Maxpedition Imperial Load-Out Duffel Bag Review

In case you are traveling a lot and need a sturdy, heavy duty, ready to take many years of wear bag, this duffel bag is the thing to get.

The Maxpedition Imperial Load-Out Duffel Bag is built as a rock and there are many things that make this a great choice for a duffel bag. Here are our pros:

  • There is a triple coat of polyurethane to give this waterproofness
  • The final coat of DuPont Teflon fabric protector is great to repel the elements
  • There is high quality material used on this
  • There are heavy duty YKK zippers on the bag
  • The straps, handles and modular attachment points are made of military grade Nylon
  • There are Duraflex buckles, strong and durable
  • There are unseamed panels of 1000 Denier Nylon
  • All stress points are reinforced with composite thread for longer life
  • The volume is around 3500 cubic inches
  • The main zipper is covered with dual lockable slides
  • The frontal deep slip pocket has zipper and a key ring inside
  • There is a frontal exterior loop field for patches
  • The bag is rugger
  • There are dual top adjustable handles
  • The shoulder strap is well padded and adjustable
  • There’s a good built to the bag
  • The bag may fit your clothing and shoes for a three-week trip
  • There is PALS webbing on the back which gives you many attachment points for small pouches or other accessories
  • The bag is bigger than pictured
  • This is able to take many years of wear
  • The bag is quiet
  • It’s easy to take care of the bag and keep it clean
  • This bag is waterproof
  • There is high grade closed-cell foam padding material for better shock absorbance
  • There are Para cord zipper pulls
  • There are barracked stitches for more strength on the bag
  • The bag secures your items
  • The exterior pouch is pretty large and deep
  • The bag has a low profile
  • There are compression straps that make the bag smaller once it’s full
  • The compression straps are also pretty quiet
  • You can fold this and easily store as it doesn’t take much space when empty

There are some downsides to it, so here are our cons:

  • The bag is not really organizable as it has no dividers or pockets inside
  • The shoulder strap is not removable
  • The grip is not very good for the handles
  • There is only one exterior pouch
  • The bottom of the bag is not reinforced more than the rest of the bag
  • There could be more MOLLE for better organization of your items
  • The bag is not quite modular

All in all, you get a great, low profile, heavy duty duffle bag that may be your best trip companion for a few good years!

See its pricing and reviews on Amazon.

Robert Dwayne

Robert Dwayne

To say that I am an outdoors enthusiast is probably an understatement. I am hyper passionate about everything outdoors: hiking, survival, hunting. On this website I am sharing my stories and experiences, and I hope you'll find inspiration to take up your own adventures!