The Osprey Farpoint 55 looks like a backpacking pack, and does very well outdoors. The suspension is rugged and very comfortable, and stows easily behind a durable zippered flap for transport with the airlines, making it an obvious choice for international backpacking trips. It has a detachable day pack which is also very comfortable, and further makes this pack your all-in-one luggage piece. The larger pack, when disconnected from the day pack, is too large to be a carry on; this would have been an excellent feature. But on long international flights with multiple connections, it can be nice to be light on your feet through foreign airports. Overall, the Farpoint 55 was a pleasure to use, and accompanied us readily on a surprisingly broad range of activities.
Many of Osprey's bags have received a makeover recently. From what we can tell, the Farpoint 55's changes are only aesthetic and mainly pertain to the logo. You can see the most recent version of the Farpoint in the photo above.