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    Traveling should be fun, so don’t get stuck with a pack that isn’t.

    Wanderlust can strike at any moment, and with the Osprey Farpoint 55 Pack, you’ll be ready to head out in a hurry. This 2-in-1 backpack includes a panel-loading main bag as well as a detachable day pack for quick trips when you reach your destination. It also includes clips that attach it to the suspension of the main pack, so you can wear it kangaroo-style to keep valuables like your passport and wallet in view during rides on packed subways or walks on crowded streets in exotic locations.
    • Main bag offers a panel-loading opening with lockable zippers, an interior pocket and internal compression straps to cinch down contents
    • Detachable daypack includes multiple pockets, and an internal sleeve for hydration reservoir or a computer
    • Removable sleeping pad straps and gear attachment points offer additional carrying options
    • Suspension system can be zipped into the back panel for worry-free transport in cargo holds
    • LightWire frame and spacer mesh back panel promote ventilation in hot weather
    • Padded carry handles at the top and the side make it easy to grab your pack and go
    • Item #OSP0209

    Tech Specs

    210D nylon, 600D polyester packcloth
    54L (3300cu in)
    4 external
    Claimed Weight
    3 lb 15 oz
    Recommended Use
    travel, day hikes
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Best Travel Bag I've owned

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This review is about 5 years late approximately but what good is a review without having a solid foundation. I purchased this bag while I was stationed in Korea. I can't honestly remember which travel I purchased this for and whether it was for the 2 weeks I was in Australia or the 36 days I was traveling through South East Asia. Either way, the bag has been literally around the world with me. I have taken it to Europe, Russia, Kazakhstan, Dominican Republic, you name it...And the best part is that it 95% goes as a carry on. If it's not as a carry on it's because I felt lazy and just wanted to check it; not because I was forced to. If one knows how to properly pack, this will hold a ton of stuff. I recently got a few of the packing bags from Eagle Creek and it works wonders. I can only say that I wish I had gotten the 70L when I got this a few years ago. The day pack has been a little blessing in disguise at it's also been a great companion with the bag during walks around the cities and just basic tourist sight seeing needs. The day pack got a lot more use as I had used it for a daily work bag as well to bring binders, schedules, books, 15 inch mac, etc to and from work. I would def recommend this bag for any of those travelers out there that want something that's just right for flights and doesn't require a check in. I have never had issues with TSA or being forced to check my bag. I just recently purchased a Nebula Pack and it will be my go to combination of bags; the Farpoint 55/w daypack as well as the Nebula. Both went on a weekend trip with me and neither were checked luggage. I'll be taking this combination on a two month trip through Israel, Russia, China and Mongolia as I traverse the Transmongolian Rail. Have no doubts that this will meet all my needs.

    Awesome pack

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I got this pack for climbing. I mostly do sport. With just the 40L I can fit 12 draws, shoes, harness, helmet, 70m rope (9.5), and 4.5 liters of water. I got it mostly because it can fully unzip and lie flat. My climber friends am have been very impressed and some even tempted to purchase one. The small pack is great for multi pitch. I mostly keep that empty when it's attached to my bag. I was able to carry on the bag with all of my climbing gear into the overhead bin on my flight from Boston to Madrid. It's an awesome pack. The only drawback is the lack of a hydration pouch. Even still I just put my water pouch in the front and and leave the bag unzipped enough for the tube.

    So Close to Perfect

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This pack is so close, but not quite perfect. So the good. There is a TON of room in this bag and it is quite comfortable to wear (both the larger and smaller bag). The laptop/hydro pocket in the smaller pack easily fit a 2 liter bladder (both your normal camel back and insulated winter version). I was also afraid the handle on the side would be a flimsy "add on" but it wasn't, its solid and can hold the weight. I agree with the other comments and a small pocket on the waist belt would be a great add. A few other shortcomings is there is no dedicated outlet for your hydration bladder, that's not a big deal, just leave the zipper open a bit, but where I do feel Osprey missed the boat is I'd really like to have a small elastic strap or piece of velcro on both the small and large bag shoulder strap to keep the head of your hydro tube in place and out of the dirt when you set it down. (guess you could always tape it?) and when it comes to the small bag a small waist strap would have been a great add, nothing beefy, the pack isn't big enough to have to transfer the weight of the pack to your hips, but just a small strap to keep the bottom of pack and its weight from shifting side to side during a scramble or descent. At the price, I'm happy, but if it had those few extras in next years model. I'd be swapping this one out in a hurry...or if Osprey would want to send me on for r&d lol :O)

    Only 1 Problem

      I haven't bought this pack yet but I am planning to in order to travel in SE Asia for several months. My only issue with this back is a lack of zipped pockets on the padded waist straps!! If it had this feature it would be 10/10 perfect.

