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Maxpedition PYGMY FALCON-II™ Backpack

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Product Features

  • Dramatically improved second generation of our light duty daypack
  • Y-shaped top compression strap
  • Front pocket approx. 12" x 9" x 2"
  • Breathable ergonomic shoulder straps
  • Non-slip abrasion-resistant bottom
  • Side pockets compatible with 32oz / 1L Nalgene bottles
  • Various attachment points for modular expansion
  • Durable drag handle

Detailed Product Description

The Maxpedition PYGMY FALCON-II Backpack is a compact rectangular urban daypack with distinct military styling and 1400 cubic inches of carrying capacity. Perfect for school, hiking, or trips across town or country, this pint-sized pack has large main compartments for storing books, binders, your laptop computer, clothing, shoes, and other gear, plus an organizational compartment for keeping small essentials - pens and pencils, note or business cards, and electronic equipment neat and handy. The Maxpedition PYGMY FALCON-II Backpack is ergonomically designed and has padded, adjustable shoulder straps, and a non-slip abrasion-resistant bottom.

Product Specifications

Internal Capacity:i
Up to 1,999 cu. in. (1400 cubic inches)
18" x 9.5" x 5.5"
2 lbs, 1 oz
1000-Denier Coated Nylon
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Based on 78 reviews

94% recommended
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  • Posted: 9/5/2014
  • Reviewer: Ron from Elk River, MN
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  • Posted: 11/19/2011
  • Reviewer: Sasha from Haleiwa, Hawaii
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25 person(s) out of 27 found this review helpful.
"I've been looking for a tough, well-organized, sturdy backpack to take on the airplane with me. My previous backpacks were either too bulky to sit comfortably under my legs during flight to give me access to my electronic "toys," or too flimsy to sit up straight so all my stuff was in a heap and I struggled to find anything. As you all know, leaning forward and finding different items from your bag is a challenge when the seat in front of you is reclined. So this backpack is the perfect solution. It has enough stiffness to stand straight when fully loaded. It has loads of zippers and pockets for organizing your gear. It is easy to get on and off your shoulders, and it has two water bottle holders. I like to bring or buy a water bottle and have it available during the flight. For those of you who want a comfortable daypack for recreational activities, this would be great. It's tough but attractive, comfortable shoulder straps, lighter and narrower than most packs but that makes it more comfortable to me. Frankly, I'm a fan of Maxpedition. They have an eye for detail and every zipper and clip is well-made. My husband has a Maxpedition's cell phone accessory that was well made and functional."
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  • Posted: 3/18/2009
  • Reviewer: Glen from Fishers, IN
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118 person(s) out of 134 found this review helpful.
"Very sturdy and well made. Comfortable to wear for extended periods. Compact but plenty of room for everyday items. I really like this day pack."
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  • Posted: 6/19/2010
  • Reviewer: Anthony from West Chester, OH
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9 person(s) out of 11 found this review helpful.
"This pack is indestructible. Very heavy duty, but not too stiff or bulky. Three primary compartments offer lots of organizing options. The webbing allows add-ons like wallets, flashlight sheaths, pouches, etc. The netting on the sides holds a Nalgene 32 oz water bottle perfectly. The shoulder straps are really comfortable, too. Beware though I got the khaki and it looks more like green/tan, almost OD. Otherwise, it is tough to find a fault with this pack. All the Maxpedition stuff is top-shelf."
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  • Posted: 5/4/2013
  • Reviewer: William from Los Angeles
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5 person(s) out of 6 found this review helpful.
"Love this bag. I bought it to replace my Tumi "Briefcase." The Tumi was well built and served me for 8 years but I wanted to transition to a backpack for easier hauling. I didn't want a huge bag that would fill up with crap. This Pygmy Falcon II fits the bill perfectly. It's large enough to carry what I need (Ipad with keyboard, cables, meds, notebook, kindle, glasses, passport, travel cards, etc) I love that I can open the main compartment totally in a clamshell fashion and quickly have access to everything. The bag is very well made, probably will last forever."
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  • Posted: 12/23/2008
  • Reviewer: Michael from Fair Lawn, NJ
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13 person(s) out of 18 found this review helpful.
