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Covers all your transport possibilities.
It's a rolling gear bag, a travel backpack, and a small daypack—the Osprey Meridian 22 Rolling Convertible Backpack is whatever you need it to be to fulfill your traveling addiction. Osprey knows not all travel goes smoothly, so it outfitted this pack with a rolling luggage design, a backpack suspension system for functional transport in any location (all backpack straps are both stowable and removable), and a detachable daypack.
- Ballistic polyester and nylon provide solid durability and longevity while you rack up frequent flyer miles
- Backpack system comes in handy when the terrain gets a bit sketchy
- Backpack system features foam padded shoulder straps and fully padded spacer mesh lumber and hipbelt to transfer load effectively, and the whole system stows away or zips off completely so straps won't flap around in wheeling mode
- New second slot in ventilated mesh back-panel extends adjustable torso length range
- All backpack suspension components are removable to allow for increased packing capacity
- HighRoad high-clearance chassis enables the Meridan to roll down the street, subway platform, and tarmac with ease
- Smooth-operating retractable handle has an ergonomic grip for comfortable transport
- Padded top and side handles supply comfortable carry
- Large main compartment is accessed through a panel zip with lockable sliders
- Internal compression straps feature fabric wings that hold clothes securely in place
- Four zippered pockets in main compartment keep your gear organized, while an external zip top pocket works well for your toiletries, liquids, or frequently used items
- Rear panel stashes your mags, while an ID card window lets everyone know who owns this fabulously awesome bag
- Hideaway quick-release attachment strap simplifies carrying an extra bag
- Please check your airline for actual size restrictions; most airlines allow carry-on baggage not exceeding 45 linear inches
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- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Was initially excited to get this bag. It looked cool and functional, however in practice it doesn't live up to expectations. It has a ton of lost space from the handle bar rails and the backpack straps. Also, the wheels will poke you in the hips if you wear it like a backpack to the point that if you have to go further than a few hundred yards you will regret it. I completely removed the back pack straps and now stuff items in that space. Lastly, the zip off pack is weird. It has one large compartment that needs to be divided up to keep your small stuff organized better. It works okay, but i was expecting better from Osprey.
Osprey Fall '09 Packs Meridian & Sojourn
All packed up
The contents include 3 pants, 5 shirts, 4 pairs of underwear and 6 pairs of socks. The top of bag toiletry pocket (shown at top of image) is also fully packed for 3 weeks of travel. The image may not display this, however, there is still plenty of room for 1-2 more pants and shirts, not to mention the available space in the detachable backpack for camera gear or whatever else you need.
Toiletry Pocket Extends 7.5 inches
The top of bag toiletry pocket extends approx. 7.5 inches (when fully loaded) into the interior of the bag. When not fully loaded, the pocket can be rolled up to be less obtrusive.
Interior area - Toiletry pocket on right
I have attempted to show the amount of space that is lost in the interior area when the top of back toiletry pocket is fully packed.
Garment Net and Interior Area
Hidden ID tag on backpack storage area
Hidden ID tag on rear of pack
Top of bag - toiletries pocket.
Extra wide, extra deep, makes airport security much easier.
Backpack system storage area
The entire pack system stows neatly inside the rear pouch with enough room left over for travel maps, documents etc. Plus, lockable zippers too!
Absolutely amazing and versatile!
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
My first international travel experience taught me the importance of packing light; never again will I check a bag. I think I researched all 22 inch carry-ons ever made, well at least from all the major companies (Eagle Creek, Victorinox, High Sierra etc.)
I read every review I could find and was impressed with the consistently high ratings from each source so I decided to take the plunge and buy the Meridian sight unseen (unable to locate in any local stores) and was immediately impressed when I received it.
The pack has more features than I can list in this review so I will try to highlight my favorites:
Top and Side handles extra thick (but not obtrusive), comfortable and extremely durable.
Top external pocket is wide and deep and allows for easy access to toiletries and documents when going through airport security.
Easily fits in domestic (US) carryon compartments and can be wheeled down the aisles without a problem.
The main bag backpack system is awesome. Fully adjustable and removable with chest and hip belts, plus, it does not extend out past your hips (I'm 5ft 11 180lbs) so you can easily walk in crowds or down aisles without acting like a bull in a china shop.
The storage system allows it to be fully concealed and, when removed, makes a nice area to place your dirty clothes or travel maps, documents etc.
Bottom bumper to ensure the pack does not tip over, I have had this fully loaded and never a hint of balance problems, additionally, the wheels are extremely smooth and surprisingly quiet.
The removable backpack makes for an awesome day bag or is also big enough to use during a weekend get-away. If there is one thing I could recommend to Osprey is to add a hip belt to this as well. That is truly the only upgrade I can recommend for the entire pack system.
As you can tell, I am completely wowed by the bag. Best of quality with amazing features and versatility. I highly recommend it.
Osprey Packs Meridian 22
color on website different than product
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I love the backpack and am happy with it. Just wanted to point out that I ordered the patina green backpack, which looks quite green. When I opened my package, the green I saw was more of a metallic/grey green (see photo). I'm fine with it, but just wanted to point that out.
This is my second Osprey Meridian luggage that I have bought. My husband and I love the detachable backpack. It makes things so much easier when traveling to be able to attach or leave it unattached for day tripping. My first bag was red and while this states it is a Rusted Red, the one I received has no red to the color. I would describe it has Rust (brownish orange). I like the zippered compartment on top for easy access to liquids quart sized bag for airport travels.Would Highly recommend this bag.
Very nice and roomy
Bag has performed flawlessly
I travelled with a 22" and 28" Meridian Bag on a Month long trip to Indonesia with my wife 2 years ago and numerous trips since. The bag has survived several trips at this point and outside of some scuffs from air travel looks almost new. These are very tough bags with comfortable handles and the ability to convert into a backpack. This is a very handy feature when travelling to Europe (where hotels often have no lifts or elevators) or Anywhere you may have no paved road or very rough roads that have to be travelled over to get from one destination to the other. I found the wheels to be both sturdy and large enough to travel over cobbled or rough gravel roads with no issue. The 22" was the perfect size for most carryon bins and the 28" was large enough for a long trip. After a trial run my wife and I were able to fit all of the clothign for an upcoming 28 day climbing trip for our family of four in the two bags. We are light packers, but with some immagination you can get a lot into these things.
One note - with the removeable backpacks attached these are top heavy and will likely fall over. Its a great benefit when pulling and moving the bags from one location to the other, but can be a hasle if you're sitting around and want the bags to stand on the wheel side.