From sea to shining sea.
- Airscape back panel keeps you cooler by preventing warm air from being trapped against your back
- Lightweight, ventilated and stretchy BioStretch harness offers supreme carrying comfort
- Bungee webbing with fabric wings holds your extra gear
- External hydration sleeve makes it easy to refill your reservoir
- Tow loop at rear lets you clip on extra equipment
- Lidlock helmet clip holds your brain bucket when it's not on your head
- Hipbelt pockets put your phone and snacks in easy reach
- Blinker patch gives you a spot to attach a light for nighttime visibility
Terms And Conditions
This Usage Agreement (the "Agreement") governs your conduct while using various services on the web site Backcountry.com and its affiliate web sites (collectively, the "Site"). All references to "we," "us," and "our" shall mean Backcountry.com and all references to "you" and "your" shall mean the user of the Site and Site Services. This Agreement applies to various services and activities on the Site as well as to gear review and product ratings (collectively, "Site Services"). Please read this Agreement carefully.
BY ACCESSING, BROWSING, AND USING THE SITE, ANY SITE SERVICES AND OTHER SERVICES THEREIN, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT AND ITS TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY SUBSEQUENT MODIFICATION THEREOF, DO NOT ACCESS, BROWSE OR OTHERWISE USE THE SITE OR SITE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE SUBMISSION OF ANY REVIEWS OR COMMENTS.
Any comments, reviews (including gear reviews and product ratings), posts, feedback, questions, answers, notes, messages, images, video, audio, materials, documents, data, graphics, ideas, suggestions or other communications (collectively, "User Content") you submit on the Site are not private or proprietary. By submitting User Content on or through the Site, you grant, assign and transfer to Backcountry.com all of your rights, title and interest, including without limitation, all intellectual property rights and moral rights, in and to such User Content. To the extent the preceding assignment and transfer is ineffective, you hereby grant Backcountry.com an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, adapt, display, publish, archive, store, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon such User Content, in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future.
By submitting such User Content on or through the Site, you are confirming that (a) you are the sole author of the User Content and the User Content originated with you and not copied in whole or in part from any other work; (b) you have obtained all necessary permissions associated with the User Content, including without limitation permissions relating to copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity and/or rights of privacy; (c) the User Content does not contain hate speech or profanity and is not unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, libelous, obscene, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, an invasion of another's privacy, or otherwise in violation of this Agreement; (d) that you are not a minor and have the legal right and capacity to enter into and comply with this Agreement; (e) such User Content does not and will not, in any way, violate or breach any of the terms of this Agreement; and (f) Backcountry.com shall not in any circumstances be required to pay or incur any sums to any person or entity as a result of its use or exploitation of the User Content.
With respect to your conduct on the Site or while using the Site Services, you agree not to: (a) attempt to disguise the origin of any User Content transmitted to the Site Services whether through the Site or any third party site; (b) act in any manner that negatively affects other users' ability to use the Site and Site Services; (c) impersonate any person or entity, including without limitation, a manufacturer or owner of any product, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (d) interfere with the Site or Site Services, or servers or networks connected to the Site or Site Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Site or Site Services; (e) upload, post, or otherwise transmit any User Content that with respect to the Site Services: (i) is not relevant to the product, service, person or entity being reviewed; (ii) you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (by way of example but not limitation, inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); (iii) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; or (iv) is unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation.
User Content does not reflect the views of Backcountry.com, and Backcountry.com does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, integrity, quality or reliability of any User Content, nor does Backcountry.com endorse or support any opinions expressed in any User Content. In no event shall Backcountry.com have or be construed to have any responsibility or liability for or in connection with any User Content, Any gear reviews and/or product ratings submitted on the Site, if displayed, are displayed for entertainment and informational purposes only. Under no circumstances will Backcountry.com be liable in any way for any User Content, including but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any User Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any User Content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the Site or Site Services.
