Arc'teryx Mantis 26
The bag I always wanted
I have been searching for a casual day bag that I could use on the commute to work without looking like I'm going to hike the himalayas. This is just small enough to not make me look like a renegade but big enough to fit all that I need for the day.
I also completed a 10km race with it on my back and no chaffing....bonus.
14 April 2015
Great general purpose backpack
This backpack is light, sleek, and fits everything I need. The pockets are intelligently placed and easily accessible.
06 October 2014
Very uncomfortable on the shoulders
Really sorry to send a negative review because Snow and Rock staff are wonderful and anything I've ever bought there except this backpack have been superb. This pack was so uncomfortable I had to return it to the store after using it once. I bought it because I needed a backpack that would work for going through London, carrying laptop, paperwork, purse, etc, as well as on weekends for day hikes. I'm female with a smaller frame but am really fit and fine with carrying a certain amount of weight. The shoulder straps really dug into the back of my neck - I had red marks after wearing the pack for 10 minute stints - and were really uncomfortable, scratchy material as well. Really sorry but please try this one on before buying in case it hits you in the same very wrong way :)
21 July 2014
Nice and Light!
This bag is nice and light without compromising the construction of the shape and is comfortable to wear for long durations.
07 July 2014
This is my first Arcteryx purchase and I am very impressed. The way they have split the compartments is very clever: although this is is a small backpack, it gives you three large compartments for things you may want to keep separate, in my case: lunch box, gym gear, gloves and scarf. The major advantage is that it sits high on your back and does not fall on your lower back/waist while you are walking, a common problem with other backpacks, especially if you are relatively short.
It could do with a couple of tweaks: waterproof zips and a thicker sleeve for the laptop. Overall a great bag!
17 February 2014
strong backpack with handy pockets.
great backpack for day to day working and walking. really protects the back from my old heavy computer -and allows loads of stuff in for gym wear- the library i like to carry with me- and all the weird bits and pieces i collect. nice colour too. i see people eyeing it up when i leave it around.
10 February 2014
Great value against competitors
I was surprised that this bag was on Â£65 when I had already looked at equivalent eastpak and other bags.
19 November 2013