Maxpedition 3 in 1 load duffel bag
- By Pete Moore
- 1 Comments
- Last updated: 30/01/2017
I use a lot of Maxpedition kit as I rate it for both travel and field use. However, this is the first time I have looked at what I would term pure luggage, as they make a number of items simply for stashing your kit in when travelling!
Easy As A,B,C!
Called the 3 in 1, Load Out, Duffel Bag it looks normal. The exterior fabric is 1000-Denier water and abrasion resistant light-weight ballistic nylon fabric in a Khaki Foliage or Black. The interior is fully lined for added durability. It measures 31” long, 13” wide and is 15” tall with separate compartments at either end. Closer inspection shows that the duffel is built in three pieces, A - main bag, B - backpack pod and C - shoulder bag pod. With B and C zipping to A it offers a versatile system.
Pod B when removed is a small day pack with adjustable, padded shoulder straps and a grab handle and measures 12” wide, 9” tall and 2” thick with a smaller, integral outer zippered pouch on the back. Pod C the shoulder bag is 12” wide, 15” tall and 3” thick with a full size pouch on the back at 12” wide and 15” tall. It offers an adjustable shoulder strap with pad that attaches to D-rings via snaps. Both bags also feature PALS configuration loops on each side for attaching extra stowage, which Maxpedition offers. There are also Velcro pads for patches etc. Even better the two bags can zip together to create a larger unit, however, the only carry option is the shoulder strap.
Even on its own the main bag (A) measures 21” long, 13” wide and 15” tall and offers a lot of stowage. Access is by a full zipped flap on the top and there’s a small, zip-closed compartment on the front with a 4 x 6” Velcro pad for badges etc. Carriage is by wraparound handled that Velcro together to form a large grip. There’s also a fixed, adjustable, padded shoulder strap and a pair of quick release compression straps on top to cinch down the load.
Like the pods the main bag shows PALS configuration loops with three rows of six channels each. On the base are five plastic feet to minimise abrasion. The build spec is high as we have come to expect from Maxpedition, all fabric is triple polyurethane coated for water resistance and treated with DuPont Teflon for superb water and grime resistance. Stress points are double stitched, bartacked or box-and-X stitched for added strength.
High tensile strength nylon webbing is used for all straps and it’s held together by high tensile strength composite nylon thread. All Internal seams are taped and finished and all zips and tracks are YKK and the pulls have paracord pull tags for easy use.
Tough, practical and versatile design
Expensive but worth it
Like 99.9% of their kit; hard to fault