maxpedition fatboy

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    Does anyone carry a maxpedition fatboy every day as an edc bag?
     
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    I used to, but found it a bit small for my habits. Now I carry a Vanquest bag similar to the Maxped Jumbo.
    Did you have any specific questions about it?
     
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    Oops. Double post.
     
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    Just wanted some input before I buy one. Thanks for your reply.
     
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    I guess it depends on what you plan to carry. I like a little extra space for things I pick up when I'm out and about. The pistol mag pouch was pretty useless to me, and I found I wanted a bottle carrier more than I thought I would.
    How about you?
     
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    I agree, it's a nice bag for sure. For regular EDC items and/or a pistol it would be a great choice, but if you want to haul a softshell or more gear a Noatak would be a good choice as it has more internal space, but not overly spacious, but it's footprint is small too.

    I sold my Noatak which I loved, but wanted a little more space, so I just got one of their Lithvore packs about 1000ci, it's perfect for what I want. It doesn't have a dedicated CCW pouch which I liked the option of on my Noatak, but I usually carry on body anyway, and on this one I can clip my holster to the lip of the laptop pouch.

    They make a Fatboy Jumbo and they have a new expanded line of packs in their AGR series that IMO are worth looking at.

    AGR--
    https://www.maxpedition.com/collections/agr-advanced-gear-research
     
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    I like the Noatak too. Quite a bit different from the Fatboy or Jumbo, but great if you need a little more room and frequent access to it. I don't use the CCW pouch for a firearm on any of these packs. Rather I carry my tablet there. The Noatak is a bit large for what I would consider EDC, but that's just me. I use it a lot for short hikes and such.
     
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    I have two Fatboys but so far I haven't used either.:8: This spring Woot had a great deal on them, NIB, so I bought a couple. They're well made, like all Maxpedition stuff, but so far I haven't got around to deciding what to use them for. They seem like good packs for bush bumming but I like to use a water bottle bag for that. And I'm not a murse kind of guy. Eventually I'll find the killer app for those packs.
     
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    Car emergency bag would be good.
     
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    Yeah, good point, it would work great for that.
     
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    For years I carried a Maxpeditiin jumbo versa pack as my EDC bag, but I've started carrying more stuff than it could hold.

    It worked pretty well when I lived in town. My model had a water bottle holder.

    I keep it around for task specific outings that don't warrant taking the Eberlestock, like hauling a half dozen ratchet straps to put up tree stands. Stuff like that.

    My current bag (another Maxpedition) wouldn't be very comfortable to carry all day, but it just gets carried to the truck, from the truck to the shop, and back. It fits things I need..contractors clipboard, rain jacket, plus all the crap that was in the fat boy.
     
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