Rated5out of5byRTMfromGreat Day Pack with Lots of FeaturesI got this bag to have a smaller hydration-friendly day pack for ~10 mile hikes. This bag has so many great features, my favorite being the pockets on front straps for easy access to snack bars and smartphone. I actually didn't use the waist strap - it was stable without it. It has a lot of pockets for such a small bag. Venilation was great. I carried an pack of snacks, a first aid kit, mylar blanket, keys, and a few other small necessities. My 2L Osprey resorvior fit perfectly. The only trouble I had was finding a good place for the magnet strap clip for the resorvior mouthpiece. It all worked out though. Overall a fantastic bag, sturdy, strong, good looking, and comfortable, with perfect amount of space for a 10-20 mile hike.
Date published: 2013-11-17
Rated5out of5byMayaTCofromLove My Osprey Talon 11!I bought another backpack online from REI, basically relying on the brand name, but it just didn't fit right. I returned it and the staff at REI helped me find the perfect backpack (Osprey Talon 11 Pack by Osprey). I highly recommend going into the store and trying out the backpacks! They even put beanbags (for weight) in the backpacks I was considering to give me an idea of how they would feel, which was incredibly helpful, especially since I was about to put the Osprey back and purchase a different backpack. I'm very happy with my purchase and will continue to shop REI!
Date published: 2013-11-13
Rated4out of5bylaluna615fromAwesome little packI purchsed this pask as a small day pack for spring/summer and earely fall hikes in the Northwest. I do a lot of long one day hikes 12 plus miles.
The pack is great big enough for the essentials, small enough to keep it light. The only Con is the two zippers on the waist pockets are hard to zip back up, and I wish there was a way to remove the helemt clip, other than that excellecnt pack.
Date published: 2013-07-02
Rated5out of5byeddybfromA Superb Little PackI was searching for small, comfortable, well-designed day pack with lots of useful features. This pack, in my opinion, is ideal.
I use this pack daily. On long walks and day hikes, it's perfect for carrying a few extra might-need items like a sweater, a pair of gloves, a rain jacket, a water bottle and lunch or snacks. I also use it around town and for trips to the library or grocery store.
The pack is very comfortable and has features you'd expect to find only in a larger pack. The hip belt and sternum strap make the pack feel as though it's a part of my body when I'm walking or jogging. The slim cut to the pack bag keeps it out of the way of elbow and arm motion. The two zippered packets, one internal and one external are great for securing my wallet, keys, glasses case and other small items. The two small pockets on the shoulder straps fit my old fashioned flip phone nicely and hold it securely.
I highly recommend this pack.
Date published: 2013-02-21
Rated5out of5bydrharpsfromBrilliant packI use this pack for every hike I go on as well as other day excursions. Great construction and well thought out.
Aside from that Osprey has hands-down the best customer service. I recently sent in a backpack to be repaired (part of their lifetime warranty) and it was so damaged they replaced it for free without question. Fantastic company with fantastic products.
Date published: 2012-12-18
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