Osprey Farpoint 55 Carry on Review

Osprey Farpoint 55 Carry on ReviewOsprey backpacks have been consistently providing high-quality backpacks that are the favorite among a lot of people. With innovative pack designs and modern technology, they are always finding ways to make their new packs even better than the ones before them. From technical packs, hydration packs, and kids packs and carriers to active everyday packs, travel packs, and other accessories they continuously go above and beyond what is expected and raise the bar for backpacks each year.

A favorite among the Osprey packs available would have to be the Farpoint. It is considered one of the best travel backpacks available on the market and includes so many features that you will love that you cannot find with a regular backpack or other pack designed for traveling.

The Farpoint backpack opens like a real suitcase would, has a suspension system with an internal frame, adjustable shoulder straps, and a padded hip belt, and offers you both comfort and convenience on your travels and adventures.

Among the extra features beyond the carry-on size of this main pack, you will find elements such as a removable daypack to carry water bottles and more, lockable zippers for improved safety and security, sizeable mesh pockets, padded hipbelts, and so many more features that you will absolutely love and will make the Farpoint become one of your favorites in the process.

The Osprey Farpoint 55 Travel Backpack

This travel backpack is one of the best backpacks available when you are looking for both comfort and convenience for your next trip. When finding the right backpack, there are many various aspects you will consider such as the pack’s size, the suspension system, comfort levels, functionality, durability, and ease of use. The Osprey Farpoint 55 will go above and beyond and exceed your expectations when you begin to further research each category.

The Osprey Farpoint 55 Travel Backpack

Product Dimensions13x24x17 inches (medium to large)
Volume55 L / 3,356 cu/in
Weight3.9 pounds


The Osprey Farpoint 55 pack is designed to hold up to 50 pounds and the lightweight wire frame suspension conveniently transfers the heavy load to the hipbelt and takes the pressure off your back when carrying the pack. It is a 40 L backpack with a detachable daypack that is 15 L which combines for an impressive 55 L capacity.

Osprey Farpoint 55 pack

The Farpoint Osprey 55 pack comes in two varied sizes including a small and medium option and the medium and large option as pictured above. The following is a comparison of the two available sizes.

SizeCubic InchesLitersPounds/Ounces
Small/Medium3173523 pounds, 12 oz.
Medium/Large3356553 pounds, 15 oz.

The backpack is slightly bigger than what is acceptable for a carry-on. However, the backpack isn’t tough and rigid like a suitcase and can easily fit into the size templates you can find at the airport to determine if the carry on is the acceptable size. Airlines will be more concerned with the weight of the pack.

Suspension and Comfort

When you are in the market for a good travel backpack, then you will want to be sure that it is comfortable for you to wear and does not cause any undue stress or strain during your travels. The Farpoint 55 backpack includes many comfortable features including:

  • A padded hipbelt to take the weight off the back and shoulders and instead transfer it to your hips
  • Padded carry handles on each side and the top
  • Mesh back panel to improve circulation
  • Mesh on the harness and hip belt to help reduce unwanted chafing
  • Suspension stows away under a zippered panel that is convenient for travel
  • Dual compression straps help keep everything from shifting during transit

Suspension and Comfort

Other Key Features

The Farpoint 55 backpack comes with additional features that make this a desired choice for travel. Lockable and heavy-duty zippers allow you to lock the main compartment of the backpack to keep your belongings safe and untouched. The backpack is also made with a heavy-duty 420D nylon material which makes it extremely tough and durable and can withstand whatever you may throw at it.

The detachable daypack is convenient because it simply zips onto the back of the main backpack and can be removed when needed. It is comfortable and lightweight and can even be clipped onto the front part of the backpack to provide you with easier access to items you may need to get to more quickly or use more often.

The Farpoint 55 also opens as a real suitcase would open because it is front loading. It is a notable feature for traveling because you can gain easy access to your belongings whenever you want and will not have to waste precious time digging through your backpack to find what you are looking for. It opens up to give you a clear and unobstructed view of the contents without having to make a mess.

The Cons of the Farpoint 55 Backpack

There are not that many cons to consider if you are deciding to purchase the Farpoint 55 backpack. The only con I have found was the lack of external pockets available on the backpack. However, Osprey remedies this by providing you with the attachable daypack so you can stow away valuable and other belongings you need to be able to get to easily. Remember, the daypack can be attached to the front of the main backpack as well. Although it may look a little silly to wear the pack this way, it still offers convenience and comfort on your travels.

The Farpoint 40 and Farpoint 70 Backpacks

The Farpoint 55 is a good medium between the 40 and the 70 because of the added convenience of the daypack. If you want a smaller version, however, the Farpoint 40 consists of just the main backpack and no daypack and costs a bit less than the 55, but you will be lacking in space that you would get from the 55. The 70, on the other hand, is much bigger than both the 40 and 55 and, unfortunately, will not work as a carry-on travel bag due to its size. All three are great choices, but you need to think about the necessity and use of the backpack when you are determining which would be the best for your needs.

Final Thoughts

The Osprey Farpoint 55 backpack is convenient, affordable, functional, and durable and makes the perfect travel companion for all your adventures. You get all the space you need without having to sacrifice comfort and style.

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