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Osprey Europe Women's Fairview 55 Travel Pack

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The shape of the hip belt, sternum strap, and the main pack itself is designed to better fit a women’s body type. I also found it easy to load the bag into taxis and onto boats using the handles and used them to carry the bag for short periods of time. We’re yet to get our hands on the Osprey Fairview 55, however, we have had 5 months of testing in South East Asia with the Farpoint 70 with the pair sharing plenty of similarities. Whereas the Farpoint models always came in two different sizes the Fairview simply came in one model of small/medium. It was only when I had to walk a little bit longer from hostel to hostel or walk from the bus to my accommodation for half an hour or more – my back started to suffer.

What I usually just do is travel with the Farpoint 40 (or any carry-on really) and carry a daypack by the handle, or ‘double strap’ it with the daypack in front of my body — at least for those short periods of time in transit where you might have to carry both at the same time. On the previous model the daypack zipped onto the outside and then could be additionally secured by using the compression straps on the outside to thread through the loops on the front of the daypack. This is one of our absolute favourite features of the Fairview range and acts a great way to prevent hip, sternum and harness straps from snagging when you’ve not eyes on the pack (see: when luggage is checked).The 13L daypack is small, but that doesn’t mean it’s useless with a padded laptop sleeve, zip pocket and space for a jumper, snack and small amount of camera gear in the main compartment. I do miss the front loading systems of my previous packs but I had zip fail on me with a front loader, been top-load draw string ever since. Unfortunately, the extra day pack adds some bulk to the overall travel bag, and getting the pack to fit just right takes some finagling. If you want to know if I regret my purchase and will be getting another bag or if I will keep this bag forever – read on.

The features and organization could be improved upon, but if you are looking for something that will be comfortable to backpack around Europe with that won't totally break the bank, this is a really great option. The main compartment is quite large, so we were able to pack a significant amount of stuff in there, and it comes complete with compression straps to ensure everything is kept in place. This gives you the option to pack the bulk of your gear into the main compartment when travelling, then unload what you need into the pack once you arrive at your accommodation for day trips.And, while we love compression straps, we found that they dangled with no place to go when tightened to the max — something that could easily be improved upon. The daypack came in handy most days, although the smaller size does lead to overpacking and, as mentioned above, the mesh pouches for water were of minimal use. The Fairview comes with a lightweight peripheral frame which keeps the shape of the pack and helps distribute the weight of your gear into the hip belt when you are wearing it. While the straps and hip belt are well-padded and comfortable, and the back panel is very breathable, the weight distribution of this pack is a bit wonky. Osprey have now constructed the Fairview from recycled materials 450D Recycled Twist Dobby Polyester to be specific.

Then perhaps I can offer some help, because I’ve used and reviewed nearly all versions of the Farpoint line-up. It works great in many countries and will show you all possible routes by public transport, including the timetables. Normally I would fit 4 medium size packing cubes, toiletry bags, junk bags and stuff 2 to 3 pairs of shoes in, and then some.I’m of similar height and I feel farpoint 40 is a little too small for me even with the M/L size, i. I have learned that comfort is the most important feature of the bag when travelling for long periods. This gave a really secure fixing and meant that you could open the main bag without having to detach the daypack. The fact that you can separate the overall bag into two bags gives you tons of versatility in regards to what you can carry and how you can manage your gear once you arrive at your final destination. Instead of a traditional top-loader style, the whole backpack opens up like a duffle bag, giving you access to all of your belongings, no matter how badly you’ve packed.

After testing the Farpoint 70 on the road for 5 months, we can safely say that the series can take anything you can throw at them!The other side of the hip belt also has a fabric loop so you could attach a torch with carabiner or similar. Other features include extra-chunky zips to the main compartment that can also be locked for additional security, internal and external compression straps to hold everything in place during transit, a large front pocket for items you need quick access to, an external zipped pocket for toiletries and padded top and side handles for carrying the thing about. There is a small pocket on the front, perfect for storing small items such as change, medication, cables or even a pair of sunglasses. Timescale to deal with your claim - for technical faults or repairs we use the services of the original manufacturer or nominated agent for inspection, testing and high quality guaranteed repairs. Well, the Fairview 40 has slightly smaller dimensions, but has been made more comfortable as it is designed for the female body.

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