      Used for 8-day Trip to Nicaragua

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      This Farpoint 55 travel pack (and the daypack) was perfect for me traveling from the US to Nicaragua for 8 days. Durable construction. Great pockets/zippers.

      Major concern for me was that this pack is too big (technically) to carryon for international travel. Never flagged by United Airlines. You need to lay a bit low when you in the waiting area and nonchalantly carry it on.

      A. Detach the daypack. Put under the seat in front of you.
      B. Don't draw unnecessary attention to yourself.

      It fit neatly (vertically, like a rollaboard would) in the overheard storage on 4 separate flights. Didn't really have to try to squash in.

      Great travel pack that gives you that much more space, as long as your lay a bit low in the airport.

      This travel pack was a bit more expensive than alternatives. Nevertheless, I decided this had such superlative reviews that it was worth the extra money. Really liked using it, and I look forward to using again.

      Buying from Backcountry was a first for me. I really like the company, however.

      Kurt - great review. And good suggestions about how to get by with the 55 on international travel! We do have a Farpoint 40 that would work for international carry on, but then you are really tied into a smaller bag.

      Thanks again for writing!

      Osprey Rep

      Travel bag extraordinaire

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      When I travel I typically pack in a large backpack so that I can carry all of my stuff on my back and not have to deal with awkwardly trying to roll a suitcase around an airport and through cities and up stairs, etc. And carrying a duffel bag can be rough on one shoulder. The only downside to my backpack method is that on weeklong trips and when I don't pack as light as I should - I find that my shoulders get sore. So with a two week trip planned for the fall, a trip without definitive places to stay every night that might require carrying the bag all day on most days, I decided it was time to find a backpack style travel bag with a waist belt to help carry some of the weight. After doing a lot of research I finally found this Osprey bag. The Farpoint is everything I was searching for and more, the backpack straps can be hidden (zipped up to act like a duffel when flying to avoid the straps getting caught on things), the daypack that can zip off of the front to act as its own bag -- this is a handy feature both for flying when checking a bag, and for leaving stuff at a hotel and still having a bag ready to go for the day. And most importantly it fits my petite frame. I got the S/M size and it is great for me at 5'2". And because we are dorks and my husband was jealous of my bag he was able to get the same one (in a different color) in the M/L and that size works for his 5'10" body.
      And when you think about the fact that you are getting two bags from a trusted company like Osprey the price really isn't all that much.
      If you are looking for a do it all travel bag this is it!

      RT! Thank you for the review! The Farpoint is such an incredible series from Osprey, Not only does it carry well, but it boasts such great features for travel. And then to have its own detatchable daypack too! Killer!

      Thanks again for writing,


      Awesome packs, awesome service

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      This is an awesome pack, just what I was looking for. I've been researching packs for a few months now. It opens like a suite case, so everything in the bag is easily accessible. I wasn't sure which pack to get, but Emily Jensen suggested I get the Osprey Farpoint 55 and 40 and compare them side-by-side. She is a genius! My husband confiscated the 40 for his travel, and I'm keeping the 55. Great packs, great service! Thank you Emily. I will definitely use Backcountry for all my travel gear and I'm telling my friends and family. :)

      Multiuse travel bag

        The daypack is 15l, which is perfect as a personal bag when flying. I got a s/m sized main pack of 45l, which is a great carry on size. Its comfortable to carry and so far I have done 1 fifteen mile hike. For me this is a perfect compromise between hiking and travel bag.

        My go to travel bag.

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This product is bomber, (and not just in the sturdy sense). I purchased this backpack before going on a trip to Europe for 10 days. I knew I would be walking around a lot while trying to find a hotel and didn't want to deal with a cumbersome suitcase. Initially i was planning on going for the 70liter version but last minuet decided 55 is fine. This pack lets me pack everything i need for a trip and you don't even feel it on your back. To make it better the s/m version is just small enough to carry on in airplanes. The ability for the straps to zip up into the bag is a godsend when on busses and subway, and to sweeten the deal with the osprey warranty i know this pack will be with me for many journeys to come. Just Get One! you won't regret it

        Great product

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        Like other Osprey products this is a high-quality backpack which is very light and versatile to use. It has more than enough capacity for a trip of one or two weeks. The detachable Day pack will probably be used more often than the main item. No reservations about recommending it whatsoever. No problems taking it on the plane as carry-on.

