Osprey Talon 11
Osprey's Talon 11 gets three key daypack requirements exactly right. It's light, it's (relatively) cool against your back, and it's structured enough to carry loads well. On that third point, I'd say the frameless Talon 11 is easily the best ultralight speed/endurance pack I've ever used. You don't expect an 11-liter backpack to nail its load to your hips, but that's exactly what the Talon 11 does.
— October 13, 2012
Andy Lewicky is the author and creator of SierraDescents