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Perfect for a day on the mountain.

Despite your busy schedule, each week you're up playing on the mountain whether it's hiking, mountain biking, or climbing. The Osprey Stratos 24 Backpack is ready to take on whatever you're doing up there. With this pack, you can fit all the gear you need for a day at the crag, on the trail, or at the park with some room for snacks too. The designers at Osprey shaped this pack's LightWire alloy frame in such a unique way that it optimizes your load's balance as well as enhances the ventilation system with the help of the AirSpeed back panel. Add that to the sewn-in spacer mesh at both the waist-belt and the shoulder straps, and you're ready to tackle anything in the mountains without a sweat. The waist-belt utilizes ErgoPull straps for an ideal fit, and the panel access allows you to get anything out of your pack with ease regardless of where it is. This pack's blend of high-tenacity nylon and 420HD nylon overlays will handle all your rocky scrapes and dirt dragging for years, and Osprey even integrated a rain cover so you can continue your mountainous adventures in poor conditions.

The Stratos 24 also features sleeping pad straps that you can remove if sleeping outside isn't part of the agenda, side mesh-woven pockets for water bottles, zippered pockets at the waist-belt for any small item you want quick access to like lip balm or sunscreen, and zippered stash pockets at the top and front for anything you want to keep separate from your gear like your keys, wallet, and phone. Both the upper compression and lower InsideOut straps compress all your gear so it doesn't move around when you're riding, and there are attachments for your trekking poles at the shoulder straps and an ice tool below the pack so you're ready for adventures throughout the year.

  • AirSpeed back panel with LightWire frame
  • Sewn-in spacer mesh at shoulder straps and waist-belt
  • ErgoPull waist-belt closure
  • Panel access
  • Removable sleeping pad straps
  • 210D high-tenacity twill nylon shell with 420HD nylon overlays
  • Integrated rain cover
  • Side mesh-woven pockets
  • Zippered waist-belt pockets
  • Zippered top and front stash pockets
  • Upper compression and lower InsideOut straps
  • Stow-One-The-Go trekking pole attachment
  • Single ice tool with bungee tie off

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A day on the river

A day on the river

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Hiking in to fly fish the Skookumchuck River

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Awesome picture Andrea !!!

I selected this image to feature on the homepage of Backcountry.com in our Activity Feed! Congrats on being GOATWORTHY !!!

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loads! nearly had my fish stolen by a bull trout too!

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old model review

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had an older version of this pack for about five years now and it's still my favourite. This thing goes everywhere with me from carrying my books to class to hiking to fishing to weekend getaways. The mesh back panel keeps everything nice and cool, the straps are so comfortable and don't dig in at all. This isn't even a female specific model and yet the hip belt works perfectly for a lady's figure. The hip belt pockets are perfect for a camera or phone and a cliff bar. The water bottle pouches on the outside fit any size bottle including regular size nalgenes, and if you have a skinny bottle the compression straps cinches everything down tight. I've never actually used the rain cover that comes with this, it seems to handle light rain just fine! I can also carry a good amount of weight with this pack, the only thing for me is that if it isn't weighted it tends to come up a bit higher than I like on the back of my neck. All of my favourite bits seem to be on the newest model so I super recommend this one. It's still my all time favourite pack and started my love of all osprey packs. I've add an Aura and a Zena to my collection too!

5 5

Fantastic backpack that vents well

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought the orange Stratos 24 for commuting to work and really love it. I'm 6'5" tall and find that the m/l size fits my body really well and properly distributes weight on my hips. Most importantly, I can actually feel the airflow down my back! It is stable yet far less sweaty than any other pack that I've used.
Can't wait it to use it for some hiking too!

Will the side mesh pockets accommodate a...

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Will the side mesh pockets accommodate a standard large mouth Nalgene bottle?

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The mesh side pockets should be perfect for a standard Nalgene bottle.

Osprey's website says the Stratos 24 is...

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Osprey's website says the Stratos 24 is hydration compatible with a bladder sleeve and two exit ports, but Backcountry.com says it isn't compatible. Any idea where/what the discrepancy is and is this pack capable of loading a bladder?

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Hey Chris,

Simple mistake by our content team. This does come with a sewn in hydration sleeve and duel ports for the hose. I will be sure to find somebody to change that.

Anyone with any experience mountain biking...

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Anyone with any experience mountain biking with this (for much longer rides)? Just wondering if the upper aluminum support gets in the way of your helmet when you're in the riding position. Thanks!

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The top of the frame is not right at the top of the pack, so unless you have it really hiked up on your back I don't see there being an issue with a helmet.

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No issue at all when using this for any sort of riding. It is stable, cool and very unobtrusive.