Osprey Talon 33 Features:
The Talon 33 is Osprey's mountain professional. The AirScape™ back panel and die-cut foam hipbelt and harness keeps your load under close control but allows ventilation to run free. The shoulder harness is length adjustable, to fit you just right. The zipped pockets on each side of the hipbelt allow quick and easy access to smaller items like phone, powerbar, GPS etc. The dual buckle lid closure with integrated top compressor beneath means unrivalled top load compression and the side compressors are designed to run either under or over the stretch powermesh side pockets. On top of the lid you will find another conveniently placed pocket, ideal for gloves, hat, map etc. On the front of the Talon 33 you also have a large powermesh pocket, which is ideal for a wet jacket or extra layer of clothing. Keeping hydrated during activity is essential and re-filling your hydration reservoir has been made easy with Osprey's design of quick access external hydration sleeve.
Bought the ruck sack based on reviews from a number of sources and friends experiences with other products from the Osprey brand. No question it's on the expensive end but in my opinion well worth it. It takes a couple of walks with cheap ruck sacks to realise your mistakes with unknown, cheaper brands ... this ruck really fits well, had oodles of space for a day's walk and real nifty features that came in handy. The comfort was it's major selling point, so well balanced you barely noticed it and you can tie your shoe laces or scramble without the bag wobbling around even when full laden. I feel a close bond forming with this ruck sack ...
A lightweight and comfortable rucksack that comes in two sizes (31ltr / 33ltr). The pack strikes a great balance between breathability and stability. It has lots of pockets and an external hydration compartment which if not used comes in handy for storing a map. The pole loop comes in handy when you don't want to stop to put them away. All in all an excellent rucksack.