Osprey’s Farpoint 55 is the perfect companion for a long weekend. Feel free to add an extra sweater and a pair of waterproof boots; this pack is designed to handle loads up to 50 pounds.
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 main Farpoint 55 pack comes with a detachable Farpoint daypack to carry the essential for a hike in the hills or an excursion downtown.
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.
STOWAWAY HARNESS AND HIPBELT
The Farpoint & Fairview harness stows away for safe keeping and protection from malicious baggage handlers and deploys quickly for any path or trail.
LIGHTWEIGHT AND TOUGH
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
Farpoint Daypack - This daypack is designed to attach to Farpoint 70 and 55. The comfortable reverse spacer mesh harness stows away when not in use. The main compartment has designated laptop and tablet sleeves and a scratch-free stash pocket to protect eyewear. Zipper pulls on the main compartment are lockable to secure your gear.
Sleeping Pad Straps - Removable sleeping pad straps provide secure extra carry
Large panel zip access to main compartment
Lockable sliders on main compartment zipper
Dual front compression straps
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
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
I traveled to 13 countries on trips ranging from 3 to 12 days using this bag and have no complaints. I packed it wayyy too full many times, but the zippers held up and the back support was sufficient for me (130 pound female) to carry it for miles with little discomfort. I was nervous about budget airlines with their strict carry on rules, but was able to carry this pack on (with the day pack zipped off and taken as my second item) on Vueling, RyanAir, EasyJet, and Belgian Air. The zip off daypack (which has a laptop compartment, though unpadded) was a lifesaver. This is the easiest bag to pack and live out of in hostel/hotel situations. Highly recommend for air travel and light to medium hiking days. The only thing I'd change would be to add pockets to the hip belt so you can pull out money/tickets/phone without taking the whole pack off.
Hayley the Student Traveller
Fort Worth, TX
We read a lot of reviews... This is the bag.
My wife and I read hundreds of reviews on many different brands before settling on this pack. After trips to France, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, and even a trip home for thanksgiving, we can't recommend this bag enough. Its perfect. The separable day pack is great for excursions or a plane carry on. The build quality is obvious. One thing that is not noted, is that this pack is easily lockable with 1 single TSA approved lock that can be hidden easily. The only way someone could get into this pack while we are on the train is by slashing it open. We love this pack. it was our first Osprey purchase and we are hooked.
A fantastic travel pack
Purchased this bag (and 3 other Osprey bags for the rest of the family) for a week+ trip to Ireland. Bag fit airline carryon and packed fantastic. Compression straps (on the bag) and packing cubes did wonders. Fit a weeks worth of clothes (I'm a 6'4" guy so clothes are big). Everything fit great and was easy to access. Bag stood up to banging, dropping, and tossing around with no signs of wear. Love my Osprey bags and will be buying a backpack hiking bag soon.
Comfy bag but need some improvements
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
i would definitely buy again
normally people use this for hiking and traveling but i have this backpack worn riding my motorcycle for many hours but i didnt one bit gave me a hard time or discomfort.
Great main pack, poor day pack
I love the bag, but the day pack needs work. When I get to my destination, I rely on the day pack and it is not great. you cannot fit a water bottle or anything in the exterior pockets. Osprey should raise the price a little and include a good day pack.
PLEASE, Osprey, make this just a bit shorter
I bought this as a travel backpack to use around Europe etc. but I ended up having to return this. It's too tall to be considered a carry on. MAYBE you can get away with the S/M, but tall people travel too! Please, please please Osprey figure out a way to make both the S/M and the M/L size fit carry on guidelines. Have the straps connected closer to the top of the pack or something. This is such a comfortable backpack that's lightweight and lockable and easy to open up and close and organize. I love the detachable daypack and the size is perfect. It just defeats the purpose if I have to pay to check this bag on every flight I take. I would absolutely recommend this pack if the height issue can somehow be resolved.
Best Pack EVER!
Bought two of these 2 years ago for a trip to Ireland. My husband and I carried everything we needed for 10 days with two small children (including diapers!) and still had room to spare! We have since used them for air travel, car camping, and a host of day adventures. Favorite features- detachable daypack, full zipper (so easy to pack!), and the ability to hide the harness for flying. When flying we always carry-on and have never had any issue. The best part is being hands free to handle papers (boarding passes, maps, etc.) and hold our children's hands as we maneuver through airports or traffic. I'm actually eager for our girls to be old enough to have their own. Fantastic bag Osprey!
this has been my main go to bag for the past 2 years. and it fits all my needs. i've taken it to europe 3 times in the past 2 years for extended time and soon to be a 4th time. you dont have to check this bag on flights. it fits in all over head compartments domestic or international flights.the only planes this bag wont fit on is the little small crop dusters lol. daypack that comes with the bag is deceptively spacious. when walking europe it can store hat, gloves, jacket, camera, water bottle and its still have room. if your a minimalist then this bag is for you. for a 2 week trip to europe i use this bag and the daypack. versatility of changing it from a backpack to a duffle bag is really quick. and you can use the area where straps are located on the bag as additional storage for jacket before boarding the plane. hopes this helps and happy traveling
Great Travel Pack
My family of three was headed out for a year-long adventure, so I bought one for both my husband and me. Our eight year-old daughter wanted one so badly, but she has to settle for a kids' Osprey pack until she's big enough to carry all her things. Maybe next time! This pack was great because we could each carry our backpack and pull a carry-on sized rolling suitcase. This made going up and down stairs and in and out of subways doable--not easy, but we could manage. Our first stop was a month of traveling in Thailand. We ditched the rolling suitcases and just carried all our stuff in the two far points. The zipper design makes access super easy and the mesh pockets inside help with organization. I also liked the interior compression straps that helped hold our clothing in place. By the end of our time the packs were heavy and I wouldn't do a long backpacking trip carrying this pack. The kangaroo carry option with the two packs is great! We did go trekking in Nepal and our porter claimed she was comfortable carrying the pack (not too heavy) since we all carried 1/2 of our own stuff and brought very little with us. Our porter used the external straps to attach her own personal bag as well. During our time in Kathmandu, my only daypack was the small one that's part of this pack. The mesh on it pilled EVERY piece of clothing it came in contact with. I contacted Osprey and they said they knew about this problem. Because I was in Nepal for the year, I didn't have a way to return it and therefore used the resources of Nepal and had a tailor take the small pack apart and cover the mesh with a different fabric. (I definitely held my breath when I gave him permission to take my backpack apart!) Now it's fine, but I hope Osprey fixes this problem. After Nepal, we traveled in Europe and taking these bags on small airplanes was no problem. We also could carry a lot and navigate our way through cities. I look forward to years of travel with my Farpoint!