"The Osprey Talon 22 is the ultimate festy pack. Not only does it have great stash pockets, but it also has a whistle built into the front clip! Who doesn't love a whistle? It can hold up to a 3L reservoir which is great for long hot days in the sunshine, and along with a separate reservoir sleeve, the pack can hold a light jacket, some munchies and your concert schedule. My Talon pack has basically become my best friend, and now I never travel to a show without it."
The Osprey Talon 22 pack is a day pack made for day hikes and short trips, but feel free to use it to run errands or to win your local coolest backpack ever contest. If that exists somewhere, let us know. With stretch pockets on the side and back, this pack will fit all of your snacks, rain gear, and even your hydration bladder. The pack is fully adjustable, with an adjustable hipbelt and sternum strap. Forget about having a sweaty back after wearing this pack, thanks to the ventilation from the backpanel with an air chimney. Plus it comes in some pretty sweet colors.
The Osprey Talon 22 is a spacious panel loader that will carry all you need for a day of fast paced fun or a serious day adventure, mountain biking, or adventure race. A large mesh lined slash pocket keeps valuables separate and organized.
Stretch Woven Front Pocket.
Stretch Woven Side Pockets.
Size cu. in. liter lbs/oz kg.
S/M 1220 20 1/12 0.79.
M/L 1343 22 1/13 0.81
Dimensions are shown as length (height) x width x depth.
21 x 10 x 6 in.
53 x 26 x 17 cm
Ideal for day hiking, adventure racing and other active pursuits, the Osprey Talon 22 is sleek and functional. Despite weighing less than 2 pounds, the Talon 22 is capable of comfortably carrying loads of up to 25 pounds.
The Osprey Talon 22 Backpack is a fully-stocked daypack that's ready for all sorts of summer adventures. This panel-loading pack lets you easily access the contents without having to fully remove the pack. The harness is adjustable so you can get the most comfortable fit, and you even get a hydration compartment to make hot-weather treks more enjoyable.
The Osprey Talon 22 pack is perfect for all your done-in-a-day pursuits. It's designed to accommodate a multitude of outdoor activities.
Flying down a trail can be rough on your gear. The Talon 22 pack grips your gear, holds all your tools tight, and lets you concentrate on just the challenge in front of you. Get ready to ride with an easy to load hydration sleeve, Lidlock to carry your helmet when not riding, and a blinker patch for your safety light.
|Adjustable Torso Length:||16" - 18.5" (S/M)|
|Array:||1000-1999 cu in|
|Average weight - metric:||0.79 / 0.81 kilograms|
|Backpack Style:||Technical Daypack|
|Bottom Width:||11 1⁄2 in|
|Capacity:||SM/MD 1200 cubic inches (20 liters), MD/LG 1300 cubic inches (22 liters)|
|Carrying Capacity:||Up to 25 lbs.|
|Cell Phone Pocket/Sleeve:||No|
|Depth:||6 3⁄4 in|
|Dimension:||(H x W x D)|
|Dimensions:||Small/Medium: 21" x 10" x 6" Medium/Large: 21" x 10" x 6"|
|Empty Weight:||1 lb 11 oz|
|Fabric:||70D x 100D Nylon Shadow Check, Stretch woven nylon with lycra, 160D x 330D nylon shadow box|
|Fits Torso:||Small/Medium: <19" Medium/Large: >19"|
|Fits Torso Length:||SM/MD - Less than 18 in|
|Fits waist/hips:||30 - 34 / 33+ inches|
|Gear capacity (L):||20 / 22 liters|
|Gear capacity (cu. in.):||1,200 / 1,300 cubic inches|
|Hip Belt Measurement:||32"+|
|Hydration Bladder Included:||Not Included|
|Ice Axe Loops:||no|
|Item Weight:||Small/Medium: 1 lb 12 oz Medium/Large: 1 lb 13 oz|
|Load Range:||Comfort Weight: 20 lbs ; Maximum Weight: 35-45 lbs|
|M/L:||1343 cu in, 1 lb 13 oz|
|Material:||70D x 100D Nylon Shadow Check, 160D x 330D Nylon Shadow Box, Stretch woven Nylon with Lycra|
|Max Load Capacity:||25 lbs / 11 kg|
|Maximum Weight:||25 lb|
|Middle Width:||12 1⁄2 in|
|Number of exterior pockets:||4 + main compartment|
|Number of stays:||0|
|Pack Fabric (Primary):||70D nylon ripstop|
|Padded Laptop Compartment:||No|
