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Backpack Reviews - Maxpedition Bags

Updated on January 10, 2013

Maxpedition Backpack Reviews

Maxpedition Hard-use Gear, made tough to last. If you are looking for backpacks or bags for everyday use, bug out bags or just for backpacking, you may find what you want with Maxpedition. Included are video reviews if they were available for each of the products and a description of each. If you are looking for a tough bag to use, you may find what you want with Maxpedition.

Although this is a review of the gear, if you click on the images of the gear it will take you to it's page and you can read actual

users remarks and opinions.

Maxpedition Hard-Use Bags, Packs and Gear

Maxpedition makes a variety of carry gear. They have Backpacks, Over The Shoulder stlye bags, Pouches and Belts. The company was established in 1988 in Gardena, CA. and has gained an International reputation among Military, Law Enforcement and the general Public.

In the manufacture of their products, they use:

1000-Denier water and abrasion resistant ballistic nylon fabric

High strength zippers and zipper tracks

UTX-Duraflex nylon buckles for low sound closures

Triple polyurethane coated for water resistance

High tensile strength nylon webbing

High tensile strength composite nylon thread

#AS-100 High grade closed-cell foam padding material

Internal seams taped and finished

Paracord zipper pulls

Stress points double stitched, Bartacked or "Box-and-X" stitched for added strength


The Jumbo Versa Pack features a CONCEALED CARRY SYSTEM. The main compartment has three zippered accessory pockets, two sleeve pockets, and one drawstring pocket that will hold a 32oz nalgene water bottle or a radio. The bag has three places for modular expansion with other Maxpedition accessories using Malice clips. There are Keypers on the shoulder strap for gloves and internal silent Keypers for keys.

The Jumbo Versa Pack's rear compartment is now equipped with loop Velcro Patches to hold Maxpeditions Hook & Loop accessories.

Review of the Jumbo Versapack

Maxpedition Monsoon GearSlinger

The Maxpedition Monsoon GearSlinger is their Premium line of single shoulder packs. The single strap design allows faster on-and-off. The Monsoon GearSlinger is their large size pack with over 1600 cu. in. of space. The padded non-slip shoulder strap has a quick release and two separate PALS attachments for extra accessories. There are numerous compartments inside the main compartment and the contents are protected by a padded front cover. On one side there are three rows of PALS webbing over a concealed pocket and the other side has a water bottle pocket that can hold a 32oz Nalgene bottle. There is a waist strap that can be stowed into a small elastic pocket. There are drain holes to allow for drainage and an airflow design to keep the back cool. The Monsoon GearSlinger can be used with a hydration system and can hold the UNIVERSAL MODULAR HOLSTER by way of the Hook & Loop fastener.

Ballistic nylon was first made in 1942 with the hope to give troops protection from shrapnel and flying debris. The nylon did not work as was hoped. Ballistic nylon was a strong material and other uses were found. It was an ideal choice for luggage,as it was strong and could be more easily cleaned.

Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon II

The Pygmy Falcon II is a compact daypack with military style with 1400 cu. in. of space. The Y-shaped compression strap holds the bags form and integrity. A row of hard nylon points in front allows you to attach other Maxpedition pouches and accessories with there "snap and anchor" modular system. There is padding in the back and wide comfortable straps to ease the load on the shoulders. Two side pockets with cinch cords can carry water bottles or whatever you like.

Maxpedition M-4 WaistPack

Originally designed to fit a 1qt. USGI canteen, the M-4 WaistPack has 100 cu. In. of space. It has two small outer pouches with adjustable closures for cell phones, magazines, pocket knife or flashlight. It has a quick release cover which can be stored inside and a cinch able collar for water resistance. The M-4 WastPack can be worn on the belt through a belt loop or used as a modular pocket with ALICE or MOLLE type systems with the use of long Malice Clips (sold separately).

Maxpedition Remora Gearslinger

The Remora is Maxpeditions newest and smallest member of the GearSlinger line. The main and rear compartments have loop fields for attaching internal CCW accessories. The shoulder strap is ambidextrous and can be concealed. The remora can be piggy-backed onto larger packs using the SlikClips.

Front pocket with divider, Keyper, elastic loops

Main compartment 9" x 7" x 3"

Front slip pocket

Rear pocket with internal loops for CCW

Modular webbing

Belt loop: Hook & Loop flap style, accommodates up to 2.5" belt

Ambidextrous shoulder strap with release buckle-can be concealed in compartment


Maxpedition Remora Gearslinger Review

Maxpedition FR-1 Pouch

The FR-1 pouch was evolved from a first aid kit bag. It can be used as a general purpose pouch or a medical pouch. Both front and back half's have layered pockets with a variety of loops for keeping contents in place. The zippered clamshell type opening can be set to open at different settings with the paracord adjuster. On the front is a bungee compression cord.

Maxpedition Condor-II Backpack

The Condor II Hydration Backpack is the improved second generation of the military assault daypack. A square shape with round top, it has a capacity of 1950 cu. In. of space. It has one removable Y-shaped top strap and four quick release compression straps. Wide, breathable shoulder straps provide support. As with all Maxpedition Backpacks, the Condor-It's capacity can be expanded with other Maxpedition modular pockets added the front or sides. It also has a hydration compartment that is compatible with most aftermarket systems.

Maxpedition Rollypoly Dump Pouch

The Rollypoly is a Folding Dump Pouch Design. It will hold seven M4 30 round mags stacked either vertically or horizontally, it as can be used as a dump pouch for shotgun shells or magazines. It is not limited to just those items, you could load anything you need to carry into its space. It has elastic shock cord closures to close the top. When not in use it can be rolled up and secured within the bag out of the way. It can be worn on the belt or attached to MOLLE or PALS webbing by way of Malice Clips.

"I've touched on Maxpedition before, but their stuff is so good it's hard to leave it be. These little pouches are so useful I can hardly live without 'era. Called "Rollypolys" they come in a couple of sizes and stay all rolled-up on your waist, until you need to stuff things into them. Then it's presto-chango, and you can hide expended mags, full mags, cartridges or even your lunch." - Roy Huntington, Editor, American Handgunner, Jan-Feb 2005

Maxpedition Rollypoly Folding Dump Pouch

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