Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon-II Backpack

  • 5.0 star rating (36)
  • Item #: 0517K
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Maxpedition

Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon-II Backpack

When you need an urban daypack with a rugged exterior and a spacious interior, you need the Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon-II Backpack. With several individual pockets and 1,100 cubic inches of carrying capacity, this backpack is guaranteed to keep you prepared in any situation. Exterior PALS webbing and 5-inch Tactie Attachment Straps allow for the attachment of other Maxpedition pouches and accessories. Each side of the bag has a mesh pouch that is large enough to hold up to a 32-ounce water bottle. Made with a lightweight ballistic nylon fabric, this rugged bag is reinforced with a DuPont Teflon treatment to resist grime, triple polyurethane coating to resist water and taped and finished internal seams. The bag also is made with high tensile strength nylon thread throughout and double-stitching, "box-and-x" stitching or bar-tacking in all high-stress areas for additional resilience. Held together with a Y-shaped compression strap, this backpack holds all of your essentials without straining your shoulders.

Features of Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon-II Backpack

  • Lightweight 1,000 denier ballistic nylon fabric that is water and abrasion resistant
  • Volume: 1,100 cu in
  • Overall dimensions: 9.5" x 8" x 17.5"
  • Main compartment: 9" x 4.5" x 17"
  • Exterior front zippered pocket: 7" x 12"
  • Exterior front zippered pouch: 7" x 12" x 2.5"
  • Five internal slip pockets on the exterior front: one is 7" x 12", one is 6.5" x 6.55", one is 3" x 5" and three are 1" x 5"
  • Exterior front features three channels of 2" webbing loops, two rows and five channels of PALS webbing for attachments, a Keyper, bungee cord retention and a Y-compression strap with 1" webbing
  • Breathable rear padding for added comfort
  • Top grab handle made with 1" webbing
  • Two top attachment loops made from 1" webbing
  • Exterior left and right feature two rows of 2-channel PALS webbing
  • Mesh side pouch with cord retainer on exterior left and right sides compatible with a 32-oz. water bottle
  • Exterior bottom made of non-slip, abrasion-resistant material
  • Hydration bladder loop hanger on the main interior rear made with ¾" webbing
  • Two interior rear internal slip pockets: 9" x 4.5" and 9" x 13"
  • Interior rear internal zippered pocket: 9" x 7"
  • Detachable sternum strap features an elastic shock absorber, 1" webbing and a 1" quick release buckle
  • Padded, adjustable 2.5" backpack straps feature five channels of PALS webbing, 1" D-ring attachment points and 1" x 2" webbing loop on each strap
  • Treated with DuPont Teflon fabric protector for easy maintenance and grime resistance
  • Triple polyurethane coating for total waterproof protection
  • Quiet closing UTX-Duraflex nylon buckles
  • Padded with #AS-100 high grade closed-cell foam to absorb shock
  • Threaded with high tensile strength nylon webbing that is stronger than industry standard nylon thread
  • Bar-tacking, double stitching or "box-and-x" stitching along high stress points for enhanced strength
  • Taped and finished internal seams
  • High strength YKK zippers and zipper tracks
  • Paracord zipper pulls
  • Compatible with #9905 5" Tactie and #9903 3" Tactie Attachment Straps for attaching a wide range of accessories
  • Cleaning instructions: Wipe down gear with damp cloth and allow to dry naturally
  • Do not use bleach or detergent when cleaning
  • Not machine washable
  • Description
    Maxpedition

    Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon-II Backpack

    When you need an urban daypack with a rugged exterior and a spacious interior, you need the Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon-II Backpack. With several individual pockets and 1,100 cubic inches of carrying capacity, this backpack is guaranteed to keep you prepared in any situation. Exterior PALS webbing and 5-inch Tactie Attachment Straps allow for the attachment of other Maxpedition pouches and accessories. Each side of the bag has a mesh pouch that is large enough to hold up to a 32-ounce water bottle. Made with a lightweight ballistic nylon fabric, this rugged bag is reinforced with a DuPont Teflon treatment to resist grime, triple polyurethane coating to resist water and taped and finished internal seams. The bag also is made with high tensile strength nylon thread throughout and double-stitching, "box-and-x" stitching or bar-tacking in all high-stress areas for additional resilience. Held together with a Y-shaped compression strap, this backpack holds all of your essentials without straining your shoulders.

