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The Osprey Stratos 26 is combines classic design with modern features to create the perfect daypack.

Open up this top loader and toss in everything you need a day of freedom in the hills. The Airspeed™ Suspension and spacer mesh harness and hipbelt will keep your load stable and comfortable no matter where you roam.

Organizational features include a fixed twin-zippered top pocket and two side pockets with InsideOut™ mesh compression to bolster stability and provide easy access storage. And there are also two zippered pockets on the hipbelt, perfectly sized to keep your phone and trail snacks close at hand.

Additional features include a removable sleeping pad straps for varied external attachment options, an ice axe attachment loop for high alpine excursions.

Key Attributes

Airspeed Suspension

The tensioned back panel is made of lightweight mesh to suspend the load off of your back for maximum comfort and ventilation.

Integrated Raincover

An integrated and removable raincover protects your gear from foul weather. It stows away in its own external pocket at the bottom of the pack


  • Upper Side Compression Straps - Dual upper side compression/carry straps provide load stabilization and additional external carry options
  • Stow-on-the-Go™ Trekking Pole Attachment - Osprey’s unique Stow-on-the-Go™ system allows users to tuck away trekking poles quickly without having to remove their packs
  • Mesh Side Pockets with InsideOut™ Compression - Dual side stretch mesh pockets with InsideOut™ compression allow for extra tension and more secure loads in the side pockets
  • Zippered Hipbelt Pockets - Dual zippered hipbelt pockets provide secure storage for often needed items
  • Tool Attachment - A single tool attachment loop with stowable bungie tie-off keeps external tools secure
  • Sleeping Pad Straps - Adjustable and removable sleeping pad straps provide secure extra carry
  • Top Load Access - Top load access through a drawstring closure to main compartment
  • Fixed Top Lid - Fixed top lid with twin zippered pockets provide extra organization

Carry Information

Airspeed™ Suspension Backpanel

  • LightWire™ alloy frame creates low profile air space optimizing pack balance and ventilation
  • 3D tensioned breathable mesh backpanel ensures supportive fit

Spacer Mesh Harness

  • Sewn-in spacer mesh
  • Webbing adjustable sternum strap with whistle buckle
  • Mesh covered ventilated die cut foam

Spacer Mesh Sewn-in Hipbelt

  • Zippered stretch mesh hipbelt pockets
  • ErgoPull™ hipbelt closure


Load Range
11 - 24 lbs.
5 - 11 kg
  Volume Dimensions Weight
S/M 1465 in3 / 24 l 23h x 12w x 11d in. 2.45 lbs.
M/L 1587 in3 / 26 l 25h x 12w x 11d in. 2.56 lbs.
S/M 1465 in3 / 24 l 59h x 30w x 27d cm 1.11 kg
M/L 1587 in3 / 26 l 64h x 30w x 27d cm 1.16 kg
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OspreySTRATOS 26

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


An Absolute Tank


from Northern CO

About Me Avid Adventurer


  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Load
  • Good Suspension
  • Highly Adjustable
  • Large Capacity
  • Lightweight


    Best Uses

    • Day Hikes
    • Extended Hikes
    • Heavy Loads
    • Travel
    • Wet Weather

    Comments about Osprey STRATOS 26:

    I've had this pack for 6 years and it is still is superb condition with only a couple of knicks/scuffs. It's been my day in/day out pack for hikes, climbing, travel and everything in between for over half a decade and is nowhere near it's half life.

    The two external pockets on the top flap are generously sized and well protected, and the water bottle sleeves are nice and tall with good stretch. These areas of the pack can also be compressed down, or you can readjust the strap to hold down a skinnier water bottle that might be prone to falling out.

    The main compartment is quite large and accessible (I have the top loader, not the panel loader) and there is more than one place to put a hydration pack. It can go inside the main compartment or it can be suspended in the arched area outside of the pack to make more room inside. It's easy to throw a rain shell or fleece over the top cinch and then strap down the top flap to keep everything in place.
    Compression straps on this pack are perfect and allow it to keep a very low profile when minimally loaded.

    There aren't a ton of features on this model but what is there is very functional. The loop and closure system for an axe is easy to use, as is the retention system for trekking poles. The pockets on the waist belt are handy for smaller tools or quick use items, as is the same with the pocket on the right shoulder strap.
    The integrated rain cover is so well placed you may very well forget it's there. Absolutely zero worries of moisture with the cover properly deployed. Even without the cover this model stands up to a pretty solid amount of weather.

    I have ZERO complaints about this backpack and have never found myself wishing for a feature that wasn't there. I'll be using my Stratos 26 for another six years, and then another....

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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