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Osprey Fairview 40 Women's Travel Backpack

4.7 out of 5 stars 1,209 ratings

Price: $199.97 $239.91 Free Returns on some sizes and colors
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  • Large, lockable U-zip duffel-style access to main compartment - 40L total volume
  • Meets carry-on size restrictions for most airlines (Size X-Small/Small: 19.3H X 13.8W X 8D inches)
  • Lockable zipper access to padded laptop & tablet sleeve (fits up to most 15" laptops)
  • Stowaway backpanel, shoulder straps and hipbelt with zippered rear flap for protection
  • Two front mesh waterbottle pocket
  • Scratch-free pocket for sunglasses or devices

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Fairview 40 Fairview 55 Fairview 70
Volume 38L (XS/S), 40L (S/M) 52L (XS/S), 55L (S/M) 67L (XS/S), 70L (S/M)
Dimensions - Inches 19x14x8 (XS/S) 21X14X9 (S/M) 25X13X12 (S/M) 25X14X12 (S/M)
Carry-on Compatible
Lockable Main Compartment
Removable Sleeping Pad Straps
Zip-off Daypack
LightWire Frame Suspension
Laptop and Tablet Sleeve
Included Padded Shoulder Strap
Women's Specific Fit

Product Description

Lightweight and streamlined, the Fairview Series is an ideal travel pack for fast-moving globetrotters. Despite their minimalist weights, these women's specific, full-featured packs offer plenty of organization and travel-focused features. The stowaway harness and hipbelt disappears for safe keeping when you check your bag, and durable fabrics offer added protection. A large panel zip provides convenient access to the main compartment, lockable sliders keep your gear secure, dual front compression straps slim down your pack when you carry less, and a padded laptop/tablet sleeve keeps your electronics secure. The Fairview 40’s compact size ensures carry-on compliance on most flights. . No matter where you go, the Fairivew is backed by Osprey's All Mighty Guarantee.

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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 16, 2022
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fairview 40 XS size worked as a Frontier personal item!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 16, 2022
Since I plan on using Frontier airlines on a regular basis and do not intend to purchase a carry-on on subsequent trips, I needed a bag that met the maximum size requirements for a personal item: 18 x 14 x 8.

Although the FRAME (which is pretty solid, but can bend enough, depending if it’s not filled to max capacity) of the Fairview XS is technically measured at 19.3H X 13.8W X 8D IN (and is technically 38L), it STILL can fit underneath the seat—it takes the ENTIRE space, and thus, does not leave much foot space—but a minor sacrifice in my opinion, especially since this was the only bag I brought for enough essentials for a 3 day trip.

Keep in mind, this isn’t filled at capacity: it’s maybe about 10 - 12 lbs, although if I crammed it full it can easily handle about 15 lbs, if not 20 - 25 lbs.

As a (weak😆) 4’11 person, I found 15 lbs really heavy to deal with, especially during the airport check-in process, and certainly when I was under pressure to cram and take out the bag under the seat during passenger loading. I found that keeping it about 10 - 12 lbs was comfortable enough to handle on a packed flight.

This bag has close to the capacity of my “international sized” Delsey wheeled hand-carry, so even though it was a challenge to cram 3 days worth of stuff into the Fairview, the design (which opens like a suitcase) helps the packing process, and felt essentially like the hand-carry without the wheels. There’s belts on the inside (and outside) of the bag to create compression and keep the bag slim, but I think the packing cubes were more helpful in keeping organized, and certainly keeping the bag from exploding, lol.

As mentioned, I am 4’11 and about 105 lbs: it’s bigger than my torso! But the pack distributes the weight well, and I found it especially helpful to pack heavier on the bottom since the hips help to support more of the weight. It comes with an unpadded strap to convert the pack into a “duffel”, but it looked pretty big as a duffel and I thought may induce questioning from the agent.

The price of the Fairview is pretty expensive, but given all of the cramming and abuse of the airport travel process, the quality of this pack is impressive and totally worth it. The design of the back-brace is probably why it’s expensive: it contours and braces the back really well, and helps to hold the weight against the body. There are many straps that you can adjust to help brace the weight against the body and I found the self-adjusting hip-straps and shoulder-straps were really helpful in making the pack fit my body. I found that I didn’t need to have myself entirely strapped-in during the course of the airport process however—you won’t since you’ll be constantly taking it off and putting it on during the check-in process, but I feel that this will be a pretty solid pack for a backpacking trip, or an international-sized carry-on, and I’m glad I have that option—in addition to being my to-go to bag for my visits to Colorado on Frontier.

Since I could not find a decent review of the XS Fairview as it pertains to this issue of flying on Frontier specifically, I decided to write this and hope it was found useful for those who need a personal bag👍
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 12, 2023
Color: Misty GreySize: X-Small/SmallVerified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 19, 2022
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 29, 2019
Color: Rainforest GreenSize: X-Small/SmallVerified Purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BAG
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 29, 2019
I bought this for a 10-day trip to Spain that included an intra-country flight on RyanAir from Barcelona to the coast. I wanted a bag that would fit the rather small measurements supplied by RyanAir, and I was determined to fly with carry on bags only.

This bag does not disappoint! I fit everything I needed into this pack and a regular-sized backpack and had enough space to bring home a pair of leather high tops and a couple new pieces of clothing. I use packing cubes, which help immensely and allow the internal compression straps to really reduce the volume of my stuff. Without the packing cubes the internal compression straps didn't do nearly as much compressing.

Other things I love about this bag: The dedicated soft pocket at the top, used to stuff my extra long-sleeved shirt or sun glasses; the shoulder strap that could be removed from the mesh stash pocket and clipped onto my bag as I was exiting the plane, never slowing me down and making it easy to juggle the pack; the zip-up back that hides the pack straps while putting the pack through xray machines or while carrying down the narrow airplane aisle; the waist belt that makes carrying heavy loads comfortable, and the carry handles on the top and side which made it easy to shift around.

On the way home my friend's bag broke, so I emptied my second bag to give to her and combined the contents of my second bag INTO THE FAIRVIEW AND IT HELD! You can see in the carpeted airport photo that the bag is stuffed full, but with Osprey's awesome zippers and lifetime warranty I felt safe taking the chance. And it paid off!

I took it to Denver for a weekend trip two weeks later and filled with with everything I possibly wanted to bring, because hey! Domestic travel! The bag ended up being super heavy, but still comfortable to carry. The waist strap and narrow shoulders made a big difference in comfort for this short girl. And I love how flat it stores compared to my other luggage.

I'm a HUGE fan of this bag and will continue to purchase Osprey products from now on! My next back pack for school will for sure be an Osprey. I don't have to be traveling to enjoy a quality bag!
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 13, 2022
Color: Misty GreySize: X-Small/SmallVerified Purchase

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Jordon N.
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect travelling backpack for women
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on September 20, 2017
Color: Misty GreySize: Small/MediumVerified Purchase
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Crazyl8dy
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant backpack, worth the money
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on June 9, 2019
Color: Misty GreySize: Small/MediumVerified Purchase
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Colin Russell
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent customer service
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on June 13, 2019
Color: Misty GreySize: Small/MediumVerified Purchase
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Mamfie007
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great bag from Osprey ideal for women ideal for cabin bag - tardis
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on August 25, 2017
Color: Misty GreySize: Small/MediumVerified Purchase
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Busybee
5.0 out of 5 stars Backpack - Worth every penny
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on May 22, 2019
Color: Misty GreySize: Small/MediumVerified Purchase
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