Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Vango Contour:

Reviewers like these things about the Vango Contour

  • A reviewer thought that the Vango Contour is a large, well made rucksack at an affordable price with ample space, comfort and support.
  • Users mentioned that it has a simple but effective design.
  • Reviewers pointed out that it can be adjusted to allow an extra ten litres of storage for additional items, such as winter kit.
  • According to some reviewers, it has a zipped divider, which splits the main compartment in two and has top and bottom access using robust zips.
  • Other reviewers thought that it is fitted with an adjustable back system (Quick Adjust carry system) with an alloy frame for distribution of weight.
  • They believed that it could be mounted to the hiker’s own back by directly measuring from the base of the spine to the nap of the neck then translating the measurement to the pack.
  • They also noticed that its two main straps are also fitted with mesh for a more comfortable fit.
  • Some users pointed out that it includes a detachable rain cover in the base of the pack which also aids visibility in low light.
  • Testers noted that its reflective strip comes in useful in poor visibility.
  • Several reviewers indicated that bag is hydration pack friendly with a pouch to store the bladder pack and a port for the drinking tube.
  • A user took notice of its bright orange clip that secures the bladder pack in place within the pouch.
  • Another user recommended the use of the bag for training walks.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the clip securing the sternum strap has come off a number of times.
  • A few other reviewers noted that it is not lightweight.


Crowdsourced specs across all Vango Contour models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight5.4 oz (2.4 kg)
Length iconLength10 in (25 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height32 in (81 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Vango Contour features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Raincover included
  • Side pockets
  • Sternum strap
  • Hip belt
  • Compression straps
  • Reflective

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


vs Vango Bags

The Vango Contour ranks #3 compared with the other Vango bags.

1Vango Sherpa
Vango Sherpa
2Vango Contour
Vango Contour
3Vango Swift
Vango Swift
4Vango Freedom
Vango Freedom
1Vango Sherpa
Vango Sherpa

vs All Bags

The Vango Contour ranks #1490 compared with all the bags we have checked.

1488Apera Locker
Apera Locker
1489Vango Contour
Vango Contour
1490Sierra Designs Ministry
Sierra Designs Ministry
1491Ogio Terminal
Ogio Terminal
1492Wilson Advantage
Wilson Advantage

Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Vango Contour vs the Vango Sherpa.

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Vango Contour vs Vango Sherpa

Vango Contour
Vango Contour

Based on 22 reviews
Weight: 5.4 oz
Price: $$

Vango Sherpa
Vango Sherpa

Based on 29 reviews
Capacity: 65 l
Weight: 5.3-5.35 oz
Price: $$

  • The Contour is rated somewhat worse than the Sherpa.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 51 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Contour is 1% heavier than the biggest Sherpa (5.4 oz vs 5.35 oz).

Abrasion resistant
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hydration compatible
Raincover included
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Water resistant

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the Sherpa is available in these colors:

Bag ID 31988. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last update on 2019-02-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last updated on February 10, 2019