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121 of 127 people found the following review helpful
on December 29, 2011
Size Name: MediumColor Name: Digital Foliage CamoVerified Purchase
This bag only looks small. I have tons of items in it and there is room to spare!
Lighter
Fire Starter
Tinder
Pen Light
Tac Light
Glow Stick
Multi-tool
Ratchet Tool
Folding Knife
Small Utility Knife
Toothbrush
1st Aid Kit
Toilet Paper
Wet Wipes
Rag
Duct Tape
Quarters
Cash
Drink Mixes
Foil
Napkins
Salt
Sugar
Creamer
Via - Coffee
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75 of 77 people found the following review helpful
on December 14, 2011
Size Name: MediumColor Name: BlackVerified Purchase
I needed something compact and tough for carrying small items around. Maxpedition is known for their durable products, and I decided to give their Fatty Organizer a try. It certainly fit the bill, and was compact and well-designed to boot.

When you open the pouch, you have a choice of strapping in your items either horizontally or vertically. What I mean by this is that the left side of the pouch has straps laid out in a vertical alignment, and the right side has a horizontal alignment. I thought this was a brilliant, simple design feature that adds another layer of versaility to a rock solid pack.

After stuffing it full, I can see why many swear by this thing. The seams, zippers and handles are tough, and can really take a beating. For those looking to EDC, I think this would be a great choice. It fits foldable knives, small flashlights, Leatherman multi-tools and writing instruments with ease. I was able to also fit a small notepad inside, as well as miscellany like chapstick, Visine, nail clipper and some Sharpies. An internal zippered pouch allows you to slide in a few other things (preferably flat items like wetnaps, paper clips, binder clips) that you can then zipper off and keep separate from the rest of your stuff. There are also "hook points" on the left side large enough to clip on a small carabiner for loose keychain items.

All in all, the Maxpedition Medium Fatty Pocket Organizer was a great pack for daily essentials and I would encourage anyone to give this one a shot.
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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful
on May 14, 2012
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For years I carried my EDC items in a 1$ pouch. It worked, but it was like having a tool bag full of loose tools.
The Fatty allows me to compartmentalize and organize my tools.
IMO the best feature are the elastic straps, vertical on the left side, and horizontal on the right side. Due to the dimensions of the pouch, pen sized items fit perfectly on the left, and palm sized items fit on the right (multi tools, etc.).

This is the third Maxpedition product I bought. I reached a point where I was totally sick of throwing away cheaper bags for blown zippers and torn fabric. Yes, light weight is important for some applications, but value and durability are primary now. And actually, $20 for a pouch that lasts literally a lifetime is not expensive, it is cheap.

Now I am considering how to create a REALLY pared down EDC kit for my jacket or pants; when even the Micro EDC is too big. I'm thinking the Cocoon is the right form factor.

Anyway, the Fatty is highly recommended, here is a table of pouch volumes which might help some of you decide which Max to get:

All dimensions in inches and are approx:(the Cocoon is actually a tube shape) The formatting will not survive, but the last number is the volume..

length width height volume
Mini 4 6 0.75 18
micro 3.5 5.5 1 19
EDC 5 6 0.75 23
cocoon 8 2 1.5 24
Anemone 4.5 3.5 2.5 39
Fatty 7 5 2 70
B242B 7 5 2 70
242K 7 5 2 70
s.cuboid7.5 4.5 2.5 84
FR-1 7 5 3 105
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59 of 62 people found the following review helpful
on September 19, 2011
Size Name: MediumColor Name: KhakiVerified Purchase
My maxped. mini edc was packed, could not get anymore into it. The mini is 4 x 6 x .75, the fatty is 5 x 7 x 2. It still fits nicely into the console in the car. I actually have to get more stuff to utilize the extra space. Now I can use the mini to throw into my bag or brief case when traveling / flying. Like all maxped. products, it's zombie proof.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on April 19, 2012
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This is a very good pouch, and I generally can't say enough about the ruggedness of Maxpedition gear, but the Fatty seems to slightly exceed the limitations inherent in the clamshell design.

The Fatty is absolutely well crafted. The material is bulletproof, so to speak. The zippers and elastic bands are high quality, and I expect them to last a long time. This offering is also bigger than its EDC and Mini cousins from the same line, and you can fit a lot into it (see customer image).

