The Osprey Talon 33 Pack is a backcountry pack that provides the greatest hiking luxury ever: freedom from a poorly ventilated, sweaty back. The AirScape backpanel, molded ridge foam back, and air chimney are all integrated into this bag to provide optimized ventilation that will have you focused on the trail instead of the load you're carrying. The zippered map pocket makes sure your map is in easy reach, and this hydration compatible back will carry your water resevoir with ease. This top-loading bag features internal and external compression components that keep your load in place and makes sure it doesn't shift. I found out the hard way that rabbits don't like ranch dressing on their carrots.
A versatile hiking backpack that meets the needs of everyone from the expert fast and light backpacker to the do-it-in-a-day alpinist.
The Osprey Talon 33 is a versatile hiking backpack that meets the needs of everyone from the expert fast and light backpacker to the do-it-in-a-day alpinist. A top loading design with floating top pocket make it easy to pack your gear and keep it organized. The AirScape back panel with ridge molded foam and air chimneys combine with the BioStretch hipbelt and adjustable harness to create an extremely breathable suspension system. With an easy to access hydration compartment, stretch woven front pocket, stretch woven side pockets, and hipbelt pockets you’ll be able to quickly access your gear every time. The Talon series of hiking backpacks were built for multi-sport adventures.
• S/M: 1900 cubic inches; 31L; 1 lb. 15 oz.; 0.87 kg.
• M/L: 2000 cubic inches; 33L; 2 lbs.; 0.92 kg.
Dimensions are shown as length (height) x width x depth.
• 24 x 10 x 7 in.
• 61 x 25 x 17 cm
The Osprey Talon 33 is one seriously sharp-looking day pack, and its design goes beyond just rack appeal. Unlike most of the packs in its size class, the Talon offers an adjustable torso length, achieved using a Velcro-based system that lives behind the well-ventilated Airscape back panel. Given that adjustability, plus the ventilation, the razor-sharp design, and Osprey's lifetime guarantee, the Talon series shines very brightly indeed.
The Osprey Talon 33 pack offers light weight and sharp colors. It's designed for done-in-a-day adventures and overnight fastpacking trips.
|Access Type :||Top Loader|
|Adjustable torso:||33 liters|
|Array:||1000-1999 cu in|
|Average weight - metric:||Nylon|
|Backpack Style:||Multi-Day Pack|
|Capacity:||SM/MD 1900 cu. in. (31 li.), MD/LG 2000 cu. in. (33 li.)|
|Carrying Capacity:||Up to 30 lbs.|
|Dimension:||(H x W x D)|
|Dimensions:||24 x 10 x 7 in \ 61 x 25 x 17 cm|
|Fits Torso Length:||SM/MD - Less than 18 in|
|Fits torso:||1,900 cubic inches|
|Fits waist/hips:||2,000 cubic inches|
|Gear capacity (L):||Frameless|
|Gear capacity (cu. in.):||No|
|Hydration Bladder Included:||Not Included|
|Material:||Nylon and Lycra|
|Max Load Capacity:||30 lbs / 13 kg|
|Number of Pockets :||Zippered hipbelt pockets keep essentials close, Carry extras in the spacious stretch woven front pocket, Versatile stretch woven pockets carry extras.|
|Number of exterior pockets:||Yes|
|Pack Fabric (Primary):||70D nylon ripstop|
|Pack access:||0.92 kilograms|
|Pack loading:||0.87 kilograms|
|Raincover included:||16 - 18.5 inches|
|Sleeping Bag Compartment :||No|
|Suspended mesh back panel:||2 lbs.|
|Torso Fit :||Integrated harness and hipbelt strap keeper retention system|
|Torso Length:||S/M < 19 in.M/L > 19 in.|
|Trip Length:||Overnight (1-2 nights)|
|Use :||Hiking, Camping, Backpacking|
|Volume:||S/M 1900 cu. in.M/L 2000 cu. in.|
|Volume Range:||30-45 Liters|
|Waist Belt Fit :||Adjuatable|
|Weight:||SM/MD 1 lb. 14 oz. (0.85 kg.), MD/LG 2 lbs. 0 oz. (0.90 kg.)|
|Weight - metric:||31 liters|
|Weight Capacity:||Up to 30 lb.|
This is perhaps one of the most versatile packs I have ever owned, and I am on a life long quest for the perfect backpack. This pack is simple yet very sturdy, has just the right number of pockets for just about every activity. I have used it for dayhikes, a 3 day ultralight back packing trip, backcountry snowboarding, and standard urban traveling. Because it is so light weight, it is extremely comfortable. The stretchy material of the bag permits stretch, allowing you to stuff and compress with no significant problems. One thing I discovered is that the hydration compartment can actually fit a 13" MacBook Pro in a computer sleeve, which significantly increases the versatility of this pack. For backcountry types, this is much more lightweight than most standard snowpacks. The external front pocket is great for stowing your skins on the way down, the side pockets are great for stowing the poles and a water bottle (if you prefer over reservoirs). I just throw my BD Deploy 3 in the main compartment. There is plenty of room for everything else. You can even carry an ice-axe! The Airscape mesh back panel is not perfect, but does keep the air flowing better than standard back panels. The one thing I don't do is carry my snowboard on the pack. If I anticipate having to do that, I would use one of my more heavy duty packs. This one is not set up with the appropriate straps. I would also be concerned about the edges slicing through the fabric. Also note, this pack is not waterproof, so you may need a cover for it if planning to be in rainy weather.
