Great first time travel pack
I have recently used the Farpoint 70 for almost 5 months while traveling Europe (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Germany, England, Scotland, Ireland) and have loved the package and has been a great pack for a first time backpacker. Used the day pack every day and for many full day hikes including, Dolomites, Etna, Chinque Terre, Granada, etc.
Few things to note or suggestions:
> Can't secure day pack to main bag with zip when too full, might be better for Osprey to look at clips
> Straps on main bag need more padding as can be painful when at full capacity
> Larger day pack would be great, as it was often too small or lacked some necessary features.
> Might be better to package main pack with a different larger day pack with more features.
> Elastic bungee for external storage and extra hooks would be great to have on the day pack.
> Needs larger water bottle holders or straps on the day pack. Struggled to fit a 1L bottle in when day pack is full.
> Pockets on hip straps of both main and day pack would be great.
> Rain cover for the day pack would be good extra for those people like myself that keep a tablet/notebook or any valuables in the day pack.
> No name tag for day pack, would be good to have similar to main pack.
> The day pack can also clip onto the harness of the main pack, in a 'kangaroo' style attachment. However, with the day pack fully packed the thin straps are often painful after a short while as the straps have no padding and probably too short, which puts all the weight on the shoulders. Can also be very awkward when trying to clip on. Might be better with a hook instead of a clip.
I used this on my hiking trip to Norway - it was amazing!
Not really intended for carry on, it still fits the overhead compartment of most airbuses (it almost didn't fit on one small plane but I managed to do it by removing a couple of items and placing those under my seat) so it still works.
During my trip, I had to bring it with me while biking, hiking uphill, and scaling a mountain - managed it by allowing most of the weight to go my hip instead of my shoulders and back most of the time. It was great.
Great for saving on luggage fees
I borrowed this bag from a buddy for my last trip, just bought my own for this. I love it.
This is an amazing bag for travel. You can put the larger pack in overhead storage and zip off the day pack and put it under you seat.
I used the pack for a city tour to London at the beginning of the year. The space is perfect for clothes, souvenirs and important stuff, it is comfortable to wear and the hideable straps are nice in little spaces like trainstations or in the Sub. The little pack is a good companion for day trips. I would buy it again.
All Round Travel System
Bought it to support a city/beach/high altitude 6months trip across the Americas. Very spacious main travel bag that easily fits a guy’s clothes for a week plus long pants, winter jacket, thermal wear, gloves/ hat, etc. Love the day pack which fits my MacBook Pro, my passports, cash, keys, underwater housing (compact camera Canon G7x), my pro SLR (Canon 5D) and two heavy lenses fifty 1.2L and the 17-40mm f4 L. It’s a very versatile combo. Highly recommended.
I totally recommend this backpack. I used for my month trip to Japan in it works great. The perfect space, resistent, and confortable. I love you can detach the small bag for a day trip, and the the fact you can hide the straps is perfect for check in. Excellent backpack.
J'ai acheté ce sac pour partir 1 an en Nouvelle-Zélande, j'ai eu toute la place nécessaire pour y mettre mes vêtements. Le sac détachable à la journée m'a énormément servit. J'ai également utilisé le sac principal en randonnée sur plusieurs jours, très confortable et peu lourd. Je repars au vietnam dans quelques semaines et pas de doute j'utiliserais le même sac. Mon layout a été d'organiser mes vêtements et accessoires de toilette avec 3 sac étanches de la même marque (dry sack) : un de 20L pour les vêtements, un de 12L pour les sous-vêtements et un de 12L également pour tout le matériel annexe (médicaments, toilette...). Tout rentre nickel et les sacs sont vraiment résistants.
La poignée supplémentaire sur le côté du sac est vraiment bien pensée et permet d'alléger la charge sur les coutures lorsque l'on transporte le sac à la main.
Spacious and really convenient, you can put a lot of stuff inside.
The front pocket open completely.
Pratico, capiente e senza compromessi
Ho sempre preferito lo zaino anche nei miei viaggi "cittadini": con il Fairpoint 70 ho finalmente trovato lo zaino definitivo.
Curato nei dettagli, ben organizzato e con materiali di qualità, la fama di Osprey non si smentisce neanche in questo prodotto; questo modello mi piace soprattutto per l'apertura a valigia e perché non ci sono stati compromessi per rendere gli spallacci a scomparsa: lo zaino rimane comodo, bilanciato e ben sostenuto come uno zaino "tradizionale".
Avendo già borse molto capienti, mi serviva una capacità media per cui sono stato inizialmente indeciso tra la versione da 55L o questa da 70L. Alla fine guardando le misure, mi sono reso conto che i due modelli hanno un ingombro simile, differiscono in pratica solo nella profondità, per questo mi sono orientato sulla versione più capiente delle due. A zaino non completamente pieno la differenza per me non è così evidente, con il vantaggio di avere qualche litro in più quando dovesse servire. Da tenere conto poi che la capienza è quella totale tra lo zaino principale ed il daypack (altro grande vantaggio di questo modello: uno zainetto per tutti i giorni che può letteralmente scomparire e diventare un tutt'uno con lo zaino principale ed essere usato come scomparto separato).
Bagsizes, carry on and rollin’ for the seasoned backpacker
Overall Quality (fabric, zip, straps,...) is excellent, as usual with Osprey. The Main pack has a very basic setup , it’s size is ok for trips that involve one type of climate,... it will be to small for longer travels when you need to pack for different seasons and weather types. Especially when going from cold to warm climates you won’t be able to stuff your jacket, sweaters and winter shoes in this bag. (Which would be really handy on a hot overcrowded local bus for instance).. not to mention any souvenirs you might collect along the way.. The daypack is as well a bit small....too small for any meaningful everyday-use... put in a laptop, a lunch, a bottle, maybe a light rain jacket and it’s full..ok for a hike, but (back home) you can’t go to the gym or grocery shopping for example with this one. Or when flying, to use it as your cabin bag, it might be small to put in all your valuables + some extra’s like food (safe some money on transit flights)...and it has no tablet sleeve...
If your needs are very specific, this backpack will do fine...
But for any serious long-time travel I strongly recommend the WAYPOINT 80 backpack with bigger main pack and daypack (with a great tablet sleeve)...but is it still in production?...
And for shorter trips or traveling in one (warm) climate, just go for a carry-on backpack like the FARPOINT 40 with possibly an added Ultralight STUFFPACK that can be strapped to the back .... again, maybe safe some more money on checking in luggage :)
I must add, though very comfortable to carry, none of these backpacks are perfect for any real serious hiking, they’re to heavy and have no back ventilation ... maybe an EXOS will be better then.
Btw: always choose a backpack over a roller if you’re strong enough. Many beautiful countries don’t have those super-smooth roads you migh be used to at home.
good luck backpacking !