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Osprey Packs Sojourn 28 Wheeled Convertible Backpack - 4882cu in - 2009 BCS
Whether you’re flying to Seattle for a conference or jetsetting to Asia for a multi-month adventure, the Osprey Sojourn 28 Wheeled Convertible Pack gives you versatile storage for the journey. The large interior capacity holds 80 liters worth of gear and clothing, while the grab handles, stowable backpack frame, and rolling chassis system let you carry the bag over any terrain.
- Internal mesh pockets and compression straps make for secure organization
- Stowable backpack harness, wheels, and retractable handle provide versatile carrying
- Hideaway courier bag strap and front compressions straps let you attach extra stuff
- High Road Chassis system and padded sides protect your gear when in transit
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pretty good wheeled luggage, fails MISERABLY as "backpack"
May 1, 2012
purchased to be mainly used as rolling luggage but also wanted the ability to porter occasionaly in backpack mode. color (pepper orange) and materials (w/ex of pack harness) seem very good and I like everything of the Sojourn 28 except the ability to use as a pack. or I should say "inablity to use in backpack mode". as others mention, "leave the harness at home". the frame appears capable and worthy as a base upon which to build a convertible luggage system but the harness provided is entirely worthless for the purpose. as wheeled luggage I would give it 4 stars, as "convertible backpack", 1 at best. I am giving it 3 overall since I like the Sojourn a lot otherwise, (color, size, handle, wheels , appearance and all other aspects except harness) but it really is painfull to imagine carrying that thing further than... oh, wait... its painfull just putting it on and standing there, nevermind walking 100 feet with it. just carry the thing in one hand using the side handle or wheel it... forget the harness even exists. (best throw the harness away than bother carry it ever again.) I am seriously reconsidering whether to rate this 3 stars since that is shown as "adequate for the job" and if the job is the title of the product listing " Osprey Packs Sojourn 28 Wheeled Convertible Backpack" it really isn't adequate... convertilbe backpack is half the title so I must lower it to 2 stars. bummer since it's so nice otherwise.
January 22, 2011
Sorry Osprey! I would only sincerely recommend this guy to the traveler that would only need to pack it to half-capacity, and would only need to carry and/or wheel it a VERY short distance, as in 100 ft. It proved to be really wonky whilst wheeling it about city streets when it was fully loaded, and I can't imagine the backpack straps truly coming in handy unless, again, it was only packed to half-capacity. It's a really heavy and clunky unit, tends not to utilise its space very well/efficiently, and continuously tipped over whilst using the wheels. It IS a very durable piece though, having survived both airplane baggage handlers, as well as Amtrak handlers, with flying colours. I'm not exactly sure who would benefit from this pack, but am sure someone out there is!
Does it open/unzip on three sides? How does it handle wet w
Does it open/unzip on three sides? How does it handle wet weather?
November 20, 2010
Great concept but some flaws
March 28, 2010
I never was a huge fan of the camping backpack, especially since I am organized, and I never liked having to stuff things down a long sack. So, between that and the added convenience of wheels, I was excited about this concept.
After a month of use in Thailand, I overall like the backpack. Although I hardly needed to use the backpack format, even in a developing country like Thailand. But the few times I did use it, I was fine with it.
My main complaints are that it is difficult to zip the main compartment at the top, particularly when full. You really have to pull hard and push the zippers together, even when you don't feel like it's more than the suitcase should be able to handle. After a few weeks, one of the zipper straps came off. I will try to get them to fix or replace when I get back to the states.
Overall, I think it is relatively lightweight, looks cool, and is versatile based on its wheels and backpack features. I just wish they designed the top of the bag better so it was easier to close there and that the zipper didn't break already.
UPDATE (7/19/10): I contacted Osprey and ordered a part replacement for the zipper, and it was shipped to me free-of-charge within a few weeks. I hope it doesn't break again!
Love it (mainly)
May 6, 2011
My Sojourn has been to Europe, India and around Australia. It has handled those trips with ease. It has withstood the "delicate" handling a pack gets - particularly in places like India.
I'm not worried about the space - most airlines only allow 20 -25kg and this handles that with ease. It is easily spotted on the airport conveyer - so long as you don't buy black - another positive for me.
I would prefer it to be fully lockable so that even the top pocket is secure. I'm glad the harness is removable as it usually gets left behind and I use the extra space in the back of the pack for the things that are not always required. It'll do me.
does this have a detachable day pack?
does this have a detachable day pack?
November 30, 2009
I use the d rings to clip on another pack ( a great day pack from Cactus Camping in New Zealand) - the suggested Osprey ones are way too small to be useful. The Cactus becomes my day pack on arrival. This works just fine
With a bit of ingenuity any decent day pack could be attached to the Sojourn
By: ross evans
May 7, 2011
I have tried the Meridian before and was quite disappointed with the day pack. It is very small and not very comfortable. Just take this into account. It would be fine for that time when you just need to run somewhere but not great for everyday use.
July 27, 2010
No, Osprey's Meridian series is similar and has the detachable day pack. The Sojourn has D rings on the front so you can attach their Daylite or Solo packs (not included). Those packs are just extra storage, not day packs.
December 10, 2009
Pimpin' Travel Bag!
February 7, 2010
Love this burly Traveler! I have taken this bag all across the states and internationally as well and it was stood up to the rest of blatant abuse. I really love the baclpack feature and have used it several times in Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, etc. while in remote areas. Surprisingly the suspension system is pretty good! If you're a 30 something traveler like me, and still love to get after it, you should think about this bag!
Perfect solution for international trip
December 10, 2009
I recently got back from a multi-week trip using the Sojourn to backpack around Australia & New Zealand. I can't say enough good things about the pack--it's durability & versatility are top notch. When I first opened it up, I was a little concerned about the packing volume. The concerns quickly faded, as the pack walls adjust with the load--always keeping good balance and compression. You can cram a lot into the pack. I found the pack perfect for my trip with many flight, bus, & train legs, as the conversion from streamlined luggage to strappy backpack takes less than a minute. Highly recommended.