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Porter 46

Porter 46
Porter Walking down cobbled street
Mineral Teal
Castle Grey
Diablo Red
Diablo Red Front Side
Diablo Red Front
Diablo Red Back Side
Diablo Red Back
Diablo Red Back Side Harness
Diablo Red Back Harness
Porter 46 on body
Porter 3 Key Features
Front panel organiser pocket
StraightJacket™ compression
Lockable Zippers
Stowaway shoulder harness
Laptop Sleeve
Easy access liquids & valuables pocket
Panel Loading

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1 500,00 kr

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Porter 46

Res säkert . Porter-serien, som har vadderade sidoväggar, smidig organisation och ett rejält bärsystem för att kunna bäras som en ryggsäck och som göms undan vid in-checkningen hos flygbolaget, har satt standarden för deluxe-Duffelbagar. Porter har en särskild blixtlåsförsedd ficka för bärbar dator eller surfplatta, funktionella förvaringsalternativ för både stora och små saker och åtkomst via en stor frontpanel för att kunna packa enkelt.

StraightJacket-kompressionsremmar med vadderade sidoväggar för att hjälpa till att skydda väskans innehåll och låta dig få plats med mer utrustning eller komprimera bagen till en mindre storlek när den inte är helt fylld.

Porters bärremmar och höftbälte kan kommas åt på ett ögonblick för att kunna bäras som en ryggsäck och snabbt försvinna in i ryggpanelen för säker förvaring när dina väskor checkas in.

Strukturella sidoväggar håller väskan öppen, vilket gör den lätt att packa och plocka ur, särskilt med den stora U-formade blixtlåsöppningen. Speciella, lättillgängliga fickor ger åtkomst på språng till de viktigaste sakerna. Att resa handlar om upplevelser och minnen, och du kommer att ha mer tid för båda när du tillbringar mindre tid med att packa.

När en duffel inte är tillräckligt och backpacking-väskor är för mycket, så är Porter 46 svaret.

Nyckelfunktioner

  • Bärremmar och höftbälte kan gömmas bakom en dragkedja
  • StraightJacket™ kompressionssystem med sidoväggar
  • Kompatibel med Daylite och Daylite Plus
  • Framficka för organisation
  • Panelacess till huvudfacket med låsbara dragkedjor
  • Vadderad ficka med dragkedja för laptop eller surfplatta
EGENSKAPER
Vikt: 1.5 kg
Maxdimension (cm): 56 (l) x 36 (w) x 28 (d)
Huvudmaterial: 420HD Nylon Packcloth
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Sam
Impeccable
I have done a lot of research before purchasing my new rucksack. I had decided to go for The Osprey Porter 46, and I am really glad I did. The humongous space, the sexy look, the sleek exterior suface, the almighty warrancy, the rugged build-up, the comfortable straps. One word : AMAZING.
forestgirl
Noice
The best plus for this is you can take this bag on as a carry on item on a plane, which is a big part of the reason I bought it. It also opens like a suitcase, so you can access all your stuff easily without having to top load like most rucksacks. It seems to be fairly tardis like and the tighten straps work well. Its good quality and will last a good long while. I really love the separate laptop pouch at the back, its very handy and padded. I also love the fact that you can tuck the straps away and carry it like a suitcase..the addition of wheels would be perfect.
The major drawback to me is that it is very uncomfortable to carry, it's like its top heavy and theres no way I could trek with it. At 10kg filled, it shouldnt have been too heavy, but somehow the weight distribution across your back is just wrong. I am very disappointed by this as I think I will revert to my hiking rucksack (36l) as its so much easier to walk with.
Auri
Almost perfect...
I purchased this awesome bag (Osprey Porter 46) for travelling with a carry-on luggage and it was perfect:
There is a lot of space (I travelled for a month and it was more than enough still things the I didn't use during my stay...), the pockets are very well organised, and the compression straps are very appreciated to maintain all your stuffs inside and protected. I also loved the PC compartment in the back (more safe), and the washbag compartment also, very easy to reach (without opening all the bag in front of people).
The only thing is that, the bag is not very comfortable to carry, after 20mn waiting with 10-12kgs on my back, I started having back pain... So if you could improve something , it would be this part, the comfort of the backpack.

Thanks,

Auri from France (Guadeloupe)
Patrick
Can be improved to be perfect!
I started my backpacking adventures in South East Asia with an Osprey Aether 60 AG. Being a gear junkie in almost every way possible, I wanted the best bag there is. So, I did a little too much of research and found the Aether 60 AG being highly praised for its carrying harness. Of course, that was the bag that had to make its way into my life.

A few weeks into my travels I started questioning my purchase as it was clearly a very good hiking backpack, but I was just sitting in the corner of my room for 95% of the time when I was out exploring. The Osprey Daylite Plus on the contrary, almost never left my side. Also, the Aether 60 was kind of big and compared to other travellers I just felt like carrying a Dubaian skyscraper on my bag. And honestly, did I really need that much stuff in the tropics?
So, I started paying attention to what kind of bags other people took as their trustworthy companion on their soul-searching quest in life. Varying from 70L+ tiny houses on their backs, to really small bags that made me wonder if there was any black magic used.

I guess it's all part of a learning curve. And just like almost every kid going to secondary school, I started of with a bag that was far too big for the occasion, only to end up sizing down to the essentials with a cooler looking bag. The plus side of doing this while backpacking, is that you can save up a lot of money not having to pay for checked bagage!


