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Maxped ROLLYPOLY Folding Backpack

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by antman157, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. antman157

    antman157 Loaded Pockets

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    Does any one have this bag? How reliable / tough is it? I really like Maxpedition, but I dont wanna waste $30

    Also does anyone have the iPhone holster with the belt clip .. Its the 4.5"
     
  2. Monocrom

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    I ordered that thin backpack from Lighthound.com

    It should arrive in about a week. I'll let you know how it works out. Seems to be a variation on a tote bag that I bought at a pharmacy. That bag has worked out very well. A square with a zipper that went along 3 sides. Unzip it, and the thick squares become the bottom of the bag. Great for carrying a change of clothes, jacket, book, CD player. Bulky items are fine. Just don't put anything heavy in it.

    When I saw the RollyPolly, I decided I'd rather have a backpack instead of a tote bag.
     
  3. antman157

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    Ok cool man! I would appreciate that! -- It seems like a good pack .. I have several just like it, but they dont roll up as tight as the maxpedition one .. It would fit perfectly in my cargo pocket for a quick backpack if I need one
     
  4. NInjaSMS

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    Actually I have the ROLLY Poly backpack extreme.

    I really like it, just remember that its not for everyday usage. I use it as a secondary pack. I'll show you some pics. LAter.

    I also have the 4.5" phone holster.
     
  5. antman157

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    Definately .. I just need a bag that compact for emergencies and such .. My reg bag is either a Northface backpack for my Maxpedition Fatboy

    You like the holster for the phone?
     
  6. houdini28

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    I would certainly appreciate photos. I was thinking about making something like this for when I go on bicycle rides. I was working on making a musette style bag which could compress into a cargo pocket or a jersey pocket, but a rollypoly back pack seems like it would suffice.
     
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    The phone holster is good. I can imagine working great for the iphone. I use it for my N95 but the phone itself is bulky. The missus has one so I can place it in the holster later and show you,

    I went ahead with the RollyPoly Extreme since it offered a tiny bit more storage space with the outer pockets.

    For now as promised the RollyPoly Extreme Backpack images:

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    Here you can see that it is larger than the RollyPoly Extreme pouch. So its not tiny, but I use it as shown. Hope this helps.
     
  8. houdini28

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    Thanks for the photos!
     
  9. J4C3

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    I have a rollypolly backpack none extreme,if youd like me to take some pics just ask mate
     
  10. Monocrom

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    Thoughts on the standard ROLLYPOLY . . .

    It's a bit bulkier than I expected, but not bad. Would have prefered if it came with loops to attach to a belt in the horizontal position, when collapsed. Clearly not a primary pack. But useful for a day-trip or weekend getaway. Good way to carry bulky items that aren't too heavy.

    As to how it compares to my collapseable tote bag, it's a good way to carry more items without me having to rely on switching the entire load from one hand to the other. When folded up, my Pharmacy No-name tote bag fits easily into the front pocket of my pants. The ROLLYPOLY is too bulky for that. When travelling upstate, my tote bag often contained a complete change of clothes, extra underwear, a book, some snacks, and a small water bottle. With the Maxpedition backpack, I can easily add a thick jacket to that load without any problems.

    Overall, I'm glad I bought the pack. Much better to carry a load on your back, than dangling from one hand. I still like my tote bag. But now I've got more than one collapseable option.
     
  11. jlomein

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    For anyone that wants a larger compressable backpack, Arc'Teryx makes the Cierzo 18 pack. It has 18L of storage space, weighs 255g / 9oz, and has aeromesh padded shoulder straps. It compresses into the size of a 1L Nalgene bottle when not in use.