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Osprey Farpoint Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated April 2019

4.56
based on 2,241 reviews


We have checked thousands of reviews and found 7 reasons to buy the Farpoint - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


92% of the reviewers give the Osprey Farpoint a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (78%)
Good (14%)
Average (3%)
Poor (1%)
Bad (1%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Farpoint

  • Most testers said that it is an amazing day pack with great built material.
  • They said that the pack is easy to load and is much comfortable to wear.
  • They also mentioned that the pack has a good suspension system and is lighweight for easy carry.
  • Many reviewers said that the pack has large capacity to stuff all their requirements for long vacations.
  • A reviewer said that the adjustable stow away hip straps are quiet advantageous.
  • A traveller said that the desing of the pack is well thought with good number of internal pockets for organizing things.
  • Amost all of the buyers are happy to have a detachable day bag with the pack.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A few of the reviewers said that the pack is expensive.
  • Another buyer said that the waterproofing of the pack is not good enough for heavy rains.
  • A buyer also disliked the day pack.

Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Farpoint models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity38-76 l (2319-4638 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3-4 oz (1.4-1.8 kg)
Length iconLength21-29 in (53-74 cm)
Width13-15 in (33-38 cm)
Height9-16 in (23-41 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Travel
Sport
Hiking
Cycling
School
Backpacking



Popular Models


Osprey Farpoint 40

63% choose the Osprey Farpoint 40

63 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Grey
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity38 l (2319 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3 oz (1.4 kg)
Length iconLength21 in (53 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches


Osprey Farpoint 55

29% choose the Osprey Farpoint 55

29 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Grey
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity52 l (3173 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3.9 oz (1.8 kg)
Length iconLength24.5 in (62 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height13 in (33 cm)


Osprey Farpoint 70

7% choose the Osprey Farpoint 70

7 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Grey
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity67 l (4089 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4 oz (1.8 kg)
Length iconLength24 in (61 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height13 in (33 cm)


Osprey Farpoint 80

1% choose the Osprey Farpoint 80

1 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Grey
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity76 l (4638 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3.3 oz (1.5 kg)
Length iconLength29 in (74 cm)
Width15 in (38 cm)
Height16 in (41 cm)




Osprey Farpoint 40 vs Farpoint 55


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

Popularity and Prices

In total, 92% of the people interested in the Osprey Farpoint bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Farpoint 40 which is choosen by 63% (2.2 times as many as the 29% that choose the Farpoint 55).

Farpoint 40Farpoint 55
Most popular

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

Farpoint 40Farpoint 55
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Farpoint 40 has a capacity of 38 l, while the Farpoint 55 has a capacity of 52 l.

Farpoint 40Farpoint 55
Biggest

For a traveller, the 14 L (854 cuin) difference equals around 1 blouse, 1 pants and 1 jacket.

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

If you are an athlete, the 14 L difference equals 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks and 1 football.

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

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 pants, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks, 1 towel and 2 packaged meals.

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

Check how you can pack the Farpoint here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Farpoint 40 is 0.9 kg (31.7 oz) lower than the weight of the Farpoint 55.

Farpoint 40Farpoint 55
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, the Farpoint 40 is 3 in (8 cm) longer than the Farpoint 55 (21 vs. 24 in). Both bags are the same width (14 in), while the height of the Farpoint 40 is 4 in (10 cm) less than the height of the Farpoint 55 (9 vs. 13 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in blue, grey and red. Only the Farpoint 40 is available in black.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Osprey Farpoint features:
  • Compression straps
  • Hip belt
  • Removable daypack
  • Sternum strap

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Carry-on size
  • Laptop compartment
  • Side pockets
  • Organizer panel

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 Farpoint models (the most popular choice is the Farpoint 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
4038 l3 oz0.08 oz/L
5552 l3.9 oz0.08 oz/L
7067 l4 oz0.06 oz/L
8076 l3.3 oz0.04 oz/L


Osprey Farpoint
Average for 22,363+ different bags




Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Farpoint ranks #8 compared with the other Osprey bags.

