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Arc'teryx had breathability and comfort in mind when designing the Axios 25 Daypack. An Aerofoam back panel plus Spacermesh straps and hip-belt will let perspiration evaporate away instead of collecting on your shirt. A lightweight, super-sleek design won't hamper your trail travels, and a full-length panel loading zipper configuration lets you access the pack's contents without wasting half your day digging around.

  • Dual aluminum stays and an HDPE framesheet combine with the padded waist-belt to transfer load to your hips
  • Anatomically shaped shoulder straps, waist-belt, and AeroForm mesh back panel utilize breathable materials for carrying comfort in hot weather
  • Panel-loading setup makes it easy to load and get to gear
  • Twenty-five-liter-capacity pack designed to hold your minimalist kit for fast out-and-back trips
  • A blend of high-denier body fabrics, sturdy reinforcements, and breathable contact points make the pack supremely comfortable, durable, and versatile
  • Internal and external pockets help you keep smaller gear organized; map pocket on hip-belt makes navigation easier
  • HydroPort tech makes the pack hydration-bladder-compatible so you can easily keep your body's reserves topped off during hot days (bladder not included)
  • Four compression straps let you adjust the pack's volume to accommodate different-sized loads
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  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This pack is pretty sweet, but Arcteryx totally missed an opportunity to make the pack great. The side pockets to hold beverages may be the worst design I have ever seen on a backpack. There is no way to hold any bottles securely in the side pockets they are WAY too small--they have no depth. If you plan on using the bladder capability of the bag, then this may not bother you, but for me, using the bladder is not going to be something I will do regularly. Be prepared to have your bottles fall out of the side pockets often, even the tie straps are not overly helpful securing bottles in the pockets. One thing I really like about this bag is that it is available in a tall size model. I am 6'5" and the tall edition of this pack fits me great, maybe the best of any pack I have had. Worth a look, but be aware of the poor design of the side pockets and their ability to secure your bottles.

Main compartment

The main compartment has room to fit a macbook pro 13" in the case along with a change of clothes. The Nalgene on the side fits ok although the pockets are not very deep. I feel like I need to use the side strap in order to keep it secure.

Main compartment

Main compartment

The main compartment has room to fit a macbook pro 13" in the case along with a change of clothes. The Nalgene on the side fits ok although the pockets are not very deep. I feel like I need to use the side strap in order to keep it secure.

Main compartment

Day Hiker or Minimalist Pack

    I have a 70 and 35 Liter pack so wanted something to be able to take on a day hike, bike ride, or just when I want to try a minimalist multi-day trip. This past weekend I spent 2 nights on the AT with this pack and had no problems with storage or weight/comfortability issues. I would have preferred to get the large but they only had a regular at a time and it works just fine for me. I'm 210 lbs and 6'3".

    The back compartment held my tarp, purifier, stove system, Nalgene, and 1.5L bladder.
    The front compartment held my food and fire starting supplies.
    The two smaller pockets held other small necessities.

    Hope this helps!

    Day Hiker or Minimalist Pack

    A few durability issues, but not a terrible bag

      This has been both my laptop and general travel bag for the past year or so and has done pretty well. My biggest complaints are the carry handle having broken after only having the bag for a short time, (it snapped apart where it attaches to the bag on one side) I was in the middle of moving to the other side of the world and didn't have time to send it back, so I just stiched it up with some spectra thread and it hasn't been a problem since, though I tend to avoid using it with a heavy pack now. The plastic sheet that makes it semi-rigid has cracked about 5 inches from the top, though it's hard to blame anything other than it being compressed in my locker in less-than-ideal positions.
      The fit is spot on whether I use the hip straps or not and they tuck into the pack when not in use. The heaviest load it's had to put up with was probably around 25lbs and it wasn't uncomfortable, despite my lack of natural padding at 5'9", 140lbs. The mesh back does an admirable job of both padding and keeping your back from sweating too much.
      In terms of a computer bag, there's no padding on the bottom, so dropping your bag is about the same as dropping your laptop, be gentle. The Hydration sleeve fits slimmer 15" notebooks, such as the Macbook Pro like a glove, but thicker than that and they'll have to sit outside the sleeve.
      Compartment layout is pretty good, and the brightly colored fabric used in the lining makes it easier to see inside the pack. The one main compartment is fairly spacious and compresses well when empty. The smaller outer compartment is a bit awkward in shape for holding much other than clothing. The smaller outer pocket and the one inside the main compartment are lifesavers for keeping small items handy, and can hold quite a bit if stuffed tight. The side mesh pockets only manage to hold things that are also strapped in with one of the compression straps and the hip-belt mesh pockets are pretty much useless.
      The ripstop fabric shows every bit of dust and dirt it touches (I have the black) though it cleans up well with a damp cloth. I believe I have the previous season version, as the ripstop pattern is not nearly as pronounced as in the pictures, so I can't speak on the current model and any changes that have been made.
      All in all, the bag has held up fairly well to all the abuse I've put it through, but I was hoping for greater durability from Arc'teryx.

