HYDRATION DAY HIKING
MANTA AG™ 36
MANTA AG™ 36
$260.00
Color: Sonic Blue
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Features

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Blinker Light Attachment

The blinker light attachment strap found near the base of the front panel of the pack allows for quick light attachment for high visibility in the dark
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Zippered Hipbelt Pockets

Dual zippered hipbelt pockets provide secure storage for often needed items
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Stretch Mesh Side Pockets

Dual stretch mesh side pockets provide additional, easily accessible storage options
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Stretch Mesh Front Pocket

Large front stretch mesh pocket for quickly stashing extra gear
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Stow-on-the-Go™ Trekking Pole Attachment

Osprey’s unique Stow-on-the-Go™ system allows users to tuck away trekking poles quickly without having to remove their packs
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Helmet Attachment Loop

Located just below the Osprey logo near the top of the font panel, the helmet attachment loop keeps your helmet securely in place while not in use
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Compression Straps

Dual upper side compression straps stabilize loads while lower, cross functional compression straps also serve as external gear carry straps

Description

Grab Osprey’s Manta AG™ 36 and hit the trail for a long day hike. The Anti-Gravity (AG™) suspension system—a combination of LightWire™ frame, mesh backpanel, BioStretch™ shoulder harness and AG™ hipbelt—distributes weight to keep you comfortable no matter how far you roam. Dual upper and lower compression straps help stabilize the load and provide add-on storage options if you have extra bulky gear.

The pack’s main compartment is accessed via a front zip panel so you can see all your gear at a glance. A series of well-designed pockets keep you organized on the trail. There’s a front panel fabric shove-it pocket for quick transitions and a large zippered front panel pocket with internal mesh pockets for securing small items. Dual side stretch mesh pockets provide space for extra water bottles and the hipbelt has two zippered pockets for keeping trail snacks or a phone. A scratch-free zippered slash pocket provides safe harbor for your shades.

Additional storage features include a helmet attachment loop and Osprey’s Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachment system to stash your sticks. An integrated removable raincover protects your gear if the weather rolls in.

This pack comes with a Hydraulics™ LT 2.5 liter reservoir compete with Osprey’s magnetic sternum strap bite valve for instant access to fluids.

Key Attributes

Anti-Gravity Technology (AG™)

This lightweight system contours the body and allows the user to move freely. The seamless suspended mesh back panel disperses and balances the load.

Removable Raincover

The integrated, removable raincover provides pack protection in adverse conditions. It stores in a small external zippered compartment near the bottom of the pack and can be quickly deployed to provide protection at a moment's notice.

Additional Features

  • Hydration Compartment - Direct zip access hydration compartment for spill-free refills. Hydraulics™ LT 2.5 reservoir included. International version does not include reservoir.
  • QuickConnect™ Included - allows easy disconnect of the hose for faster refilling
  • Panel Load Access - A large zippered front panel pocket contains internal mesh pockets for gear organization
  • Front Panel Shove-It Pocket - Front panel shove-it pocket allows for quick transitions when extra gear needs to be obtained or shedded
  • Front Panel Pocket - Large zippered front panel pocket with internal mesh pockets help keep you organized

Carry Information

Anti-Gravity™ Lightwire™ Suspension

  • 3mm Lightwire™ peripheral frame tensions the mesh and transfers the load from harness to hip belt

Anti-Gravity™ Airspeed™ Backpanel

  • 3D tensioned mesh comfortably wraps and conforms to the body and provides excellent ventilation

Biostretch™ Harness

  • Mesh covered die cut foam provides an active and contouring fit and ventilation
  • Soft, breathable spacer mesh contact surfaces

Anti-Gravity™ Hipbelt

  • 3D tensioned mesh comfortable wraps and conforms to the hip and lower back and provides excellent ventilation

