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ThePaddleJunkie.com – Featuring Meridian 22” – March 19, 2013

March 19, 2013

I am going cut to the chase on this one: the Meridian 22″ Convertible Wheeled Pack from Osprey Packs can be used for just about every type of trip you can think of! Whether you are going international or domestic, business or pleasure, this will serve your purpose. I took this with me on a week-long trip to Sao Paulo Brazil , and a short stint to New Orleans, both for business.

The Pros:

First, this main bag is deceptively roomy. When I first unzipped it I struggled to see how it could fit more than one set of clothes; the retractable roller handle supports seemed intrusive, and some of the external pouches fed into the main storage area. As I started filling it I could not believe how much this thing can hold! I packed 3 days’ worth of work clothes, workout clothes, dry toiletries, and my running shoes (size 14) with ease. The zippered pouch on the top of the bag held my liquid toiletries which makes it easy to pull out for airport security. Small zipper pockets inside the bag are convenient for keeping smaller items, such as chargers, out of the way.

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ThePaddleJunkie.com – Featuring Escapist 30 – March 19, 2012

March 19, 2012

A trend to create the ultimate do-anything, go-anywhere pack has been surfacing among the top manufacturers. Osprey Packs latest entry is the Escapist. We had the chance to bring it along to Hawaii for a couple of weeks and, man, do we like…

We tested the larger of the two sizes, 20 & 30 liter. From heading to the beach to hiking the trails around the 7 sacred pools in Hana, this bag had room to spare for any day outing we had. Two large top-zip compartments handle the bulk of the gear, but the base pocket came in handy more than once stashing wet stuff away and keeping the rest of the bags contents protected.

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ThePaddleJunkie.com – Featuring Sirrus 36 – May 4th, 2011

May 11, 2011

Mother’s Day Gift Guide:

This 36 liter pack is the perfect companion for your gal’s next extended day hike or overnight camp.  Osprey’s AirSpeed™ suspension will make her forget she is carrying a 20-30 pound load, all day. There are pockets everywhere on this top-loader, several large pockets for bulky items as well as a pocket on the lid, one each waist strap and even a handy pocket for her MP3 player or other essentials is built into the right harness strap.  Bred for the back-country this pack is well built and ready for years of outdoor fun.

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