The 2018 Vanquest IBEX-26 Backpack is your ultimate 26-liter multi-role backpack that “clamshells” open, and offers lightning-fast access to gear. The low-profile “gray-man” design blends into today’s urban environments. A continuous & lockable YKK #10 zipper opening comes with extra-large ITW zipper pulls, offering you easy access to the foam-padded main compartment.
The 3D top pocket can hold one of our Maximizer organizers. Improved front shock-cord field with Hypalon “Duck Foot” supports lightweight gear (e.g. jackets). Bottom tool loops and attachment webbing can support trekking poles, axes, tripods etc., and store flat when not in use.
Two 3D side pockets have Hypalon MOLLE-Air panels for expansion, and store hydration, communications, and tools. Each side pocket has an expandable bottom, two lower slip pockets, and an upper loop attachment field. An internal pass-through port and upper gear loop for routing hydration/comms to the main compartment, then exit to the back of the IBEX.
Topside compression straps are concealable, and let you limit the “clamshell” opening of the main compartment for easy top access. Three grab handles (top + sides) let you carry the IBEX in all directions. Lockable YKK zippers provide additional security to your gear.
The main compartment offers infinite user-configuration. An inside sleeve offers hydration bladder or laptop storage and features a loop-faced MOLLE-Air panel for internal expansion. More hook-and-loop panels and ToughMesh pockets offer maximum organization and storage.
The upgraded suspension system let you carry heavy loads with comfort: Load-adjusters, EVA foam shoulder straps, a stiff frame sheet, breathable mesh back, elastic sternum strap, and a padded waist belt with frame sheet that fits perfectly on you.
For the best balance of weight and strength, we use ultra-durable 1000-D Cordura® nylon at high-wear areas (bottom panels), and 500-D Cordura® for the rest of the bag. Our Cordura® is treated with DWR (Durable Water Repellent) for all-weather performance and will be ready every time you need it.
● Total Pack Capacity: 26 Liters
● Net Weight: 3.95 pounds | 1792 gram
● Exterior Main Compartment Size: 23″ (H) x 13.5″ (W) x 6.5″ (D)
● Interior Main Compartment Size: 21″ (H) x 10.5″ (W) x 5.5″ (D)
● Interior Top Zipper Pocket Size: 7.5″ (H) x 9.5″ (W) x 3″ (D)
● Side Storage Pocket Size: 20” (H) x 5.5″ (W)
● Zippered Mesh Pocket Size: 6″ (H) x 9″ (W) 1″ (D)
● Hydration / Laptop Sleeve Size: 14″ (H) x 10″ (W)
● Padded main compartment with loop and MOLLE-Air panel for custom attachment & ladder webbing
● Three grab handles (backside top and sides)
● Four compression straps with side release buckles, top two stow away
● Padded shoulder straps with load lifters & sternum strap w/ integrated whistle
● Improved stiffer frame sheet to manage weight
● Removable padded waist belt with pull forward adjustment
● Adjustable shock cord retention with Duck Foot for retention
● Flag/morale loop patch holder on front
● Dual side pockets with slip pockets and loop panel for tools/gear
● Main compartment fits 100 oz. / 3-Liter hydration bladder or 2018 15″ Mac Book Pro and 13″ laptops
● Low profile Hypalon MOLLE-Air panel on sides for accessory attachment
● Bottom attachment webbing and adjustable tool loops for axes, tripods or other gear
● 1,000-D Mil-grade Cordura® fabric on the bottom and 500-D for the body treated with Durable Water Repellant
● High density PE frame sheet
● 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