17 Best Hiking Backpacks of 2024

By: JEREMY SCOTT FOSTER | Pulished on 2024-01-31

7. Osprey Farpoint 40/Fairview 40: Best Carry-On Hiking Backpack

17 Best Hiking Backpacks of 2024-Trip Advise
If you’re a hiker searching for the best backpack for one-bag travel, the Osprey Farpoint (or Fairview for women) 40 is perfect. The stylish bag is the best carry-on backpack and serves well as both an outdoor pack and a city bag.


The immaculate suspension distributes weight evenly via the hip belt and shoulder straps. This means you can haul gear around without feeling the strain on your body, whether you’re on a leisurely day hike or strolling through the city.

With the bag’s water-resistant capabilities, your gear will stay as dry as possible. One of the pack’s main selling points is its organization and the space it has. Easily stash your gear using the fill-front panel access, and you can also bring a laptop (up to 15 inches) or tablet along and store it in the dedicated sleeve.


You have access to dual front mesh pockets to hold a small tripod or water bottles. There are also internal and external zippered pockets to keep small items in. To safeguard the bag from theft, the main zippers feature a lockable slide, which I suggest getting a lock for.


Want more info? Check out my Osprey Farpoint review and my Osprey Fairview review.


  • Osprey’s lifetime warranty
  • Stylish
  • Water-resistant
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight


  • The front compartment doesn’t have much space
  • Has fewer internal pockets than competitors
  • Water bottle pockets are an issue when the bag’s fully packed

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