International Carry-on vs. US Carry-On

International carry-on size restrictions can be notoriously challenging since so much of the restrictions are determined by where you are traveling. Here's a breakdown on just what to look for with your next trip.

Outside of the U.S. the standard carry-on baggage size is smaller (this relates to flights originating outside the U.S. and with a destination outside the U.S.) Here, the rule of thumb is about 21", and not the 22" and above carry-on size. As with any rule, exceptions abound and it is a good idea to visit the site of all of the carriers you plan to use while abroad to get a consensus. If you travel outside the U.S. on a regular basis or are looking to purchase a bag for someone who does, you might want to consider replacing the standard domestic sized carry-on bag in your set with an international carry-on sized bag. In terms of what the two bags will actually hold the difference is not that great and it may add some flexibility in your travels.

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Osprey’s Farpoint 40 is perfect for a weekend getaway in the city or the wilderness. 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.

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, StraightJacket™ 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.

Key Attributes


Whether traveling near or far, a comfortable pack means one less headache. We use decades of experience to ensure a comfortable, gender-specific fit for every adventure.


The Farpoint & Fairview harness stows away for safe keeping and protection from malicious baggage handlers and deploys quickly for any path or trail.


Durable fabrics in high-wear areas combine with smart design to create a lightweight and tough travel pack that will last a lifetime.


Detachable daypack provides additional storage and organization ideal for daytrips or carry-on. It can be attached to the main pack harness for secure front carry and easy access. *Farpoint/Fairview 70L and 55L only

Additional Features

  • Large panel zip access to main compartment
  • Lockable sliders on main compartment zipper
  • Dual front compression strap
  • Dual front mesh pockets
  • Heat-embossed scratch-free zippered slash pocket
  • Padded top and side handles
  • Stowaway backpanel, harness and hipbelt with zippered rear flap for protection
  • Laptop and tablet sleeve secure in lockable compartment
  • Two internal compression straps hold contents securely
  • Internal front flap zippered mesh pocket

Carry Information

Lightwire™ Frame Suspension

  • 3.5mm lightWire™ peripheral frame effectively transfers the load from harness to hip belt
  • Atilon framesheet spreads load across the entire backpanel to the peripheral frame

Stowaway Reverse Spacer Mesh Backpanel, Harness, and Hipbelt

  • Smooth mesh covered atilon foam provides a comfortable, breathable contact surface with a load supporting core
  • Adjustable sternum strap with rescue whistle


Load Range
20 - 40 lbs.
9 - 18 kg
  Volume Dimensions Weight
S/M 2319 in3 / 38 l 20h x 14w x 8d in. 3.11 lbs.
M/L 2441 in3 / 40 l 21h x 14w x 9d in. 3.17 lbs.
S/M 2319 in3 / 38 l 53h x 35w x 23d cm 1.41 kg
M/L 2441 in3 / 40 l 54h x 35w x 23d cm 1.44 kg
210D Nylon Mini Hex Diamond Ripstop
600D Packcloth
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Large Main Compartment

Large panel zip access to main compartment

Stowaway Hipbelt & Harness

Stowaway backpanel, harness and hipbelt with zippered rear flap for protection

Laptop and Tablet Sleeve

Laptop and tablet sleeve secure in lockable compartment

Mesh Pockets

Dual front mesh pockets

Slash Pocket

Heat-embossed scratch-free zippered slash pocket
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Excellent product; very please, a few minor suggestions


I bought this pack primarily for business travel to replace a rolling suitcase, knowing I would use it for leisure as well. Excellent concept, design and execution. Very durable; I've loaded it very heavily with no issues. Ideal for remaining hands-free in airport lines. Absolutely fits in every overhead bin I've tried. The pack is comfortable and roomy (I'm constantly surprised at how much I can load into mine. A few minor gripes: the interior compression straps work great but can get lost while packing; the exterior mesh pockets could be a bit roomier for a water bottle, etc but the exterior compression straps hold everything in; I find the partitions in the laptop pocket to be superfluous; exterior pockets on the side would be handy. Final note: I thought I would use the zipper cover over the straps but I don't; it's just not convenient before boarding, etc. I do use the overly large storage pocket for the cover for other items like my rain jacket, laptop charger, etc. as I find the Velcro closure very secure.

