The first is the Osprey Ozone 18.
Made of 210 denier nylon, the Ozone utilizes Osprey’s proprietary “High road LT Chassis” suspension system. This features a single tube, locking, retractable handle; an aluminum f rame; an injection molded ABS base with footbar/grab handle and polyurethane wheels.
It weights 4 lbs 2 oz/1.92kg and the packing area measures 18″ x 14 x 8/ 46 x 35.5 x 20 cm. The total volume is 2187cu in/36L. The length increases from 18″ to 21.5″ when the wheels and handle are included.
Each side of the front of the Ozone has a zippered vertical compartment. There is a divider between the two so only longer, thinner items will fit. The can easily hold a jacket or sweater or perhaps an Eagle Creek Tube Cube.
In the rear is a very thin back panel with a mesh pocket on the inside cover. This pocket could be very useful but the retracting handle takes most of the room of the pocket. Don’t expect to put anything thicker in there than an inch or two. (This is not thick enough for a laptop.)
I was surprised how well made and sturdy this bag was considering its light weight. The bag rolls smoothly both pulling and pushing and handles corners without toppling over. I believe this bag could easily be taken as a carry-on but would manage well if it had to be checked. (Osprey has a lifetime warranty on its products so if something does go wrong, they’ll fix it at no charge.)
If you’re looking for an ultra-lightweight, wheeled carry-on bag, and can manage packing less than maximum legal carry-on, I suggest you consider this bag.
The Osprey Ozone 18 is available in light grey and light green and retails for $199. Photos courtesy of Osprey.