Osprey Stratos 32
Superbly comfortable, with good features, as others…
Price Paid: $130
Superbly comfortable, with good features, as others have mentioned. Unfortunately, it's poorly made.
The "water resistant" zipper never worked right from the day I bought it; the paper-thin rubberized seal kept bunching up and snagging the slider on the zipper. Eventually it just became a ragged-looking mess that did nothing to help keep water out.
Much more seriously, after a dozen or so outings, something happened to the internal frame setup such that the spreader disk that separates the two stays started digging into my back through the mesh panel.
Returned to store today. Very disappointing.
Been researching different daypacks for longer dayhikes…
Design: top and panel loading internal daypack
Max. Load Carried: 25lbs
Height of Owner: 5'5"
Price Paid: $180 CAD
Been researching different daypacks for longer dayhikes and couldn't take my eyes off this so bought it. Took it to Colorado last week in a heatwave, climbed 3 fourteeners using it; I also had my boyfriend's extra gear stashed in it too plus my usual "just in case" odds and ends; the pack was loaded and felt heavy-ish to lift but once on my back the weight almost disappeared - the distribution exceeded my expectations.
The side mesh pockets fit my larger nalgene bottles; the zippered front panel pockets were handy for storing gear I was likely to need quickly without searching for it; I really liked the easy access pockets on the hipbelt - great for storing tissues, cameras, snack foods etc without having to take the pack off.
The pack seems quite durable and boy am I glad I just went with the impulse and splurged on this pack - well worth it and I'm looking forward to some more dayhikes using it.
I love this backpack! I have had it for three years…
Number of Pockets: 2
Max. Load Carried: 30 lbs
Height of Owner: 5'11"
Price Paid: Don't Remember
I love this backpack! I have had it for three years now. I'm a light camper so I have taken this pack on many 4 and 5 day trips. This pack has survived Afghanistan, twice... Many flights, and many many hiking trips.
There are plenty of ways to attach straps for carrying gear on the outside (i.e. sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent). The pack is comfortable to wear and you don't feel the weight on your back!
I would definitely recommend this pack to anyone looking for a day pack or lightweight camping pack.
I have had this bag for 2 years now and would absolutely…
Max. Load Carried: 45lbs
Height of Owner: 71in
I have had this bag for 2 years now and would absolutely recommend it to anyone who is looking to buy. My wife and I are high pointers (Highest Mt in every state) and we don't leave home without it. We both are in love with it. The pouches on the hip straps are perfect for camera, cell, money all those little things you are always stopping to pull out of your bag because you don't want to carry it in your hand.
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Osprey Stratos 32 (2009) The perfect mid sized pack for all your fast paced adventures!
- Rocky Mountain Trail
Free Shipping. Osprey Stratos 32 Pack (Fall 2008) Whether you're heading for the crags or going after that next peak, the Stratos 32 by Osprey is the perfect companion. A top pocket with zippered access lifts for access to a main top loading compartment. Large vertical front zip pockets keep you organized with access to the main pack interior through a zippered mesh panel inside the left side pocket. Ice axe loops. Separate zippered top pocket. Hipbelt pockets carry essentials. Full panel, easy zippered access allows for quick entry. Stretch woven fabric front pocket provides added capacity and easy access to externals. Side water bottle pockets. AirCore backpanel cavity hydration option allows for versatile packing and carry options. Top exit hydration port allows hose routing either right or left, depending upon personal preference. Weight: Small - 2 lb. 12 oz. / 1.25 kg. Medium - 2 lb. 14 oz. / 1.30 kg. Large - 3 lb. 0 oz. / 1.36 kg. Volume: Small - 1800 cu.in. / 30 liters Medium - 2000 cu.in. / 32 liters Large - 2200 cu.in. / 34 liters OVERSIZE ITEM: We cannot ship this product by any expedited shipping method (3-Day, 2-Day or Next Day). Even if you pick that option, it will still go Ground Shipping. Sorry for being so mean.
Head to the crag, pull down on some ice, or make the final push to the summit-the lightweight Osprey Stratos 32 Backpack helps you have an epic day. Slide your rope into this hydration compatible pack's main compartment, stash a couple layers in the external mesh pockets, secure your ice axes in their dual loops, and get going. As you're bushwhacking and struggling your way up talus on the burly approach, the Osprey AirCore suspension keeps you cool and comfortable. Finally, throw your wallet, keys, and phone into the Stratos 32's fixed top pocket, break out your gear and get climbing. When you come back down to earth, grab a Scooby snack from the small side pocket on the mesh hipbelt. You deserve it.
- Backcountry Outlet
Whether youï¿½re heading for the crags or going after that next peak, the Stratos 32 is the perfect companion. A top pocket with zippered access lifts for access to a main top loading compartment. Large vertical front zip pockets keep you organized with access to the main pack interior through a zippered mesh panel inside the left side pocket. With this pack you are instantly ready for your next backcountry adventure! FEATURES #8226; Backpanel Hydration #8226; Front Pocket #8226; Hipbelt pockets #8226; Hydration port #8226; Ice Ax Attachment #8226; Ice Ax Loops #8226; Side Carry Compression and Pockets #8226; Side pockets #8226; Top pocket #8226; Zippered Front Pocket Access FEATURES Medium: 2000cu. in. 32liter. 2/14lbs/oz. 1.30kg. Large: 2200cu. in. 34liter. 3/0lbs/oz. 1.36kg.
- Teton Village Sports