    Features of Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon-II Backpack

    • Lightweight 1,000 denier ballistic nylon fabric that is water and abrasion resistant
    • Volume: 1,100 cu in
    • Overall dimensions: 9.5" x 8" x 17.5"
    • Main compartment: 9" x 4.5" x 17"
    • Exterior front zippered pocket: 7" x 12"
    • Exterior front zippered pouch: 7" x 12" x 2.5"
    • Five internal slip pockets on the exterior front: one is 7" x 12", one is 6.5" x 6.55", one is 3" x 5" and three are 1" x 5"
    • Exterior front features three channels of 2" webbing loops, two rows and five channels of PALS webbing for attachments, a Keyper, bungee cord retention and a Y-compression strap with 1" webbing
    • Breathable rear padding for added comfort
    • Top grab handle made with 1" webbing
    • Two top attachment loops made from 1" webbing
    • Exterior left and right feature two rows of 2-channel PALS webbing
    • Mesh side pouch with cord retainer on exterior left and right sides compatible with a 32-oz. water bottle
    • Exterior bottom made of non-slip, abrasion-resistant material
    • Hydration bladder loop hanger on the main interior rear made with ¾" webbing
    • Two interior rear internal slip pockets: 9" x 4.5" and 9" x 13"
    • Interior rear internal zippered pocket: 9" x 7"
    • Detachable sternum strap features an elastic shock absorber, 1" webbing and a 1" quick release buckle
    • Padded, adjustable 2.5" backpack straps feature five channels of PALS webbing, 1" D-ring attachment points and 1" x 2" webbing loop on each strap
    • Treated with DuPont Teflon fabric protector for easy maintenance and grime resistance
    • Triple polyurethane coating for total waterproof protection
    • Quiet closing UTX-Duraflex nylon buckles
    • Padded with #AS-100 high grade closed-cell foam to absorb shock
    • Threaded with high tensile strength nylon webbing that is stronger than industry standard nylon thread
    • Bar-tacking, double stitching or "box-and-x" stitching along high stress points for enhanced strength
    • Taped and finished internal seams
    • High strength YKK zippers and zipper tracks
    • Paracord zipper pulls
    • Compatible with #9905 5" Tactie and #9903 3" Tactie Attachment Straps for attaching a wide range of accessories
    • Cleaning instructions: Wipe down gear with damp cloth and allow to dry naturally
    • Do not use bleach or detergent when cleaning
    • Not machine washable

Customer Reviews

    • 5.0 star rating
    • awesome
      Reviewer: joe lohr

      8/28/2018

      the lay flat and pack design is awesome. i have bought tons of different back pack of you are looking for an every day pack with tons of space and versatility stop here. the locking strap at the top means you can open your large pockets from the side without fear of everything falling out

    • 2.0 star rating
    • Dislike
      Reviewer: Devin

      8/18/2018

      I Emediatly purchased Another pack made by a competitor after receiving this one in the mail. It is not what I need for my edc items. For some reason they built the pockets in terrible places. Halfway up the pack in the larger compartment and in the smaller ones. There’s also not a lot of good sized or shaped compartments for edc items. The pockets also feel flimsy and not well constructed. The outside of the pack does feel well made. I feel like this pack was just poorly designed.

    • Response from TacticalGear.com

      We're sorry to hear that this was the case, thank you so much for this valuable feedback! If you'd still like to reach out to our Customer Relations team, they'd be glad to recommend a different pack for you that'll better fit your needs!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Maxpedition excellence!
      Reviewer: Survivalman

      8/7/2018

      I own several maxpedition packs and love them all. This one however, is just big enough to carry the essentials, food, water, fire, and shelter. I will buy another one of these soon.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great Backpack!!!
      Reviewer: Kevin Byrd

      8/6/2018

      So far so good, really nice backpack. Perfect for EDC, lots of space, and not restrictive.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Very nice pack
      Reviewer: Cullen Czech

      8/5/2018

      So far this is a very nice pack. It fits a lap top nicely in the main compartment and ther is enough room for a med kit and other essentials.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Nice pack
      Reviewer: Charles Ellixson

      7/17/2018

      Loaded this up and ready to go.perfect !!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • I love this product!!
      Reviewer: Ivan

