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Maxpedition Falcon-II Backpack
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- Category name: gear-bags-and-accessories
- Country of origin: Vietnam
- Brand name: Maxpedition
- 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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From the manufacturer
Maxpedition The Originator of the Falcon II
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.
Falcon II Tactical Backpack From Maxpedition
Built and Tested for Hard-Use
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 comfortable to wear even when hauling heavy gear!
- Volume: 1400 cu.in. / 23L
- Concealed Carry Pocket
- Available in 5 Color Options
- External PALS Webbing for attachments
- Internal Pockets and loop fields for customization
Worn around the world by a variety of users that have a need for durable packs!
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Maxpedition customer Catalin, carries his #0513K Falcon-II Backpack on a day trip up a mountain in Kabul (Afghanistan).
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Joshua from Cantonment, FL takes his son, Coda, for a hike along the trails by Perdido River. Josh carries the Falcon-II Backpack.
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Here is a shot of Mike headed across the country with #0513 Falcon-II Backpack in Tennessee.
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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.
- 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
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Pros: Sturdy, ridged, perfect size for a small to medium size frame, compact and expandable
Cons: Awful chemical smell! Loose and uneven stitching, too many loose straps, no bottle holder (you have to purchase one separately)
I usually carry an EDC (Every Day Carry) along with my work stuff in one backpack. Most tactical backpacks are bulky and cumbersome. Not so much with the Falcon Backpack. Reviewers commented on how small this bag is and I can see why they say that. When I first opened the box shocked I was relieved by the compact size. I was looking for something that wasn’t too big as I’m a little over five feet tall. I can see why this pack could be too small for some though. This is a perfect size for a carry on - especially if you keep a couple days worth of clothing and personal hygiene items with you in case your luggage gets lost.
My old backpack was bulky, use to sag, and pull on the straps if I put a decent amount of stuff in it. This pack is ridged, not flimsy, so it keeps its form. I haven’t noticed the weight like with my other bag. I like that it has several straps to keep it compact but will also allow for greater expansion if needed.
I have two main complaints. One, the smell is horrendous! It’s a mixture between formaldehyde and dog poop on your shoes. I know that sounds strange but that is the only way I know how to describe it. I’ve had this backpack by my desk for several days and the headache from the smell is nauseating. My eyes are burning. The attached tag stated that the pack was treated with Teflon-which might explain it. It would also explain why this pack is so ridged. It seems that you could do all kind of damage to it and it will still keep its shape. I now understand why one reviewer stated that the pack is bulletproof. If you want something that is supple or malleable this is not the pack for you. The second complaint would be the stitching. I paid $140 for this pack. I was expecting better quality and even stitching.
FYI: This pack doesn’t have a side pocket for a drink/water bottle. You have to buy one separately. I’m guessing they decided a beverage pouch was not needed because of the water bladder compartment. Speaking of the water bladder-it goes in a separate zippered compartment in the back. The bottom of bladder compartment does have a hole for drainage if something happens to the bladder. The rest of the packs bottom is solid. If you put it down on something wet it shouldn’t immediately seep into the inside.
It has a good bit of Molle webbing on the front, sides and shoulder straps. It has a key ring above the top pocket that has a snap closure. It also has a clip attached to one of the inside pockets.
There are eight straps that are free to whip in the wind. I was disappointed that they didn’t come with some sort of tie down. It reminds me of an octopus with flailing arms. They are distracting, cumbersome and messy looking. The straps are nicely padded. I Used a towel in the end photos to show the straps on the bottom. The bottom straps can be used to hold a sleeping bag, coat or additional carry on attachments.
Overall a strong sturdy backpack.
I realized upon receiving the packs that this was going to be an uphill battle for the maxpedition to win me over. I thought I was getting a pack of a similar class, but realized how small it is compared to the others upon receiving it and comparing the specs. Its 1500 compared to 2000-2500 for the other packs. It was a lot more narrow then I realized from the pictures. Partly my fault I know. I have a lot of Max stuff, and I feel like its all of the best quality, well made, and well thought out. I love my versa pack, my cooler bags, and various pouches I have from them. This pack didn't seem to quite have the same well thought out design features as my "man bag." The ergos were wrong for me, it did seem weirdly stiff, and the straps, while serving a definite purpose, made access difficult. I also wish their black was black. I don't especially enjoy the contrast stitching highlighting each and every molle strap, and I don't think it serves much of a purpose other then highlighting my tacticool pack.
If you're looking for something lightweight and high speed this is a great choice if you won't be carrying a ton of gear. I expect the stiffness would go away after some time, and I trust Maxpedition and their fantastic/high quality products. I can see this pack really shining on a motorcycle or bike, or any place (back) space is at a premium. The design will really be hit or miss for some people, and pay attention to how narrow it is. If you want something a little more traditional, but still with great urban/thoughtful features, I recommend the Hazard 4 day pack. It has contrast lining, a padded pocket for organization, and great padding. Its the ideal urban/travel bag for medium duty. If you want the best value in more traditional shaped rucks, I recommend the 5.11. It doesnt have any earth shattering features, but its good quality, has good ergo's, has good organization, its tough, and can be found for a great price on amazon. I ended up going with UAP, its pretty much bomb proof, its made in america and is infinitely customizable. Sadly like everything customizable that costs extra. It already is the most expensive of the bunch, but figure in another hundred or so for back panel if you want one, admin pouch if you want organization, hydration hook if you want it hanging, etc etc. Still I think my grandkids will probably be passing it down to their grand kids.
- look really cool. Already few guys have ask me for it.
- it is a narrow pack so nothing sticks out of you back. Great to carry it while riding my bike.
- Super sturdy construction
- Back pocket with velcro to attach i.e. gun holster
- plenty space and pockets.
- Water bladder compatible
- Can add lot of accessories in the molly webbing
- Nylon straps are pretty sturdy and stiff so they do not run well.
- Some nylon straps are long and there is no way to keep the rolled, kind of a mini velcro tie or so.
- Personally I would have liked that admin pocket would have been designed to be opened entirely.
- Shoulder straps would need a bit more padding in my opinion
- Not a good ventilation system in the back
Most recent customer reviews
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This is a small pack. Good for day use or tactical applications made nicely.