A burly backpack built for a day on the mountain.
There is plenty of space in the Osprey Stratos 26 Backpack for all your gear whether you're hiking, mountain biking, or climbing for a day. 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. Made with a blend of high-tenacity nylon and 420HD nylon overlays, this pack is super durable and
will handle rocky scrapes and dirt dragging for years, and Osprey even integrated a rain cover so you can
continue your mountainous adventures in poor conditions.
Stratos 26 features sleeping pad straps that you can remove if
sleeping outside isn't part of the agenda, side mesh-woven pockets for
water bottles, and zippered pockets at the waist-belt for any small item you
want quick access to like lip balm or sunscreen. Both the upper compression
and lower InsideOut straps compress all your gear so it doesn't move
around when you're riding. Stow-On-The-Go attachments at the shoulder straps accommodate your trekking poles when you don't need them, and there is an ice tool attachment below the pack so you're ready for year-round mountain adventures.
- AirSpeed back panel with LightWire frame
- Sewn-in spacer mesh at shoulder straps and waist-belt
- ErgoPull waist-belt closure
- Top loader with twin zippered pockets
- 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
- Upper compression and lower InsideOut straps
- Stow-On-The-Go trekking pole attachment
- Single ice tool with bungee tie-off
- Item #OSP000Y
- Q & A
A must have day pack
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I purchased about 3 weeks ago and have used it on two hikes. The first was a moderate hike and the second was very strenuous. The simplicity of this pack is probably one of the best features. I particularly like the thin profile even with a camera bag packed inside. There was plenty of room for the day hike essentials plus a extra layer or two of clothing. I was not to sure if the loops for the hiking sticks were going to be useful or be in the way, but when it came to some serious scrambles the loops are designed perfect to hold hiking sticks in a position that did not impeded any movement. The pack is durable and very stable, never really had to readjust it. I have read people have issues with the mesh side pockets, and agree they are a little tight but I was able to fit a 24 once hydroflask on either side. It is bladder compatible. Not to big not to small for day hikes or overnight trip. Love this pack, extremely comfortable, and I highly recommend it. Blows away my other camelback
Snowshoeing up Beaver Mountain
Stratos Pack is out of this world
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
If you are a person that loves lots of pockets to keep gear all separated this is not the pack for you. If you are a person who likes quality, functional gear with an ergonomic fit than this is the pack for you. With one zip pocket on each hip, two in the hood, a water bottle mesh pocket on each side, and a hydration sleeve it has everything you need and nothing more. I found the pack to be very comfortable on my back and never needed adjustment. The padded hip strap and shoulder straps are very comfortable with a load. The main storage in this pack has room for everything you would need on an extended day hike or a minimal one nighter. Even with all that room it doesn't feel so big that it is silly to bring on a short hike or ride. The construction of the pack feels very quality and durable. You can tell that there was a lot of thought put into every part of this pack. Awesome pack as always Osprey.
is there a reason why this pack is not hydration compatible?
It absolutely is hydration compatible. There is a sleeve on the inside.
is there a reason why a 24L Stratos looks more massive than a 36L Manta?
I agree that it looks larger than it is. Once you see it in person you realize it is an illusion .
I just received my Stratos 26 and it does not have panel load access on the front as shown in the video above?
That sure is strange! Maybe we sent you the wrong bag? Feel free to contact me directly and I'll get it all sorted out.
the photo is of the stratos 24, the stratos...
the photo is of the stratos 24, the stratos 26 has a lid.
Thanks for the heads up! Our photo team is currently working to get a new photo up.