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Vango Sherpa Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 29 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 9 reasons to buy the Sherpa - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

100% of the reviewers give the Vango Sherpa a good or excellent rating!

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Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Vango Sherpa

  • Users have noted that the Vango Sherpa pack is top opening with a dual buckle system to hold the lid securely in place.
  • Several users said that its self-adjusting back system is simple and easy to use.
  • Many of the reviewers indicated that its sternum strap is easily adjustable to ensure a comfortable fit for a range of heights, and for both men and women.
  • Other reviewers noted the presence of a waistband that is wide and comfortable with a right amount of padding.
  • Reviewers said that its waist buckle is robust and does not work loose or come undone.
  • Testers noted that its lid has a rear-facing zipped pocket with a handy clip inside for attaching valuables.
  • Other testers said that it has an additional zipped pocket inside the cover providing extra secured storage.
  • They also noted that the pack comes with an additional sleep mat attachment that threads through the daisy chains on the front of the bag.
  • Testers recommended the use of the pack for multi-day hikes.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer found that it has no divider to create a base compartment.
  • Another reviewer noted that it feels a little less durable than higher-priced designs.


Crowdsourced specs across all Vango Sherpa models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity65 l (3967 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5.3-5.35 oz (2.4-2.4 kg)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Vango Sherpa 70

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Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight5.3 oz (2.4 kg)

Feature Summary

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

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

Capacity/Weight Levels

The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

6565 l5.35 oz0.08 oz/L


vs Vango Bags

The Vango Sherpa ranks #2 compared with the other Vango bags.

1Vango Pac
Vango Pac
2Vango Sherpa
Vango Sherpa
3Vango Contour
Vango Contour
4Vango Swift
Vango Swift
5Vango Freedom
Vango Freedom

vs All Bags

The Vango Sherpa ranks #578 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 20% bag

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Vango Sherpa vs the Vango Contour.

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Vango Sherpa vs Vango Contour

Vango Sherpa
Vango Sherpa

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

Vango Contour
Vango Contour


Based on 22 reviews

Weight: 5.4 oz
Price: $$

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

These hiking backpacks stand out in the market for their sheer capability and size. You'll have no problem carrying all of your valuable possessions along mountain trails with Vango's quality design at your side. The Sherpa in particular is an excellent fit for the hiker with a taste for adventure. It's designed to compress your belongings in order to maximize the space you can use for packing.

The Contour doesn't compress as well as the Sherpa but it certainly has its strong points. The hip belt on the Contour is clearly superior and the backpack provides comfort you won't find in the Sherpa. It's best suited for explorers with convenience in mind.

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Last updated on July 03, 2019