Osprey Sojourn 80 Wheeled Rucksack

Summary: The Osprey Sojourn Wheeled Rucksack range fills two important roles in one smart piece of luggage. You can wheel it along. It works just like any other soft-shelled cases – albeit with the pockets in different places. You can also strap it onto your back like a rucksack. This makes the Osprey Sojourn range super versatile. It works as a festival rucksack, for anyone travelling long term, hiking or just going on a weekend away.

It is not just the versatility that makes this bag so popular. Osprey bags have sharp designs, hard-wearing materials, and multiple small practical touches.

You can see the full gallery, including close-ups and check the feedback from a lot of happy users (and a couple of grumpy ones) over on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page – check it out now!

Detailed Review of the Osprey Sojourn 80 Unisex Convertible Wheeled Travel Pack / Rucksack

This bag is part of a range of different sizes, the 80 refers to the carrying capacity in litres. You can opt for 60, 70 or even go big with a 90.

As a soft-shell case, the exact dimensions will depend on how much you pack into it. The approximate measurements are 71cms by 35.5cms by 35.5cms. It weighs in at 3.65kgs – which is light when you consider the wheels, handle and poles that allow it to work like a rucksack. It is made of ‘Ballistic Nylon’. This sounds like something used for bullet-proof jackets to me. It is not, though the material feels hard wearing – and is easy to wipe clean.

The wheels are big, giving you good clearance from the ground. They are not ‘spinner’ wheels, instead fixed firmly in place. The handle is cleverly hidden when you wear this bag as a rucksack. Press the button and it will telescope out, letting you choose the most comfortable height.

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Osprey use a standard chassis known as ‘High Road’ for their rucksacks. This is not the ‘stick some straps on’ that you get with the no-brand items out there. There is a mesh back, quick-deploy suspension, zip-away harness straps and aluminium poles to keep it firm.

Multiple users left comments to say they were surprised how easily it transformed from wheeled luggage to rucksack and back again.

Osprey Sojourn 80 Travel Pack Review: Pockets and Compartments

The main compartment opens from the top (as viewed standing up). Once everything is packed in, you can strap it into place using ‘Dual Straight Jacket Suspension Straps’. Think tightening your belt, and you’ll see past those fancy marketing words.

Zips have holes, which allow you to lock them together. This will deter casual thefts. You will need to buy either a padlock or combination lock separately.

You also get a top zippered liquids pocket (waterproof insides), and four separate zipped compartments for smaller items. Outside there are daisy chains, which let you attach those vital bits and pieces.

Feedback: What Did Owners of the Osprey Sojourn Wheeled Rucksacks Say?

A lot of the people leaving comments took this as a rucksack first – and saw the handle / wheels as a welcome add-on. Feedback is hugely positive. Multiple buyers noted that it is comfortable to wear as a rucksack. Some are even more enthusiastic, declaring that they loved this bag.

There were a couple of negatives. One person has legitimate grumbles with broken compression straps. For most, the quality was a plus point.

Overall, it is rare to see a backpack style case with so much positive feedback. That said, things can and do change. Whatever luggage you end up with the feedback from buyers is always more useful than the glossy marketing campaigns.

Wrapping Up: Is the Osprey Sojourn 80 Wheeled Rucksack / Travel Pack Right for You?

One of these bags will be an investment for years to come. They work perfectly for long-term travellers, for festivals, for hiking / activity trips or just as a flexible weekend pack. While Osprey bags cost more than their ‘no name’ knock-off rivals, the quality means they will last for years – making them better value in the end.

Not only are these bags practical, balanced, and simple to switch – they look sharp too.

Check out the zoomable close-ups and read the latest feedback from users for yourself now – over on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page!

 

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