Cortez, CO – July 20, 2020 — Osprey,the leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative carry solutions, today announced a full series update to their versatile Talon/Tempest series including new styles, a new injection-molded, ridged-foam AirScape backpanel and more durable, sustainable fabrics. One of the most versatile technical pack series ever created, Talon/Tempest is designed for dynamic body movement whether you’re bagging peaks or bikepacking.

“Talon/Tempest is one of Osprey’s flagship products and for good reason,” said Erik Hamerschlag, Sr. Product Manager at Osprey. “It’s a leader in the lightweight technical pack category and for Spring 2021 we put it under a microscope to see how we could make better. Consideration was taken with each detail of each pack, including improving feature and suspension functionality, upgrading to premium sustainable fabrics and addressing consumer requests for more volume and style offerings.”

Key to the redesign is the all new injection-molded, die-cut foam AirScape backpanel engineered with horizontal channels to allow flex in the vertical plane while staying flat horizontally. The injection-molded framesheet eliminates backpanel rounding, even with full reservoir and the injection molding process itself reduces plastic waste to near zero. This backpanel paired with Osprey’s BioStretch harness and continuous wrap hipbelt work together to deliver a lightweight, ventilated and close-to body fit that’s ideal for dynamic body movement during demanding activities over the most technical terrain. Upgrades to the fabric include one of the first commercial uses of bluesign®-approved fabric made from Robic recycled high-tenacity nylon, the first of its kind.


New style offerings focus on smaller volume packs with all-new Talon 36/Tempest 34 and Talon 26/Tempest 24 along with the introduction of the all-new Talon Pro/Tempest Pro. The Talon Pro/Tempest Pro offers upgraded durability and weight savings with Osprey’s NanoFly® fabric and subtle design enhancement to optimize stability making it perfect for adventurous full-day pursuits requiring technical gear or light-and-fast missions. Additionally, Osprey is adding kids packs to the Talon/Tempest series for the first time with the all new Talon Jr/Tempest Jr targeting the 8 to 14-year old adventurer.

The new line-up will be available to consumers in February 2021.