Convert from wheeled luggage to backpack with the zip-away, padded shoulder straps and hipbelt
Main compartment features organizer pockets and compression straps to secure contents
Removable daypack with organizer zips and clips on and off easily
Daypack has organizer pockets and computer sleeve (fits up to a 15-inch laptop)
Three-position, curved retractable handle and side and top carry handles make toting a breeze
Shock-absorbing polyurethane wheels roll smoothly and have a high-clearance design so they won't get caught on bumps and curbs
Tension mesh vented backpanel and padded, contoured lumbar provide incredible carrying support
Constructed of abrasion-, moisture- and tear-resistant 840-denier and 1680-denier ballistic nylon for long-lasting durability
Daypack volume is 1,200 cu. in. and main bag volume is 2,500 cu. in., for a total volume of 3,700 cu. in.
Most airlines allow carry-on baggage no larger than 22 x 14 x 9 inches, with the linear measurement (length + width + height) not to exceed 45 inches. This is subject to change, so check your airline for actual size restriction.
Osprey Meridian Wheeled Convertible Pack - 22'' Specs
2 + main compartment
22 x 14 x 9 inches
19 x 10.5 x 6 inches
Gear capacity (L)
Number of exterior pockets
Removable bag dimensions
Osprey Meridian Wheeled Convertible Pack - 22''
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Rated 4.25/5 based on 24 reviews
Rated 1out of5
by rapa nuifromBroken bottom bracketAfter serious consideration and being so highly recommended[...], I thought this bag was the perfect answer to my travel needs. On the first leg of my 3 month multiple stop adventure, the bottom bracket (holds the bag upright) broke! So much for light weight, high quality, plus HIGH priced Osprey!!!!
Date published: 2008-08-05
Rated 2out of5
by MonkeygirlfromReturned after one tripI took this pack on a 10 day trip to Japan where we went all over the place by train. I had no trouble with using this pack as luggage. The wheels rolled smoothly everywhere, the pack straps were very useful in Japanese cities (where they like stairs), and I found the bag very sturdy and rugged.
My intense dislike for this luggage stems from the daypack. I'm an avid hiker and traveler and like packs that I can organize well. My intent was to get luggage with a daypack that can be used for day-hiking. I absolutely could not deal with the way everything I put into the bag just slumped down to the bottom in a jumble. There was a serious lack of organizational pockets or dividers, and the semi-rigid, curved shape of the front of the bag just funneled everything to the bottom in a pile. I also didn't like how you could only open the bag to put stuff in it by unzipping the back off the bag. Maybe it's for security but it sure limits this bag to city-only travelers. It's almost un-usable for hiking (or at least really annoying).
Also, if your main luggage is a little bit over packed, it's really hard to zip the day pack back on the front if you've packed it full as well because of the way Osprey chose to position the connecting zipper.
Since the whole point of getting this bag was the removable daypack, I returned the bag as soon as I got back from Japan and bought something else.
Date published: 2007-09-29
Rated 3out of5
by DuchyfromLike it, but not a lot of space in thereHaven't had to use the shoulder straps yet... so the loss of space to have them seems like it might not be worth it. Also: can't lay anything flat in it because of the frame to support the carrying handle. Makes my packing not quite as easy.
Date published: 2007-09-11
Rated 3out of5
by Dirt Debbiefrom40 weeks of use and . . .I seldom check my bag and who would have thought that in one of the few times that I checked the bag the foot stand would not withstand the abuse.
Date published: 2008-02-23
Rated 4out of5
by KRfromAlmost perfect for most short tripsI bought this pack primarily to use on business trips where I fly on commuter planes or use Amtrak. Both of those have stairs for accessing which was tough with separate suitcase and briefcase.
This luggage allows enough room for a couple of days of business casual clothes, and the day pack works as a computer bag.
As another reviewer said, the day pack is tough to organize, as there is only the computer sleeve and a couple of small pockets. Also when the main pack is really full (or when the day-pack's laptop sleeve is full) it is nearly impossible to zip the day pack to the main pack, so just the clips must hold it on.
It's really convenient though because once packed and connected, there is just one piece to carry through the airport or train station, and it can be backpacked up/down stairs comfortably.
Date published: 2007-10-15
Rated 4out of5
by Lindsey ClarkfromPretty goodI bought this bag specifically for a trip that involved multiple planes, trains, and buses. I thought the convertible-to-backpack feature was great! After owning the bag for a year, I have yet to use the backpack feature.
The daypack is great for business and casual urban travel, but it is NOT a backcountry pack. As evidenced by the laptop sleeve, this is more of an urban pack. A friend told me that he had to upgrade to the 28" for more than weekend trips, but I think he's a bad packer because I can squeeze in multiple pairs of shoes, multiple pairs of jeans, 10+ shirts... basically, I'm a chronic overpacker and have not had trouble packing for week-plus trips in this bag.
My only complaint is that the rivets that hold on the foot (the plastic piece on the bottom of the main bag that keeps it standing upright) have all broken off after about 5 trips. I know that this was a recent in-line update (the foot didn't exist right before I bought mine), and it seems to be a design flaw that I can fix myself with some proper hardware.
Overall, a good bag for short to medium trips.
Date published: 2008-01-20
Rated 4out of5
by HJSfromSturdy, Light and VersatileStarted a job involving extensive travel both domestic and international. Wanted a versatile carry-on bag with a zip off pack that could serve as a brief case. Had to be top quality.
I've been all over with this thing and it has been bulletproof quality. Reviewers complaining about volume must be overpackers. I used this bag on a twelve day trip to India with business and leisure attire.
Most of the time I roll it but it's great to have the backpack function when you need it. The backpack suspension is first rate (just what you'd expect from Osprey).
As many have noted the daypack is a little weak but it works well for me as I use it exclusively for laptop and files.
For short trips it would be nice to have compression straps on the main bag as my stuff tends to float around the interior.
Overall: highly recommended!
Date published: 2008-03-28
Rated 4out of5
by keewee73fromNot perfect but quite goodOverall,after 2 trips, I like this pack. It holds a lot, wheels like a dream, and with the backpack clipped in place, I can maneuver it easily. The quality is good.
Comments: some of the pros to the pack are also cons. The rear zipper on the daypack, as some have mentioned, can be aggravating. Opening the pack on your lap or in a seat, no problem... accessing it while attached to the pack- forget it esp when zipped, but even when just clipped. Good for security, bad for convenience (and yes, in the main section, all contents will end up in the bottom. Makes it a good carry-on for laptops etc.
Likewise, the zipper on the pain compartment tucks neatly into a bit of a dip on the front, not an easy zip but quite secure.
I would prefer for my own use if they had made the floor of the main compartment flat- and it seems that the suspension is way more robust than needed for the average user. Given the fact that I only use straps occasionally, I could handle a weight reduction or packing space increase. All told though, it's replaced my other bags for short trips, and I think it's got a good place in the market.
Date published: 2008-11-15
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Osprey Meridian Wheeled Convertible Pack - 22'' Customer Reviews