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Osprey Meridian Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

4.34
based on 127 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 12 reasons to buy the Meridian - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


99% of the reviewers give the Osprey Meridian a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (85%)
Good (14%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)





Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Osprey Meridian:

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Meridian

  • Many reviewers commend the Osprey Meridian luggage for the optimal comfort it delivers.
  • Users thought that its material and construction makes the suitcase durable.
  • Reviewers believed that the pack is versatile and lightweight.
  • Testers pointed out that the high-rolling clearance chassis provides maneuverability.
  • Users indicated that it has a comfortable harness for backpack style carry with torso adjustability.
  • They also mentioned that its harness stows in the rear panel pocket and is removable for additional storage room.
  • Other users also thought that the bag is a detachable daypack for day trip adventure.
  • Reviewers indicated that it includes a 15-inch padded laptop sleeve.
  • They also said that it has a padded tablet sleeve.
  • Other reviewers thought that its dual tube extended handle is designed for extra control of large loads on rough surfaces.
  • Testers pointed out that its rear panel pocket holds magazines.
  • Several of those who have tried the bag said that an ID card window helps to spot the bag on the luggage carousel quickly.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer said that the actual dimensions inside are much smaller than expected.
  • Another reviewer felt that the suitcase is very thin for a carry-on.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Meridian models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight8.4-9.3 oz (3.8-4.2 kg)
Length iconLength22-28 in (56-71 cm)
Width9-13 in (23-33 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Travel
Backpacking
Sport
Hiking
Cycling
School



Popular Models


Osprey Meridian 60

77% choose the Osprey Meridian 60

77 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Green
Grey


Specs
Weight iconWeight8.4 oz (3.8 kg)
Length iconLength22 in (56 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)


Osprey Meridian 75

23% choose the Osprey Meridian 75

23 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Green
Grey


Specs
Weight iconWeight9.3 oz (4.2 kg)
Length iconLength28 in (71 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)




Osprey Meridian 60 vs Meridian 75


The two most popular Osprey Meridian models are the Meridian 60 and the Meridian 75, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Osprey Meridian bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Meridian 60 which is choosen by 77% (3.3 times as many as the 23% that choose the Meridian 75).

Meridian 60Meridian 75
Most popular

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Meridian 60 is 0.9 kg (31.7 oz) lower than the weight of the Meridian 75.

Meridian 60Meridian 75
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, the Meridian 60 is 6 in (15 cm) longer than the Meridian 75 (22 vs. 28 in). It's 4 in (10 cm) wider (9 vs. 13 in), while the height is the same (both 14 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in blue, green and grey.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Osprey Meridian features:
  • Removable daypack
  • Wheeled/rolling
  • Adjustable torso
  • Laptop compartment
  • Harness system
  • Compression straps
  • Sternum strap
  • Zippered top

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Carry-on size

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Rankings


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The Osprey Meridian ranks #30 compared with the other Osprey bags.

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The Osprey Meridian ranks #319 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Osprey Meridian vs 3 other, similar bags.

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Osprey Meridian vs Caribee Fast Track


Osprey Meridian
Osprey Meridian

4.34
BEST
Based on 127 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 8.4-9.3 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Meridian is rated much better than the Fast Track.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 144 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue

Only the Meridian is available in these colors:
Grey
Green

Only the Fast Track is available in these colors:
Black




Osprey Meridian vs Osprey Ozone


Osprey Meridian
Osprey Meridian

4.34
BEST
Based on 127 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 8.4-9.3 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Ozone
Osprey Ozone

4.22

Based on 708 reviews

Capacity: 36-70 l
Weight: 1.2-6.85 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Meridian is rated a little bit better than the Ozone.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 835 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Meridian is 36% heavier than the biggest Ozone (9.3 oz vs 6.85 oz).

FeatureMeridianOzone
Adjustable torso
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Harness system
Hip belt
Laptop compartment
Load-lifter straps
Organizer panel
Removable daypack
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Wheeled/rolling
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue

Only the Meridian is available in these colors:
Grey
Green

Only the Ozone is available in these colors:
Black
Red

The Osprey Meridian and the Osprey Ozone are fairly comparable luggage bags in function and size, with only a few minor variations in design and appearance. At first glance, each bag appears to be a mid-to-large sized travel bag, which opens at its broadest face and includes an extending handle for its respective rolling capabilities.

Though similar in appearance, the bags’ most prominent source of difference lies with their carrying capacity and distribution of the items they are intended to carry. However, the Meridian is distinctly bulkier and boxier in appearance than the Ozone, but contains several carrying compartments which its counterpart does not, such as its top compartment.


Osprey Meridian vs Osprey Sojourn


Osprey Meridian
Osprey Meridian

4.34
BEST
Based on 127 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 8.4-9.3 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Sojourn
Osprey Sojourn

4.20

Based on 253 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 6.4-9 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Meridian is rated a little bit better than the Sojourn.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 380 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Meridian is 3% heavier than the biggest Sojourn (9.3 oz vs 9 oz).

FeatureMeridianSojourn
Adjustable torso
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Harness system
Hip belt
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Removable daypack
Sternum strap
Wheeled/rolling
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Green

Only the Meridian is available in these colors:
Grey
Blue

Only the Sojourn is available in these colors:
Black
Red

The Osprey Meridian and Osprey Sojourn are unassuming, rolling, mid-sized luggage bags which are surprising lightweight despite their high carrying capacities. Each bag features adjustable straps, which allow them to be alternately used as a backpack, as well as an extending handle for use in its rolling form.

The Sojourn is larger than the Meridian; an aspect which lends the Sojourn additional carrying capacity, while making it more cumbersome than the Meridian. The Meridian's more compact design allows for more maneuverability in its rolling form (as well as faster and more straightforward accessibility by the user or TSA staff), at the cost of its overall carrying capacity.





Selected Reviews


Her Packing List

It’s a great backpack for so many travel styles. I wouldn’t take it hiking, but other than that I can’t think of a trip it wouldn’t be suitable for. And if 60L seems a bit small and you’re not fussed about taking it as carry-on, there is a 75L version.

Posted 1 March 2017 by Ali Garland - Read full review

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Last updated on May 12, 2019