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Osprey Farpoint 40 - £63.99 and Free Next Day Delivery! @ Surfdome

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Found 8th Mar 2016
Osprey Farpoint 40L - the most highly rated travel backpack out there. RRP £90.
Never really find these reduced and have been looking for weeks. Ordered from surfdome today. £79.99 but used discount code TREAT20 for 20% off giving £63.99 final price with free next day delivery! The black/grey has been sold out in s/m pretty much everywhere so this is a great deal!
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How big is the s/m and the m/l. Both 40L? Don't see the description change with either one when selected? Is it a width sizing for shoulders?

Ignore the above - it is the size of the waistband and torso sizes that differ - see here - http://www.lengthytravel.com/my-latest-backpack-an-osprey-farpoint-series-review-40-55-70/#Farpoint_40_only

Heated and ordered - thanks OP - excellent price.


Edited by: "Siddas" 8th Mar 2016
Most highly rated? Can you explain by whom?
woldranger

Most highly rated? Can you explain by whom?


I don't know about them being the most highly rated but last year when I was looking for a rucksack to take with me on holidays the Osprey ones kept coming up with excellent reviews from so called experts and users.
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Siddas

I don't know about them being the most highly rated but last year when I … I don't know about them being the most highly rated but last year when I was looking for a rucksack to take with me on holidays the Osprey ones kept coming up with excellent reviews from so called experts and users.


I have an Osprey pack and their after sales has been amazing. I love my Aether, but I just have issues with people making unfounded statements like the above. I've been traveling for years and over the last few I've seen a lot of people with the larger version of this but no one with this size.I personally don't see the point of the features that this has on a pack of this size. The idea of traveling super-light and having a small pack is that you don't need to check it in on planes or buses, so why have the extra weight for the concealed harness and compromise on their support/comfort levels?
Siddas

I don't know about them being the most highly rated but last year when I … I don't know about them being the most highly rated but last year when I was looking for a rucksack to take with me on holidays the Osprey ones kept coming up with excellent reviews from so called experts and users.




Agreed. It was between this and a Lowe Alpine (TT I think) at the time. There is the Lowe Alpine AT now though which looks good

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lowe-Alpine-Backpack-Anthracite-Tangerine/dp/B00SHGU2NO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1457462129&sr=8-1&keywords=lowe+alpine+tt

When I bought mine the Lowe Alpine model was apparently not as comfortable using it as a rucksac so I went for the Osprey. I use Osprey for general hiking and they are very robust - though I think Lowe Alpine are great too.

EDIT : looking at the Lowe Alpine I think the Osprey will still be more comfortable as the Lowe Alpine has no hip belt.
Edited by: "Searcher2" 8th Mar 2016
woldranger

I have an Osprey pack and their after sales has been amazing. I love my … I have an Osprey pack and their after sales has been amazing. I love my Aether, but I just have issues with people making unfounded statements like the above. I've been traveling for years and over the last few I've seen a lot of people with the larger version of this but no one with this size.I personally don't see the point of the features that this has on a pack of this size. The idea of traveling super-light and having a small pack is that you don't need to check it in on planes or buses, so why have the extra weight for the concealed harness and compromise on their support/comfort levels?


Totally see your point - I think some contributors use superlatives and misleading statements to get up votes without any thought of what they are actually saying. I got the Fairpoint 70 and have to say I was gobsmacked by the quality of it for a fairly low price. I am sure that if I had paid double or triple the price I could have got something as good quality if not better. But for what I needed it is ideal and would recommend the brand to anyone. This is a weird sized bag admittedly and your points are very valid regarding the weight increase to add the fold away bits etc. But I will just balance that out with my experience the last two times I have flown with Ryanair who were having trouble fitting everyone's bags on the plane so asked if anyone would allow their cabin luggage to go in the hold. I had a 25L Berghaus which had nothing of value in it so agreed and off it went on it's merry way to the hold. First time was great - second time one of the straps got ripped clean off. Got compo but thought it would be great to have the same option as my larger bag for just this eventuality again, so ordered this. Plus I like the strap option.
Siddas

Totally see your point - I think some contributors use superlatives and … Totally see your point - I think some contributors use superlatives and misleading statements to get up votes without any thought of what they are actually saying. I got the Fairpoint 70 and have to say I was gobsmacked by the quality of it for a fairly low price. I am sure that if I had paid double or triple the price I could have got something as good quality if not better. But for what I needed it is ideal and would recommend the brand to anyone. This is a weird sized bag admittedly and your points are very valid regarding the weight increase to add the fold away bits etc. But I will just balance that out with my experience the last two times I have flown with Ryanair who were having trouble fitting everyone's bags on the plane so asked if anyone would allow their cabin luggage to go in the hold. I had a 25L Berghaus which had nothing of value in it so agreed and off it went on it's merry way to the hold. First time was great - second time one of the straps got ripped clean off. Got compo but thought it would be great to have the same option as my larger bag for just this eventuality again, so ordered this. Plus I like the strap option.


