seek anything other than Osprey.
Unbelievable guarantee policy!! The point of this…
Source: bought it new
Unbelievable guarantee policy!!
The point of this review is to simply to point out that Osprey has the most INCREDIBLE warranty. They call it the "Almighty Guarantee." Here it is (from their website):
Osprey will repair for any reason, free of charge, any damage or defect in our product – whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday. If we are unable to perform a functional repair on your pack, we will happily replace it."
So Osprey products are LIFETIME. When the wheels fall off, they will fix it!
And one more thing: Their customer service is awesome. Quick response.
OK, one more thing: I do NOT work of Osprey or have anything whatsoever to do with them except that I own an Meridian 28 pack. I just thought that their guarantee is so amazing that people need to know about it!
Took this bag to Asia for a three week trip, Japan,…
Max. Load Carried: 35lbs
Height of Owner: 5'9"
Price Paid: $160
Took this bag to Asia for a three week trip, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Bangkok, North Vietnam. Wanted a pack I could bring on the plane and travel with. Been traveling on and off for 30 years...liked the wheels. I have a larger Eagle Creek bag but would have had to check it. Great thing is that this bag will stand on its own most of the time, Eagle Creek (larger duffle) would always fall over.
This bag worked well for my needs. The day pack was made so that I didn't have to worry about anyone getting into it while I was on a subway...good feature. (new model not quite so good but has other good features.) I packed it really full as I had a Hennessy Hammock to sleep in and a cool max bag liner to use to keep warm. I travel with a small down jacket which becomes my pillow with a travel case, a few pairs of pants...a few shirts, sox and undies start to add up. Add a few gifts and the bag is full. Stuffed it really full but somehow everything would fit. Can't believe the zippers didn't give out!
Using it as a backpack in the Golden Triangle was fair. With the daypack attached the profile becomes rather large for some trails if you have to turn sideways much. Had maybe 30-35 lbs in it and would not recommend it for more than that.
I had an older model which Osprey replaced after the lower handle was broken (rivet let go.) The new model has a molded frame...better. All in all a favorite for travel with some backpacking...most of the time I roll with it.
I had a choice, I had to buy the best wheeled luggage.
Design: Wheeled Luggage
Max. Load Carried: Full
Height of Owner: 5' 8"
Price Paid: £170
I had a choice, I had to buy the best wheeled luggage. I looked around and came up with two choices the Eagle Creek Switchback or the Meridian series. I chose the Meridian 22 and traveled with it for two weeks. I chose this size pack because I didn't want to buy so many things on the way. I wanted a smaller size sack.
Wheeling it is a dream, but it can be quite hard to stop and put it on your back quickly. Good quality sack. And I'm keeping mine till the wheels fall off.
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Versatility is what the Osprey Meridian 28 Rolling Convertible Backpack is all about. Whether you take the ferry across the English Channel, go by train to Paris, or find yourself at a dirt-road bus stop, the Meridian allows you to choose between its inline skate wheels or plush backpack system to help you get from place to place. Plus a removable daypack works great for short trips around town and as an under-the-seat bag on airplanes.
The Osprey Meridian 22 is the ultimate wheeled convertible travel pack. This bag is deluxe! A two-position ergonomic handle helps the bag track and maintain balance while the extra large wheels make for a smooth ride. Don't worry about sand and dirt getting into your wheel bearings and slowing you down, these heavy duty polyurethane wheels have sealed bearings to keep you running smooth for many miles. Only Osprey could deliver a stowable harness and hipbelt this comfortable. When the road gets to rough for the wheels unzip the hidden and protected harness and hipbelt and blaze your own trail. A "zip and clip" removable daypack is the perfect size for side trips when you don't have to take everything with you. Best of all, take the two apart and you have your two carry on luggage pieces.
- Rocky Mountain Trail
On Sale. Free Shipping. Osprey Meridian 22 Travel Pack (Spring 2009) For the traveler who enjoys deluxe features, the Meridian 22 by Osprey provides all. The main compartment is spacious with straps to prevent clothing migration, and a side mesh and side fabric pocket for organization. A large panel zip accesses the main compartment without removing the daypack. Underneath you'll find a full mesh pocket for further organization, padded laptop sleeve, side water bottle pockets and top and backpanel entry. Zippered panel protects suspension Multi-position ergonomic handle Extra large polyurethane wheels with sealed bearings Curved high-clearance base Top and side carry handles Stowable harness and hipbelt with mesh vented backpanel and padded lumbar Detachable Meridian daypack with laptop sleeve zips and clips to main pack body for additional security and added organization. Internal organizational features include mesh and fabric organizational pockets as well as compression straps to prevent clothing migration while in transit. Multi-position, ergonomic retractable handle for the ultimate in portability and ease. High traction, extra-large polyurethane wheels with sealed bearings provide easy rolling smoothness over all types of terrain. Osprey's entire line of Daytool Series packs attach easily to Osprey's Convertible Wheeled Packs using a removable carry strap. Weight: 8 lb. 9 oz. / 3.88 kg. Volume: 4600 cu.in. / 75 liters Dimension: 22x14x9 inches / 56x35.5x23 cm Daypack Weight: 1 lb. 8 oz. / 0.68 kg. Volume: 3700 cu.in. / 60 liters Dimension: 19x10.5x6inches / 48x26.5x15 cm
Perfect for those who want to avoid checking luggage and prefer to travel light, the Osprey Meridian 22 convertible backpack will do it all. A superior suspension system forms a solid framework for use as a backpack for long haul carries or as a durable piece of wheeled luggage. It meets the maximum legal size restrictions for carry-on luggage (but always check with your airline to be sure). This is of great interest to those who want to save time at the airport or reduce the risk of lost luggage. But once off the plane, train, bus, or taxi every traveler needs a convertible backpack that will serve them well no matter what situation they encounter. The Osprey Meridian 22 convertible backpack accomplishes this using a super tough Ballistics Nylon exterior for dependable durability, a high clearance wheel base for easy pushing and pulling on uneven surfaces, and a deluxe suspension / harness system for comfortable carrying, even if the carry is actually a couple days of hiking. Osprey has even taken the versatility to another level, adding a removable daypack to the front pack panel, perfect for side trips or used as an additional organization pocket when attached to the main pack body. This modular knapsack comes equipped with numerous pockets, including dual stretch woven exterior side pockets and an internal laptop sleeve. The Osprey Meridian 22 travel backpack also features top and side mounted carry handles, an ergonomic three position retractable handle, and internal mesh and fabric organization pockets. For a very similar, larger version, be sure to check out the Osprey Meridian 28 convertible backpack.
- Altrec Outdoors