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I am torn between the Talon 22 and the...

I am torn between the Talon 22 and the Stratos 24 (both Osprey) I like the Stratos because it is bigger and has a curved back but the talon sound like it is better for school and i want to use the pack for school as well as hiking. what should i do?

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The Stratos has air speed suspension that would be much better for outdoor use. The Talon would be a fine pack for school, but I don't know if it would keep you as cool on the trails. Ospey says the Talon has "AirScape backpanel with ridge molded foam and air chimneys". I'm not sure how effective it is compared to the air speed suspension.

You're probably best off stopping by a store that has these in stock and trying them on if you can.