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A great pack for a fast and light day long adventure.
The Osprey Stratos 24, middle brother to the Stratos 32 and Stratos 18, is a mid-sized pack designed for alpine summits, back country adventures, and longer day hikes. With an internal hydration sleeve and top exit port, as well as side gear straps, this pack was made for a fast and light adventure. Hip belt pockets and front and side stretch woven pockets allow you to get what you need in a hurry. Being able to stop for nothing is a wonderful thing.
Designed For: Day Hiking / Peak Bagging.
Hydration Compatible (Not Included)
The Osprey Stratos 24 Pack is a fast and light panel-loading backpack ready for any adventure. It features a really awesome volume to organization ratio, with plenty of pockets but not too many, and enough space for all of your day hiking or bouldering gear. This durable, lightweight pack can double as a book bag for all those treks around campus, too. The AirSpeed suspension is sure to keep you cool and the air flowing wherever you take this pack.
The redesigned Osprey Stratos 24 pack is a light and fast daypack for day hikes, scrambles and other high energy pursuits.
Built for fast-moving day hikes and summit assaults, the Osprey Stratos 24 combines carrying comfort, ventilation and organizational features to deliver lightweight, technical performance.
|Adjustable torso:||26 liters|
|Average weight - metric:||Aluminum|
|Backpanel and Suspension:||All Stratos packs feature spacer mesh harness and hipbelt. Our AirSpeed suspension incorporates a 3D mesh backpanel and LightWire frame.|
|Capacity:||[S]: 1300 in3 (22 L); [M]: 1500 in3 (24 liters); [L]: 1700 in3 (26 liters)|
|Climbing Gear Loops:||0|
|Custom Fit Options:||Spacer mesh harness and hipbelt|
|Depth:||6 1⁄2 in|
|Dimension:||(H x W x D)|
|Dimensions:||Medium: 21" x 13" x 10.25" Large: 21" x 13" x 10.25"|
|Fabric:||210D double ripstop Nylon. Stretch woven nylon with lycra. 210D x 330D Shadow Box nylon.|
|Features:||Zippered Hipbelt Pockets|
|Fits Torso:||Medium: 18"-20.5" Large: >20"|
|Fits Waist:||Medium: 30"-34" Large: >33"|
|Fits waist/hips:||1,600 cubic inches|
|Frame material:||2 lbs. 9 oz.|
|Gear capacity (L):||Internal|
|Gear capacity (cu. in.):||No|
|Gear loops:||Ice Axe Attachments|
|Harness pocket:||A zippered pocket for an mp3 player or energy gel is located on the right harness strap.|
|Hydration Compatible:||An internal sleeve with hangar and central exit port with stretch webbing on the shoulder strap makes hydration reservoir carry easy.|
|Ice Axe Attachment:||All Stratos packs feature a single ice axe attachment loop with a central clip for the handle.|
|Ice Axe Loops:||1|
|Integral Raincover:||Remove the raincover from its zippered compartment and stretch over pack.|
|Load Range:||15-25 lbs|
|Material:||330D Nylon Shadowbox / 210D nylon double ripstop / 500D nylon spacer mesh|
|Maximum Weight:||25 lb|
|Number of exterior pockets:||18 - 20.5 inches|
|Number of stays:||1.11 kilograms|
|Optimal Load:||Comfort Weight: 15-25 lbs|
|Other:||Rain Cover Included|
|Pack Capacity:||22 L|
|Pack Fabric (Primary):||210D nylon double ripstop|
|Padded Laptop Compartment:||No|
|Pockets:||2 side stretch mesh, 2 waist belt zip, 1 front zip|
|Raincover included:||30 - 34 inches|
|Recommended Use:||day hikes, short trips, bike commuting, school|
|Sleeping bag compartment:||20+ inches|
|Sternum Strap:||Yes; Adjustable Position|
|Support / Suspension:||AirSpeed back panel|
|Suspended mesh back panel:||1.15 kilograms|
|Suspension:||AirSpeed™ suspension incorporates a 3D mesh backpanel and LightWire™ frame.|
|Technology:||Vertical struts and disc provide stron suspension structure|
|Torso Length:||S <18.5 in.M 18-20.5 in.L >20 in.|
|Volume:||(small) 1343 cu in, (medium) 1465 cu in, (large) 1587 cu in|
|Warranty:||All Mighty Guarantee Warranty - no questions asked|
|Weight:||[S]: 2lbs 10oz (1.20 kg); [M]: 2lb 12oz (1.24 kg); [L]: 2lb 14oz (1.31 kg)|
|Weight - metric:||24 liters|
I bought this pack to facilitate running to work (4.5 miles one way) on the weeks that I am on call and have to take my laptop home with me. My requirements were that I needed a pack that would allow me to strap my laptop securely to my body to minimize bouncing and yet allow me to run relatively comfortably.
We are a single-car family. My normal mode of operation is to have my wife drop me off at work on Monday with clothing and food for the week. Then, I run to and from work during the week and on Friday she picks me up after work so that I can take home my dirty clothes and empty food containers to prepare for the next week. For normal weeks, I only carry a small fanny pack to and from work -- enough to hold my ID badge and one or two small items. My job requirements recently changed such that one week out of five I will be on call and will need to take my laptop computer home with me each night. I purchased this pack after my running consistency was wrecked during the first week that I was on call. Though I have yet to have a turn in the pager rotation since I bought the pack, I have used it twice to commute and once just as a test running from home.
For running, I find that trying to fit the pack as recommended does not work for me. With the hip belt resting on my hips, there was too much bouncing and after I adjusted the shoulder straps to reduce the bouncing, the hip belt was resting well above my hips. I just snugged it up where it rested and it seems to work well. My pack is a medium. I thought of returning it for a large sized pack, but I think that I would still have the hip belt pulled up off of my hips and this one should be sized appropriately if I ever use it for hiking.
* It works. I am able to run the 4.5 miles between work and home with my laptop with minimal bouncing once I get the straps adjusted. I do sometimes have to readjust straps while en route, but that is easy to do. It is great that I won't have my training disrupted so much the next time that I'm carrying the pager and that I won't need to get a ride home when I occasionally have to bring my laptop home for some after-hours work.
* Compression straps. The compression straps hold the laptop securely to prevent bouncing.
* AirSpeed suspension. I really like this. Though I do get warmer wearing the pack, I sometimes feel a refreshing breeze blow across my back. Very nice.
* Rain cover. Though I have not used it, I appreciate the fact that it has an integrated rain cover in the event that I get caught in the rain between home and work.
* The Stow on the Go trekking pole attachment on the left shoulder strap rubbed the inside of my arm a couple of times when I was reaching to adjust straps or wipe sweat from my brow. It seemed like something that could cause chafing if I ever did decide to run farther than 4.5 miles. Since I will never be using trekking poles, I cut it off. Problem solved.
This pack definitely allows me to do what I want to do even though "running commute" is not listed among the recommended uses. Personally, I would recommend that a person try to avoid running with a backpack if possible because it is simply nicer to run without one. If, however, you cannot avoid it, I think that this pack can work well.
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.
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.