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Farpoint 40

Farpoint 40
Farpoint 40 on Body
Jasper Red
Internal compression strap system
Die-cut spacer mesh hipbelt and harness
Low profile padded carry handles on top and side
Panel zip access to main compartment with lockable zippers

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Farpoint 40

For where wheels won't go. The Farpoint 40 is our lightest travel backpack that fits within EU carry-on dimensions. Featuring a zip-away spacer mesh ventilated backpanel, the Farpoint can be carried like a backpack but packed like a suitcase. The strong and durable backsystem means you can carry your gear comfortably when travelling between hotels, the airport or beyond. Cushioned carry handles on the top and the sides and the removable shoulder strap allows you to easily grab the travel pack off airport baggage carousels and carry quickly with ease. Your gear is readily to hand, with the inclusion of a large zippered opening that allows access to the main compartment, featuring lockable zips for increased security. The inner compression straps allow you to fully maximise the capacity whilst securing your belongings. Look a little closer and you'll also find a top stash pocket for electronics and sunglasses, dual mesh front pockets for water bottles and a padded internal laptop sleeve. All of these features combined make the Farpoint 40 the ideal travel companion for your next business meeting or weekend get-away.

Key Features

  • Conforms to EU maximum Carry-On luggage size
  • Die-cut spacer mesh hipbelt and harness
  • Light weight peripheral frame
  • Zip away harness and hipbelt
  • Panel zip access to main compartment with lockable zippers
  • Padded laptop and tablet sleeve
FULL FEATURE LIST
Weight: 1.44 kg
Maximum Dimensions (cm): 54 (l) x 35 (w) x 23 (d)
Main Fabric: 210D Nylon Mini Hex Diamond Ripstop

Customer Reviews

4.55
Based on 63 reviews
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Arvid
Good but not great - for tall persons
On the plus side, it's very comfortable, packable and with all the pockets you would need. It's not ideal packing heavy stuff like a laptop in the lid far from the frame, but I guess that's for greater accessibility. My main gripe is that the cross-strap on the harness is unusable for taller persons like me (I'm 6:2) - it sets close to the throat even in its lowest setting.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Arvid,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Farpoint 40.

We are sorry to hear that you have not found the pack to fit you correctly. The Farpoint 40 is available in two sizes: S/M and M/L, we always recommend that customers use our PackSizer App to determine the best size for their torso, prior to purchase. If you have the correct size, but still find the fit to be uncomfortable, we would suggest following our How to Fit your Pack guide.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Damien
Le sac cabine de voyage idéal
Après une première aventure en Sicile avec, le verdict est sans appel. Génial ! Suffisamment grand pour partir avec tout le nécessaire, confortable, pratique et esthétique. Je recommande sans hésitation !
Stefan
Backpack of my dreams
It was love at first sight when I first saw my Farpoint 40. It's the perfect backpack for my short-mid term travels, though I've been meeting people with the same backpack who were on the road for weeks or months. I really like the good quality materials and everything seems to be well thought trough. I have the feeling that it will last me many years, maybe my whole life.
The only thing what I miss (thus the 4 stars instead of 5) are some smaller organising pockets, similar to the sandwich pocket on the top.
Chris
Excellent,quality sums it up
This is a quality product that will last the test of time
Latif
Almost perfect
What can I say about it. This is a great backpack that will stand for years to come. It is almost perfect because i wish it has a separate shoe compartment like Escapist. But still, a great buy.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Latif,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Farpoint 40.

It is great to hear that you have been pleased with your pack, however, we will ensure that your feedback on the addition of a separate shoe compartment is passed to our Design Team for reflection.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Guillaume
Parfait !
Le Farpoint 40 est LE sac que je cherchais : il passe en bagage cabine de toutes les compagnies avec lesquelles j'ai voyagé, les coutures et fermetures sont solides et il est très pratique d'utilisation : rangement ordinateur portable, pochettes, bretelles confortables ...
Bref, je recommande !
Rootie
Just buy it.
Ticks all the boxes, although could be jet black.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Rootie,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Farpoint 40.

It is great to hear that you have been pleased with your pack. We will ensure your feedback on the colour options is passed to our Design Team for reflection.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Neil
A good choice for a 5 week holiday
Turning 50 the year I decided to go to New Zealand for 5 weeks and I decided to travel with a luggage bag and a day bag, so bought the Farpoint 40 and the 20l 'daylite plus'. I went with this combo because I like a larger daypack ( to fit camera and lenses, food, drinks and waterproofs) and I was aiming to travel with as a little as possible. I avoided the Farpoint 55 and 70 because of the small day pack, just to say the 20l 'daylight plus' proved to be too small when doing day hikes around Dunedin, Queenstown and Taupo

The Farpoint 40 did its job and in combination with a set of packing cubes, the trip went without any real problems. It was very comfortable when walking round cities to find my accommodation. I managed to get enough kit in it so that I only needed to wash clothes once a week which i thought was pretty good given its only a 40l pack. It seems pretty robust having been banged around in planes and buses.

On the downside from my point of view I'd have liked a couple more loops on the outside to secure stuff to as well as having a water cover built in given the price.

Finally, I'm going back to New Zealand in a couple of years and will be taking this rucksack again unless Opsrey producers a 60l version in which case I'll upgrade. However, I'll be taking something other than the 20l 'daylite plus'.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Neil,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Farpoint 40.

It is great to hear that you have found the Farpoint 40 a good choice for your travels around New Zealand, and that allowed you to pack as much as you needed, without having to choose a larger volume of pack. However, we will ensure your feedback on further external loops, the addition of a raincover, and the prospect of a 60L version, is passed to our Design Team for reflection.

As an alternative to the Daylite, we would recommend looking at our Talon Series, this is our most popular daypack, and you may find the Talon 33 to offer more features for your day trips, with an increased volume.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Cam
5 Star all day long
Being sporty, I have had a lot of bags. I decided to go traveling for a year and upgraded to the Osprey Farpoint 40 and it was no disappointment. The price is great compared to similar bags and especially for the quality. After a full year in Asia, 9 crashes, 10's of flights and 23,000km of riding, it is still in great shape. I'm going back to Asia in 3 weeks and I am still taking my old Osprey because its been that good to me. Couldn't ask for a better product. Definitely one of the best bags on the market.

