Osprey is a market leading backpacking brand It should therefore come it as no wonder that their Transporter is able to distinguish between duffel and backpack better than other duffels. With padding straps and an adjustable sternum strap that is designed to ensure comfort while carrying it is the Transporter is an excellent choice for those who want to cover a lot of distance with their duffel. With regards to features, an open pocket with a zipper at the other end is ideal for keeping important things like travel documents or charging cables Additionally, you will get an expansive U-shape opening with an inside mesh pocket, a retractable water flap and straps that hold items in place while you move. In addition with the Transporter is among our most popular duffels to take on trips that begin from the airport and will take you to some of the most adventurous destinations.
At 165 dollars for the 55-liter model and $165 for the 65-liter version, the Osprey Transporter is a touch more expensive than the Patagonia Black Hole above, and The North Face Base Camp below. The durability of its recycled 900-denier polyester is comparable to The Black Hole (the TNF is more robust with a 1000D) The duffel has not shown any indication of wear after having been carried around for a month on a excursion to Nepal. The absence of an over-the-shoulder strap can be an inconvenience, however you get a practical carry handle and Osprey’s most comfortable backpack carrying. If you’re looking to carry the luxury of a high-end backpack, and the ease of a duffel, then the Transporter is likely to be at on your list of options.