The Osprey Meridian is built for active travelers who hit the trails instead of the hotel treadmill. Large, smooth-rolling wheels handle bumps easily and negotiate curbs well, while the chassis is strong, light, and rugged while sitting higher off the ground than normal to clear obstacles. The retractable handle is comfortable and locks securely.
When Osprey told us it was updating its stellar Aether and Ariel series, we worried it was fixing something that wasn’t broken. But one tester comment is all it took for us to stop fretting: “I carried the previous Aether on Denali in 2005, and, believe me, this new model handles bulkier gear and hauls even more weight, up to 60 pounds, without an ounce hanging on my shoulders.”
This smartly designed daypack carries well, protects itself from rainstorms, and makes sure you stay properly hydrated.
This daypack combines an ultracomfortable carry, a smart, hydration system that’s easy to fill and drink from, and a smattering of features that will set you up for a smooth dayhike, no matter what you carry or what weather you encounter.
With the hydration series about to hit retail, the review in Backpacker is simply perfect timing, as everyone should prepare for how Osprey is going to change how we hydrate on the trails, to read more click here.
Backpacker Magazine’s Fall/Winter 2009 Gear Guide Chose the Osprey Kode 30 as the “Backcountry Daypack”. With dividers to separate wet gear from dry gear, fleece lined pockets for goggles and insulated sleeve for a hydration hose its no wonder the tested said it was “the best backcountry ski pack i’ve used”. To see more, click here
The Osprey Exos 58 was selected by Backpacker magazine as a great choice for backpacking in a rain forest for their August 2009 issue. To see more, click here.