I dragged this pack around Europe with me over all types of terrain, rain or shine, and I was not gentle. It withstood a lot lot of abuse and made the entire journey easier. The slight extra weight of the bag or the slightly less carry-friendly design are worth it for the wheels. They're big enough to go over cobble stones and gravel and didn't give out pulling the bag down the stairs. The removable pack was great for carrying around valuables - I was able to tuck away all the zippers very nicely. After about 20 weeks of travel the only damage was dirt and a little friction burn hole on the removable bag when I decided to strap it in and go without a carry-on during a flight. If I wanted to I'm sure I could have it repaired or replaced under the lifetime guarantee. This pack is worth every penny.
Great bag. Fits in carry on part of plane if you take the attachable back pack off. A little heavier than other back packs because of the extra weight from the wheels, but makes a huge difference to have the option for wheeling it. Take the time to adjust it properly for your body to keep the weight in your hips. Not a ton of zippers in the attachable backpack, but is otherwise great purchase. The company also has a life time warranty.
"If you travel- THIS is the bag for you!"
I have traveled extensively over the years and always struggled with the perfect baggage. Do I take my backpack, giant suitcase, try to squeeze everything into a carry on, etc. etc. etc.? Then I found this bag. From going to Europe, Asia, South America, East Africa, and my Granny's- this is forever the bag I will take. You can't beat Osprey's quality of bag- especially with durability and organization. I love that I no longer am the awkward traveler shuffling mismatched bags to and fro (not to be confused with the fro that my hair sometimes turns into after a long day of travel)-I am able to get this bag through security, fit everything I need, and look good in the process. Cheers Osprey!
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