Panama City Beach


Best bag I've ever bought


I bought this bag for a round the world trip with my boyfriend. I bought him the same bag for the trip because it was so good. We've saved hundreds of Euros on flights because these bags fit as hand luggage on all flights. Not only that, 3 months into my trip I broke my foot and had to use two crutches for 6 weeks. The bag was so well fitted and neat that I was actually able to carry it with my two crutches no problem!



Great Bag. Amazing Warranty Service.


This is a great bag. It has fit on all airlines as a carry-on, never had issues in that regard. The bag opens up very wide, and is easy to pack. It works well with packing cubes, and the compression straps along the outside are great to cinch the bag down. I have used it for camping, weekend trips, day hikes, 4-5 day backpacking trips (in moderate climate). The bag is great. The only complaint is that the laptop pouch is not heavily padded, and just seems as though it may bend the laptop if the bag were to be too full.

Toronto, Canada


Good quality pack


My partner and I bought these packs over 2 years ago now. They still look brand new, despite using them quite a lot. We have the large size (42 Litres). This size is perfect for us, and we intend on using them when we travel full time. I only have a few issues with this bag. 1. The laptop compartment is at the front of the bag. This changes how the weight is distributed. It should be against your back. 2. The water bottle holders at the front are pretty useless. If your bag isn't completely full, you can use them. But with the straps going over the top, it's still not very convenient or secure. 3. I wish there were more compartments for little pieces. Apart from those issues, I love these bags and do recommend them.



Great backpack


I was looking for a travel backpack for some time, first was looking for wheeled backpacks but found it kind of not being practical for me, i do quiet a bit of business and leisure travel a year (5-8 times) and well aware of a good backpack or carry-on pros & cons. finally i came to decide between this backpack and eagle creek 40 liter one and chose this, really like it.

Moreno Valley, CA


Good but lack of updates over the years says look elsewhere


I use this for business travel for 5+ years. Great for carry-on in the USA can go overhead or under the seat even when full. I also use this to travel to China with 2 weeks of clothes (packing experts only). Comfortable for broad shoulders, but cannot remove/put away the hip belt when using the shoulder straps which gets in the way (must always fold them under after mounting the pack). The outside water bottle holders don't work for me when the pack is full. The metal frame is wonderful and is very comfortable on my back. The zippers have held up under stress, but they always feel subpar compared to my other packs with premium YKK zippers that seem to get better with use. Overall I recommend this pack for airline travel, but the fact Osprey has not updated this pack over the years means I will pass on it when my current one wears out (starting to wear out now with material rips).



as close to perfection as gets


bought this as a little bro to the Farpoint 70, which up to this point i thought was perfect except its non carry on size. But the Farpoint 40, coupled with packing cubes is all you'll ever need. and the fact its carry on sized adds another layer of peace of mind.



Very convenient for traveling


I have had this pack in grey for over a year now and used it on numerous short business trips within Europe as well as for day hikes and carrying the weekly shop home from the supermarket. It has fit the bill for all these tasks well. I selected this pack because it was one of the largest backpacks I knew I could bring as carry on with budget airlines (think Easyjet, etc.). I have flown with it at 15-20 times and never had any problems with it being too large for carry on size. I find it easy to pack for traveling or hiking. The small waterproof pouch is great for passport and liquids at the airport (no leaking!) and it is fairly secure once the straps are buckled across it. The zips are super sturdy. The one downside is that although the back is padded and somewhat aerated, you will still sweat if you're carrying this pack a long way or in warm weather - I suspect all packs would have this issue though. The pack still looks in good condition although it's been treated pretty hard while traveling and I've been using it daily for walk commuting for the past couple of months. I am a 5'5" medium frame female (size 8) and purchased the size S/M which fits me well. I would definitely purchase this pack again.

Pittsburgh, PA


Great travel pack


This is a really nice travel bag.. for warm climate travel it is perfect. Compartments are well thought out and roomy. I've taken this pack to Kauai and Mainland Mexico. Both were 7 day trips and I had plenty of room. Very comfortable to wear as a backpack and handles are great to carry as a suitcase. If in doubt by this pack quality is 5 Star.

Ventura Ca.


Durable Pack!


Purchased the Farpoint 40 for a trip to Europe through five countries by plane and train. It's rugged; yet barely looks like it has been used. With packing cubes, I was able to organize and fit a lot in this bag. This is my 3rd Osprey bag and/or pack. All are well-constructed and very durable. Will continue to be a fan of Osprey products!




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