For everyday life and travels abroad.
Stash the Arc'teryx Index 15 Backpack in your luggage when you need a small daypack for traveling, or use it as a lightweight everyday pack when you're living life at home. The Index has a simple design that includes a zippered top-loading main compartment, a front pocket that the whole pack can be stuffed inside for easy carrying, and an internal stash pocket that holds a hydration reservoir when you're hoofing it through town or a tablet when you're riding the train into work.
- Wide webbing shoulder straps
- Top-loading zippered main compartment
- Front and back handles
- Zippered front pocket
- Internal stash pocket
- Eight cord loops
- Stows inside front pocket
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- Q & A
I love this pack - my fiancÃ© and I got it for our honeymoon for Bali and its amazing! Very basic but has the Arcteryx durability and quality. A solid pick!!
Perfect little pack
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Let me preface this by saying I'm a bit of a backpack/bag addict. I have a bag for just about everything, each with its own specific purpose. For what I use the Index15 for, it's perfect! This is my go-to light day pack and packable daypack for longer backpacking trips. For city use, I use my Fjallraven Kanken so this is the one I grab for more technical use. The compartments are great! There's an internal pocket for a hydration bladder or to keep your water bottle separate from your other items. In my case, that's crucial since I usually carry a camera and don't want it to get wet from condensation from the water bottle. There's also a small, internal zipper pocket that holds my phone, sunglasses, etc. without crushing them. The larger external pocket is great for snacks, sunscreen and things I want easily accessible.
The straps on this are basic, thin, nylon straps but distribute the load perfectly (but really, how much load is there in a 15l pack). The weight and packability of this are a great feature, but while wearing it it somehow manages to have some structure.
This pack is replacing my older Cierzo 18 (the one with the cinch top). This new, fully zippered closure is more confidence inspiring and should undoubtedly keep moisture out better.
Light, Simple, And Thoughtfully Design
This is a great pack for short hikes or even for the beach. It's light, simple, and thoughtfully designed with a surprising array of pockets (main, front, stash, hydration). I particularity like that it can be stored in its front pocket. Well done Arc'teryx!