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Malaga with two shoulder straps??

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by giant1, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. giant1

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    Do they exist? I have a Malaga (single strap). I love the bag but wonder if they are available in two shoulder strap version??
     
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  3. giant1

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    Will do........

    But not holding my breath.

    If I could change anything about the bag it would be two straps and decent pen holders (these gripes are not enough to stop me from using it though). The rest is perfect for my use.
     
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    Might want to think about adding an admin pouch. I added a Milspec Monkey admin to my 5.11 Moab 10 (now used on a daypack) and I'm sure it would fit perfectly on a Malaga.

    I think if Maxpedition made a pack with the same features as the Malaga with bottle holders and 2 straps with about 1500 ci., it would be their best seller. That is a really well thought out pack. I think the bottle holders you can get for them look crappy, or at least overly tactical, plus they are spendy.
     
  5. giant1

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    I don't want any additional pouches hanging off the outside. Part of the attraction to this bag is the overall outside dimensions and internal capacity. It is just enough. I was using a 5.11 push which although smaller is actually a fantastic EDC bag. I carried it for nearly 12 months but never got over the feeling that it felt like a hand bag.
     
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    Maxp. Typhoon backpack.

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    A knock off from Russia!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You have to be kidding. Right?
     
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    Yep! This is it =)
    Tonga II is the clone of Maxpedition two-strap Typhoon Backpack.
     
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    WOW, Blatant rip off!!

    In any case the Typhoon does not seem to be as well organised internally (less pockets)

    Looks like I will have to live with the Malaga as it is.

    Thanks to everyone for the responses.
     
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    ^ Me too, sort of. I removed the straps from a pack (from back in the days when all reasonable quality packs had removable straps) and used them with the Malaga.

    I was thinking if I didn't have that, I would try this: 2 of the 2" shoulder straps with matching pads clipped onto the D-rings. Haven't tried this outdoors/actual use, but it seems fine in the house. Along with the regular cross-strap for stabilizing, plus the attached centre strap folded up into the CCW pouch for some padding...seems decent with a 10# steel weight in there, all I tried. Not to be used instead of a proper backpack, just for those odd occasions when you might need to carry some heavier weight, or maybe use it on a bike etc. The Malaga also makes a great shoulder bag too, so at least one of the straps (if you bought them) wouldn't be wasted...