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Hook & Loop 101

Hook & Loop 101

“Sticky” Panels Something we include in almost all of our products, but don’t really talk much about is hook and loop compatibility. Almost every large bag that we make has a loop panel on the outside and more loop lining internally, but why? Let’s see what this simple yet very dynamic fabric allows for! Externally, ...

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Minimalist Everyday Carry

Minimalist Everyday Carry

Compact EDC Set-up When it comes to EDC, we all have very unique preferences and needs. As a photographer, I prioritize having a padded pack with adjustable dividers and ideally a pocket I can quickly access for memory cards and batteries. Some just want a small pack that can fit a tool kit and a ...

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Revisiting the BOB

Revisiting the BOB

Alright, we know everyone is tired of hearing about the CoronaVirus. At this point we all should be somewhat aware that this virus has sparked a lot of turmoil in society, and it has us thinking it’s a good idea to revisit the concept of keeping a good Bug-Out Bag handy. In a previous series ...

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Have you seen our friend Molle?

Have you seen our friend Molle?

What’s with the webbing PAL? What’s with all that webbing on the side of many of our packs and organizers? Well, it’s probably one of the most important pieces of backpack technology since the zipper! It’s called Molle webbing (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment – Pronounced like Molly) as a means to attach accessories or additional ...

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Photography Bags

Photography Bags

  Photography: Our Favorite Hobby We’ve mentioned this before, but both co-founders of Vanquest are avid photographers. It’s a past time that many working here enjoy and have a passion for. We’re lucky to have the ability to incorporate photography into our work. Naturally, we have taken this into account when designing products. While our ...

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Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Don’t Shoot the Messenger

It’s easy to get caught up in features and designs of different packs. Some have removable straps, others use molle systems for organization, and a few even have solar powered USB chargers built in. Backpacks have a way of evolving to create trends for ever changing demographics. But, today we want to showcase a great ...

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Urban Get Home Bag

Urban Get Home Bag

Urban Get Home Bag This is a topic and project that’s been on the back of my mind for a few months now. Here is the scenario, you’re about to leave work when there’s a huge earthquake, fire, or some kind of civil unrest. You quickly realize that driving home won’t be an option as ...

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Choosing the Right Pack

Choosing the Right Pack

We get a number of customers who are looking for a new backpack or bag for work or outdoor activities and they ask us “what should I get?”. This is a somewhat common question to address a very personal preference, but we are here to help! First thing we usually ask is, what are you ...

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Health & Safety

Health & Safety

The flu season has been in full swing, and many are concerned about not just the flu, but the newest virus making global headlines- Coronavirus. Also known as COVID-19, Coronavirus epicenter began in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, where it is believed that the virus has made a jump from infecting animals (primarily bats) to people. ...

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Memorial Day & Father’s Day Sale!

Memorial Day & Father’s Day Sale!

We are combining our Memorial Day sale through Father’s Day! Take advantage of our product promotions starting 05/22 through 06/22! Promotions: Addax-18 gets a free Sticky Panel 2×3 Addax-25 gets a free Sticky Panel 2×7 All Organizers get a free 1×1 Medical Cross in Blue! (EDCM, PPM, FATPack, FTIM) All orders over $149 get a ...

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