Rated 5 out of 5 by JoCan Osprey Talon 22 Backpack
After searching for the "perfect" pack to replace my nearly 20 year old backpack, reviews pointed me to the Osprey. It's large enough for everything I need, takes a hydration bladder, has a comfortable waist strap. My favorite feature is the curved plastic back that keeps the pack from touching my back, allowing airflow which prevents my back from getting sweaty no matter how long I'm out. Would buy this again.
September 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Nice pack
Nice day hike backpack. Have done 6 10-12 mile day hikes in the Adirondacks so far with this pack and the associated hydration bladder. Once adjusted very comfortable and does not get in the way. Good access to storage. would be nice to have a few more interior storage pockets, but not a dealbreaker.
July 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by runnersa comfortable, lots of room
I got this bag to replace another backpack that I had. I wanted a bag that could fit a lot more items and also had a nice hip belt. This bag fit all of those criteria. Although there aren't a lot of pockets on this bag, the front mesh pocket allows for a lot of things to be stuffed. The top small pocket is a little annoying if you put a lot of stuff in it because it will block things that are put in the main pocket. The straps on the waterbottle pockets can also be annoying because they don't allow you to just plop your bottle in the pocket, but they do help keep your bottle secure. Other than that the bag is great! Watch out for walking in the rain with the bag as it is not waterproof, but I haven't had any issues with water leaking into the bag.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HawkeyeHiker Osprey Talon 22
I've been searching for some time for the "perfect" day pack, one that keeps my back dry on hot days, has access to hip belt pockets, has only a few zippers and doesn't confuse me with a zillion pockets. A hydration-adaptable, easily adjusted rugged day pack I can use on trips as well when traveling on the plane. And I found it. Osprey's Talon 22 is just what I wanted, and I got it in my favorite color, blue. I travel with it on airline flights when I don't want to lug a brief case, and hike with it at state parks and on the AT. It's a day pack, after all. Not big enough to live out of but perfect for what you need to support a brief adventure. And your phone fits on your hip, along with your glasses. Perfect!
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jhnct Very Nice Day Hike Pack
This is a good day hike pack. My wife and I both have them and find them comfortable. So far I have not used it for higher regions in cold seasons where more gear would be required. The Osprey hydration bladder fits well. Make sure to get the right size and take the time to adjust straps and belts.
May 15, 2014