Keep layers, equipment and supplies safely and comfortably on your person with the Stratos 36 –a firm favourite with walkers, hikers and campers the world over.
No matter how heavy the load or warm the weather, the Stratos 36 ensures your back is kept ventilated and comfy, with a fully adjustable AirSpeed™ system that combines a single piece construction to the backpanel and hipbelt with a highly breathable suspended mesh.
The sleek, clean design of the bag doesn’t mean that your gear is compacted and inaccessible when you’re on the move – the Stratos 36 benefits from large additional pockets in the lid and front for your odd bits and spare layers, as well as a vertical zip which allows access directly into the main compartment.
Your sleeping bag – often a pain to organise in dark conditions – can be kept in a separate area with a bellowed divider, and there is a quickly deployed rain cover at your disposal if the clouds gather. There are even attachments for trekking poles and ice axes.
You can be sure that the Stratos 36 has you covered on your hike, whatever its nature and whatever the conditions.
I've only had this a short while and bought it for use in Snowdonia and occasional trips to the Lakes. I'm a keen photographer so wanted something large enough to take camera gear as well as walking gear. Early signs are that this is a good solid rucksack with everything I need plus some extras that are great to have and really practical in use (stow on the go for walking poles, included raincover, side entry to main compartment). The best part is the fit which is adjustable to ensure a comfortable and stable fit which is great for scrambling routes.
Reviewed by Peter - 6th Mar, 2018
Good pole storage
I got this for my upcoming South West Coast Path trip, to replace my Lowe Alpine Air Zone 35. Whilst that's still a great pack its lack of easy pole storage was beginning to frustrate me. The Stratos has specific storage on the left hand shoulder strap so you can deploy and stow the poles easily. It worked well but I did find the poles pressing against me after a while so I ended up using the mesh side pocket and a bungee higher up on the pack side. Not quite so convenient but worked well and better than no stowage at all so glad I got this pack.
Fully endorse the other comments, I really like the hip belt pockets (good for trail food and a pair of small binoculars) and the separate bottom pocket that I use for rubbish and any dirty clothes that I change on the trail.
I will say that although this pack and Lowe's Airzone both have the mesh back, I've never found them great at stopping sweaty back syndrome. It works best when wearing only one layer.
Reviewed by Steve - 22nd Dec, 2017
This is a high quality rucksack and as someone who does a great deal of day walking it's ideal for me. I wanted a mid-size bag which could take extra clothing, provisions, first aid kit etc with room to spare plus plenty of pockets all of which this delivers. The main thing though is the comfort level as the shaped back-frame really helps the rucksack sit nicely against my back.with no problem after several hours walking.
Another plus for me is the strong rain cover (having been frustrated by a previous rucksack where the rain cover continually came off in any wind).
I think this is an excellent product for the serious walker.
Reviewed by Shez - 28th Nov, 2017
Osprey stratos 36l
Excellent bag. Bigger than my old bag, the misses can take more stuff with us when we go out! ?? I bought it in a sale but I would of bought it anyway. Would recommend it. (As the saying goes, you get what you pay for).
Reviewed by Brett - 10th Sep, 2017
Great Carry On Companion
I bought this pack because I was looking for a rucksack for a 1 week trip around the UK and Ireland, which involved several flights and trains, and I wanted something that I didnt have to check. I have another Osprey pack which I like, a Farpoint 50, so I decided the Stratos 36 was worth a shot.
First of all, the main compartment of the bag holds a good amount, as it should, and there are plenty of exterior pockets and clip on locations for any extra gear that you may need quick access to. There are also pockets on each hip strap, which were very handy for a passport and some extra change or snacks. I am also a huge fan of the sleeping bag straps, which I mainly used to hold my jacket.
I believe the max size of the bag is over carry on requirements (ryanair and flybe), however as long as I didnt pack the top cover pocket full, i had no issues with making the carry on dimensions. I even gave it a go in the Ryanair baggage check box thing, and it was completely fine. Another thing about the dimensions of this bag that i really like is that it isnt too thick, and it fits very easily in the train overhead storage.
All in all, this bag is great for travel, and gave me no issues throughout my last trip. 100% worth the money. This bag will be replacing my Farpoint 50.