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Kati Bosch

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Pamplona to (I hope!) Burgos October 2017
Hey guys,

I've got an Osprey Farpoint 55 that fits well and doesn't hurt to carry at least as far as I've carried it so far.

But I've seen a lot of people who are taking much smaller bags - - Do i need to get a different backpack even tho this one I have seems good? I'm not going to pack it full, still keeping in mind packing light and I'm at about 15 pounds including pretty much everything I want to bring. I'm quite overweight, so my 10% figure is about 22 or 23 pounds but I don't want it nearly that heavy. I'm hoping to do 16 or 17 pounds completely packed.

I hate to spend more money if the one I have is already good.
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
The Osprey Farpoint series is designed to be a "travel" backpack, and is not designed for real backpacking. At 3.9 pounds/1769 grams, it is also quite heavy. I would suggest a lightweight backpack designed to be worn for hiking 8 hours a day.
 
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whariwharangi

Guest
Hey guys,

I've got an Osprey Farpoint 55 that fits well and doesn't hurt to carry at least as far as I've carried it so far.

But I've seen a lot of people who are taking much smaller bags - - Do i need to get a different backpack even tho this one I have seems good? I'm not going to pack it full, still keeping in mind packing light and I'm at about 15 pounds including pretty much everything I want to bring. I'm quite overweight, so my 10% figure is about 22 or 23 pounds but I don't want it nearly that heavy. I'm hoping to do 16 or 17 pounds completely packed.

I hate to spend more money if the one I have is already good.
It looks like a good pack.

Reviews suggest the quality is less than optimal.

Its better to have a bag that is a bit roomy so that you don't end up with seams and zippers popping when you overstuff it.

If it carries your gear and its comfortable ... go with it.
 

Chiptheshrink

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2016 solo, planning Frances again with my wife 2017
Fit and familiarity is by far what's most important, and if it fits you well, go with it, it's not huge and cinches down a bit as well. As others have said, just resist the temptation to over pack just because you have a little extra space!
 

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