Livin' large with a small pack.
- AirSpeed suspension combines the rigidity of aluminum stays with a tensioned mesh back panel for effective load transfer and cross ventilation
- Ergonomic Spacermesh hip-belt and shoulder straps ensure your load rests where it should for max efficiency and pain-free hiking
- Front panel access means you can easily reach everything in your pack's main compartment without unpacking
- Hip-belt pockets hold your camera, shades, or quick snacks so you can stay in the groove
- ErgoPull waistbelt closure makes cinching down the belt easy
- Stow-on-the-Go feature on the left side lets you holster your trekking poles as you walk
- As soon as the rain starts to fall, deploy the built-in rain cover and keep your load dry
- Compression straps let you adjust the pack's volume to fit different load sizes
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Osprey Stratos in Magma Orange
Perfect Day Pack
Perfectly Dry Under the Rain Fly
Using the Rain Fly
Osprey Stratos in Canada
Great little pack
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've used mine everyday for the last 3 years. Very comfortable and you can pull things in nice and tight. I run with it weekly and it's just big enough to hold my shoes, towel and clothes.
Couple of things I've noticed ... the inside lining wears, I've managed to rub through a few places, probably due to the running. Also when the rain cover is on the drawstring clip is meant to be at the bottom but it rubs on my lower back so I have to use it upside down with the drawstring at the top. It also doesn't stand up by itself. Would I recommend it?? Absolutely.
Hello, I wont to know if this backpack are...
Hello, I wont to know if this backpack are for woman too.
I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina, you have shipping service to my country? what it coast?..
My intention is to buy tow of this backpacks, one for women, one for men.
Thank you very much!
Hello Pablo, thanks for the question.
This pack is designed for both males and females. Just make sure to order the correct size according to your torso length. To get an idea for the cost of international shipping, simply add this item to your cart and go to the "Checkout" page. There you can select your country, and view the estimated shipping cost.
Perfect for a Day Hike
The Stratos in Cactus Green
The little helper
We used the bag as a carry-on luggage and for day hikes during our trip to Europe. Airlines did not object to the size and it fit easily in overhead compartments. The bag was easy to carry and kept my back cool while hiking in warm Italy and the contents dry in rainy Norway. Good balance and adjustable with easily accessible compartments.
The Third Osprey Pack We Own
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The Osprey Stratos a very comfortable, sensible, and handsome pack. Great for the day tripping 14er climbs. I am impressed with the storage capacity and convenience of accessibility. We have been up a down many climbs and have never questioned our purchase. We decided to buy two more. We are an Osprey family for sure.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is just a great little bag. If you want to do some day hiking or climbing, this bag is for you. It may not hold alot, but all the necessary things can go inside, when I take people out guiding, i can out my harness on and put a rack on my loops and that will free up space. The ice axe clip is great to clip a helmet to, just by clipping one part through the bottom lop and the other through the clip, it doesnt move around and annoy you while your on an approach. Also works as a great multipitch bag, I love the gear loop on the side, i only wish it was on the right hand side instead of the left. can fit a days worth of food water and med kit in it. The two straps on the top to cinch it togethe work great for hanging two carabiners and attaching some map case to it, like sealine. water bottle spots don't really fit your standard nalgenes or the big silo nalgenes. those gotta go inside somewhere or you carry it. This bag makes you think on your essentials and what you really need to take with you. It doesnt really allow you to carry any backcountry luxuries with you.Trekking pole holder works great and the rain cover is awesome. I love free rain covers in bags. Works great, will keep everything dry in a downpour like in Pisgah National Forest in Brevard, NC. Which is a temperate rain forest, it rains typically everyday or every other day which is where I guide in the summer. Rain protection is great. The nylon ripston material is really abrasive resistant and you can drag it over rocks and such all day long. Would not be a good caving backpack. Overall this is a great little bag from osprey.
The Stratos is sexy and he knows it.
confused....some reviews say this pack...
confused....some reviews say this pack rides high if biking, yet it is listed for bike commuting. I mainly bike commute, but sometimes run to work or day hike. Not terribly fussy since I've been using a free Sierra Club backpack for the last four years (it still is holding up) but wished to upgrade.
Seeking something with reflective material and/or bright color, but not sold on just going with Momentum. Two concerns with this pack: rigid frame hitting helmet and can it be laundered??? I'm almost 5'6 but okay in torso to ride man's road/mountain without issue.
The Talon 22 might be perfect for you. It is a great day hiking pack, and also great for bike commuting. It is frameless so it will launder easier and it is will not hit your helmet.
The Stratos 24 will also not hit your helmet but as the hipbelt is a little more robust than the Talon 22, it is meant to sit higher on your torso. However, the ventilated backpanel and the removable rain cover are super nice features that the Talon 22 doesn't have. It is launder-able, but since it has a frame, a front-loading washing machine might be the best option.