      Light and fairly durable

        - Fairly light weight but still durable
        - Mesh back and shoulder straps for good venting
        - Three zippered compartments: small, medium, large (plus a small internal compartment)
        - Compression straps and sternum strap
        - Stoable waist belt
        - "okay" water bottle holders ("C" grade)
        - Bladder compartment

        - Zippers are "okay"
        - Little waist pockets are almost worthless

        AWESOME PACK, but minor beef

          I really love this pack - I originally bought Aerios 14, which is smaller version of this pack with almost same features. I loved the Aerios 14 but wanted to have the same design on bigger pack for carry on travel pack, so I pulled the triger on Axios. Wow, this is really nice. Sized just perfect, my 14' Toshiba fits well, side pockets have bungees built in, keeping most of items safe (not with Aerios, which has really poor side pocket). I also love that waist belt can tuck in. Orange lining is huge +++.
          The only beef was the logo (as you can see my question below). It turned out the actual product has big ARC word under the birdy logo. Why such a big deal? Well, I don't like big logo screaming on my gear, and I expected the Axios to be same as Aerios, stealthy bird logo. No such luck. I guess I will dye this thing...

          Great summer time pack.

            I've had this bag for over a year and I love the Aerofoam backpanel that Arcteryx has put into this pack it keeps me cool in the summer and has a lot of little extras that most bags at this price point dont have. I only have one issue with this bag, the shoulder straps could be a little wider other then that great bag good price.

            Not great

              I got this bag and turned around and returned it as soon as I tried it on. The straps are incredibly uncomfortable and the material on them is extremely itchy. If you have them against your skin I would imagine you'd get very raw from them. Not a good pack for warm weather as it claims from its description. It's a shame because I like everything else about it. Great size, fits a ton of stuff and looks good. Just not comfortable.

              Love this bag so far

                Great size, can fit under your feet in the car, but holds more than it looks like it can. Nice little additions, gear loops on the front (small, but they're there), rubber top strap, compression straps, h20 bottle holders, and just enough pockets. Haven't used the hydration pouch yet, but I'm sure its great. Very light weight, sweet 5 weeks into it, we'll see how it does.

                Nice bag

                  Overall, this is is a great bag - good construction quality, lightweight, well ventilated, and high capacity for its size. A couple of points:

                  * This bag is extremely light for its size, which is a major plus for me. Also, by cinching down four straps on the side, you can make the whole bag very thin, which is another major plus for me since I'm always crawling around and banging other bags against things.

                  * The description on the Arcteryx website is wrong about laptop carrying capacity. The bag easily holds a 14 inch laptop inside a small case. A 15 inch laptop also fits. This bag easily can fit any reasonable size laptop, camera, hardshell jacket, shirt, snacks, drinks, at the same time.

                  * In the theme of staying light, there is no padding on the bottom of the bag. So, don't put anything breakable down there. The soft bottom means that its easy for weight to get shifted to one side or another if the pack isn't full.

                  * Although there is no padding on the bottom, the bag does have a plastic internal frame to help distribute weight. The ventilation backing is rough and may cause some pilling issues, although I haven't noticed any problems so far.

                  * While you can stuff this bag, it doesn't seem designed to hold a ton of weight for long treks despite the internal frame and hip belt. The straps are a bit thin, which makes the pack feel a little strange when loaded down. This may just be a personal thing, since although it feels strange, my shoulders didn't get sore unlike with some other bags. I've only used the bag for about a week, and the pack may get better as it breaks in a bit more.

                  * The two side holders are big enough for large bottles. However, since there is no cinching mechanism, smaller items will fall out of these pockets relatively easily.

                  * Mine is made in the Philippines, for those that care.

                  Its a day pack

                    For being a daypack, you can fit a TON of stuff in this little pack. The best part of this pack is def how it folds down into nothing and could be stored at the bottom of an expedition pack without knowing its really there. However because its so packable, the support is lacking a little bit. When I started out in the AM with this, the straps were bothering me cause of all the weight in water but by the end of the day I had no complaints. Another quality piece from the peeps at Arc'teryx...props

                    I'm very interested in this pack, however...

                    I'm very interested in this pack, however I wonder how sturdy it really is. Can it carry two 1.5L bottles of water on a day trip or is the bottom to weak? How large is the main compartment only without the additional pockets?

                    will the side pockets hold a 1L nalgene?

                    will the side pockets hold a 1L nalgene?

                    i think the web photo is wrong, the actual...

                    i think the web photo is wrong, the actual product also has big "ARCTERYX" word under the bird logo???

                    i think the web photo is wrong, the actual...

                    i think the web photo is wrong, the actual product also has big "ARCTERYX" word under the bird logo???

                    Quick question on this pack -- it seems...

                    Quick question on this pack -- it seems to have a plastic framesheet, does this mean it might not be suitable for occasional use as a snowboard pack?

                    What color is the interior of the black...

                    What color is the interior of the black model? It can be difficult to find items inside a black backpack if the interior is dark.

                    I know the bag is 25L of capacity, but...

                    I know the bag is 25L of capacity, but does anyone know this pack's height, width, and length dimensions? I'm surprised it can only fit a 13-inch laptop. It looks wider but more squat that Arcteryx's other packs like the Miura. Thanks.

                    What are the dimensions of this pack?

                    What are the dimensions of this pack?

                    In metric the dimension the pack has a holding capacity of 25 to 27 L (reg and tall accordingly) This particular pack has a pocket on the outside (known as a kangaroo) and 2 mesh pockets for holding your various water bottles and what not. The interior contains the main compartment which can hold a 13 inch laptop (netbook) standard to give you an idea of how large this is.

                    Will this pack fit someone over six foot...

                    Will this pack fit someone over six foot or is this too small for my size?