Osprey Ozone Series: If you’re schlepping stuff around, it’s hard to beat Osprey. We’ve been big fans of the company’s technical packs and travel luggage for years. If you’re looking to upgrade you current, old, and heavy roller, you might wan to hold out for Osprey’s new Ozone series of luggage. Osprey says that the new bags, available in sizes suitable for carry-on or checking, are the lightest rolling luggage on the market. And Osprey didn’t sacrifice features to keep the weight down—Ozone bags have plenty of organizer pockets inside and out. Available fall 2012.
Outdoor Industry Association – Osprey Helps Travelers Handle Life on the Road with New Contrail Series for Fall 2012 – January 16th, 2012
“The Contrail Series is the complete package, with great looks, incredible durability, innovative organizational features and multiple sizes for every travel need,” said Gareth Martins, marketing director of Osprey. “And with our new Handle-It system, there’s no more struggling with your luggage and carryon bag while navigating through the airport. “
The collection includes two rollers, the Contrail 22”/46L and Contrail 28”/75L, both of which include the FlightLocker™ and LaundryBag™ -removable components to keep contents organized. The Contrail collection also includes three companion bags – Contrail Day, Contrail Courier and Contrail Tote – that attach to the rollers with Osprey’s innovative new Handle-It system.
Cortez, CO – January 16, 2012 – Osprey Packs, Inc. – a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear – is expanding its rolling luggage collection for Fall 2012 with the Contrail Series. Combining the rugged build of outdoor gear with clean, cosmopolitan good looks, the Contrail Series offers the frequent traveler unparalleled performance and organization.
If you go anywhere in the world popular with backpackers, you’ll see a lot of Osprey backpacks. You’ll also see a lot of their packs on hiking trails. They’re tough, comfortable, and guaranteed for life.
A while back though a few companies realized they could sell more bags if they convinced people they could have the best of both worlds: a backpack when you need to walk long distances through rough terrain or in a crowded dirt-lot bus station, but a suitcase when you’re in airports and cities with decent sidewalks. People bought the first ones in droves, so then everyone jumped in the game.
I’ve been trying out Osprey’s Sojourn 28-inch one to see if this idea really works well in practice. Can one of these be a good backpack and a good rolling suitcase? Yes and no.
First the good points, and there are plenty of those. This bag is just shy of 8 pounds, which is not bad at all for something 28 inches long with wheels and a strong chassis. It’s a good aluminum chassis too, with a nice retractable ergonomic handle, a fiberglass base, and large polyurethane wheels with sealed bearings. It wheels like a dream, feels good in the hand, and didn’t tip over when I stuffed it full.
Outdoor Industry Association – Osprey Lightens the Load with New Ultra-Light Ozone Series for Fall 2012 – January 11th, 2012
Built on Osprey’s new HighRoad™ LT chassis, which is 20 percent lighter than the original HighRoad™ chassis, Ozone offers a full-featured package with excellent roll, rugged performance and multiple organizational features. The Ozone Series includes three sizes: 28”/80L for extended trips and gear hauling, 22”/46L for general carry-on and 18”/36L for international carry-on.
SNEWSnet.com – Osprey Lightens the Load with New Ultra-Light Ozone Series for FW12 – January 11th, 2012
Cortez, CO – January 11, 2012 – Osprey Packs, Inc. – a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear – is redefining what lightweight means in luggage. Channeling the brand’s experience in building lightweight packs and luggage, the Ozone Series roller bags, debuting in Fall 2012, are the lightest, fully featured roller bags on the market.
“As a backpack company we understand the importance of lightweight and we carry this guiding principal into our luggage design,” said Osprey founder, Mike Pfotenhauer. “With Ozone, we are building on our existing lightweight luggage assortment to deliver ultra-light design without compromising durability or features. With a minimalist but robust body and a lighter, redesigned chassis, these ultra-light rollers will set the standard for lightweight performance luggage.”