|Primary Access:||Front Panel Access|
|Recommended Use:||Day Hiking|
|S/M:||1220 cu in, 1 lb 12 oz|
|Ski / Snowboard Carrier:||no|
|Sleeping bag compartment:||No|
|Sternum Strap:||Yes; Adjustable Position|
|Sunglasses Pocket, Lined:||No|
|Suspended mesh back panel:||No|
|Torso Length:||S/M <19 in.M/L >19 in.|
|Trekking Pole Loops:||no|
|Volume:||Small/Medium: 1200 cu in Medium/Large: 1300 cu in|
|Volume Range:||20 - 25 Liters|
|Weight:||SM/MD 1 lb. 12 oz. (0.79 kilograms), MD/LG 1 lb. 13 oz (0.81 kilograms)|
|Weight - metric:||0.79 / 0.81 kilograms|
Overall, the Talon is a phenomenal daypack. I use it for day hiking in the Adirondack high peaks area and Mountain Biking. It has plenty of room for 3 season equipment (I haven't tried it in winter yet, and compresses well to adjust to smaller loads. The side pockets are small, especially when the main compartment is full, so Nalgenes are a difficult (though not impossible) fit. My 3L Camelbak fits into the outer hydration area without much trouble. The hydration bladder does pull down on the top of the pack when attached to the loop provided, but it doesn't affect the fit of the pack. It may, however lead to a premature tear of the top fabric down the road. The harness and hipbelt pockets are huge plus, offering access to snacks, gps, camera, etc without having to stop. My only complaint is that there is an odd pressure point in the back panel as a result of using the pack (M/L model) adjusted to my longer torso (21.5"). I have to extend the adjustable back to its maximum position, and it results in a ridge that presses in horizontally on my upper back, where the fixed back panel ends, and the extended back panel begins. I have talked to another hiker with a long torso, and he solved this same issue by going up to the Talon 33, which apparently has a slightly longer back panel.
This pack was way too small for what I needed, though it's a beautiful pack, very comfortable with it's back design. One big thing was that I liked the side pockets in the waist strap. However, I was worried about whether my phone would fit. It does! However... I couldn't get good advice by talking to customer service or even get educated on the size (liters OR cu in) to look for; the three packs they recommended were all almost 1/2 the size I described that I needed -- to carry laptop, reading materials, a light jacket, food and beverage for a long flight, then to use as a hiking daypack. I now realize, thanks to researching my daughter's North Face Recon (which is exactly the right size) that I need about 1700 cu in or 28 liters. Now I've sent them all back and am just borrowing hers for the trip :)
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.
Not a huge fan. Incredibly lightweight which is fantastic, but I think Osprey compromised too much. Gripe #1: side compression straps. They're so low that they do nothing for the top half of your pack. If you want your load compressed at all then you're going to be out of luck. Gripe #2: top pocket. There is one large main compartment and the small upper pocket hangs inside the main. This is fine if you have nothing in the top pocket. However, this is literally the only place on the bag to put smallish items like sunglasses, phone, lunch, and have it be secure. Unfortunately, once this pocket fills up (which happened very quickly), it blocks the entry into the main compartment somewhat. The pack is great if all you're carrying is a couple extra layers and don't have any small belongings. I can picture this pack being great for some, but I needed something with more practical design and a much better compression / attachment system. It would have only cost a couple ounces to add additional compression straps and bottom pack straps, and it would have made HUGE improvements to the functionality of the bag. Returned. The lack of versatility isn't worth dropping a few ounces IMO. I may give the Osprey Manta a try...