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Maxpedition Fatboy Versipack Review

Posted in Uncategorized on September 6, 2010 by Combat Pack

Hello folks, today we will review the Maxpedition Fatboy Versipack. The Fatboy is one of the most popular Versipacks Maxpedition has to offer and today we will take a quick look at what it has to offer.

Maxpedition Fatboy Versipack

Maxpedition Fatboy Versipack

The Maxpedition Fatboy is a single shoulder sling pack designed to be worn on the right side (there is also an S-Type Fatboy for those who prefer to wear it on the left). This is not the largest bag yu will find, you will not be using to store a laptop or anything large, instead it is main at people who carry a lot of small items and need to keep them organized. The main strap is 2 inches wide and very durable, not only is it strong but padded for a comfortable wear. A big side release buckle is useful if you need to quickly drop the pack for some reason, this big buckle is well made and will not break easily. The back side of the pack is padded so it seats comfortable against the wearer’s body, it also includes a 3″ snapping loop that can be attached to a belt for added stability. This is a very useful feature for people who would like to take the pack for a hike or for a long walk as it will prevent the pack from bouncing.

Maxpedition Fatboy Versipack Back

The main compartment has a huge 156 cubic inches of capacity, 8″ tall x 6″ wide x 2.5″ deep, this is enough room to carry everyday items such as cellphones, ipod, wallet, camera and much more. There are also two mesh sleeves inside that allow for keeping items inside the main pouch organized. If you like to go on outdoor adventures you will appreciate the water proof material that protects the main pouch, this sleeve comes with a draw string that you can cinch down for a tight fit to prevent the elements from getting inside and ruining your gear. Also behind the main compartment there is a zippered pocket about large pocket measures approximately 11″ wide x 9.25″ which can be used to store a handgun (or other items as preferred) using a holster that will hold the gun in place.

Maxpedition Fatboy Versipack Main Maxpedition Fatboy Versipack Main draw string

The outside of the  flap that covers the main pouch is  secured with a snapping buckle attached to a nylon strap, this strap is tightened by pulling on a metal D-Ring. The outside of the flap has another pocket about 5″ by 8″, this pocket can provide storage for flat items such as a map or a small notepad. When you open the zipper you will realize that the pocket extends both upward and downward from the zipper line, so this pocket is actually bigger than what you may think. Just above the zipper for this pocket there is a rectangular panel with Velcro that you can use for patches or name plates.

In the front of the pack you will find two more pockets providing further storage capacity and organization for small items, you can carry your wallet, keys, loose change, or small electronics such as an MPR3 player in here. The first one is 6″ tall x 5″ wide x 1.5″ deep while the other one is the same height and width but it s a flat pocket so there is not much depth.
Maxpedition Fatboy Versipack Front
On the left side at the botttom of the strap you will find modular attachment webbing straps that you can use to attach additional pouches. Right above that there is a metal snap that can be used to provide quick access to a keyring or a similar object.

Maxpedition Fatboy Versipack snap

On the left side there is another zippered pocket approximately 7.5″ tall x 2.5″ wide and 2″ deep which can be used to store such items as sunglasses, and other slim items. On the outside of this pocket there is more modular straps to attach additional accesories.

Maxpedition Fatboy Versipack Left

On the right side of the Fatboy there is a slim pouch that is secured by a flap with velcro that is about 4.5″ tall x 1.5 wide x 1.5″ deep which is perfect to carry a flashlight or a multi-tool.

Maxpedition Fatboy Versipack Right 2

On the right side near the shoulder strap there is a 4.5″ tall x 2.5″ wide x 1.5″ deep secured by a plastic clip. This pocket was designed to carry a cellphone or small radio but it can be used for other small electronics as well such as a GPS. On both sides of the cell phone pocket there are two 3.5″ long open ended loops used to carry pens or other long slim objects.

Maxpedition Fatboy Versipack Right

Here is a quick summary on the product materials straight from the Manufacturer Maxpedition. Product Materials

  • 1050-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