Osprey Shuttle 28 Wheeled Duffel
This duffel is very well made and highly versatile. I wanted a bag long enough to hold fins yet narrow enough to be manageable and not too large; the Shuttle exactly fits the bill. The compression straps make it versatile for securing various volumes. The "burrito" mode of compression allows for heavy duty side walls that protect your contents. I was a bit concerned bringing back a carved storyboard from Palau that squeezed into the length of the pack but it arrived completely intact. The zippers are substantial as are the wheels and frame.
February 20, 2014
Very well made, good design.
I've yet to travel with it but it looks more that up to the task. I needed something long enough for snorkeling fins but without all the volume of a larger suitcase. This duffle has a narrow width compared to standard luggage of an equivalent length, a selling feature for me.
The pack is very well designed and made. It looks like it will hold up for a long time. I would have preferred a strap tightening system, less like the "burrito" this one uses, such as straps on the side that pull the back of the duffle forward. But I see that the burrito design allows the sides to be built stronger suggesting more luggage-like resistance to wear and tear.
The frame is lightweight but seriously engineered. The wheels and their attachment are highest quality. The zippers look up to the task, the pockets seem well placed and sized. I guess I'll just have to travel more now.
January 29, 2014
Well-constructed with quality materials
The Osprey Shuttle 28" is well-constructed with quality materials. It has a large capacity with a relatively small "footprint." The various compartments and other details (handles, zipper quality, chassis, 1680 ballistic nylon, etc.) suggest careful field testing over time by Osprey.
July 11, 2013