Maxpedition Fatboy Versipack Review

4 1/2 StarsAuthor Rating | Comments Disabled | Date: Sept 1st 09'

Maxpedition describes the Fatboy Versipack as a state of the art portible gear organizer. I had high expectations when I ordered this shoulder sling pack; my expectations were met and exceded. Maxpedition is known for its exceptionally high quality products and the Fatboy Versipack is certainly no exception. It was hard to find anything wrong with this product.

Maxpedition Fatboy Versipack Features: maxpedition fatboy versipack maxpedition fatboy versipack

A few weeks back I finally got my all black Fatboy Versipack in the mail. The first thing I noticed is that the bag comes with a label written "hard use gear". True to what's written on the label the Maxpedition Versipack is made of the finest quality materials and is extremely durable. The exterior fabric on the bag is 1000 Denier nylon and has a Dupont Teflon coating. This bag is highly resistant to rips, fraying and punctures even after extended use. All buckles and zippers on this bag are very high quality as well. This bag will be able to take anything you throw at it and has a limited lifetime warranty to back that up.

The shoulder pad is filled with very comfortable foam and is lined with a mesh which allows air to pass in between the strap and your skin reducing heat. The same type of mesh lines the rear of the bag, it helps to keep your back cool and sweat free. Even when the bag is completely packed with gear the shoulder strap and back mesh keep things comfortable.

This bag has so many features I'm still discovering more every time I use it. I just recently noticed the keyper which is basically a key holding clip, I also like how one of the pockets is designed to hold a cell phone or GPS unit and can be accessed quickly. The storm collar is pretty cool as well, it will keep the bag dry when its raining.

Here's a list of items I typically bring out with my in my Fatboy pack when I head out into the wilderness: First aid kit, cell phone, basic survival kit, keys, wallet, iPod, GPS, Glock 23 handgun, extra magazines, flashlight, plier multi-tool, binoculars, survival knife (attached externally), fire starter, ID, pen & paper, tarp and some snacks.

The Maxpedition Fatboy has a semi-hidden easy access compartment that is perfect size for a handgun. I make full use of this and store my Glock 23 in this pocket. Those with a gun license will be able to take advantage of this great feature.

The main thing I love about the Maxpedition Versipack is how it can fit just about all my necessary gear in a small, compact bag. I have owned quite a few different backpacks including a Camelbak, Durham and Roots. I have to say the Maxpedition Fatboy Versipack is much more durable and functional and than any other gear organizer I have owned. For this reason I'm giving this bag a 4.5/5 and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a gear organizer. The Maxpedition Fatboy Versipack would have gotten a 5 score in my review however I felt regardless of high grade construction military materials it was a bit overpriced.

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Maxpedition Fatboy Versipack

Manufacturer: Maxpedition
Category: Gear Organizer
Weight: 17.6 oz.
Capacity: 156 Cubic Inches
Material: Military Grade Ballistic Nylon
Coating: Dupont Teflon Stain Resist
Pockets: 11
Zippers: YKK #10
Price: 65-110$ USD
Overall Rating: 4.5/5 - Amazing!

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