How to choose the right rucksack

SCHOOL AND GROUP EXPEDITIONS

How to choose the best rucksack for your participants

 

Endurance (our brand of outdoor expedition equipment) is the only brand in the market that designs rucksacks specifically for school and group use, so for the purpose of this article, we’ll only be focusing on the differences between the two rucksacks in the Endurance range.

All Endurance rucksacks include a number of key features that make them uniquely adapted for school and group use. For a detailed list of all these features, see the individual rucksack pages here.

 

So which rucksack should I choose?

There are just two main rucksack designs in the Endurance range, the Mission and the Quest. The similarities and differences are listed below.

The Mission has multiple zipped access points to the main section. This makes it a more versatile.

Both Mission and Quest have a fully adjustable back system.

Both Mission and Quest are available in Slimjim size, our smallest-in-market short back rucksack sizing. The hip belt contracts to just 21 inches.

Both are available in 65 or 75 litres capacity. Slimjim rucksacks are 65 litres only.

The main section of the Quest can only be accessed via the top. This encourages participants to load their rucksack correctly.

Both Mission and Quest have a fully adjustable back system.

Both Mission and Quest are available in Slimjim size, our smallest-in-market short back rucksack sizing. The hip belt contracts to just 21 inches.

Both are available in 65 or 75 litres capacity. Slimjim rucksacks are 65 litres only.

The Quest has a large hydration pack pocket.

Slimjim (previously Youth Fit)

It is very important to ensure your participants have a rucksack which fits – an ill-fitting rucksack can not only spoil their expedition, it can be damaging to their health. Both rucksacks above are available in Slimjim size, our unique smallest-in-market short back rucksack sizing. The hip belt on Slimjim rucksacks can contract to just 21 inches.

Raincovers

All Endurance rucksacks come with in-built raincovers, but to make your groups safer on the hillside and to give them an identity, see our range of coloured raincovers here.

For a complete list of rucksack features, check out the Endurance Mission and Endurance Quest product pages, or hit the button below to see the range.

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