Hands On Review: Osprey 40 Liter Transporter Duffel Bag

Osprey Transporter 40 Travel Duffel Bag

Here’s a hands on look at Osprey’s 40 Liter Transporter Duffel Bag

Osprey Transporter 40 Travel Duffel Bag (via Amazon) by Osprey

The Transporter, at least the 40 Liter size is packable.  It comes packed just like this.  It was a bit tough to unpack, so I wouldn’t consider it easily packable.  It’s nice to have the ability, but I probably will not pack it much if ever.

A close up of the top of the packed bag.  Includes a hang or carry strap.

Bottom of the packed bag.  Shows Transporter line – 130, 95, 56 and 40 Liter sizes.  This 40L size is 2,441 cu in and measures 22 x 14 x 9″ or 55 x 35 x 24 cm.

A graphical depiction of the Transporter 40 on the outside of the packed bag.

One thing that I did not realize about this bag prior to getting is – the Transporter is a convertible duffel, backpack.  I was pleasantly surprised by this.  The handle doubles as backpack straps.  It’s comfortable in either mode, although I’ve found you do need to adjust the straps when you convert between carrying modes.  The straps need to be evened out to carry it as a duffel.  Otherwise the bag tilts forward or backward.  Easy to do.

The product tag and UPC code (877257037239).  My bag is in Anvil Grey.  The Transporter comes in a variety of colors and sizes.  This shows a price of $70, although, that’s not what I paid.

Flip side of the product tag.

This tag says that owner’s manuals can be found at ospreypacks.com/owners_manuals

Osprey Lifetime Warranty: “Osprey will repair any damage or defect for any reason free of charge – whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday. If we are unable to perform a functional repair on your pack, we will happily replace it. We proudly stand behind this guarantee, so much so that it bears the signature of company founder and head designer, Mike Pfotenhauer.”  Warranty policies vary around the globe.  See: Almighty Guarantee on Osprey’s website.

This tags says that the Transporter 40 qualifies as a carry on bag for most airlines.  Check with your carrier to confirm.

A look at the inside of the bag.  I love, love, love that they made it a nice bright color.  This makes it so much easier to find things!  Such a simple design choice from standard bags, but a big difference.  Nice sized interior.

Inside the main compartment there is a single zippered mesh pocket on one side.

Here’s a look at the top of the bag/pack.  The top most zipper is an outer compartment.  This is where the bag packs into should you choose to re-pack it.

A look into that outer compartment.  You can see the same coloration as the packed bag had.

Top down look at the bag

This end of the bag reads Trasnporter 40 and has a nice carrying handle

Close up of the zipper and pulls on this bag.  I’ve been very impressed with the quality of zippers I’ve had on my Osprey bags and packs.  The Transporter lives up.  Nice pulls and high quality zippers.  The main compartment has a u-shaped zipper path with two zippers.

Side view with Osprey logo.  You can see one of three zippered exterior pockets in this photo.

A loop for carrying stuff along with you.

Tops of the pack straps/bag and side handle.

I used this for a recent weekend getaway and it was a perfect size.

The Transporter 40

This lighting may help you see some of the color/texture of this bag a bit better.  I think it looks awesome.   I’m a big fan of gray.  Big fan. 🙂

Sitting in the back of my vehicle

I love Osprey bags and packs.  Each one I’ve owned or closely examined says to me – thoughtful design and quality.  The Transporter 40 is a great convertible bag from an awesome company.

Osprey Transporter 40 Travel Duffel Bag – via Amazon

Additional sizes and colors are available – search Osprey Transporter Duffel on Amazon

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