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Osprey Fairview Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

4.14
based on 238 reviews


We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 9 reasons to buy the Fairview - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


91% of the reviewers give the Osprey Fairview a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (77%)
Good (14%)
Average (4%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (2%)





Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Osprey Fairview:

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Fairview

  • Testers found out that the Osprey Fairview backpack is comfortable to carry.
  • Other testers recommend the use of the pack for traveling and commuting.
  • Users also noted that it is capable of distributing load efficiently.
  • Reviewers thought that the bag delivers sufficient ventilation due to its mesh back panel.
  • According to some reviewers, the backpack does not chafe when underloaded due to the mesh on the harness and hip belt.
  • Other users also noted that it has a large main compartment to store essential things and belongings.
  • According to those who used it, the backpack has a durable design.
  • Other users found that its pockets were sufficient to store and organize things securely.
  • Many users took notice on its harness and hip belt which may be zipped away when not in use to prevent the pack from snags and hangups.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A tester discovered that its shoulder straps were not that comfortable.
  • A reviewer mentioned that it lacks a specific pocket for laptops.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Fairview models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity40-70 l (2441-4272 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3.2-3.9 oz (1.5-1.8 kg)
Length iconLength21-25 in (53-64 cm)
Width13-14 in (33-36 cm)
Height9-12 in (23-30 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Travel
Backpacking
Hiking
Cycling
School
Sport



Popular Models


Osprey Fairview 40

63% choose the Osprey Fairview 40

63 %
Colors and combinations:

Green
Grey


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity40 l (2441 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3.2 oz (1.5 kg)
Length iconLength21 in (53 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches


Osprey Fairview 55

37% choose the Osprey Fairview 55

37 %
Colors and combinations:

Green
Grey


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity55 l (3356 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3.8 oz (1.7 kg)
Length iconLength25 in (64 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)




Osprey Fairview 40 vs Fairview 55


The two most popular Osprey Fairview models are the Fairview 40 and the Fairview 55, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Osprey Fairview bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Fairview 40 which is choosen by 63% (1.7 times as many as the 37% that choose the Fairview 55).

Fairview 40Fairview 55
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Fairview 40 is typically around $30 cheaper than the Fairview 55, but check the deals before you buy.

Fairview 40Fairview 55
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Fairview 40 has a capacity of 40 l, while the Fairview 55 has a capacity of 55 l.

Fairview 40Fairview 55
Biggest

For a traveller, the 15 L (915 cuin) difference equals around 1 pants, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks, 1 jacket and 1 book.

Packing the Fairview 40
laptop
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
2
pants
1
tshirt
4
boxers
4
socks
4
shorts
1
shoes
1
towel
1
book
1
Extra in the Fairview 55
pants
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
jacket
1
book
1

If you are an athlete, the 15 L difference equals 1 water bottle, 1 blouse, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks and 1 jacket.

Packing the Fairview 40
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
shorts
2
shoes
1
protein_bar
4
towel
1
football
1
book
1
Extra in the Fairview 55
water_bottle
1
blouse
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
jacket
1

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 water bottle, 1 pants, 2 tshirts, 2 boxers, 2 pair of socks and 4 packaged meals.

Packing the Fairview 40
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
jacket
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
sleeping_bag
1
packaged_meal
2
Extra in the Fairview 55
water_bottle
1
pants
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
packaged_meal
4

Check how you can pack the Fairview here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Fairview 40 is 0.6 kg (21.2 oz) lower than the weight of the Fairview 55.

Fairview 40Fairview 55
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, the Fairview 40 is 4 in (10 cm) longer than the Fairview 55 (21 vs. 25 in). Both bags are the same width (14 in), while the height of the Fairview 40 is 3 in (8 cm) less than the height of the Fairview 55 (9 vs. 12 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in green and grey.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Osprey Fairview features:
  • Compression straps
  • Sternum strap
  • Hip belt

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Packing Guide


See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Osprey Fairview models (the most popular choice is the Fairview 40).




Capacity/Weight Levels


The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
4040 l3.2 oz0.08 oz/L
5555 l3.8 oz0.07 oz/L
7070 l3.9 oz0.06 oz/L


Osprey Fairview
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Fairview ranks #56 compared with the other Osprey bags.

