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First impression: Osprey Farpoint 40 travel backpack

The Osprey Farpoint 40 is my travel companion of choice for this year, and beyond. Instead of always having to schlep a suitcase around with me, I am using a travel backpack. Also, I want to limit my inner-European flights and aspire to travel by train and bus up from now on solely. As a real mate, I have chosen the Osprey Farpoint 40 in size s/m. This travel backpack has already accompanied me on my weekend trip to South Tyrol; many more will follow this summer. Later, after I have gained more experience with the Osprey Farpoint 40, I will publish a more detailed review. So far, here some first impressions with this travel backpack in airline hand luggage size.

The Osprey Farpoint 40 is available in two sizes, 70 and 40. I have chosen the smaller 40 version, as it fits airline regulations for hand luggage, which allows me to take this backpack with all my belongings inside the plane, without having to check it in. The 70 version is way bigger and needs to be checked in as regular luggage. The Osprey Farpoint 40 is best suitable for the weekend- or week-trips. The measurements are 54 cm in height, 35 cm width, and 23 cm depth. According to the manufacturer the 40 can carry up to 18 kilograms of weight, with an own weight of 1,4 kg.

Probably the most practical feature of the Osprey Farpoint is that it can be used as a backpack or a duffel bag. Thanks to an adjustable strap its possible to also wear the bag over just one shoulder (what I wouldn’t recommend as the bag can get quite heavy, as it is so spacious, which engages you to overpack so easily – best of course organized in packing cubes). The Osprey Farpoint 40 in size S/M is currently available in black, as well as red. I have chosen the model in Jasper Red as its more flashy.

female wearing red Osprey Farpoint 40 travel backpack

Let me know in the comments if you have any questions about the Osprey Farpoint 40, and/or if you already use a travel backpack.

Osprey Farpoint 40 travel backpack open full in use

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