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Arcteryx Blade Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 115 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 11 reasons to buy the Blade - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

67% of the reviewers give the Arcteryx Blade a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (59%)
Good (8%)
Average (15%)
Poor (5%)
Bad (11%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Arcteryx Blade:

Reviewers like these things about the Arcteryx Blade

  • Several users noted that the Arcteryx Blade backpack is equipped with dural handles on top and sides.
  • Reviewers thought that its zippered side access makes it easier to get things inside the compartment from its side.
  • Laptop users lauded the presence of a padded sleeve dedicated to keeping their gadgets safe and secure.
  • Reviewers thought that it is easy to organize and store things well through its sufficient pockets.
  • Other reviewers found that it is equipped with a cable pass making it easy to charge on the go.
  • Users thought that its thermoformed padded back pannel provide support and additional comfort.
  • Its zippered pockets are praised by users for ensuring safety and security of the things placed inside the backpack.
  • Reviewers thought that its dual density shoulder straps offer total support by conforming to the body structure.
  • Many of those who tried the pack like are able to disperse the weight of the load evenly.
  • Several testers thought that its style is appealing.
  • Other users thought that it could be used for work and school.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the backpack has limited capacity when used in traveling.
  • A user felt that the fabrics are not waterproof nor are they water-resistant.


Crowdsourced specs across all Arcteryx Blade models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity6 l (366 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2-2.6 oz (0.9-1.2 kg)
Length iconLength13-24 in (33-61 cm)
Width3-19 in (8-48 cm)
Height6-18 in (15-46 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Arcteryx Blade 20

80% choose the Arcteryx Blade 20

80 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight2.6 oz (1.2 kg)
Length iconLength13 in (33 cm)
Width8.5 in (22 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)

Arcteryx Blade 28

20% choose the Arcteryx Blade 28

20 %

Weight iconWeight2.5 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength24 in (61 cm)
Width19 in (48 cm)
Height6 in (15 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches

Arcteryx Blade 20 vs Blade 28

The two most popular Arcteryx Blade models are the Blade 20 and the Blade 28, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Arcteryx Blade bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Blade 20 which is choosen by 80% (4 times as many as the 20% that choose the Blade 28).

Blade 20Blade 28
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Blade 20 is typically around $40 cheaper than the Blade 28, but check the deals before you buy.

Blade 20Blade 28

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Blade 20 is 0.1 kg (3.5 oz) higher than the weight of the Blade 28.

Blade 20Blade 28

If we look at dimensions, the Blade 20 is 11 in (28 cm) longer than the Blade 28 (13 vs. 24 in). It's 11 in (28 cm) wider (8 vs. 19 in), while the height is the same (both 10 in).

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Arcteryx Blade features:
  • Carry-on size
  • Organizer panel
  • Laptop compartment
  • Sternum strap
  • Water bottle pockets

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.

Capacity/Weight Levels

The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

66 l2 oz0.33 oz/L


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The Arcteryx Blade ranks #26 compared with the other Arcteryx bags.

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The Arcteryx Blade ranks #2583 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Last updated on July 03, 2019