Compact, zip-access day pack for fast and light mountain days
The zip-access Osprey Talon 11 is a close-fitting men’s daypack for fast-moving adventures, and it boasts plenty of features for its compact size. The back system is adjustable and breathable, and once you’ve locked the fit in with the hip belt there’ll be no bouncing around when you’re scrambling over rough terrain. Inside the pack, a mesh pocket will help keep your gear organised, and there’s an injection-moulded framesheet to make sure nothing digs into your back. It’s compatible with hydration systems, and the outside has stretch mesh bottle pockets and zippered compartments in the hip belt where you can keep odds and ends. There are attachments for a pole or axe and a helmet, while a bungee on the front of the pack provides a good place to stash your waterproof
The Osprey story started in California in the 1970s, with one man, a sewing machine and a vision to make the world’s best outdoor packs. Today, it’s one of the most recognisable rucksack brands, relied on by athletes like Olympian Victoria Pendleton and elite mountaineers like Himalayan record-breaker Nirmal Purja.
All of Osprey's packs share the same twin hallmarks of fit and comfort. In fact, Osprey was an early adopter of breathable mesh, ergonomic hip-belts and packs designed specifically to fit women. Breathable back panels are still a feature of all their packs, and all except their most lightweight bags come with adjustable back-lengths for a perfect fit.
And in a world where outdoor enthusiasts are increasingly conscious of our environmental impact, many Osprey packs are made from durable recycled fabrics, while all feature PFC-free water-repellent coatings.
Best quality backpack for hiking/cycling that I have ever owned.