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Product Description


Osprey's Farpoint 55 is the perfect companion for a long weekend. Feel free to add an extra sweater and a pair of waterproof boots; this pack is designed to handle loads up to 50 pounds.

The LightWire™ frame suspension transfers the load from harness to hipbelt. A mesh backpanel improves ventilation and the mesh on the harness and hipbelt reduces chafing under load. The entire suspension stows away under a zippered panel creating a sleek silhouette for transport.

Unzip the lockable sliders to access the main compartment. Inside there's a mesh pocket for small items. Dual compression straps keep cargo from shifting during transit.

Outside you'll find a zippered front panel slash pocket to keep you organized and sewn attachment points to lash on extra gear. No matter how much you choose to carry StraightJacket™ compression straps stabilize the load.

The main Farpoint 55 pack comes with a detachable Farpoint daypack to carry the essential for a hike in the hills or an excursion downtown.

Customer Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
3 medical mission trips and not a single complaint
I have used this bag on 3 medical mission trips and it has been flawless. The material is extremely durable and the backpack is comfortable in the airport. The ability to hide the straps comes in handy for carry on or checking the bag. The ability to separate the bags and reattached them in under a minute saves so much time and is very convenient. The main attraction to the bag is that it is carry-on compliant in the US. I tend to use the smaller bag as my personal item and day pack and have the main bag as a duffle once I get to my gate. The versatility to leave your main bag at the hotel and just go explore or do work with the smaller bag works amazingly well. I tend to carabiner my water bottle to the personal bag inside the water bottle sleeve cause it is tight. Overall this bag excels in the airport and once you reach your destination the personal bag attached is all you need for your day to day travel.
July 26, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Ideal Travel Backpacking Pack
I think this pack is the ideal travel backpacking pack. You get a large main pack, with lots of storage space and an easy to access front zip (like a traditional piece of luggage). The main pack also has strap covers so no conveyor belt rips them off, outside strapping for gear, and internal compression straps to keep everything tidy and compact.

The day pack is perfectly sized for everything you need. I often had a laptop, camera and gear, water, snacks, and misc. gear in it and had plenty of room left over. The daypack also attaches to the back or front, allowing you to distribute weight and carry the pack more comfortably.

I've currently done over 9mo+ of travel with this pack and plan to do years more.
June 14, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Would buy over and over again
I initially bought this pack for a month long trip to Africa with overnight stops in Istanbul for a friends wedding. After an overkill of research, I went with this pack because it's size fit within enough airline carry-on sizes in length, width, and weight on its own and I was able to max it out with no trouble at the airports thus far in the US, South Africa, or Turkey. I use the smaller pack as carryon personal item and the larger gets stowed away in the upper cabinets. Knowing I'd be staying in multiple locations throughout the trip, but also needing to bring along formal heels, multiple dresses for wedding events but also gear for exploring and other normal things I'd need for the trip, I wanted a pack that can give me the space of a black hole without structured poles or bars holding me back from (always) overpacking- but assist me in keeping things orderly and accessible. This pack was amazing at achieving this! I hate packs with tons of straps hanging all over the place and this was as minimal as I could get while still including an adjustable hip belt. The hip belt adjusted super nicely and that was also important because my husband carried it sometimes and he's 6'5.5 and I'm 5'4 and we were both really impressed with how we could carry it with ease. The daypack is something I use close to every single day at this point. It's the perfect size for everyday use and is also very comfortable to carry. It's more substantial then some "breakaway day packs" other brands offer and there is ample space to stay organized within the multi pockets inside. Would buy this pack over and over again.
June 12, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Amazing...Lasted for 4 year non-stop trip to 29 countries
I´m a HUGE fan of this pack...for me its the perfect pack...durable and really comfortable with lots of great features
November 23, 2020
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Rated 4 out of 5
Wonderful combo pack that could use a few tweaks
I took this on a 6 week travel through Europe right before Covid. Love the versatility of day pack and the roomy main pack. Some say it is too heavy as a combo? I think it is the perfect pack if you pack with lightweight contents in mind. The daypack can snap to your front in airport or train station and it distributes the weight well if waiting in line.

Having some organizational pockets and zippers would make it better. Solution? Pack into small zip bags.
Having a gusseted waterbottle mesh pocket on both bags would be good. The flat mesh pocket on the daypack is suitable for a 16 oz bottle.
September 28, 2020
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Rated 2 out of 5
Regret buying it
I liked this backpack over the 40 because of the detachable day bag. I bought it for a long trip and when it was fully packed, it was too heavy with the smaller bag attached. I ended up having to carry the small bag around separately which wasn't at all what I wanted. I had previously recommended it to my brother and sister in law and noticed that they were doing the same thing. It does fit in the overhead on larger airplanes (something 6 seats wide or more) but would be questionable on smaller ones. I have seen people in airports with the 55 and they are always carrying the smaller pack in their hands. I have never seen anyone with the day pack on their back.

