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).
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Posted by Unknown 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.
Posted by Terri (Sky) Schofield 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!!
Posted by DCTravel Doc 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
Posted by Firemanemt198 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.
Posted by Charles Arendale 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!
Posted by Billy K 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.
Posted by Unknown on 6th Sep 2016
Once again Vanquest over delivers
Posted by Andrew Blay on 15th Aug 2016
Robust, well thought out, highly usable backpack. This is why I keep buying Vanquest products, Best value for money around.
Posted by chris on 22nd Jul 2016
The bag quality is 5 star. I love that it fits my macbook air perfectly as well as my camera and lenses and all of my other junk. This is basically 3 bags in one since I don't have to tote my camera bag, laptop bag, and misc personal items bag. This bag is the perfect size - not too big and not too small. I still have a tad bit of room to add stuff. I did have a problem with my order but Vanquest resolved the issue and then some - and for that I give their customer service a 5 star for resolving the issue quickly. You won't be disappointed in this bag or their other bags that they have. I do recommend the Gen 2 over the first generation.
Posted by Gerhard Uys on 3rd Jul 2016
I am a journalist and needed a rugged bag that could fit both my laptop and camera.
This is it!
I also have EDC that need to be fit and organised and the new Trident is the only bag with enough little pockets to keep it all organised.
It is built tough for South African conditions.
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