With padded sidewalls, convenient organization and a substantial suspension for backpack-style carry that disappears when checking bags, the Porter Series has set the standard for deluxe duffels. This season brings a relocated and dedicated zippered laptop and tablet pocket—and functional storage options for items both big and small—with multiple access points. When a duffel isn’t enough and backpacking bags are too much, the Porter is the answer.
StraightJacket™ compression straps with padded sidewalls to help protect your bag's contents and allow you to fit more gear or compress the bag to a smaller size when it isn't fully stuffed.
Stowaway Harness and Hipbelt
The Porter harness and hipbelt deploy at a moment's notice for backpack style carry and quickly disappear into the backpanel for safe keeping when your bags are checked.
Organized and Accessible
Structural sidewalls hold your bag open, making it easy to pack and unload, especially with the massive U-zip opening. Dedicated, easily accessible pockets provide on-the-go access to key items. Traveling is about experience and memories, and you'll have more time for both when you spend less time packing.
Zippered top pocket provides easy access to toiletries and liquids
Large panel lockable zip access to main compartment
Reinforced cord loops to attach an Osprey Daylite daypack
Front panel vertical zippered pocket for books, travel documents and more
StraightJacket™ compression with padded wings and lower panel secures and protects clothing and gear
Front panel organization pocket for easy access to small travel items
Padded top and side handles provide comfortable carry
Protected rear panel lockable zip laptop/tablet sleeve for quick access at security or while traveling
Stowaway shoulder harness with adjustable sternum strap and whistle buckle
D-rings to attach a shoulder strap (sold separately)
Stowaway padded hipbelt to stabilize larger loads
Dual internal zippered side pockets
HDPE Framesheet Suspension
1mm HDPE framesheet
Durable Nylon/Foam Backpanel
Storable pockets for harness and hipbelt
Durable material for travel wear and tear
Stow-Away Spacer Mesh Harness
Soft, breathable contact surface for comfortable feel
There is know doubt that the overall quality and organization is top notch as you would expect from an osprey product, but the comfort seriously lacks for me. No! I did not overpack. After wearing it just for ten minutes, I couldn't wait to take it off! My shoulders and chest where in pain and the hip belt didn't help the cause. The problem may be that I'm a male that weighs 180 lbs with smaller shoulders and a narrower sternum than most. A lot of people love this pack so maybe if your a little broader in the shoulders then this might be the pack for you. Unfortunately that person isn't me!
Las Vegas, NV
Great bag but the Caste Grey color is light green.
I just purchased this bag for air travel so I wouldn't need a backpack and a roller suitcase. The bag itself is great! The design is well though out and has great quality just like any other Osprey pack. The only issue I have is there were no local retailers selling this product so I had to buy online without actually seeing the pack. If I had seen the Castle Grey color in person I would have opted for black; the grey is light green and the pictures online make it seem to be grey. If Osprey offered to exchange for a different color I would exchange it for a black bag. It isn't a bad color but in my opinion Osprey needs to update the color description on the website to something more accurate.
Unlike Zia review... I used this backpack and ONLY this backpack for my 1 month trip to Europe. I used several airlines such as KLM, Delta, Brussels airlines, Ryanair and Easy Jet and none of them asked me to even measure the backpack on the control area... I took it always as hand luggage. The backpack allowed me to travel very comfortable with everything I needed... 1 pair of boots, 1 pair of running shoes, 1 pair of flip flops, clothing for 2 weeks (I did laundry once over there), 1 giant jacket-coat, chargers and toiletree products... and it never felt full! I even got to put some souvenirs. I'm a small 25 year old woman 45 kg... I never had to ask for help because it has all straps you need to do it on your own and the support it gives you is excellent as I could take the backpack for hours without feeling like dying.
Perfect for hand free travel
Got tired of dragging suitcases around so did Research and bought this bag. What a great investment!. Not only easily carried camera equipment and close for a week through Spain, managed to get a weeks worth of clothes and 2! Alpaca blankets (thought I thought it was going to bust). Really well made and smart.
