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1byone Safety Driveway Patrol Infrared Wireless Home Security Alert Alarm System Kit & Two Receivers and One Sensor Detector Transmitter Type QH-0337
1byone Safety Driveway Patrol Infrared Wireless Home Security Alert Alarm System Kit & Two Receivers and One Sensor Detector Transmitter Type QH-0337

1.0 out of 5 stars Returned. This foreign product is not user serviceable., August 31, 2015
After struggling with this device for two weeks, it is going back to Amazon. The manufacturer is outside the USA, and thus you will not be able to call them for any assistance with use or warranty.

Programming the two units was a snap, and the receiver plugs into the wall and works instantly. The tones are loud, with a volume control, but are oddly long, as others have stated. Other than two short, annoying bells, and a cuckoo clock, and a clicking sound, the other 27 tones are long musical numbers that will drive you nuts if someone walks past the thing more than once.

Installed on post underneath my porch, and the thing went off by itself a half dozen times. Come to discover that the sun, in the morning, shines onto it for about two hours. During that time, whenever the clouds cover the sun, it goes off. It is not a true motion detector, but rather a heat detector.

Fine, it mentions all this in the box, so I move it further underneath my front porch. It's now so close to the front door that it won't give me any advanced notice to someone coming on my porch, but so be it. Well, it stopped working after working perfectly, no false alarms, for one week. Suddenly, when someone walks by it, the LED comes on (not exactly stealth for the person at the front door--only a matter of time before someone rips it off or breaks it out of frustration) so I know it's getting "juice", yet no chime. After 20-minutes of trying to re-program it, I gave up. Something is not working about it despite being, for 100% of its life, under a fully-covered (no wetness from rain) front porch.

The frustrating thing is that the other, second transmitter (it comes with two) worked in the back of my mailbox by the road the entire time. No false alarms, and every time the mailman puts something in the box, chimes. Perfect! EXCEPT, when I tried to reprogram the faulty transmitter, the "good" transmitter no longer works! It somehow reprogrammed itself, and now doesn't want to tale a new programming.

These things are more fussy than a mother-in-law. They are cheap plastic, and now that I share my experiences in the reviews, I see that the good reviews are from newbies to use, and anyone using them for any length of time remarks that they simply stop working.

These are an absolute bomb. Avoid.


1byone Safety Driveway Alarm, Easy Installation with Upgrade Auto-learning Code, Blue LED Indicator, Weatherproof Patrol Infrared And Wireless Home Security Alert Alarm System Kit, Type QH-0514
1byone Safety Driveway Alarm, Easy Installation with Upgrade Auto-learning Code, Blue LED Indicator, Weatherproof Patrol Infrared And Wireless Home Security Alert Alarm System Kit, Type QH-0514
Offered by 1byone
Price: $49.99
3 used & new from $24.64

1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible, will not last., August 31, 2015
After struggling with this device for two weeks, it is going back to Amazon. The manufacturer is outside the USA, and thus you will not be able to call them for any assistance with use or warranty.

Programming the two units was a snap, and the receiver plugs into the wall and works instantly. The tones are loud, with a volume control, but are oddly long, as others have stated. Other than two short, annoying bells, and a cuckoo clock, and a clicking sound, the other 27 tones are long musical numbers that will drive you nuts if someone walks past the thing more than once.

Installed on post underneath my porch, and the thing went off by itself a half dozen times. Come to discover that the sun, in the morning, shines onto it for about two hours. During that time, whenever the clouds cover the sun, it goes off. It is not a true motion detector, but rather a heat detector.

Fine, it mentions all this in the box, so I move it further underneath my front porch. It's now so close to the front door that it won't give me any advanced notice to someone coming on my porch, but so be it. Well, it stopped working after working perfectly, no false alarms, for one week. Suddenly, when someone walks by it, the LED comes on (not exactly stealth for the person at the front door--only a matter of time before someone rips it off or breaks it out of frustration) so I know it's getting "juice", yet no chime. After 20-minutes of trying to re-program it, I gave up. Something is not working about it despite being, for 100% of its life, under a fully-covered (no wetness from rain) front porch.

The frustrating thing is that the other, second transmitter (it comes with two) worked in the back of my mailbox by the road the entire time. No false alarms, and every time the mailman puts something in the box, chimes. Perfect! EXCEPT, when I tried to reprogram the faulty transmitter, the "good" transmitter no longer works! It somehow reprogrammed itself, and now doesn't want to tale a new programming.

