Osprey Talon 22

Priced: $59.40 - $100.00 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 21 reviews.
Osprey Talon 22
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Color: Flame Orange
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Christy Sports $79.95
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Osprey Talon 22 -

"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.

FEATURES of the Osprey Talon 22 Pack.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Osprey Talon 22 Pack.


  • ErgoPull™ hipbelt closure
  • BioStretch™ Built-In Hipbelt-
  • Zippered stretch mesh pockets on hipbelt are large enough for your compact digital camera in one and snacks in the other


  • The Osprey Talon 22 Pack accommodates a variety of back lengths with an adjustable torso: just rip it, adjust it and stick it
  • Size - Volume - Weight


  • Zippered hip belt pockets keep essentials close


  • Patterned reflective graphic


  • Top stash pocket with key clip
  • Mesh-covered perforated harness with stretch energy gel pockets
  • Front stretch pocket is ideal for stashing jacket, helmet, book or other often-used gear


  • Twin stretch pockets on shoulder straps are sized to fit a cell phone, GPS or to just stash the end of your hydration tube


  • 210D dobby nylon
  • Carry extras in the spacious stretch woven front pocket
  • 70D x 100D mini shadow nylon
  • Versatile stretch woven side pockets carry other trailside goodies

Lining and Layers:

  • Mesh-lined, perforated shoulder straps and hipbelt save weight and enhance breathability
  • Panel-loading main compartment holds lunch, an extra layer of clothes and tools


  • Airscape™ backpanel + Ridge molded foam with air chimney for ventilation


  • Hydration Slot
  • Lightweight multi use pack with hydration sleeve and adjustable torso
  • Hydration compartment on the Osprey Talon 22 Pack is accessible from the exterior between the torso adjustment and pack compartment (reservoir sold separately)
  • External hydration compartment holds bladders up to 3 L


  • Slotted adjustable sternum strap with whistle buckle
  • Elastic stretch sternum strap
  • Lower InsideOut™ compression/carry straps


  • Panel loader
  • Blinker Patch
  • Stow-On-The-Go™ trekking pole attachment
  • Ice Axe Attachment secures axes to your pack quickly and easily
  • S/M - 1220cu in - 1lb 12oz
  • Tow loops included for adventure racing
  • LidLock™ helmet attachment
  • LidLock1
  • Lightweight Osprey AirScape™ back panel features molded foam ridges with air channels covered in airy mesh
  • Lid Loc accessory makes it easy to transport your bike helmet
  • M/L - 1343cu in - 1lb 13oz
  • Superlight YKK? buckles
  • Lidlock2
  • Ice tool attachment loops(s) with bungee tie offs
  • Talon Biostretch™ , mesh covered, die-cut slotted foam harness
You’re going for a personal record in your overnight desert run from the top of the canyon to the bottom and back. You need a pack that is high performance and lightweight and the Osprey Talon 22 Backpack is a great choice. It’s roomy enough to hold some clothing and extra food, but lightweight and compact, too, so it doesn’t get in the way of your climb. A separate pocket on the interior of the Talon 22 Backpack holds a hydration unit, sold separately, while side mesh pockets on the exterior have compression straps for holding equipment tight to the pack. There’s also an ice ax attachment for winter climbing and a rain cover for keeping your pack dry in rainy weather. Tiny pockets on the harness and hip belt are perfect for storing maps, compass and electronic devices, while cushioned padding makes this pack so comfortable. On the go and moving fast along the trail, you need the Osprey Talon 22.

Designed to accommodate a multitude of outdoor activities, the popular Talon 22 Daypack by Osprey a is versatile, multi-sport pack that's updated for lighter weight and features design adjustments to make it even more comfortable. The AirScape backpanel provides flexible support and breathability to combat heat build-up between your back and the pack body. It includes removable top lid for light trekking, hydration sleeve, adjustable harness and numerous pockets and storage options that make the Talon 22 a great choice for all your daily adventures.

