We recently read a review of Osprey Ozone luggage that we think requires a warning. The review said that the 22-inch version of the bag met the size requirements as an airline carry-on bag, but after we did a bit of research we discovered that might not be correct.
The article we saw was online at SFGate.com, and here is what it said…
What we liked: Despite its minimalist construction, the bag has ample places to keep your gear organized, with four external zip pockets (two of them full length) and three large internal zip pockets.
Not so much: While the 22-inch bag meets the 9-by-14-by-22-inch restrictions for carry-on luggage, overstuffing it may cause you to exceed the requirements, so remember to pack light if you’re not checking it.
You can read the entire review online at http://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/Gear-review-Osprey-Ozone-Luggage-5765834.php
Because airlines have recently been cracking down on carry-on bags, we looked at the review for the Osprey Ozone on Amazon, and here is what we found.
People who bought the luggage said that the size as given by the manufacturer is wrong. The item is not 22-inches long. Rather, they say, the measurement is 22-1/2 inches. Granted one half an inch may seem minor, but with airlines enforcing their rules much more stringently now than they did a few weeks ago, it is very possible that someone with one of these bags might find that it does not fit into the luggage size measuring device of a particular airline. If that were to happen, the passenger would be forced to go through the extra time and expense of checking the bag or else not having it with them.
This is especially true if the bag had been over-stuffed so extra contents expanded its size even further.
We advise that consumers do not trust the published dimensions of any suitcase they may be considering buying. Before you shop, read the fine print of what the maximum size is for carry-on luggage for the airline on which you will be traveling. Then, take out a tape measure and physically see whether your bag meets those requirements. Taking a few minutes to be cautious before you leave for the airport could save you a significant amount of both time and money.