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Fully featured for day hikes and town use, the Arc'teryx Mantis 26 Daypack is your ticket to all-around functionality. Arc'teryx puts their years of backpack experience to good work in this multi-use backpack.
Whether your focus is casual pleasure or more technical exploits, the Mantis backpack has what it takes to keep your gear handy and maintain your comfort on and off the trail. On the outside, you'll find two generous mesh pockets to hold easy-access items and two exterior zip compartments to help organize your stuff or keep essentials at the ready. The zippered panel access makes for easy entry to the main compartment where you'll find room for your hydration bladder, a portal for the hose and a secure clip for keys. An aluminum stay and the built-in framesheet add rigidity and load support, while the padded and contoured shoulder straps create a comfortable interface. The simple waist belt and sternum straps give the pack additional stability. The Mantis will even accommodate a 17-inch laptop.
Functional simplicity at its best, the Arc'teryx Mantis 26-liter pack is perfectly sized for day tripping on the trail and around town. Treat yourself to the comfort and durability of an Arc'teryx backpack.
4.5 out of 5
May 03, 2010
Good backpack for school or travel
Great Pack - Just the right size
February 24, 2011
This pack seems like it'll be a large daypack, but isn't overly big. I considered the Hornet and am glad that I went with the Mantis. I'm 6'2" and this pack fits just fine. 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. I'm going to use it for day hikes and traveling. I could see it used for a school pack, too. The straps a comfortable and it adjusts great for my height. Perfectly happy with it.Pros: Great design, Build quality
July 03, 2011
Overall this is a great pack. I really like how the pack zips fully open to expose all contents within. The build quality is outstanding and the materials are top notch. There are many storage areas and I really only have one problem; on the green pack the zippers are PINK! If you are female, great...guys be warned.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Cons: color
December 08, 2010
I was looking for a hydration pack that was comfortable for a women's build and didn't dig into my shoulders after 4 hours of hiking. This was the bag! Finally after buying 3 other packs, I am grateful to have found this one.Pros: Build quality, comfort
pretty good bagpack
February 28, 2011
I needed little bigger than arro 22 bagpack, so I bought this mantis 26. the design is actually a lot better than a picture, and the capacity is just right. I am really happy that I bought this bagpack, and I would recommend !!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use
Overall, good bag
August 18, 2012
I was looking for another Arc'teryx pack to replace my beloved, discontinued Amp model that lasted 7 years of school, gym, work, travel, and everything in between. Another brand I tried afterwards did not last as long (only 2 1/2 years). The Mantis pack has what you'd expect from Arc'teryx - solid construction, comfort, compartments for storage and easy access. The top pocket is a big plus, as it's large enough to keep the essentials (wallet, smartphone, music player, keys...) handy in one compartment. The bag isn't the longest but it feels comfortable no matter how you adjust it for height range. A couple of minor snags - the water bottle compartments are small and do not fit a 1L Nalgene - they are better suited for 500-750mL bottles. Also, due to the design of the bag, once the main compartment is filled to the brim there isn't much wiggle room in the other 2 front pockets. The laptop sleeve also looks a bit on the small side and will further take up main compartment space. It would also have been handy to have a few loops and straps to clip things onto. The top pocket does not have too many organizing slots (you can fit a smartphone and/or maybe an mp3 player in the main slot, and a couple of pens) so depending on what's in there, headphones can get tangled with keys or smartphone screen will risk getting small scratches and nicks. Overall, Arc'teryx does it again with a solid, functional daypack good for everyday use.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Cons: could use a few more extras for practicality
February 14, 2012
This is a really nice day. I love this pack. I use it for school, hiking and biking and it has never let me down. My friends call it alladins lamp because it holds so much that just seems to disappear. Highly recommended.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
March 30, 2011
I bought the sage color for my wife and she loves it. The pink zippers looks really good and not to flashy. The materials and workmanship of the bag are are awesome.Pros: Great design, Build quality
Black, Blue Moon, Brick, Coffee Bean, Dark Jade, Greenback, Hinto, Nighthawk, Peat, Raisin, Silver Sage, Stone Pine, Tibetan Red and Tobiko.