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A lightweight and versatile pack for day hikes and mountain bike loops.

Strap on the lightweight and versatile Osprey Talon 11 Backpack for a fast-moving day hike on Saturday, and then a mountain bike ride on Sunday. The Talon 11 offers room for trail maps and a rain shell, as well as bike tools and a spare tube in the front zippered pocket. The backpack includes a pull-out helmet attachment that pulls through the vents on your helmet to secure it to the front of the pack, as well as front bungee webbing and a tool loop and bungee ties to hold additional items and tools. A separate hydration sleeve holds a reservoir (not included), and a number of small pockets around the pack hold smaller essentials you'd like to quickly access.

The mesh-covered padded shoulder straps and hip-belt comfortably hug your torso, while a sternum strap keeps the backpack from shifting side-to-side while you're scrambling up big rocks or carving through singletrack turns. The hip belt's ErgoPull adjustment system makes it very easy to both snug down or loosen up the hip belt on the fly, and the shoulder and sternum straps can also be adjusted for a perfect fit tailored to your load. The ventilating, ridged foam back panel keeps air flowing between your back and the pack to keep you fresh. Reflective graphics make you visible in low light conditions, which is perfect if you decide to go for a trail run at dawn, return to your car, and hop on your mountain bike and ride until dusk.

  • Mesh-covered foam shoulder harness with load-adjustment straps
  • Mesh-covered foam hip-belt with ErgoPull adjustment
  • Adjustable sternum strap with whistle buckle
  • AirScape ridged foam back panel with ventilation channels
  • 549-671cu in capacity (perfect for day hikes, mountain bike loops, trail runs)
  • Panel access
  • Rugged nylon fabric and lightweight YKK buckles
  • External hydration sleeve (reservoir not included)
  • Zippered front pocket and two stretch side pockets
  • Two zippered hip-belt pockets and one stretch shoulder harness pocket
  • Internal zippered mesh pocket
  • LidLock helmet attachment, front bungee webbing, ice tool loop/bungee ties
  • Reflective graphics

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I don't understand the sizing. Is it based on the size and shape of the human or is it just two different size bags? I'm short and round at 5'9" and 190 lbs, if the size is based on the human which size should I order?

Hey Steven, there are 2 things going on here. There is a volume size (the Talon 11 is 11 liters in volume), and there is a torso size, which has really nothing to do with your height, and everything to do with your torso size. Do you have long legs and a short torso? Then maybe a S/M. Or do you have short legs with a longer torso? Maybe a M/L. If you are more evenly dispersed, I would go with a M/L. On Osprey's website, they have a section on fit, and you can get lots of detail there.

Thanks for the question!


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Osprey Does it again

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

Its a very versatile bag.


great small pack

  • Gender:Male
  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

i used this pack hiking in zion last week and had no issues with it. very comfortable and even though its not the most vented pack i didnt have a problem on 70+ degree days hiking in the sun. the volume is a good size for me, one day i brought too much clothing and filled it completely with a nalgene bottle, headlamp, a tube of pringles, my perimeter pants, and atom sv jacket. most of the time i only use about half of the volume in the pack but it is nice to have a little extra space to hold a compressible jacket and the like just in case you're not tough enough to make it through the first few hours of a chilly hike. i also really like the mesh zipper pockets on the hip belt they are great for storing snacks or sunscreen so you dont have to spend time taking off the pack to get to them if hiking alone. they are a good width and length for protein bars and the like but just a bit too small for my htc one cell phone. i suspect the smaller i phone would fit well though. the size m/l fits me. i am 6'2 and about 175 lbs.

great small pack

Osprey thought of EVERYTHING

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

This bag is amazing. No matter when or where I use it, there is some feature that I feel like is specifically designed for the activity. When I use it as a ski backpack, I can use the front rings to hold my poles. The bag is so spacious, but it always maintains its shape when stuffed. The hydration bag always comes in handy, but I wish it would come with a bag. Overall, a great bag.


My New Day Pack of Choice

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

I purchased this as a day hiking pack and it hasn't disappointed.

Size: It seems a bit larger than its 11 liter rating and has more usable space than the Osprey Raptor 14 in my opinion. I can fit my lunch, rain jacket, first aid kit, sunscreen, and other miscellaneous items with a little room to spare. It's just about the right size for a day pack.

Frame: As a light daypack, it really doesn't have a frame and doesn't need one. The back panel gives just about the right amount of support, but doesn't breathe all that well (resulting in a sweaty back on a long, warm day). The shoulder straps and waist belt are comfortable yet minimal.

Pockets: A 1-liter Nalgene doesn't quite fit in the side pockets (although you can cram one in), but a 27 oz. metal bottle fits just fine.

Fit: I'm 6'2" tall, 175 lbs and the M/L fits great.

Weight: The M/L weighs 1 lb 6 oz on my scale, very much in line with Backcountry's listed weight.

Summary: The Talon 11 is now the pack I grab as I'm headed out the door on a day hike.

My New Day Pack of Choice

Light pack.

    A durable light pack.... You can pack a good amount of gear in this pack.... Good for longer mountain bike rides 6 to 8 hours or more....