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  • Large zippered panel gives access to main compartment; zippers have locakble sliders (locks sold separately)
  • Zippered rear flap stows and protects hipbelt and harness when not in use as a backpack
  • Padded top and side handles for hand carrying; detachable messenger-style shoulder strap
  • Laptop and tablet sleeve secure in lockable compartment; fits up to a 15 in. device
  • 2 front compression straps and 2 internal compression straps to keep your load secure
  • Dual front mesh pockets; zippered stash pocket
  • Internal front-flap zippered mesh pocket


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Best Use Travel
Bag Style Duffel, Backpack
Gear Capacity (L)
40 liters
38 liters
Gear Capacity (cu. in.)
2,441 cubic inches
2,319 cubic inches
Number of Exterior Pockets 3 + main compartment
Laptop Compartment Yes
Fits Laptop Size (in.) 15 inches
iPad / Tablet Compartment Yes
Carry-On Size Yes
Fits Torso
18 - 22 inches
15 - 19 inches
Fits Waist/Hips Unavailable
Material(s) 210-denier ripstop nylon/600-denier packcloth
21 x 14 x 9 inches
20 x 14 x 8 inches
3 lbs. 2.7 oz.
3 lbs. 1.75 oz.
Gender Unisex
Hipbelt Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great carry-on travel bag Went to Vietnam for 2 weeks with this bag and looked for something that could go anywhere and travel fast, as well as meet carryon requirements. Having gone 25k+ miles over 7 planes, 5 cars and 2 scooters, I can safely say this is the best carryon bag i've owned and helped me focus on a minimalist approach to travel. Never been excited for a pack as much as this one. Got a simple combo lock that happened to fit through BOTH lockable zippers at once, so double win. I also own an Aether 70 for backpacking, so I understand utility vs comfort, heavy vs light load, etc etc. Don't normally write reviews online, but i felt this was warranted. Great pack!
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've had numerous but this is the best Have traveled with backpacks for 40+ years but this is the best pack I've ever had. I did a lot of research before buying this, and it turned out to be perfect for the type of travel I, fairly lengthy, and pretty active. I can only assume that whoever designed it has traveled extensively like I have. I object to a whole bunch on unnecessary straps, zippers, or little pockets....I've even been known to cut showy, weighty things off brand new packs...but this pack hits just the right balance of features, security, and size/weight. The fact that it's carry-on compatible on most scheduled air carriers is just a bonus. A wonderful backpack.
Date published: 2016-07-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great bag with one major flaw.. I used this pack for the 6 month trip through central and south america, plus a bit of europe. I absolutely loved the pack in all ways except for the laptop/tablet pocket. While its great that it's padded, having it on the front is completely the wrong spot. When you fill your pack the front of the pack is curved, which puts pressure on the tablet. This mean i had a cracked screen as it bent slightly in the bag, making it unusable just 1 month into my trip, and 400 bucks down the drain :( Apart from this, it's still a great pack, and if they fix this flaw I would definitely buy the next version. Until i'll use a different option.
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect bag for the global nomad. I bought this bag a few months ago and I love it. I spent a lot of time reading reviews and watching videos on various bags to find perfect bag for my style of travel This bag kept coming back as a solid choice. I wanted a bag with a separate compartment for my laptop to make it easy to remove for airport screening. I also wanted a good chest and hip belt system that was easy to protect on the plane. I also wanted a front loading bag with full access. This bag has all these features plus Ospreys stellar craftsmanship and guarantee. I bought the 40L and it is the perfect size for carrying on the plane with enough space to haul things for my extended travels. I have no reservations about giving this five stars.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best travel backpack ever period ! I was desperately looking for the best travel carry-on backpack available on the market. I read all the reviews on all backpacks and finally ended up with the amazing Osprey Farpoint 40. No doubt, this was the one ! This reliable piece of equipment was my everyday buddy for almost 5 months in Southeast Asia and I surely do not regret my choice. This backpack will follow me on every single adventure in the future and I will never replace it for another brand or model. This is the perfect travel companion end of the story !
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic bag so far I bought this bag for a 4 month backpacking trip through SE Asia. I'm about a month in and so far this bag has been everything that I need it to be! My only downside is that it doesn't meet the carry-on size for AirAsia, a low-cost carrier in the region. It does fit carry-on size for Delta Airlines however so I can't really complain. I would recommend both this pack and Osprey products in general to everyone who needs a reliable pack.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new go to travel bag My wife and I bought this bag for travelling light on our honeymoon through Europe, but it's already proving to be a workhorse for routine travel. It's my go-to bag for weekend ski trips, and with judicious packing it can fit a week's worth of clothing for longer trips. It is carry-on sized for flights, and the laptop and tablet sleeves make it easy to schlep your tech on the go. The burly handles on three sides, the shoulder strap, and the full back-pack suspension system gives you all kinds of options for how you wish to carry the pack.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellence I bought two Opsrey backpacks--the Farpoint 40 and the Ozone 46. My 13 year old son carried the Farpoint and I carried the Ozone for a three week trip through Italy. Both packs worked great for us, but we both preferred the Farpoint. It turns out we didn't need all the pockets on the Ozone. The Farpoint you can open like a suitcase and that is really helpful for packing. It seemed more compact for traveling but also seemed to hold as much stuff. The one think I liked better on the Ozone was the easy access iPad pocket.
Date published: 2016-10-28
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Beyond being 6 liters smaller, what are the differences between the Farpoint and the Porter? Which would be best for a European backpacking trip?

Asked by: Cameramanlady
Correction to the previous answer: The Farpoint 40 comes with a shoulder strap, the Porter does not.
Answered by: TJ99
Date published: 2016-10-11

What is the difference between S/M and M/L? Is this bag too small for a 2 week European trip?

Asked by: Carley Mae
The difference is the recommended torso length. Here are the fit dimensions: S/M 15-19" / 38-48 cm M/L 18-22" / 46-56 cm Due to being slightly smaller, the S/M size has a total capacity of 38 liters. If you pack ultralight for travel this might get you through 2 weeks vacation, but most people would probably want more carrying capacity.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-22

Is there an axe loop on the pack?

Asked by: Geobadger
​This travel pack does not have an ice axe loop.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-13

Does this bag lay flat and open like a suitcase like the porter 46?

Asked by: sahola13
Yes, the Farpoint 40 Travel Pack can lay out flat and be unzipped similar to a suitcase.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-24

Are the hip waist belts the same size in the s/m and m/l? If they are different what are the sizes?

Asked by: Maria02
The S/M does have a smaller hipbelt than the M/L. Unfortunately, we do not have hipbelt measurements for each size. Please contact Osprey for more information regarding hipbelt sizing.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-08

Can the external mesh pockets be used to hold a water bottle such as a 1L Nalgene? Maybe with a carabeener clipped on to the compression strap above?

Asked by: tropicanna81
The external mesh pockets on the Farpoint 40 Travel Pack do fit a 1 liter Nalgene water bottle.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-18

Is this bag water resistant?

Asked by: stephmj
The fabric panels on the pack are water resistant, not waterproof. The zippers and seams are not treated or sealed, so this pack will get wet if exposed to rain or standing water.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-05

Is the farpoint 40 able to hold a water reservoir anywhere even though it does not have designated pocket for it, or do you need some kind of attachment?

Asked by: Barnardb5
​This pack does not have a hydration sleeve for a reservoir. You could use the laptop sleeve to hold your reservoir, however, there is no exit port in the backpack for the reservoir tube.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-31
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