Osprey Stratos 34
|Weight||2 lb 8 oz / 1.13 kg||2 lb 11 oz / 1.23 kg||2 lb 14 oz / 1.32 kg|
|Capacity||2000 cu in / 32 L||2100 cu in / 34 L||2200 cu in / 36 L|
This is a well-made, well designed pack, designed…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: I can't remember - haven't had to replace it for 3 years now.
This is a well-made, well designed pack, designed to fit everyone from the slim lady to the more robust guy. It is the only pack I carried for 5 months hiking through SE Asia.
- Extremely durable
- Good sized hip belt pockets, easy to access
- Very light weight
- Comfortable to wear for extended periods
- Excellent air flow
- Quick and snug fitting rain protector
- Need to remove gear to fill water bladder
I first bought my Stratos 34 for a 210km, 3 day trail run on the Bibbulmun Track in Western Australia. I was so impressed with the comfort under speed, for extended hours on consecutive days, that I decided to take only this pack for 5 months in SE Asia.
The pack fits really well, and can be adjusted for comfortable wear for a surprising range of builds. The chest straps are adjustable not only by tightening and loosening, but can be moved vertically for a more individual fit.
As far as comfort goes, few compare to Osprey. A lightweight but sturdy internal frame with the back net for exceptional airflow is complimented by well padded shoulder straps and hip belt. I believe few have tested this pack for comfort over extended periods and in various adverse conditions like I have. Hiking 60km days through the Australian bush, monsoonal Asian jungles and swollen rivers, and arid outback Australian desert trails, I cannot in anyway fault this pack for comfort.
Organisation of the pack has been well thought out. A small pack, the front zipper opening allows for quick access to gear, with generous side pockets, top pocket and front pocket. On extended journeys organisation and ease of access is important - the Stratos 34 does not disappoint. Whilst I carried it at capacity, which was ample, the pack sits well with even weight dispersion no matter how full you choose to fill it.
I would have to say the most exceptional feature of this pack is its durability. Made of lightweight materials, I have expected the pack integrity to fail long before now — but it just keeps performing. Incredible comfort over long distances and in extreme conditions, it is the perfect pack for the minimalist hiker over 3 seasons.
Of my travels with this pack, the solo 160km hike through dense Cambodian jungle which included swimming swollen rivers, slogging through thick mudpits, sudden monsoonal downpours, and a few inquisitive animals in extremely stifling heat and humidity was the most robust hike this pack has endured.
However, it has also been my pack of choice canyoning in Karijini NP, hiking Australian bush and mountains, multi day kayaking through the islands of Vietnam, and been my home for 5 months of constant use and abuse in SE Asia.
Designed to be a light hiker, it won't disappoint. For the more adventurous, minimalist hiker, this pack is ideal for anything bar an alpine winter, only because it won't fit all the gear you'd need.
The only downfall was having to remove gear to refill the bladder.
Anyone who needs an overnight hiking pack should buy this pack. Anyone who wants to hike endlessly through extreme conditions with a well thought out light load should also buy this pack. Quite simply, the best pack I have ever owned.
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Built specifically to fit a man's frame, the Osprey Stratos 34 Pack is a fast, well-ventilated and comfortable hauler for peak bagging and other 1-day excursions.
You're ready for any mountainous adventure whether it's hiking, climbing, or backpacking for a night with the Osprey Stratos 34 Backpack. This pack fits all the gear you need for a day at crag, food and snacks for a full day hike, or even the necessary equipment to spend a night out in the woods. The designers at Osprey shaped this pack's LightWire alloy frame in such a unique way that it optimizes your load's balance as well as enhances the ventilation system with the help of the AirSpeed back panel. Add that to the sewn-in spacer mesh at both the waist-belt and the shoulder straps, and you're ready to tackle anything in the mountains without a sweat. The waist-belt utilizes ErgoPull straps for an ideal fit, and the panel access allows you to get anything out of your pack with ease regardless of where it is. The blend of high-tenacity nylon and 420HD nylon overlays will handle rocky scrapes and dirt dragging for years, and Osprey even integrated a rain cover so you can continue your mountainous adventures in poor conditions. The Stratos 34 also features a bottom zippered compartment for your sleeping bag, straps for your sleeping pad that you can remove, side mesh pockets for water bottles, zippered pockets at the waist-belt for any small item you want quick access to like lip balm or sunscreen, and zippered stash pockets at the top and front for anything you want to keep separate from your gear like your keys, wallet, and phone. Both the upper compression and lower InsideOut straps compress all your gear so it doesn't move around when you're riding, and there are attachments for your trekking poles at the shoulder straps and attachments for an ice tool below the pack so you're ready to get out all year long.
On Sale. Free Shipping. Osprey Stratos 34 Pack FEATURES of the Osprey Stratos 34 Pack Upper side compression straps Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment Side mesh woven pockets with Inside Out compression Zippered hipbelt pockets Integrated raincover Single ice tool attachment with stowable bungee tie-off Removable sleeping pad straps Panel access Large zippered top stash pocket Zippered front slash pocket Zippered lower sleeping bag compartment with divider AirSpeed Suspension LightWire alloy frame creates low-profile air space optimizing pack balance and ventilation 3D tensioned breathable mesh backpanel ensures supportive fit Stratos / Sirrus Harness Sewn-in spacer mesh Webbing adjustable sternum strap with whistle buckle Mesh covered ventilated dire-cut foam Spacer Mesh Sewn-in Hipbelt Zippered stretch mesh hipbelt pockets ErgoPull hipbelt closure SPECIFICATIONS of the Osprey Stratos 34 Pack 210D high tenacity twill nylon 420HD nylon rip Dimension: (H x W x D): 23 x 12 x 10in. / 59 x 30 x 26 cm SPECIFICATIONS for S/M Volume: 1953 cubic inches / 32 liter Weight: 2 lbs 8 oz / 1.15 kg SPECIFICATIONS for M/L Volume: 2075 cubic inches / 34 liter Weight: 2 lbs 10 oz / 1.20 kg 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.
Osprey Stratos 34 - Designed for day hiking and scrambling, the Stratos 34 offers convenient utility in a large panel acess daypack. A single ice ax attachment, large front zippered pocket and zippered mesh hipbelt pockets keep gear organized.
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