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TheWireCutter.com – Featuring Farpoint 55 – May 18, 2016

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After spending over two years traveling the world via dozens of planes, trains, cars, and boats, plus testing 11 packs on the backs of five men and five women ranging from 5 feet 2 inches to 6 feet 2 inches tall, we’ve found the best travel backpacks for most nomads: Men (and tall women) will love the Osprey Farpoint 55 M/L and shorter to average-height women will like the highly adjustable REI Grand Tour 80. Both of these bags are big and supportive enough to comfortably carry everything you need to travel across Australia, yet small enough to be manageable navigating the narrow streets of Florence…

We like the Osprey Farpoint 55 M/L because it does most things right and almost nothing wrong. Most of the other packs we considered had one or two serious flaws. The Farpoint 55 M/L delivers on all the core features that travelers find important, but doesn’t overreach to create new problems. It has a great 15-liter daypack that zips onto the back of the 40-liter main pack so you don’t have to deal with carrying two bags when you’re on the go. It also has a zippable cover for the straps so you can check it as luggage without additional hassle from the airlines…

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