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I'm 5'6-5'7 about 130 pounds. I'll be...
I'm 5'6-5'7 about 130 pounds. I'll be backpacking and staying out in the woods for probably 2 nights whenever I go. I was wondering if this would be a good pack for my size and what I'll be using it for. Thank You
How much can this pack handle? Will it do...
How much can this pack handle? Will it do 30-35 lbs?
35 is the max i would carry
Will the sleeping bag compartment in this...
Will the sleeping bag compartment in this be big enough to hold a 15 degree synthetic sleeping bag?
its not a compartment, its basically a bag that opens from both ends so you basically have a bag that has a zip in the bottom from which you can easily access you sleeping bag.
Hydration Reservoir Compartment
You can feel a full reservoir through the Airscape suspension. Not desirable.
Cheesy Hip Belt Strap
Difficult to Adjust.
Shoulder Straps and Gadget Pockets
Interior Wallet Pocket and Keyring Clip
Mesh Hip Belt Pockets
Extension Coller Pocket
Multiple Sternum Strap Settings
Talon 44 Airscape Suspension
Osprey Talon 44 rocks
I borrowed a friends Talon 44 for a 3 night-4 day hike with 32 guys from ECBC and loved it. I bought one as soon as I got back for our next trip in April.
Osprey Talon 44 does the job!
This is a good mid-sized pack that works really well. It is the perfect size for air travel and day hikes (when you have to carry stuff for 3 other people) and weekend hikes.
I've comfortably carried 30 lbs with this pack. Anymore than this and you will probably reach the limit of the suspension system.
Love in a nylon bag
I absolutely love this bag. I've taken it on about 6 trips so far with the longest being a 50 mile 4 nighter in Yosemite and I never felt beat up at the end of the day. It fit a 1-man tent, bag, pad, stove, extra fuel can, 700ml pot, a change of clothes and a layer of thermals, thermarest camp chair, Bearvault 450 full of food, water filter...all in the main compartment!!!! Trail mix, 1st aid, 100ft of paracord, multitool, iphone and general repair kit in the top pocket was maxed out. Sandals in one side pocket and shovel in the other. Rain layer and rain cover in the big stretch with room to spare. NOTHING strapped to the outside whatsoever!!!!! 35lbs is about what I would say the max is for this bag. With smart planning and packing I see no reason why you couldn't pack 6 nights in this baby. I wear a M/L and at a 32-33in waist I am just big enough to get the hip belt to tighten properly. I had a 70l Gregory before this and while its a great bag I just dont see the need for that much space or support. It is not the toughest built bag but at its weight I expect that. Here's a pic of it loaded for a 2 nighter in Dinky lakes. (before I upgraded to a prolite plus pad that fits in the main compartment
Watch the sizing, good pack
If you are an odd size be careful with this pack; it does have a fair amount of adjustment, but not enough for me. I'm 5'11" with a 21.5" torso measurement, solidly in the M/L size. I weigh 135 and have a less than 30'' waist, unfortunately the waist belt will not adjust tight enough on my hips to carry much of a load. Trying the pack at home when I got it I thought it would work but after my first trip out I found it was too big. I was traveling light so it was ok, but I am in the process of cutting the waist belt up and sewing in new straps and buckles.
That said, I liked the pack quite a bit; light, but tough enough to endure four days of cross country travel. It was scraped through super dense brush and dragged over granite. The hydration pocket is between the main compartment and the back padding; it was a bit difficult to put a refilled bladder into the full pack, and it needs careful arranging not to create a bulge in the thin (but perfectly adequate) padding. Overall a good pack, especially if the sizing works for you, I'd give it an easy four stars if it did for me.
Great all All around Pack
Just got back from backpacking through Peru. The Talon 44 is amazing, with enough room to carry everything necessary (clothing, first aid, sleeping bag, etc...) on a trek, as long as you aren't carrying large amounts of food. Did a 100km trek to Machu Picchu with 12kg in the bag, and the Talon 44 was incredibly comfortable throughout the expedition. Highly recommend!
Worked great for a 3 day backpacking trip.
I'm looking for a pack to do 1-3 night...
I'm looking for a pack to do 1-3 night trips, carrying about 25-35 pounds. Plan to go about 10-15 miles a days. I'm 6'3", 210 pounds and have a long torso. I'm stuck between this pack and the Gregory Z 55. Any suggestions or comments as to what would be better for me?
Personally, I think you'd be more comfortable in the gregory. It is a pound heavier though, so if you're really trying to go ultralight, you might want to stick with this one and do everything you can to stick down around that 25 pound pack. I just found that on the ultralight ospreys, the straps hit my the sides of my neck/top of my shoulders and that the gregory fits me better. I am 6'3 and 180 lbs. Good luck!
If you want to save weight this is the pack for you....
This pack holds 30 lbs easy
Is it possible to fit/fasten skis to Talon...
Is it possible to fit/fasten skis to Talon 44. I am looking for backpack 40-50 L to use on longer backcountry tours + weekend tours on skis.
Well there isn't a ski carry feature, but user Milly was able to rig a snowboard up using some extra rope, I'm sure it could be done. If Hannibal can cross the Pyrenees with elephants, you can put skis on this bad bish. my 2¢
Yeah, easy. Stick the skis in the side compression straps, tighten 'em then tie the tips together above the pack, known as the A-frame. I like to have my bindings pinched right in the compression straps so they aren't as likely to slide around, some like them mounted higher though.