I like the size of this pack and find it works well for fast packing and some short overnighters. Does not hold an incredible amount of gear/ clothing, but the size says it all. The shoulder straps are pretty comfortable for the moderate load in this pack. In the past I have had some problems with Osprey's chest straps breaking, and spoke with reps about this in the past and it was a common fault in a lot of the other lines and earlier versions. This pack does not seem to have any of the faults I would see in the past. the back of the pack is nice and flexible which I like ( I am not a big fan of the internal butterfly springs that are becoming very popular with Deuter and even some of the Osprey packs, I also thinks that cuts into your total volume). I Like the feel of this pack to my back, it really does conform and ride nicely. I do wish this pack had a larger diameter waist belt, I just like the feel of a big belt and with heavier loads distributes the weight better through the lower back and legs. Other than that this is a pretty decent pack. I have used it for day climbing trips and for fast packing on short 2 day trips. I am 5'10" 165 lbs and I bought the medium/large which fit me pretty well.
I was apprehensive as I waited for delivery. I ordered one from another three letter company that will remain nameless. I had a gift card... so sue me. Anyway, I do not always carry a water bottle but when I do I don't want it in my pack. This pack was purchased to keep my climbing gear and light pack stuff in. My old method was a stuff sack w/ cold water bottle inside and it always sweated on my gear. I don't like bladder systems much but this has a cool exterior pocket for that too. I was not sure this had side bottle holders... it does! Yay!!! The hiking pole holders and other inventions are beautiful design and well received. I saw one review where someone was blasting Osprey for the inability to put your cell phone in the little pocket on the shoulder strap. Why do you take a cell phone on a hike? Leave that electric leash at home. Gum fits. Snack bars fit. My E-trex Vista Garmin fits. Just saying. This pack rocks as a mid size and is bigger than you think. I would 3-4 day hike with this easy. Plenty roomy and I am 6'1 and 235
The Talon 33 is my weekend pack. I just completed the Black Mountain Crest Trail with it and it worked great. With a little planning and packing preparation I was able to fit three days of gear and food in it. It weighed in at 24 lbs and felt great on my back. It is very stable and comfortable, especially for a frameless pack. The pockets on the waits belt are sized just right and are very convenient. The small pockets on the shoulder straps are sized perfectly for an iPhone or GPS. I don't think the pack would handle any more than 25 lbs so this is definitely an ultra-lighter's pack. The straps are placed in just the right areas and make it possible to remove all shifting and movement from the payload. The materials are appropriately thin but seem durable. The back panel initially seems flimsy but after loading was surprisingly rigid. I cannot say enough good about this pack!
I bought one of these on clearout from REI last year for a Europe expedition and it far surpassed my expectations. Very comfortable with loads of adjustments and it holds a 3L water bladder perfectly. Tons of pockets and very strong, it held a 35mm digital camera, a netbook, all my accessories, a jacket, lunch and a few other goodies all very nicely. I would recommend a raincover as the material gets damp pretty easily and if you need your stuff to be completely dry it's not waterproof. Other than that I found no reason to want anything else; it's the perfect size for everything you would want in a daypack. I messed up buying the small/medium size, and should have got the medium/tall size since I have a long torso, but even so it was never uncomfortable, other than the waist strap being a little high. I'm buying another one (this time the large size)...highly recommended.
I just bought this pack a week ago, it is extremely comfortable, lightweight and stylish. BUT i go on hikes alot and such and yesterday, the second time i completely packed it up, the seems were already strained, and I am planning to take it back because it isnt as durable as I would like for a backpack over 100 dollars, and from Osprey. I was dissappointed.