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War is heaven.
It could be a city getaway or a campsite, but the Osprey Farpoint 40 Pack is bound to be an essential for any weekend warrior. It has a stowable suspension system that you can deploy if you want to wear the Farpoint like a backpack or carry it around as luggage. Osprey made the shoulder straps and back panel out of spacer mesh for cush and ventilation, and there's a webbing waist belt for added support. StraightJacket compression straps secure the luggage inside.
- Backpack built for weekends in the city or campsite
- Stowaway shoulder straps, waist belt, and spacer mesh back
- Mesh and panel pocket configuration to organize essentials
- StraightJacket compression straps secure luggage
- Item #OSP008W
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Best Travel Pack for a New "Minimalist"
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I LOVE this pack. I researched luggage and packs ad nauseum prior to a week+ trip to the UK in Feb which included several plane trips, trains, buses, lots of walking, etc. I've never been a super minimalist traveler but I wanted to give NOT over-packing a shot. I will never go back to checking a stuffed bag and having to haul it all over creation! I used travel cubes and was able to fit a pair of hiking shoes (wore boots), 6 pairs of socks and undies, 4 bras, a pair of cords (wore another pair), three pairs of tights, a dress, two sweaters, two baselayers, two running shirts, two vests, rain jacket, rain fly for pack, 2 buffs, scarf, hat, and toiletries. I also carried a Patagonia travel courier bag (which packs into itself) for a daypack. I had room for a few purchases, including a tweed jacket, a t-shirt, and a stuffed animal. Using the compression straps, I still had a bit more room. I took a travel clothesline and a couple packets of Woolite for laundry, which wasn't really necessary but nice to have a few clean clothes. The bag was a cinch to pack and carry. I left the shoulder strap behind, because the padded handles are comfortable enough for quick carries (actually ran through the airport this way!), and used the super-comfortable backpack straps the majority of the time. My friend with a rolling suitcase was very jealous that I was able to skip up and down the hills of Edinburgh with my pack on no problem! It also fit easily into the overhead bin on the airplane- no waiting for (or potentially losing) luggage!
If you are considering becoming a semi-minimalist traveler, you CAN do it with this awesome pack! Take it from a new convert- I hope to never use a suitcase again!