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Inspired by the toughness of our haul bags and designed with the style and function for the daily grind, the Creek Mandate 28 is a sleek and super-tough pack for travel, trips to the gym and life on the move. READ MORE
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Inspired by the toughness of our haul bags and designed with the style and function for the daily grind, the Creek Mandate 28 is a sleek and super-tough pack for travel, trips to the gym and life on the move. Learn More


Inspired by life on the wall, but built for life in transit, the Creek Mandate 28 Pack combines the toughness of our haul bags with a sleek and super-functional design that deftly handles work commutes, indoor training sessions and far-flung travels. The Mandate’s rugged waterproof shell fabric on the pack’s front panel protects against light weather and the rigors of day-in, day-out travel, while its panel-loading design offers quick and easy access to your gear. A padded laptop sleeve protects your computer, and zippered pocket storage keeps your small items in check. Full padded shoulder straps and webbing hipbelt keep you comfy during all-day hustles, and burly loop handles on the top and front make it easy to grab.
  • Durable waterproof shell fabric inspired by our haul bags used on front panel
  • Panel-loading design offers easy access to inside the pack
  • Zippered top pocket with internal zippered mesh pocket
  • Haul loop handles on top and front
  • Exterior-access padded compartment stores a 17” x 15.5" laptop
  • Padded shoulder straps and backpanel with removable webbing hipbelt

Tech Specs

Volume :   28L (1,709 cu in)
Average Stock Weight :   2650 g (2.65 lb)
Materials :   Nylon 840D, Poly 1200D TPU-Coated
Creek Mandate 28 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my go-to travel pack. I bought the Creek Mandate 28 for a two-week trip to Japan and I am very happy with this pack. I used the pack every day for travel by plane, train, bus, and car. I also wore it daily for sightseeing and hiking. I like the sleek exterior for ease of fitting it into overhead bins, under seats, and other places were exterior features get in the way. The interior pockets are nice, especially the top pocket with its hidden pocket inside. It was perfect for passports, money, and other important things. The pack volume is more than other travel packs I have used and it handles weight well. This pack will see lots of use in the coming year!
Date published: 2019-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unique Design My very first time writing a review for a backpack. Since I could not find any reviews of this bag anywhere, I would like to share some of my opinions Pro: - pocket at the top for easy access - huge capacity - good organization and unique layout (2 main compartments + laptop compartment + many pockets, all compartments are side-load, so it is easy to access the items) - relatively light weight for its size Con: - could not keep its shape when using the side handle Question: - How well would it hold up in rain?
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for travel Fantastic travel pack! My favorite feature is the fleece-lined, bomber laptop pocket. All of the zippers are situated such that you can pull the shourlders straps down tight, clip the chest strap and use it like a briefcase or slide it over the handle to ride on top of a roller suitcase. I put file folders, notebooks, pens and business cards in the smaller outside pocket and a jacket and other travel stuff in the big, middle compartment. There are daisy chains and grab handles all around, with a reinforced grab handle by the laptop pocket. Plenty of pen slots, zippered pouches for charger cords and little things too. The small pocket with water-tight zip on the very top is great for keys, chapstick, snacks, etc. and it also has a hidden fleece-lined pocket for sunglasses. Pack fits perfect under an airplane seat and everything is still accessible. Only thing I would add is a waterbottle pocket on the outside, but you can still clip one on any of the daisy's. I don't know how waterproof it is in any serious weather, but it does great in light rain and accidental spills. Solid choice if you travel a lot!
Date published: 2018-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome backpack with a few nitpicks... It was hard to find any information on this pack, and like most backpack sites, the pictures of the pack really weren't enough to determine how certain features work. For my use case, I like to have a backpack that I can take to the gym, and keep with me in the workplace, so I don't want anything too showy. This backpack is one of the best constructed and sleekest looking packs I tried. Highlights: Very light and sleek One of the coolest looking backpacks Well constructed Thoughtful placement of pockets and a hidden pocket near back padding. Nice inner pack mesh organizers A few things I would tweak: I would add a water bottle holder on the side of the pack. There is some molle looking material on the side for expansion, but a collapsible pouch would have made sense here. I would add a little more overall size to the pack to increase it to something like 35L. One days worth of clothes resulted in having this packed pretty full and I don't like having a totally full pack if possible. I could see how this size might work better for smaller people, but as a 6'1 guy I could use a little extra room. Change the inner mesh organizers to be 3-D. The mesh pockets are a bit tight for adding anything with depth, like suntan lotion, sprays etc.
Date published: 2018-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Ultimate Commuter Bag I've been searching for a bag that can fit my work laptop, clean clothes, rain coat, climbing gear, chargers, and my lunch in a form factor that's small enough to carry on the bus to and from work every day. This bag delivers. The top zippered compartment is perfect for storing laptop/phone chargers and snacks. There's a nice felt lined internal zippered compartment inside of there too. The padded external laptop compartment comfortably fits a 15-inch Surface Book 2, which is on the larger end of the spectrum for laptops. There's also a nice passport storage pocket here too. The main compartment of the pack comfortably fits all of my climbing gear for the gym (shoes, harness, chalk bag, tape, etc). It has two interior mesh zippered compartments as well. It opens like a suit case too, which makes getting gear out quick and easy. The secondary compartment of the bag fits a rain coat, a change of clothes, and a lunch (a little snug to fit all three, but it works). You could probably store your climbing gear in here instead of the main compartment if you need more space for work clothes/lunch/etc. The pack also has accessory attachment loops on either side, which is nice for clipping shoes to the outside of the pack after a particularly steamy gym session. So far it's held up nicely in the rain too. All in all, in my opinion this is the pinnacle of commuter packs for the weekend warrior. Roomy enough to fit everything you need for the gym and office, and in a sleek and stylish form factor that let's you leave your 40L cragging pack at home.
Date published: 2018-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it.... Much better than even a large briefcase for travel and especially getting through airports. Holds a ton of stuff besides a large laptop.
Date published: 2018-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Compartments! Only had for a week or so but it has been great for my work/commuter bag—really like the separate compartments to keep myself organized.
Date published: 2018-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for daily commute with laptop I have been using it for my commute on the bus. It easily contains my clothes, lunch box, 17" laptop, travel mug and book and protects it all from the weather and dirty bus floors. I like its shape: nothing to get snagged with, fits nicely near me on my seat, and stays vertical thanks to the flat bottom. Access to the main compartment is a bit awkward, you basically have to lay it flat on the front and move the shoulder straps out of the way to get to it; easy access to the front and top compartments more than makeup for the main.
Date published: 2019-02-27
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