Specs

Load Range
10 - 30 lbs.
4 - 14 kg
  Volume Dimensions Weight
S/M 2075 in3 / 34 l 20h x 15w x 13d in. 2.76 lbs.
M/L 2197 in3 / 36 l 22h x 15w x 13d in. 2.87 lbs.
S/M 2075 in3 / 34 l 51h x 38w x 34d cm 1.25 kg
M/L 2197 in3 / 36 l 56h x 38w x 34d cm 1.3 kg
Fabric
Main
210D High Tenacity Nylon
Accent
100D Nylon Mini Hex Diamond Ripstop
Bottom
210D High Tenacity Nylon
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Reviews

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OspreyMANTA AG™ 36
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (11)
  • Good suspension (10)
  • Easy to load (9)
  • Highly adjustable (8)
  • Large capacity (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Day hikes (12)
  • Travel (8)
  • Light loads (7)
  • Extended trips (4)
  • School (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (6), Casual adventurer (3)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort driven (7), Survivalist / minimalist (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can't Go Wrong

The Manta 36 is the best instructor pack that I have purchased as a Wilderness Field Instructor. Working in wilderness therapy and being responsible for the safe keeping of medications and personal information, I...Read complete review

The Manta 36 is the best instructor pack that I have purchased as a Wilderness Field Instructor. Working in wilderness therapy and being responsible for the safe keeping of medications and personal information, I am required to have my pack on or near me 24/7. Carrying a pack for days at a time has in the past left me with back pain. However, the suspension system and forming hip built of the Manta helps keep the weight on my hips and makes my job much more enjoyable. The only con of the pack is that it does not have straps on the bottom part of the pack. These straps on other packs I have used to strap on bear ropes or water filters which was really convenient and kept the inside of my pack cleaner.

I have used this pack on 56 hikes in the Pisgah National Forest, Smokey Mountains, and in the Maroon Bells Wilderness Area. I strongly recommend it as a wilderness professional and as an avid adventurer.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Shame that the new version is so much bigger.

Until recently I have had the model Manta 36 back and without a doubt is the most versatile backpack I've ever owned. Used for everything from commuting with a laptop, day & overnight...Read complete review

Until recently I have had the model Manta 36 back and without a doubt is the most versatile backpack I've ever owned. Used for everything from commuting with a laptop, day & overnight hikes and long distance (200km+) bike rides.

It has pocket everywhere and almost everything you can think off which makes it easy to keep track of everything you might need for an unsupported long distance ride or an overnight hike.

The only real negative was that the seemed to forget that the hose for the hydration bag has to come out somewhere, and the only location was through the zipper. Not a show stopper, but given the money a little annoying.

Just recently one of the zipper broke and is hopefully going to be repaired under the Osprey warranty program. I am hoping it will be repaired and not replaced with the latest version simply much bigger.

While not noticeably any heavier, the new model is much bigger because of the new AG frame. Too big to be practical as a bag to use on cycling adventures. It looks and feels more like bag that you would use solely for overnight hiking trips and no longer the multi-purpose (1-bag-fits-all) that the old model was. While I am sure that the AG frame is excellent, I don't think you'd be looking at this bag anymore as one that you'd use to take the laptop in to the office unless you wanted people asking you "where's your tent?"

Which is real shame because the previous model was as Emmet says "Awesome". The new one... made for one purpose, which unfortunately misses the mark for many users.

Would I recommend? Absolutely if you go hiking. Otherwise search high and low to try and find the old model.

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5.0

Osprey for life but...

By 

from Olney, Maryland

About Me Avid Adventurer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cool color
  • Good Suspension
  • Large Capacity
  • Raincover

Cons

  • Hip belt
  • Tiny hip pockets

Best Uses

  • Day Hikes
  • Light Loads
  • School
  • Travel
  • Wet Weather

Comments about Osprey MANTA AG™ 36:

I am a 5' 4" male. I got the S/M hip belt, being a S/M person. It barely fits and I'm debating getting the bigger size. Unless you have tiny hips or are very skinny, get the bigger size. The pockets attached to said hipbelt are also small, but can hold a compass, clinometer and a pocket knife.

