Ever stood by the airport baggage carousel waiting for your case or bag to turn up? Of course you have – we’ve all been there. And you probably saw all sorts of baggage trundling round and round, from luxury Louis Vuitton luggage to battered backpacking rucksacks. Neither are particularly practical for adventurous travellers – especially if they happen to meet a baggage handler intent on practising his hammer throw with your luggage. Luckily, Osprey’s Transporter is built for the long haul (or the long throw). Durable and weatherproof, it offers outstanding organisation and loads of capacity whether you’re heading off on a weekend city break or a year-long world tour
The Osprey story started in California in the 1970s, with one man, a sewing machine and a vision to make the world’s best outdoor packs. Today, it’s one of the most recognisable rucksack brands, relied on by athletes like Olympian Victoria Pendleton and elite mountaineers like Himalayan record-breaker Nirmal Purja.
All of Osprey's packs share the same twin hallmarks of fit and comfort. In fact, Osprey was an early adopter of breathable mesh, ergonomic hip-belts and packs designed specifically to fit women. Breathable back panels are still a feature of all their packs, and all except their most lightweight bags come with adjustable back-lengths for a perfect fit.
And in a world where outdoor enthusiasts are increasingly conscious of our environmental impact, many Osprey packs are made from durable recycled fabrics, while all feature PFC-free water-repellent coatings.