Maxpedition Pygmy II Vs. Typhoon.
« on: September 16, 2021, 02:22:14 AM »
Been using a school pack from my years of taking college classes during my late homeschool (high school) years as my start to carrying an EDC pack; and it is really poorly suited to EDC. Fits awfully, front pocket is inadequate for EDC, and is poorly made. I've decided it's time I moved to a Maxpedition instead of a Jansport. These that I have chosen have smaller (13 and 19 liters respectively, vs. 30 for the old USGI pack I have)
I have a USGI Three Day Assault Pack, and that pack was a mistake. Too big for most jobs, and very heavy for what it is. So many straps to hang on stuff that I never use. My existing Wenger is designed to pack clothes in, and I use it as an overnight bag.
Due to the BOGO sale on Legacy items, I may end up buying both, as I feel for a hiking/farm work pack, the Typhoon is better. The Pygmy Falcon II I really like (and prefer for EDC, as it's a hybrid between a common backpack you'll find in stores and a tactical pack. Both of these are in colors more suited to EDC; as they only have Wolf Gray in stock for the Pygmy, and black for the Typhoon.
So, one (or both) of these or possibly something else? The Gearslingers have been tempting, but I prefer a pack with two straps. But, they are attractive as mostly, I have the pack for items I used to carry in pockets, but after moving to gym shorts from carpenter's jeans, can no longer carry on my person. So, the Gearslinger may be attractive there.
And what pouches and organizers do you recommend? I will likely end up transferring some of my existing pouches over from the USGI pack; but plan to get some bigger ones as well. Luckily, those that I bought that were not USGI are black or coyote, so don't look out of place. https://www.maxpedition.com/collections/legacy/products/typhoon-backpack-1?variant=15916848742471https://www.maxpedition.com/collections/legacy/products/pygmy-falcon-ii-backpack?variant=39172897873