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The Osprey Stratos 24 is a smaller volume backpack with a serious Napoleon complex.

The Stratos 24 Backpack has all the features of Osprey's larger Stratos packs but in a size suitable for more modest pursuits. With hydration-compatible function, and added features like side mesh pockets with cinching capability, this smaller daypack can handle anything from commutes to work or days on the crag.

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Hey everyone just wondering if you know...

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Hey everyone just wondering if you know if the back panel has an aluminum brace/fiberglass rods like some of the bigger osprey packs have, like the atmos 50L and larger. And if it does is there a way to take it out for better storage?

Please let me know. Thanks

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Hey everyone just wondering if you know...

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Hey everyone just wondering if you know if the back panel has an aluminum brace/fiberglass rods like some of the bigger osprey packs have, like the atmos 50L and larger. And if it does is there a way to take it out for better storage?

Please let me know. Thanks

Stratos at Peninsula

Stratos at Peninsula

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Holding up a cilff with assistance from my stratos 24

5 5

THE BEST!!!!!!

The best day pack I have ever owned. Can't figure out why Osprey changed the 2009 Stratos 24. Don't mess with it if it's workin! Bought the last 2009 Stratos 24 Lrg./black from Backcountry. Backcountry rocks!! Thanks JP L.

5 5

Stratos 24

Finally got to use this pack on a few warm weather hikes and it performed flawlessly. I am a bigger guy so have a propensity to perspire and this combined with the proper clothing kept me amazingly dry. As stated in another review, the large suited me well, being 6 foot with a large chest. The AirCore suspension does take away from the interior space when using the internal hydration sleeve but you can still get everything you need and more for a day hike included using the external pocket and compression straps, and that is with 72 oz hydration. I have not yet tried placing the hydration in the AirCore suspension on a hike but tried the pack on with a full 72 oz and seemed it may hinder the ventilation, but I cannot confirm, nor deny this. Overall, I would highly recommend this pack.

3 5

Not a Fan

The reviews seem biased towards people who put a priority on not having sweaty backs. I haven't used this in the summer, so I can't speak to that.

As a lightweight pack for winter day trips, I would definitely get something else. The ice ax loops and snowboard/ski carry(really?) scream "Take me mountaineering", but it terribly frustrating to use for that purpose.

I have taken it on two Huntington Ravine, Mt. Washington, trips and been annoyed with the pack both times. The fasteners for the ice axes are really irritating to release, especially with gloves on. The volume of the pack is on the small side to begin with, but after a giant arched venting panel is stuffed into it, half of the main volume is gone. It is scarcely enough room to hold food, hydration, and a couple pieces of spare clothing; let alone pack the climbing gear for the hike in. I wound up packing things in the venting area, further precluding any review of its ability to vent.

I'm not sure who is stuffing a sleeping bag into this thing, but my Cat's Meow will not fit past the arch, even if it would fit in the bottom of it. Trying to get at clothing changes, food, and gear throughout the day was further frustrated by how difficult the arch makes it to get at things in the bottom of the pack.

Not a Fan
5 5

big enough for an overnight...or two

marmot sleeping bag, few pieces of clothing, food for 2 people for 2 nights, stove, 3L bladder (in the mesh backpanel), camelback bottle, gatorade bottle (i drink a lot of water), coleman exponent stove, headlamp, snakebite kit,and camera all inside. attached keen newport h2's to the loops on the outside and strapped the tent to the outside. granted, i have the large but was able to have enough room for a weekend trip and saved more than 4 lbs over my full-sized pack (yes, i need an upgrade). my friend carried a little food for himself, the fuel, and pots as well as his own sleeping and other gear. i could have made room for a pot and fuel for a solo trip or just left those out all togther. love this pack and plan to use it commuting too.

Stratos24

Stratos24

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packed with climbing gear.

5 5

Final word in daypackery

Fantastic pack, everything you need for a day hike (or lightweight backpacking, or ski touring, or pretty much anything else). Pockets are super well-designed. I like the lycra side water bottle pockets vs. the mesh variety, as they are less likely to snag on stuff. The compression system is fantastic. You can ski carry diagonally or A-frame pretty easily, which is nice. Harness is of course extremely comfortable. Two hydration "pockets" (one is inside the mesh back panel), both with bag hangers. Note that Osprey has made some design decisions (we'll say) on this pack for the model year 2010; if I were you, grab this one before retailers start running out of stock, as the new model loses a lot of the good features of this pack.

5 5

Hot Weather Day Pack

This is a great day or very light overnight pack. I have used it for about 40 miles so far in the hot Florida weather and the way the pack was designed to fit your back really keeps nice ventilation between the pack and your back. Also caries weight very well.

5 5

Great Day Pack

I bought this pack for an expedition this summer. We climbed three Colorado 14ers in 2 days. The pack was perfect for carrying rain gear and a few extra layers and food. The back mesh is amazing. It is really comfortable and keeps you very cool. The back compartment is also perfect for carrying a water bladder. I was able to put my 100oz bladder in there perfectly. The pack is really comfortable and well designed. The gear loops on the outside work great for when you have to put your poles up when the trail turns to scrambling. This is the best day pack I have ever used. My dad loved mine and bought one too. Great pack. I would recommend this to a friend.

