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TRIDENT-20 (Gen-2) Backpack

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4.10 LBS

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TRIDENT-20 (Gen-2) improvements: (1) 0.5" wider to better fit a 15" laptop (MacBook Pro / Air). Total capacity = 1 liter larger, (2) low profile MOLLE-Air structure that's loop-covered for ID patches, (3) taller padded dividers, (4) improved shoulder straps with denser padding.

TRIDENT backpack is the natural evolution of the popular Javelin™ slingpack into a larger, more versatile backpack. You wear it like a backpack, with the option of quick-access from the side like a slingpack.

The new TRIDENT-20 (Gen-2) is 21 liters in total capacity (1 liter larger than the original TRIDENT), with improved shoulder straps, and a removable 2" waist strap. You can now comfortably carry more gear and heavier loads.

Padded main compartment and three dividers provide extra protection for your EDC (everyday carry) items, photography gear, or range gear. A dedicated laptop sleeve that can hold a 15" laptop (MacBook Pro / Air) in a slim cover. You can access the interior from top or left side, and like a slingpack, you can quickly get to your gear by swinging the backpack to your front. Total 34 pockets and slots to organize your gear.

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 5 liters of water at once. Hydration hose 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 & Multicam-Black) coated in DuPont® Teflon®, ITW/Duraflex hardware, and lockable YKK® zippers, TRIDENT is a compact day pack ready to handle any tough situations.


FAQ: I have a JAVELIN Right-Shoulder slingpack, so is the TRIDENT backpack designed more for right- or left-shoulder-carry?

Answer: Both. TRIDENT is a double-shoulder backpack, so unlike a single-shoulder slingpack, you wear the TRIDENT backpack on both shoulders.

FAQ: TRIDENT’s main compartment opening is asymmetrical like the JAVELINs, so is it designed more for right- or left-handed users?

Answer: Both. TRIDENT is a double-shoulder backpack, and to access your gear, you can either (1) take the entire backpack off and go through your gear like any other backpack; or (2) swing the backpack to your front like a slingpack, and access the interior from the side zipper opening.

Because of TRIDENT’s asymmetrical design (zipper opening on top and left), you will have to first free your right shoulder, grip the grab handle on the bottom-left of the backpack with your left hand to shift the TRIDENT to your front. This motion will give you access to the backpack with its left zipper opening facing you (similar to our bestselling JAVELINs).


● NEW: Loop-Faced MOLLE-Air structure for MOLLE accessory & morale patch attachment
● NEW: Added 0.5 inch to width for better fit of 15” MacBook Pro / Air or similar laptops, which adds 1 liter to overall capacity (now 21 liters)
● NEW: Hook & loop closure for interior ripstop pockets in top & bottom front compartments
● NEW: Taller padded dividers (3) now included
● NEW: Slip pocket on exterior of Side Admin compartment
● NEW: Denser padding for shoulder strap and backside for added comfort

● Net Weight: 3.20 pounds | (1000-D Cordura®)
● Net Weight: 3.05 pounds | (500-D MultiCam & MultiCam-Black Cordura®)
● Total Capacity: 21 Liters
● Overall Exterior Size (Fully Extended): 18" (H) x 11" (W) x 9" (D)
● Main Compartment (Interior): 17.5" (H) x 10.5" (W) x 5" (D)
● Top Front Compartment (Interior): 4.5" (H) x 9.5" (W) x 2" (D)
● Bottom Front Compartment (Interior): 11.25" (H) x 9.5" (W) x 2" (D)
● Rear Hydration / CCW Compartment (Interior): 17” (H) x 10” (W)
● Side Admin Compartment (Interior): 10 (H) x 3.75 (W)
● Slip pocket on outside of Side Admin Compartment: 8" (H) x 4" (W)
● Padded sleeve for tablet or laptop up to 15” (max. size 16” W x 10” D)
● High-visibility, lightweight 210-D Ripstop Nylon interior
● Total 34 organizing compartments and slots
● MOLLE/PALS webbings for accessory attachment

● 1,000-D Mil-grade Cordura® fabric with water-repellent Teflon® fabric protector by DuPont® (500-D Mil-grade Cordura® on Multicam & Multicam-Black)
● Genuine MADE-IN-USA MultiCam® & 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 MOLLE-Air structure for MOLLE accessory attachment
● MOLLE-compatible attachment system with PALS webbing
● Mil-grade ITW® and UTX-Duraflex® hardware made from high tensile strength Acetal polymer
● Circular zipper loops made of paracord
● High tensile strength nylon webbings and binding tapes
● Finished with high tensile strength bonded nylon thread
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  1. Great ED Bag 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Apr 2017

    I bought this recently because after trying a couple backpacks they just didn't seem to fit my needs the way the Trident does. It has a lot of storage space and is compact. It is comfortable to wear even when loaded with a lot of stuff. Best backpack I've owned.