Chapel Hill, NC
Best Travel Bapckpack
I have had this backpack for 3-4 years. It replaced my Oakley, backpacks for travel. My job requires me to travel a lot with very short stays. I travel domestically and internationally. In every airport domestically and internationally, and with every airline, this bag passes security and carry/luggage dimension requirements. It carries everything I need for any trip and those days when I'm stuck at an airport in a different city. From clothes, workout gear, laptop, camera, and most importantly food. Compared to traditional backpacks, this has an extra protection (side walls) that keeps all my computer and camera gear. Most importantly, I always have the need for more space for gifts and it expands to accommodate it. I have had Oakley, Thule, and Timbuk2 in 10 years of similar travel, but none comes close to this in terms of weight, size, comfort and reliability. Most importantly, my co-workers/travelers compliment the styling...
7 months of travel and it still looks new!
I've been traveling around Asia, Africa, and Europe for the past seven months and I couldn't be happier with this backpack. It's not a backpack you would want to hike with, but if you need to get from point A to point B and from one city to another - this is your backpack. It has more than enough room. I went on a month backpacking trip in Africa and there was still room to spare after I added souvenirs. I love the sturdy sides and the compressions it has to make it that much smaller and compact. I have taken it on as a carry on for low-cost airlines (Vueling, Ryanair, etc.) and have had no problem - even when I was maxing out the backpack. I don't review a lot of products I buy, but I feel the need to tell everyone about this backpack. I can't imagine ever going back to a regular suitcase after using this. It's so much easier than a suitcase while traveling - you know exactly where it is at all times, you don't have to worry about it getting stolen, and it leaves your hands free to do other things like navigate around a new city. Trust me, it's worth the money and such a good investment!
Recommended for Backpacking
Highly recommend this pack! I used it for 40 days in Europe and comfortably fit everything I could need. It was awesome, and if you're looking for a backpack to use on a long trip, stop looking and get this one!
San Diego, CA
Looks like it will work well for stuffing in the overhead bin despite its size. I plan on traveling more in places where I don't wont to check.
The company indicates that a Daylite day pack will attach on the cord loops. My biggest question is will the Daylite Plus + attach? And does anyone have feedback on this option?
Not carry on
Bag is listed as carry on size of 22 x 14 x 9. But actual size is 23 x 15 x 11. Bag is too tall and wide. 22 x 14 x 9 is Carry on size for delta, American, United, jet blue, Cathy Pacific, Aeromexico, Air Asia, Bangkok Air, China Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Qantas, and Alligent Airlines. Bag is 1 inch to tall and 1 inch to wide. If you are asked to put luggage in luggage sizer like my self who has been asked by airline staff; this bag will need to be checked with an extra cost.
One of the best travel pack
I'm a big Osprey fan since a couple of years now, and own over ten backpacks (Sirrus 24, Sirrus 36, Stratos 36, Kyte 46, Nova, Parsec, Ariel 65, Farpoint 55, Fairview 40, Porter 46, FlapJill micro). The latest edition to my collection is this AWESOME pack! To be honnest, I first bought it to haul my medical gear and personnal items all togetter while working as a home care nurse. I have to carry all I need for blood works, extra bandages, stetoscope, blood pressure cuff, gloves, etc.. But also my wallet, my iPad mini, my gore-tex rain jacket, my water bottle, my GPS, pencils. Every things fits in with ease. When travelling with all the family, my husband and I are using the Farpoint 55, the Fairview 40 and the Porter 46, and there's plenty of space for everyone! The pack has a U-shape zipper that opens to a big cavernous inside! You can store lots and lots of gear. It is big, but compressible at the same time. The only cons are the not-big-enough hip belt... (would like hipe belt somewhat like the Farpoint/Fairview...)
I can't say enough good things about this travel pack â¤ï¸ðð»