It’s luggage, it’s a backpack, and it does a better-than-fair job at both.
That’s the quick take on the Osprey Meridian 28-inch luggage system that includes a detachable daypack and a smartly designed soft-sided suitcase that converts from wheeled luggage to back-pack.
I’d been in the market for something to replace the old soft-sided suitcase that didn’t survive my last trip to the Caribbean almost two years ago for some time when I stumbled across the Osprey Meridian system. I hadn’t been satisfied with the standard case simply because it was just, well, a suitcase. I’m a sucker for multipurpose equipment that still manages to remain reasonably simple, so I was quite interested in the Meridian.