Like all Osprey bags, the Shuttle always seems to have just a little bit more room exactly when and where I need it, and the 22”/40L is still small enough to pass muster as a carry-on, foiling airline agents who’d love to charge me the checked bag fee.
The Meridian is a hybrid of wheeled luggage and a backpack, easily pulled behind you by its retractable ergonomic handle. The bag has extra-large polyurethane wheels designed with a high clearance, so the wheels won’t annoyingly get stuck on curbs.
Once you’ve pulled the Meridian bag through an airport or hotel lobby and prefer to wear it on your back, it conveniently converts into the kind of backpack that Opsrey is famous for by simply unzipping the padded shoulder straps and hipbelt that are tucked away in the back of the pack.
In a blog posting about planning their trip to Patagonia, this blogger said the Aether 60 is the “only big pack you’ll need”. To see more, click here.