Thank you again Ray Estrella - Re: OR - Osprey Talon 22
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- Here you go, Ray. Nothing much in the way of edits.
> It is tacky feeling inside the body. There are appliqués of raptor### EDIT: its
> talons on either side of the front of the pack giving the series
name, as can be seen above.
>### EDIT: delete "of"
> The pack consists of a single panel or front loading sack. There are
> no dividers inside of
it. It is accessed by way of a double-pulled
> zipper that curves around the upper portion of the pack..### EDIT: Extra period here
>### EDIT: forementioned [according to OED]
> Each side of the hip belt sports a decent sized pocket. The body of
> the pockets are stretch mesh, while the top is the shadow-check
> nylon. A zipper with the fore mentioned
nice sized finger pull
> accesses them.### EDIT: belies
> 22 mile (35 km) climb of Mount San Jacinto and surrounding areas by
> way of Devil's Slide Trail with 6000' (1829 m) of total elevation
> gain. Very cold day with temps in the high 30's F (3 C) for much of
> it. I started off with a heavy 16 lb (7.3 kg) pack weight that did
> not change a lot as I did not drink much because of the cold temps.
> Here is a picture crossing a creek near the Mohave Reservoir.
> I got a Talon 33 in February of 2007. I have been a fan of Osprey
> packs for about 4 years and have owned two (now three) others. My
> regular hiking partners Dave and (fiancée) Jenn each have one of
> their packs too. The comfort of the pack belied
its weight. But I
> found that I did not need all the room of it so I got the Talon 22### COMMENT: Why do pack designers do this? The GG Vapor Trail etc.
> three weeks later, and loved it more! This is my favorite day pack
> ! But they do one other thing that drives me nuts, and is my only
> real complaint. They go across the side pockets making it almost
> impossible to easily access the pocket, especially for a water
> bottle. I wish that they would run the strap though a "button-hole"
> in the pocket that would allow pack body compression while still
> leaving the pocket completely usable.
have the same issue. One of life's little mysteries.
>### COMMENT: Yeah, a must. I second that with feeling.
> I really wish that Osprey had included a tool loop below the bungee
> tie-off. In fact I wish that it was centered more also. While this
> pack will not go out in winter (the Talon 33 is going to be taking
> over that duty, stay tuned for the review) I still like to be able to
> tie off my trekking poles when the climbing gets dicey enough to need
> two hands available.
> So other than that and the side compression straps going over the
> pockets I can find nothing negative to say about this sweet pack. By
> the end of this year it should have at least a couple hundred more
> miles (320 km) under its hip belt. I really think that Osprey has a
> winner with this pack and the whole series from what I can tell from
> my two examples. Here is a shot going through a rock field south of
> Big Bear, California on the PCT.
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> Here you go, Ray.
I made the changes, made a folder and uploaded it. Thank you for the