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.
Arcido Faroe Backpack : 22″ x 9″ x 14″
Air Travel Backpack, compatible with most airlines carry-on restrictions including American Airlines
Made from durable lightweight material with water resistant backing
Pull-tab access to your laptop/notebook. Adjustable laptop section
Osprey Fairview 40 S/M Misty Grey Womens (40 LITERS)
Features Lightwire Frame suspension that tranfers load from harness to hipbelt for a comfortable carry.
Designed to fit most carry on overheads.
Made from durable 210D Nylon Mini Hex Diamond Ripstop material.
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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