The Osprey Talon 22 continues as the top scoring pack in our tests. This award-winner was upgraded in 2017 and is now even lighter and more comfortable. After buying and testing the latest version, we confirm it is still the best of the best. Due to exceptional ventilation and the ability for a completely customizable fit, the Talon is one of the most comfortable packs we tested. No matter what activities you're into, the Talon excels in just about any application. With features like its helmet attachment, bungee attachments for trekking poles and an ice axe loop as well as a blinker clip patch, the features of this pack will make your life easier.
If you're looking for a minimalist pack, check out the REI Co-op Flash 18 or Top Pick Marmot Kompressor 18, both of which weigh only 10 ounces. On a budget but want a relatively full-featured pack, the Best Buy REI Co-op Flash 22 fits the bill.
If you like the Talon 22 as you go to daypack but are looking for a little more space, check out the Talon 33. This daypack touts all the same features that you love about the Talon 22 but gives you an additional 11L of space to play with.