These things are more fussy than a mother-in-law. They are cheap plastic, and now that I share my experiences in the reviews, I see that the good reviews are from newbies to use, and anyone using them for any length of time remarks that they simply stop working.

These are an absolute bomb. Avoid.


1byone® Driveway Alert Doorbell Wireless PIR Motion Sensor Doorbell, One Receiver and Two Sensors - Plug in Chime - 1 Year Warranty
1byone® Driveway Alert Doorbell Wireless PIR Motion Sensor Doorbell, One Receiver and Two Sensors - Plug in Chime - 1 Year Warranty
Offered by 1byone
Price: $49.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Absolute rubbish, works only short while., August 31, 2015
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
After struggling with this device for two weeks, it is going back to Amazon. The manufacturer is outside the USA, and thus you will not be able to call them for any assistance with use or warranty.

Programming the two units was a snap, and the receiver plugs into the wall and works instantly. The tones are loud, with a volume control, but are oddly long, as others have stated. Other than two short, annoying bells, and a cuckoo clock, and a clicking sound, the other 27 tones are long musical numbers that will drive you nuts if someone walks past the thing more than once.

Installed on post underneath my porch, and the thing went off by itself a half dozen times. Come to discover that the sun, in the morning, shines onto it for about two hours. During that time, whenever the clouds cover the sun, it goes off. It is not a true motion detector, but rather a heat detector.

Fine, it mentions all this in the box, so I move it further underneath my front porch. It's now so close to the front door that it won't give me any advanced notice to someone coming on my porch, but so be it. Well, it stopped working after working perfectly, no false alarms, for one week. Suddenly, when someone walks by it, the LED comes on (not exactly stealth for the person at the front door--only a matter of time before someone rips it off or breaks it out of frustration) so I know it's getting "juice", yet no chime. After 20-minutes of trying to re-program it, I gave up. Something is not working about it despite being, for 100% of its life, under a fully-covered (no wetness from rain) front porch.

The frustrating thing is that the other, second transmitter (it comes with two) worked in the back of my mailbox by the road the entire time. No false alarms, and every time the mailman puts something in the box, chimes. Perfect! EXCEPT, when I tried to reprogram the faulty transmitter, the "good" transmitter no longer works! It somehow reprogrammed itself, and now doesn't want to tale a new programming.

These things are more fussy than a mother-in-law. They are cheap plastic, and now that I share my experiences in the reviews, I see that the good reviews are from newbies to use, and anyone using them for any length of time remarks that they simply stop working.

These are an absolute bomb. Avoid.


Maxpedition UNTERDUFFEL Adventure Bag, Dark Brown
Maxpedition UNTERDUFFEL Adventure Bag, Dark Brown
Price: $171.77
2 used & new from $171.77

3.0 out of 5 stars Some considerations before you make your choice., August 19, 2015
This is important information for those considering the DoppelDuffel and the Fliegerduffel bags. I own the latter, and the former, but I do not own the Unterduffel. However, I have studied both, online and in person, and they are similar, and I feel capable of giving some advice to those shopping for either of these bags. If you only want a review from someone that owns the Unterduffel exclusively, you can stop reading right now. Just stop reading now if that's how you feel--it's okay.

If you are still reading, then you will appreciatr these things to think about for this entire line of these Maxped bags. I like this bag. I don't love it. I wanted to make some points about it, rather than re-iterate what others have said in other reviews. There are some negatives that seem never to be mentioned, but please note that there are many positives that I agree with (e.g build quality, etc.); those have been covered well in other reviews and are not reiterated here. If you disagree with anything I write, please write your own review. And with that, let's roll:

This bag has Molle on the top (the single neo handle top side) to attach bags. I have attached two bags (5.11 6.6 padded bags). The Fleigerduff and Doppelduffel bags are very dependent on the top opening and shutting; unlike a messenger bag, you cannot easily get in it without completely flipping open the top of the bag (like a suitcase). Well, heavy items on the top Molle will make this bag very hard to flip open. The top will bang down on anything behind it (the wall, the table, etc.) with the weight of anything attached to the Molles. In fact, even if you put something heavy in the mesh pockets inside the bag, bang, it will hit when you flip this open. I considered buying the Doppelduffel as I like larger bags, and that holds even more in the mesh pockets in the top, plus the middle top compartment--but do I want even more on there? No. You will not want to keep fragile things (e.g. camera, cell phone, etc.) in any bags to attach to the Molle on the top of this bag; it will keep getting hit when you flip this open.

