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Osprey Transporter Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

4.41 based on 506 reviews
Osprey Transporter
93% of the Osprey Transporter reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (85%)
Good (8%)
Average (4%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)

51 - this bag is very popular.

Specs across all Transporter models
Capacity iconCapacity40-130 l (2441-7933 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2-3 oz (0.9-1.4 kg)
Length iconLength21-32 in (53-81 cm)
Width12-18 in (30-46 cm)
Height11-15 in (28-38 cm)

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.

Popular Models

Osprey Transporter 40

44% choose the Osprey Transporter 40

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity40 l (2441 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.7 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

Colors and combinations:


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

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity130 l (7933 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3 oz (1.4 kg)
Length iconLength32 in (81 cm)
Width18 in (46 cm)
Height15 in (38 cm)

Feature Summary

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

Some sources also mention these features:
  • 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.

4040 l2.7 oz0.07 oz/L
6565 l2 oz0.03 oz/L
9580 l2.4 oz0.03 oz/L
130130 l3 oz0.02 oz/L


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The Osprey Transporter ranks #21 compared with the other Osprey bags.

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The Osprey Transporter ranks #139 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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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 January 11, 2019