I bought a backpack. Well… not exactly a backpack; it is kind of a small messenger bag. I wanted to buy a Beckel Canvas bag, until I stumbled upon an article about Maxpedition’s military grade bags. Made using super sturdy Teflon coated ballistic nylon, the colossus is one sturdy bag and is going to last me a while. The name, however, is misleading. This bag is by no means ‘colossal’. But I guess it gets its name because it is the biggest pack in Maxpedition’s versipack range.
What I absolutely love about this bag is the PALS webbing, like the one found on tactical gear. Maxpedition makes expansion pouches that can be attached to this bag, and it can truly be made ‘colossal’. I will add pouches as required, depending on what I plan to carry everyday.
This bag does come with a laptop compartment, but it is super small. That is a good thing, because I’ve decided to go for an UMPC after hauling a 8 pound 17-inch laptop around until now.