Backpacks » Manta Series Packs with Hydraulics by Osprey

THE MANTA SERIES brings Osprey’s Hydraulics™ solutions to a multisport pack. Utilizing our HydraLock™ system, these packs offer great features for adventure oriented pursuits. Osprey carry and torso-specific fit help you focus on the adventure and not on what’s on your back.

BioStretch™ Harness
• Built-in magnet for quick bite-valve attachment
AirSpeed™ Suspension
• Mesh backpanel supported by LightWire™ frame with side vents and ridge foam backing
• Stretch sternum strap with magnetic hose attachment
• Lightweight webbing
BioStretch™ Built-in Hipbelt
• Mesh covered, perforated hipbelt
• Modified straight ErgoPull™ hipbelt closure
Shared Features

  • Top zippered pocket
  • Helmet attachment daisy
  • Front stretch woven pocket
  • Upper side compression straps
  • Integrated rain cover
  • Ventilative mesh backpanel
  • Stow on the Go™ trekking pole attachment
  • Zippered fabric hipbelt pockets
  • Safety blinker patch
  • Full elastic stretch sternum strap
  • Magnetic sternum buckle
  • 3-Liter reservoir included

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Comments (1)

DaveHApril 17th, 2010 at 6:17 am

I just picked up the Manta 20. The Talon 22 has served me well for several years but it’s not quite holding it’s shape anymore – it’s been used hard. Based on the Talon 22 I had 3 items on a wish list for a next gen Osprey pack

1. easier use of the bladder sleeve with a full pack.
2. more compartments
3. hip belt pockets that you could zip closed with one hand.

They nailed the first 2 – 2 out of 3 is enough to send me to the store.

Initial impressions: the hydration bladder is genius. Will never bulge against my spine no matter how full. Won’t drop to bottom of pack when empty. Should be easy to get in and out of the pack. Note to Talon users: the bladder can be bought separately and used in the Talon. At 10 5/8 ounces it’s heavy. The tube is larger diameter than camelback meaning the filter attachments need some creative fixin to get working.

My Manta 20 weighs in at 2lb5.5 oz on my scale without the bladder. From that I would infer weights listed on the website do not include the bladder.

Its narrow. It does not have the side pockets present on the Talon, but has a lot more storage compartments on the back. I like the narrow aspect, the Talon feels a bit like a sail at speed if it’s stuffed and I always lose stuff out of the side pockets (have never finished Grand Loop with lube!!)

I’ll update after a few months of field testing 🙂

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