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Question re: New model of Osprey Ozone 2 wheeled 42L/22"

Hello all.

I know the old version of this bag was 46 Liter. Does anyone have the new version that is now only 42 liters and has a bit different configuration? Have you traveled with it and did you like it? How was it to pack? I'm considering buying this bag because it's only a little over 4 lbs. and my current wheeled carryon is around 8.5 lbs. I'm also not sure about the T handle as I've never used that type before so I'm not sure how easy it is to maneuver. I know the Rick Steves roller is quite light, but I would really like a user opinion of the new Osprey Ozone above.

Before anyone asks, using a backpack as my carryon is not an option (per doctors orders) due to back problems. I'm allowed a small backpack as my personal item, but very small and light.

Thanks

Posted by
10055 posts

My husband uses this bag and bought it as he liked mine, although mine is the older version. I didn’t realize there was a volume difference. We both love the light weight. I have packed his bag for him on occasion and didn’t feel like the size was a compromise. We use the Eagle Creek Pack-it Specter cubes to organize.

Posted by
1017 posts

Just bought the 42L and it is amazingly light, almost a full pound less than the new Eagle Creek lookalike. The wheels are good sized and it seems straightforward in both functionality and design. It is 21.5 inches tall, so if they are measuring for that 22 inch restriction, you are good to go. Haven't traveled with it yet. but I understand it has about 500 cubic inches more capacity than my Tom Bihn TriStar. The T handle would not have been my choice but it seems sturdy enough.

Posted by
7605 posts

There are so many roller bags I am interested in — UNTIL I see that they have a T handle. To me that looks like it would be really uncomfortable.

So I too am interested to hear of responses from folks who have the T handle bags.

Posted by
12 posts

For those who have traveled with it. When fully loaded, does it stand up without falling over and how is the T handle for walking long distances?

Looking forward to more opinions from users so please keep them coming.

Posted by
10055 posts

I have a T handle and never give it a second thought. I walk up to 30 minutes with it between station and lodging. You do have to take care to pack it in such a way that weight is well distributed. Nothing heavy in front on the top as it is standing, but I find that true with any soft-sided luggage. It was certainly true with my old Rick Steves case.

Posted by
136 posts

I have Osprey Ozone 18 inches, it's an older bag without a dedicated spot for a computer that newer bags have. It holds 36-38 liters, I believe. I've been traveling with it since 2013; lately I've been going twice a year, so this bag was with me on many trips and it's been on multiple planes, trains, and pulled over cobblestones. No, it doesn't tip over when packed, wheels are amazing, zippers are really good- nothing broke yet despite me overpacking sometimes. It's like new but that's because I only checked it once.
Handle is nice, however I don't like that a tote can't be slipped onto it. It's a 2 wheelie, but this is why it's so light.

Posted by
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I forgot to add that it rolls well and I usually walk to my lodging, handle is comfortable enough. However, to pull the bag behind you is not as comfortable as rolling a 4 wheel bag next to you. But, again that's why this bag is so light.