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OutsideOnline.com – Featuring Stratos 24 – June 3, 2016

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Here’s what I used to support an 850-mile backcountry mountain bike trip across Arizona…

As noted, the Osprey Stratos 24 is beefier than I’d normally choose, but it was the ideal choice and carried my bicycle, gear, and enough water and food to get me across the Grand Canyon admirably well for its diminutive size. Other than food and fluid, the pack load was minimal: clothes I might need of a day in external pockets (including a Gore Bike Wear ONE jacket, arm and knee warmers, an Assos Rain Cap, and a beanie), a Lezyne CRV 20, lube, and rag in one hip-belt pocket, and my iPhone (for the camera) in the other. I also ran a Spot Tracker Gen III at all times so my family could keep tabs on me…

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