The Top-Rated Osprey Travel Backpacks

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Our world is always changing. But if I think I know one thing, it’s that innovation has made the number of places we can travel nearly limitless. Wherever you’re planning to travel next, you’ll need a great backpack to bring your gear along. So check out these top-rated Osprey travel backpacks!

Osprey Farpoint Series

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Osprey Farpoint 70

Pack Capacities (in liters): 40, 55, 70, 80

Price Range: $160 – $200

My Rating: 4 Stars

The Osprey Farpoint Series is designed to offer maximum luggage space while maintaining a compact, easy-to-carry design. These packs are manufactured to withstand even the roughest of airport baggage handlers with a body made from hefty 210-Denier Nylon Mini Hex Diamond Ripstop and the bottom and accent manufactured from 600-Denier packcloth.

With dimensions of 21in. x 14in. x 9in., the Farpoint 40 meets most carry-on luggage requirements. The larger 55, 70, and 80-liter designs are great for longer trips but must be checked for air travel.

But don’t worry, lockable sliders will secure valuables from unwanted eyes and padded top and side handles make these packs easy to grab off the conveyor belt in baggage claim.

The Farpoint series also offers a secure laptop and tablet sleeve inside the lockable main compartment while Osprey’s StraightJacket™ compression stabilizes the load when you’re carrying it around town.

Perhaps the only knock on the Farpoint series is the fact that, while it is advertised to include a zip-off daypack, this is only included in the 55 and 70-liter sizes.

Overall, consumer reviews have turned up very little negative feedback on the Farpoint Series. So if you’re looking for an easy-to-carry pack that still provides quick access to all your travel essentials, the Farpoint 40-liter, 55-liter, 70-liter, and 80-liter packs are great options!

Osprey Porter Series

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Osprey Porter 46

Pack Capacities (in liters): 30, 46, 65

Price Range: $120 – $160

My Rating: 5 Stars

The Osprey Porter Series is the perfect combination of carrying comfort and travel adaptability. The pack’s stowaway harness and hip belt offer great suspension when carrying but keep shoulder straps and hip belt safe for air or train travel.

With the main body of the Porter packs manufactured with 420-Denier nylon packcloth and the accent and bottom constructed with 420-Denier nylon wave ripstop fabric, this pack is both rugged and relatively lightweight.

The reinvented models of the Porter series have relocated the zippered laptop and tablet pocket and added multiple access points. Zippered and mesh pockets offer a variety of storage options for items of all sizes, allowing you to secure your most sensitive possessions while maintaining easy access to essential travel documents.

Both the 30-liter and 46-liter versions of this pack are carry-on compatible with most airlines and even the 65-liter pack, with dimensions of 25in. x 14in. x may be accepted on some flights!

A review of consumer feedback has turned up very little in the way of negative feedback on the Porter series. Some have admitted that the pack sticks out a bit farther than usual on their back, which has caused them to accidentally bump people in the airport. But, honestly, this can happen with any pack!

Osprey Fairview Women’s Series

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Osprey Fairview 55

Pack Capacities (in liters): 40, 55, 70

Price Range: $160 – $200

My Rating: 5 stars

The Osprey Fairview Series is a close cousin of the Farpoint design. The women’s version offers many of the same benefits as its male counterpart but it boasts a women-specific design for comfort and adaptability.

The Fairview series is manufactured with the same fabric materials as the Farpoint series and also offers a laptop and tablet sleeve that secures in the pack’s lockable main compartment.

Those traveling light and fast will enjoy the fact that the Fairview 40 is carry-on compatible with most major airlines. Although the larger versions will have to be checked, they are durable enough to travel safely underneath the plan. Handles on the top and side make it easy to grab off the conveyor belt and get on your way.

In consumer reviews, those that have purchased the Fairview pack have said they’ve been able to fit six weeks’ worth of clothes and toiletries in the 40-liter pack and still have space for a few souvenirs.

Whether you’re interested in the 40-liter, 55-liter, or 70-liter version of the Fairview pack, this is a great option for the female globetrotter!

Osprey Sojourn Series

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Osprey Sojourn (now called the “Meridian”)

Pack Capacities (in liters): 45, 60, 80

Price Range: $300 – $340

My Rating: 4.5 Stars

The Osprey Sojourn Series is designed for the long-term traveler and, unlike the three packs mentioned above, these packs can either be carried on your shoulders or wheeled through the airport behind you!

The Sojourn packs use the same patented AG™ suspension as Osprey’s AG backpacking series, which makes them very comfortable to carry, even at the largest capacity of 80 liters.

The pack’s padded air mesh in the hip belt and tensioned mesh in the lumbar support help to distribute the heaviest of loads and the ventilated tensioned mesh back panel is designed to keep you cool in even the hottest, driest climates. The pack’s large, 4.25-inch wheels are also meant to keep you moving on the roughest of streets.

In looking at a few consumer reviews, the only negative I can seem to find on the Sojourn series is the fact it does not offer a lockable top compartment.

However, many users have raved about its durability and convenience for long vacations. If you decide to go with the 45-liter, 60-liter, or 80-liter version, I’m sure you’ll be happy with your choice!

Fly Like an . . . Osprey!!

It’s time to hop on the next available flight and jet to another epic beach, mountain, lake, or desert! All of these Osprey packs are designed for ease and convenience while traveling.

Deciding on the pack that’s best for you will depend on the length of your trip, the activities you hope to do while on the move, what you plan to pack, the features you can’t live without, and, of course, the bottom line.

So where are you off to?

About The Backpack Guide

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The Backpack Guide (Tuck) at left and Jabronie Joe on right @ Road’s End Trailhead

At The Backpack Guide, I’m always looking for new trails and wildernesses to explore. I’m also excited to see and share photos of readers with their new backpacks. Share your latest adventure or backpack purchase by tagging @thebackpackguide on Instagram and Facebook!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this review and I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments section below. I’ll be quick to reply to any questions, comments, or concerns you feel like sharing!

Wishing You The Best of Travels!

The Backpack Guide


  1. Shierly

    Hi! Tucker,
    I enjoyed reading your article and reviews. It is really hard to travel will all the things in your hand. It is a very good idea to put it all in one backpack, this way you do not worry of looking for a few separate bags with you. I am interested with the Osprey Sojourn Series , it’s like all-in-one. You can carry it on your shoulder when you have just enough things on it or if you packed all what you want to carry, and put it on every corner and pockets…well and good just to pull it out with the wheels.I like that features of this backpack. Other than that, I also learned a lot from your review in choosing travel bags. Keep up the good work helping people to decide what is good and better for their convenience. I will come back to your site when I am ready to travel sooner…All the Best!

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      Tucker Ballister

      Hi Shierly! I’m so sorry that it has taken me absolutely forever to get back to you! I appreciate your comment and since it’s been so long since you left it, I’m wondering if you went ahead and purchased a pack from the Sojourn series. If so, would you be interested in writing a brief review on your experience with the pack?!

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