The zipper angles down on the outer sides, both sides. This limits your side space (although it looks cool). So, if you are stacking something in this bag, like shirts, you cannot stack as much on the sides of the interior as you can in the middle of it. This is, as opposed to, a regular carry-on, where the zipper runs straight across, making the depth of the bag the same all the way across. With the FleigerDuff, the side measurement (I think 9 inches, if I remember), is only for the middle; the end are only about 5 inches high. The DD is slightly higher on the sides, yet still angled at the ends. This cuts down on useable interior space. I also think by angling down that it is a little tougher on the main zipper, which is forced to run at an angle. You can feel it slightly as you pull; increased resistance at the angles.

When you put something thick in the outer middle top sleeve pocket (under the neoprened top handle)--like I did with a rain poncho--it will push out the middle of the interior, thus reducing the interior space to some degree (the DoppelDuff. will do less of this--see photos of middle top pouch on DopDuff). Same with the two inner mesh side pockets: load it with something thick, and it will encrouch on the already somewhat limited interior space.

The side Molle is directly over the side pockets (those long slim side pouches, one on each side), so If you Molle something to them, it had better be small (like a phone pouch) or narrow; anything wide (eg Mil-Spec Monkey Admin pouch) will interfere with your use of the side pouch zipper. You can still get at it, but it's harder.

The new bags, Feb 2014, do NOT come with plastic quick clip swivel buckles for the single side strap. They are strap to D ring style now. I contacted Maxped about it, and they kindly wrote me back and said that there have been many failures over the past two years with the swivel plastic buckles (their words, not mine), so despite all the Youtube vids you will see, the new designs is the strap to D-ring style. They have updated the photo on their website, but most online photos have the old strap system. Issue? No, I can see that it is sturdy, good now, no squeaking or moving. BUT, much more time consuming as there is no snap off for the side carry belt anymore (the backpack straps still use plastic, quick snap system). So, if you plan to switch to backpack style, you will need to either let the side strap hang, or take it off and put it back later--it's fairly complex, so be sure to study how it's on there before you take it off. It takes about ten minutes, plus fiddling, to put it on now (and get strap ends right length, etc.). I wish Maxped would simply use metal swivel buckles for the best of all uses. For anyone needing quick-on side strap (e.g to take the strap off at the airport), this may be a deal-breaker for you (or you will need to buy one of the inferior plastic straps, still available on Amazon for about twelve bucks; or you could use a carabiner on each end, but know that the MAxped D-ring is still plastic, so metal on plastic may stress the plastic D-ring; or you could use a non-Maxped strap, altogether).

The zipper for the stuffed-in backpack straps on the rear/bottom of this bag works poorly. It is not smooth. You'll want to attach a small zipper pull to it, and it takes lots of fiddling to get it open and closed. It has to do with where the backpack straps are attached; no way to describe it, you will see when you get it. It's fussy.

This system, unlike a messenger bag (the no longer made Larkspur or Gleneagle, for instance), is very dependent on that main zipper. Should it fail there is no way to really use this bag (the compression straps do not get tight enough); so go easy with the zipper. It's high quality YKK, but still, this is a very zipper dependent system. You'll be yanking that main zipper open relentlessly. The zipper must be opened all the way around to the clam-shell hinge to open this bag fully. All the way around. If you try to open the top, even a little, but it is not fully unzipped all the way around to the back, it will stress the back portion of the zipper (had Maxped made the clam shell hinge longer, coming to the side of the bag, one could still open it all the way up, but it wouldn;t be such a hinderance to opening the zipper all the way around to the back, a particular problem in a tight space, such as an airline overhead bin). Additionally, whereas a traditional duffel bag (like in PE class as a kid) has two handles and when one holds them both, the top zipper of the bag "wants" to close, the MaxPed FD/DD bags do the opposite: when one loads this up, and holds it by the only top handle (united with neoprene) and picks the entire thing up, the downward weight of the load wants to open the bag/stress the zipper, etc. If the zipper fails, the entire bag would drop open. I do not know that the zipper would fail, I am just emphasizing how important the zipper is to this particular design.

The Fleigerduffel is 14 inches across and the DoppelDuffel is only 13.5 inches across. The Doppelduffel is 4 inches longer than this FD bag. One could says the FD bag is a little more squarish than the longish DF bag. Most of the extra storage on the Doppel is in the outer pockets being larger; a mixed blessing, as I have described above. The Doppelduffel is very "long" on one's back--there's an online video of a fellow wearing both, it's under Maxpedition luggage (utube search that term, not under this bag's name on search). The DD comes way up to back of head, the FD does not. Need to consider when deciding which to buy, especially for different sized people.

