The Osprey Farpoint 40 Travel Backpack is from one of our favorite backpack manufacturers and camping equipment brands, Osprey.
The Osprey Farpoint 40 (ad) is approximately 21″ x 13″ x 9″ and weighs 3 pounds. It’s not huge, but can carry a decent amount of stuff. There are two support or “internal compression” straps on the front to help support and contain heavy loads. The bag is made of 210D Double Ripstop material.
For pockets, there are two large front mesh pockets, a large front zipper pocker with padded laptop and tablet sleeve, and there is a smaller pocket for key fobs and small items.
The bag comes in Blue, Black, or Red/Burgundy.
- 210D Double-Ripstop
- Dual front mesh pockets
- Large front zip pocket with padded laptop and tablet sleeve
- Large panel access to main compartment with internal compression straps for keeping gear secure
- Small front zip pocket with key fob keeps small items handy
- Dimensions: 21″ x 13″ x 9″
- Weight: 3 lbs
- First available in 2009
- Made in Vietnam
The Osprey Farpoint (ad) is a well made bag from an expert bag manufacturer in Osprey. The bag is made of very solid materials and should last for a long time. While the bag is perhaps on the small side, that actually is a really nice size for people that are 5 to 5.5 feet tall.
It might not be ideal for backpacking in the woods if you want to haul a lot of gear, but that isn’t really this bag’s intended purpose. It is for travelling, and it serves that purpose quite well. This bag supposedly fits within every airlines bag limits, so you can bring it on the plane rather than checking it.
Besides travelling, I think this bag would also be a good option for students that are carrying around a lot of heavy books. It might be a lot of bag for that purpose, but at least the bag can support that weight and it is built of tough materials so it will last.
Basically, this is more of a day trip bag or general use bag. It isn’t for multiple night backpacking trips. It also lacks some of the pockets and clips that you’ll find in other 40L bags.
Even though I love Osprey, if you want a 40L bag for backpacking, I would instead recommend the Teton Sports Talus 44. If you just want a general use backpack or don’t need the extra pockets and clips, the Osprey Farpoint (ad) could be a good choice.