Choosing the ideal backpack to suit your needs is a vital element for making your next journey the ultimate dream. To help you make the correct choice, here is a thorough review on the top 2 backpacks on today’s market.

The adjacent contrast makes it easier to compare the backpacks features such as size, weight, available colors, handles and straps, the main storage area, special storage areas, the hip belt and comfort.

BackpackSizeWeightColorsHandlesMain StorageSpecial StorageHip BeltComfort
Osprey Porter 4630L, 46L & 65L1. 4 poundsCastle Grey, Diablo Red, Mineral Teal, BlackPadded top & side handlesLarge panel, lockable zip accessFront Panel, vertical zip pocketAdjustsSubstantial Suspension
Farpoint 40S/M, 93% accurate1. 0 poundsJasper Red, Caribbean Blue, Volcanic GreyInternal compression straps, paddedLarge panel, lockable zip accessLaptop & tablet sleeve. lockableZip rear flapLightWire Frame Suspension

Osprey Porter 46

When compared to other quality backpacks, the Osprey Porter 46 is more streamlined. It features compression sidewalls and a tuckaway backpack harness.

And with an adjustable sternum strap which includes a whistle buckle, comfort is within arm’s reach. To secure and protect most sized loads, the backpack embraces a StraightJacket compression with padded wings.

When it comes to special compartments, the Osprey Porter 46 is equipped with a front panel padded organization pocket with lockable zippers and separate laptop or tablet sleeves. Further, the pack meets carry-on size restrictions for most airlines.

Currently, size restrictions are not to exceed 45 linear inches when adding L+W+H. However, size restrictions can change so always make sure to check with your airline.


  • Stow away harness
  • Large laptop and tablet sleeves on backside for safety
  • A great travel pack with numerous pockets and compartments


  • No water bottle holder
  • Not built for long distance hiking

Farpoint 40

When paralleled to other backpacks, the Farpoint 40 backpack is by far one of the greatest around. In fact, many consumers feel that it is the best travel backpack as well as the perfect carry-on pack.

Numerous consumer critics agreed that the Farpoint 40 backpack has incomparable durability and comfort. Moreover, the backpack is ideal for weekend camping and hiking adventures.

However, due to the size and ventilation, it is recommended not to exceed a hike for more than 3 days. Actually, the size is ideal. It is small enough to bit in a carry-on bin yet it can hold fit 2-4 days of clothes and an iPad.

For comfort, the backpack features padded shoulder straps, a padded waste belt, load lifters and adjustable sternum strap. Plus, when you don’t need the extra features you can easily tuck them into the side pocket of the pack which has a zippered cover.

In actuality, the main compartment has the most features. The sleek and clean design of the pack has a zippered mesh compartment to keep clothes separate from other items like toiletries or dirty clothes.

In addition, there are compression straps to secure and keep clothes in place. And for extra durability, all the coming seams from the exterior have extra fabric to protect the seams from wear and tear.

The exterior includes a well-padded compartment for your laptop, headphones, iPad and other devices. In fact, the pocket can safely store up to a 15 inch laptop.

For additional security, the padded compartment has a Velcro strap to prevent the device from flying out of the pack. There is also another zippered compartment that can hold a tablet or other favored device.


  • Very durable with reinforced fabric and seams Very durable with reinforced fabric and seams
  • Loads of comfort with padded straps and harness
  • Versatile – numerous straps that can be used or tucked away
  • Slight box shape makes it easy to fit on most flights with no issues


  • Not good for long hikes
  • Outer mesh fabric could be more flexible


When compared to the Osprey Porter 46, the Farpoint 40 defiantly is the winner. It provides more utility features and better internal organization.

What is more, the Farpoint 40 is extremely durable and very comfy. Although it is a little costly, it is by far worth every dollar.