To start, I've never owned a pack that fits so well. The belt actually felt attached to my lower back, thereby keeping the pack upright and snug. Normally, after a few hours of hiking, my shoulders start to ache, but the Talon said, "nope, we'll take that off of your shoulders govna".
Once again, Osprey's innovation matched my serious demands. I barely broke a sweat on my serious bouldering adventure. The Airscape backpanel kept the temps down and the comfort up. Thus, what I call, "backspat", or the lovely sweaty goop that forms on your lower back, was replaced with cool breezes and, most importantly, a dry back! Speaking of innovation, I love the belt hipbelts. Of the many accessories you could keep in this reachable storage system, I opted for my blackberry tour and treats for when I wanted to take a picture or have a snack. It was all right there!
The large opening made it easy for me to stuff long pants, a sweater, water bottle, energy drink, climbing shoes, chalk bag and more in the Talon 22.
I love the hipbelt!!!! You can see one of my candies poking its little wrapper out... Hi little candy!
Tsunami - v5