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GoGumption.com – Featuring Talon 22 – November 27, 2012

November 27, 2012

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

Whether it takes you an hour or a several-day journey to trade in your office chair for a trip to the rivers edge, or a granite outcrop doesn’t really matter. What matters is that you take the time to treat yourself to the adventure and the epic views that come along with it. And when you do finally step foot on the trail, the Talon 22 Backpack from Osprey Packs has the capacity and functional features to bring everything you’ll need for the day’s adventure.

Designed for the fast, adventure oriented enthusiast, the Talon 22, like all packs in the Talon Series, offers a unique melding of torso adjustability in an active, lightweight pack.

On Design and Performance…

The quality of your adventure depends, in part, on the pack that’s carrying all of your gear. Knowing this, Osprey used all of its technical backcountry knowledge in designing the Talon 22, ensuring that this everyday adventure-ready pack is the jack of all trades and the master of a few more. Compact size, smooth lines, and an ergonomic fit make it a supreme choice for fast-paced mountain missions, urban wandering or family trips to the coast.

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GoGumption.com – Featuring Talon 22 – November 21, 2012

November 21, 2012

With the Holiday Season fully upon us, it’s time to grant loved ones their gear wishes. Our team of gear guru’s recently put together a list of their favorite stocking stuffer ideas for the outdoor enthusiast in your life. Now our team has gone one step further and provided a thorough list of all the gotta-get-it items for seriously savvy outdoor fanatics. All gumption tested, gumption approved.

Osprey Talon 22

The trail gives you a mind-restoring freedom unlike anything else in life, and the Osprey Talon 22 Backpack ensures you don’t venture into the wild world without a vital piece of gear or clothing. With plenty of space for all-day hikes into the canyon or to a summer summit, the Talon 22 goes heavy on the comfort without the extra weight. AirScape ventilated back panel keeps the sweat off your back while keeping the load balanced and an external hydration compartment allows you to access your water reservoir without having to go through the main compartment (water reservoir not included). For the trail hound… this is the gift that keeps on giving.

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OutdoorGearLab.com – Featuring Talon 22 and Stratos 24 – June 2012

June 30, 2012

Whether you are a frequent hiker, a student, or a weekend warrior, chances are you could use a day pack for one or more of your activities. Any time you need to carry more than your phone and wallet, it is handy to have a vessel to carry all the necessities, such as food, water, and extra layers.

We decided to put some top-of-the-line day packs to the test, using them for every activity we could. From hiking and climbing to biking and mountain boarding, and even carting around a computer as we worked on these reviews. We loaded each one side by side and made a close inspection of all the features to determine which packs are the easiest to use, and which ones were the most versatile. Each pack we tested had some standout qualities, but we narrowed it down to the most useful packs to hand out our awards.

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OutdoorGearLab.com – Featuring Talon 22 – June 24, 2012

June 24, 2012

Two things stand out about the Osprey Talon 22: ventilation and extra super bonus features. This pack is for people who want clever features and are willing to pay a little extra and carry a little more weight. If adventure racing or mountain biking is your thing, the Talon is a perfect option for you. With features such as a helmet attachment, blinker clip patch, and a tow loop, the features of this pack will make your life easier. The Osprey Talon wins our Best in Class award for being the most comfortable and versatile pack we reviewed, proving useful in just about any application and being extremely breathable and adjustable. If you want the ultimate in lightness, check out the REI Flash 18 ($35), which is only 11 ounces. Or if you a looking for a balance of lightweight and comfortable, check out the Deuter Speed Lite 20 ($89), which is about the half the weight of the Talon but also has fewer features and is less comfortable for carrying heavier loads. For even more features and a truly innovative back design, see the review of the Osprey Stratos 24, but keep in mind that the Talon distributes weight more comfortably than the Stratos and still has a very ventilated back panel.

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OutdoorGearLab.com – Featuring Talon 22 – April 4, 2012

April 4, 2012

In our First Look at the Osprey Talon 22, two things stand out: ventilation and extra super bonus features. This pack is for people who want clever features and are willing to pay a little extra and carry a little more weight. If you want the ultimate in lightness, check out the REI Flash 18 ($35), which is only 11 ounces. Or if you a looking for a balance of daypack that is lightweight but still relatively comfortable, check out the Deuter Speed Lite 20 ($89), which is about the half the weight of the Talon but also has fewer features and is much less comfortable for carrying heavier loads. For even more features and a truly innovative back design, see the review of the Osprey Stratos 24.

