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“Building better, better for earth. We at Vanquest
believe in building fewer, better things that last.”
- Vanquest Team -

Sustainable quality & durability: we build fewer, better things that last.

At Vanquest, we think long-term for our users and everyone in our community. We are inspired to build fewer, better things that last: Building better products is not only better for our users, but also better for our environment.

We are inspired to build the toughest bags & packs using durable and responsibly sourced materials that meet both military-grade and the highest environmental standards. All our top suppliers, including Cordura® for main fabrics, YKK® for zippers, and Duraflex/ITW for hardware, are Bluesign®-certified. Bluesign® partners adhere to the highest Swiss textile industry standards to minimize environmental impacts during production. Bluesign® certification applies to chemicals, processes, materials, and products, making sure the products are safe for the environment, workers, and customers.

Cordura® Nylon-66 fabric: Battle-tested, durable & reliable!

Invented by DuPont over 40 years ago, Cordura® Nylon-66 fabric has stood as the gold standard for military-grade backpacks and gear. The battle-tested Cordura® Nylon-66 outperforms other nylon fabrics in abrasion tests due to its unique molecular structure and air-texturized Nylon-66 yarn.

Cordura® Nylon-66 is significantly tougher, stronger, and boasts a higher melting point compared to generic nylon (514°F vs. 428°F). Unlike the loosely structured molecules found in generic nylon, Cordura® Nylon-66's parallel molecular chains are bound by strong hydrogen bonds, resulting in a tighter, harder, and more abrasion-resistant structure for Cordura® Nylon-66. Vanquest has remained dedicated to using Cordura® Nylon-66 since day-1, despite its higher cost. This commitment is rooted in our belief in building fewer, yet better products that are built to last.

Cordura® Nylon-66's exceptional durability is derived from its Nylon-66 formula and air-texturized yarn. This level of excellence cannot be imitated or substituted by generic, low-cost multi-PU coated nylon. To see the difference & torture test results, please search "Vanquest Cordura Test" on YouTube.


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Vanquest® featured on the official Cordura® site

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Toughest Parts & Materials

Superior Fabrics:

  • Genuine military-grade Cordura® & Made-in-USA MultiCam® Cordura® by Crye Precision.
  • Eco-friendly Durable Water Repellent (DWR) fabric protector.
  • Superior multi-layer PU/PC water-resistant coating that’s flexible and quiet.
  • High-visibility, durable, and lightweight 210-D ripstop nylon interior.
  • RFID-blocking composite fabric by Vanquest®

Durable Hardware:

  • Military-grade ITW® & Duraflex® hardware made of high tensile strength Acetal polymer (DuPont DELRIN®). Acetal is more resistant to moisture and temperature, offering greater tensile strength over lower-cost nylon hardware.
  • Durable YKK® reversed RC zippers and YKK® Aquaguard water-resistant zippers.
  • Zipper track reversed for better protection and low-profile design.
  • User-friendly SPARTAN zipper pulls and circular paracord zipper pulls.

Quality-Made Parts:

  • User-friendly SPARTAN™ zipper pulls.
  • 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.

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Durable Quality & Workmanship

Quality is in the details. Using the toughest fabrics and hardware is just the beginning. Combining the toughest materials with the most durable construction is what Vanquest bags and packs are about.

  • Bartacking on MOLLE/PALS webbing.
  • Double stitching for better construction.
  • Closed cell foam padding for load bearing comfort & shock absorption.
  • “Box-and-X” stitching on stress points.
  • Breathable padded mesh shoulder straps & back panels.
  • Seams taped and finished with high tensile strength bonded nylon thread.
  • We source premium materials from Taiwan and USA (genuine MultiCam Cordura® & MOLLE Sticks). Our Taiwan/Vietnam factories all have 30+ years of soft goods production experience, and they meticulously finish our products to the highest quality standards set by Vanquest®.

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Comparison Chart

Vanquest focuses on building the most rugged products and delivering exceptional service. We aim to offer thoughtfully designed bags and packs of the best quality for your everyday carry (EDC).



Other Brands

A - Fabrics Comparison

Military-grade Cordura® Nylon-66 for the toughest abrasion resistance

YES. Vanquest® is featured on Cordura's official site, and we only use Cordura Nylon-66 as our main fabric. NO. Only use lower cost nylon or polyester (PE) fabrics.

MADE-IN-USA MultiCam-Black Cordura® for military-grade toughness

YES. We use genuine US-made MultiCam-Black Cordura that costs 2X-3X more than Chinese-made generic fabrics. NO. Only use fake MutliCam prints on low quality fabrics.