Great Day Pack
5 5

Great little pack!

I got this pack because a girlfriend of mine had the 18L version that we used for stowing our climbing gear, which worked well with the rope strapped over the top of the bag (The bag unzippers WIDE open, so you can really jam it full of stuff). Also one of the other reviewers stated that front straight jacket style straps are perfect for holding snow shoes. This sold me, and when I saw this on SAC I couldn't pass it up! And dude was right. It holds my snowshoes and poles perfectly along with hydration bladder and random stuff. I'm sure it will function great this spring for holding my climbing gear since the 18 did such an admirable job. Yes the large vented back area seems to reduce carrying capacity upon initial inspection, but when its 85F and humid out and you're carrying your gear to the top of the cliff, you'll appreciate that its there! Also, you can easily fill this hollow area with small odds and ends that you don't want to have crushed in the main compartment. It's a great little pack! (Oh, I'm 5'9" 170lbs 32" waist, I purchased the medium.. in black, because the other two colors are a little too flamboyant for me)

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i beg to differ about the final statement regarding pack colors. kidding! thanks for a solid review. I always look at these packs with the airflow deal with the back and wonder about influence of carrying capacity and keeping the weight further from one's back.

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Considering the relatively small size of the pack Matt and the design, it's not a problem. The arc shape of the stays allow heavy objects placed in the bottom to be directly against your body. Also, the airflow "chamber" if you will can still be used for storage, I choose to hang my camelbak in there regularly.

4 5

Cool Design

Whoever came up with the aircore design deserves major props because my back stays pretty darn dry! One of the downsides to this pack though is that you can't pack as much because of the darn thing! it's a cool pack but I'll be honest, I prefer my BD RPM for a smaller volume pack because it weighs HALF as much and holds a little bit more than the stratos AND it's cheaper by alot of dough if youre a price conscience guy like me. HOWEVER... I picked this one up on a sale which is why I bought it and it's a great piece in the collection. Good pack and very unique design!

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i'm not the biggest fan of osprey simply because the good bird logo and the waves and talons designs they throw em, BUT they're super functional packs.

5 5

Comfortable and versitile

This little pack will do a lot more than you think it can. It'll hang TWO water bladders, and hold two more canteens in the side pockets leaving the main compartment and expandible back pocket for your gear - a total of 8 to 10 liters. It's so comfortable that you often won't bother to take it off when you stop for a breather. The load lifter straps and hip belt are terrific. I was so impressed with the Stratos 24 that I also bought a Stratos 40 for light overnight assaults and ones that require technical gear.

5 5

Great Light Pack.

This pack is actually a lot bigger than 24L when you consider the AirCore space and the straightjacket straps. I put my hydration bladder in the AirCore space which frees up a lot of space in the pack. With this arrangement, I use this pack for ultralight, warm weather overnight/weekend backpacks. It really fits more gear than you think it can. The fit of this pack is a dream. It hugs me perfectly, with no pressure points. The hipbelt design keeps the pack secure, and takes some pressure off your hipbones. This is a great day pack, and a great warm weather ultralight overnight pack.

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Another great deal offered by BackCountry. Bought the Stratos 24 a few weeks ago. The back was a great fit however the pack made a creaking sound while hiking. Contacted Osprey, they told me to apply some silicone spray to the affected areas. Result: PERFECT! Will be buying more Osprey products through BackCountry in the future.

4 5

recommended Stratos 24

I mainly used it for commuting on my bike.
it is a very cool back pack, plenty air flow on the back, but a bit strange volume inside, is does not fit a lot of stuff. It is also a bit higher and I can feel it when wearing a bike helmet. Extremely comfortable on the shoulders. I would buy it again.

2 5

Osprey Stratos 24

I hate to knock an Osprey pack, but I have no choice. The Stratos 24 did not work for me. The zipper access and volume of the Stratos pack was great! Unfortunately, I had a problem with the shoulder straps being too narrow on my neck. I tried both medium and large sizes but I could not get the right fit. I don't consider myself an unusual size either (5'10" 196 lbs). In addition, the fabric on the shoulder straps is like sandpaper. It was not comfortable without a turtle neck shirt. I was surprised no one mentioned the strap issue because a ton of reviews are posted.

My first Osprey pack was the Atmos 50 and its waffle pad shoulder straps fit great! I exchanged the Stratos 24 for the Osprey Atmos 35 which has also has the waffle pad straps. It's the smaller volume pack that I needed and the medium fits great!

Backcountry is the best. LiveChat is awesome! They accept returns without question and are eager to address any issues. For online purchases, Backcountry is hard to beat!

5 5

New Tech Rocks!!!!!

Finally, someone got it RIGHT!! This company is the one by which all other packs should be judged. Don't buy any pack, day, tech, or extended backpacking until you have tried on an Osprey. I will buy no other.

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