– Featuring Stratos 26 – February 21, 2014 – Osprey Packs Press
Poco Safety Notices – Featuring Stratos 26 – February 21, 2014

Hiking in cold climates requires an artful dance of gear selection. Too much and you end up overheating in a heartbeat, too little and you start to mentally list the first signs of hypothermia.  Layering is vital, but it’s equally important to layer up with the right gear. Here are a few trail-tested cold-weather items, along with the best footwear to use and the right pack to carry your kit.

Cold-weather hiking means shedding and pulling on layers as you shift from overheated to cold, and the Stratos 26 makes that dress/undress routine a breeze. The two front zippered pockets on the waist straps are perfect to stash your gloves when things get warm, while the host of internal organizational options across 26 liters of storage space can let you separate your food from your layers.  Trekking pole attachments lets you easily transition from straightforward hiking to rock scrambling, and it’s a breeze to stash your jacket under the lid of the top-loading pack…

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