Two months into my traveling, I met two great guys from California on Bali (of course) that I ended up travelling with for a few weeks. One of them, clearly being a newbie in travelling (like me), had a roller suitcase with him, the size of a shipping container. The other one though, was only carrying one small bag that seemed to be the equivalent of a swiss pocket knife in terms of convenience. Whereas we were always struggling to fit our bag into the trunk of a car, on a bus or waiting in the ‘big-bag-goes-here’ que on a ferry, he just slipped passed everybody with that small turtle shaped bag of his.
After a few days of envy and looking at his bag like Sméagol in Lord of the Rings (that preciousssssssssssszzz), I asked him about it. He promptly replied: “Oh, yeah, it’s great! Did tons of research, never another bag again! One bag travelling it is for me.”

It happened to be the Osprey Porter 46.

After that moment of enlightenment, it didn’t take long before I owned one. I searched for an Osprey dealer, bought the bag on Bali and shipped the Aether 60 back home with a ton of stuff I hadn’t used since I left the Netherlands. As the Aether is a top-loading backpack, I did had to take my unused stuff in and out of it every time I switched hostel or needed to find something in my bag. That obviously annoyed me.
Unfortunately, the Osprey dealer in Seminyak only had the Castle Grey version. That one is more like dark khaki/greenish, than Grey. I’d prefer the Black one. Maybe someday :-)

Having the Porter 46 was great! I could almost not believe that the airline check-in personnel was letting me take it as a carry-on every time. It felt like I had a special cheat code. One thing you have to be aware about is the weight. It fits a ton of stuff, but most of the times you can only (officially) take 7, 8 of 10kg’s with you. It is very easy to overload the bag up to 12kg’s. They might let you off the hook most of the time, but you probably will bump into somebody that exercises the airline rulebook like a German …. (no Patrick, do not make this joke!!!)

Suggestions for improvement or new product:

Even though I am a fan, this bag is not perfect. At least, for me. My needs for a backpack are as follows:

- Being able to take it as a carry-on (or close enough to the airline restrictions)
- Front loading
- A great ventilated and supported carrying harness with hip belts
- A lot of loops, straps and daisy chains to attach stuff to it while being on the move
- An outside good water bottle on the side (not like the Farpoint 40 on the front that hinders the compression straps)
- A well-padded notebook section that is separate from the main compartment and that is situated against the spinal column (not on the front as with the Farpoint 40).

It’s the carrying harness, the options to attach stuff to it on the outside and the lack of water bottle holder that keep the Porter 46 from being perfect for me. And I know that I am not alone. Walking for a longer time (+1 hours) with the Porter 46 can be painful and tiring. The shoulder straps are just not that good. Plus, I sweat like an ox because the back is not ventilated.
I just want something that packs easily, I can throw in the back of a car, stroll through town with and take relatively comfortable on my back for a multiple day trekking adventure. A do-it-all carry-on bag.

I know the Porter 46 is not meant as a hiking bag, but a lot of people do use it as such because it is a great bag that you can take as a carry-on and packs very easily. So, there is a spot in the Osprey product section reserved for a Porter-like bag that can double more as a hiking bag. Especially now that they have the Transporter Carry-On 44. I definitely could do without the stow-away option of the shoulder straps and hip belt. Honestly, I never use it. It might be good to think of a way to prevent the straps from dangling too much when put on a conveyor belt, but for me it is not a necessity to stow them away completely. Same goes for the option to carry it as a duffle bag.

Recently Osprey released the Farpoint trek 55, which looks like a nice bag that comes close to my needs. But, it exceeds the airline carry-on restrictions just a bit too much and it lacks a separate well-padded laptop section that is located near the spinal column.

All the best

Patrick
The Netherlands
Florian
Unendlich viel Platz
Dieser Rucksack ist Ideal für jene die nur mit Rucksack verreisen aber nicht Fliegen.(der Rucksack ist um ein paar cm zu Groß)
Ich reise meist mit 17-20 kg Elektronik (Laptop, Tablets, Kabel.....)
Wenn man Packingcubes etc. verwendet bekomme ich zusätzlich noch Wäsche für eine Woche+Regenjacke+Pullover+Jean hinein und habe immer noch Platz.

Sehr positiv finde ich , dass sich in der neuesten Version das Laptopfach am Rückenteil befindet und so der schwerste Teil am Rücken befindet.

Die Gurte sind fast so gut, wie beim Farpoint 40 und sobald man die richtige Einstellung gefunden hat wirkt der Rucksack trotz 20 kg erstaunlich leicht.
Ebenfalls sehr positiv ist, dass man den Rucksack wenn man ihn wegräumt, dank der Kompressionsflügel reltaiv klein zusammenfalten kann.

Fazit: Ideal für jeden der nur mit Rucksack verreist aber nicht fliegt und viel Platz benötigt.