Maxped lists this DD as over 3000 cc liters, but as backpackers know, its mostly about how you use the space, how it's divided and set up. Well, I think this bag, because of the features listed above (curved zipper, lower sides, out pockets encroach on inner space, etc.) does NOT use the 3000 cc L efficiently. I use this bag for my mobile office; I would not be able to squanch in several days worth of clothes in this. I could use it overnighter, only. YMMV. If you have a 3000+ ccL backpack, that will have more space than this FD bag (but the backpack is less structured, less compartmentalized, etc.).

I truly wish this had, like the Maxped luggage roller case, rubber "feet" on the bottom as that is the side one will be resting this bag all the time.

The Fleigerduffel and Doppelduffel are wide, and when one is simply carrying the bag by the neoprene covered "top" handle, like a duffle bag, it is wide, will bump your leg, and you will need to sort of hold it out, taxing on the shoulder, if you get my drift. Regular gym style duffel bags are narrower and more amenable to this single handle style of carry. For the Maxped FleigerDuff and Doppduff, you will likely use the single top handle only to put the bag on something, like an airport TSA conveyor. You will be using the side strap or backpack straps to carry it any distance.

I like many things about this bag--too many to mention. The handles are fantastic (although I wish they put one on the sides). The price is high, and it's hard to see if this is what you want until you get it. Thanks and enjoy. I own many Maxped products, this is a good bag, if you know what to expect.

Note: Other bags for you to investigate, many sold on Amazon, when looking at this category are:

5.11 Brand: Mission Control, Soms and Cams bags

Voodoo Brand Mojo/Mini Mojo

Hazard4 Brand (I forgot the name of their duffels and luggage).

Hope that helps, and please feel free to ask any questions, fellow bag enthusiasts.


Maxpedition FLIEGERDUFFEL Adventure Bag, Wolf Gray
Maxpedition FLIEGERDUFFEL Adventure Bag, Wolf Gray
Price: $176.36
5 used & new from $173.03

3.0 out of 5 stars Serious considerations: Tips and Cautions, August 19, 2015
This is important information for those considering the DoppelDuffel and the Fliegerduffel bags. I own the latter, but not the former, however, I have studied both, online and in person, and they are similar, and I feel capable of giving some advice to those shopping for either of these two bags. If you only want a review from someone that owns the Doppelduffel exclusively, you can stop reading right now.

I like this bag. I don't love it. I wanted to make some points about it, rather than re-iterate what others have said in other reviews. There are some negatives that seem never to be mentioned, but please note that there are many positives that I agree with (e.g build quality, etc.); those have been covered well in other reviews and are not reiterated here. If you disagree with anything I write, please write your own review. And with that, let's roll:

This bag has Molle on the top (the single neo handle top side) to attach bags. I have attached two bags (5.11 6.6 padded bags). The Fleigerduff and Doppelduffel bags are very dependent on the top opening and shutting; unlike a messenger bag, you cannot easily get in it without completely flipping open the top of the bag (like a suitcase). Well, heavy items on the top Molle will make this bag very hard to flip open. The top will bang down on anything behind it (the wall, the table, etc.) with the weight of anything attached to the Molles. In fact, even if you put something heavy in the mesh pockets inside the bag, bang, it will hit when you flip this open. I considered buying the Doppelduffel as I like larger bags, and that holds even more in the mesh pockets in the top, plus the middle top compartment--but do I want even more on there? No. You will not want to keep fragile things (e.g. camera, cell phone, etc.) in any bags to attach to the Molle on the top of this bag; it will keep getting hit when you flip this open.

The zipper angles down on the outer sides, both sides. This limits your side space (although it looks cool). So, if you are stacking something in this bag, like shirts, you cannot stack as much on the sides of the interior as you can in the middle of it. This is, as opposed to, a regular carry-on, where the zipper runs straight across, making the depth of the bag the same all the way across. With the FleigerDuff, the side measurement (I think 9 inches, if I remember), is only for the middle; the end are only about 5 inches high. The DD is slightly higher on the sides, yet still angled at the ends. This cuts down on useable interior space. I also think by angling down that it is a little tougher on the main zipper, which is forced to run at an angle. You can feel it slightly as you pull; increased resistance at the angles.

