Rated 5 out of 5 by LkeToHike Fantastic pack for day hikes
This is a great pack for day hikes. The hydration system is superior to the competition.
The rigid spine on the bladder makes it a breeze to install it in the pack. The pack has a main compartment just right for extra layers for a day hike. The pack also has lots of smaller compartments (including on the hip straps) that help keep tings organized. The pack is comfortable and holds just the right amount of equipment for a day hike. I have used this pack in the Rocky Mountains to hike 14'ers and love it.
It would have been helpful for Osprey sizing information to be readily accessible on the LL Bean web site - because of the lack of info, I unfortunately ordered the wrong size for my body.
August 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MEMtnHiker Great pack for day hikes
Pack is just the right size to take what you need on a day hike, light weight and roomy. Lots of pockets to keep you organized. Routing of the hydration tube could be thought out a little more. Overall very satisfied.
July 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BENEBOY Great Pack
I'm 5'10" 170 lb & opted for M/L. Wanted a little more room for extras & will work great. Fit & adjustments are great(returned a Talon due to poor adj for my size) H2O 3L capacity is good. Can easily remove if not needed. Got it for biking, hiking & skiing. It will work. Will also be good for travel if you dont need a lot of room.
November 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 Nice Pack, Needs more space
Really liked the overall look of this pack and all the amenities is came with; however, the water pouch was a bit bigger than I had expected. I am male, 6ft tall, and about 180 pounds of savageness, which is why the S/M size was too small. I would recommend anyone around that size to get the M/L. Hope this helps!
August 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MountainBoy77 Best Daypack Around
Osprey makes the best packs hands down. This is a perfect pack for a day hike to extended longer day hike. The pack is covered with innovative features that are useful for a day hike. Instead of one large main compartment, the Manta features a pocket for hydration, a large main chamber, and 3 other smaller pockets for gadgets and even a quick stow away pouch. Also comes with an integrated rain cover! Best part: the pockets on the hip belts. This is a great pack and definitely worth the money.
May 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ILoveQualityToo Really Good Quality
I ordered this for my son and he loves it. We are amazed at the quality. We felt the price was extremely fair for such a good product. To any backpackers and campers, this is great!
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Photog62 Great Day hike pack
Consistently load the pack with 2 liters of water , and 2 stocking caps, 2 pairs of gloves and light jacket , first aid kit , small camera , small mag light ,days worth of snacks and 2 more bottles of water in the side pockets. Usually weighs between 13 - 15 lbs , but the suspension system of this pack makes it feel much lighter and keeps your back cool. My only criticism is that the waist belt pockets and strap could both be a little bigger. Still it's great for day hikes!
October 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by FranknView Highly recommended
For a small pack, this thing truly can be packed! I use this pack primarily as a commuter pack with my bike (lunch in glasslock container with 2 icepacks, and Kryptonite lock), and unexpectedly, while I'm out photographing (DSLR camera w/ 85mm lens and 2 small primes in a lens pouch, and 2 speedlights in their pouches). All of that fits in the main compartment, and the there's the smaller compartments for plenty of extras. With each of those arrangements, I usually have 2-3 liters of water in the tank. Very comfortable, too. Not sure if all samples are identical, but the color of the one I received is a slightly bluish, slate color, and not like the flat gray pictured. Even better!
August 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KOPstorefan Great Day Hike Pack
The Osprey's suspension system keeps your back cool and your shoulder's comfortable on long day hikes. There is sufficient room in the pack for rain gear as well as miscellaneous items. The 3 liter hydration system is more than adequate. Definitely the best day pack I've ever owned.
July 18, 2013