Examiner.com – Featuring Sirrus 24 – May 4, 2011 – Osprey Packs Press
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Examiner.com – Featuring Sirrus 24 – May 4, 2011

If an all-day hike evokes thoughts of schlepping around with a hefty pack slung uncomfortably across your shoulders, it’s time for an attitude change – and a gear upgrade. Today’s packs are technical, performance-oriented tools: Lightweight, custom-fit and (dare I say?) even comfortable. Simply put, the Osprey Sirrus 24 is a gift to hikers that keeps on giving. I tested it on several day hikes, and was amazed at how much it could fit, not to mention the ingenious and efficient way in which all of the compartments are organized. Even when packed to the brim, the Sirrus 24 felt deceivingly light, thanks to the back panel suspension, padded belt and strategically-placed harnesses. It’s even hydration-compatible if you want to purchase a coordinating reservoir, and another bonus is the integrated rain cover, which can easily be whipped out if you’re taken by a surprise storm. $99; 21 x 13 10.25 in; S-L,

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