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smop17963 wrote a review of on January 11, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

So my torso measurement (measured with Osprey's torso measuring tool) is 20.5 inches. That's measured with my neck not bent, some manufacturers ask that you keep it bent, which adds another inch or so.

The medium/large sized talon, according to osprey's website, is good for "19 inches and up". I tried it with a moderate load and the suspension dug into my shoulders and the load lifters couldn't possibly work. Adjusting the straps up and down with the velcro doesn't help; if the height of the suspension is shorter than your torso length, there's no way for it to work properly. I'm going to buy a ULA pack instead, they make them for people in my size. Thanks for the good return policy, backcountry!

I wanted to avoid giving stars, because I'm only giving sizing info, but the form won't let me. So how about 4? Seems like a really nice pack, but I'm disappointed in osprey's limited sizing.

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smop17963 wrote a review of on March 8, 2013

5 5

I love the extendable slings on these! At first I didn't think they were that great, because I racked all the hexes on one biner. Then I climbed Baboquivari Peak with them (several pitches of 5.6). I took only passive gear on the climb, and so I re-racked these to be each on their own biner, using BD neutrinos for color coding. Returning to my usual mix of cams and passive gear, I haven't "demoted" them back to a single biner yet. I use them way more when they're on their own, I can get right to the one I want, and usually I don't need to extend them beyond the sling. Fantastic.

At first I also didn't like the lack of intermediate sizes, but I kind of like how they match BD cam colors now. Makes it real easy to see which one I want from looking at the rock.

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