It comes as a two in one. ()I'm pretty sure) A smaller 13l day pack and a 42l large backpack. The 43l has one main area, and a mesh-zip covered area too. The 13l, ()which I use for both personal and travel use everyday), has a front zip, to mesh holding spaces for bottles, a laptop pocket, an inner zip compartment more than big enough to fit a tablet or books and a main compartment. Loads of space to carry my essentials and tech. As stated previously, it has survived 9 motorbike crashes and also being hit by a landslide (literally). Don't bother looking around, this is the bag for everyone.
Ingrid
Perfect 40L backpack but cannot find matching small bag
What small backpack would match jasper red colour of 40L Farpoint? I do not need to attach it anyhow, just matching colour smaller bag for daily use. If there is no such bag, what colour smaller bag would you recommend to use together? Online it is difficult to understand all the shades of red if they look good together
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Ingrid,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Farpoint 40.

We do not range a smaller day pack in the colour Jasper Red, however, the closest in colour to this would be the Martian Red colour ranged in our Talon Series.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Neil
Best pack ever ??
I’ve been using one for work for a while and would say it’s probably the best pack I’ve ever owned, it has everything (almost) you need and nothing that you don’t !! Just two things that could make the pack faultless. The first is some mesh pouches around the edge, or even just at the top edge of the main compartment to stop odd things that you toss in (travel adapter) getting lost in your clothes. You don’t want to use the mesh pouch in the lid for this because this backs on your lap top. The other is to make the inner straps that hold you close a contrasting colour - like the green used elsewhere, which would stop them getting lost at the bottom of the pack. If it had those this would be the only pack you would ever need - basically ever !!
uc
Not recommended
I am 177cm hight. But the hip belt of M/L version if beyond my iliac crest. Why? I was very dissappointed.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Farpoint 40.

We are sorry to hear that you have found that the hipbelt on your pack does not sit in the correct position. We would recommend following our How to Fit your Pack guide, as this will ensure the pack is correctly fitted, and may resolve the issue.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

krabdb
This backpack is CATASTROPHIC inconvenient for traveling!
I bought this backpack for traveling to Japan, then traveled with him to Georgia (the state in the Caucasus, not the state in the USА) and Armenia.
Prologue (for those who do not like the long list of shortcomings): this backpack is CATASTROPHIC inconvenient for traveling!

Want to know why? Here are my complaints:
1. Catastrophically small distance between the straps of the backpack at the point of the upper attachment. And I'm not rednek. One should have a neck thick with a pencil or suffer a trapezoid muscle dystrophy to be comfortable.
2. Side support is made for hipsters weighing 60 kg and no more? So for them there is Timbuk2 and other glamor brands. A man of normal build and weighing 90-100 kg is not included in this support. YES and it looks all very funny, like the fragile wings of a fairy on a healthy man.
3. What prevented a couple of loops on straps for attaching a body kit or at least placing sunglasses? No, I do not need to talk about a couple of strange fabric stripes - they are at the normal configuration of the backpack are at the level of the collarbone. Approximately so, the military uses shoulder straps. But the guys who travel in the pilot's pants choose other backpacks, do not they?
4. Absence of a rain cover in the complete set. This is not written only lazy.
5. The lack of a side pocket for a bottle of water. Look, this is a real mockery. The designer of this backpack walked with him only around the house? Trying to get it and then putting the bottle out of the back pocket causes hysteria among the people around. Was it difficult for people to do this? No arguments that she would cling to when transforming into a bag do not work! Because the available compartments for bottles are stretched from the usual 0.5 liter bottle and work like hooks even better!
6. The pocket for the laptop / tablet and other small things is made in the far section from the back. Dudes, this really creates an imbalance behind your back. Does the backpack designer generally know anything about the shoulder of the force application? Even my rMB 12 '' in this compartment decently pulls back annoying and I represent the rage of the owners of 15 '' wintel laptops!
7. What prevented you from making a slightly more relief back with lumbar support? Laziness of designers?

Summary: an attempt to make a universal backpack-bag has led to the fact that the backpack is not suitable as an EDC, and for putting into the luggage I could buy a suitcase.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Farpoint 40.

We are sorry to hear that you have been disappointed with your pack on your recent trip.

It seems like the yoke has not been positioned comfortably on your body, hence the discomfort. We find that extending the shoulder harness and moving the weight lower improves the fit around this area of the body.

Farpoint's hipbelt has been designed to enable a comfortable fit on the widest variety of users possible. We find the padding is an ideal fit for most.

In order to provide best value for money, this pack does not come supplied with a raincover, however these can be purchased separately for those users who require them, without providing an unnecessary feature for those who don't.

We do not equip these packs with water bottle pockets, as they are not intended for hiking or EDC. We build these as to-and-from travel packs.

