Kit Review: Osprey Talon 22 Backpack
Osprey's latest offering draws on ten years of desgn and innovation, and the results are good says Snow+Rock Marketing Exec. Josh Sams...
The new Talon 22 pack from Osprey has been re-designed using the DNA of the classic and revered day pack. Utilising the best features of 10 years-worth of design, the newest iteration of the Talon 22 lives up to every expectation, and improves upon the previous generations.
The first addition to be noticed is the brand-new AirScape™ back panel. Combining an ergonomic panel with a ventilating mesh allows the pack to fit securely to the back without being uncomfortable or sweaty. This coupled with sturdy and seamless lumbar and hipbelt provides a secure anchoring and spreads the weight of your load across your hips.
Endowed with Osprey’s innovative LidLock™ and Stow-on-the-go™ features, the Talon 22 is a pack for all occasions. Zipped pockets on the hipbelt and a huge front stuff pocket keep essentials such as phones, GPS and snacks to hand. Inside, there is more than enough room for a day’s equipment and clothing, and, with internal and external zipped pockets, keys and sunglasses can be kept organised and separate from your main load. Between the back panel and the body of the pack, you’ll find a quick-access hydration sleeve, allowing you to re-fill your reservoir rapidly, without disturbing the rest of your gear.