- October 2 2011
The S/M pack fits my relatively small frame incredibly well - sits well on the shoulders, narrow across the back, no pressure points. I didn't realize how poorly my old pack fits until I spent a day in this one. Its really light weight, but so far is holding up well. I'm an efficient packer, but this might not be big enough for bigger people or those who need more food, water, etc.
- August 29 2011
Great for the Petite-Framed Woman
Perfect for day-hikes. Being petite, I like to like minimize what I have to take on hikes and climbs. I had a lumbar pack before which couldn't carry quite as much as I wanted. The Raptor 11 (S/M) carried twice as much the lumbar pack and felt half of the weight even with emergency balms and bandages, food for the day, a filled 2L Hydro Form bladder, and a jacket. I even had room to spare. Weight distribution was great - I could have easily carried it all day long. Plus, in photos, the backpack didn't look overwhelming on me (always a good thing). I was also really impressed by quality of the pack itself and the attention to design.
- December 5 2010
I have grown to really appreciate the build quality and features of the osprey packs - from messenger bags to backapcking packs, it all works. The talon is a great form fitting pack, small footprint but very efficient in storing gear and well balanced on your back. highly recommended.
- November 15 2010
I use this backpack for long day hikes, it adjusts to fit almost any height as I am 5'3 and my boyfriend is 6'4 uses this pack. Extra pockets are really nice and the adjustable waist strap helps take the load off the hydration pack that you could possible fit in. Also, pretty neat feature, when you add your own hydration pack it has some sort of material in the back that allows your back to stay cool while not getting wet. Overall totally worth the price!
- May 13 2010
I bought this pack to commute to and from work. I only carry lunch and some cloths, but not much. I find this pack really comfortable to carry and deceptively big on the inside. I have yet to over pack for my ride to work. If you are looking for a comfortable day pack to ride or hike with, this may be the one for you. Plenty of storage, easy to access, and you can put a hydration bladder in it.