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Arcteryx Blade Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

3.34
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.



Specs


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:

Travel
Sport
Hiking
Cycling
School
Backpacking



Popular Models


Arcteryx Blade 20

80% choose the Arcteryx Blade 20

80 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue


Specs
Weight iconWeight2.6 oz (1.2 kg)
Length iconLength13 in (33 cm)
Width8.5 in (22 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches


Arcteryx Blade 28

20% choose the Arcteryx Blade 28

20 %


Specs
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
Cheapest

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
Lightest

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.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
66 l2 oz0.33 oz/L



Rankings


vs Arcteryx Bags

The Arcteryx Blade ranks #25 compared with the other Arcteryx bags.

23Arcteryx Acrux
3.46
Arcteryx Acrux
24Arcteryx Aperture
3.43
Arcteryx Aperture
25Arcteryx Blade
3.34
Arcteryx Blade
26Arcteryx Kitsilano
3.28
Arcteryx Kitsilano
1Arcteryx Bora
4.90
Arcteryx Bora

vs All Bags

The Arcteryx Blade ranks #2675 compared with all the bags we have checked.

2673Thule Paramount
3.34
Thule Paramount
2674Arcteryx Blade
3.34
Arcteryx Blade
2675High Sierra Piton
3.34
High Sierra Piton
2676Chrome Rostov
3.34
Chrome Rostov
2677American Tourister Fieldbrook
3.34
American Tourister Fieldbrook

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Last updated on May 12, 2019