There’s no level beating across the bush, packing the incorrect kinda bag may be simply the worst. 😄It’s not apparent initially why it’s, it simply kinda appears to sneak up on you as you journey and earlier than it fairly actually turns into a burden to hold in your travels.
Belief me, I’ve had first-hand expertise of this! I keep in mind vividly feeling happy as punch with myself after packing a backpack for a visit to Marrakesh!
“Good and light-weight!” I assumed… after which I hit the souks!
All of a sudden, I discovered myself shopping for lamps, slippers (which I nonetheless haven’t correctly worn but), teapots and even tagine dishes. I then went forward and purchased much more tagine dishes once we went to the Atlas mountains a couple of days later. (I’m but to make a single meal within the stated tagine. 😄).
By the top of the journey, my ‘handy’ and ‘lightly-packed’ backpack was so full that even skilled weightlifters would have vehemently declined to hold that bag.
All of this was ‘fantastic’ (effectively as fantastic because it could possibly be), up till the backpack ripped (only a bit on the aspect) which then ripped the zip proper open. Pissed off doesn’t even start to explain how I felt by the top of all of it.
Chucking that bag away again at house, I made a decision as soon as and for all that my journey bag was one thing I might prioritise henceforth! At this level, we have been already travelling fairly a good bit so this was not an expertise I used to be eager to have once more.
That’s the place my love of Osprey is available in! I believe it was after I met up from drinks with a pal in London that I first noticed the bag I presently journey with and determined to present it a attempt. It’s been good! I’ve been utilizing their luggage for years as they’re sturdy, gentle and constructed for travellers (for example, on our journey to Madeira and while travelling and mountaineering round Peru).
My newest discover is the Osprey Rolling Transporter and within the hopes that this helps you in your travels, listed below are the 5 fast the explanation why it’s simply the proper bag for weekend journeys! 😀
1.) It holds loads greater than you’d think about
It’s good for these lengthy weekend journeys away and suits a superb 40 litres of stuff inside (that’s about 10 Moroccan teapots, I’ve tried). 😉
My Osprey rucksack carries just below 30 litres and it’s at all times helpful to have that additional house with the Osprey Rolling Transporter for souvenirs, treats and goodies.
2.) It suits as hand baggage on most airways
One of many largest benefits of my Osprey bag is that it truly suits inside the cabin allowance for many airways.
This alone is a large win as for lots of parents (myself included) cabin baggage normally entails one thing you sling in your again or shoulder so it’s tremendous handy as you don’t must do any of that! (Plus, it does imply that I’m not spending extra cash on checking in luggage that as a substitute could possibly be spent on wine. 😉🍷).
3.) Greater wheels make it straightforward to roll on cobbled streets
The Osprey Rolling Transporter has some additional giant wheels that imply you possibly can simply roll your bag over cobbled streets, grime paths, and even up gravel roads (like we simply did within the Peak District).
Belief me after I say, this a game-changer when traipsing across the cobbled streets of Europe. These massive wheels glide over them.
I can’t let you know the variety of occasions I’ve rolled smaller wheeled suitcases over historic cobbled streets and it’s tiring. It will get to the stage the place, after the wheels getting caught within the cobbles, I simply find yourself carrying it…fortunately, no extra!
4.) It’s water-resistant
One other factor in regards to the Osprey Rolling Transporter is that it’s water-resistant. It has a shiny lining on the surface of the case that signifies that your belongings inside are saved good and dry.
This can be a lifesaver in the event you’re travelling within the winter months (and even the UK the place I at all times get caught out by the rain).
The laminated nylon design which implies the water rolls proper off the bag and away out of your MacBook, digicam or iPhone inside. It’s one much less factor to fret about when travelling from A to B.
5.) It has hid pouches
One other function that had beforehand stopped me taking rolly baggage onto planes is the dearth of pockets to seize issues out of simply. Particularly in the case of grabbing the passports for boarding or cash for a cab.
Proper on the prime of the Osprey Rolling Transporter is an nearly secret pouch that acts as a spot to scurry away all of your passport, earphones, chargers and different little ins and outs you journey with.
For me, greater than something, I simply at all times wished a bag that made our journeys simpler, with out having to emphasize about water, these pesky cobbled paths or a bag that doesn’t slot in an airline cabin (and different considerations after all) so discovering that bag that matches the invoice completely is one thing I’m greater than grateful for each time (and particularly so after I do not forget that Moroccan bag episode). 😀