The Osprey Farpoint 40 is an elegant backpack for camping. It not only has a very attractive look which is good for traveling but you can fit a lot in one as well. In this article, we will be discussing the Osprey Farpoint 40 carry capacity, its physical size, waterproofing, and can you take it on a plane?
How much can you fit in Osprey Farpoint 40?
One pair of jeans (16 oz), two long sleeve denim shirts (6 oz), four undergarments (4 oz), one belt (5 oz), one ball cap (5 oz), 2 pair of socks (2-oz), one pair of shoes (3 lbs.), one toiletry bag (2.5 lbs.), and 14-inch lightweight laptop (3 lbs.), one laptop charger (13 oz.) and a full 12 oz water bottle. It has a total weight capacity of 40 lbs.
The Farpoint 40 has one very large compartment much like a suitcase. This area is best suited for large bulky items. One of the best ways to utilize this space is to use packing cubes. They help you to organize your packing list. This keeps items from getting mixed up when traveling and makes unpacking a breeze. There is also a zippered pocket on the front for storing thin flat objects like a notebook, sandals, or a scarf.
How big is a 40L backpack?
The outside dimensions of the Osprey Farpoint 40 are 21 inches high by 14 inches wide and 9 inches deep. It also has an internal laptop sleeve that is 14 inches long by 11 inches wide and 11/2 inches deep. You can fit a 14-inch laptop or a comparable tablet.
For those who are interested, it has a total cubic inch volume of 2440.95
Is the Osprey Farpoint 40 waterproof?
The Osprey Farpoint 40 is not waterproof. It is however water-resistant which means water that is splash on it will roll-off. But if it is heavily rained on or submerged it will not keep the contents from getting wet. A great option to provide more protection is the ultralight rain cover. Again, it will not make the Osprey Farpoint 40 waterproof but gives much better protection in heavy rains.
How can I waterproof my backpack?
Here's a short list of ways I protect my backpack contents from water.
· Ziplock bags. I put everything I can in these. I really like the gallon size because you can put a lot of small clothes in them.
· Plastic cling wrap. Line your backpack with the kitchen product that sticks to itself.
Kiwi Camp Dry water repellent. It’s a little smelly but works great.
Backpack rain cover. Like I mentioned earlier you can buy a rain cover for your backpack.Remember the rain cover will help to protect the backpack contents during heavy rain, it will not keep water out of the backpack if submerged in a lake or stream.
Garbage bags. Garbage bags are great for larger items like your jeans or long sleeve shirts. Use a zip tie to close them.
Backpack liners. Like the backpack rain cover, you can buy a waterproof insert for your backpack. Just be sure to buy one a little larger than the backpack. It helps with packing.
Is Osprey Farpoint 40 Carry On?
The Osprey Farpoint 40 is considered a carry-on and here is why. According to Delta Airlines for carry-on baggage the Individual length, width, and height measurements may not exceed 22" x 14" x 9" (56 cm x 35 cm x 23 cm) respectively. The Osprey Farpoint 40 has the individual length, width, and height of 21” x 14” x 9” which fit within the airline regulations.
For domestic flights weight is not a consideration for carry-on luggage.
How to use the Osprey Farpoint 40 backpack?
1. Camping Backpack
2. Hiking Backpack
3. Tent gear Backpack
4. Laptop Backpack
5. Day pack for local hikes
6. Travel Backpack
7. School Backpack
8. Commuter Backpack
9. Photograph Gear Backpack
10. Clothing Backpack
11. Gun Shooting Range Backpack
12. Fishing Backpack
13. Food Supply Backpack
14. Shopping Backpack
15. Hunting Equipment Backpack
16. Tent Backpack
17. Sleeping Bag Backpack
18. Sightseeing Backpack
19. Bike Courier Backpack
20. Bird Watching Backpack
21. Spelunking Backpack
22. Pilots Backpack
23. Grocery Shopping Backpack
24. Rock Climbing Backpack
25. Beach Backpack
How to clean a backpack?
Here are the steps to cleaning your backpack in the washing machine.
· Open all the zippered pockets.
· Empty the packet of all content.
· Use a vacuum cleaner to such out all food crumbs, lint, sand, and small pieces of paper.
· Check for anything that may be missed.
· Put the backpack into a pillowcase or laundry back.
· Set the washer on a gentle cycle and select cold water.
· Use a tablespoon of Dawn dishwashing liquid.
· Air dry out of the sun.
Note: Always read your backpack manufacturer's care guide first before cleaning just in case they do not recommend these steps.
Washing your backpack in a washing machine will clean the fabric but what about the zippers?
How to clean backpack zippers.
Start with soap and water. Use Dawn dishwashing liquid and tap water. A teaspoon of Dawn mixed with a quart of water. Use a cotton cloth or sponge after it has been saturated by the soap and water to thoroughly clean what maybe leaf after the cleaning in the washing machine. You are looking for anything caked on the zipper teeth that would affect the zipper movement.
Next, rinse off all the soap with clean water after cleaning. Don’t be afraid to run the zipper under the facet to thoroughly remove the soap.
Then let the zippers air dry.
Then lubricate the zippers. You can use crayons, candle wax, or powdered graphite to keep the zippers working smoothly. I would discourage oil-based products as they can stain the fabric and collect dust and dirt which will corrode the teeth and affect their ability to close together.
Is the Osprey Farpoint 40 backpack fireproof?
There is no information from the manufacturer that indicates the Osprey Farpoint 40 is fireproof and I don’t know of any backpacks that are. Many are flame retardants. You can purchase flame retardant sprays for fabric but be sure to read both the manufacturer's information on the backpack and the flame retardant’s manufacturer's recommendation for application just to make sure the spay does not damage the backpack and will actually provide some level of flame retardancy.
All the best,