Your comments on the laptop sleeve, lumbar padding, attachment loops and all of the feedback has been passed on to our Design Team. We will take them into consideration for the next generation of Farpoint.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Kas
Awesome bag!
I am super happy with the bag. I did not choose Fairview because I always prefer men's range when it comes to colour of the bag packs. I chose the Volcanic Grey one and it's practical and I will not stand out from the crowd. When the bag arrived, I was a tad disappointed as the velcro strap was misaligned and I was not so sure about the bag itself. However, once I packed and had the load on my shoulders, I knew it was the right choice and I regretted not getting it earlier - it would have been perfect for my 4 month backpacking trip - I had a 60L Deuter that was too much for Indian buses. The main compartment is spacious and I really like the fact that there are other smaller pockets I can use for anything I want - laptop, kindle, etc. The only thing I would have liked to have - would be a small packet on the hip strap - to be able to store small change or a travel card there - quick access without having to take it off my shoulders. As I was travelling the next day, I could not return the bag to change it - velcro - it seems to work anyhow. A great bag for ladies too. After having read numerous reviews, I opted for M/L being broad shouldered and 5.7 tall. It was the right choice. I am very happy with the bag! I wish I had discovered Osprey range much earlier.
Harald
Bestes Handgepäck
...die neue Leichtigkeit des Reisens. Ausreichend für Wochenend- u. Kurztrips. Andere reisen damit um die Welt :-) Ein Bordtrolley hat natürlich auch Vorteile (Warteschlange etc.), der Farpoint spielt jedoch spätestens vor Ort seine Trümpfe aus: Kopfsteinpflaster, Schotterpisten, Treppen (Santorin), Hände frei u.v.m. Der Farpoint trägt sich sehr angenehm, das Extrafach ist praktisch für den Flüssigkeiten-Klimbim. Sehr gut verarbeitet, relativ leicht und auch die Optik ist ansprechend. Absolute Empfehlung!
Irfan
Very satisfied with this product.
It is spacious and holds clothings and other items of need while on travel for weeks depending upon how one lives. I can travel with it full and place it in the plane hat rack without any issues. It is extremely comfortable as a backpack. Thank you as my quest for a decent backpack spanning over decades is over.
Fran C
Good sack, could do with a couple of tweaks.
Overall I'm happy this sack will be good for trips abroad and hopefully solo camping at a festival, travelling on a coach that only allows a 'medium sized' bag. Obviously it's gonna be a challenge to fit a tent, sleeping bag, mat, clothes, etc into it. I've made a spreadsheet in Numbers to add up the weight and volume of each item. Two criticisms, firstly the outside pockets are of dubious use. You could only put a water bottle in if the sack wasn't too full, and it might not be very secure. If you put trekking poles in they might trash the mesh. However they are better than nothing and everything has it's pros and cons. I think they should be able to be used when the rucksack is crammed full, and the bottom compression strap is not being used. To do this Osprey just need to build a bit of slack into them, add a bit more mesh. Adding a bit of material at the bottom and elastic at the top would be nice. My second criticism is that there are FOUR large flat pockets virtually the height of the bag. I do not own one large flat item let alone 4. Obviously one is for a laptop but the other three are for what? Any items fall to the bottom making packing efficiently a problem. There is a saving grace - the outer top pocket covers the top third of the bag. The very bottom of the main one of the 'big four' covers the bottom 20%, the bottom of the outer mesh pocket on top of the laptop sleeve is a bit higher so starts at around the top of the bottom 20%. So if you fill this about quarter full it will be roughly in between the other two and so the thee combined roughly utilise the vertical space. Still it's a workaround of a questionable design. It still leaves the fourth of the big 4, which is in the top of the main compartment. This annoys me a bit because all this material eats into the volume and weight, and presumable adds to the price. I have seen a flat backpack organiser for small items but it's more weight and expense. Anyway, that's my packing tip to make use of it, basically don't put much in each, and also don't if flying as you could go over the maximum size.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Fran,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Farpoint 40.

It is great to hear that overall you have been happy with your purchase of the Farpoint 40, and that you believe it will be a good fit for your upcoming trips and festivals.

However, we are sorry to learn that you have found a couple areas of the pack which you feel could be improved. The external stretch mesh pockets have been designed for items you may want to quickly access, a water bottle should comfortably fit into these pockets, even when the pack is at full capacity, and can be securely kept in place by tightening the compression strap that goes across both pockets. We would not recommend that walking poles are kept in this pocket, as due to the mesh material the poles may cause damage, one of our Hiking Pack would be better suited for activities that include walking poles, and all of our Hiking Packs come with walking pole attachment points.

The flat pockets within the front compartment of the Farpoint 40 have been designed to offer great organisation, and allow the user to securely protect their laptop within the dedicated padded laptop sleeve. The other pockets can be great to organise your travel or festival documentation, ensuring that you will know where all your important documents are, making it quick and easy to find. 

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Mari
Good but just few neg.
the farpoint is very good, but I would like to point out some negatives
Volcanic Grey is a misleading and wrong advertisement. Correct colour is green. On the website is grey.
shoulder strap very cheap and useless. If you plan to use it, better buy a new shoulder strap. This strap can cut your clothes and not convenient at all.
back traps are taking too much space and I was expecting I can fit more stuff inside. my 17L ICON Backpack I can fit more stuff inside. I was expecting more practical bag.
laptop storage is in the wrong place. could break my laptop. not for me.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Mari,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Farpoint 40.

We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the colour of your pack. The colour Volcanic Grey is dark grey/green in tone, and we hope that the images on our website reflect this, however, we understand that different screen calibrations and the device used can affect the colours seen by the customer. We have passed your comments on to our Web Team for reflection.

The shoulder strap of the Farpoint is padded, and should not cause any damage to clothing, if you have found that your Farpoint is missing this padding, please contact our Guarantee Team who will be happy to help. We will also ensure that your feedback on the quality of this strap, is passed to our Design Team.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Pol
17 dias en Tailandia
He estado 17 dias en Tailandia y estoy encantado con el resultado.
EL único inconveniente, es el hecho de que no tenga un sitio donde bloquear los carros de la cremallera para que no la puedan abrir.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Pol,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Farpoint 40.

It is great to hear that the Farpoint 40 has been a delight for you to use whilst on your travels in Thailand.

On the main compartments you can lock the zips together, with any standard travel lock, to ensure the safety of its content.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Jim
Misleading Picture/Description
The bag has great features; however, listing it as "volcanic grey" and posting a picture of a grey bag is misleading/false advertising. The bag is actually green. The picture on the Osprey website appears grey on three different devices -- ios iphone 7, macbook pro and windows pc with Asus monitor.

Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Jim,

Thanks for taking the time to write your feedback for the Farpoint 40. We're sorry to hear that you are unhappy with the colour of this.

Sometimes, the lighting/ screen calibration that you are viewing the products on, can be a bit different, especially in photos and compared to having the pack in front of you. I'm sorry to hear that you feel this is so different for you.

If you wish to return the product, you can do so by following our Returns Instructions that can be found here.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Attila
Beware! Colour is not correct!
I like the backpack, but it's nothing like on the pictures. The name of the colour "Volcanic Grey" is also misleading. The backpack is totally GREEN. I had the same problem with the "Shadow Grey " Ultralight Stuff Pack, which is also GREEN. It's not slightly different on the pictures and you don't need to have a keen eye for colour difference to see it. They are black on the pictures, but you'll get totally GREEN bags. I'm disappointed. All l I have is black and I'll have to change these backpacks because of this... Don't fall in the same trap if colours are important for you!
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Attila,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Farpoint 40.

We can understand your disappointment in terms of the colours not reflecting the images on our website, and we apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

However, the device used, and the calibration setting of each individual screen can be perceived differently when viewing products online.

