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Osprey Talon 44 Martian Red

Osprey Talon 44 Martian Red

£72.00 £120.00
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The perfect lightweight pack for extended trips or minimalist multi day backpacking. Focused on lightweight endurance and free flowing ventilation the Talon 44 performs superbly.


Season : Sale

Code : 5430REDRED

Weight : 0KG

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The iconic Osprey Talon 44 was developed for the long distance endurance user who demands the best performing kit when out for multi-day adventures or backpacking. This light weight load lugger provides fantastic comfort and ventilation thanks to the Airscape back panel and BioStretch harness.

This generously sized pack has twin buckle top lid access that also serves to compress the pack if you're carrying less stuff. Inside the lid are two pockets, useful if you're carrying a map, phone or compass and require quick access.

Building on the success of the third generation talon, this fourth generation version incorporates an entirely new and redesigned back system. Technology from Osprey's larger and heavier weight packs has been applied with the Talon range, but still maintaining the lightweight and compact characteristics of the old pack. The hip belt features seamless lumbar support and wraps around the body tightly and securely. The fabrics have also been updated, with a more breathable mesh covered accordion foam being used throughout the back and hips. The new shape of the back panel allows more air to flow through and reduces the overall contact between your back and the pack. All Talon packs sit close to your back for stability and security yet still breathe superbly. Because the Talon 44 does not have a rigid frame it moulds to your shape distributing the weight evenly across shoulders and hips.

The shoulder harness and hip belt are made with BioStretch materials, die cut EVA foam and stretch fabrics move with your body for un-restricted movement when scrambling, climbing and trekking. Hydration access is simple and quick, an external sleeve lets you whip out your bladder for re-filling without having to enter the main compartment. Despite its light weight the Talon 44 does not scrimp on features with twin zipped hip belt pockets, stretch side pockets, stretch front pocket, stretch pocket on harness and the brilliant Stow-on-the-go trekking pole attachment system. 

A 70 x 100D Nylon construction means not only will this pack supply you with almost every feature known to a pack, it'll last years of abuse, whatever the activity. 

  • AirScape backpanel with foam ridges for ventilation
  • Sternum strap with emergency whistle
  • Stretch mesh side pockets with InsideOut compression
  • Top lid access
  • Stretch front pocket
  • Reflective graphics
  • Twin zippered hip belt pockets
  • Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment
  • Twin ice axe loops
  • Adjustable torso length
  • Stretch pocket on harness
  • External hydration access
  • Internal key attachment clip
  • LED bike light attachment point
  • Side compression straps
  • Twin ice axe loops
Care & Advice

Getting the correct fit for your rucksack is as important as getting the fit right for your boots. A badly fitting pack can inflict misery and discomfort and completely ruin your adventure. This guide is designed to help you get the best fit and comfort from your chosen pack so that carrying all your kit becomes a pleasure and not a chore.


If the pack has an adjustable back length, adjust this to your correct level. Your back length is not related to your height but your torso length. Many packs, and specifically the bigger and more technical packs are available in different back lengths or feature adjustable back systems. Contrary to popular belief, your torso length and not your overall height is the key to getting a well fitted pack. Tall people don’t necessarily have long torsos, just as shorter people don’t always have a short torso length.

Your torso length can be found by measuring from your C7 vertebra (the bony protrusion at the back of your neck when looking down) to the height of your iliac crest (top of your hip bones, where you put your hands on your hips). This measurement will give you an idea of which pack back length to choose.

Once you've got the back length sorted, either by selecting the correct size pack or adjusting the back system, you can begin to follow these simple steps to help achieve a comfortable carry.


Before you start fitting the pack, loosen off all the straps as this will make it easier to get the correct tension later.


Fasten the backpack hipbelt, the general position is the same as where you’d put your ‘hands on hips’ This area is called the pelvic girdle, and what you can feel when you rest your hand on the area is the bony protuberance, the iliac crest. The iliac crest can support the weight from a pack comfortably, and for sustained periods. The padded section of the hipbelt should encompass this and fit securely.

