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Osprey Men's Waypoint 85 Backpack

by Osprey

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  • 5,100-cubic-inch men's backpack ideal for traveling, trekking, and backpacking
  • Ethereal suspension system offers interchangeable IsoForm harnesses
  • Built-in ErgoPull hip belt; spacer-mesh back panel and plastic frame sheet
  • Detachable daypack for shorter trips; handy zip-away suspension system
  • Removable sleeping pad straps; weighs 5 pounds 13 ounces; lifetime warranty

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A great travel backpack should carry like the best backcountry backpack without compromising the features needed for travel convenience. Enter the Osprey men's Waypoint 85 pack, which shares the same Ethereal suspension system as Osprey's lightweight and comfortable Aether 60 backcountry pack but is loaded with travel-specific extras. The Ethereal system employs interchangeable IsoForm harnesses to help you customize the fit, along with a built-in ErgoPull hip belt to keep the load comfortably on your hips without feeling bulky. Users will also appreciate the system's spacer-mesh back panel and plastic frame sheet, which combine to keep your load safe and stable. However, in addition to pack-standard sleeping pad straps and ice-axe loops, the Waypoint 85 comes with such travel-friendly features as interior clothing straps to keep your clothing in place and wrinkle-free; a magazine pocket to keep you well-read during long layovers; and a built-in luggage-style handle for when you need to carry the bag like a suitcase. And to facilitate easier airport and train travel, the bag's suspension system zips away stealthily into the back panel, so the shoulder straps and hip belt will stay safely stowed while you're on the move. The features combine to make the Waypoint 85 ideal for both backpacking trips across Europe and hiking trips through Central America.



The Waypoint 85 comes with a detachable daypack for short hikes or daytrips.
As with any good pack, the Waypoint 85 also includes plenty of storage space, with a panel-zip main compartment with lockable pulls, a zipper mesh pocket on the inside front panel, and a zippered internal side mesh pocket. Plus, the Waypoint 85 offers a detachable daypack, so you can take short daytrips without having to haul all your gear along. Other features include gear attachment points, stretch-woven side pockets, and an adjustable sternum strap with an emergency whistle. The Waypoint 85 offers a capacity of 5,100 cubic inches, weighs 5 pounds 13 ounces without gear, and carries a lifetime warranty.

About Osprey
Things at Osprey move full circle, starting with the people, moving to the product, and then back again to the people for the lifetime of the product. Company founders Mike Pfotenhauer and Laurie White started the company in 1974 in Santa Cruz, California, introducing such features in the next few years as breathable mesh panels, custom-fit internal frame mountaineering packs, and slide adjustable chest straps. The company moved to a former Gore-tex factory in Dolores, Colorado, in 1990, and then to Cortez, Colorado, in 1994. Nestled in the corner of the rugged San Juan mountains and on the edge of vast sandstone canyon country, the Cortez landscape provides the Osprey team with constant inspiration and a superb testing ground for the packs.

The remainder of the team, including Osprey founder and head designer Pfotenhauer, reside in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Surrounded by heat, endless bustle, and vibrant energy, Team Vietnam designs and builds Osprey packs to the company's exacting standards. Living in HCM City provides several benefits, including the ability to ensure fair labor standards for the company's manufacturing employees and establish face-to-face relationships with the factories that build the company's packs. Osprey's mission is to create innovative, high-performance gear that reflects the employees' love of adventure and devotion to the outdoors.

Product Description

A great travel backpack should carry like the best backcountry backpack, without compromising the features needed for travel convenience. Interchangeable and adjustable Waypoint harnesses help customize the fit while built a built-in ErgoPull hipbelt keeps the load comfortably on your hips without being bulky. A detachable daypack with a padded front panel keeps your smaller items safe.

