Reason for purchase: Needed hands-free travel to the airport with my toddler ("hands-on toddler") in tow. Reason for selecting Osprey
60: I needed something big enough to hold my stuff and his things while not breaking my back or running
the risk of lacking space. Verdict: I am very happy that I chose this product. I was considering Gregory
and had honestly searched for anything "backpack duffel" or some version of that search. There was a Samsonite
backpack duffel that I should've bought then but could not find anywhere. I chose Osprey
because it was (1) the most aesthetically pleasing to me + (2) the roominess + (3) material. The cinching straps came in handy for when my bag was understuffed and even a bit overstuffed. It helped keep my bag relatively flat and thus more comfy on my back. Other stuff: I wish Osprey
could figure out a way to make use of the pocket that the backpack straps are stowed in. It seems like a great space to hold a water bottle or something while you have the bag on. At the moment, that compartment is rendered useless when you use the straps. Also, I ended up taking off the velcro
enclosure because I was afraid that it would ruin my cute coat while I traveled with this. Would totally recommend this, although I would not know what to compare it to. It fit my needs, was comfy, and I didn't feel like a complete backpacker (since I totally don't look like one).