"Initially purchased this bag for weekend use when day tripping with my toddler son - to have enough room for a water bottle, a change for him, some toys, snacks, along with my stuff (PDA, point and shoot camera, pen, flashlight, spare batteries, small first aid kit, etc.), but quickly discovered that this bag is large enough for my small laptop (in a padded sleeve) and accessories (air card, console cables, power cord, etc.) for every day use. The bag is low profile, very sturdy (thick, high quality nylon), comfortable on the back, and holds more than it would seem, due to the slight wedge design of the main compartment - it is a little thicker at the bottom than at the top. The two water bottle pockets, bungee (perfect for a small umbrella), and the accessory loops add versatility to the bag. Also, the bottom is thoughtfully covered with a vinyl, so you can put the bag down when on the subway without too much worry. The front pouch is roomy, and there is an accessory panel for pens and other small objects (another zipper pouch in the main compartment and a slash pocket on the front are there for organization), but I feel that some more accessory pockets/attachment points in the larger front pocket would have been useful - I use a few small pouches to store items in the front compartment to keep it organized and spread out the load to compensate Overall a great day pack that can take abuse and will adapt to many situations."
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  • Posted: 9/29/2008
  • Reviewer: Robert from Norfolk, VA
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10 person(s) out of 14 found this review helpful.
"Perfect day bag. Holds most everything I need for work. Also a great bag to carry around for day trips/hikes/bike rides. Not to big, not too small."
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  • Posted: 7/12/2010
  • Reviewer: Gary from Chicago, IL
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6 person(s) out of 9 found this review helpful.
"When I travel I need to carry certain valuable items, electronics, medications, etc with me and not checked in. I find the more space I have the more I will fill up my carry on. This fits medium size items well, straps are quite comfortable, and easy to stow. If you have a large laptop check size before purchase. It also great for day trips around town, the rugged look gets a lot of positive comments."
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  • Posted: 8/31/2009
  • Reviewer: Greg from Alexandria, VA
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17 person(s) out of 28 found this review helpful.
"Well thought out organization. Two water bottle holders are a plus. Perfect size to keep things tight and prevent the temptation to over pack."
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  • Posted: 2/4/2008
  • Reviewer: Stan from Missouri City, TX
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7 person(s) out of 11 found this review helpful.
"Best built pack I have owned. A bit pricey, and it could use a couple of features like a phone/iPod pouch, and perhaps a slot for fast travel document access, but overall this is a great pack. The size is perfect and the material is sturdy enough for the product to maintain it's shape and stand up. I will certainly buy another Maxpedition product based upon this one."
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  • Posted: 12/12/2009
  • Reviewer: William from Tucson, AZ
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59 person(s) out of 106 found this review helpful.
"I love my Pygmy Falcon-II. It is a great bag and meets my needs perfectly. I use it every day for work. I need to carry a variety of items: wallet, cell phone, 2 pairs of glasses, 32 oz. water bottle, lunch, sometimes a lap top and sometimes a padfolio. I carry it all in my Pygmy Falcon-II. I work in a corporate environment. Others carry leather brief cases. I get looks with my Pygmy slung over my shoulder...until they see all I can comfortably carry. I love the carry handle on the top. It makes transport in and out of my vehicle much easier. The shoulder straps are very comfortable. Even when the bag is full it is no problem to comfortably carry it slung over one shoulder. It has just enough but not too many pockets to store keys, wallet, glasses, and other items. It's not made for it but my padfolio fits perfectly. Again, though not made for it, I can carry my lap top as well. It is not big enough to carry both my padfolio and lap top simultaneously but I have not found that to be a problem. The built-in side pockets for 32 oz. water bottles are very handy. Living in the desert, even in winter, I always carry water with me. I have multiple Maxpedition bags and accessories. I have used other bags but none are the quality of Maxpedition. Don't compromise. Buy the best. It's worth it."
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