Osprey Talon 22 Backpack

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Style: 014622

Stay light and limber on the trail with the Osprey Talon 22 Backpack. This daypack cuts your weight and footprint with its light, streamlined design. The Talon 22 doesn’t cut out important features, however. It has a hydration sleeve, light, meshy harness system, and tool attachments, among other key inclusions. The gender-specific harness and hipbelt are designed to provide a snug fit for free-moving adventuring.

Specs:

  • Fabric: 70D x 100D mini shadow nylon/210D dobby nylon
  • Volume: 22 liters (1343 cubic inches)
  • Empty Weight: 1 lbs 10 oz
  • Dimensions: Size M/L 22" x 10" x 9"

Features:

  • AirScape™ foam back panel with central air chimney keeps things cool and comfortable
  • BioStretch™ gender-specific, mesh-covered foam harness locks in comfort
  • Sternum strap includes rescue whistle buckle
  • BioStretch™ gender-specific hipbelt with modified straight ErgoPull™ closure secures lower pack
  • Ice tool loop and bungee tool tie-offs carry tools externally
  • Dual stretch woven side pockets provide quick stash spots that don’t interfere with compression straps
  • LidLock™ attachment system carries a bike helmet
  • Zippered, stretch mesh hipbelt pockets provide easy reach
  • External hydration slot holds water bladder (sold separately)
  • Stow-on-the-Go™ system stashes trekking poles
  • Zippered mesh back panel pocket provides access to the panel-load main compartment
  • Stretch woven front pocket provides quick stash spot
  • Large, zippered top stash pocket has internal key clip
  • Osprey's All Mighty Guarantee repairs any damage or defect, and if they can't repair it they will replace it

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Osprey Talon 22 Backpack, Avatar Blue, M/L
 
4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (15)
  • Easy to load (15)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Highly adjustable (11)
  • Good padding (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hiking (15)
  • Day trip (10)
  • Cycling (9)
  • Backpacking (4)
  • Car camping (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (11), Casual/ recreational (5)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (8), Comfort driven (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

On of my favorites!

This is my go to bag for when I need a little more space for either a day outing into the big hills or mulit day bike tour through the Overberg. It has served...Read complete review

This is my go to bag for when I need a little more space for either a day outing into the big hills or mulit day bike tour through the Overberg. It has served me well on a 4 fast packing trip in the Richeterveld too.
Absolutely love the clam shell construction which makes loading easy.
Stretch Mesh pockets stow water bottles and other easy to reach items well.

A firm favorite in my arsenal!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Absolutely love the fit BUT...

Love the comfort of this bag! am 5'4" and 125 lbs and a s/m is the perfect fit. I love the way the shoulder straps fit-they hold the bag close without...Read complete review

Love the comfort of this bag! am 5'4" and 125 lbs and a s/m is the perfect fit. I love the way the shoulder straps fit-they hold the bag close without confining. For fit and comfort--can't be beat. My negatives might be considered minor BUT has stopped me from purchasing. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get rid of the big talon design on the sides. The Osprey logo is enough and would prefer a simple design vs. large talon/flames/curves on the sides. The other bit of feedback, the hip pockets are nice but would prefer same material as the pack vs. see through mesh for security, as well as durability. And would be nice if those pockets were elongated a bit more to come forward - would hold slight bit more and be easier to access.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great travel pack

By 

from Helena, Montana

About Me Avid Adventurer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Load
  • Good padding
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Put second pocket on strap back on

Best Uses

  • Hiking

Comments about Osprey Talon 22 Backpack, Avatar Blue, M/L:

My Talon 22 is my travel bag. It has been all over the world as my only bag. I recently completed the Camino de Santiago (500 miles) with my Talon 22. Love this bag. Highly recommended.

  • What Is Your Gear Style:
  • Minimalist
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Pack, but water bottles aren't easy to reach

By 

from Ohio

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cycling
      • Day trip
      • Hiking

      Comments about Osprey Talon 22 Backpack, Avatar Blue, M/L:

      One reviewer wrote that reaching water bottles in the side stretch panels was impossible, whereas another said they were easy to reach. I favor the first reviewer's opinion - It's nearly impossible to grab a water bottle while wearing the pack. Granted, I'm 62 years-old and my shoulders aren't particularly flexible. It's not really that much of a problem for me either - I simply ask my hiking partner to help. I've had other packs that are equally difficult, so I won't knock the Talon 22 for this. I appreciate that they provided space for two water bottles and a hydration pack. If you need to hydrate on the go, don't want to take the pack off, and don't have help, you'll probably want to add the hydration pack, or get a water bottle that can hook onto one of the many attachment points on the pack.