Lisey
Cleverer Reisebegleiter
Sehr gute und clevere pack Möglichkeiten. Der Rucksack als solches könnte noch etwas bequemer sein,.
Fredrik
Great travel backpack
Its a perfect travelbackpack when you need your PC and it's also compressible so you can bring it as a daypack. The straps could be a bit bigger and a better material as a filled bag can make you a bit sore after carrying it for a while.
BenB
Great travelling Backpack
I travel a lot both for work and pleasure. I recently travelled around Guatemala for 10 days and this bag was perfect. It held everything i needed for the time and could have fit more things in. Very clever and efficient use of space and different pockets/areas are quickly accessible. Also fits easily into overhead baggage in planes. Fantastic product allround and I can see myself using this for any trip up to a couple of weeks. Only addition i'd like to see would be a pocket/space for holding a water bottle but apart from that - BRILLIANT!!
Mikael Enoksson
Perfekt för stadsturer med flyg och tåg/buss
Många olika fack, verkar vara av hög kvalité med perfekt utrymme för en månad på luffen till olika städer.
Evan
Tres bon sac.
Très satisfait de mon achat.
Sac robuste, les différentes poches permettent de bien organiser son sac.
Lorsqu'on le porte sur le dos, la charge est bien repartit, ce qui permet un transport agréable
Je le recommande vivement.
Ols
Best backback in the universe for a frequent traveller
I have traveled over 40 countries with this backpack and can easily say that it is the best thing ever made for a traveler. Very comfortable to use, walk and travel with (used it as carry-on on several airlines, including cheap ones: Ryanair, Wizzair or AirAsia, never had any issues). It is not a hiking bag but still - for most trips it will serve its purpose. After 3 years of heavy use (1.5 years traveled non-stop) the only thing that shows its not a brand-new products are a few hard to wash sunscreen dots - rest is in amazing shape.
Giannis
A great product for travelling without paying extra luggage!
Amazing product, I loved it from first sight. It has so many practical things. The only thing that can be improved is the position of the laptop as it's at the back and this can give extra weight and harm the laptop.
Bridgers
Great Overnight weekender bag!
Packs well when you combine with the travel cubes. Laptop, cable, books the lot! Got a lot in and wasn’t too bulky when carrying. Will be using as a carry on to flights too, adding to its versatility. Can’t rate this bag highly enough. Get what you pay for!
AK
Very Happy
great carry on size pack. well organized into compartments which make getting through airport security a breeze. very happy with this purchase
Johannes
Maybe the best packpack ever
The backpack is exactly what I needed. It is a large enough pack to fit in cloths and gear for a few days and still has an easy way to reach a the notebook compartment. Also the various pockets make traveling an organized experience. Not sure if I would use the pack for hiking trips though.
itchy feet
very good
Spacious, comfy. Would be nice if had a top handle.
Kirstoid
If...
If this had wheels it would be the perfect bag
Ferry
Porter 46 - my new favorite colleague
I have a Osprey Nebula 34 which i use for my work. As Project engineer building management sytems i travel arround the Netherlands and Belgium and have to carry a huge laptop with supplies around in construction sites and existing buildings (office, residential, industrial, datacenters, ...)
The Nebula fitst my 17"wide laptop perfectly, also all the suply's, notepad etc. But.. sometimes i need to take some more and that never fits.

The porter 46 fits my 17" laptop (even a little bigger i think) all the stuf i'm carrying around.
What fits in it:
- 17"wide laptop (mobile workstation)
- the huge power supply of this laptop
- 2x ultralight stretch sack 3l (with cables and electronics for the job)
- 1x ultralight stretch sack 1l (with a small networkswitch and wifi router)
- hardcover A5 notebook
- A4 scratchpad
- pencil case
- small pack screwrivers
- Waterbottle
- lunchpack
- documents

It is a litlle big for everyday use, but really comfortable.

And: Ordered on Wednesday, delivered on Thursday in the Netherlands. GREAT!

And i think i can add my little girl in the bag also.
Misujr
Awesome travel backpack
I have used many osprey products but this one is just the next level. It is easier to carry and pack compared to a Farpoint/Fairview 40, it fits nicely in the european lowcost carry-on baggage allowance ( check with your carrier as with some of them you need to pay a small fee for a anything bigger than 20L) .
I have fitted in it :
- 1 x 15'6'' laptop
- 1 x 13'' laptop
- 1 x a 10l packing cube of electronics
- 1 x 20l packing cube of clothes
- Documents
- toiletry bag
And a few misc items. It is just the bag you need for a weekend long trip or even longer.
Take this with a pinch of salt as I don't carry fancy but practical clothes with me. This bag was packed for winter travel in europe so if you plan to travel to SE Asia, it will be able to take even more.
Magdalena
Very comfortable, fits a lot of stuff, no issues with exceeding carry on baggage dimensions
Very comfortable, fits a lot of stuff, no issues with exceeding carry on baggage dimensions. Had it during my 2 weeks long trip in Japan, was perfect. I especially like the extra place for laptop which is something really important for me as a digital nomad
CARDET Catherine
Excellent produit
Très bon produit, pratique et fonctionnel.
Excellent site.
Je recommande.
Magnus
Frakt til Norge
Har ikke testet sekken, men kvalitetene ser meget bra ut.
Vil minne norske forbrukere om at det vil tilkomme moms og håndteringsgebyr fra UPS på kjøp da varene sendes fra Tyskland og Norge er utenfor EU.
E
5 starts
Absolutely perfect for taking as cabin luggage on flights! Fits loads and has lots of compartments for organisation. Love it!
Thibault
Perfect backpack fitting most airlines cabin dimensions
I bought this backpack, because I needed something that would fit cabin dimensions for most airlines, and it does.
If you pack your backpack properly (hard things at the bottom and middle, and soft things in the end), this backpack can be very efficiently compressed and will more than fit the cabin dimensions.

It's also quite comfortable to carry, so it's pretty easy to walk with it for a while.

