The Osprey Talon 22 Fully Reviewed
The Osprey Talon 22 is a super durable pack that’s roomy but lightweight. Like most Osprey brand packs, the Talon 22 has a ton of features that make it a versatile option for a variety of activities. The bag isn’t just a workhorse, it’s beautifully designed and even offers wearers the option of using its hydration compartment.
Whether you’re a run commuter, cyclist, or hiker, you should think about adding the Osprey Talon 22 to your gear rotation. The bag has so many features that there were even some users who complained about it being overwhelming. The Talon 22 is not for the minimalist. Instead, it’s the perfect pack for the hyper-organized athlete who wants to make sure their bag has a place for everything.
- Super durable
- Lots of room
- Hydration compartment
- Attractive design
- Very adjustable
- Tons of features
- Some of the pockets are kind of small
- Back panel not as breathable as some might like
The bag also has a spot for a helmet, making it a great choice for cyclists or those who commute to work on a bike. The bag has plenty of bungee cords to hold a variety of accessories and even a spot to attach a blinker light for visibility at night.
You'll also find a whistle attached to the bag's chest strap. But what about pockets, you ask? Not to worry, the bag is well equipped with additional storage space. There are pockets on the sides of the bag and in the hip area and there's a large expandable outer pocket.
The Osprey Talon 22 is actually lighter than the previous version of the pack. Keep in mind, the bag's capacity is either 20L or 22L depending on the size chosen. The bag also has seven pockets total on the outside of the bag so there's lots of room to store all your little supplies. There's a small protected stash pocket at the top of the bag, too. Most reviewers found the bag was big enough to fit everything they needed but some noted that not all bottles will fit in the side pockets, which disappointed some users.
- 7 exterior pockets including pockets on hip belt and a stash pocket for smaller items
- Helmet LidLock attachment
- Specific spot for trekking poles
- Adjustable fit
- Available in S/M or M/L
- Made of Nylon
- 20 or 22L capacity
- AirScape back design for breathability
If you only need access to hydration once in a while, don't worry since you can opt not to use a bladder with the bag. It's not built-in, so you don't need to worry about a useless accessory adding unwanted weight to your pack. For those who need a hydration option, the bladder fits easily into a separate compartment which makes refilling quick and no-fuss.
The bag also has plenty of pockets to store all sorts of items within easy reach. A Helmet LidLock attachment allows bicyclists to carry their headgear handsfree when they're on the move. All the extra features alone make the Osprey Talon 22 an excellent purchase.