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Vanguard Pioneer Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated April 2019

based on 57 reviews

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

Check all the pros and cons here.

70% of the reviewers give the Vanguard Pioneer a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (60%)
Good (10%)
Average (10%)
Poor (17%)
Bad (0%)

Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Vanguard Pioneer

  • Most users said that it is a perfect backpack.
  • Many users said that it does everything thing I need it to do and holds all my gear perfectly.
  • Some other users said that it holds all their gear and hands-free as they walk into the woods.
  • They also said that the air cushion back keeps the weight evenly distributed and not pushing to their back.
  • Some reviewers said that they were very surprised with the quality and comfort of this pack.
  • They said that there are many pockets to keep your stuff organized.
  • Buyers said that it is really well thought out and very versatile.
  • Many other reviewers said that it is comfortable and well-thought out.
  • Some other buyers said that they love the mesh frame to keep the back away from my back so you stay cooler.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Another user said that it is too small of a carry around bag.
  • Most users said that this pack is perfect for them.


Crowdsourced specs across all Vanguard Pioneer models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight1.8-4.7 oz (0.8-2.1 kg)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Vanguard Pioneer features:
  • Raincover included

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


vs Vanguard Bags

The Vanguard Pioneer ranks #8 compared with the other Vanguard bags.

6Vanguard BIIN
Vanguard BIIN
7Vanguard Veo
Vanguard Veo
8Vanguard Pioneer
Vanguard Pioneer
9Vanguard Sedona
Vanguard Sedona
10Vanguard Reno
Vanguard Reno

vs All Bags

The Vanguard Pioneer ranks #2286 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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2285Vanguard Pioneer
Vanguard Pioneer
2286Arcteryx Acrux
Arcteryx Acrux
2287Tumi Tegra
Tumi Tegra
2288Lojel Lucid
Lojel Lucid

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Last updated on April 20, 2019