Top 10% Osprey bag

6Osprey Dyna
4.58
Osprey Dyna
7Osprey Exos
4.57
Osprey Exos
8Osprey Farpoint
4.56
Osprey Farpoint
9Osprey Xenith
4.54
Osprey Xenith
10Osprey Ace
4.54
Osprey Ace

vs All Bags

The Osprey Farpoint ranks #66 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 5% bag

64Arcteryx Maka
4.56
Arcteryx Maka
65Osprey Farpoint
4.56
Osprey Farpoint
66Furla Metropolis
4.56
Furla Metropolis
67OGIO Big Mouth
4.56
OGIO Big Mouth
68Arena Spiky
4.56
Arena Spiky



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Osprey Farpoint vs 20 other, similar bags.

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Osprey Farpoint vs Deuter Transit


Osprey Farpoint
Osprey Farpoint

4.56
BEST
Based on 2,241 reviews
Capacity: 38-76 l
Weight: 3-4 oz
Price: $$$


Deuter Transit
Deuter Transit

4.23

Based on 53 reviews

Capacity: 40-65 l
Weight: 3.8-5.45 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Farpoint is rated a bit better than the Transit.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,294 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Farpoint is 17% bigger than the biggest Transit (76 L vs 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Farpoint is 36% lighter than the biggest Transit (4 oz vs 5.45 oz).

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

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

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

Only the Transit is available in these colors:
Green




Osprey Farpoint vs Deuter Traveller


Osprey Farpoint
Osprey Farpoint

4.56
BEST
Based on 2,241 reviews
Capacity: 38-76 l
Weight: 3-4 oz
Price: $$$


Deuter Traveller
Deuter Traveller

4.05

Based on 8 reviews

Capacity: 60 l
Weight: 6.5 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Farpoint is rated somewhat better than the Traveller.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,249 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Farpoint is 27% bigger than the biggest Traveller (76 L vs 60 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Farpoint is 62% lighter than the biggest Traveller (4 oz vs 6.5 oz).

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

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

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




Osprey Farpoint vs Eagle Creek Deviate


Osprey Farpoint
Osprey Farpoint

4.56
BEST
Based on 2,241 reviews
Capacity: 38-76 l
Weight: 3-4 oz
Price: $$$


Eagle Creek Deviate
Eagle Creek Deviate

2.92

Based on 42 reviews

Capacity: 60 l
Weight:
Price: $$$

  • The Farpoint is rated quite a lot better than the Deviate.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,283 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Farpoint is 27% bigger than the biggest Deviate (76 L vs 60 L).

FeatureFarpointDeviate
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Reflective
Removable daypack
Side pockets
Sternum strap

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey

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

Only the Deviate is available in these colors:
Orange




Osprey Farpoint vs Kelty Redwing


Osprey Farpoint
Osprey Farpoint

4.56
BEST
Based on 2,241 reviews
Capacity: 38-76 l
Weight: 3-4 oz
Price: $$$


Kelty Redwing
Kelty Redwing

4.08

Based on 2,082 reviews

Capacity: 32-50 l
Weight: 2-3.7 oz
Price: $$

  • The Farpoint is rated somewhat better than the Redwing.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 4,323 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Farpoint is 52% bigger than the biggest Redwing (76 L vs 50 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Farpoint is 8% heavier than the biggest Redwing (4 oz vs 3.7 oz).

FeatureFarpointRedwing
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Removable daypack
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Red
Blue
Black

Only the Redwing is available in these colors:
Green




Osprey Farpoint vs Osprey Aether


Osprey Farpoint
Osprey Farpoint

4.56

Based on 2,241 reviews
Capacity: 38-76 l
Weight: 3-4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Aether
Osprey Aether

4.67
BEST
Based on 1,124 reviews

Capacity: 60-85 l
Weight: 4.4-5.3 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Farpoint is rated a little bit worse than the Aether.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,365 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Farpoint is 12% smaller than the biggest Aether (76 L vs 85 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Farpoint is 32% lighter than the biggest Aether (4 oz vs 5.3 oz).

