I bought this pack for a 4 week hiking trip in South America based on positive reviews on the net. During the trip, I discovered so many little things that can be improved to make this bag truly great but in it's current form it just misses the mark: - The bag is just a tad too tall to be carry on compatible. The main compartment is about 5-7cm taller than then general carry on luggage restriction. - Conversely the day pack is a bit too small and flat. It can't even hold a 750ml standard sized drink bottle without it popping out. - There are hardly any exterior carrying pockets for small items. - I was fairly careful with my gear but after the trip I discovered 3 holes on the day pack mesh pockets and some scruff marks on the main compartment. Compared to my partner, who picked a bag from a competing brand, the Farpoint feels really old fashioned. What I do like about the bag: - Very comfortable. The maximum load I carried was 10kg and the terrain was rocky and hilly, the loaded bag didn't bother me at all. - Love the belt stowaway cover. - Inconspicuous in color and look (after belt gets stowed away), useful for crowded and unsafe places. I just wish Osprey can reduce the main compartment size and increase the day pack volume, and add some mod con such as multiple outside carrying pockets (it's not hard to do, the competitor's bag did it). I look forward to any future improvements.
Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia