The new Ozone series by Osprey is all about convenience without clutter and efficiency without excess. It has a lightweight design and a handful of practical features that makes it perfect for the avid and active traveler in your life. Its most notable features: a backpack-style carrying harness (accessible through a removable back panel mesh cover) and a zip-off daypack.
The Osprey Ozone Convertible Series has made active traveling easier for everyone—Osprey neatly combined a wheelable, lightweight suitcase with a backpack-carry option that also has an easily detachable, zip-off daypack. The suspension system can be fully removed for trips where you won’t need to carry the pack on your back. For the suitcase, you’ll get all the regular amenities like external pockets, padded carry handles and an extendable handle, but also an adjustable harness, a padded mesh back panel and a hip belt for when you want to sport a pack. The 15-liter daypack has padded shoulder straps and is laptop compatible.
The Ozone series comes in 80 liter, 46 liter and 36 liter sizes, as well as a day pack and courier. Besides the color, right away the first thing I noticed was how extremely light-weight this piece of luggage is. It weighs in at only 4 lbs 15 oz, and still has quite a few great features. It’s easy to maneuver and has plenty of pockets to keep everything organized. The green color makes spotting your bag on the luggage carousel easy and I was really impressed at just how much this bag could hold.
Concerns: Traveling is tough on suitcases and nearly every piece of luggage I’ve owned has eventually been damaged. After the second time traveling with the Ozone it had a couple very small punctures and a small tear. I have concerns that this light-weight bag may not be able to handle the abuse. The Ozone series might be a better choice for carry-on, because you have more control over what happens to your luggage.
For a look at the pack’s features please watch the video.
2013 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Highlights
Get ready folks, Fall 13 is lookin’ good! For three days the OGTV crew charged from booth to booth, looking at the latest gear. We shared many of the highlights over on our Facebook page, but we saved some of the most interesting pieces we saw for our 2013 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Highlights. (…)
Osprey launches the Portal series. Use those tablets and iPads without taking it out of your pack. These packs are clean and simple on the outside, but on the inside they’re loaded with features. Padded protection for you laptop, organizing panels, and a scratch-free pocket for your portable device.
The Ozone is one of the lightest fully featured rolling luggage on the market, weighing in at only 4 pounds and featuring Osprey’s new HighRoad™ LT Chassis Suspension. Using Osprey’s years of experience building lightweight packs; they carefully engineered Ozone, stripping out excess material, but retaining strength, quality and organization.
• 210D nylon shadow box
• 210D nylon velocity
• HighRoad™ LT Chassis Suspension
• Ergonomic retractable handle
• 6001 aluminum frame
• Ultra durable injection molded high clearance ABS base
• Large polyurethane wheels and sealed bearings