larry.hanb1014308 wrote a review of Osprey Packs Talon 44 Backpack - 2600-2700cu in on September 1, 2009
Fantastic. I needed a lightweight pack for long day hikes and mountain climbing, something that could handle a variety of gear and conditions. The Talon 44 does this easily. The size provided plenty of space without being bulky. And the bottom opening is great for providing direct access to your gear, greatly simplifying gear management. Best of all, when you get the pack adjusted to your body it feels like is a part of you. Absolutely great feel when you are scrambling up and down rocks.
While the waist belt is not detachable, it can be folded back out of the way if you need to wear a harness. Simple and effective, even if not by design.
I highly recommend this pack based on my early experience with it. Extremely comfortable, adjustable, the right size, good storage options, and light.