Osprey Farpoint 40 backpack

I’ve been carrying around the Osprey Farpoint 40 backpack for seven months now. Linds has the sister pack: the Osprey Fairview 40. Bottom line: we love them. Here’s why:

  • they’re durable
  • they’re comfortable
  • they’re the maximum carry-on size for most airlines (40L)
  • they have a clam-shell design, which means that the zipper goes almost all the way down so the whole compartment is accessible
  • they are simple: one main compartment that should be organized with packing cubes (in our opinion)
  • one front compartment for a laptop
  • one top compartment for odds and ends (the backpack junk drawer)
  • straps can be zipped inside a flap in case you need to check the bag – nothing to catch on baggage carousels
  • big, comfortable handles on the top and side as alternatives to the shoulder straps

These packs are a simple and effective solution to a simple problem: getting your stuff comfortably and securely from point A to B. And they do this very well.

To see how I packed my Osprey Farpoint 40, watch the video below: