Gear Talk: Talon And Tempest 2021 By Osprey

We’ve said it before and we’ll no doubt say it a million times more. We LOVE Osprey backpacks! Following on from our Brand Focus of Osprey, today we wanted to highlight two of our absolute favourite new updated versions of classic Osprey packs for 2021, the Talon and the Tempest.

So whether you’re a keen mountain cyclist, an avid trekker or even just are looking for a day to day pack you can throw on without having to worry, we’re sure that the new Talon or Tempest will help you fulfill your trekking dreams!

The Talon 2021

Firstly, let’s take a look at the talon. This iconic staple of Osprey was first envisioned over 10 years ago and Osprey have continued to innovate with this iconic staple ever since. All of the new Talons are now constructed with high-quality bluesign®-approved recycled high-tenacity nylon, so it’s fantastic to know that you’re helping the environment by using a bag that uses fewer raw materials than ever before.

Likewise, all Talons feature the cleverly designed AirScape™ foam backpanel combined with a seamless lumbar-to-hipbelt body wrap increases air flow and provides an even more comfortable carrying experience, by keeping the load close to the body and spreading the weight evenly around the hips. Finally, walkers rejoice as both the talon and tempest are built with Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachments, giving the perfect solution for storing your trekking poles as well as multiple compression straps to keep your dear in place..

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There really is a talon for everyone. To keep things short, we’ll outline some of the best uses for each of the sizes and then highlight some of their more unique features of each size.

The Talon 11

Unlike it’s larger counterparts, the 11 is built to be lightweight, comfortable, durable and exceptionally versatile. This pack makes for the perfect walking or day trip companion as the ideal bag to simply throw on whenever you need. Utilising a corded backing to keep your gear tightly in place, the talon 11 is ideal for those general days out around town, or the casual wander with family or friends.

The Talon 22

Next up we’ve got the slightly larger Talon 22. The perfect pack for those slightly heavier walks or camps where you might need to bring a little more kit than one day. This helps make the Talon 22 one of the most versatile mid-size packs available. The slightly more enhanced harness is cleverly designed with the Airscape ridges enabling better breathability, seamless hip belt in combination with the torso strap allows it to hug your torso securely even during high-energy activities, so cyclists rejoice as you can be sure that this pack won’t throw you off your bike anytime soon!

On the front of the pack is a large PowerMesh pocket, which is ideal for a wet jacket or an extra layer of clothing, so if you’re ever caught out on those suddenly windy days, you’ll always know your jacket is nearby – All in all, the Talon 22 is an excellent pack that can be used for walking, climbing, running and cycling it really is very versatile and comfortable.

The Talon 33

The big boy of the bunch and Osprey have certainly not held back! This incredible pack is loaded full of features and comfort to help make camping and trekking trips as relaxing as possible.

The Osprey Talon 33 ‘2021 carries a little more than the average daysack adding to its versatility for longer trips, or where extra gear is needed. Similar to the 22, the Talon 33 also holds an incredibly sturdy harness system with Airscape ridges, to allow a comfortable and breathable fit even during high output activities.

With the aforementioned Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment, twin ice axe attachments and InsideOut compression straps, as well as countless zipped and PowerMesh™ pockets, you’ll feel like you have an entire utility belt at your fingertips!

The Tempest 2021

Much like the Talon, the Tempest has been in the Osprey range for close to 10 years and are ideal for commuting, day hikes, mountain marathons and everything in between.

However innovates in an entirely new way by being a pack designed with women in mind. Where some women struggle with the hip placements on some larger packs and find the positioning rather uncomfortable, the Tempest has created a tried and tested formula to suit the hips and waistline, creating an incredibly versatile pack which exceptional comfort. The use of a sternum strap also means that the pack can be adjusted up and down, making the bag much more usable for women who also find fixed position straps across the chest uncomfortable.

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Which much like the Talon, come in a range of colours and allow for an incredible level of versatility and performance whilst out and about. Ultimately the talon and tempest share a lot of the same DNA so almost all of the features found on the talon can also be found on the tempest, with a few addons to enhance comfort for women.

The Tempest 9

Much like the Talon 11, the Tempest 9 is designed to be the perfect day out, general walking pack that you can easily sling on and off you go! 

All Tempest models also feature the bluesign®-approved recycled high-tenacity nylon, so you know your pack will be just as durable and reliable as well as the AirScape™ foam backpanel and  lumbar-to-hipbelt designed to help shift the weight of the pack onto the hips whilst still maintaining exceptional maneuvorability.

This incredible lightweight pack makes for the ideal companion due to it’s Front bungee compression system to keep your gear safe and easy access ‘over the top’ zip design so you can access everything quickly and easily.

The Tempest 20

Almost identical to the Talon 22, the Tempest 20 is a brilliant medium sized pack that is made for those slightly longer walks in mind. Stylish, and packed full of the same fantastic features such as zipped pockets on each side of the hipbelt allow quick and easy access to smaller items such as phone, snacks and GPS. Another nice addition to the entire tempest and talon range is the emphasis placed on staying hydrated. Re-filling your hydration reservoir has been made easy with the quick access external hydration sleeve with reservoir hanging loop.

This Rucksack comes in two back lengths: WXS/S which is 35 cm (14 inch) and can be adjusted up to 48.5 cm (19 inch) and WM/L which is 49 cm (20 inch) and can be adjusted up to 60 cm (24 inch). It is best to measure your torso length and choose accordingly.

The Tempest 30

Finally, we have our team’s personal favourite, the Tempest 30. Unbelievably versatile and even more shockingly lightweight for a 30 litre pack, the Tempest 30 will suit anyone who needs an easy to use pack with added versatility for longer trips.

Putting comfort are the forefront, the close to body fit moves with you instead of feeling like you are lugging about a huge weight on your shoulders. Likewise, thanks to slimline feel of the bag and AirScape backpanel, the tempest (and talons) have both maximised space in pack, the bucket entry also allows for easy access to get kit in and out, making it perfect for the trekker on the go or those who need to pull out a raincoat quickly!

All in all the Tempest 30 is an excellent versatile pack well sized for any mountain adventure whether in summer or winter.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this quick breakdown of the new Talon and Tempest ranges for 2021! We’re incredibly excited to be stocking them and know that you’ll love them just as much as we do! For more information, contact our team today! 

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