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Osprey Packs Talon 22L Backpack

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    Talon 22L Backpack

    Navigate on foot through a labyrinth of trees until you reach a river, hop in your canoe and paddle over to where your mountain bike is waiting, jump on and pedal to the finish line. Whether you're in the middle of an adventure race, or just working your way through a typical weekend day, the Osprey Talon 22 Backpack is an excellent lightweight carrier for your gear and water along the way. This panel-loading backpack holds up to twenty pounds of gear, while its mesh-padded shoulder straps and hip-belt wrap you in breathable, cushioned comfort. The hip-belt's ErgoPull adjustment makes it easy to tighten or loosen on the fly, and the shoulder straps, harness position, and sternum strap can also be adjusted for a perfect fit tailored to your anatomy and load.

    The ventilating ridged foam back panel keeps you fresh through long day hikes or multi-sport excursions. A pull-out helmet attachment fits through the vents on your bike helmet to secure it to the front of the pack, loop and bungee attachments hold tools and trekking poles, and multiple smaller pockets hold items you'd like to quickly access. Control the volume of your load with side compression straps, and use the straps to hold additional items. The backpack's rugged nylon fabric stands up to the abuse that long days outdoors throw at it, so by all means, put it to the test and get outside for plenty of long days.

    • Ideal pack for, touring, climbing, and biking adventures
    • Back panel is ventilated and has ridged foam for fresh comfort
    • Shoulder harness and hipbelt are easily adjustable for on-the-go comfort.
    • Panel access provides accessibility to all internal gear
    • Hipbelt closure makes for easy adjustments
    • Helmet loops keeps safety option close at hand
    • Ice axe and trekking pole attachments help free up your hands
    • External hydration sleeve makes bringing along water easy
    • Item #OSP007Z

    Tech Specs

    Material
    70D x 100D mini-shadow nylon, 210D nylon block dobby
    Volume
    [small/medium] 20L (1220cu in), [medium/large] 22L (1343cu in)
    Support/Suspension
    AirScape
    Shoulder Straps
    BioStretch Harness (mesh covered die-cut foam)
    Waist Belt
    yes
    Hydration Compatible
    yes
    Access
    top
    Pockets
    2 mesh side, 2 zippered side
    Gear Loops
    yes
    Helmet Carry
    yes
    Ice Axe Carry
    yes
    Trekking Pole Carry
    yes
    Compression
    yes
    Dimensions
    [small/medium] 20 x 10 x 9in, [medium/large] 22 x 10 x 9in
    Claimed Weight
    [small/medium] 1lb 5.1oz, [medium/large] 1lb 10.4oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking & camping, climbing, backcountry touring
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Awesome daypack

      This is the perfect daypack for medium to long day hikes. It's comfortable, lightweight, carries well, and has capacity for pretty much everything you might need for a long day in the mountains while not feeling like overkill for shorter outings. It's also totally usable as a commuter/travel backpack, although it's not quite so ideal for that (the lack of a flat bottom makes it liable to fall over if it's leaned up against a wall/desk/etc--not so great if you absent-mindedly set it down with a laptop.)

      I'd say the ideal use case is a long day hike with variable weather. I've carried 4L of water (3L camelbak plus 1L bottle), lunch/snacks, poles, several layers (shell, down jacket, fleece), and accessories in this with room to spare. The belt pockets are just big enough to hold items like a normal sized smartphone and sunglasses (although you might struggle to fit a really large phone in there). The dedicated knife pocket on the left shoulder strap is a nice touch too. I have not used the ice ax attachment point on the rear for its intended purpose, but it does provide a nice alternative spot to lash on trekking poles if you want to keep them out of the way. The mesh pocket in the back is great for stashing a light shell, hat/gloves, buff, etc (it's also a nice spot to stow a book if you're using it as a carry-on).

      The durability of this bag is really impressive--over the past five years, I've used it for hundreds of days of hiking and bike commuting and as a carry-on on dozens of flights, and the only signs of wear are stains/marks and very minor fraying on a few straps. I expect I'll get many more years of use out of it.

      The only (extremely minor) critiques I have are ergonomic details. The waist belt pockets could be just a little bigger to more comfortably fit modern smartphones. The hydration pack sleeve can be a little tricky to load a full 3L bladder in and out of and requires a bit of wrestling to get all the way into a loaded pack. And while the side pockets for water bottles are just big enough to fit a standard 1L Nalgene, it's nearly impossible to securely re-stow one back into the pocket while wearing the backpack--the side straps tend to get in the way. While there's a little room for improvement on these things, they're really minor for how I use the bag and shouldn't dissuade anyone from buying it.