      Great pack! Very well constructed.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort Driven
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      best pack ever

      By 

      from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Load
      • Good padding
      • Highly Adjustable
      • Large capacity
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cycling
        • Hiking

        Comments about Osprey Talon 22 Backpack, Avatar Blue, M/L:

        I've been accused of being a serial backpack shopper/purchaser, but this came to an end when I found the Talon 22. I hike most spring/summer/fall weekends in the Adirondacks. Travel plans usually include a destination where at least one hike is on the agenda ( Newfoundland, Iceland, the Alps and Arizona). This pack has been everywhere and provided ample space to accommodate whatever was needed for each trip and situation- whether cold weather or rain gear. I'm an older/senior, female hiker and appreciate the comfort that the Talon provides. I spent a long time looking for a pack that allowed the ability to reach and replace my Nalgene bottles while on the go without having to remove the pack. This one achieves that readily. the hip pockets are large enough to provide for phones or cameras as well as a few other small items that I like to have readily available while hiking. I usually take it on dayhikes of varying lengths ( 10 to 25 miles) and it serves well in that situation, but has enough space that I could probably use it for an overnight stay as well.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Best pack I've ever owned.

        By 

        from Los Alamos, NM

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Load
        • Good padding
        • Highly Adjustable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • main compartment zipper sticky at corners.

        Best Uses

        • Hiking

        Comments about Osprey Talon 22 Backpack, Avatar Blue, M/L:

        2017 Osprey Talon Med/Lg (22L): This is the best pack that I have ever owned. It has ample volume for a day hike, even in winter. Previous packs that I have used had several separate compartments, which seemed like an attractive feature at the time, but the single compartment in the Talon allows for much more efficient packing (smaller items can be organized in see-through bags). The stow-on-the-go attachments for hiking poles function perfectly while hiking and the elastic loops on the shoulder straps accommodate a hydration tube, nicely. Best of all, is the suspension system- the pack feels like it's glued to your back when the hip belt is snug. It also effectively transfers part of the load to your hips. For scrambling or cross country skiing, this will make a huge difference. So why do I only give it 4 stars- because nowhere on the website or the information that comes with the pack does it inform you that the suspension system is adjustable! The ability to adjust the distance between the shoulder straps and the hip belt allows a near perfect fit and this is not a common feature that in day-packs. While the Osprey website provides a procedure for selecting the size of the pack, it did not work well for me. The torso length that I measured was 17" and I ordered the wrong size (Sm/Md)- I am 6' tall and the Med/Lg is perfect. The site also lists the maximum hip size22L as 50"- I have a 37" waist and there is only about 5" of strap remaining when the hip belt is snug. The Osprey sales team should fix this.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Comfort Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Water bottles can be retreived and replced while wearng.

        By 

        from Idyllwild, CA

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Load
        • Good padding
        • Highly Adjustable
        • Large capacity
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Day trip

          Comments about Osprey Talon 22 Backpack, Avatar Blue, M/L:

          I own both the 33 and the 22. I've read a few reviews that claim water bottles can't be retrieved and/or replaced while wearing either of these packs. I am 6' 2" and weigh 220 pounds. I'm not particularly flexible but I can easily grasp and replace water bottles (either side of the pack) while wearing the packs. So if that's important to you, try the bag before you eliminate it from consideration.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Minimalist
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wouldn't ever buy anything else.....

          By 

          from SoCal

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Load
          • form fitting
          • Highly Adjustable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backpacking
            • Best Friend
            • Car Camping
            • Commuting
            • Cycling
            • Day trip
            • Hiking
            • Office
            • School

            Comments about Osprey Talon 22 Backpack, Avatar Blue, M/L:

            In my line of work I travel all over the place I switch from public transportation to a personal vehicle then get on my mountain bike my Talon 22 goes everywhere I go I use it for all my luggage needs and the thing has never failed me I'm telling you I put this back through hell and it just keeps on Keepin On I tell everybody there's no Better Bag Company it is definitely a conversation piece amongst non-believers and people who have never had the superb privilege to have used one of these packs. I never stop promoting this company I am moving marketing daydream I could not say enough about this company I'm on my second Talon 22 and I push this back to limit they did not manufacture this bag to put through such horrendous conditions and I believe they outdid themselves

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Minimalist
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Pack in it's size

            By 

            from Milford, Michigan

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy To Load
            • Good padding
            • Highly Adjustable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hiking

              Comments about Osprey Talon 22 Backpack, Avatar Blue, M/L:

              I own a total of (4) packs (2 of them are Osprey packs). The Talon 22 is by far my favorite when it comes to long day hikes. Plenty of room for anything you might need for this duration of hiking. It is very comfortable to wear all day.
              Packs from some other brands are a lot more expensive, with less features.
              I highly recommend the Osprey 22 Pack..... Like I mentioned above.... this IS my favorite pack..

              • What Is Your Gear Style:
              • Comfort Driven
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              On of my favorites!

              By 

              from Cape Town, South Africa

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easy To Load
              • Good padding
              • Large capacity
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bike Packing
                • Cycling
                • Day trip
                • Fast Packing
                • Hiking

                Comments about Osprey Talon 22 Backpack, Avatar Blue, M/L:

                This is my go to bag for when I need a little more space for either a day outing into the big hills or mulit day bike tour through the Overberg. It has served me well on a 4 fast packing trip in the Richeterveld too.
                Absolutely love the clam shell construction which makes loading easy.
                Stretch Mesh pockets stow water bottles and other easy to reach items well.

                A firm favorite in my arsenal!

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Minimalist
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best day pack I've ever owned!

