There are a plethora of backpacks on the market. So many brands, sizes and designs to choose from that it can be overwhelming. Having purchased this pack almost a decade ago, I still couldn’t be happier with the investment.

My Mantis 26L Pack by Arcteryx has continued to perform for me over the years. It has become my go-to backpack for airline travel or even across town or road trips. It has enough space for me to take all of my vital necessities should I get stranded somewhere along the way.

The Mantis 26L Pack by Arcteryx

I’ve taken this bad boy contracting overseas every 60 to 90 days since 2009, making trips across the states to Washington, D.C., to the Middle East and then usually over to Afghanistan and back again. Whether you need something for around town or across the world, the Arcteryx Mantis Backpack is a solid choice.

You can find the Arcteryx 26L Mantis Pack for just $149.

This review originally appeared on Kit Badger


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