The Osprey Farpoint 40 is the perfect pack to travel with, so it comes as no surprise that it’s one of Osprey’s top selling models. This pack is available in two sizes: small-medium, and medium-large. It also comes in three color options including volcanic gray, jasper red, and Caribbean blue.
The Farpoint is a feature packed model that incorporates many of the same features you’ll find on a traditional hiking backpack. It’s also priced competitively, so you’re getting a great deal.
When your pack arrives in the mail, you’ll probably be surprised at just how small it seems and really impressed with how much gear it can hold.
This nylon pack comes with a unisex back panel, harness system complete with hip belt, padded shoulder straps, and several pockets.
The pack actually offers the type of suspension system you’d usually find in a hiking pack, so this model is a great option if comfort is your main priority. The hip belt is highly adjustable and fully padded.
Both backpack sizes can work as carry-ons, which is a huge plus for the frequent flyer.
This pack also comes equipped with a couple of carrying handles. One handle is located on the top of the pack, while the other is placed on the side. While it may not seem like a huge deal, if you have to move your pack around a lot, these handles will make transporting this pack much easier.
The small-medium pack weighs in at just under three pounds, while the medium-large pack weighs just one pound more.
The hip belt and shoulder straps fold and can be zipped away during travel. The harness system and back panel can also easily be stowed away, allowing for a slimmer profile, which will be a must if you’re using it as a carry-on.
The compression straps work to keep everything in place and also adds a layer of security.
Even when you fill your pack it will still feel surprisingly light. The hip belt and chest straps come with extra padding and offer improved stability and support. During your travels, your pack will never weigh you down.
The nylon fabric is highly durable and won’t tear or snag when stretched out.
While marketed as a travel pack, many consumers were disappointed that it lacked some of the features that are more commonly found in a hiking pack, such as an extra compartment to store a sleeping bag or blanket.