Somehow it feels wrong to be so enthusiastic about an inanimate object. It is, after all, only a bag.
What has enchanted me though, are the possibilities this backpack gives me. I travel by plane around once or twice a month, these trips are either business related, weekend getaways or a vacation to distant skies when time and budget permits.
After dealing with lost or mishandled luggage one time to many, I’ve sworn off checking in luggage when I fly – especially as airlines have the gall to charge increasingly large amounts for the privilege. But that means optimising your luggage to the strict cabin requirements. And the Farpoint lets you do just that.
With a low weight of 1,3 kgs it lets me bring more than my Delsey trolley that weighs about 2 kilos more. I get to pack so much more as the weight allowance usually are slim. The bag itself is easy to pack and arrange, as it opens up all the way along the sides. There is just the right amount of straps to keep things both tight and secure without any superfluous strappage.
The size (L) fits my 180cm frame perfectly and distributes weight well enough to allow for some hiking with it. If you carry a heavy laptop the weight is going to be away from your back which isn’t optimal though, but the benefit is that it’s much easier to get your laptop/tablet in and out through security.
Is it perfect? Almost. The product looks charcoal black on the pictures here, but it rather is a dark grey with a greenish tinge. It gives it a slight military vibe that I’m not that fond of. The shoulder strap could also do with a bit more padding.
All in all, it is the perfect bag for me, as it allows me to comfortably bring as much as possible with me when travelling – and I’ll never have to deal with either lost luggage or overpriced checked luggage again. This bag simply makes me want to travel more – how can you not love that?