FeatureFarpointAether
Adjustable torso
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Laptop compartment
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Organizer panel
Removable daypack
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Red
Blue

Only the Farpoint is available in these colors:
Black

Only the Aether is available in these colors:
Green
Orange




Osprey Farpoint vs Osprey Atmos


Osprey Farpoint
Osprey Farpoint

4.56

Based on 2,241 reviews
Capacity: 38-76 l
Weight: 3-4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Atmos
Osprey Atmos

4.73
BEST
Based on 2,649 reviews

Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 4.4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Farpoint is rated a little bit worse than the Atmos.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 4,890 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Farpoint is 17% bigger than the biggest Atmos (76 L vs 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Farpoint is 10% lighter than the biggest Atmos (4 oz vs 4.4 oz).

FeatureFarpointAtmos
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Laptop compartment
Load-lifter straps
Organizer panel
Removable daypack
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Waterproof
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Red
Blue

Only the Farpoint is available in these colors:
Black

Only the Atmos is available in these colors:
Green




Osprey Farpoint vs Osprey Fairview


Osprey Farpoint
Osprey Farpoint

4.56
BEST
Based on 2,241 reviews
Capacity: 38-76 l
Weight: 3-4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Fairview
Osprey Fairview

4.14

Based on 116 reviews

Capacity: 40-70 l
Weight: 3.2-3.9 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Farpoint is rated slightly better than the Fairview.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,357 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Farpoint is 9% bigger than the biggest Fairview (76 L vs 70 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Farpoint is 3% heavier than the biggest Fairview (4 oz vs 3.9 oz).

FeatureFarpointFairview
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 Farpoint is available in these colors:
Red
Blue
Black

Only the Fairview is available in these colors:
Green




Osprey Farpoint vs Osprey Kestrel


Osprey Farpoint
Osprey Farpoint

4.56
BEST
Based on 2,241 reviews
Capacity: 38-76 l
Weight: 3-4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Kestrel
Osprey Kestrel

4.47

Based on 1,141 reviews

Capacity: 26-46 l
Weight: 2.4-3.8 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Farpoint is rated a little bit better than the Kestrel.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,382 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Farpoint is 65% bigger than the biggest Kestrel (76 L vs 46 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Farpoint is 5% heavier than the biggest Kestrel (4 oz vs 3.8 oz).

FeatureFarpointKestrel
Adjustable torso
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Removable daypack
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Waterproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Red
Blue
Black

Only the Kestrel is available in these colors:
Green




Osprey Farpoint vs Osprey Nebula


Osprey Farpoint
Osprey Farpoint

4.56
BEST
Based on 2,241 reviews
Capacity: 38-76 l
Weight: 3-4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Nebula
Osprey Nebula

4.38

Based on 516 reviews

Capacity: 34 l
Weight: 2.1 oz
Price: $$

  • The Farpoint is rated a little bit better than the Nebula.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,757 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Farpoint is 124% bigger than the biggest Nebula (76 L vs 34 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Farpoint is 90% heavier than the biggest Nebula (4 oz vs 2.1 oz).

FeatureFarpointNebula
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Reflective
Removable daypack
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Red
Blue
Black

Only the Nebula is available in these colors:
Green




Osprey Farpoint vs Osprey Ozone


Osprey Farpoint
Osprey Farpoint

4.56
BEST
Based on 2,241 reviews
Capacity: 38-76 l
Weight: 3-4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Ozone
Osprey Ozone

4.21

Based on 629 reviews

Capacity: 36-70 l
Weight: 1.2-6.85 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Farpoint is rated a bit better than the Ozone.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,870 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Farpoint is 9% bigger than the biggest Ozone (76 L vs 70 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Farpoint is 71% lighter than the biggest Ozone (4 oz vs 6.85 oz).