We have passed the feedback over to our Digital Team who will be looking to review the shades of the current images. If changes are made we hope that this will help customers make a more accurate decision when selecting the colour of their pack.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Alan
Am looking to change it
I've used this bag for a number of trips as a single carry on, including a four week trip to Thailand/ Portugal/ UK. While it has never let me down and looks as good as new (I take care of my things and it has always been with me and not in any airplane hold) I find it's impracticality such that I'm looking to change the bag. My main concerns are it's lack of practicality on the following points. Actual packing is a little frustrating due to the way the bag doesn't open fully. It's soft sides slightly hinder packing while heavily curved corners limit regular packing eg using packing cubes. The support and padding for the laptop/ tablet (I've travelled with both or just a tablet) gives me limited confidence in it's ability to protect my electronics, especially using the external compression which appears to put pressure right on that area of the bag. Some kind of semi rigid protection would be wise. That pocket also is poorly planned in relation to the soft upper of the bag- if you put anything deep inside and fill the main bag it's very hard to access anything that falls to the bottom. Two half sized pockets would be much more useful. Once closed with the external compression straps opening the bag is actually difficult to open/ access. Good against pickpockets, bad for airport security. Further, using the external straps completely negates the external mesh pockets for something useful like a water bottle. The upper, small storage is useful, unless you've over stuffed the bag. It's not a bad carry on, it's just not as good as my experience has led me to need. Is the right carry on bag made yet? I'm looking.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Alan,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Farpoint 40.

We appreciate you feedback, we regularly make updates to our packs and are constantly looking for ways to improve. I will ensure your comments are passed on to our Design Team.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Joakim
Great bag
I've been using this bag for a 10 day travel now and it has been great.

I have some feedback that I think would make this and other bags even greater:
1: The zippers could interlaced to make a kind of locking mechanism for when you are wearing the pack.
2: A powerbank pocket on the inside with a USB connection point on the outside and maybe a small fold where you can stuff your cable when not in use.

Anyways. This bag has served me well on my interrail. I can really recommend
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hello

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and for giving us your feedback on the Farpoint 40, we will pass it on to our design team.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

 

Marek
Perfect travel bag
Recently I used this bag for travelling in Portugal. No problem with airlines, I took the bag with me on the plane. For one week in Portugal, I could not complain about this bag.
Pack all my things, clothes, etc. Just perfect :) I definitely recommend this bag for nomads, travel guys.
Rebecca
The best travel bag
I used this bag when I visited Greece for 1 week and India for 3 weeks last year. Before this I used the Wayfarer 70 Women's specific which I found WAY to big. The more space you have the more you pack haha. Anyway if you are getting this bag you must buy packing cubes in order to maximise the space as there aren't that many pockets. The green inside contrasts amazingly with the blue of the bag and will look great with the raspberry pink packing cubes I just ordered as the two I had weren't enough for India, the blue also doesn't show the dirt as much as the red bag I had did, it has come back from India looking as good as new! I had many admiring glances from the other people on my tour as my bag was the smallest and sturdiest, not to say the most attractive. Some of the people packed bags that were too big and heavy for them to move, and I was able to move mine easily on my 5ft frame *smirks*. The harness system, as with my other bag, is amazing and holds it tight to your body and distributes the weight. The only annoying thing is I bought this to use as hand luggage and it is too big for international flights *sigh* but at least international flights include free hold luggage. I love Osprey bags so much that bought my boyfriend the Porter 46 so that he can travel with me. This bag will be going with me for a year in Australia, then will be heading to New Zealand. What are you waiting for? Buy buy buy.
Peter
11 months of Abuse Withstood
This backpack is amazing. I used it for 11 months backpacking across South America. I was not delicate with this backpack and it has withstood everything I could throw at it. It was my main bag and all of the zips, pockets and straps are still in good condition. I can see where osprey got their great reputation. I would highly recommend this backpack to anyone wanting to travel long-term. It was more than sufficient for my needs and if you need something bigger...your packing too much!

It's ideal for travel as you can unzip the bag all the way. However I wouldn't recommend this bag for long days consecutive trekking because it doesn't have a built in strong frame or hugely supportive middle straps. Having said that a mate of mine did the W trek in Patagonia for 5 days using the 55 litre Farpoint and he was fine.

Couldn't recommend this pack highly enough enjoy!
Carlos A. Espinal
Excellent all-rounder.
I have spent the last summer hiking in the Pyrenees, hopping around the Greek islands and going to business trips. The bag fits each of these travels styles fantastically. The suspension system is the most comfortable I have tried and it held perfectly fine running up and down mountain peaks with lots of gear. It's compactness worked great when flying and and commuting. It was light enough to use it as a day pack for picnics at the beach. After two months of beating the bag up, a rinse in the shower brought it back to perfect condition. Fitting it with extra hooks on the loops provided at the shoulders straps and frame allowed me to carry extra things on the outside - I love hanging my suits from these so they don't wrinkle as I walk. A bag with wheels would have not been adequate for hiking. A hiking backpack will not be the right tool for quick and cheap business travel around Eurrope. This one balances perfectly
Alec Henry
An excellent backpack
I just took this badboy on a 4 week trip to brazil for hiking, general travelling and seeing the olympics. I did the hike for the first 4 days of the trip and this bag was more than adequate and very comfy - despite the trails we were walking being extremely tough. I was carrying tent, sleeping bag, air bed clothes, a bladder and other supplies all inside the bag - note that was the limit of what could be accomodated.
After that - i did more conventional travelling around brazil using airports, coaches, taxis and other public transport and this bag was great. I ended up getting rid of the tent and sleeping bag so that I could carry other things. never had to check the bag and there are loops for a pad lock.
I'm so happy that I bought this bag for the trip - extremely durable and comfy and will be well used for other trips i take - I so prefer this to my wheely bag.

