The Vanquest Story

 "Vanquest was founded with a simple mission: Build the bag that you'd use every day, and save lives when duty calls"

In 2011, a team of industry veterans, outdoor gear designers, shooting enthusiasts, photographers, and former founding members of Maxpedition, gathered to found the Vanquest® brand.

With our diverse backgrounds, years of real-life gear T&E experience, and industry insight in performance gear with high-end tactical quality, the Vanquest Team partnered with Cordura® fabric, and premium hardware suppliers (YKK®, ITW®, and Duraflex®) to build your Vanquest® gear.

We proudly design and engineer* all products at our Orange County, California, USA headquarters. Our mission is to bring you the most innovative "Tough-Built Gear" with the best value for quality on the market, and help you vanquish your daily challenges!

 *We develop all Vanquest® products in the US. We partner with major US name-brand material suppliers (many USA-made parts), and assemble your gear in Taiwan and Vietnam to give you the best value and quality.

 

Vanquest's groundbreaking design can be seen above, using the bestselling Trident-20 Gen 2 Backpack as an example. The curved zippers allow the user to access contents from the side of the bag, while maintaing rigidity of the body at all times! 

 

Product Technology

 “By combining superior materials and meticulous workmanship, the quality of each Vanquest® product is greater than the sum of its parts.”

- The Vanquest Team -

 

Why CORDURA® fabric?

For more than 40 years, CORDURA®, the DuPont®-invented & battlefield-trusted fabric, excels on abrasion tests against other nylon fabric because of its unique air-texturized Nylon-6,6 yarn.

Unlike low-cost generic nylon (Nylon-6), CORDURA®’s Nylon-6,6 is tougher, stronger, and has a higher melting point (514 F vs 428 F, or 268 Celsius vs 220 Celsius)

Also unlike generic nylon’s “loose” molecular structure, Nylon-6,6’s parallel molecular chains are held together by strong hydrogen bonds, making Nylon-6,6’s structure tighter, harder, and more abrasion-resistant.

Despite of its higher cost, we use CORDURA® generously because we know durability matters to supporter like you!

P.S. CORDURA's superior abrasion-resistant characteristic comes from its Nylon-6,6 air-texturized yarn, and by default, cannot be imitated nor substituted by the stiffness & heaviness of low-cost triple polyurethane (PU) coated 1,000-D nylon. Search "Vanquest Cordura" on YouTube to see the difference.

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© Copyright CORDURA® Brand. Image also available from CORDURA® Brand YouTube video “Don't Be This Guy – Cyclist”

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Watch more CORDURA® Brand videos on YouTube VANQUEST® featured on the official CORDURA® site


Parts & Materials


FABRIC
•    Genuine military-grade CORDURA® & Made-in-USA MultiCam® CORDURA® by Crye Precision™ 
•    Eco-friendly Durable Water Repellent (DWR) fabric protector

•    Superior multi-layer polyurethane (PU) water-resistant coating that’s flexible and quiet
•    High-visibility, durable, and lightweight 210-D ripstop nylon interior (see image)
•    RFID-blocking composite fabric by Vanquest®

HARDWARE
•    Mil-grade ITW® & Duraflex® hardware made of high tensile strength Acetal polymer. 
NOTE: Acetal (DELRIN® by DuPont) offers greater tensile strength over lower-cost nylon hardware. Acetal hardware is also less susceptible to elements such moisture and temperature, while nylon hardware absorbs water easily, and its strength is compromised by temperature and moisture (see image) 
•    Durable & abrasion-resistant RC-Class YKK® zippers 
•    Zipper track reversed for better protection and low-profile design (see image)
•    Unique user-friendly paracord zipperpulls, or ITW ZipLine loops (see image) 

OTHER PARTS
•    Gladding 550 lb. tensile strength paracord (Made-in-USA)
•    Zipperpull-friendly paracord (Made-in-Taiwan)
•    Closed cell foam padding for load bearing comfort & shock absorption
•    Neoprene rubber padded handles for extra comfort 
•    Breathable padded mesh shoulder straps & back panels 
•    High tensile strength nylon webbing and binding tapes
•    High tensile strength bonded nylon thread

NOTE: 100-Day Hassle-Free Product Return Policy is applicable ONLY to customers residing in USA.

FIG. A

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   FIG. B
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   FIG. C
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   FIG. D
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Build Quality & Workmanship


QUALITY IS IN THE DETAILS

•    Bartacking on MOLLE/PALS webbing
•    Double stitching for better construction
•    “Box-and-X” stitching on stress points
•    Seams taped and finished with high tensile strength bonded nylon thread
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We source materials from all over the world, including the US (genuine MultiCam / MultiCam-Black CORDURA®, Gladding 550 paracords... etc.), and TaiwanOur assembly factories in Taiwan and Vietnam (both have 30+ years of experience in soft goods production) finish our products to the highest construction quality standards by Vanquest®

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