When you put something thick in the outer middle top sleeve pocket (under the neoprened top handle)--like I did with a rain poncho--it will push out the middle of the interior, thus reducing the interior space to some degree (the DoppelDuff. will do less of this--see photos of middle top pouch on DopDuff). Same with the two inner mesh side pockets: load it with something thick, and it will encrouch on the already somewhat limited interior space.

The side Molle is directly over the side pockets (those long slim side pouches, one on each side), so If you Molle something to them, it had better be small (like a phone pouch) or narrow; anything wide (eg Mil-Spec Monkey Admin pouch) will interfere with your use of the side pouch zipper. You can still get at it, but it's harder.

The new bags, Feb 2014, do NOT come with plastic quick clip swivel buckles for the single side strap. They are strap to D ring style now. I contacted Maxped about it, and they kindly wrote me back and said that there have been many failures over the past two years with the swivel plastic buckles (their words, not mine), so despite all the Youtube vids you will see, the new designs is the strap to D-ring style. They have updated the photo on their website, but most online photos have the old strap system. Issue? No, I can see that it is sturdy, good now, no squeaking or moving. BUT, much more time consuming as there is no snap off for the side carry belt anymore (the backpack straps still use plastic, quick snap system). So, if you plan to switch to backpack style, you will need to either let the side strap hang, or take it off and put it back later--it's fairly complex, so be sure to study how it's on there before you take it off. It takes about ten minutes, plus fiddling, to put it on now (and get strap ends right length, etc.). I wish Maxped would simply use metal swivel buckles for the best of all uses. For anyone needing quick-on side strap (e.g to take the strap off at the airport), this may be a deal-breaker for you (or you will need to buy one of the inferior plastic straps, still available on Amazon for about twelve bucks; or you could use a carabiner on each end, but know that the MAxped D-ring is still plastic, so metal on plastic may stress the plastic D-ring; or you could use a non-Maxped strap, altogether).

The zipper for the stuffed-in backpack straps on the rear/bottom of this bag works poorly. It is not smooth. You'll want to attach a small zipper pull to it, and it takes lots of fiddling to get it open and closed. It has to do with where the backpack straps are attached; no way to describe it, you will see when you get it. It's fussy.

This system, unlike a messenger bag (the no longer made Larkspur or Gleneagle, for instance), is very dependent on that main zipper. Should it fail there is no way to really use this bag (the compression straps do not get tight enough); so go easy with the zipper. It's high quality YKK, but still, this is a very zipper dependent system. You'll be yanking that main zipper open relentlessly. The zipper must be opened all the way around to the clam-shell hinge to open this bag fully. All the way around. If you try to open the top, even a little, but it is not fully unzipped all the way around to the back, it will stress the back portion of the zipper (had Maxped made the clam shell hinge longer, coming to the side of the bag, one could still open it all the way up, but it wouldn;t be such a hinderance to opening the zipper all the way around to the back, a particular problem in a tight space, such as an airline overhead bin). Additionally, whereas a traditional duffel bag (like in PE class as a kid) has two handles and when one holds them both, the top zipper of the bag "wants" to close, the MaxPed FD/DD bags do the opposite: when one loads this up, and holds it by the only top handle (united with neoprene) and picks the entire thing up, the downward weight of the load wants to open the bag/stress the zipper, etc. If the zipper fails, the entire bag would drop open. I do not know that the zipper would fail, I am just emphasizing how important the zipper is to this particular design.

The Fleigerduffel is 14 inches across and the DoppelDuffel is only 13.5 inches across. The Doppelduffel is 4 inches longer than this FD bag. One could says the FD bag is a little more squarish than the longish DF bag. Most of the extra storage on the Doppel is in the outer pockets being larger; a mixed blessing, as I have described above. The Doppelduffel is very "long" on one's back--there's an online video of a fellow wearing both, it's under Maxpedition luggage (utube search that term, not under this bag's name on search). The DD comes way up to back of head, the FD does not. Need to consider when deciding which to buy, especially for different sized people.

Maxped lists this DD as over 3000 cc liters, but as backpackers know, its mostly about how you use the space, how it's divided and set up. Well, I think this bag, because of the features listed above (curved zipper, lower sides, out pockets encroach on inner space, etc.) does NOT use the 3000 cc L efficiently. I use this bag for my mobile office; I would not be able to squanch in several days worth of clothes in this. I could use it overnighter, only. YMMV. If you have a 3000+ ccL backpack, that will have more space than this FD bag (but the backpack is less structured, less compartmentalized, etc.).

