Built for long day hikes and overnights in the backcountry, the lidded Osprey Stratos 36 internal frame backpack combines carrying comfort, ventilation and organizational features to deliver lightweight, technical performance.
Employing Osprey's Airspeed Suspension the pack’s tensioned mesh back panel 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. Accommodating hikers of varying size, the Stratos 36 is available in Small/Medium (fits torso lengths ranging from 16”-20”) and Medium/Large (19”-23”) size options. Adjustability in the harness, load-lifter straps, and sternum strap enhance fit.
The storage capacity of the Small/Medium pack is 2014 cubic inches and the Medium/Large has a 2197 cubic inch capacity. In addition to its traditional top access point, the main packbag can be reached through a zippered side panel entry. Additionally, a lower compartment serves as a dedicated spot for stowing your sleeping bag or other clothes and gear. A front zippered stash pocket, two side stretch pockets, and dual pockets on the pack’s fixed lid offer additional organizational options.
Other features include a Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment, removable sleeping pad straps, an ice axe attachment with a stowable bungee tie-off, and an integrated rain cover. A lined internal sleeve and drinking tube pass-throughs make the pack hydration compatible (hydration system sold separately).
The Osprey Stratos 36 pack is available in your choice of size and color options.
- Dual side compression straps
- Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment
- Dual side stretch mesh pockets
- Front panel storage pocket
- Ice tool loop with bungee tie-off
- Integrated raincover
- Zippered hipbelt pockets
- Internal hydration reservoir sleeve
- Top loader access to main compartment
- Under top-lid zippered mesh pocket
- Fixed top-lid with zippered stash pocket
- Side panel zip access to main compartment
- Front panel vertical center zippered pocket
- Zippered sleeping bag compartment with bellowed divider
- Removable sleeping pad straps
Best Use Backpacking, Hiking Access Top Loading w/ Side Access and Sleeping Bag Compartment Warranty Limited Lifetime Volume Small/Medium: 2014 cu in
Medium/Large: 2197 cu in
Type Internal Frame Backpack Sternum Strap Yes; Adjustable Maximum Weight 35 lbs Material Main: 210D Nylon Crosshatch
Accent: 420HD Nylon Packcloth
Bottom: 420HD Nylon Packcloth
Item Weight Small/Medium: 3.17 lbs
Medium/Large: 3.30 lbs
Torso Adjustment Yes Hydration Compatible Yes Frame Material Aluminum Fits Torso Small/Medium: 16"-20"
Dimensions 27" x 13" x 13"
Real Customer Reviews
- Super comfortable day pack!
Likes: •Feels like a custom fit - super comfortable!
•Generous hip belt for big guys
•Easy access to pole loops, water bottle pockets and packed items (through side zipper)
•Room for a 3L hydration bladder
•Comfort, comfort, comfort!!! Can't stress this enough. The only bag that even came close in my sampling was the Marmot Graviton 38 but the comfort and ease of use of the Osprey bag sealed the deal for me.
Dislikes: •This is my first hiking bag, so I'm still learning what all the straps and pockets are for. It seems much at first, but a little searching on YouTube and talking to some hikers is quickly clearing the air about the purpose of all these items.
- Suspension system!!
Likes: The suspension system and the back panel are the best thing about this pack. When using my back stayed cool and it was great.
- SOOOO COMFORTABLE!!!
Likes: Osprey is so good at making a comfortable backpack, and they surely delivered that on the Stratos 36. I bought the black model, and it looks so amazingly awesome. I love that it comes with a rain jacket, because those things are so ridicously expensive. I love the third entry point on the side, but I've noticed after using it a few times that I haven't had use for it at all. Maybe I would if I had the 50 liter version of the Stratos instead. But seriously, the suspension system on this thing is so amazing for a 36 liter pack. I love it!
Dislikes: These two issues are the only reasons why this pack didn't get five stars from me. First, the sleeping bag compartment must be designed to carry a REALLY small bag to fit inside. I tried so hard to get my Nemo Rythym 40 degree bag in there, but it wasn't happening. One might need something that can compress into an 8x10 size to get it in there. It would have been nice if Osprey didn't seal in this compartment and have the ability to remove the shelf like what you would see in the Atmos and Aether to accommodate a larger bag.
The second thing I am not too thrilled with is the front pocket. It's just a little awkward for me to get things in and out of it. But I knew it had this design when I ordered it, so I don't want to complain too much about that.
- Great Osprey Pack
Likes: This Osprey backpack has everything I need. I've used it for long day hikes and overnight backpacking trips. Waiting to use it for winter hikes to accommodate my snowshoes.
- Really Happy
Likes: Just spent 2 weeks with the pack in Egypt and Israel. I love the quality of the pack. Very thoughtful design which results in easy to reach and use zippers and straps. I think that it is great as a travel bag with plenty of storage for the day trips I was taking.
Dislikes: It might be too big for some as day hike bag. I have a bunch of children so family hikes mean I end up carrying more gear.
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