The pros far outweigh the cons though. I love the color and fit around the shoulders. The large size is taller than a backpack and has several easy stash pockets. The water bladder is critical for long hot days outside and the back panel vents well. My last two Ospreys were stolen, so I can attest they are the best packs out there!

  • What Is Your Gear Style:
  • Comfort Driven
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love the product, issues with the frame though

By 

from Laguna Niguel, CA

About Me Casual Adventurer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Load
  • Good Suspension
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day Hikes
    • Light Loads
    • Travel

    Comments about Osprey MANTA AG™ 36:

    Absolutely loved it when I got it from REI after an extensive research. I used it for the first time on a 8 hour hike and was annoyed a lot by the squeaking sound of apparently the frame. I had about 20 pounds loaded but felt that the frame is about to fall apart! Especially in the quiet of the trail, all my fellow hiker and I could hear was the annoying sound of the unit. I met with a lady on the road who was using the lady's version of it and she said she had to change hers as well because of the same issue. She mentioned that her new unit is not perfect either and acts up every now and then. I plan to exchange it at REI and see if the new unit has the same issue. Again, I love this product and hope I can find a fault-free unit.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    OSPREY FOR LIFE!

    By 

    from Virginia

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Load
    • Good Suspension
    • Highly Adjustable
    • Large Capacity
    • Lightweight
    • Swiss Army Knife of Backpacks!

    Cons

    • I miss having straps on the bottom

    Best Uses

    • Day Hikes
    • over night hikes with hammock sub link 7 shelter

    Comments about Osprey MANTA AG™ 36:

    I plan to use this as my day bag for the rest of my life. Thanks to Osprey having a lifetime warranty :) I love it for it day hikes and quick one nighters in Shenandoah. I use a sublink 7 Hammock Shelter sytem, a Mountain Hard Ware Phantom sleeping bag, Silk liner, socks, MSR Windproof Cooking system, First Aid kit, Dog food, dog water collapsable dish, leash, compass, hatchet, bear bag, food, water for days, sunglasses, trail mix, and a bluetooth speaker and in the winter pants and a jacket. :) she packs great!

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort Driven
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    this my ultralight/lightweight go to pack

    By 

    from Bandung city, West Java prov, Indonesia

    About Me Getting Started

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Load
    • Generous amount of pockets
    • Good Suspension
    • Highly Adjustable
    • Highly organizable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Hikes
      • Extended Hikes
      • Light Loads
      • Travel
      • Wet Weather

      Comments about Osprey MANTA AG™ 36:

      The Anti-Gravity system is just really comfortable.
      Sometimes my back touches the pack-back, because it just too narrow between the AG and the pack-back.
      We got a lot of pockets in this 36-size pack.
      I liked the open compartment in the middle, to store jackets or hats.
      My base weight with this pack for 3D2N was 6Kg.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Minimalist
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Pack!!

      By 

      from Overland Park, KS

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Load
      • Good Suspension
      • Highly Adjustable
      • Large Capacity
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day Hikes
        • Light Loads
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about Osprey MANTA AG™ 36:

        I just purchased this pack to use for a big 14er trip I have planned in the summer. I'm all about comfort and this pack delivered like no other pack I've ever used or tried in store. First thing I did was load it with 30 pounds and mowed my yard and it was very comfortable. The next day I loaded it with 30 pounds and did a 15 mile hike. Once I had it adjusted the way I wanted (took about 20 minutes to find the sweet spot) I didn't have to adjust it again. I really can't believe how comfortable this pack is. It's big enough to haul plenty of gear for a day hike or if you are minimalist you could easily do a weekend trip. This bag has every feature I could ever want in a bag. I would recommend this pack to anyone who is looking for comfort. I can't wait to see how well it performs on my 14er Madness trip (20 peaks in 12 days).

