Osprey Transporter 40L Top Bag

The Osprey Transporter 40l with Rok straps, bike lock and padlocked zipper
The Osprey Transporter 40l with Rok straps, bike lock and padlocked zipper

Osprey - USA

Cost - $100 AUD


This is a superb bag. It's not a drybag and you don't need one. Unless you plan on swimming down the river with your motorbike. Which I don't.

You get a lot of bag for the price. It's fairly water resistant and is made of a heavy waxed canvas. It has two strong vertical carry handles at the top of the bag that make lifting it on and off the bike a piece of cake. The two horizontal handles make carrying it to your campsite even easier šŸ‘Œ

The Osprey Transporter 40L in black closed with TSA lock

Need to travel further? Pull out the backpack straps and clip them in. This leaves your other two hands free to carry your other panniers/gear. It's surprisingly comfy and I wouldn't have a problem trekking with it.

The Osprey Transporter 40l in black with backpack straps pulled out from the top cover

It sits secure on a top rack thanks to its flat re-enforced bottom. Access is from the top so you don't have to take it off the bike to get inside.

It fits all my camp gear. It also happens to be the perfect size for check-in plane luggage as well. So I'll use it on my trips to see my girlfriend in Malaysia.

The Osprey Transporter 40L with the top open

You could go for the equivalent more expensive and lower quality North Face Base Camp Duffel or any roll top that is a pain to get into and carry. But seriously, why would you?

Waterproof Bag Cover 40L

Cost - $10 AUD


Stuff it in the pocket used for the backpack straps and bob's your uncle or leave it on there permanently.

The Osprey Transporter 40l with Tomshoo 40l backpack rain cover from Ebay

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