The Quest is durable lightweight rucksack with a Single-Tube storage compartment and a fully adjustable back system. The Single-Tube storage means unlike the Mission rucksack, it has no front or base entry zip points, which encourages students to load the rucksack properly. A best-selling core product at all levels of expeditions.
The Endurance Quest 65 S Rucksack is a Slimjim sized version designed for females or young participants. The hip belt system contracts to 21 inches to cater for the slimmest build.
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Why buy Endurance?
Quest Key Features
NEW – side waterbottle pockets are now fabric instead of mesh. This makes them more robust.
ID Tag pocket to assist storage and distribution of kit
NEW – inbuilt whistle for increased safety
Webbing chest strap attachment which eliminates the possibility of the strap becoming detached during use
NEW – safe key clip in hip belt pocket
Fully self-adjustable back and waist system for comfortable fit and improved load distribution
REMOVED – bungee straps on top of lid, to prevent snagging
Hip belt pockets for quick access to snacks and essentials
NEW – coloured central fabric between shoulder straps, enabling students to better visualise the adjustment system
Innovative close fit hip belt with forward pulling adjustment straps, to ensure maximum support
NEW – vertical roll mat system prevents the roll mat extending either side of the rucksack, reducing the possibility of catching on styles, etc.
Base load straps ideal for carrying roll mats
NEW – new green colour for the Quest 65 S; we’ve had feedback about the green and have now selected a more neutral colour!
Front hydration pocket allowing quick and easy access when refilling hydration bladder
Single-Tube storage compartment with lid access only to encourage the correct use of a waterproof rucksack liner
Fixed side pockets for simple storage of essentials
Hi-vis raincover built in to top pocket for extra safety and identification
Endurance rucksacks are built with students and expedition leaders in mind. The focus is on simplicity – simple for the students to use, and simple for you back at the kit-store.
KEY ENDURANCE FEATURE
An ill-fitting rucksack can not only take the joy out of an expedition for the student, it can also be damaging to their health. With some DofE students starting as early as Year 9, it is possible to get some very small participants requiring a good rucksack. Endurance rucksacks are the only rucksacks in the market that are designed with smaller children in mind – the waist belt on the Quest 65 S can contract to just 21 inches. We call this Slimjim size.
KEY ENDURANCE FEATURE
Hip belt pockets
Hip belt pockets are accessible whilst the user is wearing the rucksack, so they are ideal for snacks, phones, and other items that need keeping to hand. A strong zip ensures valuables are kept safely, and abundant padding ensures nothing in the pockets causes the hip belt to become uncomfortable.
ENDURANCE KITSTORE FEATURE
Like all Endurance products, the Endurance rucksacks come with an ID window system. This makes identifying and storing kit so much easier back at the kitstore, and can also help the students identify their rucksacks.
“Great value for money. We haven’t experienced any abrasion problems. I actually like the lack of the external elasticated webs you get on many rucksacks: it stops students overloading. The 65S is a great idea. We have always had problems with smaller students being unable to adjust their packs but this is not an issue with the 65S. Taking into account value for money and construction quality, I have to give it 5 out of 5.”
PAUL ELLISON, PAGET HIGH SCHOOL
Endurance rucksack comparison
|Price Range||£61.00 – £71.00||£54.00 – £64.00||£44.00|
|Sizes available (litres)||75, 65, 65 Slimjim||75, 65, 65 Slimjim||65 Slimjim only|
|Slimjim (down to 21″ waist)||✓||✓||✓|
|Fully adjustable back system||✓||✓||✓|
|Durable 600 D fabrics||✓||✓||✓|
|Durable PVC base||✓||✓||✓|
|Hip belt pockets||✓||✓|
|ID card labelling pouch||✓||✓|
|Base compartment entry||✓|
|Front opening entry panel||✓|