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

About Joe

As an Oath Keeper Joe is known for his staunch, unwavering defense of Liberty and the Constitution. His background in medicine, from the streets as a FF/EMT to a level 1 trauma team, bring a unique perspective to TBS team. As a life long firearms enthusiast you may also recognize him from his work with MAC and as founder of 13C Gun Reviews.
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