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#6627 - 05/10/12 02:05 PM
Joshua R. Offline
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I have fallin in love with the sling packs. I have a hard time getting a normal pack on and off (due to the awesome flexibility that I have. :p) The sling makes it really easy to swing around and take off. I like the idea of fast removal.

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#6628 - 05/10/12 06:26 PM
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I would love to see some pictures of a sling pack. This might be another option for field use.

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#6629 - 05/10/12 11:19 PM
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I will see if I can get a pic up. Been a little crazy around here the last few weeks.

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#6630 - 05/11/12 12:54 AM
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No pics as of yet, but I've got a family BOB in a MOLLE Rucksack with a few other appendages. It's a big BOB given we've got 6 people laugh
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#6631 - 05/11/12 01:26 AM
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Originally Posted By: Architect;556
My biggest complaint with Maxped's product line is the size. They look larger in their marketing materials than they really are. The website gives the volume, but when comparing a Maxpedition product to another manufacturer (who states their product is similarly sized) I've ALWAYS found the other products to be larger. To date, I've compared Maxped to similarly sized products from Blackhawk, Eagle, Gerber, LAPG, Spec-Ops Brand, Tactical Tailor.

The size difference has consistently been discernible.

Maxped does have a lot of neat features, and the quality seems to be acceptable. I find their 1000D to be stiff and abrasive compared to Blackhawk, Diamondback Tactical, Eagle Industries, Gerber, HSGI, LAPG, London Bridge Trading Company, Spec-Ops Brand, Tactical Tailor, etc.


The size of the gear is not a big deal for me. I tend to add additional pouches and such as needed. I like to have a place for everything and everything in its place. If I need a flashlight, multi-tool, or some toilet tissue, I don't want to have to hunt all thru my gear to find it.

Yes, the Maxped gear is stiff. Especially when new. The plus to this is more resilience to crushing when packing it along side other bags. Thinner bags give a bit more and any sensitive gear inside is subject to a little more abuse.

I have a few bags of various size and style from a few makers you listed. For example my gym bag and a large duffle I use for traveling are both Tactical Tailor.

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#6632 - 05/11/12 02:02 PM
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I think the Maxped is a quality product and very strong. I think the same with Architect of the product size. I have the Condor II in daily use. One thing I'd like to have from Maxped is large PLCE type detachable pocket. They would be large enough to modify a day pack to a 2-3 day pack.
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#6633 - 05/12/12 06:47 PM
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I have the max ped jumbo i use it mostly to carry the tools and sharpners and extra mags and things i need when i do the gun shows, i like the ccw pocket on the s series so i can carry it on the weak side. i took the velcro pad out of a 511 vest and attached it in the ccw pocket and using the 511 holster i can place it any where in the pocket i need it and it works for all of my guns with the exception of the kel tec . I like to carry the 17 in it that way i do not have to worry about hiding a larger pistol especially in the summer time.

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#6634 - 05/12/12 08:02 PM
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Registered: 05/12/12
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As of now I have a Maxpedition Vulture 2 and a Maxpedition Jumbo.I am thinking of either trading or selling the jumbo to get a Fatboy.

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#6635 - 05/12/12 09:23 PM
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I've got a Maxpedition Jumbo as well. It makes a nice range bag for shooting pistols. I also have a Vulture 2 in one car and a Eberlestock Terminator in the other. The Maxpedition stuff is really well made and durable. They take a lot of abuse.
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#6636 - 05/13/12 12:21 AM
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I forgot. I also have the Fatboy for edc stuff. I use it in the summertime when the amount of my pockets is reduced. I also bought the Janus extension for it. The GTG model wasn't available back then I would've chosen that.
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