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Redesigned for 2011, the Contour rucksack is recommended for D of E participants, and this version is designed to accommodate a shorter back length. The harness, too, is designed to fit a smaller frame for optimum comfort, and the zipped side pockets are expandable to give you extra capacity when you need it.

Product Features

  • Weight: 2480g
  • Excel 600D polyester dobby body; Excel 1680D polyester base
  • Quick Adjust carry system
  • Shaped, adjustable harness & ergonomic hip belt
  • Airmesh on body contact points
  • Sternum strap with emergency whistle
  • Top lid access with twin buckle closure
  • Zipped base compartment; front stash pocket; twin wand pockets; expandable, zipped side pockets; top lid zipped pocket
  • Hydration compatible
  • Detachable rain cover
  • Ice axe/walking pole attachment point

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6 Customer reviews for this product

Practicle and comfortable
Reviewed By James, 21 May 2013

Used on my first D of E trip and would highly recommend it. Held all I needed and was comfortable to carry.



Perfect size and fitting
Reviewed By Alan, 10 Oct 2012

I bought this for my daughter's DofE expedition as her existing rucksack hadn't stood up to the task. The adjustable shoulder and chest straps were a boon and allowed exact fitting for comfort; she cam back with no complaints of aches as previously. Very capacious and she got all her gear in without difficulty. Everything stayed dry inside in VERY wet conditions!



comfy, great all round rucksack for walking/hiking
Reviewed By Kirsty, 08 Jun 2012

I bought this product mainly for my Duke of Edinburgh expedition, and for general walking purposes, i found it very comfy, and easy to use.
Nick, store manager in Llantrisant,Talbot green, Cardiff, also extremly helpful when choosing & purchasing this product.



Reviewed By Luke, 13 May 2012

I have used this bag almost none stop since I bought it and it has never let me down. Originially bought for a scouting expedition, I have used it for everything from going swimming to cycling to Scarborough. The waster proof cover is exellent, and the front pocket is great for hats and coats etc.



Make's walking a whole lot easier
Reviewed By G, 08 Apr 2012

I used this bag for a d of e expedition trip , and this bag was a recommended kit for d of e. When putting in all the stuff that you carry with you, it seems as if it will be a huge struggle, but it is suprisingly easy to carry, with good shoulder,back and waist support. The endless number of pockets means that it is easy to separate all the things you are taking without having to go through one compartment and trying to search for one tiny object. The fact that it is waterproof is also helpful, and everything is kept very tight inside the bag so nothing falls out. This bag is full of compartments for water bottles and so on. Overall, a very useful bag, no need to worry about overloading it, and no need to worry about it being to heavy. My d of e expedition was made easier for sure!!!


Comment from Cotwold Outdoor

Posted By Web Team, 10 Apr 2012

Please note that this rucksack is not waterproof although it does come with a water-resistant rain cover.



Great large day/overnighter rucksack!!!
Reviewed By Milenko, 20 Jan 2012

As I said,..Vango Contour 50+10 is a grat-large daysack/overnighter rucksack.
My ratings are:
-Strength - takes the knocks( in my country,yes we do the knocks..:-))
-Size - It's big but but very flexible.
-Comfortable - takes weight and distributes it nicely.., the top pocket takes a large amount of gear; gloves,hat, head torch,snacks,cakes etc. Internal pocket is good for keys, moby, wallet etc
Really are too many good points to mention an if didn`t win a new one..:-))),I, really cannot see myself needing a replacement!
Vango Contour 50+10 was my the best friend while climbing the Maglich`s peak(2386 m) on January 12-15,2012 (winter sleeping bag,4 season tent,water bag 3l,food,spare wearing,ice axe,walking sticks,first aid kit etc...
Gave it XCELLENT for value!