FeatureFarpointOzone
Adjustable torso
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Harness system
Hip belt
Laptop compartment
Load-lifter straps
Organizer panel
Removable daypack
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Wheeled/rolling
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Red
Blue
Black

Only the Farpoint is available in these colors:
Grey




Osprey Farpoint vs Osprey Porter


Osprey Farpoint
Osprey Farpoint

4.56

Based on 2,241 reviews
Capacity: 38-76 l
Weight: 3-4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Porter
Osprey Porter

4.67
BEST
Based on 1,578 reviews

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

  • The Farpoint is rated a little bit worse than the Porter.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,819 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Farpoint is 17% bigger than the biggest Porter (76 L vs 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Farpoint is 21% heavier than the biggest Porter (4 oz vs 3.3 oz).

FeatureFarpointPorter
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Harness system
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Removable daypack
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Red
Black

Only the Farpoint is available in these colors:
Blue

Only the Porter is available in these colors:
Green

Both the Farpoint and Porter series of Osprey packs are award-winning travel bags. They look similar - the above average day pack for carrying your trip gear and other essentials.

The Farpoint is quite a lightweight backpack with harness available in two torso lengths. It also has a lightwire harness suspension, padding on the hipbelt and shoulder straps. The bag is well ventilated and has an inner mesh pocket for better organization of gear.

Osprey Porter backpack combines superior features to make a bigger but a little heavier travel backpack that has attributes of a day pack. The collective look of this backpack is that of a gear hauler or duffle bag. You’ll see that the harness system is quite simple and has no frame or height adjustment. There is no hip belt padding either, telling you that it's not meant to be worn for long periods.


Osprey Farpoint vs Osprey Sojourn


Osprey Farpoint
Osprey Farpoint

4.56
BEST
Based on 2,241 reviews
Capacity: 38-76 l
Weight: 3-4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Sojourn
Osprey Sojourn

4.20

Based on 224 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 7.9-9 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Farpoint is rated slightly better than the Sojourn.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,465 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Farpoint is 125% lighter than the biggest Sojourn (4 oz vs 9 oz).

FeatureFarpointSojourn
Adjustable torso
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Harness system
Hip belt
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Removable daypack
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Wheeled/rolling
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Red
Black

Only the Farpoint is available in these colors:
Grey
Blue

Only the Sojourn is available in these colors:
Green




Osprey Farpoint vs Osprey Talon


Osprey Farpoint
Osprey Farpoint

4.56
BEST
Based on 2,241 reviews
Capacity: 38-76 l
Weight: 3-4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Talon
Osprey Talon

4.47

Based on 1,723 reviews

Capacity: 6-44 l
Weight: 0.7-2.4 oz
Price: $$

  • The Farpoint is rated a little bit better than the Talon.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,964 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Farpoint is 73% bigger than the biggest Talon (76 L vs 44 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Farpoint is 67% heavier than the biggest Talon (4 oz vs 2.4 oz).

FeatureFarpointTalon
Adjustable torso
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Reflective
Removable daypack
Shoulder strap pockets
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Waterproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Red
Blue
Black

Only the Farpoint is available in these colors:
Grey

Only the Talon is available in these colors:
Green
Orange




Osprey Farpoint vs Osprey Transporter


Osprey Farpoint
Osprey Farpoint

4.56
BEST
Based on 2,241 reviews
Capacity: 38-76 l
Weight: 3-4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Transporter
Osprey Transporter

4.41

Based on 611 reviews

Capacity: 40-130 l
Weight: 2-2.8 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Farpoint is rated a little bit better than the Transporter.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,852 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Farpoint is 71% smaller than the biggest Transporter (76 L vs 130 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Farpoint is 43% heavier than the biggest Transporter (4 oz vs 2.8 oz).

