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Ditch your abyss of a backpack.
Packing to travel across the country is hard, but with Osprey's Fairview 55 pack, you’ll know exactly where everything is. No need to sacrifice comfort for space. This pack has just over 3000 cubic inches of space to stuff full of all your traveling essentials. When you are sprinting through the airport, your passport, map, or favorite book are only a reach away in the Fairview’s front mesh pockets. The Fairview makes it easy to pack along your laptop, too, in the lockable and secure sleeve in the main compartment.
The Fairview’s Lightwire frame suspension keeps the pack's weight off your back and transfers the load equally across the hip belt and back panel, keeping your back in good shape throughout your entire trip. The spacermesh backpanel also allows breathability, so your hikes will stay cool, dry, and comfortable. And if you’re just jazzed to get a quick trip in to a local festival or art gallery, pop off the daypack on the front of this pack so you only have to haul the essentials and not have to leave everything else dumped on the floor of the tent. Then, when it comes to traveling home or on to your next adventure, stow away the hip belt to avoid the wear and tear of baggage claim, and you can be sure that all your belongings will stay put due to the internal and external compression straps.
- Travel pack equipped for backpacking or vehicle expeditions
- Removable daypack for a quick trip to the museum or local market
- Stow-away hipbelt to avoid rips from luggage handlers
- Lightwire frame suspension that distributes load weight
- Zippered and lockable pockets for secure storage options
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- Q & A
Fantastic bag for whatever you need!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I was given this product by Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion.
There's nothing I like better than a new piece of gear to put to the test, and the Osprey Fairview 55L passed with flying colors! I tried it out in a few different scenarios and was impressed every time with what this bag can do:
Car Camping: The first weekend I had this bag, I took it camping for the weekend. I was able to pack for me and my two kids in this one bag and that includes everything from diapers to puffy coats and beanies for the chilly nights! I love that the main compartment of the Fairview opens all the way to allow easy, convenient access to everything inside. The inside mesh pocket helped keep all our smaller items from getting mixed in with everything else. It was the perfect place to stash headlamps, toothbrushes/toothpaste, etc., making finding anything quick and efficient, especially at night! The daypack zips off and was a perfect pack to take for little day hikes as it held plenty of snacks and water for the three of us.
Summit Pack: Even though I know the Fairview 55L isn't necessarily intended for backpacking and/or summitting peaks, I was anxious to test it out here too. On a trip to summit the Pfiefferhorn in Utah, I weighed this pack down with about 20 lbs. of gear to carry to the top. The hip belt distributed the weight extremely well and I didn't experience any soreness or fatigue in my shoulders from any strap pressure. The straps are very adjustable, so I was able to tighten them down to climb over some very exposed ridges without the weight shifting or my balance being jeopardized in the slightest. Your pack is definitely the last thing you want to be worrying about under those circumstances, and I didn't need to give this bag a second thought through the whole climb. Putting a sleeping bag or 1-man tent in this bag might have been a challenge but could have worked in a pinch.
Travel Pack: Although this bag did beautifully in the other two instances I tried it in, this is where it really shines! While packing this bag for a 2-week trip to Lisbon, Portugal, I became increasingly astounded by its capacity. I laid out what I thought would fit in the bag, but as I packed everything in I quickly realized I could bring much more with me on my trip. I ended up packing more that I thought I could take - great because it means I only have to do laundry once on my trip! I was able to fit 4 pairs of pants, 6 shirts, 2 dresses, 2 pairs of shorts, 3 pairs of shoes, 2 hats, a swimsuit, 2 pairs of socks, 1 fleece shell, 1 down shell, 1 rain shell, 1 wool blanket, a camp towel, my laptop and iPad, wallet, passport, Bluetooth speaker, 2 water bottles, and a couple magazines for some in-flight entertainment. The handles on the top and side are quick to grab to cart the bag around a crowded airport or pull off the luggage rack of a public transit bus. Being able to zip off the daypack and throw whatever we need for the day inside is a huge plus and being able to tuck in the straps on the pack makes sliding it into the lockers or closets of the hostels simple and easy. All in all, this bag was convenient and efficient for travelling!
If you only buy one bag but want it to do a little bit of everything, the Osprey Fairview 55L certainly deserves consideration. I have a backpacking bag, but I wouldn't really take it travelling. I have other travel bags (duffel bags and suitcases) but I definitely wouldn't use them for summitting and camping. This bag worked in every scenario - not just worked, excelled! I love this bag, I imagine it will last me a very long time and through many adventures.
Great summit pack!
I used this pack to hike up Red Pine Trail and summit the Pfiefferhorn in Utah! Loved all the space and hip belt made it a very comfortable hike!
All packed and ready!
Packing for 2 weeks in Lisbon!
4 pairs of pants
2 pairs of shorts
3 pairs of shoes
2 hats, a swimsuit
2 pairs of socks
1 fleece shell
1 down shell
1 rain shell
1 wool blanket
A camp towel
2 water bottles
A couple magazines for some in-flight entertainment
Summit of the Pfiefferhorn, Utah
Took this amazing bag up to the top of the Pfiefferhorn recently! Loved the sleek profile and the convenient pockets!
What doesn't this pack have to offer?!?!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The zip off separate day pack is probably the coolest thing about this pack! When traveling abroad its nice to have all your stuff together but when doing short day trips somewhere its so nice to know you can just zip off the front and take that around with you for the day and leave the big pack in the hostel. Making it into a duffel is way dope! I usually use that when traveling in the car or through out the airport or train station. This pack is seriously the coolest travel pack! It is carry on friendly as long as its not packed too full. Good news you can take the front pack off and use it as your personal pack and use the rest as your carry on. Super happy with my purchase.
" The other gals were jealous!"
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I got this for my niece for her multi continent - post graduate tour this summer. Boy, was she stoked! I asked her how it went and all she talked about was how awesome The Fairview was! "The other gals I was with were soooo jealous! I love this pack!"
Best. Aunt. Ever.