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Osprey Men's Talon 6 Lumbar Pack

Osprey Men's Talon 6 Lumbar Pack is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 10.
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Product Description Item No.   10333357

The Osprey Men's Talon 6 Lumbar Pack is a hiking pack for lightweight day trips. This lumbar pack holsters dual water bottles while hanging onto a few important items in the main compartment. You know, like plenty of Skittles so you can make a trail for the way back home. Just kidding, really don't do that. Eat them instead and pack out your trash. Or just stick a granola bar in there and maybe a ridiculously ultralight jacket. Sorry I rambled.

FEATURES of the Osprey Men's Talon 6 Lumbar Pack

  • External hydration sleeve
  • Two zippered hipbelt pockets
  • Lumbar pack with dual zippered panel access to main compartment
  • Front panel zippered stash pocket
  • Padded bottle sleeves with bungee retaining straps
  • Horizontal StraightJacket compression straps
  • Two 570 ml BPA-free PackBottles included

- + Product Specifications
Features: Hip Belt Pockets, Compression Straps
Weight: 11.8 oz
Fabric Details: 100D Nylon Mini Shadow Brick
Packed Dimensions: 8 x 12 x 8 in.
Pack Fabric: Nylon
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Gender: Mens
Best Use: Backpacking, Hiking
Pack Capacity: 6 Liters / 366 Cubic inches
Trip Length: Expedition
Frame Type: Frameless
Pack Access: Top
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad... I wanted something for mountain biking. I've been doing the hydration pack on long rides and on short rides just stuffing stuff into my pockets. That got old. So I ordered this pack. It works out. It doesn't fit snug to my back, rather the top isn't flush. I thought it would be an issue, but it's okay. I switched out the oddly shaped Osprey bottles for something softer and larger. While I can't get the bike water bottles out as easier, they are much easier to squeeze and I can carry more water. My biggest complaint with this pack is it's too big. Carrying a multi tool, tube, CO2, wallet and phone, I don't feel like I ca get it snug enough against my body, though to be honest, it hasn't been an issue when using it. So all in all, it's okay. Not overwhelmed but it does what I want of it. Maybe when Osprey releases their bike specific one, I'll try it.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from osprey men's talon 6 lumbar pack I bought this pack because I injured my shoulder & a back pack was not going to work. This lumbar pack carries a surprising amount of things. I mainly use it for traveling back & forth between cities in WA state. Works good for all the walking I do. Would prefer the waist strap be thicker. Pack does not sag outward - yeah. Good purchase!
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Could be better The strap (and buckle) is too thin and it gets uncomfortable when fully loaded. Curved bottles are not practical, I changed them to 0.5 L bottles. Side pockets sit in the back (not at the sides) and are not easily accessible. side pockets are bigger than expected, I put a lot of stuff in there: mobile, wallet, foldable water bowl, map, etc. the main compartment is roomie. I use it for trail running and day hikes. The thin strap makes it uncomfortable for long hikes (or runs) but good for biking.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yes, would buy it again Purchased this for a trip where I was going to be doing a lot of day hiking. I was able to carry most of the gear that I wanted to carry with no problems. The two pockets on the hip belt are useful for small item (point and shoot camera, insect repellent, small first aid kit, etc. The bottles do not stand up on their own, however, this was not a problem for me. The main compartment held my wind breaker/rain jacket and a few other small items. My main complaint would be to have a wider hip belt, maybe 2 inches wide.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well balanced and comfortable Is any lumbar pack worth $75? If so, the Osprey Men's Talon 6 lumbar pack is the one. It is the perfect size for day hikes with ample room for sandwiches and other essential supplies. I like the side pockets for carrying my wallet, flashlight and pocket knife that I don't want near my food. The construction of the pack is first rate. Seams are strong and the zippers function well. The reinforced back ensure a balanced support. Speaking of balance, I was surprised at how, fully loaded, I could barely tell I was carrying a fully loaded pack. I've seen complaints that the straps are too narrow, but I did not find that to be uncomfortable at all. The included water bottles are a little weird. The bottoms are contoured to follow the shape of the pack. That means that you cannot set them down on a flat surface. Beyond price, that is my only complaint; albeit a minor one. I've used the pack on several strenuous mountain trails. I am not a runner, and therefore cannot vouch for the stability of the pack while running.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not very impressive Looks nice, but could have been so much better. If carrying the entire load on a lumbar/waist pack, using a 1-inch strap and buckle for the waist is insufficient and uncomfortable. Side pockets should be larger. 6L is just not quite enough room in the main compartment, a bit more volume would have been better. The silly small curved bottles are not useful, I will be using larger round bottles, which fit but further eat into the internal volume. This is the first Osprey product that I have found disappointing, I have six other Osprey packs.
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice pack I bought this as a gift for my husband so he could carry our water when we go hiking. This will be perfect as it is a nice size and comfortable to wear. The water bottles hold just the right amount of water for the two of us. With hot weather coming up this fits the bill. Well made product.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Almost got it right - dissappointed I've had many lumbar type packs over the years and love the freedom of movement they provide. Osprey had the right idea but missed the boat on a few things which make this pack a bit frustrating. One strong point is the ventilated rigid back panel which keeps the load close to your back with out much sag like other similar packs tend to do. The bag width should be a bit more so you can use the standard size Podium water bottles without cramping the interior. I suggest losing the small tapered ones they provide, which certainly up the cost which IMHO is too much already. The top handle is strangely placed between the two pouch zippers making it impossible to open the main zipper if the pack is hanging by the handle, which mine often is. It also needs a small pocket inside the main pouch for cash etc. The narrow belt and clasp are too thin which makes it more difficult to connect and adjust and it ain't very comfortable against my belly either.
Date published: 2017-04-25
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Have you received the 2018 version?  If so, did they change the strap?