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Every place that the pack touches you (back, hips, shoulders) has ventilated foam covered with mesh. Air can pass through the pack pretty much everywhere except the main compartments. This makes it ideal for warmer weather hiking.

The features list is impressive:

* Helmet clip tab

* Adjustable harness

* Hip belt pocket

* Blinker light attachment

Of those features, I may be among the few who use the tow loop. But I use it all the time when towing my mountainboard behind me.

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AHipBelieves.com – Featuring Talon Series – March 22, 2012

March 22, 2012

One of Osprey’s most popular series for good reason, the Osprey Talon series of backpacks and lumbar packs is great looking and truly multifunctional. If you are considering purchasing one, reading reviews of the pack by users can be a great way to find out its pros and cons. The purpose of this article is to condense the main points of dozens of reviews into one place. That way you don’t have to spend your time reading them all. Hopefully it is helpful in your backpack search.

A quick overview of reviews of the Talon packs shows that the 22, 33, and 44 liter packs are the most popular in the series. These three packs share features such as a sleek and hip design, light weight, ventilation, and pocket configuration. In addition, they can all be used for several activities and are ideal for expert climbers and hikers, for everyday use and everything in between. In general, reviews are excellent for all three packs.

Let’s begin with the Talon 22. This pack is a panel loading pack with one main compartment. It features a helmet attachment point and is very light, only 1 pound 12 ounces. It has an external hydration compartment, which is one of the features reviewers found most useful. It preclude your having to take anything out of the bag to refill, and there is no danger of the contents of your bag getting wet. Other users found the material to be high-quality both in feel and in wear.

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YMMV reviews – Featuring Talon 22 – July 2011

July 19, 2011

The Osprey Talon 22 is a solid lightweight do almost everything pack. It features a bunch of pockets for your organizational needs. There are two on the hip belt for storing small items like digital cameras or nutrition. There are two pockets on the shoulder straps as well. These are a bit smaller and can fit music players or cell phones. The pack has a large main compartment and a smaller essentials pocket also accessible from the top. Inside the main pocket there is also a small Velcro closing pocket that can be used to store important items; it is not very big (15 cm Tall x 14 cm Wide). The most useful pockets I have found are the stretchy pockets on the outside of the pack. There is one on each side which is good for water bottles or other small items you need to stash quickly. There is also a large stretch pocket on the outside of the pack which is great for a jacket. Osprey has really thought out the details on these outer pockets, the main back pocket has a drain hole built in to it. The side pockets have a mesh section at the bottom so they can also let out water.

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Bikeradar.com – Osprey Talon 22 backpack – September 14th, 2010

September 22, 2010

The Talon’s well designed harness system gives a truly comfortable feel out on the trail. The deep hip belt sits snugly in position and it’s easy to fix the weight to your shoulders with the looped adjusters.

The Ripstop fabric used for most of the body means that you’re not carrying extra weight before you pack up, and once you do fill your pack, the profile is still sleek.

The overall effect is that the pack feels like it’s wrapped round your core, so that it not only seems like you’re carrying less, but the load remains supple and moves with you.

The well thought out pockets include zipped numbers on each side that you can access without removing the pack, and a stretchy helmet/wet weather compartment.

This is the pack we’d choose for epic days, and it’s also available in a 20L size to fit narrower or shorter backs. It has a hydration slot, but no bladder.

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TravelGearBlog.com – Featuring Talon 22 and Atmos 35 – August 2nd, 2010

August 18, 2010

When choosing a daypack for hiking you are going to want to find a pack that has enough room for all your gear and has ample side pockets and compartments to keep you organized.  If you plan on doing a lot of bushwalking or occasional scrambling you will want a pack that is narrower so you don’t get hung up by a bulky pack.

Recommended Hiking Daypacks:
Osprey Talon 22

If you need a pack for high alpine day hiking or need a pack to haul up the climbing route with you, you are going to want to find a durable, narrow profile pack.  Avoid packs with side pockets since you need the pack to be sleek so it won’t get in the way of your arms and legs when scrambling.

If you need to haul a rope and other specialized equipment you are probably going to need a pack larger than 35 liters and an internal frame pack for more support.

Recommended Climbing Daypacks:
Osprey Atmos 35
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