(This review was left for a previous version of this product.)
Say Hi Market
Really good backpack for weekenders
Really good quality and lightweight backpack. Its 46 litter capacity make it one of the bests choices out there for a 2-5 days trip.

It is very hard to find a fully openable backpack with a laptop compartment. Trust me, I have been looking for something like this for a year and a finally found it!

The only downside of the backpack (and Osprey in general) is the design. In terms of use the are one of the bests, but when it comes to aesthetics I can't say the same: To many Osprey logos everywhere. This simple fact makes their products to look cheap and low quality (and they are not).

**NOTE: I was so pleased with Osprey service and quality that I bought another backpack for commute.

(This review was left for a previous version of this product.)
Rohit
Best backpack ever
This is the best backpack, I have ever used. Being an engineer, I appreciate great technology behind any product & Osprey definitely beats the other company with their innovation behind this master piece.
It was a great time fooling many airlines with their weight & size restriction of cabin luggage with the Porter 46.
I only wished if there was a service centre in India, in case something goes wrong with the product.

(This review was left for a previous version of this product.)
Carla
Great backpack!
I already knew that Osprey makes great backpacks, so I decided to get this one not only because it's a Osprey, but also because of its features.
I was just a bit afraid that I would not be able to carry it as a carry-on luggage, but I never had any problems with it. Always carry it as a cabin bag.
I bought it for a world trip, and haven't had any issues so far. Actually, I couldn't be happier with a backpack. It fits a lot of stuff! Totally recommend it!

(This review was left for a previous version of this product.)
Jane
Great bag for ultralight travel
I compared many different backpacks before I bought this one. What made me get this one in the end were the following factors:
1. Weight - just over 1 kilo is great if you want to travel carry-on only and need to be economical not just about what you take but also what you carry it in.
2. Stowable harness - important if bag is to heavy after all and needs to be checked in at the airport.
3. Lockable zippers - I can lock all zippers with just one small padlock.
4. Hip belt - many other carry-on backpacks do not have one at all.
5. Laptop/tablet sleeve and front organisational panel - I like the idea of being organized.
6. Top pocket for easy access to toiletries bag.
7. Fairly solid side walls - the backpack does not collapse in on itself when packing.
8. Compresses really well.

I have used this backpack as my sole bag on several trips now (three weeks in Southeast Asia, two weeks in Italy, several other short trips in Europe) and I'm still really happy with it. There is only one thing I would change about it: the hipbelt. It's too small and doesn't really help distribute weight from the shoulders to the hips. If the Porter 46 had the hipbelt of the Farpoint 40 it would be perfect. I thought about getting the Farpoint 40 instead because of the hipbelt issue but overall I like the design of the Porter 46 so much better that I will stick with it for now. Though if Osprey ever updates it with an improved hipbelt I will buy one immediately.

(This review was left for a previous version of this product.)
Tobias
It fits airline carry on restrictions...
... if you don't book the cheapest of the cheapest more restricted luggage guidelines like Easyjet or Ryanair and don't make the thing look like a it's way too big on first sight. All other airlines are perfectly fine with it, even AA and United. Had no problems with it on Lufthansa and BA/DBA recently.

(4 stars because it could be a bit more comfortable and that size of bag with wheels would be amazing.)

(This review was left for a previous version of this product.)
Graeme
Excellent all-rounder
Just took this for three weeks travel in Asia and it fitted the bill perfectly. The side-guards make it sturdy enough to stand up to the rigours of manhandling for buses and in airports, and the straps, which are easy to tuck away out of sight, are also comfortable enough to make it a comfortable backpack. And you don't have to fill it, as the straps tie it down to a good compact shape. Would definitely recommend to anyone off for a few weeks of travel. Great colour too (Nitro Green) - makes it easily recognisable.

(This review was left for a previous version of this product.)
Sebastian
Great!
Well-thought, great size for a sole-bag-flight, comfortable to carry! It may not fit all airlines' cabin restrictions, but certainliy most (or if they don't look too closely). I like the stability of the bag which makes clothes stay mostly in place and therefore good for business trips as well.
I have one suggestion for improvement: An expandable pocket at the bottom. Often, we travel from Germany to warm countries with hand-luggage only and wear sports shoes and a jacket on the flight. Once there (wearing flip-flops and a t-shirt), I'd like to stow them in the backpack, but there is no room. The expandable pocket would put things right.

(This review was left for a previous version of this product.)
Stijn
Different weight
Just received mine! Feels like Christmas! :D
Bought this 3rd bag to ensure myself (again) with quality, and just by looking at it, I know it will not let me down.
But I also shop in ounces/grams... and when I saw "Weight : 1.09 kg" in the description, I was stoked! Now, when I see 1,387 kg on my scale, I'm shocked.
That's 27% off... !
I've even looked for objects in every pocket, 5 times over.
So, I'm not so happy anymore. And I will contact Osprey for this.But I'm still convinced it will prove it's value on the next trip.

