This summer, Osprey introduced the Osprey Farpoint 40, an excellent small travel backpack. They were kind enough to send me one to try out and I wish we’d had this backpack on for the long-term travel we did around Argentina a few years ago. It’s comfortable, compact, attractive, and has lots of pockets. Plus, the Farpoint 40 is the ideal backpack for packing light. Here’s why I love it.
1. It’s Compact & Lightweight
The recommended load weight is 30-40 lbs and it measures 21 x 13 x 9″. Plus, it’s lightweight, weighing in at just 2 lb 14 oz. If you’re a regular reader of Go Green Travel Green, you know we’re all about packing light. It saves money (no checked baggage fees) and it’s better for the environment (lighter weight luggage means less it takes less fuel to carry it). The Osprey Farpoint 40 is the perfect small travel backpack for packing light. In fact, it would be great for packing for a round-the-world trip.
2. It Has Great Pockets
An essential quality of a good backpack is pockets, and lots of them. Staying organized is essential for stress-free travel, and having designated pockets for your gear makes it easy to be organized. The Osprey Farpoint 40 has eight strategically placed pockets (nine if you count the shoulder/hip strap storage pockets), including two external water bottle pockets. My favorite pocket is the padded laptop pocket, which will be very convenient on longer-term trips.