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Vanguard Skyborne Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Mar 2019)

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Reviews Summary

79% of the Vanguard Skyborne reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (44%)
Good (35%)
Average (9%)
Poor (6%)
Bad (2%)

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

Reviewers like these things about the Vanguard Skyborne

  • Reviewers said it is perfect for hiking.
  • The bag is great in quality.
  • Users commented on the well thought out design.
  • Other reviewers noted that it is well made.
  • There are a lot of well organized compartments for storage.
  • A lot of owners were happy with the tripod holder feature.
  • They have also mention that there are plenty of padding around the bag.
  • Users love the large zippers, which seems sturdy as well.
  • The bright orange interior is very nice for added visibility inside to see their stuff.
  • Users love the padded tablet pouch as an addition to the bag.
  • The padded waist strap is removable if they decide that they won't use it.
  • Many reviewers agree that the bag can hold a lot of gear.
  • The bag meets the TSA carry on requirements.
  • A lot of owners said that the bag is really secure.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • One user said that it was difficult to pull things from the inside, out.
  • Some users reported that the bag is quite bulky.


Crowdsourced specs across all Vanguard Skyborne models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight5.1-7.4 oz (2.3-3.4 kg)
Length iconLength13-15 in (33-38 cm)
Width13-17 in (33-43 cm)
Height19-24 in (48-61 cm)


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The Vanguard Skyborne ranks #10 compared with the other Vanguard bags.

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vs All Bags

The Vanguard Skyborne ranks #2544 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews


The bag is a great contender in many ways, but as it tries to satisfy a broad audience of consumers, its purpose becomes a little diluted.

Posted 18 March 2011 by David - Read full review

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Last updated on March 27, 2019