We tested the medium/large size and found it to be a little too big for our 5'6" female testers, but fine for our male testers over 6'. After a quick trip to the gear store, we determined that the S/M size was a perfect fit for our main 5'6" tester. On the down side, this pack does not meet the legal carry-on requirements and would have to be checked when flying, but when considering its comfort, durability, and ease of packing, our testers agreed that the Osprey Farpoint 55 deserved to take home the Editors' Choice Award for this review. If you're looking for a pack that can carry significantly more, check out our Top Pick for Extended Travel, the Deuter Quantum 70 + 10, which is quite comfortable and even worked well for backcountry backpacking.
This two-time Editors' Choice winner took away top honors in our first travel backpack review in 2013 and again in our 2015 review!