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Backcountry Edge has the farpoint 55 for $130 - free shipping

excellent as a carry on if you remove the daypack

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You also get a free t-shirt with the promo code FREETEE2

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Looks like a good backpack. Will this meet the specs for a carry on for airlines?
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If you remove the Daypack I think it is, but also the Daypack is squishable so if you're lucky, you don't even have to remove it.
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If you remove the Daypack I think it is, but also the Daypack is squishable so if you're lucky, you don't even have to remove it.
The video on their page at the 6-minute mark says that it exceeds the size limit for a carry-on... :-/
Might be able to get it to work if you removed the day back, but I'd hate to risk it.
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The video on their page at the 6-minute mark says that it exceeds the size limit for a carry-on... :-/
Might be able to get it to work if you removed the day back, but I'd hate to risk it.
Looked at Alaska Air's site, and while it exceeds the max length for a carry-on, the total dimension is smaller than what Alaska has. Also, check out the reviews on REI. A few people successfully used it as a carry on on a few flights (not that this mitigates the risk, but it's still encouraging).

https://www.rei.com/product/894563/osprey-farpoint-55-travel-pack
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Looked at Alaska Air's site, and while it exceeds the max length for a carry-on, the total dimension is smaller than what Alaska has. Also, check out the reviews on REI. A few people successfully used it as a carry on on a few flights (not that this mitigates the risk, but it's still encouraging).

https://www.rei.com/product/89456...ravel-pack
Thanks for the advice. I think I might pull the trigger on it since no one's seemed to have had a problem carrying it on, but now I have to convince the girlfriend. She can be a worrywart about these sort of things...
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Thanks for the advice. I think I might pull the trigger on it since no one's seemed to have had a problem carrying it on, but now I have to convince the girlfriend. She can be a worrywart about these sort of things...
Yep, was looking for the same info about using it as a carry-on as well, so thought I'd share what I found. We have successfully used our hiking backpacks without issue as well (just didn't stuff it too much so it would fit in the carry-on checker).

Went ahead and pulled the trigger. Thanks OP.
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Yep, was looking for the same info about using it as a carry-on as well, so thought I'd share what I found. We have successfully used our hiking backpacks without issue as well (just didn't stuff it too much so it would fit in the carry-on checker).

Went ahead and pulled the trigger. Thanks OP.
Yeah. I can't speak from personal experience since I just pulled the trigger myself but I was there when my friend gotten it on (it fits in the overhead, passing the carry test thingy before boarding is the issue) but no guarantees.

The issue is the height. Most airline carry on is 22in, the M/L is 25in according to osprey site and S/M is slightly less probably 23/24in. If you squish the top i don't think there will be much problem (tho my friend did not have much problem fitting his in at all) so YMMV.
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I have the Farpoint 70 and it fits most (but not some discount airline) carry on. These also have lifetime guarantees from Osprey which is pretty awesome.
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I have the Farpoint 70 and it fits most (but not some discount airline) carry on. These also have lifetime guarantees from Osprey which is pretty awesome.
I have the 55 liter pack, I travel a lot, at least 4 long trips each year, and this goes with me most of the time. It has always been taken on board. I have never had an issue. In fact, one time heading from Berlin to Warsaw, the plane was so small and nontraditional all other packs were not allowed but mine was for the simple reason it is somewhat long and narrow so it would fit in the Russian plane carry-on luggage storage above the seats.

I honestly liked the North Face Backtrack bags the best but they stopped making them years ago. I have one of there bigger Backtracks but my smaller carry-on Backtrack was stolen in Buenos Aires years ago ... I miss that bag badly ... <sigh> ...
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I have used this backpack for over two dozen trips (international and domestic) and can vouch it's carry on friendly. I have never had any issues. A few airlines I had to take out the front daypack but I just place it under the seat. It even fits the smaller upper compartments on old planes which many European and Asian budget airlines use.

Make sure you know your measurements or get measured. There is a difference in size between the S/M and M/L. I'm 5'11" 165 lbs and went with the M/L size.

My only gripes is the lack of any organization and the thin straps. The larger pack is one huge compartment with two little pockets on the front flap. I solved this with using packing cubes. The straps are thinner than most backpacking backpacks and can dig in if you're wearing the pack for a long time (Thailand customs I blame you).

Also if you fill up the small pack and strap it on to the main pack you will feel like you're wearing a big turtle so be careful where you swing and don't lean too far back. You can also strap the small pack to the front straps making you look like a kangaroo. Pick your animal or just hold the small pack when walking around.
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This bag is amazing. I was able to carry it on (including the day pack) on an international flight to Europe. Was able to fit 2 weeks worth of clothes in this pack! Great price as well!
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Take the daypack off and pack a Osprey Daylite Backpack, which is super light and easily packable.
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Just had this delivered yesterday from Amazon Warehouse Deals for $140. Was a returned bag. Thought that was a deal...
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Just had this delivered yesterday from Amazon Warehouse Deals for $140. Was a returned bag. Thought that was a deal...
They have a lifetime warantee, so if its damaged in some way you can return it to Osprey for a new one.
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