As the mood strikes, or season dictates, OCD testers gather in the ‘lab’ and assemble our favorites from a particular gear category. Long, lazy summer days are prime for adventure, so travel gear it is. These bags are suited for the large ‘adventure’ category between backpacking through the Sierras and hopping a red eye to NYC. From fishing in the Bahamas to taking the family to a dude ranch, these will get you there with what you need. We broke our favorites down into best-of categories. Pick, pack and go.
The Meridian 28 from Osprey utilizes their proprietary High-Road ™ Chassis,complete with aluminum frame, retractable handle and oversized polyurethane wheels, to make for a bomber roller bag – no gangway flats in this rig. Osprey is known for their pack suspension systems, and, not only does the 3400 cubic inch Meridian have a harness and stash-away, hip-belt system, it’s also equipped with a 1200 cubic inch, removable daypack for ultimate flexibility. The Meridian weighs in at 9 lbs 6 oz.