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Osprey Transporter Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.41
based on 611 reviews


We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 13 reasons to buy the Transporter - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


93% of the reviewers give the Osprey Transporter a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (84%)
Good (9%)
Average (4%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (1%)



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Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Transporter

  • Reviewers agree that the Osprey Transporter duffel bag provides comfort to the user of the pack.
  • Other reviewers praised its sleek and fashionable design.
  • Reviewers found that the bag is durable due to its fabric and its construction.
  • Users pointed out that its contoured harness and yoke could be stowed away when not needed.
  • Other reviews thought that its dual-zippered pockets allow quick access to smaller items.
  • Testers praised the bag's simple yet lightweight design.
  • Other reviewers said that its panel web lashing points secure the duffel.
  • They also mentioned that the lashing points could be useful in attaching gear.
  • Users thought that its main compartment zip path is protected from any weather condition.
  • Reviewers noted that its rain flaps make the bag useful even when it is raining.
  • They have also mentioned that the main compartment is sufficient for storing their necessities.
  • According to those who have used the bag, it is ideal when used for weekend getaways, long excursions, and travel.
  • They also said that getting stuff in and out of the bag is easy.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user thought that the bag lacks enough pockets.
  • Another user noted that the opening is upside-down.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Transporter models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity40-130 l (2441-7933 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0-2.8 oz (0-1.3 kg)
Length iconLength9-32 in (23-81 cm)
Width12-18 in (30-46 cm)
Height11-22 in (28-56 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Sport
Travel
Hiking
Backpacking
Cycling
School



Popular Models


Osprey Transporter 40

44% choose the Osprey Transporter 40

44 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Grey
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity40 l (2441 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.6 oz (1.2 kg)
Length iconLength21 in (53 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)


Osprey Transporter 65

37% choose the Osprey Transporter 65

37 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Grey
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity65 l (3967 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength24 in (61 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height13 in (33 cm)


Osprey Transporter 130

19% choose the Osprey Transporter 130

19 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Grey
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity130 l (7933 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.8 oz (1.3 kg)
Length iconLength32 in (81 cm)
Width18 in (46 cm)
Height15 in (38 cm)




Osprey Transporter 40 vs Transporter 65


The two most popular Osprey Transporter models are the Transporter 40 and the Transporter 65, so let's compare them:

The Transporter 40
Osprey Transporter 40

The Transporter 65
Osprey Transporter 65

Popularity and Prices

In total, 81% of the people interested in the Osprey Transporter bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Transporter 40 which is choosen by 44% (1.2 times as many as the 37% that choose the Transporter 65).

Transporter 40Transporter 65
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Transporter 40 is typically around $40 cheaper than the Transporter 65, but check the deals before you buy.

Transporter 40Transporter 65
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Transporter 40 has a capacity of 40 l, while the Transporter 65 has a capacity of 65 l.

Transporter 40Transporter 65
Biggest

For a traveller, the 25 L (1526 cuin) difference equals around 1 blouse, 1 pants, 2 tshirts, 2 boxers, 2 pair of socks, 1 shorts, 1 jacket and 1 book.

Packing the Transporter 40
laptop
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
2
pants
1
tshirt
4
boxers
4
socks
4
shorts
1
shoes
1
towel
1
book
1
Extra in the Transporter 65
blouse
1
pants
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
shorts
1
jacket
1
book
1

If you are an athlete, the 25 L difference equals 1 water bottle, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks, 1 jacket, 1 pair of shoes, 1 towel and 1 book.

Packing the Transporter 40
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
shorts
2
shoes
1
protein_bar
4
towel
1
football
1
book
1
Extra in the Transporter 65
water_bottle
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
jacket
1
shoes
1
towel
1
book
1

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 pants, 2 tshirts, 2 boxers, 2 pair of socks, 1 fleece, 1 trangia and 2 packaged meals.

Packing the Transporter 40
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
jacket
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
sleeping_bag
1
packaged_meal
2
Extra in the Transporter 65
pants
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
fleece
1
trangia
1
packaged_meal
2

Check how you can pack the Transporter here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Transporter 40 is 0.6 kg (21.2 oz) higher than the weight of the Transporter 65.

