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Osprey Farpoint 40 backpack Review

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Osprey Farpoint 40
We checked 1284 reviews from experts and users. Based on all the reviews, the weighted average rating is 4.6 out of 5.

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What you need to know

the backpack got 4.6 stars out of 5 in our analysis. This means that Farpoint 40 is rated in the very top of the backpacks available.

Our analysis is based on hundreds of reviews (1,284 reviews in total), so it should give you an excellent idea about what the reviewers think of Farpoint 40.

Bag specifications

Manufacturer: Osprey
Model: Farpoint 40

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Farpoint 40 ranks #28 of all the reviewed Osprey bags.

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Design review

Our panel reviewed the bags by looking at photos without brand names. The panel could thereby consider the designs of the bags without being influenced by the brands. Farpoint 40 from Osprey got an average design rating of 5 out of 5.

Osprey simply got the design super perfect with Farpoint 40. When compared with the hundreds of other bags we have reviewed, the score of 5 is at the very top.

Surprisingly, all of our panel rated the design exactly 5 This tells us that the reviewers have quite similar opinions about the design. The reviewers generally liked the design and would consider this buying this bag.

Pros and cons

Here's what the reviewers think about the Osprey Farpoint 40 bag:

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Farpoint 40

  • 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.

Selected reviews

Intentional Travelers
Posted 17 January 2018
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.
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Bushwalking Blog
Posted 14 January 2018
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.
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Pack Hacker
Nathan Coverdale
Posted 10 January 2018
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.
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The Savvy Backpacker
James and Susan
Posted 10 November 2017
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.
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Backpack Gear Test
Alyssa Kimber
Posted 29 October 2017
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.
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Travel Meets Happy
Colleen Kinsey
Posted 9 October 2017
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.
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Adventure in You
Tom Rogers
Posted 13 June 2017
It is a solid bag that can be recommended to anyone who loves hiking. It is highly durable and comes at an affordable price.
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Abroad on a Board
Posted 6 June 2017
If you are looking for a good quality, well designed, carry-on size backpack, the Farpoint 40 is hard to beat.
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The Test Pit
Posted 31 March 2017

Indie Traveller
Posted 26 October 2016
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.
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Heels in my Backpack
Posted 22 July 2016
Overall I was really impressed with the Farpoint 55. Which is a big thing for a traditional toploader kind of girl.
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The Budget Minded Traveler
Posted 22 February 2016
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.
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Goats on the Road
Goats On The Road
Posted 20 August 2014
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.
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Travel on Inspiration
Posted 9 June 2014
A stylish, comfortable, durable backpack with a bucket load of compartments all for just £80. A great investment any traveller would not regret making.
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Her Packing List
Caroline Eubanks
Posted 12 December 2013
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.
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Her Packing List
Caroline Eubanks
Posted 15 November 2013
For a carry-on size, sturdy, professional and user-friendly backpack, this is a top choice.
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Go Green Travel Green
Posted 24 October 2012
The Osprey Farpoint 40 is a fantastic small travel backpack. It’s incredibly comfortable, lightweight, and attractive, and it has great pockets.
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Last updated on August 14, 2018