Osprey Porter 46

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Weight 3 lb 2 oz / 1.43 kg
Capacity 2800 cu in / 46 L
Height 22 in / 56 cm
Width 14 in / 35.5 cm
Depth 9 in / 23 cm



I love this pack. Even though this is considered a…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Design: duffel bag
Size: 2800
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.

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

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The Porter 46 is a maximum legal carry-on size deluxe gear hauler and duffel designed for easy travel. It helps keep all your carry-on items safe and protected.

- Ramsey Outdoor

Built to haul gear, the Osprey Porter 46 Travel Pack Backpack is the maximum carry on size and offers 46 liter capacity with a zip away shoulder harness and foam sidewalls for structure and protection. Trekking/Gear Hauling. The Porter 46 is a maximum legal carry-on size deluxe gear hauler and duffel designed for easy travel. It helps keep all your carry-on items safe and protected. ErgoPull hipbelt: A stow-away nylon hipbelt with fabric wings utilizes Osprey's exclusive modified straight ErgoPull closure. Front panel organization compartment: A lockable zippered front panel organization compartment provides quick access to office or other essentials. Lockable panel load access: A dual lockable zippered front panel provides access to the main compartment. Pack attachment: The sliders along the sides of the Daylite button through the four cord loops found on the Porter's front panel. Stowable harness and hipbelt: A zippered compartment on the Porter's backpanel provides access to a stow-away padded shoulder harness and nylon hipbelt with foam padded hipwings for use during backpack carry style. StraightJacket compression: Dual foam padded sidewalls work in conjunction with our StraightJacket compression system to both protect contents and stabilize loads. Volume: 46L or 2807 cu. in.. Weight: 1.09 kg or 2 lbs. 6 oz.. Dimensions: 22 x 14 x 9 in. or 57 x 36 x 24 cm. Available Color(s): Hoodoo Red, Black

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

The Stratos 34 is a gender specific men?s panel loading Airspeed ventilated technical pack designed for light overnight backpacking or day long adventures.

- RockCreek

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.

- Backcountry.com

Osprey Porter 46


The Osprey Porter 46 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen August 22, 2014 at Ramsey Outdoor.

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