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Stratos 34

Stratos 34
Black
Gator Green
Stratos 34 Back Side - Gator Green
Airspeed Backsystem
Zipper Panel Access
Internal Hydration Sleeve
Integrated Raincover
Adjustable Torso Length

Availability: In stock

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Stratos 34

The wind on your back. Stratos 34 brings true innovation and quality to the ventilated pack world.

Inspired by Osprey's AntiGravity™ technology, Stratos 34 provides a fully adjustable AirSpeed™ ventilated back system which combines the single piece construction of the backpanel and hipbelt with highly breathable suspended mesh. This allows for increased comfort in warm weather, even with a heavy load.

The classic styling and clean design, alongside an impressively comfortable carry makes the Stratos 34 a firm favourite for walkers and hikers who are looking for a ventilated daypack with enough capacity for lightweight camping equipment and overnight gear, or plenty of extra layers and equipment for when the weather is changeable. The detachable raincover stored in the bottom pocket increases weather resistance and tough nylon fabrics ensure durability. Stratos 34 features a large panel opening, an easy access pocket on the top and a large, vertically zipped expansion pocket on the front which is perfect for securely storing a jacket or spare layer for easy access. Stratos 34 is the perfect pack for long days on winding trails or lightweight overnight trips in warm weather.

Stratos 34 is compatible with all Hydraulics™ and Hydraulics LT™ reservoirs.

Key Features

  • Adjustable AirSpeed™ ventilated trampoline suspended mesh backpanel
  • Internal hydration sleeve
  • Integrated & detachable raincover
  • Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachment
  • Vertical centred zippered pocket
  • Zippered panel access
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Weight: 1.39 kg (M/L)
Maximum Dimensions (cm): 62 (l) x 30 (w) x 31 (d)

Customer Reviews

4.3
Based on 20 reviews
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Neo
Is the Stratos 34 great? It depends....
We purchased this backpack after hours of testing in a local outdoor outfitter with lots of help from the Shops staff. We asked for a day-trip backback and I ended up with the Stratos 34. For me it's exactly between two worlds because it's really on the low side when it comes to capacity. For a day-tour I allways like to have some extra clothing-layers that I can store in my backpack and when it's colder it is very very tight insight the backback: 2x 1L bottles of water, 1x rain jacket, 1x wind-jacket, 1x merino-hoody (or sometimes a Isolation-jacket in a compression-bag), 1x rain-trousers (all packed in zip-packs) 1x small lunch-box, some energy bars and some Little peaces in the upper case of the backpack. And with all this stuff there is no space left in the big case - and even worse: when the main case is completely full: you will have a hard time to put a lot of things in the front case because this case fills towards the inside of the backpack. It's a great backpack with a lot of cases and nice options, but it could be a bit more bigger inside. My Stratos 34 is the L version with a long back-part and it's not possible to carry it as hand-luggage on flights.
aidan
So far so good
Only had the bag for 6 weeks and not used enough to provide a full review but so far the most comfortable bag that I have ever bought. Easy access to lots of pockets so great for the way I use it.
Pete
Well made rucksack
Purchased the Stratos 34 after looking at the specifications and reviews. The pack looks well made and sturdy. Although not used it on any long hikes yet. Fully loaded (about 10 kg) the rucksack was very comfortable.The rucksack was delivered quickly and in good condition. Not sure if l will get in on an airplane as hand luggage due to decreasing size restrictions.
Two little gripes, although rectified.
Loose strap ends, annoying in windy weather. Sorted with Velcro one wrap ties.
Hiking pole fastening. I like many hikers carry a pole just in case of difficult terrain. The bag has a ‘stow on the go option’ but that is not suitable if you just want to carry the walking pole all day.
The customer service stated to use the ‘stow on the go’. The bag is stated to be for hikers, not sure what most hikers want an ice axe for, the loop could be used for poles.
Purchased the rucksack at the wrong time, as a short time after purchasing, a free Hydraulics reservoir on offer. Never mind, looking forward to trying the Stratos out on a long hike.

PB
Careful with sizes
Careful with sizes (S / M vs M / L), I advise you to go to a store and try them to see the one that suits you, measure is treacherous. I'm in between and I opted for M / L, which was a mistake in hindsight. I thought that once I have my sweater and my jacket, I'd gain a size. The suspenders can be adjusted too. Unfortunately for me, the structure itself passes slightly above my head so it is difficult to adjust the weight with the load adjusters (they lift the straps too much). As the structure is curved, the weight is naturally further from the back which worsens the problem so that's why its crucial to get it right.

