Ozone 22 – Page 2 – Osprey Packs Press
Poco AG Safety Notice
Women’s Adventure – Featuring Ozone 22 – November 2012

Tag Archives: Ozone 22

MensJournal.com – Featuring Ozone 22 – November 2012

November 1, 2012

The Better Carry-On Bag

When it comes to judging luggage, New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey is a natural. The best knuckleballer in the game spends more than 115 days a year on the road, “living out of some kind of suitcase,” he says – dragging his bag from car to stadium to shuttle bus to plane. So he thinks about luggage. A lot. “I’ve become obsessed with gear that makes my life a little more organized,” says the pitcher. “It’s like an ongoing rebellion against the chaos that traveling creates.” We asked Dickey to test out a few carry-ons for us on the road. Click on the gallery below to see what he thought of each one.

Osprey Ozone 22

Osprey used lessons and materials from its hardcore backpacking line to create the lightest fully-featured carry-on on the market, at a scant four pounds. “I was skeptical, but the one-bar, one-handed design works,” says Dickey. “It’s more like a rolling duffel and could use more compartments. This one’s best for quick trips.”

Read Full Post
Download PDF

ShermansTravel.com – Featuring Ozone 22” – October 19, 2012

October 19, 2012

I hate rolling luggage. I understand that millions of people swear by it. I get that some people don’t want to lift and carry heavy bags when traveling. But I’ve also waited impatiently as people with no spacial relations attempt to shove their over-sized wheelie bags into cramped overhead compartments. I’ve also had my ankles clipped by people toting their bags behind them as they race through airports. Ultimately, I’ve always preferred to throw a bag over my shoulder, thus avoiding becoming a human tractor-trailer. However, I was willing to keep an open mind and see if I could be convinced that maybe not all rolling luggage is cumbersome, clumsy, and contradictory to the way that I prefer to travel (while obviously maintaining my prejudices).

The Osprey Ozone might just be the piece of luggage that sways me. I tried out the 22″ model (small enough to carry on) and was pretty astounded by one thing immediately. It’s light. Four pounds and seven ounces light. Rolling behind me, it was barely noticeable even when packed full with a weekend’s worth of clothing and electronics. If you’re one of those people who struggles to lift her luggage off the ground let alone to the height of the overhead compartment, you’ll appreciate just how light this bag is.

However, I still felt a bit of shame rolling my bag around. That’s why I appreciated the handles on the Ozone’s sides. I could retract the main handle, pick up the bag like a duffel, and toss it into the trunk of the car or place it on the couch to unpack. Additionally, other duffel-life qualities such as compression straps for minimizing the bag’s size and a soft nylon exterior make this feel less like a piece of traditional luggage and more like a modern wheelie/weekender hybrid.

Read Full Post
Download PDF

EllenBarone.com – Featuring Ozone 22” – October 17, 2012

October 17, 2012

It’s not often I mistake a suitcase for shoes. But at only 4-pounds, 7-ounces the über-light Ozone 22-inch rollaboard had me fooled.

At a glance, the delivery box waiting for me on the front porch looked to be about the right size for the new Osprey Packs carry-on I’d ordered for an upcoming trip to Europe. But once I picked up the box, I quickly changed my mind: guessing instead that it contained the new pair of hiking boots I was also expecting. Wrong.

t’s tough to find a wheeled carry-on to fit clothes and shoes enough for extended travel that’s lightweight enough to schelp up staircases and into overhead compartments. But Osprey Packs’ Ozone 22”, one of the lightest fully featured rolling luggage on the market, looked up to the job.

Read Full Post
Download PDF

NationalGeographic.com – Featuring Ozone 22 – October 2012

October 10, 2012

Whether you’re checking a bag or stuffing it into an overhead compartment, every ounce counts. And most 22-inch rolling bags—the standard compatible with overheads—weigh seven pounds or more. But Osprey’s Ozone 22 tips the scales at slightly more than half that: four pounds, seven ounces. It feels like helium by comparison. But there’s still plenty of organization, with zippered pockets on the front outside and a rear panel perfect for stashing an iPad. And while the styling isn’t exactly inspired, that’s not such a bad thing. Why call attention to a bag so easily carried away?

