The Stratos 24 pack stands out for its innovative back panel. This panel makes the pack one of the most ventilated packs out there. It also means the pack carries differently and does not fit as many things as efficiently as a pack like the Talon 22. Below are our first impressions. Check back soon for a full review.
The back panel is one of the most innovative and breatheable we have seen. Few other packs, if any, let this much air circulate. This design also means that sharp objects in the pack won’t poke into your back.
There is an innovative hiking pole stash system. This lets you quickly stash your poles if you get to a section where you need to use your hands.
The pack comes with a rain cover that stashes away into its own pocket. This pocket is ventilated at the bottom, which means you can put a wet rain cover or a wet base layer in there to start drying and not make the rest of your pack contents wet.
The side compression straps can be routed under or over the side mesh pocket. This cool feature lets you compress the pack and still have access to the side panel for a water bottle or other item.