Osprey Talon 22 review: a versatile backpack for walking and riding

Osprey’s Talon range has been the brand’s go-to offering of top quality hiking packs for several years now. This pack adds cycling-specific features. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
The Talon 22, as the name suggests, is a 22-litre daypack designed for a variety outdoor pursuits from hiking to mountain biking. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
The bulk of the Talon is fashioned from recycled 100D x 210D nylon, with the use to two grades bulking out load-bearing areas but keeping weight down. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
This clever use of materials means that the pack weighs in at a svelte 0.9kg, which is highly impressive form something that is this feature-rich. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
Osprey’s proprietary Airscape back panel sees several foam ribs lift the pack away from the wearer’s back to allow air to circulate. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
With loads of pockets and panels, there's an area to stash pretty much everything you need for a day out, including helmets and walking poles. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
Although not the best for mountain biking or off-road riding, this is a great daypack for those who want something that can handle a multitude of tasks. (image credit: The Gear Loop)