Hey guys I know, the Maxpedition is a controversial brand here. I’ve read the entire thread on this: https://www.edcforums.com/threads/maxpedition.54279/ and some Reddit discussion here: https://www.reddit.com/r/BuyItForLife/comments/5kxmmg/maxpedition_just_dont/ https://www.reddit.com/r/EDC/comments/2p5yxb/maxpedition_rant/ However, I did notice occasionally a good review on their customer service pops up. I am looking at their flagship Falcon 2 backpack, (there was a buy 2 for the price of 1 cyber Monday deal, which I missed it intentionally as I have read plenty of bad reviews on the brand). I was hoping to “give Maxpedition a chance” and treat all the above as “juvenile business mistakes” made by a young and small company. Does anyone here have any recent experience with Maxpedition in 2017? Have they improved as a whole, or still as "bad" as before? Are their legacy products still as "bad"? I have read reviews that stitching gave way, buckle broke, refusal to honor warranty and many other reasons.. Should I give Maxpedition a chance or is Maxpedition is still a brand to avoid at all cost?