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Item # OSP004X

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Description

A do-it-all pack for the singletrack bound.

Get your mountain bike or hiking gear together with the Osprey Manta AG 28 Hydration Pack. Designed for daylong adventures, the Mantra AG 28 incorporates tons of thoughtful details to keep you on the move. A lightweight, supportive, and breathable Anti-Gravity suspension system helps to distribute the weight of the pack evenly along your hips, shoulders, and lower back, while the convenient panel-loading design grants easy access to the cavernous main compartment with a quick zip. Osprey built the Manta AG from durable nylon fabrics to withstand heavy wear, and the included hydration reservoir makes it easy to stay hydrated whether you're mountain biking, hiking, or just hoofing it across campus.

  • Anti-Gravity suspension system
  • Lightwire frame
  • Biostretch harness
  • Front panel access
  • High tenacity nylon fabrics
  • Integrated rain cover
  • Hydration sleeve (reservoir included)
  • Helmet attachment loops
  • Side compression straps
  • Trekking pole loops
Tech SpecsSize
Tech Specs
Material
[main, bottom] 210D nylon, [accent] 100D nylon ripstop
Volume
[small/medium] 26L (1587cu in), [medium/large] 28L (1709cu in)
Support/Suspension
Anti-Gravity
Waist Belt
yes
Hydration Compatible
yes
Reservoir Included
yes, 2.5L
Access
front panel
Pockets
[external] 1 zippered slash, 1 mesh front, 2 mesh side, 2 zippered hipbelt, 1 zippered front, [internal] 2 mesh
Helmet Carry
yes
Trekking Pole Carry
yes
Compression
yes
Rain Cover
yes
Weight Capacity
10 - 30lb
Dimensions
22 x 13 x 12in
Recommended Use
hiking & camping
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime
Size

Osprey

 

Packs
Xenith
 MLXL
Torso 18 - 21in
(46 - 53cm)
20 - 23in
(51 - 58cm)
22 - 25in
(56 - 63cm)
Hip 30 - 34in
(76 - 86cm)
33 - 37in
(84 - 94cm)
> 36in
(> 91cm)
Aether 70, 85
 SML XL
Torso 16 - 19in
(40 - 48cm)
18 - 21in
(46 - 53cm)
20 - 23in
(51 - 58cm)
 22 - 25in
(56 - 63cm)
Hip <31in
(79cm)
30 - 34in
(76 - 86cm)
33 - 37in
(84 - 94cm)
 > 36in
(> 91cm)
Aether 60, Atmos
  SM L 
Torso 16 - 19in
(40 - 48cm)
18 - 21in
(46 - 53cm)
 20 - 23in
(51 - 58cm)
 
Hip <31in
(79cm)
30 - 34in
(76 - 86cm)
 33 - 37in
(84 - 94cm)
 
Waypoint (Men's)
 ML 
Torso 18 - 21in
(46 - 53cm)
20 - 23in
(51 - 58cm)
 
Hip 30 - 34in
(76 - 86cm)
33 - 37in
(84 - 94cm)
 
Kestrel, Talon
 S/MM/L  
Torso 16 - 20in
(40 - 51cm)
19 - 23in
(48 - 58cm)
 
Hip 26 - 45in
(65 - 114cm)
28 - 50in
(70 - 127cm)
 
Stratos, Manta 28/36, Zealot, Syncro
 S/MM/L  
Torso 16 - 19in
(40 - 48cm)
18 - 21in
(46 - 53cm)
 
Hip 26 - 45in
(65 - 114cm)
28 - 50in
(70 - 127cm)
 
Ariel 65
 XSSML 
Torso  14 - 17in
(36 - 43cm)
16 - 19in
(40 - 48cm)
18 - 21in
(46 - 53cm)
20 - 23in
(51 - 58cm)
 
Hip  24 - 45in
(60 - 114cm)
24 - 45in
(60 - 114cm)
27 - 48in
(69- 121cm)
29 - 55in
(72 - 140cm)
 