thanks Osprey
Michael
everywhere
I use this backpack for two years now and it has been with me on numerous trips all over europe. I love it! My girlfriend got so jealous that i bought her one two and now travelling is pretty easy. We never check in luggage anymore since this pack is simply big enough. I do have the Farpoint 70 for longer travels but I hardly use it... Although the detachable daypack is a great addition, maybe that would be a good idea for the new version of the Farpoint 40, if possible... So if you are looking for a great pack that will help you travel easy... This is the one to pick. Besides getting a little dirty on the trips it still looks like new... very good quality...
Edward
Like an Oversized Daypack
I loved this backpack and used it as my main travel pack for a month's travel to Peru. It's really comfortable to carry around and had no problems whatsoever as a carry on luggage. The small size carried around 38L so it was a bit tight especially to close. Make sure you don't buy any large toiletry bags or packing cubes as it will make life more difficult to stuff everything in. But we managed to put in 2 packing cubes, a toiletry bag and other accessories without too much sweat. My wife wished that there were a few more small pockets to put small stuff like passports and keys but otherwise 5/5.
  • Conforms to EU maximum carry-on luggage size
  • Detachable padded shoulder strap
  • Die-cut spacer mesh hipbelt and harness
  • Dual front mesh pockets
  • Internal compression strap system
  • Internal tablet sleeve
  • Light weight peripheral frame
  • Low profile padded carry handles on top and side
  • Padded laptop sleeve
  • Panel zip access to main compartment with lockable zippers
  • Sternum strap with emergency whistle
  • Twin compression webbing straps
  • Zip away harness and hipbelt

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Arvid
Good but not great - for tall persons
On the plus side, it's very comfortable, packable and with all the pockets you would need. It's not ideal packing heavy stuff like a laptop in the lid far from the frame, but I guess that's for greater accessibility. My main gripe is that the cross-strap on the harness is unusable for taller persons like me (I'm 6:2) - it sets close to the throat even in its lowest setting.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Arvid,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Farpoint 40.

We are sorry to hear that you have not found the pack to fit you correctly. The Farpoint 40 is available in two sizes: S/M and M/L, we always recommend that customers use our PackSizer App to determine the best size for their torso, prior to purchase. If you have the correct size, but still find the fit to be uncomfortable, we would suggest following our How to Fit your Pack guide.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Damien
Le sac cabine de voyage idéal
Après une première aventure en Sicile avec, le verdict est sans appel. Génial ! Suffisamment grand pour partir avec tout le nécessaire, confortable, pratique et esthétique. Je recommande sans hésitation !
Stefan
Backpack of my dreams
It was love at first sight when I first saw my Farpoint 40. It's the perfect backpack for my short-mid term travels, though I've been meeting people with the same backpack who were on the road for weeks or months. I really like the good quality materials and everything seems to be well thought trough. I have the feeling that it will last me many years, maybe my whole life.
The only thing what I miss (thus the 4 stars instead of 5) are some smaller organising pockets, similar to the sandwich pocket on the top.
Chris
Excellent,quality sums it up
This is a quality product that will last the test of time
Latif
Almost perfect
What can I say about it. This is a great backpack that will stand for years to come. It is almost perfect because i wish it has a separate shoe compartment like Escapist. But still, a great buy.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Latif,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Farpoint 40.

It is great to hear that you have been pleased with your pack, however, we will ensure that your feedback on the addition of a separate shoe compartment is passed to our Design Team for reflection.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Guillaume
Parfait !
Le Farpoint 40 est LE sac que je cherchais : il passe en bagage cabine de toutes les compagnies avec lesquelles j'ai voyagé, les coutures et fermetures sont solides et il est très pratique d'utilisation : rangement ordinateur portable, pochettes, bretelles confortables ...
Bref, je recommande !
Rootie
Just buy it.
Ticks all the boxes, although could be jet black.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Rootie,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Farpoint 40.

It is great to hear that you have been pleased with your pack. We will ensure your feedback on the colour options is passed to our Design Team for reflection.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Neil
A good choice for a 5 week holiday
Turning 50 the year I decided to go to New Zealand for 5 weeks and I decided to travel with a luggage bag and a day bag, so bought the Farpoint 40 and the 20l 'daylite plus'. I went with this combo because I like a larger daypack ( to fit camera and lenses, food, drinks and waterproofs) and I was aiming to travel with as a little as possible. I avoided the Farpoint 55 and 70 because of the small day pack, just to say the 20l 'daylight plus' proved to be too small when doing day hikes around Dunedin, Queenstown and Taupo

The Farpoint 40 did its job and in combination with a set of packing cubes, the trip went without any real problems. It was very comfortable when walking round cities to find my accommodation. I managed to get enough kit in it so that I only needed to wash clothes once a week which i thought was pretty good given its only a 40l pack. It seems pretty robust having been banged around in planes and buses.

On the downside from my point of view I'd have liked a couple more loops on the outside to secure stuff to as well as having a water cover built in given the price.

Finally, I'm going back to New Zealand in a couple of years and will be taking this rucksack again unless Opsrey producers a 60l version in which case I'll upgrade. However, I'll be taking something other than the 20l 'daylite plus'.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Neil,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Farpoint 40.

It is great to hear that you have found the Farpoint 40 a good choice for your travels around New Zealand, and that allowed you to pack as much as you needed, without having to choose a larger volume of pack. However, we will ensure your feedback on further external loops, the addition of a raincover, and the prospect of a 60L version, is passed to our Design Team for reflection.

As an alternative to the Daylite, we would recommend looking at our Talon Series, this is our most popular daypack, and you may find the Talon 33 to offer more features for your day trips, with an increased volume.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Cam
5 Star all day long
Being sporty, I have had a lot of bags. I decided to go traveling for a year and upgraded to the Osprey Farpoint 40 and it was no disappointment. The price is great compared to similar bags and especially for the quality. After a full year in Asia, 9 crashes, 10's of flights and 23,000km of riding, it is still in great shape. I'm going back to Asia in 3 weeks and I am still taking my old Osprey because its been that good to me. Couldn't ask for a better product. Definitely one of the best bags on the market.

It comes as a two in one. ()I'm pretty sure) A smaller 13l day pack and a 42l large backpack. The 43l has one main area, and a mesh-zip covered area too. The 13l, ()which I use for both personal and travel use everyday), has a front zip, to mesh holding spaces for bottles, a laptop pocket, an inner zip compartment more than big enough to fit a tablet or books and a main compartment. Loads of space to carry my essentials and tech. As stated previously, it has survived 9 motorbike crashes and also being hit by a landslide (literally). Don't bother looking around, this is the bag for everyone.
Ingrid
Perfect 40L backpack but cannot find matching small bag
What small backpack would match jasper red colour of 40L Farpoint? I do not need to attach it anyhow, just matching colour smaller bag for daily use. If there is no such bag, what colour smaller bag would you recommend to use together? Online it is difficult to understand all the shades of red if they look good together
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Ingrid,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Farpoint 40.