Asked by: jackie50
Hey there! We do not have any in the warehouse, but from the stock new season images, I am not seeing a terribly big change in the waist strap at this time.
Answered by: Scrubba Dub
Date published: 2018-06-07

Has it been confirmed anywhere that the 2018 version has a wider belt as mentioned below? I am curious if I should purchase this one or wait for the 2018.

Asked by: Doug
Hey Doug! The hip belt is still fairly thin. Check it out here:
Answered by: Scrubba Dub
Date published: 2018-06-05

Is this a 2017 or 2018 model? I heard that the newer model has a wider belt,

Asked by: Anonymous
Hi there, thanks for your question! This is the Spring 2017 version. We haven't received the new version yet. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Alice in Wanderland
Date published: 2018-04-02
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- + Size Guide

Osprey Men's Talon 6 Lumbar Pack

Size One Size
Torso Range 16 - 23" / 40.5 - 58.5 cm
Volume / Pack Capacity 6 liters / 366 cubic inches
Dimensions 7.9 x 11.8 x 8.3 in.
Weight 0.739 lbs
Hipbelt 25 - 50" / 64 - 127 cm

Please note that the info provided above refers to the torso size the pack will fit, and NOT any dimensions of the pack. Below are some steps for how to get your torso length. You should have someone help take this measurement for you so it is accurate.

• Start at the iliac crest, which is the top of the hipbones on the side of your body. These act like a shelf for supporting a pack hipbelt.
• From this level on your spine, measure to the C7 vertebrae, the knobby bone at the base of your neck when you put your head down.
• Make sure you keep your back as straight as possible while measuring.
• This torso measurement determines what size Osprey pack you should carry. Refer to the size chart above to find your ideal size.
• If you are in between sizes, it is ideal to try them both on before ordering.

• Measure around your hips at your iliac crest, NOT your waist.
• A properly fitted hipbelt rides centered over the hipbones and needs to be very snug.
• The padded portion should wrap well around your hips, leaving a gap of 3 to 6 inches between the tips of the both hip pads when securely tightened.
• Refer to the Hipbelt size info above to help determine your ideal pack size, but again, your torso length is what should determine your pack size, NOT the hipbelt.