If Backcountry.com determines, in our sole and absolute discretion, that you or any User Content you submit violates this Agreement, we reserve the right, at any time, without notice and without limiting any and all other rights Backcountry.com may have under this Agreement, to: (a) refuse to allow you to submit further User Content; (b) remove and delete your User Content; (c) revoke your registration and right to use the User Content Submission Features; and (d) use any technological, legal, operational or other means available to enforce the terms of this Agreement, including, without limitation, blocking specific IP addresses or deactivating your registration, access to the Site and Site Services using your e-mail address, and your user name and password. Without limiting the foregoing, once User Content is submitted to the Site, Backcountry.com may take any or no action with respect to such User Content, including without limitation, deleting, editing, modifying, rejecting, or refusing to post such User Content, but is under no obligation to offer you the opportunity to edit, delete or otherwise modify User Content once it has been submitted. Backcountry.com shall have no duty to attribute authorship of User Content to you and shall not be obligated to enforce any form of attribution by third parties.
If, despite the foregoing assignment and transfer of rights in the User Content, it is determined that you retain moral rights (including the rights of attribution or integrity) in the User Content, you hereby declare that: (a) you do not require that any personally identifying information be used in connection with the User Content or any derivative works of or upgrades or updates thereto; (b) you have no objection to the publication, use, modification, deletion and exploitation of the User Content by Backcountry.com or its licensees, successors or assigns; (c) you forever waive and agree not to claim or assert any entitlement to any and all moral rights of an author in any of the User Content; and (d) you forever release Backcountry.com, and its licensees, successors and assigns from any claims that you could otherwise assert against Backcountry.com by virtue of any such moral rights.
You are prohibited from violating the security of any system or network compromising the Site or the Site Services, including but not limited to the following: (a) unauthorized access to or use of data, systems, or networks, including any attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Site or Site Services or to breach security or authentication measures; (b) unauthorized monitoring of data or traffic on the Site or of the Site Services; (c) interference with the Site or Site Services including without limitation, any type of flooding technique or deliberate attempt to overload the system such as denial or service attacks; (d) forging of a message header or any part of a message header; or (e) using manual or electronic means to avoid any use or access limitation placed on this Site or the Site Services. Such violations may result in criminal or civil liability.
Backcountry.com reserves the right to report any activity or persons that Backcountry.com suspects has violated any law or regulation to appropriate law enforcement officials, regulators, or other appropriate third parties (including the disclosure of appropriate subscriber information). Backcountry.com may also cooperate with appropriate law enforcement agencies to assist in the investigation and prosecution of any illegal conduct. Indirect or attempted violations of this Agreement and actual or attempted violations thereof by a third party on behalf of any user shall be considered violations of this Agreement by such user.
BACKCOUNTRY.COM DOES NOT ENDORSE THE USER CONTENT, IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USER CONTENT AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PERSONS WHO MAY USE OR RELY ON SUCH USER CONTENT) FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE (WHETHER ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY OR OTHER CAUSE OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM ANY USER CONTENT PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE.
Share your thoughts
Most comfortable pack EV-ER
Super comfortable, two top pockets (one outside, one inside) on large main compartment, then a slim and deep area for maps, etc.
holds two 27 oz water bottles in outside position. Hip belt pockets awesome too. Use for hiking only. DO NOT overpack..the zips loosen.. for hiking only. for biking get the TALON
A little busy and not very durable.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is a pack designed for fast and light single-day adventures. I have used it mostly for very long day-hikes (10-20 miles) and peak bagging adventures (14ers, 13ers, etc), It fits a fully filled 3 liter bladder (I use the Osprey Hydraform Reservoir), an extra mid/outer layer (Patagonia Nano Puff for me), beanie,thin glove liners, a ton of bars/gels, leatherman, bear spray, first aid kit, etc. The suspension is adequate for this size pack totally full (I'm 6'6''and I use the medium/large size). One major caveat; while it is very lightweight, it is very fragile. After about 2 months of regular use the tab that holds the reservoir against the backpack strap has ripped off and I have no less than 5 holes on the bottom of the pack, just from setting it down. Also the design is a little too busy (too many pockets/mesh) and cheesy for my taste (talons?) I'm pretty disappointed with this effort, so I'm returning it. After sampling many other packs, especially from Arc'teryx (top quality), I settled on the Petzl Bug, which suits me perfectly for both peak bagging efforts and a multi-pitch climbing pack.
Have any petite women tried this pack? I...
Have any petite women tried this pack? I desperately need a larger pack (currently run with the Nathan women vest) to run to/from work but am concerned about the adjustability of he straps (will they be able to be made small enough?) I am 5ft 3in for reference. Thanks!!