FeatureFarpointTransporter
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Harness system
Hip belt
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Removable daypack
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Water resistant

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Red
Blue
Black

Only the Transporter is available in these colors:
Green




Osprey Farpoint vs Osprey Wayfarer


Osprey Farpoint
Osprey Farpoint

4.56
BEST
Based on 2,241 reviews
Capacity: 38-76 l
Weight: 3-4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Wayfarer
Osprey Wayfarer

4.13

Based on 17 reviews

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

  • The Farpoint is rated slightly better than the Wayfarer.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,258 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Farpoint is 9% bigger than the biggest Wayfarer (76 L vs 70 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Farpoint is 35% lighter than the biggest Wayfarer (4 oz vs 5.4 oz).

FeatureFarpointWayfarer
Adjustable torso
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
Red
Black

Only the Farpoint is available in these colors:
Blue

These trekking backpacks are some of the finest offered by Osprey. You'll have no problem keeping all of your essentials packed away tight and ready for use when needed. The Wayfarer is the perfect model for trekkers who want a pack designed to help them navigate tough areas with ease.

However, there are some things you'll find lacking in the Wayfarer such as the lack of compartments. For this reason you might want to pick the Farpoint. It has more space, better compression, and more compartments for essentials or electronics you'll be packing.


Osprey Farpoint vs Osprey Waypoint


Osprey Farpoint
Osprey Farpoint

4.56
BEST
Based on 2,241 reviews
Capacity: 38-76 l
Weight: 3-4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Waypoint
Osprey Waypoint

4.29

Based on 16 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 5.5 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Farpoint is rated a bit better than the Waypoint.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,257 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Farpoint is 38% lighter than the biggest Waypoint (4 oz vs 5.5 oz).

FeatureFarpointWaypoint
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 Farpoint is available in these colors:
Red
Blue
Black

Only the Waypoint is available in these colors:
Green

The two backpacks are made of Nylon and have two padded external carry handles (on the top and side).

The Waypoint pack is more comfortable than the Farpoint series of Osprey backpacks. Waypoint's harness system provides more support and padding in the straps and hip belt so that you are more comfortable when carrying your load. However, unlike the Farpoint packs, a shoulder strap is not included in the package.

Another difference between the two packs is that Osprey Waypoint features a fully-adjustable gender specific harness and hip belt. The harness on the Farpoint pack is not gender specific.

The Farpoint bags are available in two sizes while the new models of Waypoint packs are just one size that is adjustable.


Osprey Farpoint vs Pacsafe Venturesafe


Osprey Farpoint
Osprey Farpoint

4.56
BEST
Based on 2,241 reviews
Capacity: 38-76 l
Weight: 3-4 oz
Price: $$$


Pacsafe Venturesafe
Pacsafe Venturesafe

4.04

Based on 1,172 reviews

Capacity: 22-40 l
Weight: 0.3-4 oz
Price: $$

  • The Farpoint is rated somewhat better than the Venturesafe.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,413 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Farpoint is 90% bigger than the biggest Venturesafe (76 L vs 40 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Farpoint is the same weight as the biggest Venturesafe (both 4 oz).

FeatureFarpointVenturesafe
Adjustable torso
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hydration compatible
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Removable daypack
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Water bottle pockets
Water resistant

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Black

Only the Farpoint is available in these colors:
Grey
Red




Osprey Farpoint vs REI Ruckpack


Osprey Farpoint
Osprey Farpoint

4.56
BEST
Based on 2,241 reviews
Capacity: 38-76 l
Weight: 3-4 oz
Price: $$$


REI Ruckpack
REI Ruckpack

0.00

Based on 0 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$

  • The Farpoint is rated quite a lot better than the Ruckpack.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,241 reviews of the two bags.

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




Osprey Farpoint vs Timbuk2 Aviator


Osprey Farpoint
Osprey Farpoint

4.56
BEST
Based on 2,241 reviews
Capacity: 38-76 l
Weight: 3-4 oz
Price: $$$


Timbuk2 Aviator
Timbuk2 Aviator

3.82

Based on 318 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$$

  • The Farpoint is rated better than the Aviator.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,559 reviews of the two bags.