(This review was left for a previous version of this product.)
Edward
Really Ideal for Travelling
I used this backpack for a month trip to Peru and was not disappointed. I kept being surprised with how the sides keep stretching and everything kept fitting without any problems! Every time, the zips would just close like it's empty! Zips open all the way round so easy to access stuff. Had no problems using it as carry on luggage on British Airways either. Liked the front compartment where you can put all your biros and papers and other small bits and pieces. Great colour and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a travel bag. The only problem I had was when I went to use the back straps in the airport and realised they're not connected. Though it's pretty obvious how to connect them, I would include a small paper with quick instructions on how to do this :)

(This review was left for a previous version of this product.)
Sylvia
Pretty much perfect
I bought this bag for a month long backpacking trip in Indonesia and I absolutely loved it.
It comfortably held all of my stuff and there was even a little space for most of the clothes and gifts that I picked up along the way.
Being able to tuck the straps away is such a comfort, when having to check your bag at the airport.
My only little moan and what would make this bag a 5 star in my opinion is that the hip and shoulder straps do not provide enough support and padding. It's fine if you're only walking short distances, but if the backpack is full, it gets quite uncomfortable about 25 mins or so.

(This review was left for a previous version of this product.)
  • Kompatibel med Daylite och Daylite Plus
  • Två sidfickor med vertikala dragkedjor
  • Framficka för organisation
  • Bärhandtag
  • Vadderad ficka med dragkedja för laptop eller surfplatta
  • Panelacess till huvudfacket med låsbara dragkedjor
  • StraightJacket™ kompressionssystem med sidoväggar
  • Bärremmar och höftbälte kan gömmas bakom en dragkedja
  • Dragkedjeöppning på ryggsäckens topp

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Sam
Impeccable
I have done a lot of research before purchasing my new rucksack. I had decided to go for The Osprey Porter 46, and I am really glad I did. The humongous space, the sexy look, the sleek exterior suface, the almighty warrancy, the rugged build-up, the comfortable straps. One word : AMAZING.
forestgirl
Noice
The best plus for this is you can take this bag on as a carry on item on a plane, which is a big part of the reason I bought it. It also opens like a suitcase, so you can access all your stuff easily without having to top load like most rucksacks. It seems to be fairly tardis like and the tighten straps work well. Its good quality and will last a good long while. I really love the separate laptop pouch at the back, its very handy and padded. I also love the fact that you can tuck the straps away and carry it like a suitcase..the addition of wheels would be perfect.
The major drawback to me is that it is very uncomfortable to carry, it's like its top heavy and theres no way I could trek with it. At 10kg filled, it shouldnt have been too heavy, but somehow the weight distribution across your back is just wrong. I am very disappointed by this as I think I will revert to my hiking rucksack (36l) as its so much easier to walk with.
Auri
Almost perfect...
I purchased this awesome bag (Osprey Porter 46) for travelling with a carry-on luggage and it was perfect:
There is a lot of space (I travelled for a month and it was more than enough still things the I didn't use during my stay...), the pockets are very well organised, and the compression straps are very appreciated to maintain all your stuffs inside and protected. I also loved the PC compartment in the back (more safe), and the washbag compartment also, very easy to reach (without opening all the bag in front of people).
The only thing is that, the bag is not very comfortable to carry, after 20mn waiting with 10-12kgs on my back, I started having back pain... So if you could improve something , it would be this part, the comfort of the backpack.

Thanks,

Auri from France (Guadeloupe)
Patrick
Can be improved to be perfect!
I started my backpacking adventures in South East Asia with an Osprey Aether 60 AG. Being a gear junkie in almost every way possible, I wanted the best bag there is. So, I did a little too much of research and found the Aether 60 AG being highly praised for its carrying harness. Of course, that was the bag that had to make its way into my life.

A few weeks into my travels I started questioning my purchase as it was clearly a very good hiking backpack, but I was just sitting in the corner of my room for 95% of the time when I was out exploring. The Osprey Daylite Plus on the contrary, almost never left my side. Also, the Aether 60 was kind of big and compared to other travellers I just felt like carrying a Dubaian skyscraper on my bag. And honestly, did I really need that much stuff in the tropics?
So, I started paying attention to what kind of bags other people took as their trustworthy companion on their soul-searching quest in life. Varying from 70L+ tiny houses on their backs, to really small bags that made me wonder if there was any black magic used.

I guess it's all part of a learning curve. And just like almost every kid going to secondary school, I started of with a bag that was far too big for the occasion, only to end up sizing down to the essentials with a cooler looking bag. The plus side of doing this while backpacking, is that you can save up a lot of money not having to pay for checked bagage!


Two months into my traveling, I met two great guys from California on Bali (of course) that I ended up travelling with for a few weeks. One of them, clearly being a newbie in travelling (like me), had a roller suitcase with him, the size of a shipping container. The other one though, was only carrying one small bag that seemed to be the equivalent of a swiss pocket knife in terms of convenience. Whereas we were always struggling to fit our bag into the trunk of a car, on a bus or waiting in the ‘big-bag-goes-here’ que on a ferry, he just slipped passed everybody with that small turtle shaped bag of his.
After a few days of envy and looking at his bag like Sméagol in Lord of the Rings (that preciousssssssssssszzz), I asked him about it. He promptly replied: “Oh, yeah, it’s great! Did tons of research, never another bag again! One bag travelling it is for me.”

It happened to be the Osprey Porter 46.

