Stratos 24 Pack

The Osprey Stratos 24 Pack available from REI is a perfect daypack option for the hiking dad that carries everyone else’s gear. You can pack 25 pounds in this pack and forget you have it on. It is super comfortable and consistently gets great reviews for its design and quality.

I recommend the Osprey Stratos 24 Pack because although it is not the cheapest option, it is one of the best quality daypacks available, packed with features that once you have them, you wonder how you got along without them. You will have this pack for a long time, and it will outlast other comparable backpacks that might be less expensive.


The Osprey Stratos 24 Pack comes with many features, which is a hallmark for Osprey backpacks.

  • Access to the main compartment through dual-zippered panel
  • Five exterior pockets for ease of use and storage
  • Integrated rain cover
  • Sleeve for a hydration system (not included)
  • Adjustable hip belt
  • Internal frame
  • Back ventilation system

I highly recommend this pack for dayhikes and even overnighters. It has tons of storage space and is so comfortable you’ll forget your wearing it.