Christy Sports

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.

Blinker Patch.
Hipbelt Pockets.
Hydration Slot.
Stretch Woven Front Pocket.
Stretch Woven Side Pockets.
Tow Loop.
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

The perfect bag for all-day mountain biking, hiking or adventure racing.
Spacious panel loading pack.
Two torso sizes and an adjustable harness to provide a more comfortable custom fit.
Side compression straps.
Top zippered mesh pocket.
Front and side stretch woven pockets to keep items secure.
Zippered hip belt pockets to keep essentials close.
Hydration compatible.
the hydration slot is easily accessible and holds up to a three-liter reservoir.
Osprey will repair for any reason, free of charge, any damage or defect in their product − whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday. If they are unable to perform a functional repair on your pack, Osprey will happily replace it.
Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
The Talon 22 is a versatile, panel loading technical daypack ideal for day hiking, adventure racing and a wide range of outdoor pursuits.

Updated with lighter weight and enhanced comfort, the The Osprey Talon 22 Pack excels for your done-in-a-day pursuits. It's designed to accommodate a multitude of outdoor activities.



The ever-popular Talon Series has truly become Osprey’s legacy pack and has defined the market category of lightweight, high-performance, multi-sport packs. Osprey was careful to maintain all the features, fit and style that have contributed to its success, while making updates that include lighter weight, design adjustments to enhance comfort in each volume and to address minor issues identified by our customers and testers.

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Review RatingNumber of Reviews
Adjustable torso:22 liters
Backpack Features:Hydration Compatible, Top Loader
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:21 in x 10 in x 9 in
Fabric:70D x 100D mini shadow nylon, 210D dobby nylon
Fits torso:1,200 cubic inches
Fits waist/hips:1,300 cubic inches
Frame material:1 lb. 8 oz.
Frame type:Hiking
Gear capacity (L):Frameless
Gear capacity (cu. in.):No
Hydration Bladder Included:Not Included
Hydration Compatible:Yes
Laptop Sleeve:None
Material:70D x 100D Nylon shadow check, 160D x 330D Nylon shadow box
Max Load Capacity:25 lbs / 11 kg
Middle Width:12 1⁄2 in
Number of exterior pockets:16 - 18.5 inches
Number of pockets:7
Number of stays:0.64 kilograms
Organizer Panel:No
Pack Fabric (Primary):70D nylon ripstop
Pack Size:1000-1999 cu in
Pack access:Yes
Pack loading:Yes
Padded Laptop Compartment:No
Raincover included:30 - 34 inches
Size:S-M, M- L
Sleeping bag compartment:18 - 20.5 inches
Sunglasses Pocket, Lined:No
Suspended mesh back panel:0.68 kilograms
Torso Length:S/M <19 in.M/L >19 in.
Volume:S/M 1220 cu. in.(20 L)M/L 1343 cu. in. (22 L)
Volume Range:20-24 liters
Waist Belt:Yes
Weight:SM/MD 1 lb. 12 oz. (0.79 kilograms), MD/LG 1 lb. 13 oz (0.81 kilograms)
Weight - metric:20 liters
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Osprey Talon 22 Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Great update

I previously owned last years model and this years has many improvements. First you will find much less straps dangling, creating a much cleaner bag. The Talon is very comfortable and has good adjustment. This year they have added hiking pole "stow n go", which is great that I utilize quite often. I use this pack every weekend for day hikes and carries very well. It has good storage, allowing layers for winter months.

I also bought the Osprey rain cover, they recommend the small but that will fit up to a 40 liter pack, way to big. I bought the extra small and it fit just right.

