Maxpedition Falcon 2 reviews

The Maxpedition Falcon 2 backpack is a rugged, versatile, and well-constructed tactical backpack designed to meet the demands of outdoor enthusiasts, hikers, military personnel, and anyone who needs a reliable and feature-packed carry solution. In this detailed review, we will explore the key specifications, design elements, and performance of the Maxpedition Falcon 2.


  1. Material:

Exterior: 1000-Denier nylon fabric with water-resistant coating
Interior: Water-resistant lining

  1. Dimensions:
    Main Compartment: 20.5″ (H) x 12.5″ (W) x 8″ (D)
    Front Pouch: 15.5″ (H) x 11.5″ (W) x 2″ (D)
    Total Capacity: Approximately 25 liters
  2. Weight:

Approximately 4.2 pounds (1.9 kilograms)

  1. Design:
    Style: Tactical backpack with a sleek and compact profile
    Organization: Multiple compartments, pouches, and pockets for efficient storage
    MOLLE Attachments: Extensive MOLLE webbing on the exterior for customizable accessory attachment
    Hydration Compatibility: Accommodates up to a 100oz/3L hydration reservoir (not included)
  2. Comfort and Support:

Padded Straps: Adjustable padded shoulder straps for comfort
Back Support: Padded and ventilated back panel for improved airflow
Sternum Strap: Adjustable sternum strap for load stability
Waist Belt: Adjustable waist belt for even weight distribution
6. Durability:

The use of high-quality 1000-Denier nylon fabric and reinforced stitching ensures the Falcon 2’s durability, making it capable of withstanding rugged conditions and rough handling.
7. Security and Convenience:

Lockable Zippers: YKK high-quality lockable zippers add security to the compartments.
Hidden Pocket: Concealed pocket on the back panel for discreet storage.
Quick-Release Buckles: Duraflex quick-release buckles for easy access and quick removal.

The Maxpedition Falcon 2 backpack is an exemplary fusion of functionality, durability, and versatility. It’s designed with a sleek and compact profile that doesn’t compromise on storage and organization.

Materials and Durability:
The use of 1000-Denier nylon fabric, reinforced stitching, and water-resistant coatings ensures that the Falcon 2 can handle the harshest outdoor conditions and daily wear. It’s built to last, and its sturdy construction can withstand the rigors of outdoor adventures.

Organization and Storage:
One of the standout features of this backpack is its exceptional organization. With multiple compartments, pouches, and pockets, you’ll find ample space to store and access your gear efficiently. The MOLLE webbing allows you to customize the bag further by attaching accessories and pouches to suit your specific needs. Whether you’re a hiker, military personnel, or a photographer, the Falcon 2 provides space for all your essentials.

Comfort and Support:
The padded shoulder straps, ventilated back panel, sternum strap, and waist belt contribute to comfortable wear and even weight distribution. These features are essential for those who plan to carry the backpack over long distances and extended periods.

Security and Convenience:
Lockable YKK zippers and hidden pockets provide security for your valuables, while the quick-release buckles make accessing your gear effortless.

Maxpedition Falcon 2 Review

The Falcon II Backpack is the go-to backpack if your looking for a durable, ergonomic, and well designed pack. 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 easy to wear.

The Maxpedition Falcon II is my favorite pack. It is a medium transport pack that I use for 1-3 day bow hunting trips when I venture from camp. It is narrow enough to ride right on your back without getting in your arms’ way for drawing a bow. It holds plenty enough gear for 1-3 days, and it has plenty of external tie-downs to strap on extra gear or clothing. I’m sure it would do well for rucking, since that’s what my wilderness country bowhunts amount to.

I bought this bag in 2009 from an Army Surplus store and got a steal on it. 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.


In summary, the Maxpedition Falcon 2 is a top-tier tactical backpack that lives up to the brand’s reputation for producing high-quality, rugged gear. Its durable construction, impressive organization, and comfortable wear make it an ideal choice for outdoor enthusiasts, adventurers, and anyone who demands a reliable and well-designed backpack for their journeys. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a casual hiker, the Falcon 2 offers exceptional utility and performance.

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