The Osprey Manta 30 is easily one of our favorite hydration packs. When most people hear “hydration pack” they think Camelbak or Maxpedition. While both of those companies do make great hydration packs, sometimes being a little different is a good thing.
The Manta 30 is one of our favorites because it is just so well thought out. Every feature of the pack works as expected, and is as intuitive as it possibly can be. Little things like the magnetic holder for the mouth piece, the generous pull tabs for the zippers, and the built in rain cover really set the Manta 30 apart from the rest of the crowd. Along with the great layout and functionality, the Manta 30 (like all Osprey packs) is extremely well made.
The Manta 30 really is an all star in the hydration world. Osprey knows how to make a good bag with all of the features that you want and need, without any of the ones you don’t.