My world journey with my “friend” for life
The Osprey rolling transporter 90.
3 years ago I was diagnosed with a life changing illness, I am all good now but it made me rethink my plans and when my partner retired as a Policeman I too decided to retired and we embarked on the gap year I never had when I went to Uni. As we were determined to travel the world we researched a great deal to find suitable luggage. We were never going to be backpackers but needed something easy to carry and robust, we finally settled on the Osprey Rolling Transporter 90, it has been great and stood up to the challenge of the vicious baggage handlers the world over! We have been to 21 countries, 92 cities, travelled on 53 flights covering 43,854 air miles, 8459 train miles, 14074 car miles,125 boat miles and 1602 miles on foot, we did manage to get all the way round but unfortunately Coronavirus cut the trip short in America. The bag has been amazing, lightweight but strong, glad we opted for the black version though as it was very scuffed! It even appeared to be melted on an early flight from China to South Korea.
Thank you for a great amazing product, whole heartedly recommend, buy packing cubes to go inside and it is a dream
Great piece of luggage, I can really recommend it
This pack first joined me on a 3 week adventure up in the far north last autumn & since has been a constant travel companion. Being an endurance athlete, I usually travel with a lot of gear & 90L is perfect for that (spacious & still small enough not to cause extra charges on flights due to luggage size). I'm really pleased with the durability (as with all Osprey gear I've had so far!). Wheels are amazingly strong - it's tested them hard... The many handles on the pack are so useful (it really helps when needing to get it in & out of vehicles, planes, etc.). My tip: pick the color blue - it's not just attractive, but also will reduce the chance of the pack getting lost (or at least, if it does get lost, blue will be visible amongst the mainly black / dark luggage pieces in lost & found areas)!
DO NOT BUY THIS BAG. SOLD ON LIES.
My wife and I have been travelling for many years now using rucksacks, some of which have lasted us years of continous adventure travel, we recently decided it was time for a change. These bags seemed the perfect option as they are sold on being a wheeled bag made for adventure travel.
Here are just some of the claims these bags are sold on..
"Truly Adventure Proof"
"The ability to withstand a lot of punishment"
We went ahead and purchased two of these bags costing us over £400, we've recently returned from our first trip using these bags, this wasn't anything adventurous, just a short hotel break in Mexico, from simple transits not only did both the bags return looking an utter mess with large scuffs and marks all over them, making them almost embarrassing to continue to travel with, but one of the bags has a torn handle and two holes in it, meaning it's no longer weather proof and we're unable to continue using it.
Having explained this to Osprey they simply told us that this isn't a manufacturing fault so isn't covered by either the standard warranty or their "All Mighty Guarantee"
What they fail to understand is we don't want to return these bags under warrenty or guarantee, we want to return them based on them being sold on straight up lies, these bags can't handle simple transits, yet were sold as being ADVENTURE PROFF and ULTRA DURABLE, this is completely false. As far as their almighty guarantee is concerned they just simply blame an outside sourse for their products failure to meet the guarantees it's sold on.
We are now at a £400 loss and left with two bags that aren't even bit fit to pass onto charity.
If you are thinking about purchasing these bags or any other bags from Osprey based on durability promises and after sales claims, you may want to think again.
Great bag. Good for a couple of weeks trip
Very happy with the bag. The only worry I have is that some of the materials seems quite soft and I worry that they may be damaged by the rough handling the bags get at the airport.
Super case... just what I needed for Nepal.... BUT Etihad Airlines completely buckled the frame work way beyond repair... I could just about use it on my travels but couldn't wheel it. Now having a protracted (unnecessary) correspondence with the airline to get cost refunded (it was brand new).... looked as though a truck had run over it !! luckily nothing inside was broken. I reported it at Kathmandu airport to Etihad who inspected the damage and filled in the appropriate forms, now the airline should pull their finger out and refund me, so that I can purchase another Rolling Transporter 90.
Eine sehr coole Reisetasche. Was ich mir hier noch wünschen würde, damit es mein absoluter Favorit ist, dass genauso wie beim Transporter ohne Rollen die Rucksack-Riemen zur Verfügung stehen. Dann kann ich auch mal, wenn ich den Transporter nicht rollen kann auch kurz für ein paar Meter auf den Rücken schnallen. Leider gibt es eine solche Lösung von bisher keiner Marke, wäre vielleicht eine Idee, die den Rucksack zum Favoriten macht. Die rechteckige Form ist nämlich mit den zwei anderen Transportmöglichkeiten ein echter Hit. Trotzdem ein sehr guter Rucksack.
Confusion over compatibility with airline allowances
I was thinking of buying one, but the size issue below has confused me. The official Osprey response says the dimensions are 80cm x 44cm x 35cm. So total dimensions are 80 + 44 + 35 = 159cm. This IS more than the Latam 158cm allowance and I have just looked at Emirates policy. They state that the total of length plus width plus height must not exceed 150cm. For Etihad it is 157cm for USA but larger for other destinations. It does appear a fair criticism therefore and a bit risky to buy one, when you don’t know which airline you might fly on in future. Hopefully Osprey will respond and clarify?
Super bag but for minor failings
Not travelled with it yet but packed 20 kilos in quite easily, Including some photo kit.
Big wheels excellent. Materials excellent.
For me a big failing is the claim to lockability. The drill holes on the main zip through which a padlock is intended to pass are TINY. Even a very small padlock won't go through. A padlock small enough will be frail to the point of useless. To use a padlock on the zip tags which have large holes is preposterous as the cords can be cut with a penknife or side cutting pliers / scissors in no time. The upper compartment has no attempt to security at all. The place where you are likely to put travel papers - passports, credit cards, foreign current and the like. No locks are provided. I have been attacked by bag thieves, they know their bags. They will soon know this one is a prime target.
Above standard checked baggage?? Etwas grosser als allgemein akzeptierte Groesse.
Normal checked baggage allowance is for 158 cm but this bag exceeds this size based on your maximum size specification. Surely given that airlines specify 62 inches / 158 cm the bag should have been made to always comply? LATAM and Avianca specify maximum baggage size 158 cm. I certainly would not be happy to pay more for excess luggage for a poorly designed and specified bag.
Das können normale Trolleys von Reisegepäckhersteller auch....
Na ja, ein Trolley halt. In dem alles durcheinander fällt wenn man die Tasche nicht voll gepackt hat. Dachte eigentlich hier gibt es was schlaues - aber es scheint so zu sein, das wenn sich ein Rucksack Richtung Trolley entwickelt, das man dann doch eher bei den richtigen Reisegepäckherstellern hängen bleibt. Schade, denn die Rucksäcke sind wirklich gut.