Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Talon models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity6-44 l (366-2685 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.3-2.4 oz (0.6-1.1 kg)
Length iconLength19-27 in (48-69 cm)
Width10-12 in (25-30 cm)
Height9-13 in (23-33 cm)



Reviews Summary


93% of the Osprey Talon reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (80%)
Good (13%)
Average (3%)
Poor (1%)
Bad (0%)


Here's what the reviewers think about the Osprey Talon:

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Talon

  • Osprey Talon is loaded with comfort and convenience features. Many users found it convenient with blinker light attachment, helmet clip attachment, ventilated back panel, adjustable harness, bungee tool attachment, hip belt pockets, outer stash pocket and easy to access trekking pole attachment. All these features made it a best choice for commuting and biking.
  • You can enjoy added security by tightening the bungee cord and it works well when the pack is loaded. Helmet attachment is another best part of this pack for biking, climbing with a helmet and other activities.
  • You can easily adjust the harness as it is completely adjustable. The shoulder straps are fully customizable and you can undo the Velcro in the hydration compartment and you can comfortably move the straps wherever you want to.
  • The hydration bladder is the added beauty of this pack. Even if the pack is full, you can easily access it in its separate compartment. The side compartments are loaded with InsideOut straps from Osprey. You can secure all the small items like sunscreen bottles and water bottles.
  • When it comes to application, this pack will surely accompany you in general commuting and mountain biking. Its blinker clip and helmet carry feature makes it easy for general day hiking.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • At around 26 ounces with all the extra features, this backpack is quite heavy for long-term hiking. It is not for fast and light hiker because they want a pack which is more streamlined.
  • When it comes to design, the back panels are not so breathable.



Popular Models


Osprey Talon 22

54% choose the Osprey Talon 22

Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity22 l (1343 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.8 oz (0.8 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)


Osprey Talon 33

17% choose the Osprey Talon 33

Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity33 l (2014 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength24 in (61 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)


Osprey Talon 44

17% choose the Osprey Talon 44

Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity44 l (2685 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.4 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength27 in (69 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height13 in (33 cm)


Osprey Talon 11

7% choose the Osprey Talon 11

Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity11 l (671 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.3 oz (0.6 kg)
Length iconLength19 in (48 cm)
Width10 in (25 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)


Osprey Talon 18

3% choose the Osprey Talon 18

Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Red


Specs
Weight iconWeight1.3 oz (0.6 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)


Osprey Talon 6

3% choose the Osprey Talon 6

Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Orange
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity6 l (366 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.6 oz (0.7 kg)
Length iconLength22 in (56 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Osprey Talon features:
  • Sternum strap
  • Hydration compatible
  • Stretch mesh
  • Side pockets
  • Hydration bladder
  • Hip belt
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Compression straps

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Adjustable torso
  • Sleeping bag compartment
  • Reflective
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Shoulder strap pockets
  • Waterproof

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Packing Guide


See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Osprey Talon models (the most popular choice is the Talon 22).




Capacity/Weight Levels


The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
66 l1.6 oz0.27 oz/L
1111 l1.3 oz0.12 oz/L
2222 l1.8 oz0.08 oz/L
3333 l2 oz0.06 oz/L
4444 l2.4 oz0.05 oz/L


Osprey Talon
Average for 17,986+ different bags




Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Talon ranks #8 compared with the other Osprey bags.

Top 10% Osprey bag

6Osprey Ariel
4.62
Osprey Ariel
7Osprey Talon
4.59
Osprey Talon
8Osprey Aura
4.59
Osprey Aura
9Osprey Dyna
4.59
Osprey Dyna
10Osprey Ace
4.56
Osprey Ace

vs All Bags

The Osprey Talon ranks #37 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 5% bag

35Marmot Eldorado
4.59
Marmot Eldorado
36Osprey Talon
4.59
Osprey Talon
37The North Face Banchee
4.59
The North Face Banchee
38Osprey Aura
4.59
Osprey Aura
39Osprey Dyna
4.59
Osprey Dyna



Vs Other Bags


Osprey Talon vs Osprey Tempest

The Osprey Talon and the Osprey Tempest are great bags and make a weekend get-away easy to pack for. These bags are also ideal to use for camping trips.

