Osprey Porter 46
I love this pack. Even though this is considered a…
Design: duffel bag
Number of Pockets: 2
Max. Load Carried: 40lbs
Height of Owner: 5'8"
Price Paid: $75
I love this pack. Even though this is considered a daypack the foam lining and straitjacket design give it tons of support. I keep my base weight at 15lbs and this pack is plenty comfortable. I've hiked with as much as 40lbs over 30 miles with a 1000 ft. elevation gain where water was not available, and it stayed pretty damn comfortable. It can get a little sweaty in hot weather though.
I really like the duffel bag style. It makes it so easy to access anything in the pack without having to pull everything out because you need something in the bottom. Because you can cinch it down it doesn't matter if you are carrying a little or a lot and the pack adjusts beautifully holding all of your gear just the way you packed it. I know in descriptions this bag claims that for more casual day to day use you can purchase a shoulder strap and use it messenger bag style, but it's really awkward to use it that way. If you are too cool for shoulder straps I guess it's a good option.
This pack also has a large top pocket for items you might need to grab quickly and plenty of loops to attach things to the outside. The only reason I'm giving this pack 4.5 and not a full 5 stars is because there is nowhere to attach a water bottle. I get by figuring out some way to attach it, but you have to be a little clever. I know they probably wanted to keep the design really sleek and simple (which is what I love about it) but they may have gone a hair too far in not adding something to stick a water bottle to.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The Osprey Porter 46 provides basic gear hauling ability in a stylish, organized backpackable package. Porter travel packs are Osprey Excessory compatible with D-rings for easy attachment. You can wear your Porter like a pack, using the easy-stow harness and fabric wing hipbelt or outfit it with our optional shoulder strap for over-the-shoulder carry.
The Osprey Porter 46 Backpack blurs the line between backpack and luggage. The high-tech suspension system quickly zips and stows away when it's time to get on the plane so it's out of the way. Then, when it's time to hike from the airport to the hostel BLAM it comes out and it's ready to go.
The Porter series distill the essence of a travel pack into its lightest, cleanest form. Available in two sizes the Porter series provides basic gear hauling ability in a stylish and organized backpack. With our StraightJacket(TM) compression system and padded foam walls all your gear stays organized and protected. The Porter series also offer our D-ring Osprey AddOns(TM) attachment system. * Maximum legal carry-on size
- Rocky Mountain Trail
Free Shipping. Osprey Porter 46 Travel Pack DECENT FEATURES of the Osprey Porter 46 Travel Pack Padded top and side carry handles Straight Jacket compression Panel zip main compartment with lockable pulls Daisy chain webbing on front panel Vertical zip front panel slash pocket Foam structure sidepanels Zipaway harness with adjustable sternum strap and rescue whistle Tuck away fabric hipbelt Shoulder strap attachments 2 grab handles Internal front panel zippered mesh pocket Internal zippered side mesh pocket The SPECS 840D Junior Ballistic 1680D Ballistic Capacity: 2807 cubic inches / 46 liters Weight: 3 lbs 2 oz / 1.43 kg Dimensions: 22in. x 14in. x 9in. / 56 x 36 x 23 cm OVERSIZE ITEM: We cannot ship this product by any expedited shipping method (3-Day, 2-Day or Next Day). Even if you pick that option, it will still go Ground Shipping. Sorry for being so mean.