User Review: Osprey Stratos 24
Price Paid: $98.50
I commute 10 mile to work on my Trek 7300 and I need a change of clothes once I get to work, especially in the summer. (I take advantage of the showers at my facility.) Previously I would keep clothes at work, but this limited my wardrobe since I didn't want to keep all my clothes there. I needed a quality backpack, so I went to a quality outdoor outfitter. They recommended the Osprey Status 24; I fell in love!!
Extremely light-weight made with double ripstop nylon; durable (Osprey offers a guarantee where they will repair for any reason, free of charge, any damage or defect - as the put it "whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday." The pack is roomy with too many compartments to count, plus you can expand or contract the pack as deemed fit. The Osprey Airspeed Suspension system really works noticeably well in keeping you back nice and cool. I could see me using this pack on a nice hike.
I'm 5' 10" 185 lbs and I would recomment the L size for someone of similar stature (they come S, M, L). The Osprey on-line site has a formula to measure yourself, but just to be sure, I would go to a reputable dealer and have them properly fit you.