Osprey Farpoint 55 Review
The Osprey Farpoint 55 Review – A Larger Backpack for Longer Trips
The Osprey Farpoint backpacks are widely known as some of the best ways to carry your gear in urban environments. Their exterior design is slick and neat, without pieces that could get caught in doors, seats, or luggage compartments, and their interior offers all the features expected from a well-organized piece of traveling equipment.
The 55L model caters to travelers who need additional storage for larger items such as digital cameras and lens, or drones, however, it is equally useful to those who plan on undertaking trips that will last more than one week. While the capacity is larger, the backpack remains extremely comfortable to wear and will not because chafing. This having been said, this Osprey Farpoint 55 review will not only look at how useful the model is to those who simply need a way to haul their tech around but also to individuals who like to travel on a regular basis.
What does the Osprey Farpoint 55 offer?
The Osprey Farpoint 55L model is a well-compartmentalized backpack that is designed to offer maximum protection for the items placed inside, without encumbering the wearer. The empty backpack has very little volume and is extremely light, making it easy to store when not used. Furthermore, the included Farpoint Daypack can be easily attached to the harness of the backpack, in order to offer an easy-to-access secondary pouch to store items.
It is important to keep in mind that the main backpack is 40L and the daypack adds another 15L worth of storage. While this does mean that you cannot store larger objects in it, it does offer more storage space overall.
- Ripstop material – The backpack and the daypack are made from nylon woven into ripstop material, ensuring that any tears that may appear due to direct physical damage will not extend;
- Stowaway panel – All the straps, including the harness can be stored in a small compartment in order to prevent them from getting in the way when not used;
- Daypack – The smaller, 15L daypack can be attached to the harness of the backpack in order to provide additional storage space for things that may be needed on a regular basis. They daypack is made from the same durable material as the backpack;
- Durable design – The fabric has been strengthened in areas where wear and tear are most likely to occur over time, prolonging the life of the backpack even when used on a regular basis;
- Easy to access – The contents of the main compartment of the backpack can be accessed via a large zipper panel;
- Secure – The zipper of the main compartment comes with lockable sliders to prevent accidental opening and theft;
- LightWire frame – The LightWire frame suspension is designed to deliver most of the weight to the hipbelt, protecting the spine and the shoulders;
- Compression straps – Two compression straps secure the contents of the backpack to prevent it from shifting during travel;
- Carry with one hand – The backpack comes with padded handles, enabling the owner to carry it as a normal travel bag;
- Versatile – When not needed, the daypack can be attached to the main backpack using a zipper;
- Daypack – The daypack can be attached to the harness when storing essential items inside, or to the backpack;
- Comfortable – the LightWire system does a great job at taking weight of the shoulders and placing it on the hips;
- No increase in main compartment – While this mode does offer 55L, they are divided between the main backpack and the daypack;
Bigger and better
The additional space can be used for a variety of things, from storage for shoes to a container for food and emergency supplies that can be easily accessed when attaching it to the straps. Furthermore, those who also own an Osprey Farpoint 70L will find that the daypack is compatible with that model as well, making it ideal for couples who travel abroad and may need to pass things around.
Most Osprey Farpoint 55 reviews omit the fact that the capacity of the model refers to the total volume of the backpack and the daypack, which may disappoint those looking to store larger things such as professional drones. However, everyone else will find that the backpack is extremely useful when traveling, especially when considering that the daypack can be removed at any time and left at the hotel, or taken by itself.