Steven S.wrote a review of Osprey Packs Stratos 24L Backpack on August 7, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I purchased this pack to replace a Camelbak Rim Runner 22 which I had been using for over a dozen years. I used the Camelbak for dayhikes in the Northeast and also for 8-11 day educational trips to Italy and Greece with my students. I needed a pack that was lightweight with multiple storage areas that also offered easy access to water bottles and other necessities while hiking and/or tour guiding. After a few days walking in 90-100 degree weather in Greece, the Osprey proved its worth, and then some. The main compartment is deceptively large, and easily held tour books, snacks, a light rain jacket, and other items. The outer pocket at the top of the bag kept my sun glasses case handy and out of the way. The exterior pocket was perfect for sunscreen, hand-sanitizer, tissues, and other items I used frequently. The webbed design of the back panel kept the pack off of my back, and proved very comfortable, especially in the high heat. I am very, very happy with this pack, and am looking forward to many years of use.