Ideal for day hiking adventure racing and other active pursuits the Osprey Talon 22 pack is sleek and functional. Despite weighing just over a pound and a half the pack is capable of comfortably carrying loads of up to 20 pounds.
The AirScape backpanel lends the pack flexible support and maximum breathability for combatting heat build-up between your back and the pack body. The adjustable Biostretch hipbelt and harness are padded with die-cut foam and covered in mesh to keep weight to a minimum. Together they enhance comfort and optimize fit. Further enhancing fit the hipbelt utilizes an ErgoPull closure that draws tension along the top and the bottom of the belt. Accommodating hikers of varying size the pack is available in Small/Medium (fits torso lengths ranging from 16”-20”) and Medium/Large (19”-23”) size options.
The storage capacity of the Small/Medium pack is 1220 cubic inches and the Medium/Large has a 1343 cubic inch capacity. In addition to the main panel-loading compartment a large front stretch shove-it pocket side stretch woven pockets and a small zippered top pocket offer organizational options. Large zippered pockets on the hipbelt offer quick and easy access to smaller gear and trail essentials.
Other features include a single Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment on the shoulder strap a single ice tool attachment with a bungee tie-off and an integrated LidLock clip that securely stows a helmet. A lined exterior compartment makes the pack hydration compatible (hydration system sold separately) and makes it possible to refill your reservoir without having to access the interior of the pack.
The Osprey Talon 22 day pack is available in your choice of size and color options.
- Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment
- Lower InsideOut compression straps
- Side stretch mesh pockets
- External hydration sleeve
- Stretch mesh harness stash pocket
- Two zippered hipbelt pockets
- Dual zippered panel access to main compartment
- Large stretch mesh front panel pocket
- Top panel zippered stash pocket
- LidLock helmet attachment
- Dual ice tool loops with bungie tie-offs
Best Use Hiking Access Panel Loading Warranty Limited Lifetime Volume Small/Medium: 1220 cu in
Medium/Large: 1343 cu in
Type Day Pack Sternum Strap Yes; Adjustable Maximum Weight 20 lbs Material Main: 70D x 100D Nylon Mini Shadow Brick
Accent: 420HD Nylon Packcloth
Bottom: 420HD Nylon Packcloth
Item Weight Small/Medium: 1.34 lbs
Medium/Large: 1.79 lbs
Hydration Compatible Yes Fits Torso Small/Medium: 16"-20"
Dimensions 20" x 11" x 11"
Real Customer Reviews
- Picked this over Stratos 24
Likes: I was looking for a mid-size day pack that has some basic hiking features like a tool loop and hydration pocket. I was on the fence between this and the Osprey Stratos 24. So I ordered both to see which I liked better.
I packed them up with supplies for a day hike: my 3L hydration bladder, a first aid kid, some clothing and rain gear, and other basics.
Both have adjustments for sizing and once I got them dialed in they were both very comfortable. The Talon was about a pound lighter, but it isn’t that noticeable. I preferred the Talon waistbelt, it’s not as countoured as the Stratos. I sometimes throw this bag over one shoulder as a quick carrying around and when I do that, this hip belt doesn’t really get in the way and I don’t need to clip it on. It can just tuck behind my back instead. The 2L size difference between this and the Stratos wasn’t a big deal. I liked that the hydration port for this is external, so I don’t have to open the main compartment.
Dislikes: The “load lifter” straps near the shoulders get in the way a bit when sliding the hydration bladder into the back pocket. You have to kind of tuck the corners of your bladder back in to get it to slide in. (Might not be an issue if you have a narrow bladder. I use a source 3L and it’s pretty wide.)
If you don’t use a bladder, or have one that you can fill without removing from the pack, this probably won’t bother you very much.
The zippers can occasionally snag on the little rain flap a bit, but if you fold that back when using the zippers to get it out of they way, you can solve that issue.
This pack doesn’t come with a rain cover like many of the other Osprey packs. However my old pack didn’t have one and I rarely needed one before so for me I think that is a feature that seems like but I don’t really need. I can put items in a trash bag or watertight sack inside the pack if necessary.
Likes: good bag
breathability on back panel is good for me
Dislikes: too big for lite hiking
- Nice day pack
Likes: Very comfortable, Adjustability of suspension system, breathability of next-to-skin areas, durable materials; very usable; liked the color
Dislikes: Could be a little bigger, but I think this will do.
- Great Day Pack
Likes: Adjustability of suspension system, breathability of next-to-skin areas, durable materials, clean/simple look.
Dislikes: I would like the hip belt pockets to be a little bigger, more storage dividers.
- Great day pack
Likes: Very comfortable and adjustable. Hip strap with two pockets fits great and is useful.
- Excellent Day Pack
Likes: My wife and I are going to walk the Portugese Camino from Porto to Santiago. We were in need of a light weight yet well supported and ventilated day pack. After watching the video reviews I chose the Osprey Talon 22 and have been very pleased with both the pack’s comfort level, support, and light weight. It was an excellent choice. Thank you.
Dislikes: None and I do not foresee any problems.
- Best pack I've ever owned
Likes: 2017 Osprey Talon Med/Lg (22L): This is the best pack that I have ever owned. It has ample volume for a day hike, even in winter. Previous packs that I have used had several separate compartments, which seemed like an attractive feature at the time, but the single compartment in the Talon allows for much more efficient packing (smaller items can be organized in see-through bags). The stow-on-the-go attachments for hiking poles function perfectly while hiking and the elastic loops on the shoulder straps accommodate a hydration tube, nicely. Best of all, is the suspension system- the pack feels like it’s glued to your back when the hip belt is snug. It also effectively transfers part of the load to your hips. For scrambling or cross country skiing, this will make a huge difference. So why do I only give it 4 stars- because nowhere on the website or the information that comes with the pack does it inform you that the suspension system is adjustable! The ability to adjust the distance between the shoulder straps and the hip belt allows a near perfect fit and this is not a common feature that in day-packs. While the Osprey website provides a procedure for selecting the size of the pack, it did not work well for me. The torso length that I measured was 17” and I ordered the wrong size (Sm/Md)- I am 6’ tall and the Med/Lg is perfect. (Kudos to Backcountry Edge for covering return shipping.) The Osprey site also lists the maximum hip size as 50”- I have a 37” waist and there is only about 5” of strap remaining when the hip belt is snug.
Dislikes: Osprey fit guide problematical
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