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Rolling Backpacks: For the Lightest, Most Comfortable One-Bag Travel

Your Backpack Tester Mose Hayward Minimalist-ish Vagabond A carry-on backpack that rolls? This, for minimalist travel, is the sweet spot. I’ve traveled constantly with one small rolling backpack or another for the past decade. I have also been updating this article for nearly as long, every time I’ve tried a different wheeled backpack. My favorites […]

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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This article is a bit out of date!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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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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The Essential Travel Trade-Off: Less Luggage = More & Greater Adventures

Sure, it’s nice to have the variety of outfits, the gear for getting a perfect Instagram shot, familiar-brand cosmetics, a range of screens to read and watch, souvenirs collected along the way, and everything else to make travel feel like more home. But the more you carry, the heavier and larger your bag — and

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Wheeled Backpacks for Girls: Cute Designs that Will Roll Through the School Year

Your Backpack Guide Mose Hayward Prefers Wheels What are the cutest, funnest backpacks for girls with the convenience of wheels? We’ve put together photos of the designs along with our thoughts on what are the most durable and useful options for elementary, middle and high school use. There are cute options that are also quite

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