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Minimalist Packing: I’ve Been Traveling Nearly Constantly for Two Decades—Here’s What I Learned Is Worth Carrying, and Not Carrying

Your Travel Guide Mose Hayward Minimalist-ish After years of wandering from country to country with just a carry-on, I’ve learned to minimize. That’s not surprising; travelling light becomes an art for any experienced traveller. Each time I go, the load gets a little lighter as I realize what I don’t actually need. So what I’m […]

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Osprey Ozone Wheeled Series vs Osprey Ozone Convertible Rolling Bags

UPDATE: These super handy luggage pieces are discontinued (though some people still do find them on Amazon, at times, at the links below). Boo, Osprey. You can check out our reviews of the newer models of Osprey rolling travel bags here. What are the differences between the Osprey Ozone Wheeled series and the Osprey Ozone

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Osprey Ozone Convertible 22″/50L vs Eagle Creek Expanse Convertible International Carry-On

This article is a bit out of date! The Osprey Ozone Convertible is no longer available. See our recommendations for the best rolling convertible backpack carry-ons from Osprey and others, as well as this comparison of the Expanse convertible rolling backpack carry-on with other similar options from Eagle Creek. We’ve been reviewing rolling travel backpacks

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The Osprey Meridian 60 vs. Ozone Convertible 50 vs. Sojourn 45: A Careful Comparison of the Carry-On Wheeled Backpacks

Update: These three lovely pieces from Osprey are discontinued and usually no longer available (though you may sometimes still get lucky with the Amazon links below. But we have updates more on the current best rolling backpacks for travel from Osprey and others. Osprey makes three convertible carry-on-sized rolling backpacks: the Osprey Meridian 60L, Osprey

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Large (28″) Osprey Wheeled Backpacks Compared: Meridian vs. Ozone Convertible vs. Sojourn

Update 2023: These packs are mostly discontinued (though you may get lucky on a few of the links below, and even find some at a discount. Our recommendations for current model Osprey Wheeled Travel Backpacks are here. We analyzed Osprey’s three full-size convertible (backpack/wheeled combo) luggage options to uncover the key functional differences and find out which pack

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Foldable Luggage Carts vs. Wheeled Backpacks

2023 update: The specific rolling travel gear featured in this article are mostly no longer being produced; check here for our reviews of the latest rolling travel backpacks. Sometimes we need to hop our luggage up on our backs, but when we can we prefer to roll it around. So what’s better? A dedicated wheeled

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Eagle Creek Switchback International vs. Osprey Ozone Convertible 22: Wheeled Carry-On Backpacks Compared

These models are generally no longer available (though you may have some luck at the links below still, especially on Amazon). But never fear, you dear modern backpackers: We do have recommendations for the best current rolling backpacks for travel. The article below was originally published May 24, 2017 and so is now a bit

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Eagle Creek DoubleBack vs. Switchback International Carry-Ons: Which Is Better?

There are newer versions of these bags available. We cover the three newer versions of rolling carry-on backpacks from Eagle Creek in our comparison review of the Caldera International, Gear Warrior, and Expanse International. We’ve looked at every option out there for wheeled carry-on backpacks, and Eagle Creek pieces were close to the top, but not

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Key Differences: The Osprey Daylite, Daylite Plus, and Daylite Travel Daypacks — Which to Take on Your Adventure

Your Backpack Geek Mose Hayward Carries a Daylite in Daytime For years we’ve been travelling with and recommending a few key Osprey pieces. And we think it’s important to travel with a detached daypack; they serve to keep key valuables close at hand while in transit as well as to accompany us on long city

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The Differences in the Top Osprey Daypacks — And How to Choose the Perfect Smaller Pack for Daily Use

I’m obsessed with lightweight travel and have been using Osprey packs and daypacks for years. I also think they’re very much worth recommending for school, hiking, cycling, outdoor sports, shopping, carrying laptops and gear for work, and more. I’m now here with my tiny team of researchers and adventurers to help you decide which of

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