- + Warranty Info

ALL MIGHTY GUARANTEE - Osprey's Lifetime Warranty

When Osprey celebrated their 35th anniversary in 2009 they launched The Osprey All Mighty Guarantee. What that means to you is ANY Osprey product purchased at ANY time is covered. Any product, any reason, any era - the all encompassing Osprey lifetime warranty ensures their dedication to superior design, craftsmanship and quality of their products is backed up by their actions to replace or repair a pack so it lasts a lifetime. Or two.

Here are some details.... Osprey will repair for any reason, free of charge, any damage or defect in their products, whether it was purchased back in 1974, or ordered right now from this site. If they are unable to perform a functional repair on your pack, they will happily replace it. Osprey proudly stands behind the All Mighty Guarantee, so much so that it bears the signature of company founder and head designer, Mike Pfotenhauer.

Some Osprey All Mighty Guarantee FAQs:

What do I do if my Osprey pack needs to be repaired?
If you live in the United States and need a repair done on your Osprey pack, you will first need to obtain a Return Authorization number. You can do this by reaching their Returns Department at 866-314-3130, or using the information that is provided with a new Osprey pack.

What do I do if I just need a replacement pack part like a buckle?
Give Osprey a call at 866-314-3130 and they will take care of you.

How long will it take?
You can tell Osprey you need the pack returned by a certain date when you request a Return Authorization number, and they will do their absolute best to meet that deadline.

What if my pack is super dirty and stinks?
Clean it before you send it to Osprey to get repaired. The real reason is that there is a law that says if your gear is too dirty or odiferous (smelly), Osprey is not allowed to repair it and will just return it to you.

Do I have to pay for shipping?
A little bit. You are responsible for the cost of shipping the pack to Osprey, and they will pay shipping to return the pack via UPS or FedEx. Osprey cannot be held responsible if packages get lost in transit, so make sure you get a tracking number when you ship your pack out. Also, if you use expedited shipping be sure to let Osprey know (866-314-3130). They, in turn, will give your pack priority processing and return it using a similar expedited shipping method.

Do I have to register my pack to take advantage of this incredible guarantee, and/or need to be the original owner of my Osprey pack?
No! Osprey's All Mighty Guarantee is truly ALL MIGHTY. If you own an Osprey pack that needs to be repaired they will repair or replace it.

JUST A HEADS UP: If your Osprey product is not repairable and is replaced, the original product will not be returned to you. They will try really really hard to repair your pack, but if they are unable to make a functional repair, they will replace it. For products that are no longer in production you will be contacted by Osprey to discuss replacement options.

All good answers. So what is NOT covered?
• Osprey program packs or any Osprey pack used by outdoor programs are ONLY covered under Osprey's Program Pack Warranty, NOT AMG.
• Size and/or fit issues. Make sure you buy a pack that fits. Check out the size guide on Osprey product pages for more info.
• Personal preferences like colors you don't like, style of the pack, or not enough/too much room in your pack. Check the product description, features, specifications, and size guide to make sure you are ordering the right pack for you.
• Third party Repairs or replacements. Send your Osprey pack to Osprey and Osprey only to get fixed. Easy as that. And don't try fixing things yourself.
• Cosmetic wear and tear including any reasonable aging of your pack that affects only the appearance and not the function of your pack. Be proud of those scars!
• B.A.M.G. (Before All Mighty Guarantee) Repair Work. The All Mighty Guarantee applies only to repairs requested on or after January 1, 2009.
• A Osprey Hydraulics reservoir is covered by a limited 1-year warranty, which is the reasonable lifespan of a reservoir. Pouring and storing of warm/hot or boiling water in your reservoir WILL VOID your warranty, so don't do that. Reservoirs are NOT designed to contain or handle liquids at temperature.