We do not range a smaller day pack in the colour Jasper Red, however, the closest in colour to this would be the Martian Red colour ranged in our Talon Series.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Neil
Best pack ever ??
I’ve been using one for work for a while and would say it’s probably the best pack I’ve ever owned, it has everything (almost) you need and nothing that you don’t !! Just two things that could make the pack faultless. The first is some mesh pouches around the edge, or even just at the top edge of the main compartment to stop odd things that you toss in (travel adapter) getting lost in your clothes. You don’t want to use the mesh pouch in the lid for this because this backs on your lap top. The other is to make the inner straps that hold you close a contrasting colour - like the green used elsewhere, which would stop them getting lost at the bottom of the pack. If it had those this would be the only pack you would ever need - basically ever !!
uc
Not recommended
I am 177cm hight. But the hip belt of M/L version if beyond my iliac crest. Why? I was very dissappointed.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Farpoint 40.

We are sorry to hear that you have found that the hipbelt on your pack does not sit in the correct position. We would recommend following our How to Fit your Pack guide, as this will ensure the pack is correctly fitted, and may resolve the issue.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

krabdb
This backpack is CATASTROPHIC inconvenient for traveling!
I bought this backpack for traveling to Japan, then traveled with him to Georgia (the state in the Caucasus, not the state in the USА) and Armenia.
Prologue (for those who do not like the long list of shortcomings): this backpack is CATASTROPHIC inconvenient for traveling!

Want to know why? Here are my complaints:
1. Catastrophically small distance between the straps of the backpack at the point of the upper attachment. And I'm not rednek. One should have a neck thick with a pencil or suffer a trapezoid muscle dystrophy to be comfortable.
2. Side support is made for hipsters weighing 60 kg and no more? So for them there is Timbuk2 and other glamor brands. A man of normal build and weighing 90-100 kg is not included in this support. YES and it looks all very funny, like the fragile wings of a fairy on a healthy man.
3. What prevented a couple of loops on straps for attaching a body kit or at least placing sunglasses? No, I do not need to talk about a couple of strange fabric stripes - they are at the normal configuration of the backpack are at the level of the collarbone. Approximately so, the military uses shoulder straps. But the guys who travel in the pilot's pants choose other backpacks, do not they?
4. Absence of a rain cover in the complete set. This is not written only lazy.
5. The lack of a side pocket for a bottle of water. Look, this is a real mockery. The designer of this backpack walked with him only around the house? Trying to get it and then putting the bottle out of the back pocket causes hysteria among the people around. Was it difficult for people to do this? No arguments that she would cling to when transforming into a bag do not work! Because the available compartments for bottles are stretched from the usual 0.5 liter bottle and work like hooks even better!
6. The pocket for the laptop / tablet and other small things is made in the far section from the back. Dudes, this really creates an imbalance behind your back. Does the backpack designer generally know anything about the shoulder of the force application? Even my rMB 12 '' in this compartment decently pulls back annoying and I represent the rage of the owners of 15 '' wintel laptops!
7. What prevented you from making a slightly more relief back with lumbar support? Laziness of designers?

Summary: an attempt to make a universal backpack-bag has led to the fact that the backpack is not suitable as an EDC, and for putting into the luggage I could buy a suitcase.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Farpoint 40.

We are sorry to hear that you have been disappointed with your pack on your recent trip.

It seems like the yoke has not been positioned comfortably on your body, hence the discomfort. We find that extending the shoulder harness and moving the weight lower improves the fit around this area of the body.

Farpoint's hipbelt has been designed to enable a comfortable fit on the widest variety of users possible. We find the padding is an ideal fit for most.

In order to provide best value for money, this pack does not come supplied with a raincover, however these can be purchased separately for those users who require them, without providing an unnecessary feature for those who don't.

We do not equip these packs with water bottle pockets, as they are not intended for hiking or EDC. We build these as to-and-from travel packs.

Your comments on the laptop sleeve, lumbar padding, attachment loops and all of the feedback has been passed on to our Design Team. We will take them into consideration for the next generation of Farpoint.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Kas
Awesome bag!
I am super happy with the bag. I did not choose Fairview because I always prefer men's range when it comes to colour of the bag packs. I chose the Volcanic Grey one and it's practical and I will not stand out from the crowd. When the bag arrived, I was a tad disappointed as the velcro strap was misaligned and I was not so sure about the bag itself. However, once I packed and had the load on my shoulders, I knew it was the right choice and I regretted not getting it earlier - it would have been perfect for my 4 month backpacking trip - I had a 60L Deuter that was too much for Indian buses. The main compartment is spacious and I really like the fact that there are other smaller pockets I can use for anything I want - laptop, kindle, etc. The only thing I would have liked to have - would be a small packet on the hip strap - to be able to store small change or a travel card there - quick access without having to take it off my shoulders. As I was travelling the next day, I could not return the bag to change it - velcro - it seems to work anyhow. A great bag for ladies too. After having read numerous reviews, I opted for M/L being broad shouldered and 5.7 tall. It was the right choice. I am very happy with the bag! I wish I had discovered Osprey range much earlier.
Harald
Bestes Handgepäck
...die neue Leichtigkeit des Reisens. Ausreichend für Wochenend- u. Kurztrips. Andere reisen damit um die Welt :-) Ein Bordtrolley hat natürlich auch Vorteile (Warteschlange etc.), der Farpoint spielt jedoch spätestens vor Ort seine Trümpfe aus: Kopfsteinpflaster, Schotterpisten, Treppen (Santorin), Hände frei u.v.m. Der Farpoint trägt sich sehr angenehm, das Extrafach ist praktisch für den Flüssigkeiten-Klimbim. Sehr gut verarbeitet, relativ leicht und auch die Optik ist ansprechend. Absolute Empfehlung!
Irfan
Very satisfied with this product.
It is spacious and holds clothings and other items of need while on travel for weeks depending upon how one lives. I can travel with it full and place it in the plane hat rack without any issues. It is extremely comfortable as a backpack. Thank you as my quest for a decent backpack spanning over decades is over.
Fran C
Good sack, could do with a couple of tweaks.
Overall I'm happy this sack will be good for trips abroad and hopefully solo camping at a festival, travelling on a coach that only allows a 'medium sized' bag. Obviously it's gonna be a challenge to fit a tent, sleeping bag, mat, clothes, etc into it. I've made a spreadsheet in Numbers to add up the weight and volume of each item. Two criticisms, firstly the outside pockets are of dubious use. You could only put a water bottle in if the sack wasn't too full, and it might not be very secure. If you put trekking poles in they might trash the mesh. However they are better than nothing and everything has it's pros and cons. I think they should be able to be used when the rucksack is crammed full, and the bottom compression strap is not being used. To do this Osprey just need to build a bit of slack into them, add a bit more mesh. Adding a bit of material at the bottom and elastic at the top would be nice. My second criticism is that there are FOUR large flat pockets virtually the height of the bag. I do not own one large flat item let alone 4. Obviously one is for a laptop but the other three are for what? Any items fall to the bottom making packing efficiently a problem. There is a saving grace - the outer top pocket covers the top third of the bag. The very bottom of the main one of the 'big four' covers the bottom 20%, the bottom of the outer mesh pocket on top of the laptop sleeve is a bit higher so starts at around the top of the bottom 20%. So if you fill this about quarter full it will be roughly in between the other two and so the thee combined roughly utilise the vertical space. Still it's a workaround of a questionable design. It still leaves the fourth of the big 4, which is in the top of the main compartment. This annoys me a bit because all this material eats into the volume and weight, and presumable adds to the price. I have seen a flat backpack organiser for small items but it's more weight and expense. Anyway, that's my packing tip to make use of it, basically don't put much in each, and also don't if flying as you could go over the maximum size.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Fran,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Farpoint 40.

