Dylan Hall wrote a review of Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Backpack - 1300-1700cu in on December 23, 2012
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.