      7/16/2018

      This is a very sturdy pack just how I like it. The shoulder straps are one of the best parts. I like how well padded and put together they are compared to other packs the same size. It is very well put together. I usually go with 5.11 and Blackhawk but Maxpedition has been added to my list of high quality backpacks.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Well made and easy to use
      Reviewer: Todd Davis

      6/28/2018

      Really like this bag and cannot wait to finish out the organization that I have been doing, Only drawback is all the zipper pulls are black and tough to see. I fixed that with a couple pieces of orange paracord and some red pulls. Well built, good zippers and seams. Overall very happy with the Bag

    • 4.0 star rating
    • GREAT EDC BAG.
      Reviewer: Jose Garcia

      5/21/2018

      Great EDC bag, I own at least 15 Maxpedition products, from pouches to backpacks, wallets. Most of the ones I own are made in Taiwan and this one is made in Vietnam, slight differences between the two, khaki colors don't match, but I was confirmed by Maxpedition that they do produce products from both Taiwan and Vietnam, and the colors do vary between locations. All in all is quite I don't see any issues with it. Love it been using all day, take it everywhere, biggest plus is the side water bottle holder.

    • 4.0 star rating
    • Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon-II Backpack
      Reviewer: Steve Robin

      5/17/2018

      purchased this Backpack as a EDC for work, thinking that it would work after reading the reviews. I am replacing a Propper Pack that the zippers failed on. this Pack is a great size volume and quality but, I do have a few things I hate about this backpack I will start with the Good then the bad. POSITIVE: 1. Heavy construction with material 1000 Denier 2. The zippers are bomb proof. 3. The straps and sternum are better than most. 4. Plenty of lops and places to attach extras. 5. like the bottom of the pack rubber bottom to protect it NEGATIVE: 1. I hate the outside pocket being high and not low because the pack falls over. 2. Having 2 water bottle cinch pockets are a waste of real estate, put pockets on 1. 3. Needs designated pockets for Knife, Flashlight, pens, etc.. easier to get to. 4. The shoulder straps at the top have adj. but the padded portion is sew on why? 5. No Velcro portion for name tab or patches. 6. Lose the bungee cord below the main outside pocket. 7. No compartment to hold a tablet, or small laptop without it falling over inside. 8. Make the handle on top larger it is very small for my hand or for a hook. 9. loose the full zipper on main compartment, everything just falls out This is a well built product but it did not work for me, and so a lot of this is my fault for looking at a item because it was on sale and thinking it would work. ask yourself what am I putting in it and where ? this would be fine for a airplane carry on but not ideal to get in and out of. between it falling over and being a full zipper where everything falls out. I really think I know what I need now so this has been a learning process. now I just need a new custom backpack. or maxpedition , get ahold of me I with give you ideas that with you quality would be perfect!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great pack period.
      Reviewer: Jose Garcia

      5/14/2018

      Great pack, I was looking something for day hikes with water bottle holders on the side. I have several 5.11 packs and love them a whole bunch, but lacks a water bottle holder. But this maxpedition Pygmy falcom 2 is just great. Does lack inside pouches like 5.11, but is bullet proof and comfortable. Price is unbeatable, keep up the great sales.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great backpack
      Reviewer: Miles Higa

      4/26/2018

      Quality product as always from maxpedition.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Rugged design, many pockets
      Reviewer: Patrick Doran

      4/15/2018

      Exceeded expectations. Price point is high though. I ask avid hiker what pack to purchase he said his bag works great after 10 years use.

    • 3.5 star rating
    • Nice backpack just small
      Reviewer: K Guevara

      4/8/2018

      It a nice backpack and very sturdy and small. I am a bigger than average guy but not by alot. The backpack is smaller than I expected and cannot put as much in it as I would like. But it is a great looking heavy duty backpack.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Another great pack
      Reviewer: Jeff Baker

      3/30/2018

      Maxpedition makes truly excellent equipment. This is my 7th piece of Max gear and I'm always impressed with the quality, the features, fit and finish.