Hypalon Rubber Composite Fabric

YES. Hypalon is heat, petro-chemical and UV-stable. NO.

Durable Water Repellent (DWR) Fabric Protector

YES. Durable Water Repellent (DWR) for all-weather performance. NO.

Polyurethane (PU) back-coating for water resistance

YES. Vanquest® uses flexible, durable, and quiet multi-layer PU coating. Premium hand feel & quality that you can tell just by touching. Stiff & noisy (crunchy) fabrics due to low quality PU coating. Cheap hand feel when you touch the fabrics.

Polycarbonate (PC) coating for extra toughness and water resistance

YES. Vanquest® uses Polycarbonate (PC) coating. PC coating is very expensive and we use it on Urban Series fabrics for enhanced durability. NO.

High-visibility orange 210-D Ripstop nylon interior lining

YES. Vanquest® uses high-visibility orange 210-D ripstop nylon interior lining for extra durability. Generic black interior fabric without high-visibility and ripstop durability.

Fabric with RFID-Blocking Security Feature

VANQUEST® is one of the first tactical everyday carry company to use RFID-blocking technology. NO.

B - Zipper & Hardware Comparison

YKK® Reversed RC Zipper

YES. Vanquest® uses YKK reversed RC zipper for better coil protection. Exposed/less protected zipper.

YKK® AquaGuard® Water-Resistant Zipper

YES. Vanquest® uses YKK AquaGuard® water-resistant zipper for important compartments. NO.

User-Friendly SPARTAN® Zipper Pulls

YES. Vanquest® SPARTAN® Zipper Pulls are user-friendly for uses who are wearing gloves, and can be opened with just one finger. Zipper pulls with flat paracords knots. Less suitable for one-finger opening.

ITW®, DURAFLEX® & YKK® Premium Hardware

YES. Vanquest® only uses premium hardware such as ITW, DURAFLEX & YKK. NO. Only use generic parts.

Hardware Material (e.g. side-release buckles)

Vanquest® uses acetal resin (DuPont DELRIN®) hardware. Acetal has great tensile strength and it is less susceptible to moisture and temperature.              Generic low-cost nylon hardware that absorbs & retains water, and its strength is compromised by temperature and moisture.

C - Build Quality & Workmanship Comparison

Seams Taped & Finished

YES. Vanquest products are finished to the highest quality and workmanship standards. NO.

Box-&-X Stitching on Stress Points

YES. Vanquest® uses the most durable "Box-&-X" stitching. NO.

High Tensile Strength Thread

YES. Vanquest® uses premium high-strength bonded nylon thread. Unknown low-cost thread.

Bartacking on MOLLE/PALS webbing

YES. Vanquest® uses the most durable "bartack" stitching. NO. Use weaker linear stitching.

D - Warranty & Customer Service Comparison

Limited Lifetime Warranty

YES, and if you are not 100% satisfied, you have 100 days to return. NO.

Easy 100-Day Return

YES, and if you are not 100% satisfied, you have 100 days to return. NO.

Customer Service & Phone Support

We are here to deliver exceptional service! You can always contact us @ 949-216-8880 and talk to one of the Vanquest Team members. Hard to get a real person on the phone.

E - History, Operations & Others Comparison

Company History  

Vanquest® was founded in 2011.              Unknown.

Product Development

100% developed by Vanquest's in-house designers who are passionate about everyday carry (EDC), outdoor, and building the most durable bags & packs. Usually by Chinese factories copying existing products, or re-branded products from Alibaba.

Product Line

Vanquest® builds fewer, better things that last. We only make purpose-built bags & packs for everyday carry (EDC). Makes everything: bags, knives, tools, flashlights, clothing, pants, hats, etc.

Color Options

Vanquest® only offers function-based color options. Fashion-centric color options.


Vanquest® marketing is all organic word-of-mouth. You receive quality materials & workmanship. Your hard-earned dollars are paying for high-budget full-page ads, not product quality.




Durable & Hi-Visibility 210-D Ripstop Nylon


Dark & Low-Cost Plain Fabric Lining


Durable & Hi-Strength Acetal Hardware


Soft Low-Cost Nylon Hardware


Strong Bartack Stitching w/ Bonded Nylon Threads


Weak Stitching w/ Low-Cost Threads


Reversed YKK AquaGuard Zipper w/ Spartan® Zipper Pulls


Exposed Zipper Coils w/ Flat Zipper Pull Knots