Great rucksack but why unlockable zips Osprey???
Love the backpack - robust yet has a great volume:weight ratio. Pockets in all the right places, adjustable straps to keep it comfortable on your shoulders and to cinge the volume in when not full. Comfortable back system even (especially) in humid conditions etc..... but
Why have white coloured material in a rucksack that is likely to go up mountains or be worn around dirty urban environments for months at a time where getting a good wash and scrub just isn't gonna happen? I know another shade of grey for these areas could be seen as boring but surely more practical and would save me having to get a permanent marker pen to change the colour myself rather than wait for the dirt to do it for me??
Also - Osprey zips annoy the F out of me - why not have lockable zips? - surely a lot of buyers will be using them in cities or leaving them in hostels etc where they may want to keep valuables in and be able to put a small padlock on the zip to either deter the sneaky thief or know if someone has cut the material or broken the padlock to get in the bag?? What is the weight/cost of giving users the option?? I had a pair of headphones stolen whilst held in storage by a hotel after checking out prior to catching a flight in this way (I only realised whilst on the bus to airport) The only way round it for me was to buy a lockable bum bag and put that inside the backpack and keep checking it was there and not broken into - extra hassle and weight.
So now I've bought a Lowe day backpack for my next trip with lockable zips!
Straps too short
Great backpack with more space than you would think on the first view. Just 1 thing, I had to replace the webbing straps and buckles of the hip belt, the original straps were a bit too short for me. Maybe Osprey could take into consideration that not all hikers are tiny and skinny?
Good sack apart from digging into my back
Really good back pack. Has everything I need but is just extremely uncomfortable to eat with anything in it. I am female so perhaps should have opted for the female version. Empty it is fine but the lower part digs into my back on one side. Literally rubbing the skin away. No amount of adjustment improves it. We have other osprey bags and they are all comfortable. It’s very disappointing that this bag has this problem. I would advise checking it with some weight in before purchasing.
No raincover included!!
I'm happy with this product but very disappointed that it doesn't come with a waterproof cover. That is a major omission. I bought a separate cover and used it for the 2nd time only when I climbed Snowdon at midnight last Friday but unfortunately lost it on the way up as it blew off and there was no way of securing it to the ba
I love this bag!!!
This is my favourite bag, it is just the right size, love the front stretch pocket, the hip belt zipped pockets and the side water bottle pockets. An inbuilt raincover would be nice. And I really wish it was available in some brighter colours - I have the red which is great but how about yellow, orange, bright green please?!
Ciao, ho aspettato un anno prima di scrivere la recensione. Lo zaino è fatto molto bene, i materiali e l'ergonomicità sono eccellenti. la regolazione dello schienale andrebbe forse migliorata, ma già cosi va bene. Pratico ed essenziale. Consigliato a chi deve andare in montagna leggero con il bagaglio di un giorno. Complimenti ai tecnici Osprey , avete fato un lavoro eccellente. Grazie
Bigger than it looks, very versatile
I was looking for a slightly bigger backpack but after reading the reviews I decided to go with the Talon 22, a decision that I have not regretted. Thanks to the external real pocket, you can actually carry more stuff than you thought possible e.g., a jacket or a sweater, even if the main compartment is full of other things such as a laptop and two big cameras. The backpack is also very comfortable and I could wear it all day without any problems. The only thing that annoyed me slightly is that the hip belt strap could be wider - not because it is necessary to keep the backpack in place but because it would not twist as easily and be easier to fasten, especially when wearing mittens. The inside-outside compression straps is a great idea but I discovered how they work only by searching the internet. It would be good if a short manual ,that explained all the features of the backpack, was included with the backpack because some of the features are so smart that are not obvious unless you know where to look, such as the whistle (I could not find it first) and the said compression straps. And yes, it would be nice with an integrated rain cover, well worth a few added grams of weight.
Excellent pack, that has served me well on daily hikes in the Spanish mountains over the last 6 weeks.
Excellent lightweight pack, used in conjunction with hydraulics reservoir. Particularly like, the back ventilation system which has proved very effective for hiking in hot climates, the adjustable back length for a custom fit, the positioning of loops for carrying poles, and the hip belt with integral pockets for storing nibbles for on the go.
Very versatile bag!
Excellent bag for day trips out, very comfortable to wear. Lots of handy features make it easy to access certain high use items quickly and easily.
In Finnish "halvatun hyvä"
I have used few weeks and I am very happy. This works well in nature and is very nice to carry. I am 176 cm tall and L size suits me well. Reppu toimii hienosti ja on lähes huomaamaton kantaa. Hyvin mahtuu päivittäisiä elintarvikkeita kyytiin kauppareissuilta , noin 5-6 kg, ja tosi mukava kantaa kotiin ( 4 km) - ei tarvitse autoa klauppareissuilla. Istuvuus ja mukavuus on aivan loistava.