Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Size

Osprey Fairview 40

(1/3)

The Osprey Fairview includes a shoulder bag strap that you can attach to the outside of the bag by clipping it on to two external loops, but you’re better off carrying this pack on your back. It is a backpack, after all. This thing is just too big and heavy at full capacity to use as a shoulder bag—but it’s there if you want to. The shoulder bag strap is separate to the main straps and when not in use you can pop it inside the bag, or just leave it at home

Negative
1 month ago

Zipper

Osprey Fairview 40

(1/1)

5-month lap of the globe here soon. The fact that it unzips all the way makes a huge difference, and the fact that the straps can be zipped away is fantastic if (god forbid) you're forced to check your bag. I highly recommend this one.

Positive
Kat
3 years ago

Laptop

Osprey Fairview 40

(1/2)

As a consequence of this, this would mean you are packing all other belongings on top of the laptop. Not only does that mean your electrical items could be damaged by shoes and heavier items, it can be very difficult to easily access again.” It’s interesting to get their perspective on it, but there are loads of other clamshell bags on the market that seem to be doing well with laptop situated at the back.

Negative
1 month ago

Commute

Osprey Fairview 40

(1/1)

I can usually get a week and a half worth of clothes and toiletries including some bulkier items like sweaters and packable parkas. As someone else mentioned, the hip belt doesn’t remove but it does tuck into a zippered compartment so it’s out of the way and you can use it as a cross body strap. I like having the option of a full backpack for if I have to have a walk commute to a destination. I find that the backpack straps and hip belt are extremely comfortable but that is not the same for everyone so if you have a retailer near you, definitely go try one out

Positive
mj-poisonivy
10 months ago

Compartment

Osprey Fairview 40

(1/1)

Great backpack in terms of the compartments and extremely durable. I went to Europe for 2 weeks and went through at least 10 airports/flights. Lived the hostel life with it as well. I even overpacked and it was still great

Positive
Morgan
3 years ago

Strap

Osprey Fairview 40

(1/2)

The straps cinch up any extra room you have to make the bag tighter and smaller. It also unzips all the way around for better travel packing access. The laptop compartment is located in the outer zippered compartment so it’s easier to access if you have clothes and toiletries in the large compartment.

Positive
Talyr
3 years ago