Osprey Farpoint 40 Review

Osprey Farpoint 40

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Spatial Stats

40L - 1.4kg - 23 x 36 x 53

Airline Compatibility

โœˆ๏ธ 61% (120/199)

This bag can be used as a carry on in 61% of airlines.

Our Thoughts

Osprey produces rock-solid, well-engineered, and very sleek looking travel bags. To me, Osprey is a gold standard luggage company and each other travel backpacks are first in class. Every bag they create is highly rated, unique, and extremely functional.

Osprey Standard

Osprey bags set the standard that all other bags should meet. All of Osprey's carry-ons are built with quality and designed with tons of useful features.

Unique Features

The unique aspects of the Osprey Farpoint 40 that I enjoy are the external compression straps and the ability to hide the shoulder straps.

The compression straps on the Farpoint 40 are great because they keep the profile of the bag smaller. With a slight tug on the compression straps, the bag shrinks a little bit and becomes easier to manage. The external compression straps also help keep the Farpoint 40 secure. The wings of the straps where they attach to the bag will cover the zippers and make it harder for people to access the inner compartments.

The other unique feature I love is the ability to fold the shoulder straps into a compartment and completely hide them. Too many bags are like squirming octopuses with straps all over the place. Hiding straps are super useful, so they don't whip the face of a fellow train passenger or get caught in the security straps.


Luggage always lasts a couple of trips before the wear and tear become visible, but the Osprey carry-on I used handled the beating well and still looks new.

The Farpoint 40 comes in an S/M and M/L size, which changes the capacity and dimensions a bit. For most people, the S/M will be easy to handle, but for people that are on the tall side, the M/L will be more comfortable.

๐Ÿ‘ Reasons to Buy

  • Superior comfort when fully loaded on your back from expert engineering.
  • The mesh pockets on the pack hold water bottles, and other accessories, extremely well.


Laptop Sleeve No
Compartments 3
Passport top
Water Bottle 2 front
Organizer N
Organizer N
Sternum Strap Y
Hip Belt H
Water Resistance Y
Rainfly N
Compression 2
Molle N
Lash Points 8
Backpack H
Shoulder Strap Y
Hydration Y
Passthrough N

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Compatible Airlines

Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela, Air Asia, Air Astana, Air Berlin (Closed), Air Canada, Air Caraibes, Air Europa, Air Koryo, Air Macau, Air Mauritius, Air New Zealand, Air Nostrum, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Transat, AirAsiaX, Aircalin, Alitalia, All Nipon Airways, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Atlas Global, Austrian, Avianca , Azerbaijan Airlines, Azul Airlines, Azul Linhas, Bahamasair, Bangkok Airways, Belavia, Biman Bangladesh, British Airways, Bulgaria Air, Cambodia Angkor Air, Cape Air, Caribbean Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Conviasa, Copa Airlines, Croatia Air, Cubana de Aviacion, Czech Airlines, Dragonair, easyJet, EL AL, Ethiopian Airlines, Eurowings, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Flair Air, Gol Linhas Aereas, Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Iberia, Interjet, Iran Air, Iran Aseman Air, Japan Airlines, Jet2, Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Asia, Korean Air, Kulula, Kuwait Air, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, Mahan Air, Malaysia Airlines, Mango, Middle East Airlines, Monarch Airlines, Nordwind Airlines, Norwegian, Onur Air, Pakistan International, Peach, Pegasus Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Porter Airlines, Qantas Airways, Royal Air Morocco, Royal Jordanian, SAS Scandinavian, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Scoot, Sichuan Airlines, SilkAir, Silver Airways, Singapore Airlines, Skywest, Inc., South African Airways, SpiceJet, SriLankan Airlines, Swiss Int'l Air Lines, TAAG Angola, TAM Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, Thai Airways, Tiger Airways, Travel Service Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Turkmenistan Airlines, Ural Airlines, uTair Airlines, Uzbekistan Air, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, Vivaaerobus, WestJet, Wizz Air, WOW Airlines

Osprey Farpoint 40 Packing Lists

A Cold Trans-Siberian Train and a Hot Swampy Singapore
๐Ÿ“† 120 days
๐ŸŒŽ Singapore, London
๐ŸŒก๏ธ -2 to 32 ยฐC (28.4 to 89.6 ยฐF)
๐Ÿ“œ 38 items
Carry On:
Osprey Farpoint 40
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Cyan Accents to Iceland and Faroe Islands
๐Ÿ“† 12 days
๐ŸŒŽ Iceland, Faroe Islands
๐ŸŒก๏ธ 7 to 11 ยฐC (44.6 to 51.8 ยฐF)
๐Ÿ“œ 31 items
Carry On:
Osprey Farpoint 40
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Packing List for a Cold Trip to Europe
๐Ÿ“† 30 days
๐ŸŒŽ Europe
๐ŸŒก๏ธ -7 to 10 ยฐC (19.4 to 50 ยฐF)
๐Ÿ“œ 1 items
Carry On:
Osprey Farpoint 40
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Packing List for South America and Asia for Three Months
๐Ÿ“† 90 days
๐ŸŒŽ South America, Asia
๐ŸŒก๏ธ 100 to -100 ยฐC (212 to -148 ยฐF)
๐Ÿ“œ 32 items
Carry On:
Osprey Farpoint 40
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Master Level Around the World Packing List
๐Ÿ“† 120 days
๐ŸŒŽ World
๐ŸŒก๏ธ -2 to 32 ยฐC (28.4 to 89.6 ยฐF)
๐Ÿ“œ 43 items
Carry On:
Osprey Farpoint 40
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Two Weeks, 7 Pairs of Underwear, in Uruguay
๐Ÿ“† 14 days
๐ŸŒŽ Uruguay
๐ŸŒก๏ธ 19 to 26 ยฐC (66.2 to 78.80000000000001 ยฐF)
๐Ÿ“œ 26 items
Carry On:
Osprey Farpoint 40
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