It is great to hear that overall you have been happy with your purchase of the Farpoint 40, and that you believe it will be a good fit for your upcoming trips and festivals.

However, we are sorry to learn that you have found a couple areas of the pack which you feel could be improved. The external stretch mesh pockets have been designed for items you may want to quickly access, a water bottle should comfortably fit into these pockets, even when the pack is at full capacity, and can be securely kept in place by tightening the compression strap that goes across both pockets. We would not recommend that walking poles are kept in this pocket, as due to the mesh material the poles may cause damage, one of our Hiking Pack would be better suited for activities that include walking poles, and all of our Hiking Packs come with walking pole attachment points.

The flat pockets within the front compartment of the Farpoint 40 have been designed to offer great organisation, and allow the user to securely protect their laptop within the dedicated padded laptop sleeve. The other pockets can be great to organise your travel or festival documentation, ensuring that you will know where all your important documents are, making it quick and easy to find. 

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Mari
Good but just few neg.
the farpoint is very good, but I would like to point out some negatives
Volcanic Grey is a misleading and wrong advertisement. Correct colour is green. On the website is grey.
shoulder strap very cheap and useless. If you plan to use it, better buy a new shoulder strap. This strap can cut your clothes and not convenient at all.
back traps are taking too much space and I was expecting I can fit more stuff inside. my 17L ICON Backpack I can fit more stuff inside. I was expecting more practical bag.
laptop storage is in the wrong place. could break my laptop. not for me.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Mari,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Farpoint 40.

We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the colour of your pack. The colour Volcanic Grey is dark grey/green in tone, and we hope that the images on our website reflect this, however, we understand that different screen calibrations and the device used can affect the colours seen by the customer. We have passed your comments on to our Web Team for reflection.

The shoulder strap of the Farpoint is padded, and should not cause any damage to clothing, if you have found that your Farpoint is missing this padding, please contact our Guarantee Team who will be happy to help. We will also ensure that your feedback on the quality of this strap, is passed to our Design Team.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Pol
17 dias en Tailandia
He estado 17 dias en Tailandia y estoy encantado con el resultado.
EL único inconveniente, es el hecho de que no tenga un sitio donde bloquear los carros de la cremallera para que no la puedan abrir.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Pol,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Farpoint 40.

It is great to hear that the Farpoint 40 has been a delight for you to use whilst on your travels in Thailand.

On the main compartments you can lock the zips together, with any standard travel lock, to ensure the safety of its content.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Jim
Misleading Picture/Description
The bag has great features; however, listing it as "volcanic grey" and posting a picture of a grey bag is misleading/false advertising. The bag is actually green. The picture on the Osprey website appears grey on three different devices -- ios iphone 7, macbook pro and windows pc with Asus monitor.

Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Jim,

Thanks for taking the time to write your feedback for the Farpoint 40. We're sorry to hear that you are unhappy with the colour of this.

Sometimes, the lighting/ screen calibration that you are viewing the products on, can be a bit different, especially in photos and compared to having the pack in front of you. I'm sorry to hear that you feel this is so different for you.

If you wish to return the product, you can do so by following our Returns Instructions that can be found here.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Attila
Beware! Colour is not correct!
I like the backpack, but it's nothing like on the pictures. The name of the colour "Volcanic Grey" is also misleading. The backpack is totally GREEN. I had the same problem with the "Shadow Grey " Ultralight Stuff Pack, which is also GREEN. It's not slightly different on the pictures and you don't need to have a keen eye for colour difference to see it. They are black on the pictures, but you'll get totally GREEN bags. I'm disappointed. All l I have is black and I'll have to change these backpacks because of this... Don't fall in the same trap if colours are important for you!
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Attila,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Farpoint 40.

We can understand your disappointment in terms of the colours not reflecting the images on our website, and we apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

However, the device used, and the calibration setting of each individual screen can be perceived differently when viewing products online.

We have passed the feedback over to our Digital Team who will be looking to review the shades of the current images. If changes are made we hope that this will help customers make a more accurate decision when selecting the colour of their pack.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Alan
Am looking to change it
I've used this bag for a number of trips as a single carry on, including a four week trip to Thailand/ Portugal/ UK. While it has never let me down and looks as good as new (I take care of my things and it has always been with me and not in any airplane hold) I find it's impracticality such that I'm looking to change the bag. My main concerns are it's lack of practicality on the following points. Actual packing is a little frustrating due to the way the bag doesn't open fully. It's soft sides slightly hinder packing while heavily curved corners limit regular packing eg using packing cubes. The support and padding for the laptop/ tablet (I've travelled with both or just a tablet) gives me limited confidence in it's ability to protect my electronics, especially using the external compression which appears to put pressure right on that area of the bag. Some kind of semi rigid protection would be wise. That pocket also is poorly planned in relation to the soft upper of the bag- if you put anything deep inside and fill the main bag it's very hard to access anything that falls to the bottom. Two half sized pockets would be much more useful. Once closed with the external compression straps opening the bag is actually difficult to open/ access. Good against pickpockets, bad for airport security. Further, using the external straps completely negates the external mesh pockets for something useful like a water bottle. The upper, small storage is useful, unless you've over stuffed the bag. It's not a bad carry on, it's just not as good as my experience has led me to need. Is the right carry on bag made yet? I'm looking.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Alan,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Farpoint 40.

