The Osprey Fairview 40L Travel Backpack: Carry-on + Petite Friendly

Comfort plays a huge part in any backpack decision, but when Kate Tooley and her wife made it through a 2-week honeymoon across four countries without major back drama, she attributed that to the Osprey Fairview 40 backpack.

– Awesome hip belt and harness     takes weight off back. – The XS/S size works well for     petites. – Carry-on friendly – Trustred durability


– No included daypack like larger     versions. – Awkward water bottle pocket     and color choices


When my best friend and I decided to go urban backpacking the summer after my first year of college, I spent a big piece of my limited budget on an Osprey pack. I’ve never regretted it.

Why I Chose the Osprey Fairview 40L

However, budget airlines have changed travel drastically, and while planning my backpacking honeymoon, I realized the time had come to downsize. That’s how I found the Osprey Women’s Fairview 40L.

A quality frame and harness system: At 4’11” most clothing stores consider me a twelve year old boy, on top of which I have narrow shoulders, so finding a harness that fits and distributes weight evenly is both vital and challenging.

Suitcase style/front loading: When I’m city hopping (and sometimes hostel hopping within a city) being able to pack up/unpack quickly and efficiently means more time to see and do, and I find this style helps me stay organized.

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