The Osprey Manta 24 hike/hydration pack is a stable, comfortable carry. The nylon material the Manta is made of, feels high quality and tough. The hiking backpack has a built in adjustable airspeed suspension system. Which keeps the weight of the pack off your back and on the suspension. A great feature, and nearly eliminates the dreaded back sweating during hikes.
We managed to fit enough gear in the Manta 24 for a 3 day back country camping trip. The weight totaled up to around 30 pounds. Upon placing the hiking pack on my back, I noticed that it felt rather comfortable. For the price, I feel that the Osprey Manta 24 does an incredible job when it comes to comfort.
The pack itself feels rugged and up to the task. The longer design of the Osprey Manta allow the weight of your gear to be evenly spread along your back. We hiked in on a 6 mile trail in the middle of the summer in 100 degree heat. Not once did I feel the need to re adjust or to take the pack off.
The backpack comes with the Osprey Hydraulics LT 2.5L hydration reservoir. The reservoir includes a magnetic sternum strap bite valve that requires a simple twist to use. Has a front panel stretch mesh pocket, perfect for storing your jacket.
The backpack also comes with an integrated raincover that stows in its own pocket. Has ice tool loops with bungee tie offs. Comes with two zippered hipbelt pockets, for storing snacks and essentials close by. Has a zippered top slash pocket lined with scratch free, heat embossed fabric for storing optics and electronics.
Osprey’s Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment system is designed to quickly attach and carry trekking poles while wearing a pack or making a quick scramble through rough terrain. Spacious main compartment with dual-zip closure.
Stretch woven front pocket with an integrated blinker light patch provides quick external storage and visibility. Osprey will repair for any reason, free of charge, any damage or defect in their product − whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday. If they are unable to perform a functional repair on your pack, Osprey will happily replace it.
While there are dozens of quality backpack models and styles out there for the hiker, which often makes the selection of an affordable and high-quality backpack frustrating, Osprey provides a solution by offering many type and size of exceptional-quality backpacks.
A perfect backpack for 2-3 day hiking and camping adventures.