News Release


February 17, 2021

Pre-Order Starts Now!

Irvine, CA: For 2021 we are offering three new, large bags! The GOFER Messenger Bags, the FATPack-Pro Medical Backpack, and the Javelin-18 Sling Backpack!

The GOFER Messenger Bags are the newest offering in our Urban Series bags. We realized that the Urban Line wasn’t complete without a messenger bag so we took the popular Envoy, and gave it a facelift for the Urban Series and are proud to offer customers two sizes in three different color options!

The FATPack-Pro Medical Backpack was created in cooperation with medical professionals to address the needs of our law enforcement, EMS, Fire, and military personnel customers. They have been asking for a trauma medicine specific pack that can be used for staging lifesaving gear and offers efficient organization.

The Javelin-18 Sling Backpack brings back a crowd favorite! After we discontinued the original Javelin Sling Pack, our customers have been wanting an updated version. With 2021 being our 10 year anniversary, we thought it would be fitting to bring back a pack with some great additions making it one of the most exciting products for 2021.



January 15, 2020

New VANQUEST Urban Series!


Pre-Order Sale Starts Today!

Irvine, CA: New for 2020 is our Urban EDC Series of packs. We have the ADDAX-25, ADDAX-18, CARBIDE-8, CARBIDE-12, DENDRITE-Small, DENDRITE-Large. We developed our 400-D UrbanBlend fabric, with a multi-PU coating to provide excellent water resistance. The new colorways of Shadow Gray and Midnight Blue place this bag into new settings like the office, school, or travel.

The DENDRITE-series is a waist pack designed to give users immediate access to their smaller daily carry items and accessories. It has a removable waist belt that will allow you to put in onto a duty or gear belt, as well as a concealed pocket for valuables like passports or wallets.

The CARBIDE-series is a convertible sling backpack. You can remove one shoulder strap to use it as a sling or keep both attached for a backpack style carry. There is plenty of hook and loop panels to add accessories, admin organization for daily items, and a padded section for your devices. 

The ADDAX-series is our newest backpack with a dedicated, padded laptop and tablet storage pocket. That pocket is also protected by the YKK AquaGuard zipper to ensure moisture is kept out. The main compartment is loop lined for custom organization and internal water bottle retention.

November 1, 2019

SPYDERCO X VANQUEST Envoy-13 Messenger Bag


The Vanquest Team is excited to announce the Spyderco X Vanquest Envoy-13 Messenger Bag. This exclusive bag is the result of collaborated efforts of Vanquest and Spyderco to offer the perfect EDC bag that meets the quality and functionalities needed by gear heads like you.

Being long time knife users and collectors ourselves, Vanquest Team members have always been attracted to the highly functional blade geometry, stellar heat treat and ergonomics of Spyderco knives. The opportunity to work with our favorite knife company brought excitement and huge ear to ear smiles.


Michael Janich @ Spyderco (Special Projects Coordinator) describes the thought-process behind the project and why they chose Vanquest as a co-branded partner:

“Many of our staff travel very frequently, and collectively we log hundreds of thousands of travel miles every year. Our Crew had some very strong opinions about EDC bags and the qualities needed. Since the EDC spirit is a strong driving force in everything Spyderco does, we had an idea: Let’s create an EDC bag that reflects our hard-earned experience, saves our customers the time and expense of the trial-and-error process, and allows them to show their pride in the Spyderco brand in style.

To find a partner that could produce not only a well-designed, superior-quality bag, but also shared our commitment to high performance and unwavering customer service, we chose Vanquest® - an undisputed leader in the tactical nylon industry. We also chose their third-generation Envoy™ courier bag as the basis for our project.


We compiled a lengthy list of changes we wanted to make to the Envoy to make it into our “perfect” EDC bag and met with the Vanquest team (in December 2018). Before we could present our list of improvements, the Vanquest team had redesigned the Envoy (now fourth generation) and asked if they could walk us through a prototype that featured all the changes. We agreed and were astounded at how closely their improvements paralleled our list. We immediately knew that we had found both the right company and the right product for our project.”