After that moment of enlightenment, it didn’t take long before I owned one. I searched for an Osprey dealer, bought the bag on Bali and shipped the Aether 60 back home with a ton of stuff I hadn’t used since I left the Netherlands. As the Aether is a top-loading backpack, I did had to take my unused stuff in and out of it every time I switched hostel or needed to find something in my bag. That obviously annoyed me.
Unfortunately, the Osprey dealer in Seminyak only had the Castle Grey version. That one is more like dark khaki/greenish, than Grey. I’d prefer the Black one. Maybe someday :-)

Having the Porter 46 was great! I could almost not believe that the airline check-in personnel was letting me take it as a carry-on every time. It felt like I had a special cheat code. One thing you have to be aware about is the weight. It fits a ton of stuff, but most of the times you can only (officially) take 7, 8 of 10kg’s with you. It is very easy to overload the bag up to 12kg’s. They might let you off the hook most of the time, but you probably will bump into somebody that exercises the airline rulebook like a German …. (no Patrick, do not make this joke!!!)

Suggestions for improvement or new product:

Even though I am a fan, this bag is not perfect. At least, for me. My needs for a backpack are as follows:

- Being able to take it as a carry-on (or close enough to the airline restrictions)
- Front loading
- A great ventilated and supported carrying harness with hip belts
- A lot of loops, straps and daisy chains to attach stuff to it while being on the move
- An outside good water bottle on the side (not like the Farpoint 40 on the front that hinders the compression straps)
- A well-padded notebook section that is separate from the main compartment and that is situated against the spinal column (not on the front as with the Farpoint 40).

It’s the carrying harness, the options to attach stuff to it on the outside and the lack of water bottle holder that keep the Porter 46 from being perfect for me. And I know that I am not alone. Walking for a longer time (+1 hours) with the Porter 46 can be painful and tiring. The shoulder straps are just not that good. Plus, I sweat like an ox because the back is not ventilated.
I just want something that packs easily, I can throw in the back of a car, stroll through town with and take relatively comfortable on my back for a multiple day trekking adventure. A do-it-all carry-on bag.

I know the Porter 46 is not meant as a hiking bag, but a lot of people do use it as such because it is a great bag that you can take as a carry-on and packs very easily. So, there is a spot in the Osprey product section reserved for a Porter-like bag that can double more as a hiking bag. Especially now that they have the Transporter Carry-On 44. I definitely could do without the stow-away option of the shoulder straps and hip belt. Honestly, I never use it. It might be good to think of a way to prevent the straps from dangling too much when put on a conveyor belt, but for me it is not a necessity to stow them away completely. Same goes for the option to carry it as a duffle bag.

Recently Osprey released the Farpoint trek 55, which looks like a nice bag that comes close to my needs. But, it exceeds the airline carry-on restrictions just a bit too much and it lacks a separate well-padded laptop section that is located near the spinal column.

All the best

Patrick
The Netherlands
Florian
Unendlich viel Platz
Dieser Rucksack ist Ideal für jene die nur mit Rucksack verreisen aber nicht Fliegen.(der Rucksack ist um ein paar cm zu Groß)
Ich reise meist mit 17-20 kg Elektronik (Laptop, Tablets, Kabel.....)
Wenn man Packingcubes etc. verwendet bekomme ich zusätzlich noch Wäsche für eine Woche+Regenjacke+Pullover+Jean hinein und habe immer noch Platz.

Sehr positiv finde ich , dass sich in der neuesten Version das Laptopfach am Rückenteil befindet und so der schwerste Teil am Rücken befindet.

Die Gurte sind fast so gut, wie beim Farpoint 40 und sobald man die richtige Einstellung gefunden hat wirkt der Rucksack trotz 20 kg erstaunlich leicht.
Ebenfalls sehr positiv ist, dass man den Rucksack wenn man ihn wegräumt, dank der Kompressionsflügel reltaiv klein zusammenfalten kann.

Fazit: Ideal für jeden der nur mit Rucksack verreist aber nicht fliegt und viel Platz benötigt.

Lisey
Cleverer Reisebegleiter
Sehr gute und clevere pack Möglichkeiten. Der Rucksack als solches könnte noch etwas bequemer sein,.
Fredrik
Great travel backpack
Its a perfect travelbackpack when you need your PC and it's also compressible so you can bring it as a daypack. The straps could be a bit bigger and a better material as a filled bag can make you a bit sore after carrying it for a while.
BenB
Great travelling Backpack
I travel a lot both for work and pleasure. I recently travelled around Guatemala for 10 days and this bag was perfect. It held everything i needed for the time and could have fit more things in. Very clever and efficient use of space and different pockets/areas are quickly accessible. Also fits easily into overhead baggage in planes. Fantastic product allround and I can see myself using this for any trip up to a couple of weeks. Only addition i'd like to see would be a pocket/space for holding a water bottle but apart from that - BRILLIANT!!
Mikael Enoksson
Perfekt för stadsturer med flyg och tåg/buss
Många olika fack, verkar vara av hög kvalité med perfekt utrymme för en månad på luffen till olika städer.
Evan
Tres bon sac.
Très satisfait de mon achat.
Sac robuste, les différentes poches permettent de bien organiser son sac.
Lorsqu'on le porte sur le dos, la charge est bien repartit, ce qui permet un transport agréable
Je le recommande vivement.
Ols
Best backback in the universe for a frequent traveller
I have traveled over 40 countries with this backpack and can easily say that it is the best thing ever made for a traveler. Very comfortable to use, walk and travel with (used it as carry-on on several airlines, including cheap ones: Ryanair, Wizzair or AirAsia, never had any issues). It is not a hiking bag but still - for most trips it will serve its purpose. After 3 years of heavy use (1.5 years traveled non-stop) the only thing that shows its not a brand-new products are a few hard to wash sunscreen dots - rest is in amazing shape.
Giannis
A great product for travelling without paying extra luggage!
Amazing product, I loved it from first sight. It has so many practical things. The only thing that can be improved is the position of the laptop as it's at the back and this can give extra weight and harm the laptop.
Bridgers
Great Overnight weekender bag!
Packs well when you combine with the travel cubes. Laptop, cable, books the lot! Got a lot in and wasn’t too bulky when carrying. Will be using as a carry on to flights too, adding to its versatility. Can’t rate this bag highly enough. Get what you pay for!
AK
Very Happy
great carry on size pack. well organized into compartments which make getting through airport security a breeze. very happy with this purchase
Johannes
Maybe the best packpack ever
The backpack is exactly what I needed. It is a large enough pack to fit in cloths and gear for a few days and still has an easy way to reach a the notebook compartment. Also the various pockets make traveling an organized experience. Not sure if I would use the pack for hiking trips though.
itchy feet
very good
Spacious, comfy. Would be nice if had a top handle.
Kirstoid
If...
If this had wheels it would be the perfect bag
Ferry
Porter 46 - my new favorite colleague
I have a Osprey Nebula 34 which i use for my work. As Project engineer building management sytems i travel arround the Netherlands and Belgium and have to carry a huge laptop with supplies around in construction sites and existing buildings (office, residential, industrial, datacenters, ...)
The Nebula fitst my 17"wide laptop perfectly, also all the suply's, notepad etc. But.. sometimes i need to take some more and that never fits.