If you do get the size right it should be a great backpack though and the ventilation does work!
Dan
This is my second Osprey rucksack, build quality is second to none.
This being my second Osprey bag the quality and attention to detail are amazing. The Stratos 34 is great for my day hikes and for short overnight stays. More than enough storage for my needs and built in rain cover is a great addition. 5 star backpack with 5 star service as always.
Johan
Good, except with salt water
Hi,
I like this little backpack. I have it now a few years, and it is still OK. I like especially the frame that let the air go through. There is however one big minus. When the zippers comes in contact with salt water, you have to rinse it very good, else the salt is getting in the zippers, and it will become almost impossible to open / close the zipper.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Johan,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Stratos 34.

We're pleased to hear that you are overall happy with your Stratos 34 and how it has performed over the years.

In order to keep your pack in pristine condition, we advise cleaning after use, especially in muddy, wet or beachy conditions. This will protect the longevity of your pack.

We recommend taking a look at our pack cleaning guide here.

Regards

Osprey Customer Service

 

 

 

 

Janese
Stratos 34 Question
Hi! I bought a new Osprey Stratos 34 4 month ago. I´m very satisfied with this backpack but I have one question for some users who use intensively these bags a few years yet. I want to know how durable the material (1000D Ballistic Nylon, I think...) at the bottom of the bag on the corners at the backpanel construction after years of intenzively usage.
I thank you. Jane
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Janese,

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for the Stratos 34.

The main fabric used to make the Stratos is 210D Nylon Crosshatch. We design all our packs to be as durable and long-lasting as possible, without making them too heavy. If the Stratos 34 was made from 1000D Ballistic Nylon, this would be considerably heavier and as a Hiking pack, this is not ideal.

If you do come across a defect with your pack, we have an All Mighty Guarantee department to which you can contact for assistance. Please, contact the Guarantee Team here.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Peter Arrow
Comfort
I was looking for my Osprey. But it was on my back. Camino 2018.
Carole
Stratos 34
I bought this for my husband after I purchased the Sirrus for myself.
He finds it very comfortable and loves the various straps which makes it easy to adjust. to get the balance correct.
No complaints from him. He would recommend it.
Ihar
where you put "walking mat (rug)"
99% of the hiking bags coming with no mount for "mug", do you have some tricks (to walk 5-20 km without ever resting) that i'm not aware off?
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Ihar,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Stratos 34.

The majority of our Hiking and Backpacking packs come with sleeping pad straps attached to the bottom of the pack. These straps also work well for carrying your walking mat.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

polo
très bon produit, adapté aux dos courts, bien ventilé. peut correspondre à toutes les activités de montagne à la journée.
voir résumé
Dartmoor Dave
Cracking little bag
Love this bag already. Have used it several times with various loads in it and it sits so comfortably whatever the weight inside. The stow and go trekking pole points are great. They are simple to use and get the poles out of the way and do not interfer with normal arm movement. It is all very well thought out and I would recomend to any one without hesitation.
Frank
Good overall
I'm pleased with the backpack so far. Only used it twice at this point. It's my second Osprey. The first one for the bike came in with the water bladder. I'd love if that was the case with this backpack too. I'll be buying it anyways, it's just a shame it's not part of the kit already.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Frank,

Thank you taking the time to write a review on the Stratos 34.

It is great to hear that you have been pleased with your Stratos. All of our Hiking packs are compatible with our Hydraulic Reservoirs, however, they do not come with one as this allows each customer to choose the volume that is most suitable for their needs and activities.

Regards,

Opsrey Customer Service

Janka
Great backpack, no complaints at all
I used the pack for shorter hikes as well as for a two-week trip to Spain, where we were on the road for most of the time. It's very comfortable, the size is great, the compartments are smartly distributed. It's a very balanced pack, for one with back issues I think it has a really good support system. 100% recommended!
Afina
Great backpack
Pros:
- Beautiful backpack that aligns perfectly on your back. I got the blue one and the color is amazing, looks land feels ike a quality item (I wish the rain cover came in assorted colors, on all colors the rain cover is green)
- Excellent weight distribution, used it for technical hikes and it never moved, not even a cm. I've never had a backpack that stayed in palace so perfectly without feeling like i've strapped myself too tight.
- The ventilation mesh and support is amazing, very comfortable and I've never had a cooler back on hot days
- Many features and pockets and good compartimentation. You can definitely fit everything in a smart way without looking like a beetle.
- Hydration pouch fits perfectly but I sometimes wished it was a litter easier to get it back into place after a refill

Cons:
- Slightly heavier than competitors, but weight is overall not a problem
- Rough fabric on straps; i for a friction burn on my right shoulder after a hot day, wearing a tank top and hiking for about 20k with 1000m+ elv gain
- Side pockets are slightly small, 2 cm extra would have done wonders. My OnePlus X bearly fits in and i always have to stop to arrange it in place, same for the GoPro 4 Camera with a case and small mount on

