The Osprey Porter 46 travel pack delivers load-carrying capability, 2807 cubic inches of storage capacity and a comfortable fit. At 22" x 14" x 9", it is the maximum approved size for domestic carry-on use.
The perfect size for carryon use, the Osprey Porter 46 travel pack is ideal for different types of travel. You have got carry straps, carry handles and backpack straps. So whether you are on planes, trains, walking or hiking, this pack is going to do it all.
The first thing to talk about with any pack is the suspension system and how it carries the load and how you get from point A to point B with this pack. So I am going to turn the pack around.
Right now we have got the shoulder harness and the hip belt tucked away. You can see how clean and simple this looks. So if you are, you know, carrying this on planes and that kind of thing, if you are carrying it with the included carry handles, you can tuck away those shoulder straps and the hip belt so they are not going to get in the way. But there is a large zipper right here and you can access the shoulder straps and then the hip belt is actually tucked away in these two areas down here.
I have got the shoulder harness and the hip belt out and there is a couple of connection points once you have taken all the straps out. So up here you have got load lifter straps. And those buckle in right on top. And this is something that is a really great attention to detail. It is a small thing, but it makes a big difference when you are carrying this for long periods of time. Those load lifter straps are really going to make a difference and pull the load in. It is something I haven't seen on a lot of other convertible travel luggage. So you have got your shoulder straps here. They are contoured. They are padded. And underneath you have a lot of mesh. So, you know, if you are starting to build up a sweat, if you are carrying this for a long period of time, it is going to be comfortable and it is going to breathe and wick. So that is really nice there. You have got an adjustable sternum strap, which, again, isn’t something that I have seen on a lot of other carry on luggage and that sort of thing. And there is even a whistle on that adjustable sternum strap.
The bottom of the shoulder harness clips in to the hip belt. So you just clip that in there. When you are ready to tuck away the shoulder straps you just unclip them and tuck everything into that sleeve. So you have got adjustability there. And then moving down to the hip belt, since this is a smaller pack, you don’t have a really large hip belt, but you still have a padded hip belt that is adjustable. You can cinch that in and there is mesh on the underside of that, so nice little adjustable hip belt on the bottom.
I mentioned there are a lot different ways to carry the pack. So carrying it on your back is just one way. There is a really big padded strap here on the top where you can just pick up the whole pack. There is one on the bottom, too. So it makes it really easy to just pick it up, turn it around. On the side here you have got two loops. These are really durable loops. You can buy a shoulder strap separately and that clips right on to here. So if you have got those straps tucked away you can actually use this as an over the shoulder bag, which is really nice, and then another carry handle right here on the side.
Looking at all the pockets and organization, you have got a pretty stream lined design with his. In my opinion Osprey doesn’t over design this pack. There is not too many pockets and too many little compartments. It allows you to organize your gear the exact way that you want to. So just run through the pockets here. On the very top you have a small pocket. And this right now I just have a pair of socks in there to show the size. But small items you want to get your hands on quickly, this kind of compartmentalizes things. So if you want to throw socks or something like that in there this would also be a good pocket if you are a skier or snow boarder, a pair of goggles would fit in there as well. There is also a little key clip on the inside.
On the front you have what I like to call a map pocket. It is shallow, but it is long. I have got a map and just some items in there just to show that size.
Underneath that you have got a nice open pocket here with some organization. So what I have in here, I have got my cell phone, a little journal, some pens. I also have a tablet in here. And it does have a lap top sleeve. So this laptop sleeve would accommodate up to a 15 inch lap top. So the largest of laptops won’t fit in there, but most sizes will. And then behind that I have actually got a tablet in there. So this is big enough that you could bring both a tablet and a laptop if you have got all of those items, but just really good organization in there. Again, not too much, but just enough. And then down in the bottom of that pocket I have a layer. So that pocket does go all the way down to the bottom.
The only other pocket left is the main body pocket. So I am going to set this down. And this opens really wide. So you have a really big U shaped zipper here. The whole pack opens up and you are able to get your hands on all of your luggage. So, again, this is the main body. You have two small pockets in here. You have mesh pocket on the side with a long zipper and then another pocket on the other side. So other than that one big pocket here. I have got a pair of boots, some layers. Underneath there I actually have a tent down in there. So it is a pretty deep pocket. You can really organize your gear the way you want to, just a really nice size for a carry on luggage.
The other features here are also pretty simple, but they are very convenient. So, as you noticed on the front, we have got two compression straps here. If you have got the pack completely packed out, you know, you have got these wings over here to really cinch down the load. But if you have a smaller load, you can really pull that in and cinch that down. So that is the straight jacket compression. There is actually a clip over here on this side. So if you are just compressing this to store it at home or if you have a really small load and you don’t have enough luggage in there to really fill it up, you can actually unclip this part and bring it all the way over to this side, really cinch that down. So this is a pretty lightweight pack in and of itself. So when it is not packed out you can compress it down and really store it away. So that is really convenient there, that straight jacket compression.
And underneath of that you will notice these little tiny loops. There is four of them. And that is for a day light accessory pack. If you want to, you can clip an extra small day pack on the outside. That is obviously sold separately, but that is something that is included in some of Osprey’s packs and it adds a lot of value when you are traveling.
Whether you are traveling on planes or traveling by foot the Osprey Porter 46 pack is the perfect travel companion.