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Glossary of Terms


  • Anti-Theft Zipper System – Secured cinch cord interactswith paracord zipper-pulls to prevent unwanted opening and access (See #0431 Sitka™ Gearslinger®).

    Bug Out Bag – Last minute survival bag, stocked with emergency essentials.

    Button-Lock™ – Zipper-capture strap made from 0.75” nylon webbing folds and snaps over paracord zipper-pulls to help deter theft (See #0513 Falcon-II™ Backpack).

    CCW Compartment – Easy to access rear compartment for storing Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) designed with loop lining to engage with Maxpedition® holsters.

    Cinch Cord – Strong paracord pulls to tighten fitted pockets and secure content, also loops through PALS webbing to hold light essentials.

    Compression Straps – Takes the stress off of zippers.

    D-Ring – Durable D-shaped hardware for attaching shoulder straps, keys and other light essentials.

    Denier – Unit for measuring the thickness/weight of a thinly spun fiber, indicates durability and fineness of fiber filaments and yarns.

    E.D.C. – Popular acronym, referring to Every Day Carry bags and accessories (See #9845 Jumbo E.D.C. Versipack®)

    Elastic Organization – High tensile strength elastic nylon webbing, durably stitched into channels to hold and index various pieces of gear.

    Ergonomically Designed – