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2017 TRIDENT-31 Backpack

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5.85 LBS

Product Description

TRIDENT-31 New Features: (1) Padded waist belt with Pull-Forward adjustment (2) Hypalon MOLLE-Air attachment panels on both sides. (3) Suitable for carrying professional camera system, with a side collapsible water-bottle / tripod holder (4) improved shoulder strap and back panel for comfortable carry (5) Fits most 17" laptops inside main compartment.

TRIDENT-31 backpack is the big brother of our very popular TRIDENT-20™ backpack in a larger, more versatile form. You wear it like a backpack, with the option of quick-access from the side, just like a sling pack.

The new TRIDENT-31 is 31 liters in total capacity (10 liters larger than the TRIDENT-20), with improved shoulder straps, extra back panel padding and a removable, padded waist belt with pull-forward adjustment. You can now comfortably carry more gear and heavier loads.

Padded main compartment and four dividers provide extra protection for your EDC (everyday carry) items, photography gear, or range gear and a dedicated laptop sleeve that can hold a 17" laptop. You can access the interior from top or left side, and like a sling pack, you can quickly get to your gear by swinging the backpack to your front. Total 44 pockets and slots to organize your gear.

Durable, laser-cut Hypalon MOLLE-Air panels are found on either side of the pack. An expandable collapsible side water-bottle pocket can also support a tripod when used with the included elastic tie down point.

High-visibility 210-D ripstop nylon interior helps you find things in low-light conditions. Dual hydration system (hydration/CCW compartment, and main compartment) let you carry up to 6 liters of water at once. Hydration hoses can be anchored to the left or right shoulder strap.

Low profile MOLLE-Air structure is MOLLE-compatible, and loop-covered for ID patches. Many interior loop fields for CCW and internal organization.

With its genuine 1000-D mil-grade Cordura® fabric (500-D Cordura® on Multicam-Black) coated in DuPont® Teflon®, ITW/Duraflex hardware, and lockable YKK® zippers, TRIDENT-31 is a day pack ready to handle any tough situation.


New Features:
● NEW: Hypalon MOLLE-Air structure for MOLLE accessory attachment
● NEW: Pull-forward adjustable & removable padded waist belt
● NEW: Collapsible side pocket to hold 1-Liter (32 oz.) bottle or tripod carry
● NEW: Taller padded dividers (4) now included
● NEW: Improved suspension system for comfortable carry, includes new shoulder straps and padded back panel with more ridged frame
● NEW: Hypalon zipper puller tabs to assist zipper closure
● NEW: Spartan custom-molded zipper pulls with secure grip

Dimensions & Specifications:
● Net Weight: 4.7 pounds | 2131 grams | (1000-D Cordura®)
● Net Weight: 4.6 pounds | 2086 grams | (500-D MultiCam-Black Cordura®)
● Total Capacity: 31 Liters
● Overall Exterior Size (Fully Extended): 19.5" (H) x 12" (W) x 9.25" (D)
● Main Compartment (Interior): 19.5" (H) x 11" (W) x 5.25" (D)
● Top Front Compartment (Interior): 5.5" (H) x 10.5" (W) x 2.25" (D)
● Bottom Front Compartment (Interior): 13" (H) x 11" (W) x 2.25" (D)
● Rear Hydration / CCW Compartment (Interior): 18.5” (H) x 10.5” (W)
● Side Admin Compartment (Interior): 12" (H) x 5.5"(W)
● Padded sleeve for tablet or laptop up to 17” (max. size 18” W x 11” D)
● High-visibility, lightweight 210-D Ripstop Nylon interior
● Total 44 organizing compartments and slots
● MOLLE/PALS webbings for accessory attachment

● 1,000-D Mil-grade Cordura® fabric with Durable Water Repellent (DWR) fabric protector (500-D Mil-grade Cordura® on Multicam-Black)
● Genuine MADE-IN-USA MultiCam-Black Cordura® by Crye Precision™
● High-visibility, lightweight & moisture resistant 210-D Ripstop nylon interior
● Durable RC-Class YKK® lockable zippers, reversed for protection
● Lightweight loop-faced MOLLE-Air structure for MOLLE and hook & loop accessory attachment
● Hypalon rubber MOLLE-Air attachment system
● Mil-grade ITW® and UTX-Duraflex® hardware made from high tensile strength Acetal polymer
● Circular zipper loop (Zipline Orbit) made by ITW-Nexus & custom-molded Spartan zipper pulls.
● High tensile strength nylon webbings and binding tapes
● Finished with high tensile strength bonded nylon thread

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Product Reviews

  1. Awesome backpack! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Jun 2017

    I bought this for my trip to Africa and loaded it up and was amazed with all the room this pack offers and all the compartments for organizing your gear.