Well I guess having had a carry on bag damaged you've got a reason to aim for something more sturdy, so fair enough. But for most people I see the features on this as expensive overkill, it's VERY niche. Hope it works out for you
woldranger

I have an Osprey pack and their after sales has been amazing. I love my … I have an Osprey pack and their after sales has been amazing. I love my Aether, but I just have issues with people making unfounded statements like the above. I've been traveling for years and over the last few I've seen a lot of people with the larger version of this but no one with this size.I personally don't see the point of the features that this has on a pack of this size. The idea of traveling super-light and having a small pack is that you don't need to check it in on planes or buses, so why have the extra weight for the concealed harness and compromise on their support/comfort levels?



As mentioned - the concealed harness makes it more like a suitcase and less prone to getting caught up in anything. As for travelling super light - if you travel EasyJet there is no weight limit. I use vacuum bags to compress clothes and can get some weight in there. I think this is a robust option for those not too worried about being super-light. I went hiking in the Dolomites with this for 1 week and managed fine. If only they would let hiking poles in hand luggage though.
Thank you op
Thanks OP - I did not buy the item you linked to but did use the 20% discount code to buy a couple of other Osprey items.
Turned up today and it looks pretty big - will wait til I fly next to check it out. Had an email not long after delivery apologising for the delay and offering 10% off next order using SORRY10 code. Might be worth seeing if it will stack?
Looks good but maybe a little on the large side for budget airline hand luggage.
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bought this one recently and the quality is brilliant.
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Even though the price has gone up its still a good deal.
Should pass through hand luggage no problems.
andy5and

Looks good but maybe a little on the large side for budget airline hand … Looks good but maybe a little on the large side for budget airline hand luggage.Hot .



If anything it is on the small side. The width is only 33cm and most allow 40cm. It's the depth that can go over 20cm if you stuff a lot in but I have found the frames at the airports used to check sizes are bigger than their stated sizes anyway.
Searcher2

If anything it is on the small side. The width is only 33cm and most … If anything it is on the small side. The width is only 33cm and most allow 40cm. It's the depth that can go over 20cm if you stuff a lot in but I have found the frames at the airports used to check sizes are bigger than their stated sizes anyway.


I looked at the maximum dimensions on Ospreys website.
You would need to compress it very tight.
http://www.ospreyeurope.com/gb_en/farpoint-40-14?
Maximum dimensions : (cm) 54 (l) x 35 (w) x 37 (d)
Not trying to nit pick or anything but its worth bearing in mind if you overfill.


Edited by: "andy5and" 10th Mar 2016
Yep.... you can overfill and it will go more than 20cm. In reality the airport measuring frames are over 20cm anyway (at least the ones I used)... but it's handy that it goes over 20cm anyway as it means once you have reached your destination you can fit more stuff in it.
Thanks for the code, was looking for a deal on a Kestrel 48 and with the code it's the cheapest I can fine.
I bought last year's version for £54.39 from Surfdome a few months ago. I really like it. Used to have the 55 litre one but now I just use this and don't bother with checked baggage.
I used an Osprey Farpoint 55l last summer for a Euro road trip.

The build quality is excellent and the back support is great.

Only thing I wish I had done differently was get a smaller bag. 30l or less would have sufficed.
Just bought one of these - great travel pack and high quality design and manufacturing. Good spot!
Edited by: "turnerpark" 10th Mar 2016
Just used the code for something else, massively appreciated OP
Good price for a versatile bag.
Travelled abroad for 7 months last year, loved the quality and flexibility of design.
It is a standard carry on size for most airlines, but being able to stow away shoulder straps if you ever did need to check in is a boon. It has sturdy back support and is front loading (as opposed to a narrow opening in the top - like full size rucksacks) which makes it much easier to take things out.
It has turned into my go to bag now to be fair, even if its only a weekend away, rather than the usual wheeled travel bags
i cant look at these as they remind me of a time when i could afford to travel all the time.
I bought this bag last year for a couple of weeks backpacking around Croatia, its a great bag. Its comfortable and easy to get to things as its front opening plus it meant I didn't have to check in any baggage. If I were travelling around a colder climate it might not be large enough but as all I packed were t shirts and a few pairs of jeans it was plenty big enough for 2 weeks with one wash day
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