Built for long day hikes and overnights in the backcountry, the lidded Osprey Stratos 26 combines carrying comfort, ventilation and organizational features to deliver lightweight, technical performance.
Employing Osprey's Airspeed Suspension, the Stratos 26's 3D tensioned mesh backpanel provides flexible support and breathability to combat heat build-up between your back and the pack body. Both the hipbelt and harness straps are padded with die-cut foam and covered in mesh to enhance comfort and optimize fit. A webbing adjustable sternum strap further optimizes fit and includes a whistle buckle for safety. Upper side compression straps work in tandem with the InsideOut compression built on to the woven-mesh side pockets to allow you to cinch down the Stratos 26 and keep contents stabilized.
The storage capacity of the Small/Medium Stratos 26 is 1465 cubic inches and the capacity of the Medium/Large is 1587 cubic inches. The main packbag has a traditional top-loading access point. Two side stretch pockets and dual pockets in the lid of the Stratos 26 offer additional organizational options. The pack also has a zippered lower sleeping bag compartment and zippered pockets on the hipbelt to keep small gear and trail essentials close at hand.
Other features found on the Stratos 26 include a single Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment on the shoulder strap, removable sleeping pad straps, a single ice tool attachment with a stowable bungee tie-off and an integrated rain cover. A lined internal sleeve and drinking tube pass-throughs make the Stratos 26 compatible with hydration systems (sold separately).
The Osprey Stratos 26 is available in your choice of colors and Small/Medium (fits torso lengths ranging from 16"-19") and Medium/Large (18"-21") size options.
- Upper side compression straps
- Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment
- Side mesh woven pockets with InsideOut 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
Best Use Hiking Access Top Loading Warranty Lifetime Volume Small/Medium: 1465 cu in
Medium/Large: 1587 cu in
Type Internal Frame Backpack Torso Adjustment Yes Sternum Strap Yes Other Rain Cover Included Maximum Weight 20 lbs Material 210D High Tenacity Twill Nylon, 420HD Nylon Rip Item Weight Small/Medium: 2 lbs 7 oz
Medium/Large: 2 lbs 10 oz
Hydration Compatible Yes Frame Material Aluminum Fits Torso Small/Medium: 16"-19"
Dimensions 24" x 11" x 9"
Real Customer Reviews
- Lots of features
Likes: - Lots of features, like straps for a Thermarest, hydration bladder compartment, and included rain cover.
- Good back support. I think the newer models are a bit better, but this is still pretty good.
- Top loading design is great for fitting lots and lots of stuff.
Dislikes: - Not adjustable. The newer models have adjustable straps.
- On the heavy side
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