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Maxpedition Falcon-II and Pygmy Falcon-II

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When looking for a daypack, or lightweight pack for an overnight trip, there are 2 packs that should be seriously considered – and that is the Maxpedition Falcon-II and Pygmy Falcon-II. This is not about which pack is the better between the two, but which one will suite your needs the best.

Each pack has something different to offer.  So lets do an overview of each pack, look at what they have to offer, then compare tht to what the needs are.

Lets start out with a basic overview of the Maxpedition Falcon-II and Pygmy Falcon-II

Now lets move onto the details of each pack.

Maxpedition Falcon-II:
This is from the Maxpedition website

  • 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
  • Hydration: Up to 100oz Bladder
  • Support: 1″ Sternum Strap, 1.5″ Waist Belt (min 9″ strap alone / max 42″ strap alone; min 19″ loop / max 52″ loop)
  • Optional accessories: Hook & Loop Modular Accessories and Grimloc Carabiner
  • 1000-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
  • UTX-Duraflex nylon buckles for low sound closures
  • Triple polyurethane coated for water resistance
  • High tensile strength nylon webbing
  • High tensile strength composite nylon thread (stronger than ordinary industry standard nylon thread)
  • #AS-100 high grade closed-cell foam padding material for superior shock protection
  • Internal seams taped and finished
  • Paracord zipper pulls
  • Stress points double stitched, Bartacked or “Box-and-X” stitched for added strength

Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon-II:
This is from the Maxpedition website

  • Dimension: 18″(H) x 9.5″(W) x 5.5″(D) Main Compartment
  • 12″(H) x 7.5″(W) x 2.75″(D) Front Pouch
  • 12″(H) x 7.5″(W) Slip Pocket
  • Capacity: 1400 cu. in. / 23 liters
  • Hydration: Two side pouches for 1L Nalgene
  • Support: 1in Adjustable Sternum Strap
  • Optional Accessories: Grimloc Carabiner
  • Empty Weight: 36.9 oz.
  • 1000-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
  • UTX-Duraflex nylon buckles for low sound closures
  • Triple polyurethane coated for water resistance
  • High tensile strength nylon webbing
  • High tensile strength composite nylon thread (stronger than ordinary industry standard nylon thread)
  • #AS-100 high grade closed-cell foam padding material for superior shock protection
  • Internal seams taped and finished
  • Paracord zipper pulls
  • Stress points double stitched, Bartacked or “Box-and-X” stitched for added strength

One of the main differences between the full sized Falcon II and Pygmy is the hydration bladder compartment. The full sized Falcon II has a compartment for a bladder, while the Pygmy does not.

The Pygmy has built on external pouches for 32 ounce water bottles. With the full sized Falcon II, you have to attach canteens or use the Maxpedition pouches designed for water bottles.

The Falcon-II has a larger capacity then the Pygmy, by about 120 inches.

The Maxpedition Falcon-II has straps on the bottom of the pack for attaching a bed roll or a tent. The Pygmy does not have any straps on the bottom.

Other Maxpedition articles:

Maxpedition Vulture-II
maxpedition vulture ii
Kodiak Gearslinger
Maxpedition Kodiak Gearslinger
Maxpedition Falcon II Pygmy
maxpedition falcon ii pygmy

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Kevin Felts was born and raised in southeast Texas, graduated from Bridge City high school Bridge City Texas, and attended Lamar College in Port Arthur Texas. Hobbies include fishing, hiking, hunting, blogging, sharing his politically incorrect opinion, video blogging on youtube, survivalism and spending time with his family. In his free time you may find Kevin working around the farm, building something, or tending to the livestock

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