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Built for long day hikes and overnights in the backcountry, the lidded Osprey Stratos 36 combines carrying comfort, ventilation and organizational features to deliver lightweight, technical performance.
Employing Osprey's Airspeed Suspension, the Stratos 36'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 36 and keep contents stabilized.
The storage capacity of the Small/Medium Stratos 36 is 2075 cubic inches and the capacity of the Medium/Large is 2197 cubic inches. In addition to its traditional top access point, the main packbag can be reached through a front panel entry. A large front zippered pocket, two side stretch pockets and dual pockets in the lid of the Stratos 36 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 36 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 36 compatible with hydration systems (sold separately).
The Osprey Stratos 36 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
- Fixed top pocket with twin zippered pockets
- Top loader with large front panel access to main compartment
- Zippered lower sleeping bag compartment with divider
Access Top Loading w/ Front Panel Access Recommended Use Overnight Backpacking, Day Hiking Warranty Lifetime Volume Small/Medium: 2075 cu in
Medium/Large: 2197 cu in
Type Internal Frame Backpack Torso Adjustment Yes Sternum Strap Yes Other Rain Cover Included Maximum Weight 25 lbs Material 210D High Tenacity Twill Nylon, 420HD Nylon Rip Item Weight Small/Medium: 2 lbs 14 oz
Medium/Large: 3 lbs 0 oz
Hydration Compatible Yes Frame Material Aluminum Fits Torso Small/Medium: 16"-19"
Dimensions 25" x 12" x 10"
Likes: This back pack fits and rides wonderfully. The main compartment is very roomy, the semi stretch mesh side pockets are great and hold a 32oz Nalgene without issue. The hip belt is well padded and the strap and buckle are nice and wide. The hip belt pockets on this model are also very roomy and can easily fit a Samsung Note 3 cell phone. The Air Speed suspension is great and allows max air flow. The lid is also very nice and roomy. The bottom compartment can fit a 2014 REI Polar Pod (Med) when its in its stuff sack. It wasn't easy, but it fit; I don't think a compression sack would have made much difference as I surely compressed the sleeping bag to its maximum just trying to close the zipper.
Dislikes: Two very minor issues and they are both a thing that I want to see and are in no way associated with the build or quality of the pack overall. 1. Outer main stretch/stow away quick access pocket like the Osprey Kestral. (This one appointment would take this pack over the top in my opinion.) 2. Dual ice ax/trekking pole attachment points; once again similar to the Kestral. Many would say at this point why don't you get a Kestral then? The Stratos is more visually appealing, fits better on me, and has the air speed suspension of which there is no substitute (i.e. airscape on the Kestral). The Stratos 36 is a REALLY great pack that I love using and plan to use for many years to come.