Glad the seal was finally broken on this sub-forum, as I was into outdoor gear before I got into audio. I know Marvey has a specific review coming for an Osprey bag, but I thought a general bag/carry discussion thread would be cool. Personally, I am a huge Osprey fanboy. Over the years, I have auditioned many, many bags, from many, many brands, and I always seem to come back to Osprey, mainly for their great suspensions and their killer warranty. Currently, I have 3 different sizes of backpack from them, plus a convertible carry-on (and a pack for my girlfriend). Their warranty support is unreal, as well. After 8 years of use, my original carry-on finally got a mangled handle (it must have gotten caught on something one of only few times it got checked). I asked Osprey how much it would cost to get a replacement handle, happy to pay since I loved the bag, but they said they would just replace the whole thing. I only had to pay to ship my bag to them. Super impressed. Seeing LL Bean finally change their life time guarantee due to abuse, I hope there aren't too many people abusing the Osprey policy. For a very light day pack that I use as my daily carry when traveling abroad, I really like the Daylight Plus. https://www.osprey.com/us/en/product/daylite-plus-DAYLITEPL_389.html Just a ventilated foam sheet for the back panel, so very lightweight and flexible. Downside is that you can't really load it up, but with just 20L of space, you probably wouldn't be. Just enough pockets to keep things separated, though when traveling a couple more internally would be nice. Still, when carrying just the essentials, it works well. Packs basically flat for when not in use. Something I hope they fix (and they have gotten a lot of feedback on this) for the next generation is to change the side stretch pockets. Right now they are terrible for carrying water bottles. Not enough elastic to compensate for the weird cut of the fabric. I don't mind much since I can still stuff other things into them and use the kangaroo pouch to hold a water bottle. Once I figure out how, I might add a drawstring to each pocket so they become a little more useful. *For 90% of my air travel, I use the Meridian 22. https://www.osprey.com/us/en/product/meridian-60l-22-MERIDN22_637.html Unless I need specialty gear or clothing (like a wedding or climbing a mountain), this bag has been all I needed for up to 3 weeks of travel abroad. That probably speaks more to how I travel, but it also means that this bag has seen and survived quite a bit. It has a sturdy frame and spine, but has a soft, padded surround and a soft "top." This allows it to cram a little bit more easily into overhead bins and rarely gets flagged for checking on smaller planes even though it technically measures a little too large for international limits. It has the best wheels on luggage I have ever used. Basically rollerblade wheels that have never shown even a hint of wobble and have great smoothness of motion and turning. The handles are rock solid as well, with only a tiny bit of wiggle, and have been strong enough to carry a packed duffel and frame pack while being pulled - much nicer than most entry level luggage and even a not-inexpensive Timbuk2 carry on. The zip out pack straps and waist belt have only had serious use twice, but it allowed me to comfortably carry my luggage on my back while walking around temples while waiting for my Airbnb check in time. For travel domestically, I tend to remove the straps and use the extra space that provides. This model comes with a pretty decent day pack that zips/clips onto the front, though I tend to use the aforementioned Daylight Plus since it is lighter and has better functionality. If I were to buy new luggage today, I would look at the Sojourn 22, which is basically the Meridian without the included daypack. One big caveat is that the most current model of the Meridian has for some reason gotten rid of the waistbelt. Maybe most people don't do extended carries if they opt for this model so shoulder straps or good enough, but I can't imagine carrying something that weighs as much as luggage without a waistbelt to distribute the load. I don't know how many people will even want the pack straps, so maybe the missing waistbelt doesn't matter, but I hope they bring it back before I need a new one. I also have a Kestrel 32 that I took up Mt Fuji which I love, but don't have time to review at the moment. https://www.osprey.com/us/en/product/kestrel-32-KESTREL32.html I also have an almost 15 year old hiking pack with glorious Airspeed suspension that is still kicking and best for the warmer weather hiking. I can't really remember, but I think it is a Stratos. https://www.osprey.com/us/en/product/stratos-24-STRATOS24_328.html My girlfriend used this beauty on Fuji: https://www.osprey.com/us/en/product/mira-ag-34-MIRA34_323.html I would have gotten the male version instead of the Kestrel for myself, but it was sized really weirdly for anyone that didn't have a short torso and very trim waist and hips. Fit my girlfriend nicely, though. Very nice suspension if it fits you. *And yes, after typing up all that about the carry on luggage, I realized it wasn't really relevant to the Outdoor World subforum unless you want to add 8lbs of bag and wheels to your next hiking expedition. Making the allowance for favorite travel bags as well in this thread. Anyways, please share your favorite bags!