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OSPREY Manta 28 Hydration Pack

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  • OSPREY Manta 28 Hydration Pack

    With 3 L of water and 28 L of cargo, the Osprey Manta 28 hydration pack is a super versatile, highly-ventilated, feature-rich multisport pack. No matter what your adventure of choice may be, the Manta 28 is ready to join you.

    Features/Benefits:

    • AirSpeed suspension system features a mesh backpanel with LightWire frame, side vents and ridge foam backing for maximum comfort
    • BioStretch harness offers full range of motion; full elastic sternum strap features a built-in magnet for bite valve attachment
    • Full hipbelt keeps pack stable and transfers load effectively; belt is mesh-covered for comfort and features a modified ErgoPull system for quick and easy fit adjustments
    • Dedicated, zippered hydration compartment keeps your 3 L HydraForm reservoir (included) separated from the rest of your gear
    • Dual-zippered panel load access to the main compartment makes it super easy to pack your gear in the morning and find it later
    • Top zippered slash pocket is lined with heat embossed fabric to protect your sunglasses, phone, mp3 player, or GPS
    • Stretch mesh front pocket provides quick external storage and features a blinker light patch and reverse wrap hip belt storage
    • Dual compartment zippered front pocket is perfect for storing smaller items like keys, maps, or snacks
    • Stretch mesh side pockets will hold water bottles for additional hydration
    • Zippered hip belt pockets are great for energy gels, chews, and bars
    • Upper and lower side compression straps help reduce pack volume and keep your gear from shifting around as you hike, ride, or run
    • Integrated helmet attachment loop provides an easy solution for keeping your helmet secure and out of the way
    • Integrated and removable rain cover conveniently stashes into a pocket on the bottom of the pack
    • Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment keeps your poles secure and your hands free when you need them

  • OSPREY Manta 28 Hydration Pack

    Fluid Capacity 3 L (100 fl. oz.)
    Insulated Hydration Sleeve No
    Insulated Tube No
    Waist Belt Yes
    Cargo Capacity S/M 1587 cu. in. (26 L)
    L/XL 1709 cu. in. (28 L)
    Primary Use Multisport
    Weight S/M 2 lb. 1 oz.
    L/XL 2 lb. 3 oz.

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OSPREY Manta 28 Hydration Pack
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (3)
  • Stable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      5.0

      Room enought to spare!

      By ADKhiker

      from Albany, NY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Refill
      • Plenty of pockets
      • Stable

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Day hikes

      Comments about OSPREY Manta 28 Hydration Pack:

      I debated and researched daypacks. I specifically wanted a hydration pack due to a water misjudgement on a warm fall hike last year. NEVER again! Came down to the Camelbak Fourteener and Osprey 28. My concern was would I have enough room, particularly for my DSLR (Canon 5D II). There's a gap in the photo backpack market, and you are forced to choose between a technical pack or a photo backpack. Each has its pros and cons. But I have another pack specifically for photo excursions, so it really came to down to the priority of the day. I'd sometimes drag along my DSLR, but because it's not necessarily a pack that's conducive to lashing a tripod anyway, the larger camera may not always come with we.

      After reading the reviews, I decided I liked the idea of the magnetic bite valve holder on the Osprey as well as the trekking pole loop configuration. I now see what folks were talking about with the bladder handle stealing some room in the main compartment. The curve of the handle eats into the space. I think it actually changes the linear shape of the compartment, and the bag is still the 23-24 liters after the bladdder is full. BUT . . . with this, there is still plenty of space in the pack for an extended day peaking in the ADKs. I can fit my rain shell, DSLR with 24-105 lens (when wanted), a point 'n shoot tough camera, first aid kit, space blanket, food, mini tripod inside the pack and still have room to spare. I rolled up 3 t-shirts and stuffed them in there as well and they fit. Which works out well because I hike with my boys and parents always tend to become pack mules for their kids ("can you take this?").

      Fit is great. Cinch straps snug the pack down against my body. LOVE the webbed backing. Keeps my back comfortable and dry. This is my first hydration pack so still getting used to the bite valve and can't compare to other systems. I'm 6'1" at the start of the day, about 5'10" after a long day at the office. ;-) At 6 ft. +, the hip belts ride just a smidge high on even the large size. But with only two sizes to choose from , with some strap adjusting it feels very comfortable. The hip belts are not padded - just a mesh webbing. But they do have pockets on each which is great for that protein bar, keeping my phone, headphones, etc. And I do love the magnet keeping the bite valve from dangling (I don't like loose things bouncing around).

      Overall I'm extremely pleased with my choice. Comfortable with plenty of room. There's still the 36 if you think the 28 won't be room enough, though I can assure you this is plenty of room for day hiking. It's still early in the season so I can't speak to wear and longevity, but I get the sense this won't be a problem. And Osprey's guarantee is another plus to consider anyway.

      Happy hiking!

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort Driven
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      • No
       
      5.0

      Best day pack going

      By BC

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Water Flow
      • Highly Adjustable
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day Trips

        Comments about OSPREY Manta 28 Hydration Pack:

        Hydration bladder is "new tech" to me..
        I am a believer now very practical

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Minimalist
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great pack

        By Paul G F

        from Bethel, CT

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Compartments
        • Good Water Flow
        • Highly Adjustable
        • Large Capacity
        • Stable
        • Water Capacity

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Day Trips

          Comments about OSPREY Manta 28 Hydration Pack:

          I've owned this pack for two years and it shows no sign of wear. I use it for day hikes mostly. I do pull out the bladder and stick it in my larger pack for overnights. Lot's of adjustment on this pack so it's always comfortable. It's obvious that a lot of thought went into this pack.

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          • Comfort Driven
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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