Vango Sherpa 65

Vango sherpa 65 rucksackA brief overview:

When you are taking of on an adventure trip, your backpack is one among your best friends and choosing the perfect rucksack suited for your requirements is imperative. The vango sherpa 65 rucksack is one such commodious and comfortable backpack for trekkers and adventure travellers. Its smart design is suitable for expeditions and long stays, away from home. The vango sherpa 65 rucksack is designed to serve well on trekking and hiking expeditions.

Vango sherpa 65 dimensions and specifications:

The vango Sherpa 65 rucksack has a dimension of L23.0* H76.0*W42.0 cms. The vango Sherpa 65 has a weight of 2.35 kgs and a volume of 65.0ltrs. The product is ideal for trekkers and hikers on long expeditions and comes with a Duke of Edinburgh recommendation.

The vango sherpa 65 rucksack gets a rating 4 out of 5 on its dimensions and specifications.

The pros and cons of vango sherpa 65 backpack:

Some of the pros of the vango sherpa 65 backpack are:

Long-lasting: This is a completely no-nonsense, long lasting backpack and has components that are designed to withstand tough conditions.

Good Feel: The fully self adjustable carry system is equipped to fit almost any back length, thereby giving the vango sherpa 65 backpack an edge in terms of efficient load control and an overall ease in carrying it for long distances and gives a general feel good factor to the rucksack which fits snugly on your back.

Performance: The vangosherpa 65 backpack is efficient in performance. The backpack has tear-proof strength and an air-mesh on all body contact points to keep you cool and dry.

Convenience: The zippered base compartment allows flexibility and convenience in packing and the ability to separate items from the main compartment. This allows easy access to essential items.

Easy to Carry: The rucksack is huge without being bulky and the sturdy grab handles at the side and top ensure ease of movement.

Accessory attachment: The daisy chain, elastic chord clips and adjusters ensure the ease of attaching accessories to the rucksack.

Rainproof: The vango Sherpa 65 rucksack has a bright orange highly visible and detachable rain cover which can withstand heavy rains during any expedition.

Some cons of the vango sherpa 65 backpack:

Sweaty backs: The backside of the vango sherpa 65 rucksack is not aerated and hence there are chances of uncomfortable sweaty backs on a hiking or trekking expedition.

Heavy: The rucksack is heavy and can only get heavier with equipment inside.

Thin straps: Many of the straps are thin, and over time these may be tested.

Vango Sherpa 65

The features of the vango sherpa 65 backpack:

  • Excel 1680D polyester base fabric- sturdy PU coated 1680 Denier Polyester, a fabric which is strong and abrasion resistant.
  • Excel 600D shadow polyester body- 600 Denier yarn, back coated with PU for a multi-purpose robust fabric which has been highly tested.
  • Patented SA Self Adjust carry system.
  • Detachable bright orange rain cover.
  • Hydration compatible.
  • Air mesh on vango sherpa 65 backpack covers allowing air to flow and keeping all the body contact points to be dry and cool.
  • Padded hip belt with water resistant pockets.
  • Shaped adjustable harness
  • The vango Sherpa 65 backpack has sturdy Duraflex buckles.

Some additional features which sets the vango sherpa 65 backpack apart are:

  • There are attachments for carrying essential safety gear like an ice axe or walking pole.
  • Reflective points aids visibility in poor weather and low light conditions
  • Accessory attachments like daisy chain, elastic chord clips and adjusters which allow even sleep mats to be attached to the front of the pack.
  • Zip map pockets
  • Optional zipped compartment divider.

The sternum straps and shaped harness ensure an adjustable secure fit.

Is the vango sherpa 65 backpack comfortable?

The vango sherpa 65 backpack comes with a patented A3 Self Adjust(SA) back system designed to fit just about all back lengths. The shaped adjustable harness provides comfort and a snug fit on your back. The ergonomic padded hip belt with water resistant pockets are designed for an equal and ideal load transfer and provides you with a comfort like no other backpack in its range. The shoulder fit guide indicating correctly adjusted rucksack harness and side compression straps to securely fasten your load takes the comfort factor to an altogether different level.

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The quality of the vango sherpa 65 backpack:

The polyester fabric used in the vango sherpa 65 backpack is of superior quality and is durable and designed to withstand all weather conditions. The Duraflex buckles used in this rucksack are known for quality, durability and strength.

Customer reviews for the vango sherpa 65:

The customer feedback for the vango sherpa 65 has been very positive and satisfactory. The rucksack is very comfortable, sturdy and durable. The common review of the users has been that it is an excellent piece of trekking kit, which is amazingly spacious and huge without being bulky. The vango sherpa 65 comes highly recommended for the Duke of Edinburgh expeditions and is an ideal companion for gap year travels and expeditions. The multiple pockets, easy access to any part of the backpack because of the zipped compartments and rain cover make it a star product worth possessing.


customer reviews
The Vango Sherpa 65l is the best rucksack I found on the market today, My daughter travels to Cambodia and Thailand with the World Challenge team in July and this rucksack comes highly recommended by them and also by the Duke of Edinburgh Awards team. We actually took the time to try different shops and try on lots of different rucksacks, and the Vango Sherpa fits the bill perfectly. It has the best adjustment system, you are able to adjust the height of the back, the padding on the shoulder straps and hips is superior to others ensuring that if you have to trek for long periods with this rucksack on it will distribute the weight evenly and minimise any chafing. The rucksack comes with an easily accessible and hi-viz raincover, and plenty of side storage for water bottles and walking poles. The bottom compartment of the rucksack is also easily accessible, which a lot of other rucksacks do not have, meaning you will be able to get to items easily without having to unpack and repack the whole bag. I would recommend trying on rucksacks before you buy as everyone is different, this one was the most comfortable fit straight away and the quality of the material, zips and seams will mean it will last for many many trips. I would also recommend buying the best one you can, because the cheaper ones really do not stand up to the quality and design of the Vango. The zips were sticking on the cheaper ones, the straps were not as strong, the padding was minimal and no cleverly designed extras which can make a big difference when your whole belongings are in one bag. I found this one in the shops then I went online and bought through Amazon at a much better price (£50 instead of £80 in the shops).
Great design but stitching ripped first time out. Not really a product built to last. It should last longer than on DoE trip! Its going back.

General conclusion on the vango sherpa 65 rucksack:

If you wish to have a backpack that will hold good in all weather conditions and rough terrains, then go for the vango sherpa 65 backpack. It is a good value for money product which has an easy accessibility to all the compartments and is very convenient to use and maintain on long treks. The vango sherpa 65 backpack can be your ideal companion on an intrepid trip and comes highly recommended.

We hope that we helped you to make convinced decision about buying vango sherpa 65 rucksack…