Osprey Manta 20
Source: received it as a personal gift
You can do with it whatever you want, as long as you want it to be light.
- As many features as a full size pack
It is designed to be a hyper-light pack. It does its job perfectly. You can do with it whatever you want, as long as you want it to be light. I like it, plenty of room for everything you in ultralight summer backpacking, day hikes, or a rucksack to throw emergency gear on back country bike trips.
Thoughtful design that cuts out want you don't want for the sake of keeping what you do. Gear loop very good, COMES WITH A RAIN FLY, still has two hip belt pockets that zipper = great when you bomb over the handle bars. An extranious layer of fabric here, or a pointless loop that I would remove there. Overall you're always trading one thing for lightweight and that is durability.
Price Paid: $129 at MSL
Osprey makes many great products and the manta 20 is another great example, from the back suspension system to the stow-and-go front pouch the manta 20 offers ample space and light weight.
Myself being a big guy at 250 lbs the pack does a great job of fitting to me with several adjustment straps to fit anyone from small frame to large frames, and while including the 3-liter reservoir it is the perfect pack for short day hikes to the overnight hike ith the ability easily carry 20 lbs of gear and with the intergrated rain cover you will be ready for whatever nature has to throw at you.
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Fast and light endeavors are perfect for the Osprey Manta 20. Incorporating a streamlined design along with all the key features of its larger siblings, this pack is perfect for light and fast hikes, adventure racing and full day trans-alpine mountain bike rides. 3L hydration bladder and rain cover included.
The updated Osprey Manta 20 hydration pack combines a well-engineered hydration system with great carrying comfort to keep you hydrated and moving fast during your done-in-a-day adventures. Reservoir features a rigid spine/handle that stabilizes the water load and makes it easy to slide the reservoir into the pack. Zippered hydration sleeve is easy to access. Rigid spine/handle and large mouth make filling and cleaning the reservoir a snap. BPA- and PVC-free reservoir does not retain tastes or odors and features AquaGuard(TM) antimicrobial formula to help prevent bacteria and mold. 180deg pivoting on/off valve rotates in either direction for quick and easy flow control; magnetic sternum-strap buckle secures the bite valve when not in use. AirSpeed(TM) suspension incorporates a lightweight alloy frame and cross struts with a tensioned mesh back panel for support and flexibility. Biostretch(TM) harness is ventilated for cooling comfort; full hipbelt adds stability and load transfer. Panel-loading main compartment is spacious enough for a long day's worth of food, clothing and gear. Zippered top organizational pocket with key clip holds small items; zippered top pocket with soft lining helps keep sunglasses or other fragile items from getting scratched. Stretch-woven front shove-it pocket offers quick external storage and access; integrated patch holds a blinker light (sold separately). Zippered side pockets, front pocket and hipbelt pockets carry small items within easy reach. Stow-on-the-Go(TM) system lets you attach or remove trekking poles without taking the pack off. The Osprey Manta 20 hydration pack features an integrated raincover that can be deployed quickly to keep contents dry.
As you can see with the Mantra 20 Hydration Pack, Osprey thinks differently: to it, a hydration pack is a full system that not only quenches your thirst for optimal performance, but organizes your gear in a thoughtful manner. Though the smallest in the Manta series, it provides the full set of features, but in a lighter, more compact construction. It boasts the advanced HydraLock frame that makes packing your reservoir a breeze and a magnetic valve holder for quick and frequent sips. AirSpeed suspension and a BioStretch harness distribute and stabilize the load for maximum comfort, and plentiful pockets and organizing elements, including a padded sunglasses pocket and trekking pole carrier, keep everything tidy for speedy access.
Osprey has been working on this design for a long time, and they've finally released the animal into the wild. The Hydraulics line by Osprey features an anatomically shaped reservoir that conforms to the wearer's back for a perfect, comfortable fit. The Manta 20 pack, like the entire Hydraulics line, includes the Osprey/Nalgene reservoir which is taste and odor free, BPA and PVC free, and contains the AquaGuard anti-microbial formula to prevent bacteria and mold. Cargo space isn't affected by the reservoir either, thanks to the HydraLock frame. Not only is there a separate compartment for the reservoir, but the HydraLock frame gives it a little pressure which increases water flow and keeps the water from sloshing around. Fast and light endeavors are perfect for the Manta 20 hydration pack. Incorporating a streamlined design along with all the key features of its larger siblings, this pack is perfect for light and fast hikes, adventure racing and full day trans-alpine mountain bike rides.Features : 180deg On-Off Pivot Bite Valve HydraForm(TM) Reservoir Filling and Cleaning HydraLock(TM) Compartment Integrated Raincover - Stretch the raincover over your Manta Series pack to keep your gear dry during foul weather. Key Clip Magnetic sternum strap buckle NoScratch(TM) Top Slash Pocket Stretch Woven Front Pocket - A stretch woven front pocket with integrated blinker light patch provides quick external storage and visibility. The laser cut patch does double duty as hipbelt reverse wrap storage. Specs : Load Range The green to yellow zones represent the recommended load range for this pack. Medium/Large - (Small/Medium available upon request)1200 cu in. (20 Liter) / 2 lbs. 6 oz. (1.07 kg)
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