The Maxpedition Falcon II backpack has so many improvements over the first generation backpacks from Maxpedition. The upgrade has enhanced the overall design to provide added comfort without having to compromise on the storage and durability.
In fact, the amount of storage space provided by the Falcon II is very impressive. It has been designed so that it maximizes space and allows you to fit as much stuff as possible into each different compartment. The segregated compartments will enable you to organize things better too, so you can quickly access any items you may need from a certain compartment, rather than having to go through the entire backpack.
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Design features for the Maxpedition Falcon II backpack
The Falcon II is one of the most versatile backpacks available in the market – thanks to the intelligent design. It can be a loyal day or hunting pack and also act as an overnighter because of the ample room. The modular webbing that run all over the bag makes it possible for you to attach pockets using TacTie.
The Falcon 2 is not made for carrying a lot of liquid, with just an external sleeve that can hold 100 oz. However, an additional reservoir can be added to the large compartments. The 1.25 inch webbing on the shoulder straps ensures high-breathability and provides maximum comfort. With 5 independent zippered spaces it can accommodate items large and small.
The bag has been thoroughly constructed with abrasion resistant, 1050-Denier ballistic nylon and is ergonomically shaped and provides maximum comfort. Talking about comfort, the shoulder straps are padded so good that you will find it a delight to carry the gear around. The stuffing braces on the Falcon II are made up of breathable mesh, which of course enhances breathability.
Teflon fabric coating protects the backpack from all the abuse the bag is destined to take. It has the ability to release and repel spills, stains and soil without impacting the color, breathability, or most importantly the weight of the bag.
The high strength zippers and tracks will never fail you which have phenomenal slider lock and crosswise strength. The Falcon II also used low sound closure nylon buckles originally made by Duraflex. It’s a well known fact that Duraflex buckles are some of the best in the world, however, the low sound closures sounds more like a marketing gimmick.
The Triple polyurethane coating makes the gear water resistant and safeguards the content when it wet environment. However, in case of hours of heavy downpour, water might find its way in to the bag. It uses high tensile strength nylon webbing that can take all the ill-treatment of camping and hiking with ease. The form padding (AS-100) ensures maximum comfort and provides superior shock protection.
You will be simply stunned by the number of storage options in the Maxpedition Falcon II backpack. It measures around 10 x 19 x 8.5 inches in dimensions and has a storage capacity of 1520 cu. inches. The main compartment also measures 9.5 X 18 X 5 inches and can store items great and small.
There are a total of 5 internal slip pockets on the front of the backpack. There are also 2 zippered pockets on the front, one on the top and one near the bottom along with a Keyper. On the exterior-rear is a zippered compartment that can act as a water reservoir (appox. 3 liters). There are also 2 drainage grommet ports.
The left and right side of the Falcon II backpack looks almost identical with compression straps (2-side), which are made out of 1 inch webbing. There are also five rows of PALS webbing (2 channels). On the front and rear of the interior are 2 mesh pockets. And that’s not all. The Falcon II is extremely scalable with seven compression straps allowing the backpack to expand a lot for camping capabilities.
If you are looking for a slightly wider option, you should probably go for the Condor II. However, both the condor and the Falcon are the same when it comes to design solutions. They both have identical front pockets along with four compression straps with buckles. The Condor’s main compartment is also deeper and roomier when compared to the Falcon.
The Falcon II comes in a myriad of different colors viz. Fire-EMS Red, Safety Yellow, Khaki, OD Green, Black, Royal Blue-Foliage, Orange-Foliage, and Foliage-Green.
Maintenance is minimal, thanks to Dupont Teflon. The gear can be cleaned simply by wiping it with a damp cloth. It is also advised not to use detergent or bleach.
Last thoughts on the Maxpedition Falcon II
The innovative design behind the Falcon II will help you really optimize the space it has and fit many more items than a backpack of similar size. The backpack is incredibly strong and durable. You will also find it very comfortable to wear, even when fully laden. The Maxpedition Falcon II is a very good quality backpack, and the design features really make it stand out from other competing models.