        The key to carrying it on the plane is to load up the day pack as much as possible and separate it from the main pack, ideally leaving some space in the main pack. Then carry the main pack using the side handle so it appears smaller. US airlines typically allow two items of carry-on and the pack can then be reassembled on arrival.

        LOVE This Pack!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        This is my first ever travel backpack and after lugging it around the world I can definitely give it a huge thumbs up. I was dead set on getting a side-zip pack and I'm super glad I did, makes it sooo much easier to pack and unpack.

        The quality is great and it's held up really well. I've done a lot of airplane travel with it, and I have to say I've never been able to take it as a carry-on which I know some are interested in doing. It works great as a checked bagged though as it full covers itself up with the back cover, everything is very neatly tucked in.

        I wasn't sure if I'd really use the zip-off backpack but I was glad to have it. It's nice always having a daypack available, and leaving it empty is an easy shortcut for guaranteeing yourself a little extra room if you want to bring things back from your trip. Plus the sleeve in it is perfect for a laptop.

        One of my concerns that this pack doesn't come in a women's size as I'm pretty petite - I'm 5'5, 110lbs. But it fits me just fine and is quite easy to carry a long way when you use the waistbelt. I've never used it for actual mountain hiking or anything though.

        Nice bag

          I'm traveling to Costa Rica this summer, and was looking for an easy packing bag that I could take as a carry-on. After reading several reviews I decided that it would most likely fit within the airline constraints for a carry-on. I ordered this and it seems like a nice bag. It looks very sturdy, I liked how the straps tuck away, and the construction seemed sturdy. I have not taken it on an airplane.

          Unanswered Question

          I am traveling to Thailand and Vietnam for 2.5 weeks in August. I am looking for a travel backpack, such as the Osprey Packs Fairpoint, that I can carry-on for all flights (including some of the budget airlines). Do you think the 55L would be good for this trip? I was thinking I could detach the small pack for the actual flight to make the large pack smaller. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

          If you were traveling on small, cheap airlines around Europe for 3 weeks. What size bag do you recommend for carryon? I would like to avoid checking bags due to cost. Also if 5ft 6 1/2 inches tall -which size frame?

          Hey Christina,

          European airlines restrictions are very close to U.S. carry on sizes but they seem to be more strict on weight. I am going to shoot you and email to see if we can figure out what airlines you will be flying with. Most likely you will want to stay under 22" x 14" x 9".

          I am looking at getting this backpack for primarily travel reasons, but I also want a backpack that I could go trekking and hiking with if the opportunity presents itself. Would this be an ok pack to go hiking with for a few days or a week or is it really just for travel and should I look at other packs that are more versatile?

          Best Answer

          Hi Katharine,

          Thank you for your question. While this is a great traveling backpack, it won't be well suited for multi day excursion. for hikes ranging 3-6 days, you are going to want a 60-75 liter pack, ,depending on how efficient you pack your bag. If you have any more questions about Osprey, feel free to reach out.


          Hunter Foraker- Expert Gearhead

          Hey Katherine, thank you for the question. Hunter is right about the size, but as far as the structure, this Farpoint 55 would be a great choice for a 1-3 (maybe 4) day trekking adventure. This has a similar suspension to our best selling Aether and Ariel backpacking packs, but offers a traveler more convenient "travel" features (panel loading access, internal organization and pocketing, etc.). I think you will love this pack.

          Enjoy and have a great holiday!


          Osprey Rep

          If you separate the day pack from the main pack, can the main pack be used as a carry-on, or is it too big for that?

          Hi there - the problem is that the frame is 25" tall, and the max is 22" for US carry on. CAN you do it? Has it been done? Yes. It seems like often, they don't "measure" packs like they do roller boards. But technically, it's too big.

          Hope that helps!


          Osprey Rep

          My son will be traveling through Europe for a month and was wondering if the Osprey farpoint 55 or 40 would be large enough and which would be best 55 or 40? He is 5'6" and wondering if I should get the S/M?
          Thanks for your help!

          Ev, I think the Farpoint 55 will be the best bet. If he MUST have it for carry on for international, then the Farpoint 40 would be better. But I really like to room and feature set of the Farpoint 55, especially with the detachable daypack that can clip on to the front of your body for additional security. At 5'6", I would guess that a S/M would work well.

          Hope that helps!