54Osprey Straightjacket
4.18
Osprey Straightjacket
55Osprey Questa
4.14
Osprey Questa
56Osprey Fairview
4.14
Osprey Fairview
57Osprey Wayfarer
4.13
Osprey Wayfarer
58Osprey Daylite
4.11
Osprey Daylite

vs All Bags

The Osprey Fairview ranks #866 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 30% bag

864Osprey Questa
4.14
Osprey Questa
865Osprey Fairview
4.14
Osprey Fairview
866Sea to Summit eVent
4.14
Sea to Summit eVent
867The Sak Silverlake
4.14
The Sak Silverlake
868Orange Mud Endurance
4.14
Orange Mud Endurance



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Osprey Fairview vs 4 other, similar bags.

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Osprey Fairview vs Osprey Farpoint


Osprey Fairview
Osprey Fairview

4.14

Based on 238 reviews
Capacity: 40-70 l
Weight: 3.2-3.9 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Farpoint
Osprey Farpoint

4.56
BEST
Based on 2,251 reviews

Capacity: 38-76 l
Weight: 3-4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Fairview is rated slightly worse than the Farpoint.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,489 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Fairview is 9% smaller than the biggest Farpoint (70 L vs 76 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Fairview is 3% lighter than the biggest Farpoint (3.9 oz vs 4 oz).

FeatureFairviewFarpoint
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Removable daypack
Side pockets
Sternum strap

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey

Only the Fairview is available in these colors:
Green

Only the Farpoint is available in these colors:
Red
Blue
Black

Both the Osprey Fairview and the Osprey Farpoint prove to offer superior comfort during usage. These are ideal bags for traveling and commuting.

The Osprey Fairview delivers great ventilation because of the implementation of the back panel made of mesh. This bag distributes the weight of the cargo equally to ensure good balance.

The Osprey Farpoint is constructed amazingly well. It will accommodate all the stuff you need for your expedition. The quality of this bag is highly evident, as it has a terrific suspension system.


Osprey Fairview vs Osprey Porter


Osprey Fairview
Osprey Fairview

4.14

Based on 238 reviews
Capacity: 40-70 l
Weight: 3.2-3.9 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Porter
Osprey Porter

4.66
BEST
Based on 1,758 reviews

Capacity: 30-65 l
Weight: 2.2-3.3 oz
Price: $$

  • The Fairview is rated somewhat worse than the Porter.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,996 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Fairview is 8% bigger than the biggest Porter (70 L vs 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Fairview is 18% heavier than the biggest Porter (3.9 oz vs 3.3 oz).

FeatureFairviewPorter
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Harness system
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Sternum strap
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Green

Only the Porter is available in these colors:
Black
Red




Osprey Fairview vs Osprey Wayfarer


Osprey Fairview
Osprey Fairview

4.14
BEST
Based on 238 reviews
Capacity: 40-70 l
Weight: 3.2-3.9 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Wayfarer
Osprey Wayfarer

4.13

Based on 17 reviews

Capacity: 70 l
Weight: 5.4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Fairview is rated about the same as the Wayfarer.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 255 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Fairview is the same size as the biggest Wayfarer (both 70 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Fairview is 38% lighter than the biggest Wayfarer (3.9 oz vs 5.4 oz).

FeatureFairviewWayfarer
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Hip belt
Laptop compartment
Removable daypack
Sternum strap

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey

Only the Fairview is available in these colors:
Green

Only the Wayfarer is available in these colors:
Red
Black




Osprey Fairview vs REI Ruckpack


Osprey Fairview
Osprey Fairview

4.14
BEST
Based on 238 reviews
Capacity: 40-70 l
Weight: 3.2-3.9 oz
Price: $$$


REI Ruckpack
REI Ruckpack

0.00

Based on 0 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$

  • The Fairview is rated quite a lot better than the Ruckpack.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 238 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Fairview is available in these colors:
Grey
Green







Selected Reviews


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The Osprey Fairview is still everything we like about the Farpoint—great for one bag travel, neat hideaway strap system and available worldwide—just designed with women in mind. They knew they had the right formula, so with a few small adjustments in the hip belt and shoulder straps they’ve created a bag that’s a great, comfortable carry for women.

Posted 12 March 2018 by Rebecca Coates - Read full review


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Last updated on May 12, 2019