Conclusion: Best backpack I've had so far. It's amazing and I definitely recommend it.
Vlad
Great pack with few surprising shortcings.
Great pack that I use for everyday commute to work on a bike. I had Atmos 35 that I had to replace as the frame was pushing against the back of the head (weird design) The frame problem is gone here but I do miss the side access to the side pockets and removable chest strap and for some weird reason one being 35L and this one 34L the difference in actual amount of stuff you can cram into it is around 5l not 1 Otherwise great pack.
  • Adjustable AirSpeed™ ventilated trampoline suspended mesh backpanel
  • Adjustable torso length
  • Integrated & detachable raincover
  • Internal hydration sleeve
  • Internal key attachment clip
  • Removable sleeping pad straps
  • Side compression straps
  • Single ice axe loop
  • Sternum strap with emergency whistle
  • Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachment
  • Twin zippered hip belt pockets
  • Vertical centred zippered pocket
  • Zippered panel access

Reviews (20)

Customer Reviews

4.3
Based on 20 reviews
Add a Review Hide Review Form

Write Your Own Review

You're reviewing: Stratos 34

Neo
Is the Stratos 34 great? It depends....
We purchased this backpack after hours of testing in a local outdoor outfitter with lots of help from the Shops staff. We asked for a day-trip backback and I ended up with the Stratos 34. For me it's exactly between two worlds because it's really on the low side when it comes to capacity. For a day-tour I allways like to have some extra clothing-layers that I can store in my backpack and when it's colder it is very very tight insight the backback: 2x 1L bottles of water, 1x rain jacket, 1x wind-jacket, 1x merino-hoody (or sometimes a Isolation-jacket in a compression-bag), 1x rain-trousers (all packed in zip-packs) 1x small lunch-box, some energy bars and some Little peaces in the upper case of the backpack. And with all this stuff there is no space left in the big case - and even worse: when the main case is completely full: you will have a hard time to put a lot of things in the front case because this case fills towards the inside of the backpack. It's a great backpack with a lot of cases and nice options, but it could be a bit more bigger inside. My Stratos 34 is the L version with a long back-part and it's not possible to carry it as hand-luggage on flights.
aidan
So far so good
Only had the bag for 6 weeks and not used enough to provide a full review but so far the most comfortable bag that I have ever bought. Easy access to lots of pockets so great for the way I use it.
Pete
Well made rucksack
Purchased the Stratos 34 after looking at the specifications and reviews. The pack looks well made and sturdy. Although not used it on any long hikes yet. Fully loaded (about 10 kg) the rucksack was very comfortable.The rucksack was delivered quickly and in good condition. Not sure if l will get in on an airplane as hand luggage due to decreasing size restrictions.
Two little gripes, although rectified.
Loose strap ends, annoying in windy weather. Sorted with Velcro one wrap ties.
Hiking pole fastening. I like many hikers carry a pole just in case of difficult terrain. The bag has a ‘stow on the go option’ but that is not suitable if you just want to carry the walking pole all day.
The customer service stated to use the ‘stow on the go’. The bag is stated to be for hikers, not sure what most hikers want an ice axe for, the loop could be used for poles.
Purchased the rucksack at the wrong time, as a short time after purchasing, a free Hydraulics reservoir on offer. Never mind, looking forward to trying the Stratos out on a long hike.

PB
Careful with sizes
Careful with sizes (S / M vs M / L), I advise you to go to a store and try them to see the one that suits you, measure is treacherous. I'm in between and I opted for M / L, which was a mistake in hindsight. I thought that once I have my sweater and my jacket, I'd gain a size. The suspenders can be adjusted too. Unfortunately for me, the structure itself passes slightly above my head so it is difficult to adjust the weight with the load adjusters (they lift the straps too much). As the structure is curved, the weight is naturally further from the back which worsens the problem so that's why its crucial to get it right.

If you do get the size right it should be a great backpack though and the ventilation does work!
Dan
This is my second Osprey rucksack, build quality is second to none.
This being my second Osprey bag the quality and attention to detail are amazing. The Stratos 34 is great for my day hikes and for short overnight stays. More than enough storage for my needs and built in rain cover is a great addition. 5 star backpack with 5 star service as always.
Johan
Good, except with salt water
Hi,
I like this little backpack. I have it now a few years, and it is still OK. I like especially the frame that let the air go through. There is however one big minus. When the zippers comes in contact with salt water, you have to rinse it very good, else the salt is getting in the zippers, and it will become almost impossible to open / close the zipper.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Johan,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Stratos 34.

We're pleased to hear that you are overall happy with your Stratos 34 and how it has performed over the years.

In order to keep your pack in pristine condition, we advise cleaning after use, especially in muddy, wet or beachy conditions. This will protect the longevity of your pack.

We recommend taking a look at our pack cleaning guide here.

