Osprey Waypoint 60
Number of Pockets: 2 (not including day pack)
Max. Load Carried: 12 kg
Height of Owner: 5"3
Price Paid: $130
Have just returned from a trip to India on my first outing with this bag and I was really pleased with it. It did just what I wanted, combining the usefulness of a rucksack but also the ease of packing of a suitcase. It was very light and compact.
One thing I hadn't picked up from the reviews I'd read elsewhere was a useful feature of the detachable day pack - it zips up from the back so that it's completely secure when attached to the main pack. This has the consequence that it's also very secure when used as a daypack as you can't get into it without taking it off your back. While I thought at the beginning that might be a bit annoying I actually appreciated the security.
There is a capacious top pocket for stuff you frequently need as well as side pockets to stuff the odd water bottle/pair of gloves in. It was also really useful that you could access the main pack when the day pack was attached. The attachment was also very strong, with a zip as well as clips.
I only had a couple of reservations. One is that I'm not sure how good it would be for long treks - it didn't feel that comfortable on my back. Another is that it was a shame that there was not a top pocket on the main pack. The side pockets were rather small so it wouldn't be that useful without the detachable day-pack.
But I'm very happy with my purchase - it felt very strong and easy to carry.
Height of Owner: 192cm
Price Paid: 260au
I'll never buy another backpack. AB_SO_LUTLY fabulous!
I traveled for 14 months and not a single frayed thread to be seen! Strong, durable, thought out and compact.
I found myself pitying other travellers with bulky Macpacs and other main-line packs. Handle locations and straps made quick dashes across train stations a breeze. The harness is extremely comfortable and can be adjusted to fit anything from an ant to an elephant.
The shape of the daypack was annoying at times - but considering the compactness of the pack when it was attached it was worth it. It also attaches very securely, and there is plenty of strap slack to attache other things to your back. It has the necessary bells and whistles, but leaves out the utter crap that less-serious travellers love like internal pack covers and zipped-on daypacks. For future models I would like to see some attachment points on the belt-harness and some more 'sturdy' side attachment points.
If I had 10 backs I would buy 10 of these - no need to consider if this bag is worth it - JUST BUY IT!!!!
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A chameleon in the world of backpacks, the Osprey Men's Waypoint 60 backpack quickly converts from a serious load carrier for alpine treks to spacious luggage for world travel. For trekking and backpacking the Osprey Waypoint 60 men's backpack relies on a sophisticated suspension system consisting of a plastic framesheet surrounded by peripheral composite rods that stabilize the load and transfer the weight to a fixed Isoform hipbelt specifically sized for a male's build. This hipbelt features Osprey's exclusive ErgoPull technology. The ErgoPull design places tension along the top and bottom of the belt, not through the center, so it evenly distributes gentle pressure over the entire belt. An interchangeable die-cut shoulder harness, available in a few sizes (but usually appropriately matched for the user at the factory), does its share to evenly distribute the load. When not in use the hipbelt and harness fold behind a protective cover. For transport at the train station, airport, or bus terminal, the Osprey Waypoint 60 backpack offers a shoulder strap for over-the-shoulder carries, a suitcase style side carry handle for quick lifts into taxi trunks, and a detachable daypack for short missions of discovery once you've established a base camp. The interior is designed to keep your belongings nice and tidy, including clothing straps to keep that nice outfit wrinkle free and multiple fabric and mesh organization pockets. The exterior of the Osprey Waypoint 60 men's backpack features, in addition to the detachable daypack, includes a Straightjacket compression straps and wings that, when cinched down, allow smaller, go-light loads to ride securely instead of shifting back and forth. To further protect the load, the main compartment's zipper has large, lockable zippers, and both the main pack body and detachable daypack have foam padding to cushion any blows. For a larger version of this pack, be sure to check out the Osprey Waypont 80 men's backpack.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version
On Sale. Free Shipping. Osprey Men's Waypoint 60 Pack (Spring 2009) The Waypoint 60 by Osprey is a great choice for adventure travel through the rail stations of Eastern Europe or humping your gear to a good backpackers paradise along the white beaches of Southern Thailand.A great travel backpack should carry like the best backcountry backpack without compromising the features needed for travel convenience. Enter the new Waypoint 60. This pack shares the same Ethereal suspension (sans framesheet and stay) as the Aether 60, Osprey's proven lightweight and comfortable carrying backcountry pack. Interchangeable IsoForm harnesses help you customize the fit while a built in ErgoPull hipbelt keeps the load comfortably on your hips without being bulky. A detachable daypack with plastic framesheet keeps your smaller items safe. Specifications Medium: Volume cu.in./liters: 3700/60. Weight: 3lbs13ozs/1.73 kgs. Large: Volume cu.in./liters: 3900/63. Waypoint Day Pack Volume cu.in./liters: 600/10 Weight: 1lbs2ozs/0.51kgs. Key Features: Award-winning Ethereal suspension (same as Aether 60) with aluminum headrail for ample headspace Panel load access Detachable daypack Foam sidewalls Men's IsoForm harness and built-in ErgoPull hipbelt Lightweight! Fabrics: 500d broken twill nylon 500d plain-weave nylon 1000d plain-weave nylon Protect your pack with the Airporter LZ or Raincover.
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
This travel backpack, built comfortable and lightweight, carries like a backcountry pack, without compromising the features you need for convenient travel. Can be carried by handy built-in luggage handle, optional Osprey shoulder strap, or unzip the back panel to carry as a backpack. Interchangeable IsoForm harness helps you customize fit while the ErgoPull hip belt stabilizes the load onto your hips. Uses the same Ethereal suspension as Osprey's Aether 60, a lightweight and comfortable-carrying backcountry pack. Detachable daypack with a padded front panel and framesheet keeps smaller items safe. Interior straps keep your clothing in place and wrinkle free. Detachable Waypoint Day Pack gives you 600 cu. in. (included in total pack volume) of cargo space for those day adventures. Stretch-woven bottle pockets and front pocket for passports, tickets, and other essentials. Sized in small and medium torso lengths with women-specific harness and hip belt.
- EMS refers to the men's version