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Barbarian bag handlers have met their match.

Tough wilderness conditions can wear down your bag, but nothing on earth can match the unspeakable horrors that airline baggage handlers will unleash upon your precious pack. Osprey's Airporter cleverly addresses the problem of these vicious valets by encasing your bag in a protective sack with its own strap so that no amount of hurling, dropping, or any other abuse will touch the bag inside. The Airporter seals with a customs-friendly webbing draw cord, and stashes away in its own pocket once your bag is safely away from the baggage carousel.

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5 5

Eases the mind

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have had my luggage hurt plenty of times as a frequent flier... This solves the problem - now I may put my fav/more efficient bags to use more often! Love that osprey warranty!

4 5

Humongous capacity

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This backpack stuffer is indeed a leviathan. It completely swallowed my Berghaus Verden 65 filled to the gills and weighing 23 kg. Subsequently, some of my mates have also used it going backpacking and they are also mighty impressed with it. On the whole, I do believe that the Deuter Cargo Bag EXP is a better product for its abrasion resistance and bombproofness.

5 5

Highly Recommended!

Love the airporter bag! I went on a trip a month ago and I must say this bad def. came in handy. I didn't have to worry about straps getting caught in the machines at the airport, plus it was a lot easier to spot my bag once I reached my destination.

5 5

No suitcase? No problem!

If you need a durable, lightweight bag to stuff your pack into, look no further than the Osprey Airporter. I used it going to Africa, Europe, and back, and it worked miracles for me. This is so much easier than duct taping my pack on flights. It packs into itself and is small. I was able to stuff my 3400 pack as well as a friend's 3100 into the same Airporter and only have one checked bag between the two of us (plus, it was under 50lbs so we saved $75). I would completely recommend this to anyone, like me, who uses your pack as a suitcase.

2 5

Does the job..

This is huge, but does it really matter when its only protecting your backpack from getting jacked up at the airport? Honestly I'd probably just find a cheaper big duffel bag. As soon as I tried to lift this up with the shoulder strap, it ripped. Probably because my pack was so heavy.

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is this different then the lz airporter?

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is this different then the lz airporter?

4 5

Good but Big

This is a good product and I like that it protects my investment and favorite pack. It is easy to get my pack in it. It is a little hard to carry a heavy load so I put it on when I get to the check in stand. this would also be good to protect many things like a car seat or stroller.

5 5

Good bag.

I'm fully confident in durability of Osprey Airporter Bag. As its mentioned below, for carrying some baggage with potentially sharp edges the fabric would be a bit thicker.

Do any of you that own one of these have...

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Do any of you that own one of these have the actual dimensions? It sounds like it might be TOO big for my sons backpack which is 31 in. H x 14 in. W x 10 in. D.

If so, and anyone has suggestions of another cover that might be a better fit, I'd appreciate them.

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This bag is a protective sack. If you need rain cover for 4340 in3 backpack, get M or L sized covers (depend on your needs). For example, Osprey UL Raincover.

4 5

Solid protection

I have a Osprey 85 and it fits well into the bag - including throwing stuff along the sides that are not attached to the pack. It is nice to throw on quick once you are at the airport and take off once you get it off baggage claim. I dont recommend carrying it around forever on the single strap - just feels like it struggles with 50 pounds of pack in there. I had a couple small rips my first trip - but the rips were not the pack, which is the whole point of it. I wish for the price it would be a bit thicker gauge of material, but solid nonetheless.

Can you lock the bag up with a pad lock?

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Can you lock the bag up with a pad lock?

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There are 2 zippers that you can group together and put a lock on. I used a luggage lock - so not positive that a thick "pad lock" will fit through - but a lock will work.

5 5

Duffle Big Enough for Two Packs

This duffle bag fit my husband's and my fully-loaded backpacks en-route and returning from Europe. Really essential so our packs didn't get damaged. Don't try to load the packs one on top of the other, but more or less end to end with a bit of overlap in the middle. The long length of the duffle bag easily accommodates this style of packing.

3 5

Does precisely what it claims to, but is too big for many packs

This is, essentially, just a giant bag to enclose your backpack when you check it at the airport. I was surprise that there's no way to secure the bag closed, you just pull a drawstring as tight as you can. Backcountry.com only sells the largest size of these, although Osprey makes 3 different sizes, and it completely swallowed up my Aether 60, making carrying it in the Airporter a little awkward. The Airporter does, however, do a great job of protecting your pack while traveling.