The co-branded “Spyderco by Vanquest” Envoy-13 is an exclusive version featuring a unique color combination and is proudly embroidered with the Spyderco “bug” logo in two places. This exclusive bag is ONLY available from Spyderco website ( and factory outlet store.

Michael Janich @ Spyderco gives a quick overview of the Spyderco by Vanquest Envoy-13 Messenger Bag, detailing its features and EDC functionality.


October 30, 2019

VANQUEST exhibiting at Blade Show West in Portland, Oregon -- Booth# 805


The Vanquest Team is excited to be exhibiting at Blade Show West at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland on November 1 - 3, 2019!

If you're going to Blade Show we invite you to visit us at Booth# 805. Please visit for ticket and schedule information.

February 8, 2019

Pre-Order Now & Save!

Pre-order now and receive a special discount! All pre-orders are 100% returnable / refundable, and backed by our Easy 100-Day Return policy after your orders are received. 




January 22, 2019

VANQUEST Evolves Gear for 2019
Upgraded Backpacks, Pouches & New Accessories


Las Vegas, NV: Vanquest announces updated TRIDENT backpacks, expanded ENVOY messenger bags, new STICKY CUBE’s, and First Responder Red FATPack’s & FTIM Maximizers at SHOT Show 2019. 

Following our continuous evolution, the TRIDENT-21 (Gen-3) and TRIDENT-32 (Gen-3) backpacks now feature a low profile, less-tactical appearance. With collapsible side bottle pocket (new for TRIDENT-21), new user-configurable dividers and improved shoulder suspension system with vented back panel for more comfortable carry.

This year Vanquest has expanded the popular ENVOY messenger bag series into two offerings: the ENVOY-17 for your mobile workstation and the ENVOY-13 for your compact EDC gear. Both models also feature low profile, less-tactical appearance, a Hi-Vis fully loop-lined main compartment compatible with new configurable dividers. There’s also enhanced access to rear CCW compartment for faster deployment.

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New for 2019 is the expandable STICKY CUBE, available in three sizes (S/M/L) to optimize space while organizing your gear. These strong & lightweight packing cubes expand or compress to fit your needs with hook-backing for attachment to any loop-surface. Breathable and translucent ToughMesh window lets you ID contents inside.

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Following customer demand, the renowned FATPack medical pouch series (4x6, 5x8 & 7x10) and FTIM Maximizers (5x7 & 6x9) are now available in First Responder Red for instant identification of life-saving gear.  (*Available in Late January 2019)

Announced at SHOT Show, these products will be available in Spring 2019. For more information, please contact Vanquest at



October 20 - 21, 2018

VANQUEST exhibiting at California Custom Knife Show!


We will be at the CA Custom Knife Show at Embassy Suites in Garden Grove, CA on October 20 & 21, 2018

Please visit for tickets and schedule information.

October 5 - 7, 2018

VANQUEST exhibiting at Blade Show West in Portland, Oregon -- Booth# 527



The Vanquest Team is excited to be exhibiting at Blade Show West at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland on October 5 - 7, 2018!

If you're going to Blade Show we invite you to visit us at Booth# 527 (next to BladeTribe). Please visit for ticket and schedule information.

*Please Note: There will be limited phone & email support from October 1 - 10th on as most staff will be at Blade Show West.


August 5, 2018

VANQUEST new website coming this week! 

Hi everyone! We’re launching a new website this week (starting Tuesday, Aug. 7). We will try to keep the site running while fixing technical issues. Call us @ 949-216-8880 (8am-4pm / M-F) for any help! Alex, Michael, James, Gabriel, & everyone @ Vanquest thank you for your patience & support!! 


April 16, 2018

VANQUEST Announces SKYCAP-46 Travel Duffel has landed!


