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.
DECENT FEATURES of the Osprey Talon 33 Pack
Patterned Talon reflective graphic
Superlight YKK buckles
Diecut vented EVA harness
Softer elastic binding - hip and harness
Side stretch woven pockets
Blinker light attachment
External hydration sleeve
Top loader with single drawcord
Fixed top lid with zippered top pocket
Under-lid zippered mesh map pocket
Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment
Dual ice tool loops with bungee tool tie-offs
Talon BioStretch Adjustable Harness
Torso adjustable sizes, S/M, M/L
Slotted adjustable sternum strap with whistle buckle
Stretch woven energy gel pockets
AirScape Backpanel with Ridge-Molded Foam and Air Chimney
Creates a lightweight, yet supportive and ventilated backpanel
BioStretch Built-in Hipbelt
Mesh covered, slotted foam hip belt
Zippered stretch mesh hipbelt pockets
ErgoPull hipbelt closure
70D x 100D nylon shadow check
160D x 330D nylon shadow box
Stretch woven nylon with lycra
Dimension: (H x W x D): 25 x 13 x 9" / 64 x 33 x 24 cm
The SPECS for S/M
Volume: 1892 cubic inches / 31 liter
Weight: 1 lb 13 oz / 0.82 kg
The SPECS for M/L
Volume: 2014 cubic inches / 33 liter
Weight: 1 lb 15 oz / 0.87 kg
OVERSIZE ITEM: We cannot ship this product by any expedited shipping method (3-Day, 2-Day or Next Day). Even if you pick that option, it will still go Ground Shipping. Sorry for being so mean.
I use it for school books during the week and adventure stuff on the weekend. Great if you need to pack a few clothes to go somewhere for a couple days or if you want to pack a bunch of gear in for camping! Pouch on the front is kind of weird. Stuff likes to fall out but its good for gloves or a hat. Not really a need for the waist pockets unless you want to put a flash light or your keys in there. Breast pockets are perfect for a knife to have on hand and the whistle across the center strap is just plain cool!
I eyed this bag up for 2 years before I finally bought it. Every review is absolutely glowing, however...1. The top pouch is extremely impractical. It has a ton of room inside, but the zipper is barely wide enough to get an ungloved hand inside which made it very frustrating to get anything out without taking everything out. 2. The side pouches are almost useless. 3. I have a 33" waist and there is an awkward amount of extra hip belt leftover once tight. The hip pockets and chest pockets are great, however, and the reservoir holder is ultra convenient.
This pack is great! It looks smaller than it is. It's small enough I can wear it to classes as a laptop bag, but when you extend the straps and set it up to pack, you can put an insane amount of stuff in this bag. This bag could easily be taken on a 2-3 day trek if you pack light. I love this bag! I have a the larger of the two sizes and I was told I am right in the middle of the two sizes. I'm 6'0ft and have a longer torso, so if you are above I say go with the larger, and vise versa. All around this is the best daypack I've ever had. Osprey specializes in bags, don't spend the same amount of money for a patagonia, or north face bag. You will not get the same quality.
This is a pretty outstanding pack. The top-loader design is nice for packing my rope and all my gear in, though if something works its way to the bottom, you'll have to pull everything out to get to it. The draw straps are a nice touch, as you can cinch everything down and keep the weight close to your body. Straps aren't super padded, but sufficient for the weight this pack can carry....I would say 30lbs would be pushing it. My biggest complaint is I take this to the crag alot, and I don't think the bottom of the bag is going to hold up very long on the rocks, as the nylon is pretty thin. That said, it does aid in the light weight of the pack....overall I really like it.