For fast-moving globetrotters.
Designed for those constantly on-the-go, the Osprey Farpoint 40 Pack offers easy, convenient access to your gear while you fly, drive, or walk. This lightweight, minimalist pack features a comfortable suspension system and LightWire frame that provide a solid fit while you race to your gate, flag down a bus, or hop on a train.
- Durable materials stand up to years of globetrotting
- Spacer mesh backpanel offers comfortable cushioning and ventilation
- Padded top and side handles supply comfortable carry
- Large panel zip with lockable sliders to main compartment offers easy access to your gear
- Main compartment has compression straps to hold clothes in place and a zippered mesh pocket on the front flap for toiletries
- Large front zip pocket has a padded laptop/tablet sleeve
- Small front zip pocket with key clip holds small items
- Dual front mesh pockets stash your water bottle or coffee mug
- Removable sleeping pad straps for convenience
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A must have for traveling Europe
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Packed everything I needed for a two week trip to Denmark and northern Germany into this pack. Did not exceed the sometimes strict overseas carry-on luggage dimensions for SAS. I think anything larger than the Farpoint 40 would not fit carry on dimensions. Using only this pack and a small carry on camera bag made it so we didn't have check in luggage. My wife and I each have the same pack, hers S/M and mine M/L. We would have missed our flight from Chicago to Copenhagen if I had check in luggage. We were able to strap these packs on and run for our terminal to make the flight. You can pack about everything you need for two weeks into this baby. Compression straps work great. It has great organization and its smooth outer design keeps you from snagging your bag on overhead compartment and while riding the trains or bus. If using for overseas flights, you can place all your 100 ml. liquids and gels in the outer compartment for easy bag check at the airport. I only used the waist belt a few times and tucked it away the rest; although on those few times, it's good to have if you are walking any distance. Bag is very well made and showed no signs of wear after dragging it around for two weeks straight. My brother and his wife had the same bags for the trip and we all still use them in the US while traveling instead of oversize, bulky luggage. It was almost fun to watch all the other stand -out tourists lugging around multiple cumbersome pieces of luggage while we comfortably fit into the local scene with one easy to manage pack. Some of the previous reviews comment about off pack colors. Honestly, no one gives a s@#t about off color as long as the product is quality and does its job very well. You won't be thinking "hey, my bag color just doesn't look right in that angle of sunlight". Instead you'll be thinking, damn, this bag can carry everything I need securely through a foreign country without breaking down.
This is definitely a "have pack-will travel".
Good quality-OK design
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I actually bought this backpack as a replacement for my OGIO backpack that I use for work/travel to carry my product samples, literature, and laptop. The bags quality is of Osprey standards and very nice. However, I wish the black were a true black vs. the washed out greenish tint that occurs when you use a black item for ahwhile. The outside netting pockets to hold drinks are okay, but do not secure bottles as well as you would hope due to the side straps that lock across the pockets. Your water bottles can fall out and I can tell the netting is not a high tensile and will rip with further use. I was also disappointed that there were not more small pockets to secure random items such as my Osprey hydration pack that has pockets galore. The inside straps to secure clothing and essentials for a backpacking trip or overnight stay, are very nice and I like how the entire bag unzips to allow for total access. I wish there was a way to remove the waist straps when not using them. It is annoying to have to figure a way to strap them down so they don't flop around as you travel through the airport. I do like the removable shoulder strap that allows you to carry the backpack like a duffel bag vs a backpack.
An excellent backpack for travel
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I bought this backpack to use it for 3-4 days travels. It has a monster-like capacity: a pair of shoes, two pants, two fleece jackets, six underwear, four tees, a down jacket,a 9L sling backpack, a 13' laptop and a few documents. More amazing is that because of the strips in the main compartment and its harness, it keeps a good shape and makes you comfort with all these stuff upon your shoulder. There are some minor cons, though. I've tried three Farpoint 40s before I choose this one at last. On none of these, the grey nylon cover pieces on two upper corners are totally symmetrical. Fortunately, this problem does not affect actual use. Also for the concern of reducing weight, some exterior parts of the backpack are not neither water resistant or water proof.