During this review, the Maxpedition Falcon II Pygmy is being used as a day pack and an overnight camping pack. With this sized pack your not going to strap a -20 degree sleeping bag and a 4 man dome tent to it. The Maxpedition Falcon II Pygmy is designed for a certain purpose and it serves that roll very well.
One of the first things that is noticed about the Pygmy is its size, but do not let that fool you. Its a well designed pack that is rough and tough. 1,000 denier cordura was used in the construction of the pack, internal seams are taped and finished, and the pack has a capacity of around 1,400 cubic inches.
Some of the specs from the Maxpedition website:
Dimensions: 18"(H) x 9.5"(W) x 5.5"(D)
Main Compartment: 12"(H) x 7.5"(W) x 2.75"(D)
Front Pouch: 12"(H) x 7.5"(W)
Slip Pocket: * Capacity: 1400 cu. in. / 23 liters
Hydration: Two side pouches for 1L Nalgene bottles
Support: 1 inch Adjustable Sternum Strap
Optional Accessories: Grimloc Carabiner
Empty Weight: 36.9 oz.
The main compartment is big enough to hold the main equipment, such as rain poncho, hammock, flashlight, knife,, and other stuff. The large outer compartment is big enough for a small first aid kit, or water filter - or both.
Some pictures of the Maxpedition Falcon II Pygmy
The smaller outside pouch is big enough for GPS, Compass, TOPO maps, signal mirror, matches,,, and other small items.
On the very backside of the pack is an arrangement of PALS attachment points for extra MOLLE or ALICE gear. This makes the pack expandable and more flexible.