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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 4 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (4)
  • Good water flow (3)
  • Highly adjustable (3)
  • Stable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day trip (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Reviewed by 4 customers

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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
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    For more then just hiking

    By Just A Guy

    from Rochester, NY

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips

      Comments about OSPREY Manta 28 Hydration Pack:

      At the start of the Spring, I wanted to get a pack for bike gear and hydration. I no longer wanted to use the bottles attached to the bike, thus the desire to go to a hydration back pack. I take my bike out once or twice a year and only for a few miles at a time. Long idea short, I like having gear more then using the stuff.

      I went to EMS to get stuff and I looked at the available bags. I chose this one because of its size and the included 3 liter bladder. Because of my love for gear and the name recognition of Camelbak, I also got a 3L bladder from them. Lastly I also got a 3L bladder from Platypus. I have used their products for a few years and believe their products are good quality. Enough about bladders that were purchased with the pack, it is worth noting that all three fit quite nicely in the bladder pouch of this pack.

      So, on with the pack. I got the pack and was going to use it on a bike ride. Before that happened, the family and i (wife and two children) took a trip to a major theme park in Orlando Florida (a very happy place on earth). While at the parks, we are often looking for things to drink and spending money to do this and purchasing things and needed to cary rain gear. With all of this adding up, the idea came to me to bring this bag and the bladders. This bag was perfect. The bladder pouch was able to keep all three bladders allowing the hose to be accessible to myself (crying the bag) and for my family to drink from with out issue. The main pouch was more then able to cary two rain jackets and camera stuff for the day. The outside pouches were able to cary extra stuff for the day. Because the children really did not want to drink from my hose, the two side pouches were able to cary a 32oz HydroFlask nicely without issues. Each day I was "Jack" and the pack stood up to it and the pack was easy to carry. When going on the wet rides, the included water cover worked great. When it rained, my wife was able to get it out and cover the bag with out me taking the pack off. During these times, the contents of the bag remained dry. The belt contains two zippered pouches. I carried a point and shoot camera in one of them and it was easily accessible. This vacation lasted for a week and the pack stood up to it and I never had an issue with carrying it. No back issues at all.

      The bottom line is that this bag is great and it stood up to everything I threw at it and looks as great as it did the day I purchased it. I will take this pack on every family vacation in the future. I was able to get one ride in with the pack and it worked great for that trip too.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • 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.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Comfort Driven
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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