Casey R.wrote a review of Osprey Packs Farpoint 55L Backpack on January 9, 2017
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.