      Hey Shannon!
      This is one of the best product reviews I've ever seen. Thanks so much for sharing such detailed use of the features of this pack. I'm a fan of using the ice tool loop for a camera tripod when I don't need it for its intended purpose. Glad you like it so much!

      Great Daypack

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I used this every day for an 8 day trip to Costa Rica starting with getting on the plane, 7+ day hikes, etc. I was carrying rain gear and water (2 big water bottles) for 3 of us plus insect repellent, camera stuff, etc. It was jammed full but worked great. I used a camelback rain cover which kept it dry when needed.
      The best part: the waist support carried 90% of the load; I don't like lots of load on the shoulder belts; all I had to do was loosen them to transfer the load down.
      The "breathable" mesh on the back is better than most backpacks but still not up to rainforest conditions. That said, it was far better than my son-in-law's (plastic) rain proof backback.
      All in all, a great day pack that I plan to use a lot.

      Great day pack!!!!

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

      Review for my Backpack

      What an awesome day pack! You can never go wrong with Osprey! It’s light weight. I was able to carry 3L of water along with a jacket, food and several personal items and didn’t feel a thing while hiking. It carried my trekking poles just fine. It was easy to access my small items in the hip pockets. Overall a great day pack!

      Taking it everywhere!

        In my book, the best benchmark of quality gear is how long it takes for my girlfriend to steal it. This was an instantaneous snatch and grab.

        You got your classic quality Osprey hip belt, you got you lovely backpanel mesh (cause back sweat is real), you got your helmet attachment that you can ignore when you're not using it, you got your mesh front stow pocket (for food, extra layers, a charger, etc), you got your stow on the go straps for hiking poles, you don't got your rain cover so maybe pick up a cheap one. Also, there's a water bottle holder, but it's close to impossible for me to grab it while the pack is on my back.

        Taking it everywhere!

        Bomb Technical Daypack

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        I used this for mountaineering, but it's got a ton of versatile features that would make it an excellent option for climbing, mountain biking, or hiking. You can strap a ton of stuff to this thing and not even notice they are there. Really enjoyed having hip belt pockets to stash small items quickly without having to take the pack off, which is pretty rare for a pack this small.

        Bomb Technical Daypack

        In between sizes

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I absolutely love this pack. Made with Osprey's typical quality and attention to detail, it's technical features are well thought out and it works well for a variety of activities from hiking to biking to climbing. Unfortunately I am in between sizes. At 5'7", 135 lbs, I have a 30 inch waist and a long torso. I'm not the biggest guy around and frequently find myself in between sizes. I found that with with this pack, the M/L large fits my torso perfectly at it's shortest length, while the waist belt is just a tad too big. But in the S/M size the torso is a little too short even when fully extended, however the waist belt fits perfectly. It's a shame as I really like the size and features of this pack. I planned to use it for longer day hikes but will have to keep looking. I'm sure I'm the odd one out on this as their sizing seems pretty all inclusive, it just didn't work for me.

        Sweet mid sized bike pack!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        As I'm getting into mountain biking, I wanted a pack that would fit well and be able to carry all my essentials and then some. This pack fit the bill and does that job. Lightweight but durable, spacious but streamlined, and the hydration sleeve make it a perfect pack for biking, hiking, or really anything else that ends in "ing".

        Awesome pack but too small

        • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

        I got this pack for my dad for his birthday, he is 6'2 and about 200 lbs. This pack (in M/L size) was awesome but just did not fit his body. It was way too small, the hip straps were way too high and the backpack sat weird on his body. We returned this and got a different pack that fit him better!

        Best Pack!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I bought this pack about 4 years ago and have used it everyday since. It's lightweight and very comfortable. It is very durable too. I've taken it on a couple canyoneering trips and it has held up nicely, even the mesh. The helmet lock is really great feature too. I've fit my bike helmet on there as well as my climbing helmet and it stays secured on the pack well. I love this pack!

