Osprey are known for their backpacks: their main focus is on heavy-duty gear for travellers, hikers, adventurers and explorers, but the Porter range is a nod to the more casual traveller and holidaymaker which nonetheless reaps the benefits of Osprey’s years of experience. Available at a midrange price point, the Porter 46 is a 46L capacity travel backpack (a Porter 65 is available for the more adventurous among us, although it’s too large for adequate use as carry-on luggage). 46L is more than most backpacks for air travel, but the Porter 46 still stows comfortably within any commercial airline regulations: this is due in large part to Osprey’s StraightJacket compression system, wherein semi-rigid foam walls can be compressed inwards, working to compress the bag’s overall profile while also securing and protecting whatever’s loaded inside. With specially-padded laptop and electronics pockets in addition to the protection offered by the StraightJacket foam walls, the Porter 46 is a truly innovative take on the travel backpack, which offers an attractive combination of convenience and security. It even looks modern, with an elegant and stylish design that’s available in a choice of black, red or green – put simply, it’s hard to find a weak point on this Osprey offering, so long as you can afford the cost of entry.