Transporter 40Transporter 65
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, the Transporter 40 is 3 in (8 cm) longer than the Transporter 65 (21 vs. 24 in). It's 2 in (5 cm) wider (12 vs. 14 in), while the height of the Transporter 40 is 2 in (5 cm) less than the height of the Transporter 65 (11 vs. 13 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black, blue, green, grey and red.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Osprey Transporter features:
  • Water resistant
  • Sternum strap
  • Organizer panel

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Harness system
  • Carry-on size
  • Compression straps

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


Packing Guide


See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Osprey Transporter models (the most popular choice is the Transporter 40).




Capacity/Weight Levels


The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
4040 l2.6 oz0.06 oz/L
6565 l2 oz0.03 oz/L
9580 l2.3 oz0.03 oz/L
130130 l2.8 oz0.02 oz/L



Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Transporter ranks #19 compared with the other Osprey bags.

Top 30% Osprey bag

17Osprey FlapJack
4.42
Osprey FlapJack
18Osprey Verve
4.42
Osprey Verve
19Osprey Transporter
4.41
Osprey Transporter
20Osprey Comet
4.39
Osprey Comet
21Osprey Tempest
4.39
Osprey Tempest

vs All Bags

The Osprey Transporter ranks #183 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 10% bag

181Dakine Heli
4.41
Dakine Heli
182Osprey Transporter
4.41
Osprey Transporter
183NRS Mesh
4.41
NRS Mesh
184Platypus Siouxon
4.41
Platypus Siouxon
185Jansport Fox Hole
4.41
Jansport Fox Hole



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Osprey Transporter vs 4 other, similar bags.

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Some sources mention this feature


Osprey Transporter vs Osprey Farpoint


Osprey Transporter
Osprey Transporter

4.41

Based on 611 reviews
Capacity: 40-130 l
Weight: 0-2.8 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Farpoint
Osprey Farpoint

4.56
BEST
Based on 2,251 reviews

Capacity: 38-76 l
Weight: 3-4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Transporter is rated a little bit worse than the Farpoint.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,862 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Transporter is 71% bigger than the biggest Farpoint (130 L vs 76 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Transporter is 43% lighter than the biggest Farpoint (2.8 oz vs 4 oz).

FeatureTransporterFarpoint
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Harness system
Hip belt
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Removable daypack
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Water resistant

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Grey
Red

Only the Transporter is available in these colors:
Green




Osprey Transporter vs Osprey Porter


Osprey Transporter
Osprey Transporter

4.41

Based on 611 reviews
Capacity: 40-130 l
Weight: 0-2.8 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Porter
Osprey Porter

4.67
BEST
Based on 1,578 reviews

Capacity: 30-65 l
Weight: 2.2-3.3 oz
Price: $$

  • The Transporter is rated a bit worse than the Porter.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,189 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Transporter is 100% bigger than the biggest Porter (130 L vs 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Transporter is 18% lighter than the biggest Porter (2.8 oz vs 3.3 oz).

FeatureTransporterPorter
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Harness system
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Sternum strap
Water resistant
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Grey
Red
Green

Only the Transporter is available in these colors:
Blue




Osprey Transporter vs Osprey Trillium


Osprey Transporter
Osprey Transporter

4.41
BEST
Based on 611 reviews
Capacity: 40-130 l
Weight: 0-2.8 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Trillium
Osprey Trillium

3.96

Based on 79 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.3-1.7 oz
Price: $$

  • The Transporter is rated somewhat better than the Trillium.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 690 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Transporter is 65% heavier than the biggest Trillium (2.8 oz vs 1.7 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Grey
Green

Only the Transporter is available in these colors:
Red

Only the Trillium is available in these colors:
Orange




Osprey Transporter vs Patagonia Black Hole


Osprey Transporter
Osprey Transporter

4.41

Based on 611 reviews
Capacity: 40-130 l
Weight: 0-2.8 oz
Price: $$$


Patagonia Black Hole
Patagonia Black Hole

4.58
BEST
Based on 1,398 reviews

Capacity: 6-120 l
Weight: 0.2-2.4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Transporter is rated a little bit worse than the Black Hole.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,009 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Transporter is 8% bigger than the biggest Black Hole (130 L vs 120 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Transporter is 17% heavier than the biggest Black Hole (2.8 oz vs 2.4 oz).

FeatureTransporterBlack Hole
Bluesign approved
Carrying handle
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Harness system
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Water resistant
Wheeled/rolling
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Grey
Red
Green

Only the Black Hole is available in these colors:
White
Yellow
Pink
Brown







Selected Reviews


Bushwalking Blog

Osprey have a reputation for well-designed and constructed gear, and the Transporter Duffel shows how they got it.

Posted 27 October 2017 by Lee - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019