Osprey Talon 44 Backpack

Osprey Talon 44 Backpack -

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The Osprey Talon 44 Backpack is light and lithe, letting you pack and thru-hike without getting weighed down. Its mesh-covered foam harness and hipbelt system provides airy, stable wear for on-trail comfort. The Osprey Talon 44 includes many compartments and lash points for important gear items like a sleeping bag, ice axes, trekking poles, and a sleeping pad.

Specs:

  • Fabric: 70D x 100D mini shadow nylon/210D dobby nylon
  • Volume: 44 liters
  • Empty Weight: 2 lbs 6 oz
  • Dimensions: Size M/L 28" x 12" x 11"

Features:

  • 70D x 100D mini shadow nylon/210D dobby nylon
  • AirScape™ foam back panel with central air chimney keeps things cool and comfortable
  • BioStretch™ gender-specific, mesh-covered foam harness locks in comfort
  • Peripheral aluminum frame and aluminum head cup supports the load
  • Sternum strap includes rescue whistle buckle
  • BioStretch™ gender-specific hipbelt with modified straight ErgoPull™ closure secures lower pack
  • Dual ice tool carry for tool storage
  • Dual-entry stretch woven side pockets with InsideOut™ compression provide quick stash spots
  • Zippered, lower sleeping bag compartment makes your bag easy to find
  • Zippered, stretch mesh hipbelt pockets provide easy reach
  • External hydration slot holds water bladder (sold separately)
  • Stow-on-the-Go™ system stashes trekking poles
  • Integrated sleeping pad straps provide an external lash point for pads
  • Top load main compartment includes removable top pocket
  • Stretch woven front pocket provides quick stash spot
  • 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 44 Backpack, Avatar Blue, M/L
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Easy to load (3)
  • Highly adjustable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Extended trips (5)
  • Day hikes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (3)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good alternative if the EXOS 38 or 48 don't fit

By 

from CA

About Me Avid Adventurer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Extended Hikes
    • Light Loads

    Comments about Osprey Talon 44 Backpack, Avatar Blue, M/L:

    Quick Summary: I like this pack better than the EXOS and recommend it as an alternative to that pack
    Full Comments: I wanted the Exos it just was not comfortable on my body type. Purchased this pack on a whim because I had seen the other talon packs. I have about 10 days of backpacking with this pack so far and about 150 miles and I have to say this pack does not get enough attention. Mine M/L weights 2lbs 7oz which is respectable. My 3 day pack weight with consumables and bear can is 23 lbs and this pack works great. I have had it to about 28lbs with no problems at all. Not sure how it would do with the 40lbs listed.

    The padding on the belt is a bit light but I like the fact that it can wrap well over the top of my iliac crest to keep it from slipping down.
    I really like the fact that it has removable pad straps as I use that to hold my tent but you could remove them and save another oz or so.

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

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    I wouldn't buy this for adventure racing

    By 

    from New Zealand

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Zipper Snags

      Best Uses

      • Day Hikes
      • Extended Hikes

      Comments about Osprey Talon 44 Backpack, Avatar Blue, M/L:

      Nice backpack and enough room for compulsory gear and food for multi day adventure races. Unfortunately I kept loosing my food from the waist packets when bush bashing as the zips get caught and slide backwards opening up the pocket. Then your bars and gels fall out. Would get another star if the zips opened by pulling forward.

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

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Favorite ovareall back.

      By 

      from Seattle

      Comments about Osprey Talon 44 Backpack, Avatar Blue, M/L:

      Great for a long day hike and makes a really good rock climbing bag. Having the top strap under the top pouch allows to carr a rope easily

       
      5.0

      Excellent option for the weight/budget concious hiker

      By 

      from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

      About Me Casual Adventurer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Delicate

      Best Uses

      • Extended Hikes
      • Travel

      Comments about Osprey Talon 44 Backpack, Avatar Blue, M/L:

      I bought this bag for a 5d/4n hiker in Torres Del Pain in Chile. I didn't have to carry all my food with me as i did the assisted trail but i carried all my gear with me and the bag didn't disappoint.
      I got rain, snow storm, really (i mean really) windy weather and tons of sun. The bag resisted all that. I didn't use a pack cover. I simply used bin bags and and put everything inside. It was perfect, lighter and better for the strong winds in get in the park.
      There was a minor tear in the mesh of the side pockets but nothing on the seams.
      The pack fitted me like a sweater. I am a weight conscious hiker and carry on the necessary things (a lot of first aid and medicine as i am a solo hiker) and the bag passed with flying colors.
      Pricewise is a good choice for the quality you get.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort Driven
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Excelent backpack !!!

      By 

      from santiago , Chile

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Load
      • Highly Adjustable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Weak Mesh Pockets

      Best Uses

      • Day Hikes
      • Extended Hikes
      • Travel

      Comments about Osprey Talon 44 Backpack, Avatar Blue, M/L:

      I use the backpack for travel and sometimes to go to the high mountain for a few days, the backpack is marvel , but the mesh pockets is not durable the first time I used, some stitches of the mesh broke, I thought is fine, but this last weekend, I put 2 protein bar in the hip pocket, and the mesh tear off ... :$.

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

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A lot for a little

      By 

      from Indiana

      About Me Casual Adventurer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Load
      • Highly Adjustable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day Hikes
        • Extended Hikes

        Comments about Osprey Talon 44 Backpack, Avatar Blue, M/L:

        I have used this pack on a couple of 3 day hikes on the AT. Also packed it for a 5 day hike, but was rained out. This bag will hold all you can cram into it, however, it gets pretty uncomfortable on the higher range of weight (35-40 lbs.) I packed it out without water at 35 lbs., put in a few 15+ mile days in Tennessee and was more than happy to take this thing off. A full bladder will bulge the back panel when the pack is full. This is a great bag for lighter weights (>28lbs) and shorter days. It's an Opsrey so it is going to last.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Minimalist
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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