Read Full Post
Download PDF

VeloSpeak.com – Featuring Ozone 22” – October 4, 2012

October 4, 2012

The Ozone 22″ is one of four bags in the new Ozone line released by Osprey. The line is based on an ultralight travel system, and the 22″ is the maximum legal carry-on size. This is the bag I’ve been using, and light it is. It weighs in at 4 lbs 7 oz which makes for a very light bag. Despite its weight, the bag has incredibly solid construction. It has a strong aluminum frame, a retractable handle, and large polyurethane wheels with sealed bearings. Loading the bag is quite easy due to the large main compartment opening. There are additional pockets as well, my favorite being the one on the back designed to accommodate magazines bought at the airport. It’s a really useful and well thought out design feature. The exterior compression straps allow smaller loads to be cinched up keeping the shape of the bag intact. Osprey makes solid bags, and the Ozone is no exception. This is a great travel bag, and it’s light weight should help avoid check in for carry-ons over a certain weight.

Read Full Post
Download PDF

WomensMovement.com – Featuring Ozone 22” – October 1, 2012

October 1, 2012

There is nothing sexy about buying a new piece of luggage. With the possible exception of the new ultralight Ozone 22-inch roller bag ($229) from Osprey Packs, a technical backpack maker based in Cortez, Colorado that debuted its aluminum-framed, 210-denier nylon Ozone line last winter.

Even when we crammed 46 liters’ worth of stuff into this sleek, four-and-a-half pound bag, it was still easy to bench press into the overhead bin. Despite the minimalist design, Osprey didn’t skimp on user-friendly features. We stashed sandals and flats into each of the exterior pockets, liquids into the top pocket, and laundry in the internal mesh pocket.

The chassis is sturdy, and the wheels roll well across both slippery airport floors and dirt roads. (Yes, we tried it.) Unlike other flop-over bags we tested, the thing stands up on its own (thanks to a built-in foot bar), and—praise the powers that be—it comes in bright green and light grey so you can spot the damn thing at the baggage claim.

Read Full Post
Download PDF

Adventure.NationalGeographic.com – Featuring Ozone 22” – October 2012

October 1, 2012

Must-Have Gear: Fall/Winter

Lighter, tougher, and smarter—that’s what characterizes this season’s best equipment. Whether it’s an improvement on nature (such as water-resistant down) or more sophisticated use of electronics (such as a headlamp that anticipates your needs), these 24 items are better attuned to keeping you fresher, safer, and happier in the outdoors.

Whether you’re checking a bag or stuffing it into an overhead compartment, every ounce counts. And most 22-inch rolling bags—the standard compatible with overheads—weigh seven pounds or more. But Osprey’s Ozone 22 tips the scales at slightly more than half that: four pounds, seven ounces. It feels like helium by comparison. But there’s still plenty of organization, with zippered pockets on the front outside and a rear panel perfect for stashing an iPad. And while the styling isn’t exactly inspired, that’s not such a bad thing. Why call attention to a bag so easily carried away?

Read Full Post
Download PDF

WomensMovement.com – Featuring Ozone 22 – October 1, 2012

October 1, 2012

There is nothing sexy about buying a new piece of luggage. With the possible exception of the new ultralight Ozone 22-inch roller bag ($229) from Osprey Packs, a technical backpack maker based in Cortez, Colorado that debuted its aluminum-framed, 210-denier nylon Ozone line last winter.

Even when we crammed 46 liters’ worth of stuff into this sleek, four-and-a-half pound bag, it was still easy to bench press into the overhead bin. Despite the minimalist design, Osprey didn’t skimp on user-friendly features. We stashed sandals and flats into each of the exterior pockets, liquids into the top pocket, and laundry in the internal mesh pocket.

Read Full Post

Download PDF