Light backpacking, thru-hiking, trekking pack that features stow on a go for trekking pole attachment, a removable zippered top pocket, under lid mesh map pocket, pherphial aluminum frame with aluminum head cup, expandable collar with dual drawcords, under lid compression strap, front and side stretch woven pockets, dual ice axe loops with bungee tool tie-offs, side compression/carry straps, sewn-in sleeping pad straps and a zippered sleeping bag compartment
Osprey's lightest multi-day backpack, the Talon 44 carries everything you need for overnighters, thru-hiking, climbing, and cragging.
The Talon 44 includes stretch mesh harness pockets for snacks and a comfortable BioStretch foam harness.
The Talon 44 relies on Osprey's AirScape suspension system to provide comfort to hikers, mountain bikers, and serious runners. Built around a ridge-molded foam back panel with grip mesh covering, the system offers ample ventilation to keep you comfortable throughout the day. The pack's BioStretch adjustable harness and mesh-covered, slotted foam hipbelt, meanwhile, help distribute weight evenly across the body. As a result, the bag won't weigh you down even as the miles stretch into the dozens. The harness includes an adjustable sternum strap with a rescue whistle buckle, while the hipbelt offers a modified ErgoPull closure to ensure a secure fit. And to keep your load from becoming unwieldy, the pack includes an aluminum rail structure with composite side struts.
Despite the easy-to-maneuver design, the Talon 44 is spacious enough to carry all your adventure essentials. The pack offers dual zippered panel access to the main compartment, along with a top zippered mesh slash pocket for smaller items. You can also store gear in the spacious stretch-woven front pocket, the dual stretch-woven side pockets (with InsideOut compression), the dual stretch mesh hipbelt pockets, and the sewn-in stretch mesh harness pockets. And hydration is key for any outdoor activity, which is why the Talon 44 offers an easy-access external hydration slot that holds bladders as large as 3 liters (bladders sold separately).
Other features include an ice axe attachment point, an adjustable webbing strap that secures a rope under the lid of the Talon 44, a floating top pocket to keep you organized, a laced bungee cord with fabric wings to keep your extras secure, a LidLock attachment clip for a bike helmet, an integrated blinker light attachment, zippered sleeping bag access, and a sewn-in tow loop attachment point.
- Dimensions: 10 by 27 by 8 inches (W x H x D)
- Small/medium: 2,600 cubic inches/42 liters; weighs 2 pounds 6 ounces
- Medium/large: 2,700 cubic inches/44 liters; weighs 2 pounds 10 ounces
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