So your decision comes down to lightweight/better for biking/great for hiking or ventilated backpanel/better for hiking/good for biking...
Osprey Stratos 24
This is my second Osprey pack and they are great. I really like the venting behind the back, which keeps me cool. The large fits me really well and i am 6'2". i use it for long day hikes and runs in the 15-25 mile range when a smaller hydration pack is not enough for gear and food.
Great Daypack. Not big enough.
I have had this pack for quite some time now. I plan on returning it for something larger.
Since Ive had time to adequately test this bag, Im going to throw down a straight-forward review for those of you considering the Stratos 24.
Make no mistakes this pack is great. It's well designed and when it comes time to perform, it does not disappoint--to a degree. The name of the game here is day hikes. Some people have written that they can fast-pack or rock a minimalist over-nighter out of this pack. Some people even claim they can go up to three days out of it. I call shenanigans. With the compression straps loosened all the way, I can fit either a fleece or soft shell, first aid kit, 2 liters of water, one day of food, my headlamp, a spare knife, a role of duct tape and a small amount of cord into the main compartment. If I'm extra careful, I can also get a water filter in there. Recently I used it for an over-nighter. I managed to fit my sleeping bag, one beer, an extra layer, my headlamp, and a small first aid kit. In the top mesh pocket, I can fit my wallet, a pen, a small moleskin, and my ipod or camera and my keys. Originally I used this pocket for sunglasses but on a short hike with a loaded pack, I reached for my glasses at the end of the day, only to find that they had somehow been smashed and irreparably damaged. Now, eye wear stays on my face when this pack is on. The other small pocket on the top is useful for miscellaneous items, but with a full pack its difficult to load or retrieve anything. The pockets on either side of the lumbar straps are very cool, and quite handy. I generally reserve the left one for trash (mine or whatever I might find along the way). The right one holds anything from snacks to gear I may need to access quickly. In addition to that, there is a pocket located on the right shoulder strap for your phone or gps. An iphone will not fit. Any small brick phone will fit wonderfully and securely, and access is easy. I really love this feature.
Another feature I particularly like is the rain cover and stash pocket for it. Located towards the bottom of the bag, above the gear loop is a small zipper. Unzip it and pull the rain cover out, and wallah! Dry bag. That being said, its not totally waterproof and pressure points will allow water to get through in heavy rain. No big deal though, unless you deal with downpours on the reg.
The gear loop on the bottom of the bag is pretty useless. An ice axe will fit well, and there is a small elastic snap mid way up the bag to secure the shaft and keep it from wriggling loose. You might also be able to carry a pack shovel with this feature, but do so at your own risk. I attempted and do not recommend it, but with the right handle, your shovel will stay put. Frankly, I would not attempt to ski or mountaineer out of this pack.
The airspeed back panel is a pretty nifty feature. On hot days it makes quite the impression. However, if you're expecting a sweat free back, you'll be sorely disappointed. The AirSpeed system makes a difference to be sure, but your back still sweats, albeit to a much lesser degree than with other packs. This system also presents somewhat of a catch-22. In designing the pack to breath, and choosing to do so with a fixed external frame, Osprey drastically limited the carrying capacity of this pack. Simply put, the frame basically makes it impossible to carry books or a laptop because of the concave shape of the frame. It is nice however, to be able to throw gear wantonly into your bag and not worry about a lumpy mass digging into your back.
The shoulder straps are comfortable and this pack features adjustments normally saved for much bigger packs. The lumbar strap system works well, though the straps are much too long for my tastes and serve only to get in the way. The chest strap works well, and the whistle in the buckle is a welcome sight. Comfort and adjustability aside, if you overload this pack (which is easy to do) you will suffer mercilessly. I've been using this as a crag pack for the six weeks now, and if Im honest, its a hellish ordeal to try and carry anything more than my draws, harness, shoes and chalk bag. I fandangled my rope onto the top of the pack via the two cinch straps located posterior to the shoulder straps, but anything more than a mile or two becomes unbearable and I have to stop and take my pack off. I recommend keeping it below 25lbs whenever possible.
Inside the main compartment is space for a three liter water bladder and dual port holes (left and right) to feed your hose out. There is no dedicated hose holder, however both straps have elastic bands which can be used to keep a hose well out of the way. There is a strap to hang your bladder located against the back panel of the pack, but accessing it is a a nightmare, and the top mesh pocket needs to be empty if you seek to stand any chance of securing your bladder. Also note that due to the shape of the frame, pack space is eaten up by a fuller bladder and its very easy to place un-due pressure against it.
This pack is light and sturdy, and for anyone looking for a very solid day pack, this would be a worthy addition to your gear selection.
Bottleneck Peak, Idaho
Great Pack! It's like I'm not wearing it at all.