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Comfort Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Didn't like the waist strap

        By 

        from Terlingua, TX

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Pros

        • Easy To Load
        • Good organization
        • Good Suspension
        • Highly Adjustable

        Cons

        • No external loops
        • Waist strap too narrow

        Best Uses

        • Day Hikes
        • School
        • Travel

        Comments about Osprey MANTA AG™ 36:

        I like the layout of the pack a lot. I also like the way the mesh panel holds the pack off your back. However, the waist strap was too narrow for me and I opted for the Kestrel 32 instead even though I liked the configuration of the Manta better.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Comfort Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome pack, and, but ...

        By 

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Outdoor Professional

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Suspension
        • Highly Adjustable
        • Large Capacity
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Day Hikes
          • Light Loads
          • School
          • Travel

          Comments about Osprey MANTA AG™ 36:

          Please do yourself a favor: get the pack! ... but and fix it before you use it. In other words, the left strap where the trekking poles attach is abrasive, specifically, the nylon fabric and stitching is like melted plastic edgy. It's so bad that it tore up $1,000 worth of clothes before we could even figure out why just the left arm pit was getting all torn up in my clothes, The Meridian does the same thing. Rub your finger along this area. If it feels at all edgy abrasive snaggy, take care of it right away by covering it with Tenacious tape.

          p.s. ... It works best to first cut out entirely the trekking pole attachment strap.

          The pack will look a bit hacked up, but it's so worth the fix. Hopefully, Osprey will fix this ... ?

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Minimalist
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Can't Go Wrong

          By 

          from Asheville, NC

          About Me Outdoor Professional

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Load
          • Good Suspension
          • Great organization
          • Highly Adjustable
          • Large Capacity

          Cons

          • No straps on bottom of pack

          Best Uses

          • Day Hikes
          • School
          • Travel
          • Wilderness therapy

          Comments about Osprey MANTA AG™ 36:

          The Manta 36 is the best instructor pack that I have purchased as a Wilderness Field Instructor. Working in wilderness therapy and being responsible for the safe keeping of medications and personal information, I am required to have my pack on or near me 24/7. Carrying a pack for days at a time has in the past left me with back pain. However, the suspension system and forming hip built of the Manta helps keep the weight on my hips and makes my job much more enjoyable. The only con of the pack is that it does not have straps on the bottom part of the pack. These straps on other packs I have used to strap on bear ropes or water filters which was really convenient and kept the inside of my pack cleaner.

          I have used this pack on 56 hikes in the Pisgah National Forest, Smokey Mountains, and in the Maroon Bells Wilderness Area. I strongly recommend it as a wilderness professional and as an avid adventurer.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Comfort Driven
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The perfect multi-use bag ever

          By 

          from Westville OK

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Load
          • Good Suspension
          • Large Capacity

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Day Hikes
            • Extended Hikes

            Comments about Osprey MANTA AG™ 36:

            I recently purchased The Manta AG 36 and carried it on an overnight trip ( 10 mi ) . This is the pack I have been waiting for . It has lots of storage and was very comfortable to carry . I got of likes on the trail from other packers . After I got back from my overnighter I put it on and tested it out on my mnt bike for 10 miles and it work very well . P.S. a previous review stated that there wasn't a dedicated opening for the hydration hose except through the zipper . I'm not sure what that's about but there is a dedicated opening for the hose from the hydration bag . That comment almost deterred me from a great purchase . Great bag Osprey.

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Comfort Driven
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By 

            from Phoenix

            About Me Casual Adventurer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy To Load
            • Highly Adjustable
            • Large Capacity
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Day Hikes
              • Extended Hikes
              • Light Loads
              • Travel
              • Wet Weather

              Comments about Osprey MANTA AG™ 36:

              I got this pack instead of the Mirra because it just fit me better. I'm a woman and have a little longer torso than an average woman. The pack can compact down a bit for shorter hikes and expands for longer ones. The anti gravity back is amazing. You can hardly tell your carrying anything. The pockets are all easy to access and this pack also comes with a hydration pack of 2.5L You can pull the bladder out easy and the hose disconnects so you don't have to worry about dropping it on the ground. I give this pack 5 out of 5

              • What Is Your Gear Style:
              • Comfort Driven
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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