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Maxpedition Falcon-II Backpack

4.7 out of 5 stars 367 customer reviews
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Price: $125.28 - $249.28
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  • Nylon
  • Main Compartment: 18"(H) x 9.5"(W) x 4.75"(D)
  • Secondary Compartment: 16"(H) x 8"(W) x 3"(D)
  • Upper Front Pouch: 4"(H) x 7"(W) x 2.5"(D)
  • Lower Front Pouch: 10"(H) x 7"(W) x 2.5"(D)
  • Capacity: 1520 cu. in. / 25 liters

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Product Description

The Falcon II Backpack is the quintessential Maxpedition product: Durable, ergonomic, and intelligently designed. This medium bodied pack is thoroughly constructed with 1050-Denier water & abrasion resistant nylon; yet its ergonomic shape, padded shoulder straps and sturdy sternum & waist support make it an absolute delight to wear.

Further examination will reveal that the Falcon II has layered independent compartments with more pockets, pouches and PALS attachment points than most backpacks twice its size. Pull the dual-directional YKK zippers and expand the main compartment into a full clamshell opening. You'll find that the Falcon II is surprisingly spacious with room to accommodate your camping essentials and two (2) 100oz/3L water reservoirs. Pack it up and press it down with front & side compression straps, then head out on a hike or overnight with a premium Maxpedition backpack.

About Maxpedition Backpacks

Maxpedition Backpacks are built for hauling gear and ergonomically designed to never drag you down. Curvaceous, foam-padded double shoulder straps contour to your chest and a sternum suspension belt helps distribute weight evenly throughout your upper body, so you can carry a load without falling behind.

Made with high quality nylon stitching, self-repairing YKK zippers and a durable water-resistant exterior; Maxpedition Backpacks have multiple compartments and pockets and offer plenty of space for mission essentials, camping gear, hydration reservoirs, laptops, textbooks and CCW.

Key Features
  • Approx. 10"(L) x 19"(H) x 8.5"(W)
  • Main compartment approx. 9.5"(L) x 18"(H) x 5"(W)
  • Capacity approx. 1520 cu. inches
  • 1050-Denier water and abrasion resistant light-weight ballistic nylon fabric
  • Teflon fabric protector for grime resistance and easy maintenance
  • High strength zippers and zipper tracks
  • Stress points double stitched, Bartacked or "Box-and-X" stitched for added strength

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B004H0TQN6
  • Item model number: 0513
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (367 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,391 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)

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Size: One SizeColor: Black
I bought this bag in 2009 from an Army Surplus store for more than they advertise here on Amazon. Worth every penny. I saw it in person before buying so the surprise was not the lack of size, it was the ACTUAL size once you filled her. This bag expands in just the right way to make everything from 72hrs worth of clothing to my 15 inch laptop fit.

The bag fits fully packed under the seat of a larger airliner. The load is comfortable, and with the external compression straps I've stuffed the bag but also held jackets, a tent and a water bottle. The Molle attachments are great because I can add additional compartments, bags, firearm magazine pouches.

I've been on multiple deployments and even more travels around the world with this bag and I do not fear it will ever break. The bottom is a rubberized/coated plastic and cordura. It does not have drainage holes. However, there is a water bladder pocket that is great for putting things you might fear could be pick pocketed or you want to hide, and it does have drain holes in case your bladder ruptures.

I also have carried this bag on my chest with a large duffel bag on my back comfortably. On the chest you can look over it just fine, and move your arms with no restrictions.

The only thing that annoys me at times but it's not a con in any way is the long straps. They provide a lot of extra strap material for "larger" guys. I'm not one of them so it just dangles and I have to tie it off every where. But I'd rather have too much than not enough.

If you are thinking of buying the 2289 COYOTE BROWN MEDIUM TRANSPORT PACK copy of this bag DON'T! This bag is worth the little extra cash.
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Size: One SizeColor: Black Verified Purchase
I am a Brazilian biologist/researcher and work with jaguar conservation both in office and field. I need a backpack that meet the needs of both environments and is tough enough to get the job done. In the past years I've tried many models, sizes, brands and until now never got one that fits. One time it's way too big or have the correct size but only one division making everything inside a mess. Another don't fits a computer inside or fits and do not have a proper division for it mixing computer and equipment...

Now: this backpack is PERFECT!!!
- It has as many divisions as it has to: no more, no less;
- It fits everything you need in the office;
- It fits everything you need to field work;
- It doesn't mix your stuff;
- It has many places for pencils, notebooks, documents, and things like hard drives, wires and small gear;
- It doesn't mix the camelback with your stuff;
- It has MOLLE supports;
- The size is just perfect (some people may think it is small, but experience shows that if you have a backpack with the size of a house, you will bring a house to field work...).
And many other details that my poor English make it hard to describe.

Anyway, I'm more than happy with this backpack. If you want something with quality, perfect size that allows you to use it on your daily activities and in expeditions as well: this is your backpack!!!
I am thinking in get another one, just to make sure I will have it for as many years as I need...
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This is one of the most widely copied backpack designs. I am aware of at least 4 different brands that sell versions or minor variations of this model. There is good reason for this: the organizational features and overall design of this bag are great. I myself initially bought a copycat Condor branded backpack from a store after being impressed by the design, without even being aware of the Maxpedition origin of this species. Unfortunately, when I decided to "upgrade" to the Maxpedition Falcon II, it fell short of my expectations. In fact, to my humble taste it seems the student has surpassed the master in this case.

What's good about this bag (and its derivatives):

- stays compact and keeps its rectangular shape
- 3 zippered storage layers with mesh pockets inside + hydration bladder pocket give you plenty of ways to organize gear
- great for carrying flat items like books, laptops and other electronics
- sternum and waist straps are removable (which is a plus on small packs)
- Y-strap on top can be used to strap a jacket or something bulky outside the pack
- MOLLE webbing for attaching all sorts of things to the outside of the pack or on the shoulder straps: bicycle lights, carabiners, storage pouches, etc.
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