The one thing I don't like is the length of the waist strap. I have a 34" waist and it has to be fully extended just to buckle. The good news, I contacted Osprey and they sent me a longer set. This is a great pack that I plan on using for a long time.
TomG123 at REI on 12/12/2013

An excellent day pack

I chose this backpack after borrowing one from a friend for a series of 20+ mile mountainous hikes for two weeks. By the end of the trip I did not even feel like I had a pack on my back after a hike. After being impressed by its performance, degree of comfort, and excellent distribution of weight, I decided to purchase it for myself. No major complaints about the purchase, have been more than satisfied with the product. The only down side is that the bottom of the pack is remarkably thin. I had not noticed this in my friend's pack, but carrying a few books or a straight edged laptop it was noticable. It has been less than one month and I have already gotten a small puncture with minimal impact everyday use. I would recommend this product for sure, but might suggest inserting an additional layer of padding at the bottom to be sure to prevent a tear/puncture.
Styrax at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 09/09/2012

awesome backpack!

I have last year's model Talon 22 which I love; I bought the 2011 version as a gift for a friend who was envious of mine, needless to say, he loves his as well (he uses it for hiking and mountain biking). The storage is great; the convenient little pockets are perfect for items you want to get to easily. The adjustment straps are great for making the pack fit you well (along with the 2 size options) and you don't end up with the long straps getting in your way. The pack is very lightweight, but strong and being able to add the H2O pack is great.
Beth at SummitHut.com on 03/03/2011
I needed a day pack for daily activities, to take to work, as well as a pack I could take on daily hikes and mountain biking. After looking around online as well as in stores, I decided on this one. It's everything I needed and much more. The Talon 22 looks small, but I'm able to pack whatever I need in it without problems. Some packs out there look small and act small, but this pack looks small but acts big. Also, as some reviews I read, it is EXTREMELY comfortable. I love everything about it. It is no wonder it received Editor's Choice.
Ric - customer at Zappos.com on 08/05/2013

Great pack, great value[...]

This is a great pack and Osprey is a great company. I own three other packs from them.

I had this eyed for several months because I want more space for some longer dayhikes. Then I found it on sale at a super great price here at Summit Hut.

The only (minor) neg is it's a top loader with one big main compartmnet. My smaller day pack has a divider in the main compartment and several other compartments, makes organization and retrieval a snap.
day hiker at SummitHut.com on 04/04/2011
Unbelievable product. Osprey makes the most comfortable day packs and this pack is no exception. I tried on 10 packs and this Osprey pack was the hands down winner. Have completed 25 mile day hikes with this pack and I forget its on. Very light, very snug fit. The only negative for me is that I think there are too many accessory compartments; just a few would do. Great product overall; highly recommend.
Woodie D - customer at Zappos.com on 05/16/2010

Osprey gets &quot;it&quot;.

This is an excellent pack for day hikes. Osprey gets it right by creating a pack that is durable and highly adjustable. It literally feels like its part of you, with little to no weight on the shoulders. It has all the bell and whistles. With easy to access pockets, gear is at your fingertips. Any packs by Osprey will be a great buy with no regrets.
Renee at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 03/03/2013
Very comfortable backpack! I can carry three liters of water and hardly feel the weight. Love the adjustable height option, and the pockets on the hip belt come in handy for small items like tissue, sunscreen, etc. FYI there is an attachable magnet loosely included that isn't mentioned and I almost didn't see--it is for the optional Osprey hydro pack. Great backpack! Love Zappos!
Cathy B - customer at Zappos.com on 06/29/2011

A Great Daypack

I was looking for a smaller daypack to use in the summer. I have a 44 liter pack for winter hiking. The Talon 22 is very comfortable and I can still carry a rain jacket, fleece, plus usual misc gear. The only thing I would change is make the hip pockets larger, and not so far in the rear.
Peak Bagger at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 09/09/2013
This backpack is very adjustable and extremely light. The special fabric against your back breathes quite well so it stays comfortable even after you get warm. First use of this backpack was a vacation to Hawaii and it worked great both on the plane and for outdoor activities. And I happen to love the iris color too.
A C - customer at Zappos.com on 05/18/2013

Neutral Reviews:


Felt clumsy to use. Hard to organize things.
But support on hips was terrific.
Mari at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 10/10/2013