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Osprey Packs Fairview 40 Women's Travel Backpack

Any recommendations? I'm planning to order it and practice with it.

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I’m a 4’9 1/2” female, and quite like my Osprey Farpoint 40 pack - have walked around with it fully packed for fairly long stretches without misery. If you have an REI or similar store near you, you could have the staff advise you - they’ll even “pack” one for you and let you try it out.

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Osprey makes good stuff. You seem to have already made up your mind.

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I just bought the men's Farpoint 40. I have not had a chance to pack it yet. I have a short trip in February to try it out. I like the tuck away backpack straps. The ability to do backpack, suitcase or briefcase style. The compression covers on the exterior. And the sleek look of it when all pulled together. No hanging bits as you are transiting

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Thanks, everybody! I have until the summer months to totally make up my mind, so I do plan to practice with this and make an easy return if needed. I appreciate your input.

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Hey Inbsig! Do you have the S/M or S/XS size bag? I ordered the S/XS to try out.

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I’m not actually sure - it doesn’t say. It is 22” long, if that’s any help.

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I believe the Farpoint 40 is the same size as the Fairview 40 M/L. I'm 5'2" and use the Fairview XS/S. I have a short torso so the slightly smaller bag allows for better weight transfer to my hips. By the way, the XS/S is actually 38 Litres, not 40.

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I have the Farpoint 40--the S/M 15-19" (torso length), which I believe is the precursor to the Fairview 40. My husband has the same size bag and it was comfortable for both him at 5'9" and me at 5'5". We used them on a 3 week trip to Italy and loved them. Using them again this year on a 4 week trip to England/Scotland. I used both straps and the hip belt when the bag was going to be on my back for some time, but was also comfortable slipping out just one shoulder strap for shorter walks, or getting on and off public transport. We shopped our local REI and I loaded up a bag and walked around the store shopping for about 20 minutes or so as a test run.

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I'm 5'2" and I think it's too long... I gave it to my husband who is 6'. I think I ordered a small/medium
I think the frame makes it heavy

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Hi, I'm 4' 10" and used the Porter 46 for a 5 week Europe trip with no problems. It is a bit bigger than what you are looking at (and I did look at the Fairview 40 before I bought the Porter) but I found the extra room was great to fit in a puffy jacket and raincoat. It's not a real 'backpack' so the harness is quite lightweight but very easy to get on and off. I bought the Porter because the padded sides give the bag a bit of shape and make it easier to pack - and also give better protection when slinging it into luggage racks on trains and airports. My partner has the wheeled version of this pack - the Sojourn - bought 2 years before my Porter.