Vanquest Markhor 45 Review

We were lucky enough to get our hands on one of the first Markor-45 packs.  This is a full size pack from Vanquest with a ton of options for customizing it to the users body type and pack needs.

Coming in at 6 pounds on the nose this pack isn’t as heavy as it would look thanks in part to using 500 D Cordura in lower wear areas and 1,000 D in areas that are more prone to wear.  It also has a removable high strength poly carbonate frame as well.

There are a ton of features to go over with this pack and you can find the full review on the 13C YouTube Channel as well as on Full 30 .

Technical Data-


● Total Pack Capacity: 45 Liters
● Net Weight: 6 pounds | 2722 grams
● Overall Exterior Size (Fully Extended): 28″ (H) x 15″ (W) x 8.5″ (D)
● Main Compartment (Interior): 26″ (H) x 12″ (W) x 6″ (D)
● Outer Bottom Zippered Pocket (Interior): 8″ (H) x 11″ (W) x 5″ (D)
● Top Zipper Pocket 1 (Interior): 5″ (H) x 9.5″ (W) x 1.5″ (D)
● Top Zipper Pocket 2 (Interior): 9″ (H) x 10.5″ (W) x 2.5″ (D)
● Beaver Tail (Exterior): 12” (H) x 11” (W)
● Beaver Tail Map Pocket (Interior): 12” (H) x 8.5″ (W)
● Hydration / Laptop Sleeve (Interior): 16.5″ (H) x 11.5″ (W)
● Zippered Mesh Pocket 1 (Interior): 5″ (H) x 11.5″ (W) x 1.5″ (D)
● Zippered Mesh Pocket 2 (Interior): 6.5″ (H) x 11.5″ (W) x 1.5″ (D)
● Reversible and removeable Beaver Tail with two different sides: “Sport” (shock cord field with Duck Foot for retention) and “Tactical” (Cordura MOLLE-Air panel w/loop face and map pocket)
● Durable Arms Management system to carry your rifle or bow
● Padded main compartment with loop and MOLLE-Air panel for custom attachment & ladder webbing
● Three grab handles (backside top and sides)
● Four side compression straps plus Beaver Tail compression for weight management
● Padded shoulder straps adjustable for torso length with load lifters & sternum strap w/ integrated whistle
● Removable molded internal frame for comfortable carry
● Removable padded waist belt with pull forward adjustment
● Main compartment fits 100 oz. / 3-Liter hydration bladder or 2018 15″ Mac Book Pro laptop
● Low profile Hypalon MOLLE-Air panel on sides for MOLLE attachment
● Bottom attachment webbing for sleep systems or ground pads
● Adjustable tool loops and ELASTO Gear Locks secure axes, trekking poles, tripods or other gear
● Flag/morale loop field on front for IDMaterials:
● 1,000-D Mil-grade Cordura® fabric on the bottom and 500-D Cordura® for the body treated with Durable Water Repellant
● Ergonomically shaped Poly-carbonate internal frame
● High-visibility, lightweight & moisture resistant 210-D Ripstop nylon interior.
● Durable RC-Class YKK® lockable zippers, reversed for protection.
● Heat, chemical and UV stable Hypalon MOLLE-Air attachment system
● Mil-grade ITW® and UTX-Duraflex® hardware made from high tensile strength Acetal polymer.
● Main zipper pull (Zipline Orbit) made by ITW-Nexus
● Spartan Zipper pulls
● High tensile strength nylon webbings and binding tapes
● Finished with high tensile strength bonded nylon thread

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