Tighten the straps so the hipbelt feels secure and held firmly around your body. Ensure that the lumbar pad is centered to your lower back to give you maximum support. Remember that your hips carry most of the weight of the pack, so this should be firm but comfortable.


Next, adjust the shoulder straps, pull them until they start to become snug, but ensure that they are not too tight as to lift the pack off your hips. Remember tightening them will stabilise the pack but will increase pressure over the shoulders. If the back length of the pack is correct the shoulder straps will be flush to your shoulders whilst the hipbelt sits in place comfortably. The point where the shoulder straps attach to the main body of the pack should be roughly half way down your shoulder blades; this ensures  that the shoulder straps rolls evenly over the top of your shoulders to distribute the weight correctly.


Fasten the chest strap and pull until taut but not tight, the elastic section should not be extended. This helps keep the shoulder straps from catching in your shoulder joints and keeps the stability of the pack when moving over rough ground.


Top tensioner straps link the shoulder straps to the top of the pack. When tightened, their main function is to stabilise the top part of the pack. The optimum angle for these straps in 45º, but they will stabilise the load even when horizontal or at a more obtuse angle. Tighten them until you feel the top part of the pack rest against your pack, over tightening them will create excessive pressure on the front of your shoulders.


Side tension straps are linked to the hipbelt. By tightening these straps you can stabilise the load but reduce the hipbelt flexibility. Where balance is critical tightening them can help you feel more secure. However, if you are striding out over easy terrain it’s better to loosen these straps to allow full hip flexibility.


Side compression straps come next, pulling these tight does two things: firstly, it stabilises the load, secondly it can lift the lower part of the pack, repositioning the load closer to your back.


Following these steps should give you a comfortable but secure fit on your pack. Sometimes adjustments will need to be made on the go depending on the terrain or the load you are carrying. The perfect fit is very much a personal preference so experiment with different tensions on the pack to find what suits you best.

Technical Information

Fabrics: 70x 100D Nylon Shadowbrick / 420HD Nylon Packcloth

Size (S/M) - 42 Litres
Size (M/L) - 44 Litres

Weight (S/M) - 1.02kg
Weight (M/L) - 1.10kg

  • 4

    Osprey Talon 44 Martian Red ,  On

    Used osprey app to size pack before purchase, find pack after adjusting fits but waist belt could be a good few inches longer to allow you to tighten hip belt. I have a well used older version of this pack but was m/l size belt was not an issue on that (I am 33 waist). So looks as if app has a few issues, I have not used pack in anger yet as I purchased for an alpine trip later in year but will give it a test before I go. One star off because of hip belt length
    YES Byron would recommend this item
  • 4

    Osprey Talon 44 Martian Red ,  On

    Very comfortable carrying about 10kg on the E5 from Oberstdorf to Bolzano over 10 days. Light weight. It would be good to have waterproof pockets on the hip belt and a rain cover for the sack.
    YES Paul would recommend this item
  • 5

    Osprey Talon 44 Martian Red ,  On

    A cracking lightweight rucksack perfect for a long weekend. Used last weekend walking the Grey Corries near Fort William - perfectly balanced with an all up weight of around 25 pounds for 2 nights wild camping. Much lighter than my Osprey Atmos 65 - which I love but old legs make the lighter pack more manageable. Dispatched immediately from the good people at Trekitt - and cheaper than the competition - would highly recommend if you are striving for an ever lighter rucksack that won’t fall to bits after a couple of uses.
    YES Martin would recommend this item
  • 5

    Osprey Talon 44 Martian Red ,  On

    I bought this bag as i was doing a few trips in the summer. I managed to fit a large 3 man tent as well as all the kit i needed for a 5 day trip including coal and booze. I could not fault this bag one bit as we managed to do long distances, climbs, and even a short run with no issues at all.
    YES Jamie Rutherford would recommend this item
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The whole ordering and delivery process went very smoothly but unfortunately the boots I had ordered were slightly too narrow and had to be returned, the no quibbles returns process was quick and easy, with Trekitt keeping me informed by email at every step of the way, including receipt of my parcel and when my refund had been processed. Service and communication with this company always excellent.

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