Osprey's New Women's Daypacks
New Sirrus series is women's specific equivalent of the excellent Stratos men's packs.
Posted: 28 June 2011
New this summer is Osprey's women's-specific Sirrus series of day packs, effectively the equivalent of the impressive Stratos men's packs, but redesigned to suit the female physiology.
The second generation Stratos is one of our favourite vented day packs with its stretch mesh vented back panel and well thought-out features – see our review of the Stratos 26 – and the Sirrus packs share most of its atttributes.
So there are stretch mesh back panels, spacer mesh harness and hip-belt with stretch mesh pockets, Stow on the Go trekking pole attachment, integrated rain cover and ErgoPull hip-belt closure. Big stretch stash pockets make rapid kit storage easy and upper compression straps keep contents stable and in place.
So what makes it women's-specific? The back panel is shorter and recontoured, the harness is shaped differently – wider in the collar bone area then tapering in the chest area, the hip-belt is canted to fit women's hips and the packs generally are narrower.
If you want some more details, check out Osprey's video on YouTube for a comprehensive overview.
Each pack – there are 36, 26 and 24 litre versions – comes in three torso lengths for optimum fit as well. The packs are pretty light too, a claimed 1100g, 1150g and 1340g respectively with prices of £70, £75 and £85.
Good news for women looking for a premium day pack we reckon. More details at www.ospreypacks.com.
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