Freefly Packable Duffle Matador vs Osprey Quasar 28

  • Great for urban travel
  • Highly compressible
  • Lightweight and durable
  • Packable into a small pouch for easy storage
  • Durable and water resistant
  • Great for carrying laptop, books, weighty items
  • Unique design for water bottles makes sure it does not fall out
  • Well organized pocket to keep all your little items organized
  • Lightweight and comfortable

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Zipper

Freefly Packable Duffle Matador
Matador Transit30 2.0 Packable Duffel Review | Pack Hacker
We’re not huge fans, but it works. We also think Matador may have missed an opportunity to have the bag compress into the quick-grab pocket, instead of having a separate compression pouch. The separate pouch works well on the backpacks, but in this case you’re just stuffing a duffel full of gear, so it would be nice to have that out of the way
NegativeNegative
5 months ago
packhacker.com
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Osprey Quasar 28
GREAT HIKING BACK PACK
This is a very well made back pack! The color is similar to an army green. The stitching around the pack is very well stitched. The zipper doesn’t come off track! The material used is durable. It has multiple slots on the inside for chargers, snacks, etc. Would be great for hiking.
5/5
moopie
3 years ago
amazon.com
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Comfort

Freefly Packable Duffle Matador
Matador Freefly 16 Review: Six-Month Check-In
Where we left off, I was thoroughly impressed how easily this ultralight packable pack integrated itself into my daily routine. Whenever my girlfriend and I would leave the house, we’d grab it with a couple of 32 oz Yetis and some snacks. Having spent 6 months with it, I could not be happier
PositivePositive
5 months ago
hatchetsupply.com
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Osprey Quasar 28
Looking for a ~20L "personal item" backpack without a laptop sleeve or other organization capabilities
I currently use an Osprey Quasar 28, an EDC as my travel bag, but it is not not the best option. I usually go on week long trips and don't carry my laptop with me, so the laptop and tablet sleeves are useless and just take up space. Also it has several internal pockets which again take up extra space. The top loading is also not the best, but I can live with that.
NeutralNeutral
7
kramwam
1 year ago
reddit.com/r/onebag
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Strap

Freefly Packable Duffle Matador
Matador Freefly 16 Review: Six-Month Check-In
Where we left off, I was thoroughly impressed how easily this ultralight packable pack integrated itself into my daily routine. Whenever my girlfriend and I would leave the house, we’d grab it with a couple of 32 oz Yetis and some snacks. Having spent 6 months with it, I could not be happier
PositivePositive
5 months ago
hatchetsupply.com
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Osprey Quasar 28
A well thought out, quality commuter pack.
I've been using this pack for about a month now. As most things Osprey, this pack is pretty well thought out and has quality materials and craftsmanship. I like that it has a separate padded pocket that fits my 15" laptop and another pocket that can hold an iPad simultaneously. It has plenty of stor...
5/5
JC
1 year ago
amazon.com
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Size

Freefly Packable Duffle Matador
Love the bag not the pouch
I had their other duffle which I could always compress into it's compression sack.
This mesh one is just about half the size of the bag. I even emailed customer support to find the trick to getting it compact to fit in. If they would have made the mesh compression sack just a inch wider it would be ...
1/5
Robert W on Mar 20
53 years ago
matadorup.com
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Osprey Quasar 28
Looking for a ~20L "personal item" backpack without a laptop sleeve or other organization capabilities
I currently use an Osprey Quasar 28, an EDC as my travel bag, but it is not not the best option. I usually go on week long trips and don't carry my laptop with me, so the laptop and tablet sleeves are useless and just take up space. Also it has several internal pockets which again take up extra space. The top loading is also not the best, but I can live with that.
NeutralNeutral
7
kramwam
1 year ago
reddit.com/r/onebag
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Carry-on

Freefly Packable Duffle Matador
Love my new duffel
This bag was so useful on my last flight. It fits easily in my luggage and has plenty of room to bring back extra stuff. Matador always delivers on the quality goods.
5/5
Lydia on Nov 05
53 years ago
matadorup.com
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Osprey Quasar 28
Good for the price for EDC/work bag
This was the second Osprey pack I bought in January '20 for the purpose of carting my lunch and laptop to work daily. I rate it a 4 - not quite perfect but pretty good for bags under $100. I had a wonderful Chinese-made bag from my old pharmaceutical company that served me well for over ten years bu...
4/5
James
3 years ago
amazon.com
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