I ended up buying the 40 and am much happier with it. It's smaller but is 100% guaranteed to be a carry on. I wish osprey would build a space for the laptop along the back and fix the water bottle holders which are practically non-functioning.
September 10, 2020
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Rated 4 out of 5
Great pack! Just wish they made it fit carry-on standards
Best pack ever. I travel a lot and I've used duffel bags and those Ironman bags they give to participants. Really great for keeping your things organized since it's top loaded. I also appreciate how it lets me utilize the day pack since most of the time i have to stash one inside my check-in luggage. I just wish they could've made the S/M pack short enough to fit into international carry-on standards because I get nervous bringing it as a carry-on on flights.
August 28, 2020
Originally posted at
Rated 4 out of 5
Excellent pack, excellent warranty!
This is an awesome pack, I absolutely love it. I've used it to backpack Asia and Cuba where the majority of the time was spent in the city, and I've also used it on a 53 km hike in the New Zealand wilderness. The pack has fared great on every occasion. It is a true "all purpose" backpack.

However, if I had to pick one "best-use", this pack is better for travel backpacking as opposed to long distance hiking trips. It should be noted that this is not a high-tech hiking pack, so this should be expected. It is definitely manageable for extended difficult hikes, but I can see how a more expensive backpacking trail pack would be more comfortable.

Finally, the best feature of this pack is that it is able to be taken as a carry-on!! Just detach the daypack and where it as your personal backpack, then hand-carry the main pack onto the plane. I have never been told it was too large.

PS - My zipper broke after a few years of use and Osprey sent me a brand new pack. Great company.
July 17, 2019
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great backpack for traveling Asia
Most of the reviews have been positive and I agree that this is a great bag for travel.

The greatest selling point of this bag is the detachable daypack. Once you arrive at your destination, the main pack can be left somewhere and the daypack can be used when exploring a city. Separating the main pack and the daypack is also great when flying in Asia where passengers are allowed to carry two carry on items - a bag and a personal item. By splitting the two bags, you may be able to bypass the carry on size restrictions.

A few things that I think that could be better with this bag. While the large pack's straps are thick, I find that walking around for a few hours with just 10kg of weight quickly becomes uncomfortable. While I also use compression bags, the main pack and day pack could use a few more built-in compartments. Lastly, something that annoys me (it may just be my bag), but the zipper to re-attach the day pack to the main pack often gets stuck when trying to attach the two bags, and I often need to spend a few minutes trying to get the zipper to work.

Something that would be great is if the main pack had an additional zipper to compress the size of the bag. Even when I pack the bag to half capacity and use the straps to tie down the daypack and the main pack, the bag looks really bulk. Another thing that would be useful is to be able to attach a shoulder strap to the main pack to carry it as a duffel. From my experience, this would be useful at airports.
February 9, 2019
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Rated 5 out of 5
perfect for long time travelers
I don't usually write comments/reviews, but I couldn't not tell the world how I LOVE my Fairpoint 55. I bought it more than 2 years ago when I've decided to embrace uncertainty and see where the wind would take me - and for how long. Over the past 2.5 years, I have backpacked through SE Asia, traveled to work conferences in Europe, weddings in Germany and South Africa (meaning: fancy clothes packed), conducted field work in Africa, and lived in urban centers like Sao Paulo. And this backpack has been the best packing companion in all of these situations.

It's light, it's the size of a carry on, it's resistant. It's just perfect!
The only challenge is to keep the weight down so to have it as a carry on, because if you organize your things well, it can fit quite a lot (17 kilos was my personal record - not that someone that likes to travel light would be proud of it, but still impressive).

To be fair, and not all loving about it, I do think that the daily pack could use some improvement. I had an issue with the connecting zipper and had the daily pack exchanged by Osprey; they gave me an earlier version of it and I really missed the cushioned computer pocket (I guess they wanted to make it lighter... but it doesn't really help if instead you need a thicker computer case) and the key chain link in the front pocket. Also, the inside pocket is kind of useless as it "blocks" you from getting the things at the bottom.

Anyway, if in doubt, go for it! It is indeed one of, if not THE, best backpacks out there.
January 8, 2019
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