    • 4.5 star rating
    • Good Maxpedition Quality
      Reviewer: bs

      3/29/2018

      Bought 2 of these. The slim design works well in black to stow under the rear seat in my truck and remain mostly invisible from the outside. Not so expensive that it breaks the bank if stolen but capable enough to be really useful as a bag that you take in and out of a vehicle on a regular basis. I have several Maxpedition products now and they've all held up well. If it was completely waterproof or had larger Molle field I would give it 5 stars. This price was the absolute best I could find at $70. So good that I bought 2.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great backpack
      Reviewer: Ernie H

      3/28/2018

      Love the color!! Plenty of room for 2-3 day car travel. Good mtn bike backpack also. Good shoulder harness. I slid a 50 oz water bladder in but there is no hydration porthole for the hose... The wife has sewed one in... So...offer a hydration hose porthole and some acc pouches in the dark brown too (please). I could not find any dk. brown pouches anywhere. You could sell a lot of this color if more dark brown accessories are made available. Bring on the dark brown!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great bag
      Reviewer: Thomas A. Wright

      3/27/2018

      Very well made.

    • 3.5 star rating
    • A lot smaller then I expected
      Reviewer: SammyD

      3/27/2018

      Nice little pack . Thought it wouldve been bigger. Maybe for a kid???

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Best mid size bag ever!
      Reviewer: D.Brown

      3/26/2018

      This bag by far is the best mid sized I have owned. Fits my work laptop in it with ease. Had several sling packs before and they get aggravating usually. Was looking for a decent mid size EDC bag and this one is it.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great smaller sized pack
      Reviewer: Sean Montgomery

      3/26/2018

      Great pack for day hikes and every day carry. It is also perfect for traveling if you have to place it under the seat on an airplane. Solidly built and the design is great for getting a lot of items in a smaller pack.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great product
      Reviewer: Paul Knotts

      3/26/2018

      Superior quality

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great medium daypack
      Reviewer: R.Steiff

      3/25/2018

      Nice small/midsize pack, some admin pouches to help keep important items locked down. Back ventilation could be a tad better, but the dual built in side bottle carriers are excellent. Pack material is a bit stiff too, but I would absolutely but this pack again, (on sale only though). Wish it had a spot for a morale patch too.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Good bag, good price
      Reviewer: Justin Molina

      3/15/2018

      This bag is awesome, my only wish is that it had hook and loop inside for my maxpedition pistol & mag holder. Other then that, it's solid as can be.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Awesome edc bag
      Reviewer: Aaron Dickerson

      3/12/2018

      This bag has plenty of room and seems to be bulletproof!

    • 3.5 star rating
    • Smaller Than I Expected
      Reviewer: David Shipman

      3/9/2018

      Overall quality seems good and I’ll use it, but it is smaller than I was expecting. I guess I should pay closer attention.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Best I've ever had!
      Reviewer: Ken

      9/23/2013

      I've always purchased lower priced backpacks to carry to work. But, they only last a couple of years and soon end up looking like a used shopping bag. My Maxipedition Pygmy is the best made bag I have ever owned. It is durable and keeps it shape. There are internal pockets for my cell phone, calculator, pens, pencils, etc. A standard sized portfolio fits perfectly. The straps and body are strong enough to carry a significant load. I can even keep some snacks in it. It is easy to keep clean and always looks sharp.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Maxpedition Love
      Reviewer: Jake

      3/7/2012

      this bag is incredibly well built. main compartment fully unzips allowing you to load it clam-shell style, side mesh pouches easily and securely hold a couple 1L Klean Kanteens or Nalgenes, i was curious about the single top y-shaped compression strap, but happily, it works great. i'd ask Maxpedition to please never stop producing this pack, but i have no idea when i would ever be in the market for a 2nd... had it 6 months now and it still looks brand new. definitely money well-spent. warning: if you're as much of a gear-whore as i am, this little guy may well cure you of any utility-bag / daypack addictions you may have. ;)

    • 4.0 star rating
    • Best for needs
      Reviewer: Scott Wickham

      3/3/2012

      I love the complete opening of this bag, easy to load, easy to see what all is in there. Carries enough water for a long hike and is build to last for YEARS. Great bag!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Nice!
      Reviewer: C. Lock

      2/13/2012

      This is a great pack! It's perfect for EDC, as it fits my lunch bag in the main compartment with ease, my klean kanteen in one side pocket and my coffee thermos in the other. The internal pockets are perfect and although it's not set up for ccw, the small zip pockets are great for my smaller pistols. The build quality is superb and I think I'll own this pack for a long time to come. I might even buy another Maxpedition soon....

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great for the Wilderness
      Reviewer: Danny

      2/5/2012

      I'm into survival, this pack has exceeded my standards. I'm able to take this out in negative weather and survive. The pack holds up great, main compartment is waterproof(tested it).

