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Hi. I am a first time buyer and am trying...

Hi. I am a first time buyer and am trying to decided between the Xenon and Farpoint by Osprey. I like how the Farpoint has the day pack but I see that the Xenon has the hip pack. Does anyone know how these two things compare? I am going to be backpacking through Thailand for a month and want a pack that will be comfortable the whole time. Any recommendations would be great! Thanks.

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The daypack on the Farpoint is certainly a nice addition but for a backpacking trip to Thailand, I would go for the Xenon. It's a much more traditional backpacking backpack and will be much more suited to your needs. The detachable section really is neat, but I would worry about where I'd be leaving the rest of the pack when the two were not connected.