Vango F10 Alpine 35 Rucksack

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A practical well sized walking, climbing, or mountaineering pack from Vango. It has space to carry all of your essentials.

A lightweight (less than a kilo) pack, with significant water repellent capability, designed to take on the mountains, and equipped with securing points for everything from a pair of ice axes to a full length climbing rope and more besides. If you want to slim down, the hip belt can be removed, whilst the EVA back panel will ensure a comfortable vented fit, that is also the perfect place to sit if the ground is wet or cold.

Technical details

  • Weight: 980 grams
  • Pack dimensions: L17 x H60 x W28cm
  • Volume: 35 Litres
  • Back system: Fixed
  • 500 denier Cordura nylon fabric, with hydrostatic head of 1000mm
  • Accessory pack - Attachment point
  • Includes adjustable chest strap
  • Axe attachments - Elastic cord with plastic adjusting component
  • Compression straps - 2 x 10mm webbing with release buckles and adjusters
  • Daisy chain allows accessory attachment
  • Duraflex components - Strong and reliable
  • Elastic, cord clips and adjuster - Allow attachment of sleep mat to front of pack
  • Internal pocket - Provides convenient storage for small items
  • Key clip inside pocket - Secure keys in known position
  • Moulded EVA back panel - Comfortable, lightweight and shaped for ventilation
  • High strength durable zips - Prevents water ingress
  • Rope strap - Connects over the lid of the rucksack to secure load
  • Ski straps - 2 x 25mm webbing with release buckles and Hypalon patch
  • Water resistant zip pocket - Protect essentials from the elements
  • Top lid with zip pocket - Provides easy access and safe storage for small items
  • Includes removable, webbing hip belt
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Review Summary - 3 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
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  • Review Date - 1st September 2017
  • Product Reviewing? - Size: One Size, Colour: Orange
  • Would you recommend this product? - No
  • Gender - Male
  • Location - Hereford

Having read a number of positive reviews I reckoned on trying this pack for trad climbing, key features being durability, simplicity, flap-top opening, waterproof, etc. Although I was prepared to accept the fact that it didn't have a padded waist belt, which on a trad pack can be a mixed blessing if it interferes with your harness and rack, I would have looked to buy one separately if it really needed it. And in fact when carrying a weighty pack full of trad gear on a long walk in, a decent supportive waist belt would have been much better. This is only available on the larger 45l version. Shame. With a medium load on short walk-ins the pack is workable but in use, and despite glowing reports from other users, claiming it as their 'go-to' pack for all sorts of climbing and alpine activities, I have to question their motives for their keeness on this pack. Personally the pack isn't for me. F10/Vango claim the pack has been developed over two years by expert climbers and alpinists, but there are glaring omissions that even modest outdoors folk would pick up on immediately, as I have. Here are some points to ponder on: - Stiff, albeit water resistant, zips, yet no tab to pull against at the zip ends in order to create an equal and opposite force. You don't need to be Einstein to figure that one out. Just look at other packs; having to grab a wodge of pack lid to open the zip doesn't cut it. - Not hydration bladder compatible. A key feature on all decent mountain packs, being able to hang a bladder and feed a tube out of the top of the pack doesn't need to compromise water resistance. Having to take your pack off to get to your water bottle on long walk-ins, or worse still wriggling out of your pack at a belay stance to hydrate is nonsense. - The rope stash, which loops over the top of the pack is an essential feature (for me at least) but on the F10 is fiddly, awkwardly situated and shuts off any reasonable access to the pack. Silly really because it could easily have been much better, as is the case on a number of other packs, the Osprey Mutant being just one. - Build quality. This didn't affect the overall functioning of the pack as such but I had to return the first pack because sewing points and general lining up of stitching was inaccurate and you got the impression it was made in some foreign back-street sweat shop on a Friday afternoon. The second pack was better but still not the best quality. It just made the overall impression a little poor. Overall, my view is that it is a reasonable pack at a reasonable price offering a few useful features. But then if I wanted that I'd buy something offered to the masses by Regatta or Mountain Warehouse. It is not a pack to challenge the Big Brands. I might be a bit snobbish and picky but in my view there's no harm in being discerning and doing a reasonable amount of homework. Other, more functional options you might wish to consider are the Lowe Alpine Ascent, which comes in two sizes or the Osprey Mutant, which I have plumbed for in 28l / M-L back size. This is around the same price as the F10 Alpine 35 and has all the features you could possibly want.

September 1, 2017
Paul Ford
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