I purchased this bag just under a year ago before a trip to Columbia having read good reviews. I had back surgery 6 months before this trip so I thought carrying my usual backpack was not wise. During this trip I just dragged the bag and had no need to where it. Tbh I was very happy with the bag. My travel was largely flights and cars to accommodation and wheeling indoors or on good level paving.
This year I have come to India for 3 months and 12 days in I’m considering dumping this bag and purchasing another as it’s making me miserable!
It is impossible to wheel on any uneven ground, it just kept toppling over (Note: The bag is not as capacity, not empty but not full). I thought I was going to hurt myself. I decided the only way forward was to use the bag as a rucksack, problem solved? ABSOLUTELY NOT!
This is the most uncomfortable bag I have ever worn, I would go as far as to say painful!
The ease in which the bag converts to a rucksack is great, no problems there. Shoulder straps are comfortable enough too. The issue is with the waist strap and wheels and the fact they dig into you! The waist strap is re-enforced or structure off a hard non pliable lumber support, this has no padding so just sighs into your lower back either side, at 1st I thought it was the wheels causing discomfort, you are aware they are there but they aren’t really the problem.
I am honestly amazed at the rave reviews, as I honestly think its the worst bag I have ever bought. My husband has also tried the bag agrees it’s uncomfortable. I have tried adjusting the straps but nothing works. The design needs some serious revision!
I have backpacked extensively around the world. I purchased my 1st backpack in 1997 and I have always believed in spending money on rucksacks as it pays off in comfort and lifespan. In this case I feel I have wasted my money and it’s going to cost me more and wasting my time trying to buy a replacement here.
If you think you will ever use this as a rucksack please DO NOT PURCHASE this unless you want to dread moving as you have to put it on!
Please make a SOJOURN 45L again
The sojourn is one of the best bagpack you can carry with you while traveling but we miss a ligher version as the 45L, please, make it again
Excellent bag but one flaw
I am currently travelling around the world with the Sojourn 60. I have been using osprey bags for years.
This bag is roomy and has some good features.
However one major issue I have found is that it tips over when negotiating kerbs which has caused a safety issue several times. This has happened numerous times despite the bag being packed properly.
It also is a little shorter and wider than other bags meaning it doesn’t always fit into train compartments easily.
Saying that I would still recommend this bag
Best 4x4 World Tour Backpack!
We have been traveling around the world for three years with our two Sejourns 60, and we absolutely love it! The material and the wheels are incredibly solid, and even after using it every day, it is still almost new. Today I entered here to buy a carry-on version, but unfortunately, the 45 L does not exist anymore. Please, consider creating a Soujorn 45 lightweight versionm Osprey! And thanks for being part of our lifetime experience! :)
Robust, easy to wheel on rough surfaces
I bought this bag because I was travelling on and off ferries.and thought I would need the versatility of backpack/wheels combined.. I'm 65 Years old and so carrying 20 kilos on my back would only have been a last resort. However the wheels are so well designed, the bag is easy to pull over rough surfaces. There is lots of room for all my kit for a 3 week trip, including full facemask and snorkel plus fins. Thank you Osprey. Excellent quality and well worth the expense.
OK but if there was a 40-45 liter model it would be much better for me
As I say the should be a 40-45 liter model
If there was it would out-sell this one by a million times
Best Backpack ever!
this is the best "backpack" ever! I would never ever buy another one, since 2015 I am full-time travelling and I still love it. and nothing is broken after more than 3 years of using it every single day.!
Ultimate bag. Look no further.
I got this for travelling the world. It copes with wheeled easy places and hard backpack mode places. The bag is robust and secure with plenty of room inside. I am normally apathetic about luggage but I love this bag.
I haven't used the backpack yet, but it looks great and I love the easy system to change from backpack to wheels. It has plenty of pockets both inside and outside. Delivery was superfast, so overall I'm very satisfied.
Buena maleta que además es una cómoda mochila
El armazón es bastante rígido, con lo que no se deforma a pesar de estar muy llena o bastante vacía. La apertura a lo largo, es muy práctica para organizarse y tenerlo todo a mano. No tiene muchos bolsillos pequeños que nunca se utilizan.
Las ruedas van de maravilla, no solo en un suelo liso, si no en caminos, playas, adoquines... El asa también tiene mucha estabilidad, la maleta no se voltea o se cae al pasar por un desnivel.
Como mochila es muy cómoda y reparte bien el peso. Las ruedas tocan la espalda, seria práctico cubrirlas para no ensuciarse, sin embargo, no se clavan en la espalda o se notan.
(this review was left for a previous version of this product)