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Osprey Men’s Waypoint 65 Travel Backpack
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A great travel backpack should carry like the best backcountry backpack without compromising the features needed for travel convenience. Enter the Osprey men's Waypoint 65 pack, which shares the same Ethereal suspension system as Osprey's lightweight and comfortable Aether 60 backcountry pack but is loaded with travel-specific extras. The Ethereal system employs interchangeable IsoForm harnesses to help you customize the fit, along with a built-in ErgoPull hip belt to keep the load comfortably on your hips without feeling bulky. Users will also appreciate the system's spacer-mesh back panel and plastic frame sheet, which combine to keep your load safe and stable. However, in addition to pack-standard sleeping pad straps and ice-axe loops, the Waypoint 65 comes with such travel-friendly features as interior clothing straps to keep your clothing in place and wrinkle-free; a magazine pocket to keep you well-read during long layovers; and a built-in luggage-style handle for when you need to carry the bag like a suitcase. And to facilitate easier airport and train travel, the bag's suspension system zips away stealthily into the back panel, so the shoulder straps and hip belt will stay safely stowed while you're on the move. The features combine to make the Waypoint 65 ideal for both backpacking trips across Europe and hiking trips through Central America.
The Waypoint 65 comes with a detachable daypack for short hikes or daytrips. As with any good pack, the Waypoint 65 also includes plenty of storage space, with a panel-zip main compartment with lockable pulls, a zipper mesh pocket on the inside front panel, and a zippered internal side mesh pocket. Plus, the Waypoint 65 offers a detachable daypack, so you can take short daytrips without having to haul all your gear along. Other features include gear attachment points, stretch-woven side pockets, and an adjustable sternum strap with an emergency whistle. The Waypoint 65 offers a capacity of 4,000 cubic inches, weighs 5 pounds 7 ounces without gear, and carries a lifetime warranty.
Things at Osprey move full circle, starting with the people, moving to the product, and then back again to the people for the lifetime of the product. Company founders Mike Pfotenhauer and Laurie White started the company in 1974 in Santa Cruz, California, introducing such features in the next few years as breathable mesh panels, custom-fit internal frame mountaineering packs, and slide adjustable chest straps. The company moved to a former Gore-tex factory in Dolores, Colorado, in 1990, and then to Cortez, Colorado, in 1994. Nestled in the corner of the rugged San Juan mountains and on the edge of vast sandstone canyon country, the Cortez landscape provides the Osprey team with constant inspiration and a superb testing ground for the packs.
The remainder of the team, including Osprey founder and head designer Pfotenhauer, reside in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Surrounded by heat, endless bustle, and vibrant energy, Team Vietnam designs and builds Osprey packs to the company's exacting standards. Living in HCM City provides many benefits, including the ability to ensure fair labor standards for the company's employees and establish face-to-face relationships with the factories that build the company's packs. Osprey's mission is to create innovative, high-performance gear that reflects the employees' love of adventure and devotion to the outdoors.
- Product Dimensions: 29 x 15 x 2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
- ASIN: B002B3XOGG
- Item model number: 115065-550
Just the right size to sneak onto a plane and avoid checking a bag..
20 people found this helpful.
I’ve owned the Waypoint for 10 months, purchased it to avoid checked baggage fees, and have taken it on 3 trips (none for actual backpacking) through 5 airports. I’m a former amateur backpacker & bivouacer. I’ve owned the
Osprey for hosteling!
6 people found this helpful.
I think that you should pick your gear for your intention. This pack was picked because I went to Peru for a month this summer. Nice, being able to go from hostel to hostel and open that pack up from the top, like a suitcase, and not dig through like ordinary packs. It has a big main area with two side pockets. It also has a detachable small backpack that I used to carry my valuables everywhere. On the move, I could zip the small pack onto the big pack and then unzip it quickly at the airport to check the main bag and keep the smaller one as a carry on.
One person found this helpful.
Very happy with this pack, currently travelling now with it. More than ample space for packing stuff to travel with, the secondary pack main storage area is only accessible by taking it off from your back, the zip is on the underside, some may find that annoying but its great if your worried about pickpockets. Main pack opens like a suitcase, no more having to dig down from the top like most other packs. You can also zip up the straps making it into a suitcase as well. fully adjustable straps height etc, which is standard for most packs. Build quality is great. I highly recommend this backpack.
I love this bag.
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I purchased this bag when I was traveling weekly for work. It’s a little big to carry on a domestic flight but its perfect for international. I use this bag for family trips and mainly for international mission trips. It has plenty of room to pack all my clothes and personal supplies for a 10 day trip. I love the backpack feature and that I can zip them up if I want to check the bag. The day pack is great for taking just what I need for clinic each day.
Great pack, some cons with the daypack.
Great pack for travel, been all over the world now and starting to show some signs of wear from being handled by airports. I typically check it without the daypack attached but have also carried on flights before. A tight fit in the overhead depending on the plane. The daypack is okay for a day trek around the city or short hikes ,but is too small and no real pockets for water, etc.. I also thought the pack was much more comfortable without the daypack attached. This past trip, I ended up ditching the daypack and buying a 30L pack which I wear backwards, and I only travel with the man pack of the waypoint. Still a great pack that I will continue to travel with.
I bought this for my son to use on a 5 week trip around Europe. He was able to pack a lot of stuff into this pack. Some features that we really like about this particular backpack are the detachable day pack and the ability to cover the shoulder straps for air travel. There is also an emergency whistle on the strap of both the main pack and the day pack which was kind of interesting. He thought the backpack worked out well for his trip. I noticed that the backpack still looked nice when he got back from his trip, which is pretty good considering he is not always particularly careful with his stuff.
Nice padded backpack opens like suitcase
Very nice backpack. It is great that it openes from the front like a suitcase. All of the zippers and clips are hidden well so people can just unzipp your bag while you are standing there. its nice that the shoulder straps and back plate is all adjustable with velcro. If you have a seperate day bag already or you like having lots of seperated pockets then this bag wont be for you.
Great backpack for traveling! Holds a lot! Has a lot of unique features that sets this backpack apart from the rest which include the zip away day pack and the fold up flap that zips up the straps for airplane use! Very comfortable to carry!