Osprey Talon 6 review: a minimalist pack for cycling, hiking and more

The Osprey Talon 6 lumbar bag offers space for essential kit when running, hiking or cycling. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
With a capacity of six litres spread across two compartments, the Talon 6 affords space for drinks bottles, compact waterproofs and nutrition. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
We managed to squeeze a good amount of kit inside, including a 29er inner tube, CO2 inflator and a couple of canisters, mini pump, multi tool and rain cape. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
The Talon employs a pair of minimally padded but excellently ventilated hip belts with wide straps to spread the load across the user's hips. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
A figure-hugging and highly adaptable waist strap makes it easy to get a secure but very comfortable fit. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
The use of Osprey’s fabled AirScape back panel prevents your back from becoming a sweaty mess after full gas efforts. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
The Talon 6 offers the freedom to ride, run or hike without a bulky backpack, while keeping essential items safe, dry and secure. (image credit: The Gear Loop)