Xena, Ariel 55/75
 XSSM 
Torso  14 - 17in
(36 - 43cm)
16 - 19in
(40 - 48cm)
18 - 21in
(46 - 53cm)
 
Hip  24 - 45in
(60 - 114cm)
24 - 45in
(60 - 114cm)
27 - 48in
(69- 121cm)
 
Aura, Aura AG
 XSSML 
Torso 14 - 17in
(35.5 - 43cm)
16 - 19in
(40 - 48cm)
18 - 21in
(46 - 53cm)
20 - 23in
(51 - 58cm)
 
Hip 24 - 45in
(60 - 114cm)
24 - 45in
(60 - 114cm)
27 - 48in
(69- 121cm)
29 - 55in
(72 - 140cm)
 
Waypoint (Women's)
 SM 
Torso 16 - 19in
(40 - 48cm)
18 - 21in
(46 - 53cm)
 
Hip 24 - 45in
(60 - 114cm)
27 - 48in
(69- 121cm)
 
Tempest, Kyte
  XS/SS/M  
Torso 13 - 17in
(33 - 43cm)
16 - 20in
(40 - 51cm)
 
Hip 24 - 45in
(60 - 114cm)
26 - 45in
(65 - 114cm)
 
Sirrus, Mira 26/34
  XS/SS/M  
Torso 15 - 18in
(38 - 46cm)
17 - 20in
(43 - 51cm)
 
Hip 24 - 45in
(60 - 114cm)
26 - 45in
(65 - 114cm)
 
Exos, Variant, Mutant
 SML 
Torso 16 - 19in
(40 - 48cm)
18 - 21in
(46 - 53cm)
20 - 23in
(51 - 58cm)
 
Hip 24 - 45in
(60 - 114cm)
27 - 48in
(69- 121cm)
29 - 55in
(72 - 140cm)
 
Kode, Farpoint
 S/MM/L  
Torso 15 - 19in
(38 - 48cm)
18 - 22in
(46 - 56cm)
 
Hip 26 - 45in
(65 - 114cm)
28 - 50in
(70 - 127cm)
 
Volt
 One Size
Torso 17 - 22in
(43 - 56cm)
Hip 25 - 50in
(64 - 127cm)
Manta 20
 One Size
Torso 18 - 21in
(46 - 53cm)
Hip 25 - 50in
(64 - 127cm)
Raptor, Viper
 One Size
Torso 15 - 21in
(38 - 53cm)
Hip 25 - 50in
(64 - 127cm)
Viva
 One Size
Torso 14 - 19in
(36 - 48cm)
Hip 25 - 50in
(64 - 127cm)
Mira 18
 One Size
Torso 15 - 18in
(38 - 46cm)
Hip 25 - 50in
(64 - 127cm)
Raven, Verve, Reverb
 One Size
Torso 14 - 18in
(36 - 46cm)
Hip 25 - 50in
(64 - 127cm)
Rev
 Match to usual apparel size
Poco Child Carrier
 One Size
Torso 15.5 - 21.5in
(39.5 - 54.5cm)
Hip 25 - 50in
(64 - 127cm)
Ace (12 - 16 years)
 One Size
Torso 14 - 20in
(35 - 50cm)
Hip 25 - 50in
(64 - 127cm)
Jib (10 - 14 years)
 One Size 
Torso 13 - 19in
(33 - 48cm)
Hip 25 - 50in
(64 - 127cm)
How to Measure:
For best results, have someone take the measurement for you.
Torso:
Start at the iliac crest (the top of your hipbone that you can feel like a shelf on the side of your body). From this level on your spine, measure to the C7 vertebrae, the knobby bone at the base of your neck when you put your head down. Make sure to keep your back straight while having the measurement taken.
Hip:
Measure around your hips, at your iliac crest, not your waist.

