User Review: Osprey Stratos 26
Price Paid: Gift
Just like Goldy Locks and the Three Bears story, I have had all sizes of the Stratos (except the 34) and the 26 is Juuusssttt Right!
I was a little cramped in the 24, the 36 was a bit big! But the 26 is a perfect balance for me for school, day adventuring and bike commuting! I am thinking it will be the bag that I take to backpack Europe in a year or so.
I forgot how large the arch is! and your laptop will stand straight up, but it feels so good on your back! Like nothing is even there at all...kudos, Osprey! The hip belt pockets are nice and large! The top load is nice and wide to stuff with and the lid pockets are simply smashing!
I say to you who reads this (and again my bias towards top loaders may come out) skip the 24, pay the extra $$ and get the 26! The lid is worth it!