User Review: Osprey Stratos 24
Price Paid: $115
Although the pack has a number of features not found on other packs in this price range, it has been a disappointment.
There is a flimsy wire stay in the back under the mesh designed to hold the frame rails apart. When using an Osprey branded water bladder in the pack, this stay would consistently pop out. This stay is one of the only attachment points keeping the midsection of the bag to the frame.
We returned the pack to Osprey, were shipped a new pack, and the same thing happened within a week. I can dislodge this important piece of the frame with no more than a tap of my finger.