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Hell yeah!

I just got this pack and am obsessed already!! I love how lightweight it is and the size of it! It'™s not too big, not too small plus it comes with a hydration pack which is awesome:) also love the hip belt for those longer hikes!

Hell yeah!

Great gift!

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

We bought this as a gift to our brother who has been doing a lot of hiking lately. We loved the space it has, plus back support, and hydration pack. When our brother got it, he was super excited.
We have also heard that osprey will replace any damaged parts which helps us know the quality is there.

Get the 36L instead!!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

It's a great pack; however, I highly recommend getting the 36L instead of the 28L. It's only 3 more ounces and you will appreciate the extra space.

I've used this pack on a dozen day hikes so far, both short and long (22mi). It works for long hikes in the summer, and short hikes in the winter. However, with winter clothes/gear (spikes, gators, etc) it fills up very quickly.

I thought 28L would be enough, but the space is vertically distributed and the pockets don't have a lot of horizontal-depth. This makes it feel like I have to cram stuff into pockets even when there 'should' be enough space. Furthermore, there are straps/buckles on the sides that you can use to attach things, but nothing on the front, which I think is a missed opportunity (looks like 36L would be easier to buckle a jacket on the outside of).

Awesome Pack!

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Gave this as a gift because my dad is hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro. I loved the Fossil Blue color!

It's a great pack that fits everything you need without being too bulky! The hydration pack is a mega plus!

Solid

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I’ve been using this pack as an overnight weekend pack and I’m pleased with the performance. The 28L size is perfect for ultralight backpacking but does have a few drawbacks. First of all, the hydration reservoir is a big upgrade from my camelback. The reservoir is easy to fill, clean, and drink from without any leaking. I did buy a cap for the mouth piece as it can be difficult to lock. The pack itself is comfortable. I’m able to stuff my down bag, rain shell, sleeping air pad, and Slater UL2 tent in the main compartment. I like how the main compartment doesn’t expand that far into the front zipper pocket as it’s able to expand further out for more items. The side water bottle pockets can also fit Nalgenes size bottles with the main compartment stuffed, but is better with 1L Platypus bottles as they are flatter and lighter. There are many small pockets inside the compartments for smaller items. I don’t like how the dedicated reservoir pocket has a lot of dead space when placing the full water reservoir inside. I would’ve also liked seeing some sleeping pad straps on the outside of the pack for foam pads. Overall I’m pretty pleased with the pack, despite using it beyond its intended use. The more weight you carry, the more uncomfortable the pack gets. Keep it under 25-30lbs and you’ll be good. I feel the price is a bit high for this pack, but the water reservoir is worth every penny.

Avg. ride time: 1h 30m per week
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Everything you need in a day pack

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I purchased two Osprey Manta AGs (one 28L and one 20L) to share across my family. We are planning on hiking the Grand Canyon north rim to south rim in one day (24 miles) and looking for day packs to handle all the necessary items for such a hike. The Manta AG line has it all! These packs are beautifully made, durable, and so comfortable with the anti-gravity suspension.

Items I like are:
trekking pole attachments
lightweight frame with compression straps
waist belt is very comfortable
stretch mesh water bottle side pockets
zippered pockets on the  waist belt
high quality materials
and, my favorite, the magnet on the hydration mouth piece!

Keep up the good work Osprey!
A happy satisfied customer.

Randy, thank you for commenting here as well!

Happy Trails,
Leta
Osprey Rep

Great day hike pack

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Very happy with this pack for day hiking so I bought one for my wife who also likes hers. AG system takes weight off your shoulders and the pack has good pockets and layout. Only issue is the pack squeaks at times while hiking, hoping this fades as it gets more use.

Thank you Roger! Try a silicone spray to reduce / eliminate this squeaking. It's not common, but I have heard of it.

