Osprey Farpoint vs Tortuga Setout

Limited Packing Space

Osprey Farpoint measures a small 20” x 12” x 8”. Compare that to the Setout Travel Backpack’s measurements of 22” x 14” x 9”.

There’s a few inches difference between the two, with Tortuga being slightly bigger. Most airlines allow a carry on up to 22” x 14” x 9”, which are the exact dimensions of the Setout Backpack.

If you choose the Farpoint, you're not maximizing all your available space in a piece of carry on luggage. You'll either be forced to leave clothes at home or to pay airline baggage fees.

At Tortuga, we're all for packing light. But we also want to take advantage of every inch of packing space the airlines give us. Tortuga gives you the option to maximize your packing space with items you bring from home or leave a little extra room for souvenirs from your destination.

We believe you should use all the carry on space available to you. That’s why we designed Tortuga Setout to be the full carry on size allowed by most airlines.

Lacks Internal Organization

The Osprey Farpoint has a “large panel zip access to main compartment", however, it lacks internal organization. In their review, Packhacker writes that "very little organization within the main clamshell" is one of the primary "cons" of the bag.

That means there's nothing to hold your stuff in place. Without internal pockets, your clean and dirty laundry will become mixed together. Or, you'll be forced into buying packing cubes at an extra cost.

The Setout travel backpack keeps you organized with the flap split into two handy zippered mesh pouches.

Keep clean shirts in one, and dirty laundry in another. Or organize those flaps however best suits your needs. Like casual clothes in one, and professional shirts in the other.

With a Setout, you'll be able to find what you’re looking for and adventure faster instead of wasting time on a disorganized backpack.

Poor Ergonomics

A high-quality, padded hip belt transfers 80% of your bag’s weight to your hips. This can save you from shoulder and neck pain, as well as headaches.

Until you’re carrying a full backpack, you don’t realize a well-built hip belt’s true magic.

The far point does feature a hip belt, but it's thin and flimsy. It won’t transfer enough of your bag’s weight to even make a difference, and it might uncomfortably dig into your midsection.

On the other hand, Tortuga Setout has a full-weight bearing hip belt. So your hips carry the full 80% of your bag’s weight. Your shoulders feel light and pain-free.

The Setout's shoulder straps are made from injection molded foam. That’s the same foam used in the soles of your favorite running shoes. Over time, that foam breaks in — in the best way possible — and conforms to the shape of your body.   

No Reachable Pockets

Osprey claims that the Farpoint is “perfect for a weekend getaway in the city.” However, reachable external pockets are an essential part of city travel. And the Farpoint doesn't have any.

Tortuga is designed by expert, passionate travelers to help make other's trips as convenient as possible. We specialize exclusively in city travel, so we'd never forget about handy external pockets.

The Setout has two convenient hip belt pockets and one lie-flat water bottle pocket that you can reach while wearing the bag. The zippered hip belt pockets can be used to safely store small items like cash, coins, and boarding passes.

If you’re buying a snack at an airport kiosk or standing in line at immigration, you won’t have to take off your backpack to reach your money or passport. It’s within finger’s reach, meaning you have more time to enjoy your coffee at your gate.

Opt for a Real-World Ready Travel Backpack

When you’re hunting for the perfect backpack for your travels, get one that has your comfort in mind. Get one that makes packing — and finding your stuff on the road — easy. Get one that’s real-world-ready. 

Travelers are the only customers for whom we design. That maniacal single driving focus lets us make our bags better and better at their only job: to be the ultimate travel backpack.

What you focus on, you get more of is a law of life. That’s why we focus on bags for travelers like you. Read more about how we designed the Setout Travel Backpack for your comfort and ease on the road in mind.