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Perfect for day hikes or adventure races, the top-loading Osprey Talon 18 Pack offers a lightweight, ventilated harness and comfortable back panel in a technical and durable design.


Navigate through a labyrinth of trees, hop in your canoe, paddle into a slot canyon and then climb your way out to get to the finish line. Whether you're in the middle of an adventure race, or just working your way through a typical weekend day, the Osprey Talon 18 Daypack is an excellent lightweight carrier for your gear and water along the way. This top-loading backpack holds up to twenty pounds of gear, while its mesh-padded shoulder straps and hip-belt wrap you in breathable, cushioned comfort. The hip-belt's ErgoPull adjustment makes it easy to tighten or loosen on the fly, and the shoulder and sternum straps can also be adjusted for a perfect fit tailored to your load. The ventilating ridged foam back panel keeps you fresh through long day hikes or multi-sport excursions. Loop and bungee attachments hold tools and trekking poles, and multiple smaller pockets hold items you'd like to quickly access. Control the volume of your load with side compression straps, and use the straps to hold additional items. The top lid protects gear in the main compartment, and the rugged nylon fabric stands up to the abuse that long days outdoors throw at it.


The Osprey Talon 18 Pack is a multi-use backpack for lightweight outdoor adventures. The Talon 18 is an 18 liter pack, prepped and ready for a day hike, trail running, or perhaps you'll be pedaling the trail. The Airscape backpanel provides stability and comfort with ridge molded foam and a center channel for airflow right where you need it most. The BioStretch harness and hipbelt hoist the load onto your back and stabilize it with a sternum strap, just adjust each webbing tab to your liking along the way. Stay hydrated by slipping a hydration reservoir into the external hydration compartment, a dedicated little spot that keeps your drink away from your extra layers. Stash small Items in the stash pocket, perhaps a rain jacket in the front bungee and the LidLock is always ready to hold onto your helmet when not in use. There really isn't much the Talon 18 will say no to. Maybe chicken wings. Features of the Osprey Talon 18 Pack Dual entry stretch woven side pockets with Inside Out compression External hydration Fixed gender specific Bio Stretch hipbelt Single ice tool attachment Top load main compartment access with fixed top pocket

- Moosejaw

The Talon 18 is a top loading technical daypack with a fixed top pocket ideal for day hiking and adventure racing. Lower tool loop works in conjunction with fixed bungee too tie-offs to provide stable and secure ice tool carry. The ever popular Talon Series has truly become Osprey's legacy pack and has defined the pack category of lightweight, high-performance, multi-sport packs.


Osprey's Talon 18 Backpack is a top loading technical daypack with a fixed top pocket ideal for day hiking and adventure racing. The top load main compartment grants easy access with its fixed top pocket while the gender-specific BioStretch hipbelt keeps your load centered and under control on the sketchiest trails. A single attachment point secures your ice tool and an external hydration compartment refills quickly and easily. Dual stretch side pockets tame small objects on the trail.

- Mountain Gear

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