We appreciate you feedback, we regularly make updates to our packs and are constantly looking for ways to improve. I will ensure your comments are passed on to our Design Team.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Joakim
Great bag
I've been using this bag for a 10 day travel now and it has been great.

I have some feedback that I think would make this and other bags even greater:
1: The zippers could interlaced to make a kind of locking mechanism for when you are wearing the pack.
2: A powerbank pocket on the inside with a USB connection point on the outside and maybe a small fold where you can stuff your cable when not in use.

Anyways. This bag has served me well on my interrail. I can really recommend
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hello

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and for giving us your feedback on the Farpoint 40, we will pass it on to our design team.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

 

Marek
Perfect travel bag
Recently I used this bag for travelling in Portugal. No problem with airlines, I took the bag with me on the plane. For one week in Portugal, I could not complain about this bag.
Pack all my things, clothes, etc. Just perfect :) I definitely recommend this bag for nomads, travel guys.
Rebecca
The best travel bag
I used this bag when I visited Greece for 1 week and India for 3 weeks last year. Before this I used the Wayfarer 70 Women's specific which I found WAY to big. The more space you have the more you pack haha. Anyway if you are getting this bag you must buy packing cubes in order to maximise the space as there aren't that many pockets. The green inside contrasts amazingly with the blue of the bag and will look great with the raspberry pink packing cubes I just ordered as the two I had weren't enough for India, the blue also doesn't show the dirt as much as the red bag I had did, it has come back from India looking as good as new! I had many admiring glances from the other people on my tour as my bag was the smallest and sturdiest, not to say the most attractive. Some of the people packed bags that were too big and heavy for them to move, and I was able to move mine easily on my 5ft frame *smirks*. The harness system, as with my other bag, is amazing and holds it tight to your body and distributes the weight. The only annoying thing is I bought this to use as hand luggage and it is too big for international flights *sigh* but at least international flights include free hold luggage. I love Osprey bags so much that bought my boyfriend the Porter 46 so that he can travel with me. This bag will be going with me for a year in Australia, then will be heading to New Zealand. What are you waiting for? Buy buy buy.
Peter
11 months of Abuse Withstood
This backpack is amazing. I used it for 11 months backpacking across South America. I was not delicate with this backpack and it has withstood everything I could throw at it. It was my main bag and all of the zips, pockets and straps are still in good condition. I can see where osprey got their great reputation. I would highly recommend this backpack to anyone wanting to travel long-term. It was more than sufficient for my needs and if you need something bigger...your packing too much!

It's ideal for travel as you can unzip the bag all the way. However I wouldn't recommend this bag for long days consecutive trekking because it doesn't have a built in strong frame or hugely supportive middle straps. Having said that a mate of mine did the W trek in Patagonia for 5 days using the 55 litre Farpoint and he was fine.

Couldn't recommend this pack highly enough enjoy!
Carlos A. Espinal
Excellent all-rounder.
I have spent the last summer hiking in the Pyrenees, hopping around the Greek islands and going to business trips. The bag fits each of these travels styles fantastically. The suspension system is the most comfortable I have tried and it held perfectly fine running up and down mountain peaks with lots of gear. It's compactness worked great when flying and and commuting. It was light enough to use it as a day pack for picnics at the beach. After two months of beating the bag up, a rinse in the shower brought it back to perfect condition. Fitting it with extra hooks on the loops provided at the shoulders straps and frame allowed me to carry extra things on the outside - I love hanging my suits from these so they don't wrinkle as I walk. A bag with wheels would have not been adequate for hiking. A hiking backpack will not be the right tool for quick and cheap business travel around Eurrope. This one balances perfectly
Alec Henry
An excellent backpack
I just took this badboy on a 4 week trip to brazil for hiking, general travelling and seeing the olympics. I did the hike for the first 4 days of the trip and this bag was more than adequate and very comfy - despite the trails we were walking being extremely tough. I was carrying tent, sleeping bag, air bed clothes, a bladder and other supplies all inside the bag - note that was the limit of what could be accomodated.
After that - i did more conventional travelling around brazil using airports, coaches, taxis and other public transport and this bag was great. I ended up getting rid of the tent and sleeping bag so that I could carry other things. never had to check the bag and there are loops for a pad lock.
I'm so happy that I bought this bag for the trip - extremely durable and comfy and will be well used for other trips i take - I so prefer this to my wheely bag.

thanks Osprey
Michael
everywhere
I use this backpack for two years now and it has been with me on numerous trips all over europe. I love it! My girlfriend got so jealous that i bought her one two and now travelling is pretty easy. We never check in luggage anymore since this pack is simply big enough. I do have the Farpoint 70 for longer travels but I hardly use it... Although the detachable daypack is a great addition, maybe that would be a good idea for the new version of the Farpoint 40, if possible... So if you are looking for a great pack that will help you travel easy... This is the one to pick. Besides getting a little dirty on the trips it still looks like new... very good quality...
Edward
Like an Oversized Daypack
I loved this backpack and used it as my main travel pack for a month's travel to Peru. It's really comfortable to carry around and had no problems whatsoever as a carry on luggage. The small size carried around 38L so it was a bit tight especially to close. Make sure you don't buy any large toiletry bags or packing cubes as it will make life more difficult to stuff everything in. But we managed to put in 2 packing cubes, a toiletry bag and other accessories without too much sweat. My wife wished that there were a few more small pockets to put small stuff like passports and keys but otherwise 5/5.

Features

  • Conforms to EU maximum carry-on luggage size
  • Detachable padded shoulder strap
  • Die-cut spacer mesh hipbelt and harness
  • Dual front mesh pockets
  • Internal compression strap system
  • Internal tablet sleeve
  • Light weight peripheral frame
  • Low profile padded carry handles on top and side
  • Padded laptop sleeve
  • Panel zip access to main compartment with lockable zippers
  • Sternum strap with emergency whistle
  • Twin compression webbing straps
  • Zip away harness and hipbelt