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Outside Gear Spotlight: Osprey Talon 22


Specs

Weight

1lbs. 15oz.

This gear and more like it are now available in the new Outside Shop, where Outside+ members receive a $50 discount on qualified purchases of $100 or more*. Learn more about Outside+ here.

A daypack is perhaps the most-used product in any hiker’s arsenal, and the Talon 22 is about as good as it gets in the category thanks to smart features and a stable carry.

The Talon has organization impressively dialed for a pack this size. Pockets galore—including two hipbelt pouches, a mesh front shove-it pocket, a zippered internal pocket, and side pockets—ensure that you’ll never have to hunt for lost chapstick. You also get trekking pole storage and a helmet carry if you decide to push the Talon into multisport mode.

A wide hipbelt and shoulder straps make easy work of carrying up to 20 pounds, and the foam-and-mesh backpanel allows for airflow on hot days. We’re not saying the Talon is the perfect daypack, but we’re hard-pressed to find anything lacking about it.

Note: The women’s version is the Tempest 20.

Check out the Talon 22 and other great gear in the new Outside Shop.

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