The Osprey Talon is made with real quality. And this bag handles weather well. Also, when you set it down on rugged terrain, the bag will not get all torn up.

The Osprey Tempest will not frustrate you when you need to open the bag in a hurry, as the zippers slide smoothly with ease. This bag fits the contour of your body well, which makes long treks more comfortable.

Osprey Tempest 4.45 based on 358 reviews




Selected Reviews


Loadout Room

The Talon refrains from gimmicks; it is simple, but everything about it is practical. It is lightweight, comfortable, and can easily be adjusted to fit any body type.

Posted 1 December 2017 by Matt - Read full review

The Big Outside

For dayhikes of any distance, mountain biking, bike commuting, or adventure racing, when you need a little more space and want comfort and features without extra weight, they’re among the top two or three daypacks in that category.

Posted 17 May 2017 by Michael Lanza - Read full review

Gear Junkie

The Osprey Talon 22 is a perfect example of a versatile bag that works for anything, from bike commuting to hiking to, yes, even archaeological fieldwork. With its versatile design and durability, this bag will support any endeavor where a small day pack is a fit.

Posted 28 April 2017 by Steve Goranson - Read full review

Anthony Awaken people

Anthony Awaken

This pack is extremely well designed, incredibly comfortable, uses insanely high quality materials and offers a lot of storage space.

Posted 30 October 2016 by Anthony - Read full review


Bike Radar

A well made pack with decent capacity, but narrow straps can make it uncomfortable during more aggressive riding.

Posted 20 October 2016 by Jon Woodhouse - Read full review

Bike Radar

The Talon’s well designed harness system gives a truly comfortable feel out on the trail. The deep hip belt sits snugly in position and it’s easy to ?x the weight to your shoulders with the looped adjusters.

Posted 14 September 2010 by Russ Burton - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

Despite a few negatives, this pack is a real winner in my book. With loads from 20 to 25 lb (9 to 11 kg) it is very comfortable, and even with the 31 lb load (14 kg) I had no real problems with the pack. I would not hesitate to use this pack for a long hike as long as my loads stay reasonably light.

Posted 12 May 2010 by Coy Starnes - Read full review

Bike Radar

A superbly well-made pack that you can put on and forget. The value for money question is tricky. The design of the waistbelt makes this a better backpack than similarly-sized dedicated hydration packs.

Posted 16 May 2009 by Jenn Hopkins - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

The Talon 11 is a comfortable and lightweight pack. It is the perfect sized pack for day hikers and mountain biking.

Posted 21 March 2009 by Jennifer Estrella - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

I really like the Talon 44 and plan to use it for many years to come. If they change the way the side compression straps run over the pocket I will be all over a new one though. I leave with a shot of it on a snowy spring-time trail.

Posted 27 December 2008 by Raymond Estrella - Read full review

Bike Radar

This versatile, feature packed daypack doubles as a stable water carrier and is festooned with neat ideas that lift it above the herd. Its clever lightly-padded shoulder straps and hip belt make it comfortable even if you really load it up.

Posted 10 December 2007 by John Stevenson - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

It is a super comfortable backpack for all day hiking. The hydration system, the frame-sheet and the suspension systems are just the ideal for carrying it comfortably for long hours.

Posted 30 July 2007 by Raymond Estrella - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

It is a great pack for day hiking with a good hydration system. It is lightweight to carry.

Posted 19 June 2007 by Raymond Estrella - Read full review

Sierra Descents

It is an ultra light backpack and very comfortable to carry for long hours. It also has a good ventilation which is much imressive for hot weather.

Posted by Andy - Read full review

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Last updated on January 20, 2019

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