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CHRIS
10-12-2007, 03:34 PM
I am going to REI tonite to look at the Osprey Strato 40 and I was wondering if anybody has one or if anybody has any kind of feedback on it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance..

KD Talbot
10-12-2007, 04:21 PM
I don't know from personal experience, but I recently read a trip report where Mats Roing hiked all 48 4000 footers in 11 days, unaided, in other words, he carried all food and water with him. He also walked all distances between mountains, starting at Moosilaukee and ending on Cabot for a total of 235 miles.

He used an Osprey.

http://www.matsroing.com/

KDT

FisherCat
10-12-2007, 05:13 PM
Chris,
This is a pretty good pack. I like Ospreys a lot. I have both Stratos 25 & 40. Only two observations: 1. The horizontal chest strap is prone to pop off its piping. This can be easily fixed when it happens and the pack is still usable for me today. 2. If overstuffed the seams at the bottom of the pack tend to pull, more so than with other brands I have used.
All-in-all a good pack that takes a lot of abuse and doesn't sag off your back but stays high where it should be.

Brad
10-12-2007, 07:17 PM
wow those are nice.

CHRIS
10-12-2007, 08:07 PM
Thanks for the reply guys. I actually did not make it there tonite but I am going Saturday morning. I will see what else they have but I have read a bunch of reviews and so far I haven't seen one bad review. I know there is less expensive ones but I am a firm believer that you get what you pay for.

Brad
10-12-2007, 09:09 PM
Wish I had one for tomorrow. I am packing very light except for the camera equipment. Whether I stay overnight will be seen. Sunrise is 7:08am on the NC coast. Lets see if I can get there for pictures . . .

Rich
10-12-2007, 09:16 PM
I am going to REI tonite to look at the Osprey Strato 40 and I was wondering if anybody has one or if anybody has any kind of feedback on it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance..


Reviews may be great, but, they don't mean much if the pack isn't comfortable on YOU.

Magpie
10-14-2007, 01:11 PM
Don't know if you already made your purchase ?
Last pack I bought at EMS they filled it with weights and let me walk around outside for a hour. May or may not help. Just a thought.

CHRIS
10-15-2007, 11:45 AM
I went and tried them out on Saturday and the guy put he said about 20#'s and it feltabout that much and I walked around for about 10-15 minutes and it felt extremly comfortable. I tried the medium firstthen the large and the large was much better. It was $149.00 but I had a 15% off coupon.So I bougt it for $126.65. Now I can't wait to get the rest of my equip. to get out there.

FisherCat
10-15-2007, 11:57 AM
Good for you man! Now go pound some trails with it!