Dayfarer vs Maxpedition Monsoon

  • Great for many things
  • Made very well
  • Zippers & materials heavy duty
  • Expands open without stuff falling out
  • Bright liner
  • Great for EDC and day hikes
  • Triangular design is hard to get into as an everyday bag
  • Cost is a bit high
  • Not for large people
  • Will carry an 11" Mac Book Air

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Strap

Dayfarer
Peak Design makes good products
I love Peak Design products. I have a few straps, camera hand strap, 5L Sling and now the Tech Pouch. Great organisational bag for travelling and was hoping to use it with a strap for daily use. This version (Amazon) is slightly different from the Peak Design website version (external looped attachm...
4/5
HLH
3 years ago
amazon.com
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Maxpedition Monsoon
youtube
Maxpedition Monsoon 5 Year Review - Part 1
So you know you don't want to set it over in the mud like that things, I would change, as you might imagine there, the list that I just shared with you about things that I don't like I'd like the pack to be ambidextrous. I'D like a smoother access for concealed, carry or just general purpose, quick things you need when you're on the go.
NegativeNegative
DrZ
5 months ago
youtube.com
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Zipper

Dayfarer
Quality Tech Bag, High Price Point
For those whose backpack or bag does not have a lot of compartments and want all small items in one concentrated area. This personally makes other pouches i own obsolete as I don't have to dig or shuffle around items saving a lot of time. I put it beside my keyboard at my desk for easily accessibili...
4/5
Vincent
4 years ago
amazon.com
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Maxpedition Monsoon
Outstanding bag with a unique shape
I bought this Monsoon Gearslinger as the "last bag I have to buy for a while" and I think it will last longer than a while. I run a dog kennel and I am not known for being gentle on my gear. I expect it to take all the abuse I can dish out. This bag has held up great. After 8 or so months it looks n...
5/5
DM
5 years ago
maxpedition.com
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Comfort

Dayfarer
Solid but a little bit too thick
I bought it for travel in a Eastpack carry on bag wich splits in two. Once stuffed with 1 dozen cables, one tiny notepad, one hard disk, two powerbanks, the thickness is half inch more than the depth of the compartment. I can fit it in the center of the bag. Ragarding use, it's really comfortable an...
5/5
AleX Stosic
3 years ago
amazon.com
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Maxpedition Monsoon
Review: Maxpedition Monsoon Gearslinger Backpack - AllOutdoor.com
SHOP NOWMaxpedition Monsoon Final ThoughtsWhile some of the Maxpedition Monsoon features be lacking, such as attaching webbing to a pocket, the overall comfort more than makes up for it.The Maxpedition website says the Monsoon has a volume of around 1,000 cubic inches, which is reasonable for a daypack.Material: 1000-Denier light-weight ballistic nylon fabric
PositivePositive
5 months ago
alloutdoor.com
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Size

Dayfarer
Pricey but awesome
This is a very well made case, which is reflected in the price. I wasn't sure if this would provide the value to me it cost, so was pre-disposed to be disappointed by it. That all said, I've found it to be my favorite cable and gadget organizer to date. I work remotely, so my computer bag is my offi...
5/5
RB
3 years ago
amazon.com
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Maxpedition Monsoon
My 2nd Maxpedition Pack - Very Happy Customer
A tale of three Maxpeditions: * Noatak (iL) - will carry an 11" (discontinued) Mac Book Air, but just barely and only with the thinnest of sleeves. Used this for several years biking (Brompton) and commuter rail an hour into Boston. Includes a side water bottle pocket. Realistically this could be a ...
5/5
Jeffrey C. Vandegrift
1 year ago
amazon.com
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