I truly wish this had, like the Maxped luggage roller case, rubber "feet" on the bottom as that is the side one will be resting this bag all the time.

The Fleigerduffel and Doppelduffel are wide, and when one is simply carrying the bag by the neoprene covered "top" handle, like a duffle bag, it is wide, will bump your leg, and you will need to sort of hold it out, taxing on the shoulder, if you get my drift. Regular gym style duffel bags are narrower and more amenable to this single handle style of carry. For the Maxped FleigerDuff and Doppduff, you will likely use the single top handle only to put the bag on something, like an airport TSA conveyor. You will be using the side strap or backpack straps to carry it any distance.

I like many things about this bag--too many to mention. The handles are fantastic (although I wish they put one on the sides). The price is high, and it's hard to see if this is what you want until you get it. Thanks and enjoy. I own many Maxped products, this is a good bag, if you know what to expect.

Note: Other bags for you to investigate, many sold on Amazon, when looking at this category are:

5.11 Brand: Mission Control, Soms and Cams bags

Voodoo Brand Mojo/Mini Mojo

Hazard4 Brand (I forgot the name of their duffels and luggage).

Hope that helps, and please feel free to ask any questions, fellow bag enthusiasts.


Maxpedition DOPPELDUFFEL Adventure Bag, Dark Brown
Maxpedition DOPPELDUFFEL Adventure Bag, Dark Brown
Price: $202.49
5 used & new from $188.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Some serious things for you to consider: Tips and Cautions., August 19, 2015
This is important information for those considering the DoppelDuffel and the Fliegerduffel bags. I own the latter, but not the former, however, I have studied both, online and in person, and they are similar, and I feel capable of giving some advice to those shopping for either of these two bags. If you only want a review from someone that owns the Doppelduffel exclusively, you can stop reading right now.

I like this bag. I don't love it. I wanted to make some points about it, rather than re-iterate what others have said in other reviews. There are some negatives that seem never to be mentioned, but please note that there are many positives that I agree with (e.g build quality, etc.); those have been covered well in other reviews and are not reiterated here. If you disagree with anything I write, please write your own review. And with that, let's roll:

This bag has Molle on the top (the single neo handle top side) to attach bags. I have attached two bags (5.11 6.6 padded bags). The Fleigerduff and Doppelduffel bags are very dependent on the top opening and shutting; unlike a messenger bag, you cannot easily get in it without completely flipping open the top of the bag (like a suitcase). Well, heavy items on the top Molle will make this bag very hard to flip open. The top will bang down on anything behind it (the wall, the table, etc.) with the weight of anything attached to the Molles. In fact, even if you put something heavy in the mesh pockets inside the bag, bang, it will hit when you flip this open. I considered buying the Doppelduffel as I like larger bags, and that holds even more in the mesh pockets in the top, plus the middle top compartment--but do I want even more on there? No. You will not want to keep fragile things (e.g. camera, cell phone, etc.) in any bags to attach to the Molle on the top of this bag; it will keep getting hit when you flip this open.

The zipper angles down on the outer sides, both sides. This limits your side space (although it looks cool). So, if you are stacking something in this bag, like shirts, you cannot stack as much on the sides of the interior as you can in the middle of it. This is, as opposed to, a regular carry-on, where the zipper runs straight across, making the depth of the bag the same all the way across. With the FleigerDuff, the side measurement (I think 9 inches, if I remember), is only for the middle; the end are only about 5 inches high. The DD is slightly higher on the sides, yet still angled at the ends. This cuts down on useable interior space. I also think by angling down that it is a little tougher on the main zipper, which is forced to run at an angle. You can feel it slightly as you pull; increased resistance at the angles.

When you put something thick in the outer middle top sleeve pocket (under the neoprened top handle)--like I did with a rain poncho--it will push out the middle of the interior, thus reducing the interior space to some degree (the DoppelDuff. will do less of this--see photos of middle top pouch on DopDuff). Same with the two inner mesh side pockets: load it with something thick, and it will encrouch on the already somewhat limited interior space.

The side Molle is directly over the side pockets (those long slim side pouches, one on each side), so If you Molle something to them, it had better be small (like a phone pouch) or narrow; anything wide (eg Mil-Spec Monkey Admin pouch) will interfere with your use of the side pouch zipper. You can still get at it, but it's harder.