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  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B002B3XOIY
  • Item model number: 115085
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,818 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Perfect for trekking and backpack travelling.
Alan Cullen
I still have it and Osprey has sent me a couple replacement buckles that failed, no charge or questions asked.
K. Rosinbum
No matter how you pack, adjust the straps its just not comfortable.
Kate

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Climin on July 23, 2013
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Medium Verified Purchase
Just to preface, I am an avid traveler and have been on many 2-6 month trips with a roller bag or a traditional top loading backpack. I have done over a thousand miles on the appalachian trail and have lived in several different countries. I can absolutely say this is a Great Bag! For this particular trip we traveled for two months in India and acrosss Europe on trains, bikes, cars, and planes. This bag did it all. The back pack straps are comfortable and the hipbelt is substantial enough to work. The space is adequate for all your clothes and some souvenirs. The bag is not very heavy which is nice, but the material is very solid and took the airport beatings and anything else I could throw at it. The zippers are heavy duty and track well. The sleeping bag compartment is nice for shoes or stinky socks or wet bathing suits. Pack it like a suit case and carry it like backpack. I reccomend this pack over a traditional hiking back pack because it is easier to pack than a top loader, and on long trips where you're taking more than a pair of shorts and a few t-shirts, its nice to be able to open the pack all the way up. I also found the side pockets handy for organizing small nick nacks. There are two, one accessible from the inside and outside of the pack, and one only from the inside, they both run the full length of the pack. The handles are nice and make the pack easy to maneuver or throw and the curvature of the back panel makes it comfortable to carry as luggage. The detachable backpack was my only complaint, the way the zipper works on it is just weird, you have to throw the straps over the front of the bag to access the backpack through the back panel. This was super annoying for about one whole month until I finally got used to it.Read more ›
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By K. Rosinbum on August 4, 2013
I wore this awesome pack around the world for more than a year and a half, from late 2009 through mid 2011, truly testing it's limits during the times I had it heavily loaded (at *least* 50 lbs a few times - I was often *just* at the weight limit for most airlines) when I'd be coming from a cold climate and entering a warm one, e.g. all my warm clothes and everything else was inside it while I was forced back into shorts and flip flops, such as when I arrived in SE Asia. In new zealand where I was for the better part of a year, I even took it on a few multi-night treks. While it wasn't as secure in terms balance while hiking as atrue backpacking pack would be (largely because it loads outward much more than it loads upward) the compression straps and other features still make it perform just fine even for that application and i never felt sorry to have it with me. The thing is bulletproof and survived MANY baggage checks and train rides. I still have it and Osprey has sent me a couple replacement buckles that failed, no charge or questions asked. I wouldn't hesitate to take it around the world for another year and a half and I'm sure it would make it just fine. It is certianly worn now and faded in places, but nothing major has failed or is looking stressed enough that it might. And even it it did I know I'd be taken care of now. Can't say enough about this company and the packs they make. The best. Period. This pack is happiest when helping you transport your worldly possessions from place to place to place... It wants to do this.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. Dayton on November 15, 2012
Color Name: Earth BrownSize Name: Large Verified Purchase
The materials and construction are high quality. It lasted through 6 months of intense travel all over the world. It dries quickly if it gets wet, there are compartments for almost every use one can conceive of, it's comfortable to carry (even heavily loaded), and the detachable day-pack is extremely useful.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By High on September 29, 2012
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Medium Verified Purchase
I wore this pack around the world for 12 months through 26 countries while traveling with my family. It was loaded on the tops of buses, into taxis, on donkey carts, on camels and hauled around through dirt filled streets and is in the same shape as it was when we left. Great Great pack. Highly recommended.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dror on May 20, 2013
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Large Verified Purchase
I traveled with the Osprey Waypoint 85 for 6 months all around the world and I really don't think I could have found a better backpack. The bag is very durable, very big (i'm 6'2 so that wasn't an issue for me but it your aren't as tall than you might want to go for a smaller bag) and the best part is the smaller detachable backpack which i'm still using on a daily basis after I got back home from the long trip.
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Although this would not work well if you were a thru-hiker on the Appalachian Trail, the Osprey Waypoint 85 is perfect for urban wanderlust. This is strongly constructed and the outside is streamlined so it doesn't catch on stuff. It was my best-mate for three weeks in Shanghai, Xian, Shijiazhuang and Beijing. Normally, I'm an independent traveler, but my lack of Mandarin required a tour package in China. At every bus stop and train station, this bag allowed me fast and efficient movement, while I always had to wait for all the idiots dragging their damn wheely suitcases. Their slow and awkward movements would be funny if it wasn't so annoying. I found it comfortable, but it will require strength in your legs and back, but that kind of exercise is good for you. It is a bit small for many weeks of travel, but hey - do you really need all that crap? Leave behind all those possessions that burden your soul and travel fast and light. If you have that philosophy, this is the perfect bag for you.
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