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

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

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




Osprey Farpoint vs Tortuga Outbreaker


Osprey Farpoint
Osprey Farpoint

4.56
BEST
Based on 2,241 reviews
Capacity: 38-76 l
Weight: 3-4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Farpoint is rated quite a lot better than the Outbreaker.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,241 reviews of the two bags.

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







Selected Reviews


Intentional Travelers

If you are looking for the storage size of traditional luggage and the convenience of being able to carry that load on your back when needed, then the Osprey Farpoint is the right bag for you.

Posted 17 January 2018 by Jedd - Read full review

Bushwalking Blog

Overall the packs are super comfortable, lightweight and hi-tech with enough bells and whistles (there is literally one on the sternum strap buckle) to do everything you want without going overboard into some complex chaos of buckles, loops, straps, pockets and zips that some packs fall into.

Posted 14 January 2018 by John - Read full review

Pack Hacker people

Pack Hacker

We can attest to its reliability. It’s become a bag we can trust, even after a year of heavy use. It’s highly reviewed on the web because simply put, it’s a great bag, one you can travel the world with.

Posted 10 January 2018 by Nathan Coverdale - Read full review


The Savvy Backpacker

Yeah, the Osprey Farpoint is a great backpack. It’s comfortable, it’s durable, it’s functional, it’s affordable… it’s just an excellent travel backpack.

Posted 10 November 2017 by James and Susan - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

It is the perfect size for a one- or two-night trip. The pack is tough and durable and the front-loading feature and various storage compartments make packing and unpacking a breeze. The detachable day pack is super handy for day hikes from camp.

Posted 29 October 2017 by Alyssa Kimber - Read full review

Travel Meets Happy

If you look at how it’s made, you won’t help but notice how the Osprey 40 gives you the freedom and the comfort of a hiking backpack, with the added benefit of easy packing, suitcase style.

Posted 9 October 2017 by Colleen Kinsey - Read full review

Adventure in You

It is a solid bag that can be recommended to anyone who loves hiking. It is highly durable and comes at an affordable price.

Posted 13 June 2017 by Tom Rogers - Read full review

Abroad on a Board

If you are looking for a good quality, well designed, carry-on size backpack, the Farpoint 40 is hard to beat.

Posted 6 June 2017 by Charlotte - Read full review

The Test Pit


Posted 31 March 2017

Indie Traveller

I love how the Farpoint 55 distributes the packing weight along your back. With the chest and waist straps properly closed, I often hardly notice it’s there.

Posted 26 October 2016 by Marek - Read full review

Heels in my Backpack

Overall I was really impressed with the Farpoint 55. Which is a big thing for a traditional toploader kind of girl.

Posted 22 July 2016 by Kara - Read full review

The Budget Minded Traveler

Seriously I can’t think of anything else. I have been on the road for 5 months, unpacking and repacking constantly, and the Farpoint is the best pack I’ve ever experienced for this type of travel.

Posted 22 February 2016 by Jackie - Read full review

Goats on the Road

It’s loaded with features and you won’t find a backpack that holds a load closer to your body. I put this bag through the ringer on our last trip and it passed with flying colours.

Posted 20 August 2014 by Goats On The Road - Read full review

Travel on Inspiration

A stylish, comfortable, durable backpack with a bucket load of compartments all for just £80. A great investment any traveller would not regret making.

Posted 9 June 2014 by Jason - Read full review

Her Packing List

I would absolutely recommend the Osprey pack. It’s a well designed, sturdy pack with a lot of great features for a range of different trips, and has been a really great choice for me.

Posted 12 December 2013 by Caroline Eubanks - Read full review

Her Packing List

For a carry-on size, sturdy, professional and user-friendly backpack, this is a top choice.

Posted 15 November 2013 by Caroline Eubanks - Read full review

Go Green Travel Green

The Osprey Farpoint 40 is a fantastic small travel backpack. It’s incredibly comfortable, lightweight, and attractive, and it has great pockets.

Posted 24 October 2012 - Read full review

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