Maxpedition Multi Purpose Bag Review


Are you a marine in need of carrying all your weaponry?  Or are you a Gadgeteer in need of a awesome gear bag for all your tech toys?  Either way, Maxpedition’s Multi Purpose Bag would be perfect for you!

Maxpedition’s Multi Purpose Bag is made of light-weight ballistic nylon fabric coated with Dupont’s Teflon to resist water and grime.  Maxpedition’s Multi Purpose Bag is made to last.  It feels rugged and definitely can survive a gadget lover’s usage and a soldier’s war.

Product Features :

  • Main: 14″(L) x 6″(W) x 10″(H) with hook-and-loop Divider
  • Front: 6″(L) x 2″(W) x  9″(H) with ID/Pen Holder
  • Rear: 5″(L) x 2″(W) x 5″(H) and 5″(L) x 2″(W) x 4″(H)
  • Both Sides: 13″(L) x 2″(W) x 9.5″(H)
  • Exterior Dimensions Overall (including main, front, rear and side pockets): 16″ (W) x 11″ (H) x 10″ (D)
  • Carry: 2″ Strap w/ Non-slip Shoulder Pad
  • Approximate Combined Capacity: 1530 cu. in

Top down you can see that all the zippers have a paracord pull attached to them for ease of use.  All zippers are YKK Zippers for durability and reliability.


The right side has a medium sized zippered pocket, velcro ID pocket, and 4 slot velcro covered pen holders.  Inside the medium sized zipper pocket are 2 pockets where you can separate your many gadgets…or ammo.

The left side has 2 small sized zippered pockets.

The front has 2 loops on the top which can hold a long flashlight or as for me, an umbrella.

The main compartment is closed by a velcro flap with double zippers.

The front compartment has many pockets to hold documents, pens, chargers, cell phones, etc.

Outside the back compartment is another velcro spot for accessory attachments.

Inside the back compartment are 2 medium pockets and a larger pocket.

The main compartment is padded #AS-100 high grade closed-cell foam padding material for superior shock protection.

There are pockets on both sides of the main compartment.

Maxpedition also included a removable stiff panel which can be used for cord management or as a handgun holster.

The Multi Purpose Bag by itself is pretty light but it gets quite heavy after you fill it up.  I recently used this bag as my travel carry-on for my business trip.  All I can say is that this bag is like a black hole.  It can hold so much in such a reasonably sized bag.  I carried a laptop, a tablet, cell phone, 3 magazines, a hard covered research book, 2 notepads, a few folders, chargers, sync cables, snacks, pens, digital camera, and a few other smaller items.  It was organized and easily accessible.  Only thing is that this bag is not TSA certified.  So I had to take my laptop and tablet out to go through the x-ray scanner.

Maxpedition’s Multi Purpose Bag costs $139.99 direct and comes in 5 colors (black, OD green, khaki, foliage green, and orange foliage).  I think it’s worth it for any techie or marine in need of an extremely reliable and durable Multi Purpose Bag.


Product Information

  • Heavy Duty
  • Durable
  • Carries everything!
  • Not TSA compliant
  • Quite heavy when totally filled.
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{ 3 comments… add one }

  • fuchikoma-x June 27, 2011, 8:20 pm

    This stuff is rock solid and VERY water resistant! I’ve filled 3 of my maxpedition bags (versi jumbo/gear slinger/condor) and tossed them around the courtyard for hours as part of cardio/worn them in foul weather and traveled to foreign countries with no failure or compromise. can’t go wrong with mil-spec standardized kit! it will cost you for quality regardless!

  • andix June 28, 2011, 10:15 am

    my only problem with these things (and I own about 6 various Maxpedition products) is the stiffness of the material. until it wears out they’re rigid as hell. also, the inner velcro patches are hard – it can be a bit painful to dive a hand into a pocket and catch the edge of a velcro under a fingernail…

  • Neil C June 30, 2011, 12:22 pm

    Is it really fair to count against the bag that “it’s heavy when filled”? That’s a function of how much you put in it, rather than how it’s made or how it performs.

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