Thank you,

Leta
Osprey Rep

Day Pack

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great day pack for the person who likes to bring a little more than is probably necessary and not have to worry about smashing stuff in and tight zippers. Sure you could hike a 14er with a smaller pack but if being prepared gives you peice of mind, this is the pack for you. I use it to hold 2.5 liters of water, extra layers, shell, lunch, snacks, gloves, hat, steripen, phone charging battery, headlamp and sunblock. Plenty of room. Trekking pole holder is nice. I like the clean flat back that Osprey uses. Originally bought the Camelback fourteener but this was much more comfortable on the back. The side straps are nice and sturdy. Strap pockets hold headlamps, bug spray, extra batteries, etc. I am really liking this pack.

Thank you Nick!!

Leta
Osprey Rep

Manta AG

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Before I launch into this review (and this is my first review ever) let me say that I am a fan of Osprey and own 6 of their packs in different sizes and for various purposes.
My wife and I use our day packs on a continual basis in our role as interpretive rangers at a state natural area here in Texas. The AG design is not only comfortable but also works great in the heat. The layout of the pack is well thought out and the new hydration bladder ( no more cross threading) and reservoir sleeve design is a real plus. The shut-off on the bite valve is not as simple as the old design.
Now for the negative. The H2O hole is in the center of the pack. Gone is the selection of left or right holes to route the tube from the bladder. Consequently, the tube exits the pack right at the base of your neck and must make a right angle bend to thread down the shoulder strap. Because of the bends in the tube coming off the side of the bladder and then making the right angle turn, the connection at the quick release tends to come undone...not to mention having the tube riding on your neck. I have fiddled with the system and seem to have it under control. I can only assume that the rational for the one centrally located H2O hole is cost. I think in this instance Osprey has messed with what was a previously successful equation and they should rethink this feature. Still, the AG design makes it an extremely comfortable pack that I can (and do ) wear all day.
Probably more of a 4.5 star rating.
Still a fan of this fine product.
Russell Vowell

This is the One

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My wife used this pack for nine consecutive days of day-hiking on the Tour du Mont Blanc in France, Switzerland, and Italy. To avoid the cost and complication of having porters bring our luggage around from town to town, my wife packed all of her belongings for nine days into the Manta AG 28. Mind you, this was two pairs of pants, base layers, shorts, several pairs of underwear (for hand washing), sandals, rain gear, gaiters, toiletries, sleeping bag liner, water, and kindle. There was even space to stuff in a packed lunch. With those items, this pack was completely maxed out for space, but my wife did comment that this pack does not lose any comfort with added weight, due to the Anti-Gravity suspension system.



This pack was great on warm days, and when it snowed on us on July 14 in the Alps, the rain cover that is included with this pack kept it dry, and also served as a waterproof butt-protector for impromptu sledding! I can't say enough good things about this pack.

This is the One

Hey Kyle! Thank you! I loke how you travel! Super impressive list of things in your wife's pack! The Manta (and women's Mira) are perfect.

Leta
Osprey Rep

Great design, but needs a L/XL size.

    The M/L sizing really doesn't work for me as I'm just beyond it's extreme range of torso length at 22". I tried to get fitted in the store and it just won't sit right. I'm 6' 1" 205Lbs and although the hip sizing has lots to spare, this model pack could really use the addition of a L/XL size to account for long torsos. Other than that it seems like a fantastic pack for day hikes with that extra bit of gear. I love all of the features and the burly construction, not flimsy material like the U/L Osprey packs. I'm giving it 4 stars from what I can tell from reviewing it in the store. Dropped a star since it won't fit.

    Fantastic Day Hiker

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is my first Osprey bag, and I absolutely love it. By far the most comfortable pack I have used. The feature that keeps the surface of the backpack out of direct contact with your back really makes long treks on hot days quite comfortable. With the new 2016 model, the hip belt actually grips your hips, making for even better weight distribution and less fatigue. Phenomenally functional and supremely stylish, this pack is a no-brainer for any outdoor enthusiast.