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Osprey Enters Hardside Luggage Market with Transporter 4-Wheel Series Featuring Proprietary Design and First-to-Market Recycled Polycarbonate Shell for Fall 2021

March 22, 2021

Cortez, CO – March 22, 2021 – Osprey, the leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative carry solutions, enters the hardside luggage market for Fall 2021 with the Transporter 4-Wheel Hardside series featuring proprietary shell, hardware and component designs. In addition to the uniquely Osprey design, the brand is first-to-market with a revolutionary, rugged, polycarbonate shell exterior constructed of 80% recycled post-consumer materials from discarded road barriers. The series launches with a carry-on, a checked luggage style, and a hybrid hardshell/TPU coated fabric offering.

“The Transporter 4-Wheel Series is the result of multiple years of design and development,” said Jim Matthews, Senior Product Manager Travel, Osprey. “As with all Osprey products, we work hard to ensure that what we deliver embodies a unique design ethos with functional features, premium materials and stunning aesthetics. This series checks all the boxes and then some.”

Transporter 4-Wheel Hardside 32″/110L (TBD)

Transporter 4-Wheel Hardside Carry-On 22″/40L ($350)

Exterior Features:

  • Extremely durable, tough as nails, 80% recycled postconsumer polycarbonate shell
  • Unique, gasketed, latch closure provides weatherproof protection
  • Exterior molded daisy chain rail system provides tie-down lashing points and extra protection
  • Multi-position trolley handle for easy 2- and 4-wheel hauling
  • Oversized 70 mm dual spinner wheels with aluminum reinforcement provide impressive rolling performance
  • Stable, dual tubing chassis made from aircraft grade 6061 aluminum alloy
  • TSA compatible locking zippers (TSA lock sold separately)

Interior Features:

  • Customizable interior attachment points allow for a personalized packing solution by removing or adding the included LightWire mesh divider, internal compression straps, a zippered pocket and additional Transporter Swap-N-Go accessories (sold separately)
  • Removable zippered pocket with webbing belt converts to a waist or over-the-shoulder day pouch
  • Modular tie-down compression straps secure clothes and other items
  • A LightWire mesh divider to keep items secure and neat

Transporter 4-Wheel Hardside Hybrid Carry-On 22”/36+5L ($290)

Exterior Features:

  • Globally accepted carry-on size meets most airline requirements
  • Extremely durable, 80% recycled post-consumer polycarbonate bottom/back shell combined with a TPU coated 450D recycled polyester front panel
  • Multi-position trolley handle for easy 2- and 4-wheel hauling
  • Oversized 70 mm dual spinner wheels with aluminum reinforcement provide impressive rolling performance
  • Stable, dual tubing chassis made from aircraft grade 6061 aluminum alloy
  • Convenient external access to a 3-1-1 toiletry pocket
  • #10 YKK dual locking zippers on main compartment (TSA lock sold separately)
  • Top and side grab handles

Interior Features:

  • Large front panel pocket allows for easy access to a laptop, magazines, electronics and other small items
  • Padded laptop sleeve, fits up to most 16” laptops
  • Front panel interior zippered mesh and stretch organization pockets with key clip
  • Main compartment zipper expansion provides an additional 5L of packing capacity
  • Internal main compartment mesh divider keeps clothes and other contents in place
  • Under panel zippered mesh pocket for convenient packing of under garments, socks or other small items
  • Less is more, clean unlined interior allows for more room for packing

In addition to Transporter 4-Wheel Series, Osprey is introducing the versatile and sustainable Daylite Travel series of wheeled duffels and carry-on travel packs with approachable price points ($100-$220) and constructed with bluesign®-approved recycled materials. 

About Osprey
Founded in 1974 and based in Cortez, Colorado, in the foothills of the San Juan Mountains, Osprey designs the highest performing and longest lasting carry solutions on the market including technical packs for outdoor, travel and everyday adventures.

In addition to creating top-quality packs, the Osprey team is focused on becoming the most progressive, transparent and sustainable hardgoods brand in the world. From raw materials and chemistry benchmarks to progressive factory code of conduct agreements and programs that extend a product’s end of life, Osprey is taking a truly holistic approach and looking at every aspect of their business to ensure they leave as little trace possible. Osprey’s dedication to create innovative, high performance, sustainable gear reflects the brand’s love of adventure, devotion to the outdoors and steadfast resolve to leave the world better than they found it.

To learn more about Osprey and its products backed by their industry leading All Mighty Guarantee, visit osprey.com. Osprey products can be found online at osprey.com and in specialty retailers in over 60 countries worldwide. Follow all brand updates on Instagram (@ospreypacks), Facebook (@ospreypacks) and Twitter (@ospreypacks).