Osprey Farpoint 55 Travel Backpack
|Price:||$133.95 - $180.00|
- Fixed, unisex back panel, hip belt and harness system can easily be stowed and zipped away for a slimmer profile when traveling
- Far point Daypack conveniently attaches to the main harness of the Far point pack to provide easy access to gear essentials
- Sleeping pad straps allow for quick, external gear attachment. They can be fully removed to save weight
- There are loops on the zippers of the main compartment to lock your bag. We recommend a TSA recognized lock
- Pockets: 1 interior zip, 1 exterior
- Includes additional bag
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Osprey will repair any damage or defect for any reason free of charge – whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday. If we are unable to perform a functional repair on your pack, we will happily replace it. We proudly stand behind this guarantee, so much so that it bears the signature of company founder and head designer, Mike Pfotenhauer.
Osprey Farpoint 55 Travel Backpack
Backpacking carry technology with an urban aesthetic and a zip-off daypack.
Osprey’s Farpoint 55 is the perfect companion for a long weekend. Feel free to add an extra sweater and a pair of waterproof boots; this pack is designed to handle loads up to 50 pounds.
The LightWire frame suspension transfers the load from harness to hipbelt. A mesh backpanel improves ventilation and the mesh on the harness and hipbelt reduces chafing under load. The entire suspension stows away under a zippered panel creating a sleek silhouette for transport.
Unzip the lockable sliders to access the main compartment. Inside there’s a mesh pocket for small items. Dual compression straps keep cargo from shifting during transit.
Large panel zip access to main compartment with lockable sliders provides accessibility and security to main contents.
Fixed, unisex backpanel, hipbelt and harness system can easily be stowed and zipped away for a slimmer profile when traveling. The creates a slimmer profile for the bag, making it a better checked bag.
Front Compression Straps
Dual front compression straps keep gear stable while wearing the pack.
Top and side padded carry handles are helpful when you need to hoist the pack.
This daypack is designed to attach to Farpoint 70 and 55. The comfortable reverse spacer mesh harness stows away when not in use. The main compartment has designated laptop and tablet sleeves and a scratch-free stash pocket to protect eyewear. Zipper pulls on the main compartment are lockable to secure your gear.
Large Internal Storage
Farpoint Daypack Carry
|Farpoint 40||Farpoint 55||Farpoint 70||Farpoint 80|
|Volume||40L (M/L) 2,441 cu/in||55L (M/L) 3,356 cu/in||70L (M/L) 4,272 cu/in||80L (M/L) 4,882 cu/in|
|Dimensions||22"H x 14"W x 9"D (M/L)||25"H x 13"W x 13"D (M/L)||26"H x 13"W x 13"D (M/L)||29"H x 15"W x 16"D (M/L)|
|Lockable Main Compartment||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Removable Sleeping Pad Straps||✓||✓|
|Zippered Lower Compartment||✓|
|Top Zippered Liquids Pocket||✓|
Osprey's Far point 55 is the perfect companion for a long weekend. Feel free to add an extra sweater and a pair of waterproof boots; this pack is designed to handle loads up to 50 pounds. The Light Wire frame suspension transfers the load from harness to hip belt. A mesh back panel improves ventilation and the mesh on the harness and hip belt reduces chafing under load. The entire suspension stows away under a zippered panel creating a sleek silhouette for transport. Unzip the lockable sliders to access the main compartment. Inside there's a mesh pocket for small items. Dual compression straps keep cargo from shifting during transit. Outside you'll find a zippered front panel slash pocket to keep you organized and sewn attachment points to lash on extra gear. No matter how much you choose to carry, dual compression straps stabilize the load. The main Far point 55 pack comes with a detachable Far point daypack to carry the essential for a hike in the hills or an excursion downtown.
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Top customer reviews
Technically, the main pack doesn't meet the maximum size requirements for most airlines. In practice though, the pack fits every overhead bin that I've tested it in, and it looks 'squishy' enough that the airline staff have never challenged me on it. I've taken it succesfully as a carryon on American Airlines, United Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, and Alaska Airlines.
Our 2014 trip was 4 weeks long total, and these two packs were all the luggage that we took. The main packs were large enough for our luggage, and the detachable daypacks were the perfect size for everything we needed to keep with us each day (camera, jacket, passports, wallet, etc).
I was initially surprised at how lightweight the nylon fabric feels, but they have held up amazingly well. The fabric doesn't scuff or show marks, and it isn't snag-prone. It's certainly not waterproof, but we found it to be water-resistant enough to handle a light rain shower just fine. One of the seams on my wife's daypack shoulder strap did eventually let go, but we contacted Osprey and they repaired it for free with no hassle. They definitely stand behind their product!
I have three small frustrations with the pack--
--The water bottle pockets on the daypack exterior are not nearly large or stretchy enough. They work, but good luck getting a bottle in there if the pack is stuffed full.
--The zip-away strap cover panel on the main pack is difficult to stow away when you want to use the main pack should/waist straps. You have to roll it down to the bottom, and then stuff it into a little velcro area. It never fits quite right, and always feels like it might come popping back out. It never has actually popped out, but I wish they would redesign the closer on this.
--The frame is just about an inch too large to 'officially' qualify as a carryon. Come on, guys! Just shrink the frame by an inch, and everything would be kosher! I called Osprey on the phone, and one of their product designers said they're working on a similar concept--hopefully they get this sorted out. We've never had an issue, but why not just shrink the frame a little to be safe?
Conclusion: Buy it, you certainly won't regret it. The quality you will receive is well worth the price tag.
Another thing I wanted to touch on was the ability to use this pack as a carry on while flying. I have seen a lot of debate about the issue and while I cannot speak for all airlines, the two Asian companies I flew with never even gave my pack a 2nd look! I flew with EVA Air and Air Asia and the M/L pack fit just fine in each compartment. I did keep the day pack on me as my hand luggage. (see picture)
Hope this helps!
When I practiced packing for our trip I paired this bag with eBags slim packing cubes
I am not a light packer and those 3 babies fit all the clothing I would need for a 17 day trip and the packing cubes barely day 1/4 of the space in the main bag.
If flying budget airlines zip off the day pack as your personal item or stuff it inside the main backpack. I spent a lot of time on this part of my research. While it looks like this bag might be slightly too big for some of the stricter budget airlines in Europe every person who has actually tried this bag on their trip has been successful. I will report back after my trip with how it worked for us on our 3 ryanair flights.