Rating: 8.7 / 10
Value for Money 2.0
I have been in need of a day pack for a while now but I just couldn’t find one that ticked most of the boxes. My list of needs was relatively simple (or so I thought):
However, I found that most of the ‘day packs’ were bulky, relatively heavy, not very comfortable (unless they contained a bit of weight to sit on your hips) and lets, face it, not very stylish!
As is usually the case for me, I gave up looking. And I then stumbled upon the Osprey Sirrus 24 Women’s Day Pack when it was on sale and decided I’d take the plunge.
This pack has lots of techy features including an internal hydration reservoir sleeve, lots of compartments, a tensioned mesh harness and an integrated raincover. While this back pack is a ‘one size fits all’ pack, it does have an adjustable back panel to suit your torso length.
It is made of durable materials which has withstood the bush bashing and rock scrambling I have experienced on my recent day hikes. This pack comes in four colours with the very stylish names of Ruska Purple, Thyme Green, Summit Blue or Black (they must have run out of creativity here!). I of course opted for Ruska Purple given my only other sale option was Black.
The Sirrus also has a 36 litre and a 50 litre available in Extra Small/Small or Small/Medium however these to my thinking go beyond the needs of a day pack and don’t live up to the expectation of a multi-day pack. My guidance is go small with the Sirrus 24 litre or jump to the Osprey Exos 58 or Osprey Exos 48 for a light weight multi-day option.
For the guys out there, the Osprey Stratus 24, 34, 36 or 50 are options.
The suggested carrying capacity for the Sirrus 24 pack is 5-12kg. At the lower end of this weight the pack is very comfortable given the trampoline suspension. However at the top end of this range the pack would be bulky and would feel overly heavy.
I am really enjoying my Sirrus 24 and in the short time since my purchase, I have used it a lot I I’m even ready to throw out a thread bare day pack I purchased 15 years ago! that must mean I am very happy and recommend the Sirrus 24 to those seeking a multi purpose and stylish day pack.
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Opsrey Sirrus 24l Daypack (Image from Osprey.com)
Sternum Strap and Whistle
Adjustable sternum strap
Hip belt pocket
Hip Belt Pocket with a female hand showing the size. Many compact cameras would fit in this pocket amongst other bits and pieces
One of two side pockets showing water bottle
Pack back with all pockets closed
Top Pocket open. this is the pocket for all the little stuff like phones an a wallet
Internal water bladder sleeve
Water bladder port
Main Back pocket with jumper inside
Adjustment marks on the inside back of the pack. Adjust the length of the sternum as required
Vertical back pocket closed
Back Pocket open showing a lightweight does jacket
Back harness showing adjustment marking
Load lifter adjustement straps
Stow on the Go Hiking pole straps
This review was done with product purchased from a retail store by the reviewer