I have both a Kestrel 28 and talon 33. Love the Kestrel but the talon although a good fit is very floppy and if not loaded well things will dig in your back. The Kestrel has a firmer back. Make sure you get the right size for your torso. I bought the m/l which is too long for my back. ( 6mths old, selling for £45.) I am now buying a s/m.