The porter 46 fits my 17" laptop (even a little bigger i think) all the stuf i'm carrying around.
What fits in it:
- 17"wide laptop (mobile workstation)
- the huge power supply of this laptop
- 2x ultralight stretch sack 3l (with cables and electronics for the job)
- 1x ultralight stretch sack 1l (with a small networkswitch and wifi router)
- hardcover A5 notebook
- A4 scratchpad
- pencil case
- small pack screwrivers
- Waterbottle
- lunchpack
- documents

It is a litlle big for everyday use, but really comfortable.

And: Ordered on Wednesday, delivered on Thursday in the Netherlands. GREAT!

And i think i can add my little girl in the bag also.
Misujr
Awesome travel backpack
I have used many osprey products but this one is just the next level. It is easier to carry and pack compared to a Farpoint/Fairview 40, it fits nicely in the european lowcost carry-on baggage allowance ( check with your carrier as with some of them you need to pay a small fee for a anything bigger than 20L) .
I have fitted in it :
- 1 x 15'6'' laptop
- 1 x 13'' laptop
- 1 x a 10l packing cube of electronics
- 1 x 20l packing cube of clothes
- Documents
- toiletry bag
And a few misc items. It is just the bag you need for a weekend long trip or even longer.
Take this with a pinch of salt as I don't carry fancy but practical clothes with me. This bag was packed for winter travel in europe so if you plan to travel to SE Asia, it will be able to take even more.
Magdalena
Very comfortable, fits a lot of stuff, no issues with exceeding carry on baggage dimensions
Very comfortable, fits a lot of stuff, no issues with exceeding carry on baggage dimensions. Had it during my 2 weeks long trip in Japan, was perfect. I especially like the extra place for laptop which is something really important for me as a digital nomad
CARDET Catherine
Excellent produit
Très bon produit, pratique et fonctionnel.
Excellent site.
Je recommande.
Magnus
Frakt til Norge
Har ikke testet sekken, men kvalitetene ser meget bra ut.
Vil minne norske forbrukere om at det vil tilkomme moms og håndteringsgebyr fra UPS på kjøp da varene sendes fra Tyskland og Norge er utenfor EU.
E
5 starts
Absolutely perfect for taking as cabin luggage on flights! Fits loads and has lots of compartments for organisation. Love it!
Thibault
Perfect backpack fitting most airlines cabin dimensions
I bought this backpack, because I needed something that would fit cabin dimensions for most airlines, and it does.
If you pack your backpack properly (hard things at the bottom and middle, and soft things in the end), this backpack can be very efficiently compressed and will more than fit the cabin dimensions.

It's also quite comfortable to carry, so it's pretty easy to walk with it for a while.

(This review was left for a previous version of this product.)
Say Hi Market
Really good backpack for weekenders
Really good quality and lightweight backpack. Its 46 litter capacity make it one of the bests choices out there for a 2-5 days trip.

It is very hard to find a fully openable backpack with a laptop compartment. Trust me, I have been looking for something like this for a year and a finally found it!

The only downside of the backpack (and Osprey in general) is the design. In terms of use the are one of the bests, but when it comes to aesthetics I can't say the same: To many Osprey logos everywhere. This simple fact makes their products to look cheap and low quality (and they are not).

**NOTE: I was so pleased with Osprey service and quality that I bought another backpack for commute.

(This review was left for a previous version of this product.)
Rohit
Best backpack ever
This is the best backpack, I have ever used. Being an engineer, I appreciate great technology behind any product & Osprey definitely beats the other company with their innovation behind this master piece.
It was a great time fooling many airlines with their weight & size restriction of cabin luggage with the Porter 46.
I only wished if there was a service centre in India, in case something goes wrong with the product.