Regards

Osprey Customer Service

 

 

 

 

Janese
Stratos 34 Question
Hi! I bought a new Osprey Stratos 34 4 month ago. I´m very satisfied with this backpack but I have one question for some users who use intensively these bags a few years yet. I want to know how durable the material (1000D Ballistic Nylon, I think...) at the bottom of the bag on the corners at the backpanel construction after years of intenzively usage.
I thank you. Jane
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Janese,

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for the Stratos 34.

The main fabric used to make the Stratos is 210D Nylon Crosshatch. We design all our packs to be as durable and long-lasting as possible, without making them too heavy. If the Stratos 34 was made from 1000D Ballistic Nylon, this would be considerably heavier and as a Hiking pack, this is not ideal.

If you do come across a defect with your pack, we have an All Mighty Guarantee department to which you can contact for assistance. Please, contact the Guarantee Team here.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Peter Arrow
Comfort
I was looking for my Osprey. But it was on my back. Camino 2018.
Carole
Stratos 34
I bought this for my husband after I purchased the Sirrus for myself.
He finds it very comfortable and loves the various straps which makes it easy to adjust. to get the balance correct.
No complaints from him. He would recommend it.
Ihar
where you put "walking mat (rug)"
99% of the hiking bags coming with no mount for "mug", do you have some tricks (to walk 5-20 km without ever resting) that i'm not aware off?
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Ihar,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Stratos 34.

The majority of our Hiking and Backpacking packs come with sleeping pad straps attached to the bottom of the pack. These straps also work well for carrying your walking mat.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

polo
très bon produit, adapté aux dos courts, bien ventilé. peut correspondre à toutes les activités de montagne à la journée.
voir résumé
Dartmoor Dave
Cracking little bag
Love this bag already. Have used it several times with various loads in it and it sits so comfortably whatever the weight inside. The stow and go trekking pole points are great. They are simple to use and get the poles out of the way and do not interfer with normal arm movement. It is all very well thought out and I would recomend to any one without hesitation.
Frank
Good overall
I'm pleased with the backpack so far. Only used it twice at this point. It's my second Osprey. The first one for the bike came in with the water bladder. I'd love if that was the case with this backpack too. I'll be buying it anyways, it's just a shame it's not part of the kit already.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Frank,

Thank you taking the time to write a review on the Stratos 34.

It is great to hear that you have been pleased with your Stratos. All of our Hiking packs are compatible with our Hydraulic Reservoirs, however, they do not come with one as this allows each customer to choose the volume that is most suitable for their needs and activities.

Regards,

Opsrey Customer Service

Janka
Great backpack, no complaints at all
I used the pack for shorter hikes as well as for a two-week trip to Spain, where we were on the road for most of the time. It's very comfortable, the size is great, the compartments are smartly distributed. It's a very balanced pack, for one with back issues I think it has a really good support system. 100% recommended!
Afina
Great backpack
Pros:
- Beautiful backpack that aligns perfectly on your back. I got the blue one and the color is amazing, looks land feels ike a quality item (I wish the rain cover came in assorted colors, on all colors the rain cover is green)
- Excellent weight distribution, used it for technical hikes and it never moved, not even a cm. I've never had a backpack that stayed in palace so perfectly without feeling like i've strapped myself too tight.
- The ventilation mesh and support is amazing, very comfortable and I've never had a cooler back on hot days
- Many features and pockets and good compartimentation. You can definitely fit everything in a smart way without looking like a beetle.
- Hydration pouch fits perfectly but I sometimes wished it was a litter easier to get it back into place after a refill

Cons:
- Slightly heavier than competitors, but weight is overall not a problem
- Rough fabric on straps; i for a friction burn on my right shoulder after a hot day, wearing a tank top and hiking for about 20k with 1000m+ elv gain
- Side pockets are slightly small, 2 cm extra would have done wonders. My OnePlus X bearly fits in and i always have to stop to arrange it in place, same for the GoPro 4 Camera with a case and small mount on

Conclusion: Best backpack I've had so far. It's amazing and I definitely recommend it.
Vlad
Great pack with few surprising shortcings.
Great pack that I use for everyday commute to work on a bike. I had Atmos 35 that I had to replace as the frame was pushing against the back of the head (weird design) The frame problem is gone here but I do miss the side access to the side pockets and removable chest strap and for some weird reason one being 35L and this one 34L the difference in actual amount of stuff you can cram into it is around 5l not 1 Otherwise great pack.

Features

  • Adjustable AirSpeed™ ventilated trampoline suspended mesh backpanel
  • Adjustable torso length
  • Integrated & detachable raincover
  • Internal hydration sleeve
  • Internal key attachment clip
  • Removable sleeping pad straps
  • Side compression straps
  • Single ice axe loop
  • Sternum strap with emergency whistle
  • Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachment
  • Twin zippered hip belt pockets
  • Vertical centred zippered pocket
  • Zippered panel access