Irvine, CA: New for 2018, the SKYCAP-46 travel duffel backpack is designed for world travelers like you. This 46-liter, carry-on compatible duffle converts into a backpack, making it the perfect travel companion. With dedicated quick-access laptop/tablet storage, spacious main compartment with ToughMesh pockets, an admin compartment with an RFID-blocking pocket, the SKYCAP-46 is ready to cruise the skies!

The SKYCAP-46 is now In-Stock and ready to join you on your next getaway! For more details about SKYCAP-46, click here!



January 23, 2018

VANQUEST Debuts New Gear @ 2018 SHOT Show
New & Upgraded Backpacks, Plus Updated Organizers


Las Vegas, NV: Vanquest introduces FIVE new backpacks: MARKHOR-45, IBEX-35, IBEX-26, KATARA-16, SKYCAP-46 duffle backpack, and two new FTIM 2.0 Maximizers at 2018 SHOT Show.

In a new endeavor Vanquest has created the MARKHOR-45, a 45-liter backpack and our largest pack to date. The MARKHOR-45 is designed for ultimate comfort and utility. Offering adjustable shoulder yoke for perfect fit to varying torso lengths, it includes gear management straps (internal/external use), and reversible D.A.M (Durable Arms Management) beavertail with MOLLE-Air/shock cord panel.

Upgraded for 2018, the IBEX-35 and IBEX-26 raise the bar with more capacity and better organization. The 3D top pockets increase volume without stealing internal space. Both models have integrated MOLLE-Air panels in main compartment, while IBEX-35 has an all-new torso length adjustable suspension system.

The KATARA-16 backpack is a result of consumer feedback since 2014. Designed as a 16-liter EDC backpack, it is CCW-ready and converts to an ambidextrous VSlinger slingpack. Featuring padded, Hi-Vis interior with ample organization & space for laptops/tablets and hydration.

New to the Vanquest lineup is SKYCAP-46 duffle backpack. This 46-liter, travel-ready duffle converts into a backpack, making it the perfect travel companion. With dedicated laptop/tablet storage, an admin compartment with RFID-blocking feature, this bag is ready to hit the skies.


Last but not least: The FTIM (Fast Totally Integrated Maximizer) series of organizers, newly updated to FTIM-SLIM 2.0 and FTIM-HUSKY 2.0. Both include Spartan zipper pulls for smoother operation, a hook and loop field for ID/morale patches and external slip pocket. The inside is partially lined with Hi-Vis orange ripstop nylon and boasts 25+ pockets/slots for optimal gear organization.

While announced at SHOT Show, these new products will be available in Late Spring 2018. For more information on 2018 New Products, please contact Vanquest at

About Vanquest: 
Vanquest started in 2011 as a team of outdoor gear designers and industry veterans, including 2/3 of the original founding members of Maxpedition. With years of gear design experience and dedicated focus on customer input, our mission is to bring you the most innovative "Tough-Built Gear" with the best value and quality. Search ‘Vanquest Gear’ on YouTube to find hundreds of product reviews.



May 5, 2017

VANQUEST has new bags for you!

Can you guess what we finished? If you have been anxiously waiting for a new release from Vanquest the wait is over! We want to thank everyone who gave us suggestions, reviews, and feedback for our newest packs.


We have updated waist straps which are more user friendly, created shoulder straps with improved comfort and formed back panels to allow maximum weight distribution. We accomplished all this while making the packs even more aesthetically pleasing with premium quality, US-branded materials.

To celebrate our new and improved packs we are offering a 2017 New Products Pre-Order Special! You get a 10% discount when ordering pre-sale items. The sale ends on Sunday May 14th so don’t miss your chance to be one of the first to get our newly updated packs! Shipping starts on Monday May 15th.

Again, we thank you for your continued support and feedback that pushes the Vanquest brand forward.

-Vanquest Team