As a traveller, I have always loved to travel around with a backpack. Nothing makes you feel more free and alive than the lifestyle of a backpacker. But, lately I have started to go for a suitcase instead of a backpack (shame on me – someone got lazy!). That works perfectly fine, until you hit a dirt road or a cobblestone road, and your wheels get broken… So why not just have it both in one piece of luggage?
A few months ago I was lucky to receive exactly what I needed from Osprey. Osprey is one of the biggest backpack distributors in Europe, providing a wide range of innovative backpacks and bags. As mentioned, I have been struggling with choosing between a backpack and a suitcase (because of the wheels and my laziness) – so the Meridian backpack seemed like the perfect fit.
Meridian is basically a backpack with wheels. I have the big one (75L), and it’s the perfect size that works either I am travelling for two weeks or two months (they also have a smaller one on 60L).
In addition, there is a small “Daypack” attached to the big backpack. The removable backpack is 16L and perfect to use as cabin luggage on a flight or to walk around when exploring a new destination. The Daypack is also ventilated, which makes it a good choice for a small hike and other kinds of day trips, and it have a room for computer and a room for other small gadgets you may bring on your travels.
I brought my new Osprey to Mexico this Christmas, and I loved it. I was surprised by the high quality of the wheels. The wheels are much bigger than on ordinary suitcases, so walking around with it was a dream! I did not miss my regular backpack or my (big, pink) suitcase for one second. When I am going to Sri Lanka next week, there is no doubt that the Osprey Meridian is coming with me!
For whatever you need one for, there are backpacks out there for you. Those going hiking, on expeditions or hunting trips may want to consider options from Outdoor Empire’s list of best hunting packs.
Osprey has several other backpacks with different solutions, sizes and colors – check out which one that is perfect for you here!
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