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Osprey Talon 33 Review

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Price:   $130 List | Sale $129.94 online  —  Compare prices at 6 resellers
Pros:  Well ventilated, stretchy front pocket, many features such as helmet clip, very adjustable, versatile, separate compartment for hydration bladder.
Cons:  Hard to lash bigger items to the outside, water bottle pockets are small.
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Manufacturer:   Osprey


The Osprey Talon 33 is the larger version of the feature-rich Osprey Talon 22 that won raves from our reviewers and was crowned with the Outdoor Gear Lab Editors' Choice award. If for you size matters, then the Talon 33 might be worth a look.

Both packs come in two sizes: S/M and M/L. Comparing the capacity in liters of the Talon 22 and 33 produces these numbers: S/M size, Talon 22, 20 liters, Talon 33, 31 liters; M/L size, Talon 22, 22 liters, Talon 33, 33 liters. Not surprisingly, the Talon 33 weighs three to four ounces more, depending on the size. And, of course, the Talon 33 costs more about $130 list price compared to about $100 for the Talon 22, although both are often available at good discounts. The 33 comes in four colors; the 22 in five.

For a deeper look at how the Talon family stacks up, check out our complete review of the Osprey Talon 22 and our full Daypack Review.

Other Versions

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Osprey Talon 22
  • Cost - $100
  • Editors' Choice Award Winner!
  • Excellent and comfortable daypack
  • Panel loading style

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Talon 6
  • Cost - $70
  • Hip pack style waist pack
  • 2 water bottle holders
  • Ideal for day hikes, trail running, or cross country skiing.

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Talon 11 and Talon 18
  • Cost - $90
  • Panel loading and top loading designs
  • Small day packs ideal for single day adventures

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Talon 44
  • Cost - $150
  • Top loading pack
  • Great crag pack, overnight backpacking trips, or stocked up day hikes

Steve McNamara

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