The Osprey Ozone 75 Convertible (€300) suitcase is perfect for a family on the go. In our hunt for the perfect family suitcase the Bébé Voyage editorial team has been putting suitcases through the ringer and the Osprey Ozone 75 Convertible has come out near the top.
The pack weighs in at 3.15 kg empty, making it extremely light for a suitcase that can be both wheeled and worn as a pack. It’s loaded with little extras and has a 57 liter main pack volume. The detachable day pack can hold an additional 18 liters.
We put the Osprey Ozone to the test taking it with us on a four day city trip where we checked it on the plane, stuffed it into a taxi, bumped it on cobblestones and zipped and unzipped the bag over and over.
I was able to fit all our clothing for a four day trip for two people into the bag on the way there. On the way back we managed to get our son’s cot and portable high chair into the bag with some dirty clothing as well. The compression straps are great for keeping everything in place inside the bag.
The bag has an easy roll. It handled stairs, cobblestones and tram track crossings without turning over or developing a wobble. You can roll it behind you or push it in front of you with one hand, leaving your other hand free to help a kiddo out.
The T-grip handle is comfortable and stows easily.
The detachable backpack is our favorite feature. I loved that when we were moving through the city with all our gear the daypack moves as part of the larger rolling bag. Once we checked our bag at the airport (and again once we were settled in the hotel) we removed the daypack for use.
The day pack is actually slim enough to slide under the seat of the Mountain Buggy stroller even when packed with everything we needed for the day.
The backpack also has a padded zip pocket for a tablet and a larger pocket for a laptop that secures with a Velcro tab. There is a lined pocket on top for sunglasses and the front pocket has a phone pouch and places for pens.
The backpack carrying straps are convenient but the placement of the wheels causes them to push into you when walking. We found that we could not wear the suitcase as a backpack for long, however it was fine for when we needed to be hands-free for short periods of time.
The backpack straps are hidden so they won’t get caught in anything when you check the bag or are using it as a rolling suitcase. The chest strap helps handle the load.
The Ozone 75 does not meet “carry on” size for many airlines so be prepared to check the bag. Osprey does however make an Ozone 36 that is carry-on sized, but likely won’t fit as much gear.
The Osprey Ozone 75 is a great option for traveling families who like versatility.