Most frameless backpacks have a strait back panel, causing a gap to form between your shoulders when the backpack when fully loaded. This gap forces the center of gravity away from your back, reducing weight carrying efficiency and comfort. The Talaria solves this problem by using a curved back panel that fits the shape of your back, with a gradual curve around the back of your shoulders. Making a curved back panel is more difficult and time consuming to make, but the extra effort is worth it because it keeps the center of gravity close to your back for added comfort and efficiency.
The Talaria backpack includes a generous assortment of standard features to meet the needs of the demanding ultra light backpacker while keeping weight to a minimum. Your choice of torso length ranging from 17 – 21 inches in one inch increments is included as a standard feature. The Talaria is also available with several custom options so you can fine tune the backpack to perfectly fit your needs.
Special: get a 15% discount on backpack gear pouches when ordered along with a Talaria backpack.
Current wait time: 3 weeks. The Talaria backpack is custom made to order and wait times usually vary from 1 to 4 weeks. The wait time may change without notice on this website. While we do our best to keep the wait time listed above accurate, it may change more quickly than the website can be updated. Orders are produced and fulfilled in the order they are received or payed for. At the present time rush orders are unavailable.
The Talaria backpack comes standard with a generous array of popular and useful features that are included in the base price:
- Tapered and curved side panels, to conform snugly to the contour of your back and move the load closer to your body.
- 3” wide, S-shaped shoulder straps with long daisy chain for accessories.
- Torso lengths of 17″ (small), 19″ (medium) or 21″ (large), measured from the shoulder strap where it attaches to the backpack to the bottom of the hip belt attachment. Backpack sizing varies from person to person, but an 19″ torso length would be considered a “medium” by most people. If you normally prefer a medium size in a framed backpack, then you may prefer the slightly longer medium-large torso length for a frameless backpack like the Talaria.
- Integrated 3/4″ hip belt with sturdy fabric wings.
- Removable, adjustable and shock absorbing sternum strap with whistle.
- Side pockets fit two Smartwater bottles side by side or a traditional 1L Nalgene bottle with room to spare. Pocket rims have sturdy, adjustable and removable 1/8” shock chords with a hidden tab to hide the end – open the rims wide for easy access, or tighten them down to snugly retain contents and protect them from escaping. Pockets are slanted for easier access while hiking and flat-bottomed (with drain holes) for maximum volume. Solid fabric construction to prevent snagging by trail-side vegetation.
- Large front pocket with pleated bottom and drain hole. The pocket rim has sturdy, adjustable and removable 1/8” shock chord with hidden tabs to hide the ends.
- Dry-bag style roll-top closure is 11″ tall and tapered (wider opening at the top) for easy packing and unpacking and viewing of pack contents. The collar secures with two evenly spaced snaps in the middle, plus Linloc-3 male adjustable side-release buckles at each side.
- Compression chords on both side panels. The top of each chord has female Linlocs to cinch down the extension collar. The bottom of each chord has a mitten hook – this allows the chords to be clipped to any of the loops in many different configurations, or completely removed or replaced.
- Multiple D-ring attachment loops all the way to the bottom of the side panels, for volume compression or attaching of accessories. The lowest attachment loop is at waist-belt level, to facilitate attaching belt accessories such as gear pouches.
- One ice axe loop and a shorter pole/accessory loop on the bottom front panel.
- All critical seams, external attachment points and high stress areas are reinforced with bartacs, x-boxes or other strengthening stitches and techniques.
Your choice of torso length ranging from 17 – 21 inches, in one inch increments, is included as a standard feature. The Talaria torso length is measured from the bottom of the waist belt to the underside of the shoulder straps where it attaches to the back panel.
There are different ways to measure torso length and different people may have different torso length preferences. The following sizing instructions work well if you wear the backpack’s waist belt near your iliac crest and like the shoulder straps at or slightly below the level of your shoulders.
- Locate the hard, body protrusion on the side of your hips, where your pelvis sticks out at the sides. This point is approximately where the hip belt will be worn.
- Locate the center of your shoulder, about three inches away from the vertical part of your neck.
- Standing up strait, enlist the help of another person to measure the distance between your iliac crest and center of shoulder. This measurement is your torso length.
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