Talon 11. More room!
I already own the Talon 5. Which had plenty room for the size for epics. This pack will be great for the super epics, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, plenty of room size to ratio.... Stoked on the green.
Hello guys, I'm seeking a light daypack...
Hello guys, I'm seeking a light daypack for hiking, bike riding, and everyday activities.
Will the Talon 11 fit in a jetboil sumo cooking system, a 3L bladder pack , dried up foods, keys, wallet, etc?
Exactly what I was looking for
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I wanted a pack that I could run to/from work with (~5 mi/way), that was lightweight, wouldn't bounce, wouldn't cause me to overheat, and that I could fit my toiletries and clothes in. This pack fit all those needs and more. It is well-made, with well-place pockets, and the material is reflective. (Note: the only clothes I bring are suit pants or skirt, tights or socks, bra & underwear, and a blouse. I keep my sweaters, shoes, and suit jackets in my office.) The only suggestion I would make for future models is to add lights. I have attached a blinking red light to the back, and a white light to the front strap.
Best day pack out there
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is a amazing daypack light wieght holds everything someone would want on a day hike or just walking around as a tourist.
Can the Talon 11's side pockets hold a...
Can the Talon 11's side pockets hold a water bottle?
Nope, this thing is really tiny.
Depends on the bottle--a regular 32oz Nalgene--no. But a slimmer Better Bottle by Camelbak--yes.
I just got this pack. A liter nalgene slipped right in the side posket.
Hi there, do you think this back pack would...
Hi there, do you think this back pack would fit a 15 inch lap-top? I would like to use it as a day pack for travelling as well as hiking.
Hey Georgie Coram,
It would depend on your laptop and its dimensions exactly. The dimensions of the Osprey Packs Talon 11 Backpack - 549-671cu in are 18 x 10 x 6 inches so if it within those measures it should be fine.
I am looking for a backpak to commute about...
I am looking for a backpak to commute about 15-20 miles on bike. need to carry change of clothes, shoes, lunch, maybe some incidentals any suggestions
This is a great pack, but I would go with something a little larger, such as the talon 22. Another great commuter pack I would recommend is the osprey flapjack, it's less versatile, but if you want to bring some books/papers/a latop it's an awesome bag.
Another awesome option: http://www.backcountry.com/osprey-packs-metron-25-hydration-pack-1320-1500cu-in
The metron is about as awesome as they get for smaller commuter packs.
You definitely are going to want something a bit larger for carrying that much stuff. Check out the Osprey Momentum series. They've got some really cool bike-commuter specific features.
Could I fit a 3L bladder in this pack?
Could I fit a 3L bladder in this pack?
Yes you can. The Hydraform fits very well, another brand will fit too.
Sits well for running. I used it on a 17 mile run through the mountains of Japan to hold water, some snacks and extra layers in case it got colder. No bouncing around like other packs. Haven't tried it out yet at max capacity for all day or overnight trips, but from everything I can judge it is outstanding. I have owned a cheaper daypack of similar size and can tell you this one is worth the extra money if you are serious about adventure sports.
Now I have to just get out and use it! Can't wait!
I am 5'6" 140lbs and am considering this...
I am 5'6" 140lbs and am considering this pack for biking, trail running, short hikes and just hauling basic small gear. I am wondering if I should be going with the s/m size or the m/l.
Osprey packs are based on torso length and not height, but it is safe to say that no matter your gender, a S/M is a safe way to go (unless you know you have a super long torso for your size).
I'd refer to Osprey's sizing chart on their website. And as Kate said, that is based on torso length. I'd get out the measuring tape and refer to the charts, but based on your height the S/M should work fine for you.
Actually, for the Talon 11, the S/M and M/L sizes are not based on Torso height. According to the company's website, the difference is carrying capacity.
Size cu. in.
Dimensions for both: 19.5 x 11 x 7
This little pack is awesome. I've owned it for a few years now. Been summer hiking, road cycling and now multipitch climbing with it. I love how the extra length on the waist strap can clip to the shoulder straps. Genius. Stays out of the way of my harness when I am on rock. The bungee on the back is great for extra carrying capacity on multipitch. The space and hanger for the water bladder are great for cycling and climbing. I also own the Talon 33 and have used it for ski touring. Great for that as well.