          Osprey Rep

          My spouse and I are walking the camino de Santiago ,500 mile 35 day hike and are looking for backpacks I am thinking either osprey atmos ag 50 or kestrel 48 and my spouse aural ag 50 or the Kyte 46 .we are travelling light just sleeping bag , clothes ,poncho and personal gear ,no tent or cooking supplies . What pack would you recommend and the advantages or each

          Great question! For you:

          Atmos 50 - amzingly comfortable backpanel, good feature set, carries weight really well

          Kestrel 48 - less technical backpanel, not as specific in fit as Atmos, but comes with raincover

          For your spouse:

          Aura 50 - same as Atmos (it's the women's version)

          Kyte 46 - same as Kestrel (it's the same as the Kestrel)

          Wow... have an amazing time! Please let me know if this was helpful!


          Osprey Rep


          Solid question, I just built a full kit for a guy heading out next spring to do the Camino de Santiago.

          If you'd like help with your packs and complete kit, definitely get in contact with me. I'd love to help you guys out!

          Jared D.

          Expert Gearhead


          Do the overall exterior dimensions of the S/M pack differ from the M/L size?

          What is the capacity of the daypack?


          What type of capabity are you referring to? Weight capacity?

          The volume is 55 Liters but that is pretty big for a day pack to take on day hikes. This is more of a luggage piece than hiking pack.

          Jared D.

          Expert Gearhead

          800.409.4502 ext 4055

          Best Answer


          Actually, the detachable daypack is about 15L. I made a 2 weeks trip to Scotland with this backpack and it was perfect. Mostly, I was leaving the 40L main pack at the hostel and make my day with the 15L. When I had to carry both packs, the possibility to clip them together like a Kangaroo was awesome.

          There is a video explaining all the main features of this backpack:


          Unanswered Question

          What are the colors like in person? I like the idea of a dark red, but it looks brown to me. The Charcoal Gray looks like dark teal. The Lagoon Blue looks nice, but is it actually that subdued, or is it bright in real life?

          Also: Are there any small pockets on the hip straps? I like to carry chapstick in easy reach places!

          I'm going on a Himalayan Trek this summer...

          I'm going on a Himalayan Trek this summer with the Himalayan Health Exchange and think about this pack. I bought it on big sale a while back and this will be my first real use. I don't think we'll be doing any serious carrying in (traveling by auto) but I want to be ready in case there is some hiking or trekking that needs to happen. I'm worried it might be a little large plane requirements. Any thoughts?

          Best Answer

          It should be fine if you are going to be in a vehicle most of the time. If you think there will be hiking longer than a few miles in length I would consider going with a more supportive backpack such at the Aether or Atmos or Waypoint series and get an Osprey Airporter bag to put the pack in when flying. The Aether and Atmos will be more supportive for longer hikes and you will feel like you just have a daypack on. If you also want a daypack the Aether is addon compatible and you can get the Daylite daypack to attach to the pack. I am not sure if the Atmos is addon compatible.

          The Waypoint is a lot like this bag but is slightly more backpack than suitcase. The Farpoint is more suitcase.

          Unanswered Question

          What is the difference between the Farpoint...

          What is the difference between the Farpoint series and the Waypoint series?

          Am planning to do a month-long walking...

          Am planning to do a month-long walking trip through the Pyrenees and Northern Spain 800 k.m.s. Will this pack be the right choice?

          I'm planing on going on a ten day trip to...

          I'm planing on going on a ten day trip to Scotland. Is this big enough to handle clothes/accessories (ie: toiletries ) for that long of a trip?

          That depends on how you pack. For me it would be extremely excessive. For international travel I try to fit everything I need in one carry-on bag to ensure that I would have any problems taking various other modes of transport. You may pack fairly heavy, with a new change of clothes for everyday (or roughly that) in which case this bag would be about the right size for that kind of thing.

          Not to mention this is quite a luxurious bag. Nice choice.

          Hope this answer was helpful :D

          does this pack have straps like a regular...

          does this pack have straps like a regular backpack? or is it just top and side carry

          Does anyone know if when these are split...

          Does anyone know if when these are split up, are they within limits to be used as two carry on's?

          Best Answer

          The FAA stipulates that the total linear inches (that is, length plus width plus height) cannot exceed 45 inches, and in general should more or less conform to no more than 22 x 14 x 9in. That takes out the medium/large version, which is 24 inches long. As for the small/medium, its total dimensions 22 x 17 x 13in; since the depth of the removable backpack is 7 inches, you’re just about in the ballpark of 45 linear inches for the larger bag when they’re split apart. Perhaps if you’re a fast talker, and certainly if you enjoy elite frequent flyer status, you’re probably going to be able to carry them both on without a problem.