Traveling light when it comes to needing a jet-liner to get around isn’t just nice these days, it’s strategic. Not only will a carry-on help you avoid baggage fees, but a tough, well-designed carry-on will protect your stuff from all the other carry-ons people try to shove into the overhead.
And Osprey likely has a bag for you.
Planning a weekend getaway? Then the company’s line of Ozone Ultra-Light luggage is something to consider. These heavy duty, wheeled bags obviously were influenced by the company’s backpacks: There are ample pockets for stowing big and small items, a mix of tough ballistic and heavy duty nylon went into the bag’s construction, and a 6001 T6 aluminum frame supports it.
How big should you go?
The Ozone 22 offers 2,807 cubic inches of storage and weighs 4 pounds, 8 ounces, while the Ozone 28 offers nearly 5,000 cubic inches of space and weighs 5 pounds. There’s even an Ozone 18, which holds 2,197 cubic inches and weighs an even 4 pounds, a size great for youngsters.
While the Ozone 22 (MSRP $229) is perfect for two or three days on the road, going beyond that could be pushing things unless you will have laundry facilities. It also might be a bit small if you need to take extra shoes with you, unless you have another carry-on.