• Vango Explorer II 65L Backpack Forest Green - DofE Recommended
  • Vango Explorer II 65L Backpack Forest Green - DofE Recommended
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Vango Explorer II 65L Backpack Forest Green - DofE Recommended



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The Vango Explorer 65L Rucksack is perfect for Starting out your DofE trekking expedition from bronze onwards. Or a weekend trek pack getaway.

The great thing about this pack is that it has been kept simple but effective from top to toe. It will house your sleeping back, all your essential clothing and the contents of your kit list with it's spacious 65 litre capacity at a very good price.

The Explorer II Rucksack is great for hiking and trekking expeditions, and has even been recommended by the Scouts Association. It features an easy to use Size Tolerant back system and ergonomic shaped hip belt giving you a comfortable fit all day. For easy access to all your camping equipment, there are both top and bottom entry points, as well as large side pockets allow for smaller items to be kept separate. A great choice for those looking for a relatively lightweight yet incredibly durable pack.


  • Recommended For: Backpacking & Duke of Edinburgh Awards
  • Tech:
    - AirMesh on rucksack straps, allows air to flow, keeping the user cool
    - Size tolerant back system that encourages ventilation
  • Size: 65 litres
  • Packing: 
    - Twin side pockets
    - Additional zip pocket under lid, safe storage for small items
    - Accessory web for additional storage
    - Top lid with zip pocket, provides easy access and safe storage for small items
  • Straps:
    - Ergonomic padded hip belt with water resistant pocket, shaped for optimum load transfer and comfort
    - Shaped adjustable harness, provides optimum fit and comfort
    - Duraflex buckles, strong and reliable
    - Sternum strap with emergency whistle, provides a secure fit with an easy to reach whistle for safety
    - Webbing grab handle between shoulder straps
  • Rain Cover: No
  • Material: Excel 420D (100% diamond polyester)
  • Colour: Forest green
  • Expandable Volume: No
  • Walking Pole/Ice Axe Point: No
  • Reflective Points: Yes
  • Dimensions: 76cm x 33cm x 29cm (H x W x L)
  • Weight: 1.48kg

Here is a video from Vango showing how you gauge the best fit for you. If you would like an expert to help you with fitting and you reside in Cornwall, You can visit us in our store in Helston and we will find the perfect pack and fit for you.

Product Code: RUMEXPLORF50066
Barcode: 5023518795515

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    Items weighing 2-32kg - UPS Next Day Delivery (we only use next day delivery as with UPS)

      If you place an order between £30-£75 and want faster delivery, you can upgrade for just £1.95 at the checkout. We will then send your order with either DPD or UPS Next Day Service. (our choice of courier depend on postcode coverage)

      Please note: for a 24-48 Hour Courier Service we need your order to be placed  before 1pm. This service is available Monday-Thursday.
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          Guernsey, Isle Of Man, Jersey & Ireland postcodes = £14.95

          UK Highlands & Islands £50 and up

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          The following postcodes will be posted with UPS or Royal Mail depending on size and weight:

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          Please get in touch with us if you require an order to an international destination that is not listed above. We will then come back to you with a quote.

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          Packages under 5kg will go either with DPD, UPS or Royal Mail recorded depending on the value, usually higher value and larger items will always go with UPS.

          Royal Mail are a 3-5 day service whereas DPD or UPS are generally a next working day service.

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          If delivery attempts are made twice and nobody signs for the package it will be returned to us and any subsequent deliveries unfortunately will incur a re-delivery charge. 

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          We do not ship to Norway or Switzerland due to the custom charges.