(This review was left for a previous version of this product.)
Carla
Great backpack!
I already knew that Osprey makes great backpacks, so I decided to get this one not only because it's a Osprey, but also because of its features.
I was just a bit afraid that I would not be able to carry it as a carry-on luggage, but I never had any problems with it. Always carry it as a cabin bag.
I bought it for a world trip, and haven't had any issues so far. Actually, I couldn't be happier with a backpack. It fits a lot of stuff! Totally recommend it!

(This review was left for a previous version of this product.)
Jane
Great bag for ultralight travel
I compared many different backpacks before I bought this one. What made me get this one in the end were the following factors:
1. Weight - just over 1 kilo is great if you want to travel carry-on only and need to be economical not just about what you take but also what you carry it in.
2. Stowable harness - important if bag is to heavy after all and needs to be checked in at the airport.
3. Lockable zippers - I can lock all zippers with just one small padlock.
4. Hip belt - many other carry-on backpacks do not have one at all.
5. Laptop/tablet sleeve and front organisational panel - I like the idea of being organized.
6. Top pocket for easy access to toiletries bag.
7. Fairly solid side walls - the backpack does not collapse in on itself when packing.
8. Compresses really well.

I have used this backpack as my sole bag on several trips now (three weeks in Southeast Asia, two weeks in Italy, several other short trips in Europe) and I'm still really happy with it. There is only one thing I would change about it: the hipbelt. It's too small and doesn't really help distribute weight from the shoulders to the hips. If the Porter 46 had the hipbelt of the Farpoint 40 it would be perfect. I thought about getting the Farpoint 40 instead because of the hipbelt issue but overall I like the design of the Porter 46 so much better that I will stick with it for now. Though if Osprey ever updates it with an improved hipbelt I will buy one immediately.

(This review was left for a previous version of this product.)
Tobias
It fits airline carry on restrictions...
... if you don't book the cheapest of the cheapest more restricted luggage guidelines like Easyjet or Ryanair and don't make the thing look like a it's way too big on first sight. All other airlines are perfectly fine with it, even AA and United. Had no problems with it on Lufthansa and BA/DBA recently.

(4 stars because it could be a bit more comfortable and that size of bag with wheels would be amazing.)

(This review was left for a previous version of this product.)
Graeme
Excellent all-rounder
Just took this for three weeks travel in Asia and it fitted the bill perfectly. The side-guards make it sturdy enough to stand up to the rigours of manhandling for buses and in airports, and the straps, which are easy to tuck away out of sight, are also comfortable enough to make it a comfortable backpack. And you don't have to fill it, as the straps tie it down to a good compact shape. Would definitely recommend to anyone off for a few weeks of travel. Great colour too (Nitro Green) - makes it easily recognisable.

(This review was left for a previous version of this product.)
Sebastian
Great!
Well-thought, great size for a sole-bag-flight, comfortable to carry! It may not fit all airlines' cabin restrictions, but certainliy most (or if they don't look too closely). I like the stability of the bag which makes clothes stay mostly in place and therefore good for business trips as well.
I have one suggestion for improvement: An expandable pocket at the bottom. Often, we travel from Germany to warm countries with hand-luggage only and wear sports shoes and a jacket on the flight. Once there (wearing flip-flops and a t-shirt), I'd like to stow them in the backpack, but there is no room. The expandable pocket would put things right.

(This review was left for a previous version of this product.)
Stijn
Different weight
Just received mine! Feels like Christmas! :D
Bought this 3rd bag to ensure myself (again) with quality, and just by looking at it, I know it will not let me down.
But I also shop in ounces/grams... and when I saw "Weight : 1.09 kg" in the description, I was stoked! Now, when I see 1,387 kg on my scale, I'm shocked.
That's 27% off... !
I've even looked for objects in every pocket, 5 times over.
So, I'm not so happy anymore. And I will contact Osprey for this.But I'm still convinced it will prove it's value on the next trip.

(This review was left for a previous version of this product.)
Edward
Really Ideal for Travelling
I used this backpack for a month trip to Peru and was not disappointed. I kept being surprised with how the sides keep stretching and everything kept fitting without any problems! Every time, the zips would just close like it's empty! Zips open all the way round so easy to access stuff. Had no problems using it as carry on luggage on British Airways either. Liked the front compartment where you can put all your biros and papers and other small bits and pieces. Great colour and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a travel bag. The only problem I had was when I went to use the back straps in the airport and realised they're not connected. Though it's pretty obvious how to connect them, I would include a small paper with quick instructions on how to do this :)

(This review was left for a previous version of this product.)
Sylvia
Pretty much perfect
I bought this bag for a month long backpacking trip in Indonesia and I absolutely loved it.
It comfortably held all of my stuff and there was even a little space for most of the clothes and gifts that I picked up along the way.
Being able to tuck the straps away is such a comfort, when having to check your bag at the airport.
My only little moan and what would make this bag a 5 star in my opinion is that the hip and shoulder straps do not provide enough support and padding. It's fine if you're only walking short distances, but if the backpack is full, it gets quite uncomfortable about 25 mins or so.

(This review was left for a previous version of this product.)

Funktioner

  • Kompatibel med Daylite och Daylite Plus
  • Två sidfickor med vertikala dragkedjor
  • Framficka för organisation
  • Bärhandtag
  • Vadderad ficka med dragkedja för laptop eller surfplatta
  • Panelacess till huvudfacket med låsbara dragkedjor
  • StraightJacket™ kompressionssystem med sidoväggar
  • Bärremmar och höftbälte kan gömmas bakom en dragkedja
  • Dragkedjeöppning på ryggsäckens topp