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Has anyone tried on both the Sirrus 36 and...

Has anyone tried on both the Sirrus 36 and Talon 33? I've been able to test-wear the Sirrus 24 and 36 and like them both. I'm borderline S/M with a back length of 18.5 inches. Thanks!

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Hi Shelly, these packs are two different animals. The Sirrus will give you more cush and more suspension, but more weight. It will also carry more weight better. The Talon is one of my favorite series, so you can't go wrong either way. Its really up to you: lightweight, or more featured?

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Hey Shelley! I was debating between the Sirrus 36 and Talon 33 too. After testing both, I went with the Talon because it's much more lightweight and moved with my back better after I loaded it with stuff. I've mainly used it for daytrips skiing, rock climbing and on a winter climb of Mt. Washington and I've been super happy with it. My biggest hesitation before buying the Talon was that it basically has no frame, so I wondered whether it distributes weight effectively, but it has a stiff back panel that compensates well and I've had no problems with loads up to ~15 lbs (which I figure is about the max I'd have for a daytrip anyway). I have an 18" back so I am right in between the S/M too. The Talon only comes in S/M but for my Osprey Ariel, but I went with the S because I have narrow hips and the hip belt fit me much better. Hope this helps!