    • 5.0 star rating
    • pefection
      Reviewer: Wayne

      1/13/2012

      Last year, I took my Pygmy Falcon II on holiday through London, Brighton, Dover, Paris and the Normandy region. Obviously, an urban outing, but nevertheless the pack worked no matter what. It made a perfect carry-on bag for the flights and was compact enough that standing in the tube or metro cars was not an issue. I added the Monkey Combat admin pouch for notebook, passport, etc. and the 4.5X6 padded pouch for my Canon G11. The main section is large enough for all-day outings and a small f.a. kit fit well in the front pouch. I used 1 of the bottle pouches for a collapsible umbrella, so we were set regardless of the weather. I can't wait to try it again somewhere a little more rough. 5 of 5, highly recommended.

    • 4.0 star rating
    • For Extreme Use
      Reviewer: Chris P.

      1/7/2012

      This pack has totally surpassed my expectations. I am fairly new to the Maxpedition line, but I now own 4 products. This pack feels great on, and the uses are endless. It is the perfect size for an EDC bag. You will be a believer when you receive it. The photos do not do it justice!!!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Rugged, durable day pack
      Reviewer: T. Craft

      10/14/2011

      The Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon-II Backpack is a great pack. It provides typical Maxpedition quality in a rugged, well designed, extremely strong and durable product that has MOLLE attachments to add gear as necessary. The Pygmy Falcon-II Backpack is great for day hikes and even minimalist over night camping where water will not be an issue. It holds approximately 1400 cubic inches of gear which should be plenty for a day hike. With a thin profile you will be able to trail blaze through bush with no problem. The "Y" compression strap helps to keep everything in place. Side Pouches The side pockets will each hold a 32 oz. Nalgene bottle. If water is going to be an issue this pack may not be your first option since it is not very compatible for a hydration system. But you do have options...if water is an issue you can always attach one or two Maxpedition Mini Rollypoly Folding Dump Pouches which will each hold a 32 oz. Nalgene bottle. You have just doubled your water capability. The modularity offers many configurations depending on your needs. Shoulder Straps The shoulder straps are well padded and capable of attaching a 4" or 5" flashlight sheath and a single sheath for a multi-tool. These add ons are also available from Maxpedition and are well worth the price. It comes with a chest strap for added comfort. Main Compartment The main compartment is a nice size and opens with two zippers in a clam shell fashion allowing you to completely open the pack to get what you need as opposed to taking out all of your gear to find the needed item. The main compartment is large enough to hold a first aid kit, pocket rocket with fuel, food, extra socks, a light jacket and more. Front Pouch and Slip Pocket The front pouch will hold a lot of your smaller gear and the slip pocket will hold thin items such as a map, compass, fleece hat, headlamp, etc. Maxpedition products are designed for hard use, durability and a long product life. Many of the other larger companies cannot and do not match the quality of Maxpedition. I highly recommend the Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon-II Backpack.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Ideal daily carry pack
      Reviewer: Frank

      9/22/2011

      I like the tall and narrow profile of this pack. It allows me to make my way through crowds without snagging. I also like the clamshell syle opening that makes loading and organizing easy. Construction is typical Maxped quality. Tough and durable.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Outstanding quality
      Reviewer: Kevin

      8/17/2011

      Having owned this pack for about 4 months, and taking it on several hiking trips - its probably the best day pack I have ever used. The small outside pocket is big enough for Garmin Etrex GPS, map compass and topo maps. The next larger pouch is big enough for a good sized first aid kit, heavy duty rain poncho and a few more items. The main compartment is big enough for hammock, poncho liner, couple of MREs, cord, tent stakes, water filter, camera, just about everything you need for a day hike or light weight over night camping trip. Hikers or camping looking for a minimalist pack should take a serious look at this one. The shoulder straps have lots of padding. One hiking trip I took this pack on was about 8 miles. The pack was fully loaded - just in case my party and I decided to spend the night - the next day my shoulders were not sore. If you want more room, the PALS ladder system makes adding extra pouches to this pack a snap The two water bottle pouches on the outside of the pack fit a 32 ounce water bottle perfectly. The cinch straps fit round the neck of the bottle. So if you turn the pack upside down, the water bottles will not fall out of the pouch.