Product Review – Osprey Talon 22

OSPREY TALON 22

The Osprey Talon 22 pack is perfect for all your done-in-a-day pursuits. It’s designed to accommodate a multitude of outdoor activities.

  • Lightweight Osprey AirScape back panel features ridge molded foam with air channels covered in airy mesh
  • Mesh-lined, perforated shoulder straps and hipbelt save weight and enhance breathability
  • Panel-loading main compartment holds lunch, an extra layer of clothes and tools
  • Osprey Talon 22 pack accommodates a variety of back lengths with an adjustable torso?: just rip it, adjust it and stick it
  • Front stretch pocket is ideal for stashing jacket, helmet, book or other often-used gear
  • Zippered stretch mesh pockets on hipbelt are large enough for your compact digital camera in 1 and snacks in the other
  • Twin stretch pockets on shoulder straps, sized to fit cell phones, GPS or just stash the end of your hydration tube
  • Hydration compartment is accessible from outside, between torso adjustment and pack compartment (reservoir sold separately)

Jenn’s View: Oh my goodness, I love this pack! I use it mainly on the longer hiking trips (5+ miles) unless if I have my kids with me and have to carry their stuff or they are using my smaller back pack (the Outdoor Products H20 series- I’ll do a product review some other time on this one). I knew I needed a backpack so I started my search. I’m a true believer in consumer reviews. The more positive, the better. It seems to work for me. When I read this, it had all 5 stars and over 20 reviews.

The small everyday hydration backpack by Outdoors Product

I got the Osprey Talon 22 backpack from my dad and mom as a birthday gift. So AWESOME! Love you mom! Love you dad! Even though my dad did get me the WRONG backpack I asked for. I even gave him the print out and PICTURE of the darn back pack and he still gave me something completely off the wall! His reasoning,  “this backpack says it is a “girls’ backpack and the salesperson says its nice AND it’s on sale” (in the strong Filipino accent). The Osprey Talon 22 pack carries everything. I have my bear spray in one of the side pockets so that it is easily accessible in the “just in case moment” (GOD! I hope it NEVER EVER happens where I encounter a bear or a cougar – my poor dog would be the first to go – I better get two BIG dogs –give me more time to run! (jk) since my little Maltese would be a cookie to the hawks, bears, cougars) My first aid kit sits at the bottom of the pack- again, hope I never have to use that.

My Bear Spray.

There’s these little pockets that sits at my waist with zippers. That is where my small digital camera would reside or my phone. Easy to take out and snap pictures. I use to have a small Sony(?) Elph Camera until I kept dropping it and finally killed the poor thing. 😦 I think I use these pockets more than ANY of the other millions of pockets in this pack.

It even has a cool Osprey picture. My little side pockets. Found a map/brochure of the last hike I did – Mary’s Peak

The little pockets on the straps houses my tiny LED “pocket” flashlight and my whistle with a compass on it. The front snap helps keep the pack stay put. Even with my small chest, it handles quite well. Adjustable so Scott can use the pack. The mesh and the curved back keeps air flowing but I still get a sweaty back. It’s cool because it says “airscape” on it.

It has an area to add a hydration pack. I have taken the hydration bladder out of the small backpack and put it in this one. It does make this pack a bit heavier though and tough to run with all the stuff hanging from it. I hang my dogs collapsible water bowl from it.

Overall, I love this bag. It cost me about $99.00 from REI but very well worth it.  I will definitely stick with Osprey. They seem to get excellent reviews.

Makaila and I. I’m carrying the Osprey Talon 22

I picked up this Kelty Redcloud 5400 backpack. This thing is a BEAST but it’s suppose to be a multi-day pack.  I will put up my review when I actually get to use this beast.

UPDATE June 2, 2012: I have seen sooooo many people sporting this backpack. Next person I see, I will interview them and ask them how they like it. 🙂

PLEASE Leave me a comment if you have this pack and tell me how you like it!!!!!

I would love to buy more OSPREY stuff if money allows it to try it out and review it. Maybe I’ll just have to find a sponsor to allow me to do that 😉

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