  2. great bag, but small 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Mar 2017

    I have had my Trident 20 for a year now and it is my primary EDC bag. I love the though and concepts that have been put into it. It looks great after a year with no damage at all. It's super durable. only issue is that it is to small at times. When I go for a hike and put my 2 liter hydration pack in there is not much room left for any gear. I just can't make use of it for long hikes and was hoping for a urban and woods use.

  3. Can't wait for the Trident-31 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Mar 2017

    I wasn't sure whether to buy this now or wait for the bigger version. I had recently gotten a new work laptop (Dell XPS15 and wasn't sure if I would be able to make this work. I think I watched about every Youtube video on this bag that I could find, especially the LearningToBePrepared videos and decided to pull the trigger on it anyway. It works great and is a nice small size for an urban environment. I received a comment this morning walking into the building about how narrow and lightweight it seemed. I did order a Fire Sale Falconer 27 at the same time, just in case and will fill it up with emergency supplies to leave in my commuting car's trunk. Great bags, thank you!

  4. Great EDC bag for public transportation 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Feb 2017

    I wanted a EDC bag that was small but can still hold what I need on a daily basis. This bag does that and more. I just cant say enough about the build quality, just awsome. This bags size is perfect for public transportation with its size and ability to retain the zippers using the snaps. Tablets of all sizes and small to medium laptops are no problem in this bag with plenty of room to spare. I researched this bag for awhile using youtube reviews before buying. If you want a small but roomy EDC bag, this is the one. The 1000D cordura is stiff at first but breaks in fairly quickly. I will say I am more than satisfied qith this bag. Great job Vanquest.

  5. EXCELLENT EDC BAG 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Jan 2017

    I got this bag to compete with a maxpedition bag that i have. So far, I've noticed a few differences that I like better about this bag. Its durable and good quality. Easy to use as my new everyday bag.

  6. Organized 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jan 2017

    I have been looking for a side open backpack for over a year. I was just so tired of all my stuff getting buried at the bottom. So not only does this have a side zip but compartments to keep things organized. Thank you so much!!

  7. Great EDC, well thought out and exceptionally well made 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jan 2017

    I have tried a couple of EDC bags. Saw the review on The Urban Prepper so I made the decision to buy. I had the rush 12 prior. The best difference is the compartmental main area. The ability to section off different items is awesome. The Velcro holds without any movement. Durability is great so far. Can wait to road test the bag outdoors but I'm very happy with my purchase. Way to go Vanquest

  8. Awesome bag. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Dec 2016

    Amazing bag with plenty of room. Made of quality materials. The orange interior is great and the snaps and zippers are all high quality and are heavy duty. I own several of her products.

  9. Best Camera Bag Around 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Nov 2016

    There are tons of bags out there made specifically for camera equipment by companies specializing in that. Because I love packs and have been searching for years for the perfect bag, I have purchased and used many camera bags and packs. This is my favorite. This is my second Trident (or third if you count the sling version). The side opening is perfect and the interior divider is equally perfect. If you're a photographer, you will love this bag!

  10. Money well spent 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Nov 2016

    Got this backpack recently. I have been using it on daily basis as my office bag. I have my MacBook Air 11" in there (I have tried the 13" notebook it can nest in there with spaces to spare); a EDCM Husky full of electronic accessories; office key; office documents; sun glasses etc. The backpack can also take in 4 2"-thick books! (I have tried).
    The shoulder straps are comfortable. The zips are good quality. Overall The quality workmanship is topnotch.
    The only downside of the bag is that it does not have side pocket/pouch for water bottle. May be Vanquest can come up with an attachment pouch or something.

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