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Can anyone comment on the Maxpedition Gearslinger Monsoon or Larkspur Messenger bag? I am interested in either/or piece of gear, but hesitate to drop the money without some input from someone who has one.
 

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i have a monsoon and a falcon 2 pack, both are great packs, the monsoon is very spacious inside. it will fit an acr inside without the barrel, with the barrel it hangs out a little bit. my lightweight carry/shtf for the monsoon had 3 pmags, aac m4-2k, p30, and 10.5" acr-with much room to spare
 

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Pretty much every bag I own is Maxpedition. I have everything from the vulture backpack to the jumbo versipack. My first bag was a Falcon 2 I got over 5 years ago and used as a backpack daily for school while I was going to college. Their gear holds up well and is very hard to beat value for money wise.
 

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I have the messenger bag. What do you intend to use it for. It is pretty wide open, nothing inside.
I prefer the shoulder sling bags (Noatak and Kodiak are the two that I use) from Maxpedition.
I keep the messenger bag around for when I need to carry a large amount of books, etc.
Otherwise it collects dust.
 

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Actually, got to go along with big dog on this one, as i have both, my "go" bag for work is the monsoon, and for day hikes ill sling the falcon or my specops "the pack" which is covered in numerous "extra" molle attachment packs( this is my three day pack, when i go rough camping).


FYI:The kodiak will hold an mp-5 or aks-74u with ease...just sayin:cool:
 

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Pretty much every bag I own is Maxpedition. I have everything from the vulture backpack to the jumbo versipack. My first bag was a Falcon 2 I got over 5 years ago and used as a backpack daily for school while I was going to college. Their gear holds up well and is very hard to beat value for money wise.
same here. i don't own the monsoon but it's next on my list. i like their quality and it's worth the extra price.
 

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+1, as they say. I don't own those models, but Maxpedition is my first stop for any kind of pack or bag aside from super-specialty items like the Eberlestock Dragonfly I'm going to buy this Christmas. I own a Maxp attache, Kodiak, and a versipack, and love all three. And they are night indestructible. Actually, they may be indestructible. I've yet to find the lifespan of any of them, despite now several years of abuse.
 

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HEADS UP!!!!

LA Police Gear is having a 30% off ALL MAXPEDITION PRODUCTS until tuesday (9/27) midnight. Enter gift code MAX30

Get while the getting's good!
 

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I can not comment on the aforementioned bags, but I do own and use the Fatboy Versapack for use as a rifle fighting bag, and also the FR-1 pouch as my advanced first aid kit.
Maxpedition gear has proven to be pretty heavy duty, and I do not think it will let you down no matter what you decide. Just make sure you actually use and train with it.

The Fatboy packs make accessing mags and even free floating shotgun shells super quick. The bag stays nice and tight to your body as well.
 

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I posted this in this thread of my experience with mine so I figured Id transfer it here.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_6_10/365934_Maxpedition_Monsoon_Gearslinger_as_an_EDC_bag.html

Heres my posts on it.

I had it in OD green (which looks awesome and not military at all). I loved it. It was my all time favorite bag. The only issues I had were that some of the pockets being shapped triangle had wasted space and at least one was hard to get stuff out of, the strap started coming apart at the base and the shoulder strap even adjusted to the smallest size seemed a bit big and Im 6'2" 190lbs. With a coat that wasnt an issue and overall it wasnt a big deal. As for the coming apart, I used every single day to conceal carry at work and it didnt seem like it would fail, it was just coming apart. Even still Maxpedition paid for shipping to do an exchange but shitty ass FedEx "lost" the package in their drop box and would cover the bag since it was never scanned in so I never got the exchange.
Over all even with the issues, the second I have money Im buying it again. The bag was super comfy, looked great, very very quick on and off, and drawing a pistol from the hidden compartment was as quick and easy and a small of the back holster, especially if you keep the zippers positioned right.
Also as far as space, it fit my older laptop, books, and lunch. And on gym days my running shoes would take up most of the usable space but still fit in with clothes, water, some books or the laptop.
Honestly it would be a perfect E&E/get home bag.

ETA: I found the pics I originally sent to Maxpedition for the exchange



Like I said in spite of the issue, Im in full support of the bag. Usually if a bag fails then thats it for me but its just a really good design.
 

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Your experience has to be somewhat unusual, Dustin. I own a number of Maxp bags and overload them horribly, and I've never seen a stitching failure. I'm not surprised Maxp was so willing to help you exchange it, as their commitment to quality and durability is obvious in their products. The designs may be funky, but they're put together like nylon tanks. Good luck getting a replacement.
 

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Well I want to make sure its clear though that I loved that bag lol Its awesome and Im definitly getting another one. So Im not holding the issue against them like I usually would.
 

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I enjoyed reading that Maxpedition was more then willing to replace the bag. Good to know a company stands behind their product. FedEx on the other hand, what a bunch of buffoons.
 

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That's good to know. I was looking at their range bags. Huge price difference between them and some of the ones I've seen mentioned in the range bags thread. I've got a bag similar to yours Dustin and just picked up a logistics and map+compass pouch. I love the green. Im glad they stand behind their work.
 
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