If you’re loathe to pay extra for putting your luggage in a plane’s hold then Osprey’s Vector 46 has it all sewn up. Its vital statistics match with most airlines’ prerequisite sizes for carry-on luggage whilst the lightweight Vector 46 – weighing just 2.78kg - boasts some pretty attractive vital statistics for its owner too.

A High Road Chassis won’t hold you back as you navigate through the busy airport – the Vector 46 is hard to tip over thanks to its larger wheels, high ground clearance and stable extendable, two-post handle. There’s a lot of thought gone into this pack hence the dirty clothes compartment on the back panel; large magazine front pocket and Delrin hoop to hold the main compartment open, saving frustration. If the 46 litre capacity of the Vector 46 (its name refers to its volume) doesn’t offer you enough room there’s a convenient attachment point in the form of a loop and buckle. An internal mesh toiletries pocket and clothing straps prevent contents from sliding around.

Investing in versatile hand luggage such as the Osprey Vector 46 travel pack means that many airline passengers can also benefit from the on-line check-in facilities so reducing airport queuing time.

With some airlines charging for each hold-bound bag, Osprey’s new Vector 46 versatile travel-pack is an ideal solution to keeping low cost flights low cost.

Availble from good luggage retailers for around £100.