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Index 15L Backpack

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
  • Item #ARC00HO

N100mr-HT nylon mini ripstop, P200p polyester plain weave
15L (915cu in)
top zipper
1 zippered front, 1 internal stash
Claimed Weight
Recommended Use
casual, travel
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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5


I've used it several times

Bought it as a daypack for my hiking trip. It's very light and takes very little space when folded. Plus it looks really cute! At first I was worried that it might be too small and the thin strips might not feel comfortable on my shoulders, but my concerns went away after the first use. It's big enough to carry all my essentials for a day and it's actually more comfortable and sturdy than it looks. It came really handy for flying - especially when I needed to take something out from my slightly overweighted checked bag. Would definitely recommend it!

>Rating: 5

Clean and versitile

I've put it through the wringer

I've had this pack for a few months and love it. The pack goes from the office to the airport to the piazza to the park - and even the trail head. Everything you expect from Arc'teryx and at an approachable price point. When carrying my 13" laptop I keep it in a simple neoprene sleeve since the bag has little structure or protection [but plenty of organization].

>Rating: 4

Really love this pack

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Was looking for something small to take to the climbing gym with me and came across this beauty. I took her out for a kayaking trip recently, too, and she was great. The only thing that I'd recommend an improvement on is the way the webbing straps are folded in nearer to the bottom of the pack. They form a slightly sharp corner that was scratching my back a bunch (I was wearing a tank top, so no skin protection) while I walked around. I can probably sew some moleskin around those spots for a softer feel since I'll be wearing tank tops a lot this summer, but thought I'd call out this recommendation. One thing I love is the front handle; super helpful and sturdy when hauling the pack around not on your back.

>Rating: 5

Perfect speed/day bag

I've put it through the wringer

Very light and the material is extremely sturdy. I can't imagine a hole appearing anytime soon and it packs into it's own upper pocket. I keep it in my car for groceries and use it when I go hiking. This is the ultimate go to for all day trips and hikes.

>Rating: 5

Lightweight pack

I love this pack - my fiancé and I got it for our honeymoon for Bali and its amazing! Very basic but has the Arcteryx durability and quality. A solid pick!!

>Rating: 5

Perfect little pack

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.

>Rating: 4

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!