The Maxpedition Falcon II Pygmy is an excellent all around backpack, including a warm weather backpack. It’s just big enough for a day long hike, or a light weight overnight camping pack, without being too large the hiker is tempted to carry unneeded gear.
One of the questions I have been asked, “what makes a pack a warm weather pack?” In my opinion, its the packs size – its so small you can not carry spare clothing. In a cold weather camping or hiking situation, you will probably want to bring extra clothing, maybe a hat gloves, extra socks,,,, the usual stuff that hikers and campers my need in cold weather.
In hot weather you can take clothing off, in cold weather you have to have extra clothing to put it on. If the extra clothing is not in the pack, there is nothing to put on.
Maxpedition Falcon II Pygmy
The Maxpedition Falcon II Pygmy was picked because of its perfect size. Its just big enough to fit everything I carry on a warm weather camping trip.
Inside The Maxpedition Falcon II Pygmy I Sometimes Carry
- Parachute Hammock
- Rain Poncho
- Poncho liner
- First Aid kit
- 2 Compasses
- TOPO Maps
- Gerber Multitool
- Water Filter
- Water Bottle
- Nylon Cord
And a some other stuff.
In warm/hot weather camping there is no need in bringing a sleeping bag rated at 40 degrees. Instead of a sleeping bag, a US military poncho liner is used. This provides protection from the chilly night air. Instead of a tent, bring a hammock. The rain poncho can be used as a shelter over the parachute hammock.
There is a lot to love about the Maxpedition Falcon II Pygmy. The built in water bottle pouches save having to add canteens.
The external pouches are large enough for TOPO maps, compass, GPS and water filter. Having the most used gear in the external pouches saves having t open the main compartment every time the hiker stops for a rest break.
Over the years the Maxpedition Falcon II Pygmy has been taken on numerous hiking trips. Due to its rugged design, it has earned a place as one of my favorite Maxpedition backpacks. As far as I am concerned, the Maxpedition Falcon II Pygmy is one of the best Maxpedition backpacks on the market.
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