I have some Maxpedition gear and it is pretty good, but pricey. I needed a semi-soft sided carry bag to tote a few tools, flashlights, and other gadgets short distances and which had a large central compartment into which I can place items as big as books or magazines without folding them. After checking the local stores, I bought a BucketBoss ToolBoss Jr. (model 06300) on sale for $25 at Farm & Fleet. Maxpedition really doesn't offer anything which met my needs, except perhaps a $115 MPB (multi-purpose bag). There are several things I like about this ToolBoss Jr. It is built tougher than similar "tool-type" bags I examined at Home Depot and Sears and definitely more solid than the Maxpedition MPB at the local army/navy store. The ToolBoss Jr. appears to be constructed of two layers, separated by padding. It comes with a detachable shoulder strap which uses metal clasps instead of plastic. The other hardware on this bag is metal, too. The bottom of the bag resembles a giant rubber boot sole. You won't ruin the ToolBoss Jr if you set it down on wet or damp ground. The main compartment can be completely closed using a heavy duty YKK zipper and a steel D-ring at the end lets you lock the zipper shut (supply your own padlock). There is a dual zippered compartment on one side which contains several pockets for tools, flashlights, knives, etc. Close that side compartment and nobody can see what you are carrying. The items stay protected from scrapes, weather, and prying eyes. The webbed carrying straps are wide and appear durable and I prefer them to a rubber handle. I will try to attach an image to this posting.