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A burly backpack with versatility in mind.
You're ready for any mountainous adventure whether it's hiking, climbing, or backpacking for a night with the Osprey Stratos 34 Backpack. This pack fits all the gear you need for a day at crag, food and snacks for a full day hike, or even the necessary equipment to spend a night out in the woods. 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. The blend of high-tenacity nylon and 420HD nylon overlays 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.
The Stratos 34 also features a bottom zippered compartment for your sleeping bag, straps for your sleeping pad that you can remove, side mesh 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 attachments for an ice tool below the pack so you're ready to get out all year long.
- AirSpeed back panel with LightWire frame
- Sewn-in spacer mesh at shoulder straps and waist-belt
- ErgoPull waist-belt closure
- Panel access
- Zippered lower sleeping bag compartment
- 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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Hydration Compatible? ospreys site says...
Hydration Compatible? ospreys site says yes, bc says no. can I put a hydration reservoir in it?
We had a mistake in our description for the hydration compatibility so yes this backpack is hydration compatible and you can choose which side you want to drink from. Below is a link to a pretty good review of the pack if you would like to check it out.
Favorite midsize pack
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I originally purchased this for field work, and it could not have been any more perfect. I can easily pack layers, food, water, and geologic field study goods in it with room to spare (and fill up with rocks throughout the day). The pack is very easy to adjust, and is VERY comfortable to wear- so even with a heavier load, I didn't notice it due to the custom fit. The hip belt is very comfortable, and slims down pretty tight. I am pretty petite- 5'2, 115lbs with a 25" waist, and I can easily adjust this pack (in a size S) to fit. The AirSpeed back panel is a killer feature- even hiking for 10 hours in the desert heat, it kept my back ventilated no problem. The zippers on the pack are easy to function, and the stowable rain cover is a great feature as well. The only thing that is even slightly weird is how the suspension system makes the pack curve internally- but it's really no problem, and you can still pack the bag full. Hands down the most functional, comfortable, and good looking mid-size pack that I've found!
Osprey Stratos 34
Here is a look at the Osprey Stratos 34!
Stratos 34 Review
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I picked this pack up for a few reasons. It is somewhat light (you can do lighter) and it has plenty of space. I am using this pack as not just a day/overnight pack, but also a pack to take on some extended fly fishing trips. There are days where I will be on a stream all day fishing. I need a pack that will allow me to not only take my shelter, cook kit, food/water, and other hiking gear but that has enough room for my fly fishing gear as well.
This pack can do all of that. I can store my waders in the sleeping bag compartment, or a wet rain jacket. I can have a rod tub in one of the water bottle pockets with enough storage everywhere else for everything else. I will say that if you are looking for just a day pack I would look at the Stratos 24 as this is on the large side for a normal day pack. I feel Osprey did an awesome job with the redesign of the 34 by adding all the little features to make it a stellar overnight pack.
I would not hesitate to purchase this pack again.
Space for daysssss....okay....maybe not
Plenty of space for an overnight, or if you have ultralight gear.....enough for a weekend!