David H. wrote a review of Osprey Packs Talon 22 Backpack - 1200-1300cu in on July 22, 2013
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Bought this for my eventual hike of Mt Whitney. It worked great in my practice hikes and for the real deal. The waist strap just barely fits my middle waist spread but should be fine for most people. For water, I used a 3L camelback in it and placed two 750ml bike bottles on the outside pockets.
It took me 9 hours to make it to the top and 7.5 down and the pack was never uncomfortable during that time. I carried in the pack a fleece, light jacket, rain pants, water purifier, hat, gloves, extra socks, and various food items.
Unlike some, I did not have a problem with the inner pocket where my purifier, meds, and some other small items were stored. I found the outside shoulder and waist strap pockets handy to keep my energy bar and gel for the next snack break while I hiked.