The new bags, Feb 2014, do NOT come with plastic quick clip swivel buckles for the single side strap. They are strap to D ring style now. I contacted Maxped about it, and they kindly wrote me back and said that there have been many failures over the past two years with the swivel plastic buckles (their words, not mine), so despite all the Youtube vids you will see, the new designs is the strap to D-ring style. They have updated the photo on their website, but most online photos have the old strap system. Issue? No, I can see that it is sturdy, good now, no squeaking or moving. BUT, much more time consuming as there is no snap off for the side carry belt anymore (the backpack straps still use plastic, quick snap system). So, if you plan to switch to backpack style, you will need to either let the side strap hang, or take it off and put it back later--it's fairly complex, so be sure to study how it's on there before you take it off. It takes about ten minutes, plus fiddling, to put it on now (and get strap ends right length, etc.). I wish Maxped would simply use metal swivel buckles for the best of all uses. For anyone needing quick-on side strap (e.g to take the strap off at the airport), this may be a deal-breaker for you (or you will need to buy one of the inferior plastic straps, still available on Amazon for about twelve bucks; or you could use a carabiner on each end, but know that the MAxped D-ring is still plastic, so metal on plastic may stress the plastic D-ring; or you could use a non-Maxped strap, altogether).

The zipper for the stuffed-in backpack straps on the rear/bottom of this bag works poorly. It is not smooth. You'll want to attach a small zipper pull to it, and it takes lots of fiddling to get it open and closed. It has to do with where the backpack straps are attached; no way to describe it, you will see when you get it. It's fussy.

This system, unlike a messenger bag (the no longer made Larkspur or Gleneagle, for instance), is very dependent on that main zipper. Should it fail there is no way to really use this bag (the compression straps do not get tight enough); so go easy with the zipper. It's high quality YKK, but still, this is a very zipper dependent system. You'll be yanking that main zipper open relentlessly. The zipper must be opened all the way around to the clam-shell hinge to open this bag fully. All the way around. If you try to open the top, even a little, but it is not fully unzipped all the way around to the back, it will stress the back portion of the zipper (had Maxped made the clam shell hinge longer, coming to the side of the bag, one could still open it all the way up, but it wouldn;t be such a hinderance to opening the zipper all the way around to the back, a particular problem in a tight space, such as an airline overhead bin). Additionally, whereas a traditional duffel bag (like in PE class as a kid) has two handles and when one holds them both, the top zipper of the bag "wants" to close, the MaxPed FD/DD bags do the opposite: when one loads this up, and holds it by the only top handle (united with neoprene) and picks the entire thing up, the downward weight of the load wants to open the bag/stress the zipper, etc. If the zipper fails, the entire bag would drop open. I do not know that the zipper would fail, I am just emphasizing how important the zipper is to this particular design.

The Fleigerduffel is 14 inches across and the DoppelDuffel is only 13.5 inches across. The Doppelduffel is 4 inches longer than this FD bag. One could says the FD bag is a little more squarish than the longish DF bag. Most of the extra storage on the Doppel is in the outer pockets being larger; a mixed blessing, as I have described above. The Doppelduffel is very "long" on one's back--there's an online video of a fellow wearing both, it's under Maxpedition luggage (utube search that term, not under this bag's name on search). The DD comes way up to back of head, the FD does not. Need to consider when deciding which to buy, especially for different sized people.

Maxped lists this DD as over 3000 cc liters, but as backpackers know, its mostly about how you use the space, how it's divided and set up. Well, I think this bag, because of the features listed above (curved zipper, lower sides, out pockets encroach on inner space, etc.) does NOT use the 3000 cc L efficiently. I use this bag for my mobile office; I would not be able to squanch in several days worth of clothes in this. I could use it overnighter, only. YMMV. If you have a 3000+ ccL backpack, that will have more space than this FD bag (but the backpack is less structured, less compartmentalized, etc.).

I truly wish this had, like the Maxped luggage roller case, rubber "feet" on the bottom as that is the side one will be resting this bag all the time.

The Fleigerduffel and Doppelduffel are wide, and when one is simply carrying the bag by the neoprene covered "top" handle, like a duffle bag, it is wide, will bump your leg, and you will need to sort of hold it out, taxing on the shoulder, if you get my drift. Regular gym style duffel bags are narrower and more amenable to this single handle style of carry. For the Maxped FleigerDuff and Doppduff, you will likely use the single top handle only to put the bag on something, like an airport TSA conveyor. You will be using the side strap or backpack straps to carry it any distance.