The main problem that I find with the Fatty is that more will fit into it than can be comfortably secured. As a result, you either end up with a big awkward bulge in the center with empty space around the edges, or you pack every crevice of the thing and stuff is just kind of thrown in there haphazardly. In either case, the zippers tend to stick a bit going around the corners. Beyond that, this case is really too big to comfortably carry in a the external pockets of anything I own, and so it usually ends up inside whatever pack I'm carrying. Personally, I find it to be less convenient than the regular EDC or mini, both of which come together tightly and neatly when everything is secured and fit into a lot more places.

The basic utility of the Fatty is beyond question. I think it would be great for a glove box emergency kit. For day-to-day use, at least in my case, I would take two Mini's over one Fatty any day.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on June 14, 2013
Size Name: MediumColor Name: BlackVerified Purchase
I bought the Maxpedition Fatty Pocket Organizer because I was assembling a portable pistol cleaning kit that needed to fit in the left front pocket of my range bag (Maxpedition Operator Tactical Attaché. The Fatty fits in that pocket perfectly, and is perfectly configured for a full, portable pistol cleaning kit including: medical gloves, gun mat, bore snake, cotton patches, solvent, grease, various brushes, picks, and cotton tip cleaners, silicone cloth, handy wipes, and small trash bag. There are several compartments and sturdy elastic loops to keep all of the small items secure so you don't have to dig through your kit to find anything. There is room to spare in my cleaning kit, and the Fatty would work well for a travel toiletries kit (I have a second Fatty for that) or any application involving several small items that need to be protected from water and abrasion. I will try to include a photo of my cleaning kit.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2012
Size Name: MediumColor Name: BlackVerified Purchase
I had the smaller admin pouch which was way too small and the zippers kept getting stuck. I was able to return it and got this and am much happier. It holds a lot more even a multi-tool. You can buy a pencil pouch for cheaper but then your gear is not organized and this is molle compatible. It is well made and has many uses for me an EDC and Amin pouch all in one.

The quality is great, zippers don't stick and holds a lot of gear if you know how to organize it. Check out the YouTube Videos available for a good look at this item.

Cheers
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on October 20, 2011
Size Name: MediumColor Name: BlackVerified Purchase
Whereas I like a Maxpedition stuff, some of the items are head-scratchers in the design department, while others are just transcendentally perfect: this is one of those! It fits perfectly in the cargo pockets on BDU-cut pants (I haven't tried any others), and groups together all of the things I need in one place, without require that I carry a shoulder bag, or put on a Bat-belt of devices. Currently, it is holding my sunglasses, iPod Touch, cellphone, cigar cutter, lighter, one spare cigar, pen, writing pad, spare key and Timbuk2 money clip. And there is still room for other stuff! I could easily put a pocketknife in there, a passport, or with a little rearrangement, a J frame-sized revolver. Even as fully loaded as I can make it, it still closes easily, and slides easily into the cargo pocket. And, just as good, Maxpedition has put a lifting loop on the back so that it is easy to slide out of a cargo pocket, too.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on November 16, 2014
Size Name: MediumColor Name: OD GreenVerified Purchase
I bought for use as a small tool kit bag after watching several video reviews. I'm not going to list every single thing I have crammed into this bag but I'll attach a picture. There are several mini-screwdrivers (standard, phillips, torx, and hex), regular screwdrivers, voltage testers, pliers, cutters, pickup tool, all sorts of stuff crammed in the pockets, and on the outside I have pens, markers, a multi-wrench, and a pair of 6" vise grips. I have 5-6 POUNDS of stuff in there and the zipper still works perfectly and the stitching and straps show no stress.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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I bought the first one of these for a son in the Navy, the second for his brother who travels a lot, and finally one for me thinking it might be great for travel. I am not in the military and not a rugged outdoorsman, but when I go anywhere, I need to have all my tools and things organized.

The size is really useful and fits great into a suitcase or knapsack (or you can easily (of course) attach it to straps on your bag or briefcase) and have it accessible if you travel. Things I pack in it are small camera, camera batteries, SD memory, pocket screwdriver, pocket knife, extra pen and ink, but you could also use it for meds, toiletries, tools, or just about anything imaginable. The interior is designed with incredible flexibility, and the Maxpedition quality of the construction is great.

Tough, rugged, and it will hold anything and organize the contents in about any way you'd care to.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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