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Vanguard Havana Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 1,768 reviews

We have checked more than a thousand reviews and found 9 reasons to buy the Havana - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

82% of the reviewers give the Vanguard Havana a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (62%)
Good (20%)
Average (8%)
Poor (4%)
Bad (2%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Vanguard Havana:

Reviewers like these things about the Vanguard Havana

  • Testers found out that the Vanguard Havana is a hybrid between a camera bag and a good backpack.
  • Other testers pointed out that it is organized in such a well-planned manner that one can fit in way more things that could be thought possible.
  • Reviewers noted that the aesthetics of this bag is rather classic while still looking good.
  • Users also said that it is very well stitched and seems durable.
  • Other reviewers thought that it is also very comfy to carry around.
  • They also indicated that the back and the harness of the bag are well padded and can be easily transported attached to the carry on luggage during trips.
  • According to some users, the pack's divider is removable.
  • Other users found that it has a built-in rain cover that folds up nicely and is stored in one of the front pockets.
  • According to those who used it, it can be carried by its top handle or adjustable, padded shoulder harness.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A tester thought that the bag's camera compartment is quite small.
  • A reviewer mentioned that having a tripod on one side of a backpack makes it very lopsided, and unbalanced.


Crowdsourced specs across all Vanguard Havana models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight0.5-2.7 oz (0.2-1.2 kg)
Length iconLength12-19 in (30-48 cm)
Width10-13.5 in (25-34 cm)
Height10-19 in (25-48 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Vanguard Havana 41

27% choose the Vanguard Havana 41

27 %

Weight iconWeight1.9 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength19 in (48 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height16 in (41 cm)

Vanguard Havana 21

27% choose the Vanguard Havana 21

27 %

Weight iconWeight0.5 oz (0.2 kg)
Length iconLength19 in (48 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height19 in (48 cm)

Vanguard Havana 48

18% choose the Vanguard Havana 48

18 %

Weight iconWeight2.7 oz (1.2 kg)
Length iconLength12 in (30 cm)
Width10 in (25 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches

Vanguard Havana 36

18% choose the Vanguard Havana 36

18 %

Weight iconWeight1.3 oz (0.6 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width13.5 in (34 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)

Vanguard Havana 38

9% choose the Vanguard Havana 38

9 %

Weight iconWeight2 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength19 in (48 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height19 in (48 cm)

Vanguard Havana 41 vs Havana 21

The two most popular Vanguard Havana models are the Havana 41 and the Havana 21, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

The same amount of people are interested in both models. 27% of the people interested in the Vanguard Havana choose the Havana 41 and 27 choose the Havana 21.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Havana 41 is 1.4 kg (49.4 oz) higher than the weight of the Havana 21.

Havana 41Havana 21

If we look at dimensions, both the Havana 41 and the Havana 21 has the same length (19 in). Both bags are the same width (12 in), while the height of the Havana 41 is 3 in (8 cm) less than the height of the Havana 21 (16 vs. 19 in).

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Vanguard Havana features:
  • Raincover included
  • Side pockets

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


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The Vanguard Havana ranks #4 compared with the other Vanguard bags.

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The Vanguard Havana ranks #1474 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Last updated on July 03, 2019