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Thank you Mardee! I meant to link to the on sale bag but was sidetracked by the pretty new green color

I like when people post sales. Osprey has good stuff. I would like for osprey to make two smaller versions - a 20โ€ version and a 17โ€ x 14โ€ x 7โ€ (27 liter, underseat) version. Years ago - Eagle Creek had a similar bag called something like load-out, flat bed.

I donโ€™t travel with a computer and like these simpler bags. Simpler = more interior volume, less cost, easier packing with cubes and usability. The bag you referenced has practical pocket organization.

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I do like that green color, Diane - shame it's not the one sale!

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I ended up not getting the Osprey Daylite 40L Wheeled duffel, but my husband liked it so well that he bought one, in blue. We both currently have the Osprey Ozone 42 L but it only has a single handle (which is inconvenient), not the double handles. I'll look at his Daylite 40L when it arrives to see if I want to order one or not.

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Well, my husband's new Osprey Daylite 40L wheeled duffel arrived today and I really like it. So (you know how this is going to go) I ended up ordering the print version, which is still on sale on the Osprey site, for me. So thanks, Diane, for the heads-up about the sale!

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I just received this on-sale print bag. Sadly I'll be returning it as it really measures 22 7/8, call it 23, inches long. It's actually longer than the Osprey Ozone I used on a previous trip to Scotland. We flew British Airways, premium economy with 2x4x2 seating, where the Ozone fit easily in the 2x section. It did not fit, absolutely would not allow overhead bin to close being maybe 1/2 in too long, had to be turned sideways, in the 4x section. Luckily there was room in the 4x section and we did not inconvenience our fellow travelers.

I guess what I really want is a 20-21 inch bag, maybe 38L not 40L.

Dear OP,
Perhaps, the wheels were not included in the listed length. Or, just the main interior compartment was measured. I find nowadays, to look for a 37 - 40 liter bag with 19โ€-20โ€ length for a rolling carry-on. For budget airlines (underseat) - a 28 liter backpack that does not expand beyond 18.โ€

Disappointing for you. Luckily, you were still able to use it and not have to check it. A pain to send back.

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A quick update: I just returned from a twelve night trip to Europe and used my new Osprey Daylite 40L wheeled duffel as my carry on bag. I bought it with the thought that I would use the backpack feature of the bag. After packing and testing out the bag as a backpack, I quickly changed my mind as it was very uncomfortable as a backpack and removed the straps (easy to do) from the bag.

That being said, the bag worked great as a two wheeled duffel. I flew on American Airlines to Frankfurt and returned also on American from Paris and had no issues at all using it as a carry on bag. My friend who was traveling with me also has this same bag and she liked hers a lot as well.

Thanks, Diane, for the heads up about the sale and this bag back in July!

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I used this bag for AirFrance/KLM 5-week carry-on only trip to Spain and Portugal, and another trip to Egypt. https://www.kohls.com/product/prd-4303887/samsonite-ziplite-5-hardside-spinner-luggage.jsp?color=Brushed%20Anthracite&prdPV=1
Samsonite Zip-Lite 5. I really loved the bag. The weight restriction was actually harder to comply with than the packing space. I wore a travel vest with lots of pockets, in case I was challenged. I could put my small laptop, tablet and liquids in the vest to get the combined weight of the backpack plus carry-on down to the limit. I really loved how maneuverable the back was - especially when having to make a really tight connection at LAX when the first plane was late. I found that it was crucial to have the expansion zipper. That way, I could purchase things like a hairspray after I got there, and also wear my smaller shoes (and pack the larger ones) when traveling from hotel to hotel, and still get the bag zipped. I could easily throw the hairspray away ( or what was left of it) before returning home. I was never asked to size or weigh my bag on either trip. However, when in the airport at Madrid, I saw a sizer bin at an empty gate, and tried it out to see. This bag fit in easily, even though the Kohl's stated dimensions are a wee bit larger than the airline's. I think it was a KLM sizer bin. This bag is often on sale, so I would not pay full price for it. I paid about $135 a little over a year ago.