  2. Great Camera Bag 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Jun 2017

    Just like the original Trident but BIGGER! The Trident is the best camera bag made that nobody seems to know about. I won't use this bag as much as I do my Trident-21 but, when I need more space, now I have it. The side access is wonderful. You can actually access your gear without taking the bag completely off. The 31 has a bigger belt to support the additional weight you'll be carrying.

  3. Everything it says it can do and more 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st May 2017

    I'm very picky when it comes to my gear, especially my EDC gear and specialized packs so my rating of 5 stars is well earned by the Trident 31.

    I've spent quite a bit of time with the bag now, including a week in the Caribbean and it's handled everything I've thrown at it.

    I've got a full review of the bag at www.13Cmedia.com or

    I wholeheartedly recommend this pack.

  4. Trident-20's big brother! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th May 2017

    As former military and someone who still works with the military as a contractor, I put these packs through the ringer when traveling and trekking through the woods.

    This is a full size backpack. I previously tried out the Trident-20 and found it to be a hair too small for my 15" MacBook Pro. Thie 31 is a perfect fit. It's also nice to have a built in water bottle holder, although it doesn't work as well as the Hydra. The zippers on this pack seem to catch more when trying to close one-handed compared to the Trident-20 as well. It may be related to the newly designed zipper pulls. That all being said, these are very MINOR annoyances. The quality of Vanquest's products are second to none. There are more compartments in these packs than I will ever know what to do with. Completely loaded down, it is very comfortable and distributed evenly.


  5. Perfect Photo Bag!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th May 2017

    I couldn't wait for this bag to come out. I've been using the Trident-20 for the last couple years for my EDC and vacations. I normally travel with one checked bag, my Trident/photo bag, which usually fits under the front seat and a carry-on bag, which I place in the overhead bin. As airlines become more strict when it comes to carry-ons, I realized during my last trip overseas, how important it is to pay attention to not only size but weight of your carry-on. Now, with the release of the Trident-31, I'm able to fit backup clothes, toiletries and cameras/accessories together. The hypalon and velcro closures on the pockets are a great upgrade. The waist strap is very comfortable, although I removed mine because I try not keep the bag too heavy. A note about the waist strap...I have a 36" waist and there was just enough slack to pull the belt tight. If you have 40" and above waist, the belt may be a little tight. All in all, I'm looking forward to really putting this bag to use. Another well built bag from Vanquest!!!

  6. Great pack just got better. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th May 2017

    Vanquest just improved on a pack that was great to begin with. The one thing that I complained about most , "water bottle pocket" was a much needed improvement to the original pack.

  7. Perfection!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th May 2017

    If your looking to buy the perfect backpack look no further than the trident 31! The quality of all the materials are top notch and with all the organization the trident 31 offers I can find all my edc quickly. The ergonomics of the trident 31 make it very comfortable to wear. I love the zipper pulls they are easy to get ahold of and for those that wanted a water bottle holder the 31 has a collapsible water bottle holder and it works great. The ccw pocket now has lockable ykk zippers. Thank you Vanquest team for designing the perfect backpack and I highly recommend the trident 31 to all.

  8. Just what I wanted 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Apr 2017

    I was lucky enough to receive one of the first Trident 31s to test out. James at Vanquest was extremely helpful in getting the pack to me 1 hour before I left the country on a 10 day trip. I used the backpack every day for 10 days straight. My first comment is that the Trident 31 and my Falconer 27 are hands down the best backpacks I have ever owned.

    The Trident 31 is exactly as advertised. It is a mid-sized, EDC type bag. It also works well as an airplane carry on. It is the perfect width and height to fit under the seat in front of me as long as I took out the water bottle on the side. The workmanship and design are great. I really like all the straps and pouches and pockets throughout the bag. The side opening on a backpack was new for me, but I found it really useful. It is much easier to pack and remove items having both top and side access. It is also very comfortable to wear. The only feature that I think might have been designed better is the side bottle holder. It worked very well for a 16 to 20 oz water bottle, but when I used it with a 27 ounce bottle, it did not hold to bottle as securely as I wanted. There are loops and straps on the pack, however, that make it easy to tie down the bottle if necessary. On my trip, the pack was shoved under seats, laid on the ground and generally thrown around on airplanes, in rental cars, in the streets of a third world country and on a sail boat. It shows no wear and tear. All in all, I am very pleased with my purchase and would absolutely purchase this pack again and recommend it to a friend.

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