The ideal Backpack for Digital Nomads?
Well, definitely not but it´s a start, and for around 100 Bucks it´s pretty cheap too. I´ve been using the Osprey Farpoint 40 as my Digital Nomad Backpack for over 4 years now and I know it´s flaws and it´s benefits.
- First of all: It´s cheap
- Second: It has a lot of space and you don´t have to check it in, you can use it as a carry-on backpack – ideal for digital nomads.
- Third: Again: it´s cheap
You can get your stuff organized pretty good, but you´ll need packing cubes and do a lot of thinking. The pockets upfront are useless, and the laptop compartment in the front section is just not working for me. A laptop, even if you use the lightest has at least 1kg, so why put it up front – I don´t get it guys, you make backpacks for centuries but that didn´t come to your mind?
The back compartment of the Osprey Farpoint 40 is just great!
But anyway, I almost have any stuff in the back compartment – clothes, hygiene, tech-stuff… the front compartment is just for documents and random pickups…
What I love about the Osprey Farpoint 40 is that I can get another daypack in the back of the backpack – there where you can zip down your backpack into a normal bag. I just love that feature, which gives me the freedom to put another backpack (the 22L Salewa) which I (rarely) use for trekking into the Farpoint.
What else to say about it? Well, it´s a little heavy, but compared to the other “Digital Nomad” Backpacks out there costing 200 or more bucks it´s in the same weight class… I searched a lot and could not find any other lighter and at least same-prized bag.
What makes no sense about the Osprey Farpoint 40
What makes absolutely no sense are the two front pockets. I tried and tried again putting stuff in it – but terribly failed. I recently saw people putting their flip-flops in them, that might work but water bottles keep falling out of mine so I just don´t use those two pockets at all. As previously stated, the front pockets do not feel right to me either – I may will to others just not for me.
All in all, I would say it´s a pretty decent backpack for digital nomads, remote workers or backpackers, a little heavy with some unnecessary features but it´s cheap and you get used to its givens when you use it on a regular basis.
I recommend the Osprey Farpoint 40 for all Digital Nomads on a budget who are no perfectionists
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