Features: Side-opening main compartment makes access a snap Rear-panel zippered pocket offers bonus space for dirty or wet clothes Access liquids quickly in a large pocket at the top of the bag 2 internal compression straps with fabric wings keep clothes neat 2 upper compression straps on exterior keep contents from shifting and can be used to secure a jacket External zippered pocket on front panel is perfect for stashing magazines Top and side handles are padded for comfortable carry Tuckaway tow strap lets you pull or attach another bag Mesh-obscured ID window on back panel This item meets carry-on size restrictions for most airlines (size not to exceed 45 linear inches when adding L+W+H; this is subject to change, so check with your airline).
My wife and I each have one (different generations) and love them. The larger wheels are not only excellent over all pavements, but the ball bearings make rolling effortless. This bag is extremely efficient and always hold more than I thought possible. It helps that there are no hidden backpack straps and all of the space can be used for stuff. The compartments are all useful and well thought out. Always works without issue in the US , but might need to be checked on some European airlines that restrict carryons to 10 kilos (unless you can travel truly that light). Easy to carry on stairs due to good handles. These Ozone bags have transformed the way we travel. Will never go back to traditional luggage.
I've had an original version of this bag for 4 years now and it has lasted me through several domestic and international trips. I've traveled quite often with this bag and it still holds up great! I've tried other bags in that time, but I consistently keep on coming back to this one due to the thoughtful design and quick access to my possessions when I need them. I highly recommend this carry on bag!
When the international size limits for carry-ons changed, I was not happy so started looking for a replacement. I was tentative about purchasing the Ozone, with its single handle. The handle and the bag have proven to be extremely durable so far, and the bag holds as much gear and weight as I can pack into it (I've carried 50 lb. of backpacking food to Greenland in it, and wheeled it a mile or so down a gravel road from the airport into Kulusuk, and I've wheeled it around Thamel in Kathmandu, and soooo many other places). So, yes, this bag suits my needs!
I purchased this for a month long biking adventure in Europe. While the bag held all my stuff I really wish I had purchased the carry on size. I'm 5' 1/2" and this bag is impossible, when it has stuff in it, for me to carry by the top handle to lift it over a gap between platforms etc. And with the side grab handle only being on one side is awkward as being right handed I have to carry it with the front facing me which makes it difficult when it has your stuff in it because the bulk and weight is up against your legs. I would love to return it for a different Osprey Bag but I had to use it for my trip so I'm stuck I guess but it will not be my first choice when I go on my next trip. The back pocket is ok but doesn't lock. The zippers are robust and move smoothly except are a bit awkward at the top right corner where it attaches to the bag. The bag interior is a neon green which I love and the outter colour is black. The outer top corners are not well protected and so I now have a tear in the fabric which differs from the bag itself.
The company replaced mine due to a handle flaw. I had much rather have gotten mine back once I received the new pack. The front zipper area is almost inaccessible the zipper is so small. Two net pockets & a zipped area that I used constantly in that pocket have been removed. The main compartment is now a side zip and two crucial side zip pockets were removed. The interior which was a bright contrasting color so you could easily see your contents, is now the same dark color as the exterior. At this point, purchasing more luggage, I would have to consider other brands even though I am an Osprey fan.
I've traveled with backpacks for ever - but a bad hiking injury left me unable to carry much for a while. My partner surprised me with this before a European trip. I adore it!!! it's super lightweight, but packs a ton! It rolls really easily and the tough handle on top makes it okay to carry up and down staircases. It opens wide and has useful but not bulky pockets for all sorts of things (I love the back pocket for my ipad and documents and the little top pocket for lunch!