Excellent backpack, no issues from purchase.
I absolutely love the backpack, good quality material, distributes the weight very well. Using it for couple day hikes, comfortable and breathable had enough room for all kit, great product and would recommend for others.
Great backpack, have some questions to the quality and the customer service
I like the backpack - perfect for an extended weekend. Also like the material quality. But during the first trip (not even a month since I purchased the backpack) one of the buckles got de-attached from a strap, most likely this part was just poorly assembled. Customer service offered me to fix it by myself and refused to change the product. After a dispute I fixed it by myself, but it required to damage the rail with pilers. It's a small thing, but tells a lot about the quality of small parts, while the customer service could definitely do more.
I got the 33 litre Talon to use for long distance hiking. The bag itself is really lightweight, fits very comfortably on my back, and distributes the packed load well throughout the body. I find it perfect in terms of comfort and functionality. The only downside for me personally are the choices of colour and the use of white on straps and padding (assuming it will stain and discolour with use).
Light & well made
I purchased the Talon 33 direct from osprey europe, for my sons month long trip to Indonesia, it was very well made & extremely light weight with lots of useful pockets. He found it very comfortable to wear. Unfortunately, it was a little to small for such a long trip, so we returned it and purchased the Farpoint 40, which was bigger and easier to get into, this came from a local shop. Osprey refunded the money very quickly with no questions asked. A pleasure to deal with.
It's going in the bin !
I originally purchased this bag because of its light weight, however due to its light construction I didn't feel confident to use it as my go-to bag and this coupled with the fact that I found it irritatingly difficult to access the contents of the bag, I only ended up using it for a few competitive walks. I would estimate that over the 10 years that I have had this bag, I have only used it for a total of about 30 days. Unfortunately when I recently came to use it again after a several years of storage, I found that the inside coating of all the waterproof fabric used in the bag's construction was seemingly decomposing to a sticky/greasy gunge that rubs off and contaminates anything I put in the bag. The bag has always been dry stored inside my house and has always been checked that it is completely dry before storing. My view is that the fabric has completely failed and as such that I would have a claim under the "All Mighty Guarantee". On contacting Osprey, it seems that this fault is not covered by the guarantee as they are unable to repair the bag. I appreciate that the bag is not new, however I have several other bags from Karrimor and Lowe Alpine which are far older and are still going strong. A rather expensive bag which will now have to be thrown away. I will never buy an Osprey bag again !
veramente un ottimo prodotto , solo un piccolo appunto difficoltà per allacciare le ciaspole
Un sac aux multiples facettes
Le Talon 33 est le sac à dos parfait pour les marches longues et sinueuses. Il a de bonnes possibilités de réglage et de rangement (détails pertinents). Il est facile à charger et agréable à porter (léger et très stable). Le système de portage Airscape ajustable et ventilé est une vraie merveille. Il s'apprécier d’autant plus l’été, par temps chaud. Le Talon 33 présente en outre une excellente qualité de fabrication. Je ne regrette en rien mon investissement et le recommande vivement.
A superb lightweight walking pack
I've had this bag for a couple of years now so mine is the older back system but I really rate this as a daysack for walking / scrambling or for overnight camping trips. I did know a guy who made prototype packs for one of the other big rucsac companies who was going to make me a bag to my own spec but then I saw the Talon which was pretty much exactly what I had in mind.
I'm a convert to all the wee stretchy pockets Osprey seem to chuck all over after using them on the old Exos and use the side pockets for snacks and the like for during the day. The hip belt pockets are awesome (I never thought I'd want hip pockets until I started using them, now I can't do without them!)
The adjustable back length just works and I really like the external hydration pocket: I often use the pack for long days supervising D of E gold expeds and at the end of each day just need to replenish water and food for an early start. It is so much easier to remove, refill and repack a bladder from an external pocket rather than trying to fight it into an internal sleeve in a packed bag. This feature is my favourite tbh.
The bag weighs very little and is surprisingly robust and the 33 litre capacity will do an overnighter if I'm using a bivy bag.
I do have a couple of gripes however: firstly the fabric is not very waterproof and on a proper wet mountain day the bag will be soaked inside and out so drybags are a must (I use a rain cover too and I'd never rely on a rucsac to provide waterproofing on its own). The second gripe is the lid tends to sag down when the bag isn't totally packed out which is only a cosmetic issue but for some reason niggles me slightly. That said, the top pocket is massive and swallows all sorts of stuff I need in a hurry so I'm just being picky I guess.
The back system is less breathable than the external mesh frame bag I used before so is sweatier, but this trades off against a much more packable shape, much better stability when scrambling or on rough terrain and is much lighter.
I have bags that are better for cragging and winter climbing but for all round mountain use this is my go to pack. It is an absolute classic and when I wear this out, I'm buying another!
I bought an Osprey on recommendation from an experienced walker. I was advised to get a 30 - 35 litre sac so this seemed to fit the bill. I have used the rucksack in England, Corsica, Spain, Vietnam and Sri Lanka over the last 16 months and I have been disappointed. The large bag is difficult to get to and to find anything - more smaller pockets/compartments would have been better. The bag is not waterproof so I have had to buy dry sacks and a waterproof cover. (One review said that it was waterproof.) I have tried to adjust the fitting and I can carry it comfortably, but the mesh back does not keep my back dry when walking - I think that this part of the ruck sack is useless. The pole holder works well and the pocket on top is good. However, I cannot recommend this rusk sack.
Very good as expected.
A very good back pack that fits in between my other Ospreys. However, the compartment for the water tank collect and traps water. Would be a good idea to make a drain in future bags.