The Arc'teryx Mantis 26 Backpack is a large day pack for longer day hikes. The spacious main compartment is ready to haul a day's worth of gear into the backcountry, such as a lunch, extra snacks, and rain jacket. Stuff up to a 3L hydration bladder into the sleeve and snake the hose through the top and over your shoulder to quench your thirst on the go. Secure your wallet and phone in the top pocket so they don't get lost in the abyss. Side zipper pockets allow access to the main section so you can find items in a jiffy. Extra water bottles have a home in the mesh side pockets. Clip in with the sternum strap and webbing hipbelt for stabilizing the light load in one spot.
Arc'teryx packs are sized either in 3-length options: Short (S), Regular (R) and Tall (T), or in 2-length options: Short/Regular (SR), and Regular/Tall (RT).
Sizing refers to YOUR OWN BACK LENGTH
Measure your Back:
• Measure along the spine between the 7th cervical vertebra and the level of the hip iliac crest
• Compare this measurement to the Sizing Charts
• It is possible to interchange different size shoulder strap and hipbelt components on many Arc'teryx Packs, but this will not change or affect the back-length of the pack.
Rated 5 out of
A grerat all around day pack with thoughtful featuresI use this backpack for day hikes or to carry stuff I need when I'm out of town (usually camping) and I love it! I holds everything I need and gives me the option of bringing along a water bottle in the side pouch or a hydration-bladder and it even has a loop on the shoulder strap for the hose. It has a sleeve for my macbook or ipad and its very comfortable no matter how much I cram into it. It has a hook in the small top pocket for your keys and pockets that are large enough to accommodate your smartphone/blackberry/iphone. It's a great all around backpack!
Date published: 2011-08-11
Rated 5 out of
Nice day packThis is a really nice day, but the main compartment is a little smaller than we would like. Once we learned how to make the most out of all the pockets it was good. The back brace is nice as you don't have to worry how you are putting things in and it being uncomfortable. The straps are great. Again, great for a day but not going to fit much more. Maybe a weekend if you are wearing your only pair of shoes ;-)
Date published: 2013-11-30
Rated 1 out of
This can't be a computer bag...The dirty bird's web claims 17in laptop, but my 15in laptop can't fit in the sleeve. due to the curved profile on the back, the sleeve doesn't let me push in my laptop. It totally defeats the purpose, as now I have to buy a sleeve to protect my computer. the rest of the design is really nice, but the computer sleeve is worthless.
Date published: 2012-11-26
Rated 4 out of
Great Backpack!I use it for school, hiking and biking and it has never let me down.,,The bag feels comfortable no matter how you adjust it for height range. It takes a hydration bag and will accommodate a laptop computer (up to a 15"). There are 2 water bottle pockets and three other exterior pockets for easy organization and quick access.
Date published: 2012-08-24
Rated 5 out of
The Best Day Pack I've Ever OwnedArcteryx has done it again! You will love the durability and ease of use that come with this pack! I have used it for everything from hiking Mt. Whitney to commuting to work. The only thing that would be nice is a few extra straps or loops to tie things off and attach things.