The Osprey Waypoint travel backpack almost carries like a backcountry backpack, with excellent features to make it comfortable to carry even when packed to the brim. Its ErgoPull hipbelt keeps the load comfortably on my hips so even when I’ve got my daypack attached. With a tough frame that keeps the backpack together, this backpack also functions like a suitcase and can be opened completely with just one zip, making it easy to pack and unpack on a daily basis. I chose this particular backpack mainly for the easy access, sturdy frame as well as its light weight (weighs 2.5kg when empty – a reason why I didn’t pick the wheeled convertible pack).
This wheeled convertible pack truly reinvents backpacking, with its ability to transform from a fully-equipped backpack to a wheeled trolley. The Osprey Meridian features a large panel zip, a daypack, retractable ergonomic handle and polyurethane wheels with sealed bearings. The main pack volume is 55L while the daypack has a capacity of 20L. I chose this bag because I like both the convenience of a trolley and the versatility of a backpack and the Meridian combines the best of both worlds.