Maxpedition Multi Purpose Bag Review

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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

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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.

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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.

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The left side has 2 small sized zippered pockets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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There are pockets on both sides of the main compartment.

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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

Price:$139.99
Manufacturer:Maxpedition
Pros:
  • Heavy Duty
  • Durable
  • Carries everything!
Cons:
  • Not TSA compliant
  • Quite heavy when totally filled.
Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear

{ 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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