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    Osprey Porter Travel Pack Carry-On 30L Gear Review

    Osprey Porter Travel Pack Carry-On 30L Gear Review

    By Kelsey KrahnGear Reviews

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    One of our team members hauled her brand-new, “stylish” Osprey Porter Travel Pack Carry-On 30L from Canada to Portugal. She found it easy to slip a range of carry-on items into the multiple compartments: laptop, charger, hiking boots, raincoat, umbrella, change of clothes, snacks, carry-on suitable toiletries, small blow dryer, and some miscellaneous items. Do you know how annoying it is to sift through your carry-on? It always seems like you’ve put your most important thing at the bottom of the bag, resulting in furiously tossing everything out. Our team member found that the travel pack’s compartments allowed for sufficient storage and effortless organization.

    The Verdict

    Going on an adventure? The Osprey Porter Travel Pack Carry-On 30L deserves to be your new travel companion. Some backpacks may serve their purpose for one journey but dip below expeditions on the next. For example, a regular work backpack may meet your needs with a laptop sleeve, a big pocket for your charger and lunch, and a small front pocket for daily knick-knacks, but it might not meet your needs when travelling for a week or exploring more rugged areas. Thankfully, the Osprey Porter Travel Pack Carry-On 30L is a versatile, durable bag that will support a variety of journeys: hiking, trips overseas, and a day at work, to name a few.

    As usual, as with all Osprey products we’ve had the privilege to test, creativity and consideration went into crafting this remarkable bag. The mesh and liner compartments make it easy to organize items. Does anyone else hate blindly digging through their bag for a long-lost item? Osprey has got you covered.

    And don’t even get us started on the life-changing hip straps that keep the weight of the pack of poor, tired shoulders. It’s rough enough meandering through an airport jet-lagged, but any added weight on your back can perpetuate unnecessary rage.

    Our verdict: The Osprey Porter Travel Pack Carry-On 30L is a durable, comfortable, and stylish bag. A lot of thought went into creating the ideal pack for travellers, whether you’re going to work or across the world!



    The Osprey Porter Travel Pack Carry-On 30L is a must-have for long-term or short-term trips. Its features consider comfortability, durability, and packing organization. If you’re looking for an ideal carry-on bag, this one should sit at the top of your to-purchase list.

    Key features

    Wait? There’s more? You bet—we haven’t even detailed the features yet.

    The bag looks like a fashionable, practical, compact pack on the outside, but once you unzip it, it opens up to a blissful realm of meshed and linear pockets. Talk about a dreamscape for organization!

    To the naked eye, the exterior may resemble a regular backpack, but it comprises several subtle details, such as the harness and hip belt that you can easily tuck away or wrap around your hips.

    If your bag manages to have some wiggle room, you can use the compression straps to make it smaller.

    Lastly, the add-a-bag strap allows you to attach your bag wheeled luggage.


    Want to dodge that awful feeling when you remove your backpack and find your back drenched in sweat? The AirScape™ backpanel helps to keep you dry, cool, and feeling good. It also boasts extra padding through the Unique Straight Jacket feature.

    Expect longevity with the Osprey Porter Travel Pack Carry-On 30L, thanks to its durable material, such as “100% recycled high tenacity nylon main body fabric and 100% recycled ballistic polyester bottom fabric”.

    The Osprey Porter Travel Pack Carry-On 30LL is 17.5H X 14.57W X 10.63D in inches.


    Pros and Cons

    Our team member detailed the pros and cons of the bag after their two-week stint in Portugal.


    • So durable! It is still in perfect condition after two weeks of travel.
    • The zippers were super stable.
    • The clips made compression of the bag really easy and compact.
    • Super stylish—several people asked where she got the bag while travelling
    • There are many compartments for just about anything you could think of.
    • I love that you can expand or tuck the straps away for a hand-carry bag.


    • No external pocket for holding your water bottle.
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    The overall design of the Osprey Porter Travel Pack Carry-On 30L considers the needs of various types of travellers, thanks to its durability and comfort. Not only will the hip strap and AirScape™ backpanel make you feel good, but you’ll also look good with this bag hanging off your shoulders!




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