                By 

                from Portland, OR

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easy To Load
                • Good padding
                • Highly Adjustable
                • Large capacity
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Car Camping
                  • Commuting
                  • Cycling
                  • Day trip
                  • Hiking
                  • School

                  Comments about Osprey Talon 22 Backpack, Avatar Blue, M/L:

                  I use this pack as my go to day pack, whether it be for unicycling around town, hiking in the mountains, or for a multipitch climb. It's light weight and ample storage can be used for nearly everything. I love that it repels and drains water so well and that it has an expandable shove-it pocket; great for raingear or whatever.

                  • What Is Your Gear Style:
                  • Minimalist
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great pack

                  By 

                  from Archdale, NC

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easy To Load
                  • Highly Adjustable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Cycling
                    • Day trip
                    • Hiking
                    • School

                    Comments about Osprey Talon 22 Backpack, Avatar Blue, M/L:

                    I bought this pack to take on the Virginia Creeper Trail while in Damascus, VA. It has very convenient pockets on the hips and easy access to the contents of the pack. I added a hydration pack very easily and used it on the 51 mile ride I took. This pack is all I needed for the day. I'll use it for a daypack when I hike and can easily use it to carry my things to work. It has quickly become my "go to" pack.

                    • What Is Your Gear Style:
                    • Comfort Driven
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent bag!

                    By 

                    from Whistler

                    About Me Avid Adventurer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Easy To Load
                    • Good padding
                    • Highly Adjustable
                    • Large capacity
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backpacking
                      • Car Camping
                      • Commuting
                      • Cycling
                      • Day trip
                      • Hiking
                      • Office
                      • School

                      Comments about Osprey Talon 22 Backpack, Avatar Blue, M/L:

                      Awesome all round backpack. I have taken this pack with me all over the world. I use it every day and its never failed on me. Can fit a surprising amount of gear inside and has many clips etc. Very well built bag I highly recommend!

                      • What Is Your Gear Style:
                      • Minimalist
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Love it

                      By 

                      from Charlotte, NC

                      About Me Avid Adventurer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Easy To Load
                      • Highly Adjustable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Small Capacity

                      Best Uses

                      • Backpacking
                      • Car Camping
                      • Cycling
                      • Day trip
                      • Hiking

                      Comments about Osprey Talon 22 Backpack, Avatar Blue, M/L:

                      This was the only pack I brought on my journey through Peru. I was worried it would be too small but ended up being the perfect size! It held up nicely in all the different types of terrain I experienced. The mesh on the side straps and front of the pack are awesome! Super lightweight and stretchy. The helmet attachment also works great and is adjustable... great for biking.

                      • What Is Your Gear Style:
                      • Minimalist
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (12 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Absolutely love the fit BUT...

                      By 

                      from Omaha, NE

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Easy To Load
                      • Highly Adjustable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Day trip
                        • Hiking

                        Comments about Osprey Talon 22 Backpack, Avatar Blue, M/L:

                        Love the comfort of this bag! am 5'4" and 125 lbs and a s/m is the perfect fit. I love the way the shoulder straps fit-they hold the bag close without confining. For fit and comfort--can't be beat. My negatives might be considered minor BUT has stopped me from purchasing. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get rid of the big talon design on the sides. The Osprey logo is enough and would prefer a simple design vs. large talon/flames/curves on the sides. The other bit of feedback, the hip pockets are nice but would prefer same material as the pack vs. see through mesh for security, as well as durability. And would be nice if those pockets were elongated a bit more to come forward - would hold slight bit more and be easier to access.

                        • What Is Your Gear Style:
                        • Comfort Driven
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Love this pack.

                        By 

                        from Sydney, Australia

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Easy To Load
                        • Good padding

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Cycling
                          • Hiking

                          Comments about Osprey Talon 22 Backpack, Avatar Blue, M/L:

                          This is our third Osprey product and we are thrilled with everything we've purchased

                          • What Is Your Gear Style:
                          • Comfort Driven
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          great pack !!!!

                          By 

                          from stockton ca

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Easy To Load
                          • Highly Adjustable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Insufficient Padding

                          Best Uses

                          • Hiking

                          Comments about Osprey Talon 22 Backpack, Avatar Blue, M/L:

                          hiking

                          • What Is Your Gear Style:
                          • Comfort Driven
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great product!

                          By 

                          from Québec, Canada

                          Comments about Osprey Talon 22 Backpack, Avatar Blue, M/L:

                          I have fallen in love with Osprey packs. They look amazing, they are comfortable and easy to adjust. It has lots of little compartments and it's lightweight. Will definately be sticking with this brand.

                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Pack!

                          By 

                          from Ozark Mountains, Arkansas

                          About Me Avid Adventurer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Easy To Load
                          • Good padding
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backpacking
                            • Day trip
                            • Hiking

                            Comments about Osprey Talon 22 Backpack, Avatar Blue, M/L:

                            Great pack, lightweight, comfortable hiking or running, durable, just the right number of pockets and accessible pouches. It is my go to pack, I love it!

                            • What Is Your Gear Style:
                            • Minimalist
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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