I traveled recently with Osprey’s Porter 46, and it made life much simpler. Maneuvering through the airports became a cinch with this bag’s hideaway shoulder straps and hip belt. I tightened the compression straps across the front of the bag, and then on the return trip I loosened them all the way to make room for my purchases. (Because let’s face it: we always buy something when we’re traveling.) Pulling my full bag out of the overhead compartment didn’t take much effort with the side handle. I didn’t even pinch my fingers! Overall, I would recommend the Porter series to any traveler.