Osprey Talon 33 Backpack

Just a quick post about the above. I’ve been eyeing it up for quite a while now, even before my recent Camino Finisterre. There are many different sites and forums that rave about it, because of it’s many pockets, because it is well-ventilated and because it is probably the lightest pack on the market. However, this particular rucksack is not sold in Ireland for some strange reason. So, for my recent trip to Spain, I stuck with my trusted and loved Lowe Alpine Airzone 35-45litre and left a change for another day. It’s a great bag “but” it’s a little too big for the Caminos that I usually take, which are 1-2 weeks.

The left is the Osprey Talon and the right is my current Lowe Alpine.

As mentioned before, my next outing in Spain will be along the Camino Ingles next May. However, before then, I have a good bit of testing to do when it comes in the post. This is the first time I have purchased a pack online without trying it out beforehand, but I can always send it back if it doesn’t suit. I think it’s safe to say that 2 packs will suffice now 🙂 Here’s hoping my Lowe Alpine doesn’t read this post!!

Here is a review of the Talon 33:

2 thoughts on “Osprey Talon 33 Backpack

  1. It has been an excellent choice for me. Make sure you get the right size (S/M for me). It doesn’t have that many pockets, but I find that too many pockets complicates my organization. Osprey honours its All-Mighty Guarantee and replaced my backpack after it was deformed due to over-zealous heat treatment for bedbugs! I hope it works out for you too.

    • I have chosen the S/M as I’m not that tall. About the pockets, I’ve read it has up to 10 pockets. That’s incorrect so. I bought this pack on ebay however the buyer will accept returns if it does not suit me. 🙂

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