Current Retail: $189.95-$290.00
Historic Range: $99.97-$320.00
Reviewers Paid: $115.00
|Weight||1 lb 9 oz / .72 kg||1 lb 13 oz / .83 kg||2 lb 2 oz / .96 kg||2 lb 5 oz / 1.05 kg|
|Capacity||2800 cu in / 46 L||3600 cu in / 60 L||4500 cu in / 75 L||5700 cu in / 95 L|
|Height||22 in / 56 cm||23 in / 58 cm||25 in / 63 cm||27 in / 69 cm|
|Width||14 in / 35.5 cm||16 in / 41 cm||17 in / 43 cm||18 in / 46 cm|
|Depth||9 in / 23 cm||10 in / 25.5 cm||11 in / 28 cm||12 in / 30 cm|
Hi, I really enjoy the Transporter line from Osprey. Osprey's construction is tough and their suspension systems are very reliable.
I bought these packs about five years ago before I moved to Germany for a year. I needed bags that I could travel with, as well as carry a heck of a lot of stuff in (hey, I brought my Nintendo 64 with me!). I searched for a long time looking for the right bag. Nothing really stood out at me. I wanted something versatile, and nothing on wheels. I finally stumbled across the Transporters. Hey, they are sweet. They function as duffle bags, as well as a decent backpack (the smallest size is very suitable for a weekend up north). I wouldn't necessarily take them on the trail, but for carrying through the airport and to your hostel or whatever, they kick butt.
It's got a foam backing for a frame, and there are buckles that are pulled out from the soft under belly that turn snap together for the backpack. There is a mesh zippered pocket on inside of the top flap that is good for your toletries, or you can stuff your whites on top in there to serve as padding if yo have something fragile inside. The two side walls are well padded, but with more clothing, you can insure most anything fragile that is inside. On one end of the bag - the top when carried as a backpack - there is another pocket that is perfect for tickets, maps, books, maybe a granola bar.
I think that the Transporter gets updated every couple years because mine was revamped when I bought it, then my brothers and my old girlfriend bought theirs a year ago and the "taco" compression system (common on a lot of Osprey packs) had been revised.
I did have a zipper-pull rip off on one of my zippers, but that's probably the only major complaint.
Much love to Osprey and props out to the peeps that buy a Transporter!
Design: panel? loading/front loading
Number of Pockets: 2
Max. Load Carried: 55+ lbs.
Height of Owner: 6'2''/185 cm
Price Paid: $115-$155