I like many things about this bag--too many to mention. The handles are fantastic (although I wish they put one on the sides). The price is high, and it's hard to see if this is what you want until you get it. Thanks and enjoy. I own many Maxped products, this is a good bag, if you know what to expect.

Note: Other bags for you to investigate, many sold on Amazon, when looking at this category are:

5.11 Brand: Mission Control, Soms and Cams bags

Voodoo Brand Mojo/Mini Mojo

Hazard4 Brand (I forgot the name of their duffels and luggage).

Hope that helps, and please feel free to ask any questions, fellow bag enthusiasts.


FakeTV FTV-10 Burglar Deterrent
FakeTV FTV-10 Burglar Deterrent
Price: $27.08
10 used & new from $16.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not great., August 19, 2015
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Okay, but must be kept very close to your window. Why? The light rectangle is only 4 inches by 3 inches--super small. Casts light through LEDs, but not extremely bright, so just be sure you have a plug close to a window where you are willing to keep the shade open at night, and best to have a wall near the window that this can cast off from.

But, for anyone in the know, this light is not effective (and may tip off the criminals that you are,in fact, gone). How? It runs on a very specific pattern of blinks and pauses. So, if one watches it for 3-4 minutes, the pattern is clear and is not like any TV set would make. Then, it's clear that this is some type of device rather than a TV set. Better would be if this worked with random light pattern.


Cocoon Innovations GRID-IT! Wrap Case for 10-Inch Tablet (CPG36BK)
Cocoon Innovations GRID-IT! Wrap Case for 10-Inch Tablet (CPG36BK)
Offered by GizmosForLife
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43 used & new from $17.44

3.0 out of 5 stars Better separated., August 10, 2015
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The combination of GridIt and case makes this unnecessarily thick.

A slipcase for iPad, plus a separate GridIt is better (I own both this, and the separates). This seems like a bargain in that it costs about as much as just the GridIt. But then you realize that every time you want anything from the GridIt, you have to open this with noisy Velcro in a library and it's a non-starter. Add to that: the Velco will get fuzzy and fail from all the pulling open and shut long before the case will wear out, and one will have a floppy mess in the end.

Not fabulous.


SATE-LITE 73-0711-00 Early Warning Triangle Triple Kit
SATE-LITE 73-0711-00 Early Warning Triangle Triple Kit
Price: $18.99
29 used & new from $16.14

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Design flaw, July 26, 2015
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They fall down.

Despite the heavy weight of the base, they fall down in a breeze.

Design flaw. They should have a piece perpendicular to the straight base.
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Grifiti Fat Wrist Pad 19.5 Smooth Skin Surface Is a 4 X 19.5 X 0.75 Inch Wrist Rest for 19.5 Inch Long Tenkeyless Mechanical Keyboards, Gaming Keyboards, Das, Steelseries, Filco, HHK, Ducky, Corsair, Cooler Master, HP, Logitech, Topre, SIIG, Genius, Evolvent
Grifiti Fat Wrist Pad 19.5 Smooth Skin Surface Is a 4 X 19.5 X 0.75 Inch Wrist Rest for 19.5 Inch Long Tenkeyless Mechanical Keyboards, Gaming Keyboards, Das, Steelseries, Filco, HHK, Ducky, Corsair, Cooler Master, HP, Logitech, Topre, SIIG, Genius, Evolvent
Offered by Grifiti
Price: $12.98
2 used & new from $12.98

5.0 out of 5 stars You will need the 19" extra wide version., July 10, 2015
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Improved over prior maximum length, which was 17 inches. I wrote a review of that wristpad a couple years ago and stated that I did not like it's width when used with a Happy Hacking keyboard. The keyboard is not wide, so one would think that 17" would be enough, but it's not when one considers the height of this wrist pad and the fact that, very time one reaches for the mouse, their wrist and hand fall off the end of the thick pad. I had to buy two 17" models and use then side-by-side (end-to-end), at a total cost of about thirty bucks.

Smartly, Grifiti now makes a 19" extra wide version and the extra "real estate" makes a huge difference. The extra 11% in width allows one to use it effectively...the left side for me is placed about 2" past the end of the keyboard (to accommodate the forearm coming in at an angle toward the keyboard), and is about 5" past the right of the keyboard (the HHKBLite2 is about 10 inches wide) to allow a wrist rest when using the mouse/trackball just to the right of the keyboard.

Buy the 19" version and it will work for you, too. Anything smaller, when this thick, is a non-starter for any keyboard. :-)


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