Vanquest Ibex 35 Review

Vanquest Ibex 35




Water Repellent


Military-grade Acetal Buckles


Breathable Mesh Back


Hip Belt Included


The Vanquest Ibex 35 is your best option if you’re into rucksacks that give you fast access to your gear while making you look classy and confident.

This 35-litre rucksack is popularly acclaimed for its vast customization and efficient versatility.

Water Repellant For Water Resistance

Built for diverse terrains and weather conditions, The IBEX-35 comes with expertly customized fabrics that make it impenetrable to water. IBEX-35 is made with the 1000-D and 500-D military Grade Cordura fabric coated with durable water repellent.


Vanquest Ibex 35 backpack

The Cordura textured fabric yarn filaments are made of high-quality air-jet textured nylons.  Strong, rugged, and resistant to water. With a 100% high tenacity nylon 6’6 filament fiber, the Cordura fabrics are designed to safeguard and protect.

The 1000-D and 500-D variants, which are made explicitly for water-proof purposes, make your IBEX-35 stand resilient against the toughest of wet weathers, guarding your gear and items on the go.

Duraflex Military-Grade Acetal Buckles

Duraflex Military-grade Acetal buckles are used at buckling points in the IBEX-35.

The Duraflex buckles, which can be side-releasing or fast-tightening, offer a buckling system that is quick, safe, and easy to use. IBEX-35 comes with the Acetal Duraflex buckle, which is much stronger than the nylon type.

The buckles also serve as a hoist to tighten the waist belt, increasing control and comfort. This ensures that you can maintain proper rucking form.

As in the name, these buckles are military-grade and are perfect for rucking and all other activities that come with it.

Breathable Mesh Back

A significant upside to the Vanquest IBEX-35 is that it has a well-aerated and breathable mesh back.

Strapping on a backpack during a rigorous escapade on a hot day can make your back wet, leaving you uncomfortable, but a well-breathable mesh back helps prevent this. The IBEX-35 is built to allow free air movement in and out on the back keeping you dry, fresh, and free of sweat.

And unlike most bags with breathable mesh backs, the IBEX-35’s mesh back is carefully designed to prevent backward pulls and loss of balance.

It accomplishes this by having relatively moderate-sized air cavities spanned out on a good area surface.

Breathability is key when choosing your rucksack, and the IBEX-35 achieves this in style.

Hip Belt Included

According to Outdoor Gear Lab (source), a hip belt is capable of carrying 60-80% of the total weight of a rucksack.

This transfers the sack’s weight from the shoulders to the hips making the stronger leg muscles bear the load. This alone scores any backpack with a hip belt high.

Also, a hip belt promotes a firm grip of the bag by the body, allowing sharper and faster body movements.

The IBEX-35’s hip belt has a sensational load distribution that increases comfort, better posture, and balance when in use.

Brilliantly padded, the IBEX-35’s hip belt helps prevent waist and hip discomfort while distributing the bag’s weight over a wider area of the body.

Clamshell design

The Vanquest Ibex-35’s clamshell compartmental design, which adds simplicity and speed to gear organization, is also a nice specialization of these superb boots.

Final Thoughts

The IBEX-35 is a remarkable innovation, and its array of functional features makes it an excellent choice for rucking and multi-tasking.

Adam Sheriff

Adam is an experienced rucker and has been in the game for the past 5 years. He competed in a local ruck challenge and was hooked ever since. He has been actively helping people get into rucking and has set up local ruck events to help spread the word and encourage more people to get in on the action. When he’s not out rucking or setting up ruck events in town, he manages

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