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Osprey Farpoint 40 Men's Travel Backpack

4.8 out of 5 stars 3,282 ratings

Price: $119.95 $306.33 & Free Returns on some sizes and colors
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Volcanic Grey

  • Large, lockable U-zip duffel-style access to main compartment - 40L total volume
  • Meets carry-on size restrictions for most airlines (Size Medium/Large: 21H X 14W X 9D 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

From the manufacturer

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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)
Carry-on Compatible
Lockable Main Compartment
Zip-Off Daypack
Removable Sleeping Pad Straps
Zippered Lower Compartment
Included Padded Shoulder Strap
LightWire Frame Suspension

Product Description

Osprey's Farpoint Travel Pack 40 is perfect for a weekend getaway in the city or the wilderness. 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 padded top and side handles give you purchase when you need to toss the Farpoint 40 into the back of the bus. No matter where you go, the Farpoint is backed by Osprey's All Mighty .

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Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2017
Color: Volcanic GreySize: Medium/LargeVerified Purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST bag for lightweight international travel
Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2017
I read about this bag on a couple travel blogs where it received high praise. I figured it was worth a shot since it was on sale on Amazon with a free Prime return.

First Impressions:
My first surprise was at how small it was coming out of the box, and I was unsure how much it would actually fit because of the oblong shell shape. I had read that it is undersized for the carry-on limits for airplane travel - even on international flights, where the dimension restrictions are even smaller - but it still seemed too small. The second surprise came when I did the test pack and it just kept swallowing everything I had planned on packing. I figured I would have to buy compression bags to make this thing work, but they were unnecessary. The shape is a little strange, but once I figured out the best way to balance my bulky items (shoes, toiletry kit, etc), I actually opened up more space than I needed. After playing with all the straps and carrying configurations, I decided to keep it.

In Use:
This bag did everything I needed it to do on a two week trip to Italy. It easily slipped into the overhead compartment on all my flights, and it even fit in the tiny luggage racks above the seats on all the trains. The backpack straps and waist band adjusted easily to balance the weight. It was more comfortable to wear it when we were waiting in line at airports and train stations than to take it off and set it down. When we got to our gates and terminals, the straps quickly zip into their compartment, and the single shoulder strap clips in even faster. The single shoulder strap isn't comfortable for longer durations, but was perfect for the short amount of time while boarding/disembarking, and makes the bag easy to navigate those tight space (I hate when people carry backpacks or purses behind them and slap everyone down the aisle).

The compression straps do a great job not only keeping everything in place, but also adding a layer of security. The exterior straps are mounted by another layer of ripstop fabric that encases all the zippers, making them difficult to locate and access while strapped down tightly. This costs you a couple seconds and extra effort if you need to get into the bag while you're on the go, but there is no way for someone to easily get into the bag while out of sight on your back without you knowing. The zippers are paired, so you can lock them with a small padlock if that's your thing.

Summary:
Osprey hit the mark when they designed this bag. If you like to travel light and agile, you will enjoy this bag. It won't top the ease and accessibility of a rolling suitcase in an airport, but it's close. For someone who was traveling to remote areas and old cities, having everything off the ground was much easier 99% of the time (verified after watching my friend pull his suitcase half a mile, uphill, on cobblestones).

I paired my Farpoint 40 with a much smaller ripstop bag (for easy under seat access on flights/trains and short excursions away from our airBnBs) and it was perfect: [[ASIN:B00P8UB1A0 Gonex Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack Hiking Daypack Handy Foldable Camping Outdoor Travel Cycling Backpacking(Red)]]

If I didn't need it I could easily stuff it into my larger bag. Both pictured here while waiting for my wife as she shopped for a purse in the Venice airport. The comfort and utility were worth looking like a doofus.
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Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2016
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Reviewed in the United States on July 2, 2016
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OlliO
5.0 out of 5 stars "Leider" der Beste!
Reviewed in Germany on February 5, 2019
Color: Volcanic GreySize: Medium/LargeVerified Purchase
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Mr. T. M. Elner
5.0 out of 5 stars Why didn't I buy this sooner! Perfect bag
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 1, 2018
Color: Volcanic GreySize: Medium/LargeVerified Purchase
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Mr. T. M. Elner
5.0 out of 5 stars Why didn't I buy this sooner! Perfect bag
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 1, 2018
I needed a new bag for short work trips and commuting, my old leather bag was starting to hurt my shoulder as it was a single strap bag - it was time for a bag I could carry on both shoulders, and ideally one with a hip strap for bigger journeys.

After much research and seeing very expensive kickstarter projects with great designs, I found this. Not stupidly expensive, but seemed to tick all the right boxes for me.

The first test - would it fit my 15.6 inch Laptop? Yes, it fits perfectly. You wouldn't be able to get a bigger one in, this is defiantly the maximum size. The Laptop pouch is nicely padded and doesn't waste space. The pouch is in the front section of the bag, so my only complaint there is that with a full main section the weight isn't going to be int he best position, BUT the straps are so comfy and you have waist straps, so I don;t imagine it will matter too much.

Carrying - I've never had so many carry options on a bag, top handle, side handle, shoulder straps, waist strap and a single long shoulder strap! The shoulder and waist straps store nicely in a zipped pocket, so you can carry the bag neatly using just the other handles.

Overall quality is great, it feels sturdy, the zips work well and feel high quality. The full package just feels well thought out.

Room - For basic commuting I haven't even needed to touch the main compartment! The main compartment could easily fir a few days travel wear in it with my laptop and other stuff in the front. this bag is going to be my go to bag for pretty much all trips now.

Very pleased with this purchase.
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Leonardo
5.0 out of 5 stars Bag Of Wonders - Especially Travelling!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 11, 2018
Color: Volcanic GreySize: Small/MediumVerified Purchase
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Leonardo
5.0 out of 5 stars Bag Of Wonders - Especially Travelling!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 11, 2018
I have been researching for bags for a good week to find a perfect bag to go on nice weekend trips around Europe & general camping. I found that the Osprey line had good reviews, and so it did! It's absolutely fantastic! I was also researching the higher capacity bags on the Osprey line but contacted Osprey directly and they recommended me this since it's ideal for using as cabin luggage. My back was also struggling from my previous back pack, well no more! This has shoulder straps, waist strips & easily adjustable for nice comfortable walking.

If you're thinking of getting a higher capacity, there is a chance you may get charged extra at the airport. But, trust me, this bag will do more than enough! There are straps inside the bag to hold your clothing/items down so they don't move while in transit. It's a durable bag, also the zips allow padlocks on them for extra security of which I would recommend. Overall for the price its a bargain!

If you're thinking of what size to buy, if you contact Osprey you can have a PDF file which tells you the ideal height for the sizes instead of using the dedicated app they have. I bought S-M and i'm 5ft 7 (170cm) and it fits like a charm. I would suggest to go a size up if you are over 177cm. But please do not hesitate! Please see the image for sizing instructions!
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Luke
5.0 out of 5 stars 10/10. A no brainer purchase. 1 year travelling the world rough and its unmarked!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 19, 2020
Color: Volcanic GreySize: Medium/LargeVerified Purchase
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Ongey
3.0 out of 5 stars So comfortable... with a few flaws
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 4, 2019
Color: Volcanic GreySize: Medium/LargeVerified Purchase
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