Thacher Karnerwrote a review of Osprey Packs Talon 22 Backpack - 1200-1300cu in on February 22, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've used this backpack not for hiking, but for carrying my computer, notes and other things for classes in Boston. I really like that it has comfortable shoulder straps and a spring-loaded chest strap. When I'm wearing it, It doesn't feel like I have a backpack on at all - the mesh touching my back makes the backpack contour to my back perfectly and keeps it from sweating. Although I haven't used the waist strap much, it is good that it is able to be stashed out of the way. The only downside is that the rigid plastic that keeps the mesh taut takes up a significant amount of space inside the backpack. I can still fit everything I want inside the pack, but it does take up some space. Overall it is one of the best backpacks ever.