        Awesome Day Pack

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Wrote this review of the Tempest 20 but the same applies here as well since this is the men's version of the same pack. The design is the exact same as the Tempest 20 with the exception of a 2 liter difference in capacity.
        "Perfect size for day hikes. Reservoir sleeve ensures hydration. Enough room for snacks, layers, headlamp, guidebooks and whatever other accessories you want to bring along. Trekking pole carry system makes it easy to stash your poles and retrieve them without removing your pack. Back panel breathes well, hip belt is very comfortable. Inner mesh pocket keeps your small items like keys and wallet easily accessible and not lost in your pack. Pack has a slim design that doesn't expand far from your back and keeps the pack from feeling bulky when fully loaded down. Very well thought out design made with Ospreys classic high quality craftsmanship."

        Great Little UL Overnighter

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This pack is a great option for an UL overnight. I was able to get the essentials in for an overnight trip and still come in at under 14 lbs. It forces you to think about what you are packing. 15 mile days and I felt like I had nothing on my back. This pack is definitely worth the investment, if you are looking to try a lighter set up.

        Perfect day pack

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        I walked for 3 weeks in the Himalayas with an Osprey Exos 58 and loved it, so thought I’d try the Talon 22 when it was time for a new day pack. I have not been disappointed. I’m currently using it on a two week trip to Montezuma, Costa Rica. I’ve mainly using it for short hikes to waterfalls, beaches and air travel. Rode a horse with it on my back for 4 hours and forgot it was even there. Did a 5 mi hike through the jungle in high heat and humidity. It was as cool on my back as a pack could be in those conditions. It expands and compresses to accommodate the load and it carries very comfortably. It feels light and balanced on my back and is very secure feeling with both the hip and sternum straps buckled. I’m looking forward to using on some longer day hikes, and think it would do well on a warm-weather overnight carrying ultralight gear. An all-round perfect day pack!

        Hey Williams, of all the packs Osprey does, the Talon and Tempest series are my favorites (Tempest being the women's version). So light and actually moves with you and is comfortable. Thank you for your great review!

        Leta
        Osprey Rep

        The best pack for Mountain Biking

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I admit it I carry a lot of stuff when I ride. I like to have jacket and all the necessary equipment to get me through the ride irregardlessable if I am riding local or on a 10 day bikepack. This pack carries it all and you don't even notice it. This is my second one, the first was so sun baked the fabric spontaneously tearing. Carry a lot or little this pack does it all and you won't even notice.

        All Day, Every Day!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I've had the same Talon 22 for the last 6 years. It's seen me through more addresses than fit on a rental application, and more hikes than could be counted on the whole office's fingers and toes. I love love love it!
        The first thing to notice is how light it is, without sacrificing structure and utility. The hip belt has pockets (for snacks), and is easily adjustable. The two smaller inside pockets are perfect for your headlamp/keys/snacks or whatever treasures you need to keep accessible.
        I really love the stretchy external pocket, a necessary stash spot for that extra layer as desert days heat up.
        I'm a big fan/critic of pockets--when they're in the right place, in the right fabric, it's the bee's knees. Osprey nailed the design of every tiny detail on this pack: the stretchy side pockets are easy to slip a Nalgene into while walking, and the hydration compartment easy to adjust and keep your water bladder in place.

        Truly, I cannot say enough good things about this pack! From an airplane carry-on to my roaming briefcase working Outdoor Education, the Talon 22 is just perfect.

        Do It All

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I love this pack, it has everything you need as far as features go along with top of the line comfort and ventilation. Osprey is king when it comes to adjustment and fit and the talon lives up to that reputation. Let me know if you have any questions on this or any other hiking gear!

        A backpack for everything

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I originally purchased this backpack because i thought it would be a good daypack for hikes and most adventures in general. After owning this pack for 3 years and going on countless adventures , from local trails to intense volcano trekking in costa rica this is my favorite bag because of its size and durability.

        My Go-To

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I have been an Osprey fan for a long time. This 22 liter pack is truly a perfect day pack. The lid lock holds a bike helmet, but also a climbing helmet. The storage is ample and organized without being overdone. Perhaps my favorite feature is the mesh front and side pocket material. It's extremely flexible and can keep an absurd amount of external gear at quick access. This material also shines on the hip belt pockets were a smartphone or clif bar easily fit. I recently fit a 30 m rope, harness, small rack, crampons, food for the day, three liter reservoir, random small stuff, down vest, and of course ice axe and trekking poles in this beast for a winter class 3/4 14er ascent in Colorado. Solid. Overall, super light, comfortable, well considered pack.