Vanquest KATARA-16 Backpack Coyote Tan 774116CT

Model: VQ-774116CT
Manufacturer: Vanquest
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The 2018 KATARA-16 backpack is perfect for the urban traveler, CCW practitioner, or the dedicated every day carry (EDC) enthusiast. Removable straps allow the KATARA-16 to be converted into a single-shoulder VSlinger whenever you desire the quick accessibility of a sling pack. The KATARA-16 is packed with organizational features while retaining a compact and discreet design.

Exterior: The KATARA-16 delivers a solid combination of lightweight and durability with wear resistant 1000-D Cordura nylon for the bottom, and 500-D Cordura for the rest of the bag. The Cordura is DWR (Durable Water Repellent) treated for all-weather performance. The outer top pocket has a zippered compartment, elastic webbing organization, a slip pocket, and a hook-and-loop field for ID patches. Two Hypalon MOLLE-Air side panels lets you expand the capacity with optional accessories. The redesigned back panel lets you remove and switch shoulder straps to setup your KATARA as a right- or left-shoulder VSlinger slingpack for quick access delivering multiple bags in one package. Shoulder straps are secured with hook-and-loop fasteners, durable Duraflex buckles and G-hooks. Behind the bottom exterior pocket is a hidden CCW compartment for a compact / subcompact pistol while the outside of the pocket has a low-profile laser-cut Cordura MOLLE-Air panel for additional attachments.

Interior: Inside of the KATARA there is a padded sleeve for tablets/laptops (up to 12") or hydration bladder pocket that can be accessed from the left or right side of the pack. The front of the sleeve is lined with loop fabric for hook-and-loop accessories. Opposite to the padded sleeve is zippered pocket on top, and a “3-Mode” convertible pocket on the bottom. The “3-Mode” convertible pocket can be opened from its left or right zipper, and has a flap top closure. The “3-Mode” pocket can also be rolled-down and stored, revealing a large loop field for more hook-and-loop accessory attachments. There are two internal side pockets with elastic retention for medical gear, knives, or flashlights. The exterior bottom pocket is lined with 210-D high-viz orange ripstop nylon, and has room for an iPad Mini, wallets, phones etc.

2018 KATARA-16

  • Total Capacity:16 Liters
  • Overall Size (Exterior): 18" x 10.5" x 7"
  • Main Compartment (Interior): 17" x 9" x 4"
  • Top Front Pocket (Interior): 7" x 8.5" x 1.75"
  • Bottom Front Pocket (Interior): 9.75" x 8.5" x 1"
  • Hidden CCW Compartment (Interior): 9" x 8"
  • Padded laptop / Hydration sleeve*: 16" x 8.5" x 0.6"
  • *Fits 12" Ultrabook / 2L Hydration bladder sleeve


  • Exterior: 500-D Body and 1000-D Bottom Mil-grade Cordura Nylon with water-repellent Teflon Coating
  • Interior: Hi-viz Orange moisture resistant 210-D Ripstop nylon
  • Zippers: Reversed RC-Class YKK lockable
  • Zippers Pulls:ITW-Nexus Zipline Orbit (main) & Spartan
  • Hardware: Mil-grade ITW and UTX-Duraflex
  • Thread: High Tensile Strength Bonded Nylon
  • Webbing: High Tensile Strength Nylon
  • Frame Sheet: High density PE


Overall Length 18.00"
Width 10.50"
Thickness 7.00"
Material Cordura Nylon
Weight 42.40 oz.