- January 27 2011
I bought this to replace a bigger and older pack. I needed something large and light. This os the perfect pack! You can fit a lot of stuff in here. It works great on my hikes through Nevada. So far it is holding up well. I bought the nikwax treatments for this pack too. I would reommend treating the pack to protect your gear and investment.
- May 3 2010
The Best Light Weight Pack I've Owned!
The Talon 44 is a great easy to use backpack. I found it quite roomy holding all my gear for a week. Love that it is so lightweight, has side pockets on the hep belt and has a zipper for getting in the bottom of the pack so you don't have to dig down. The floating pocket on top of the pack is perfect for large loads. I also own the Talon 11 and love the fact that it holds up to wear and tear. I wouldn't expect anything less of the 44. Don't leave home with out an Osprey!
- December 2 2009
Great overall pack
This backpack is very versatile! If you want one pack that can do numerous activities, this may be the one. This pack has been awesome for 4+ days backpacking in the Cascades and Sierra Mountains, in winter and summer. I also travel a lot with it on the plane, as it is can fit in the overhead compartment very well (not filled to the max but pretty close) letting you go with only a carry on. I also use it for day trips climbing. Everything fits a rope, draws and or trad gear, lunch, water and clothes with no problem and is comfortable. One problem is that this is a light weight pack = thin fabric. I have already patched my pack twice, but still love it and would recommend to anyone.
- November 13 2008
Great Pack. The best I've ever owned!
Seriously, I find a new pocket on this guy everytime I use it. Tons of useful loops and straps all over.
- August 29 2008
outstanding pack, im sticking with Osprey forever.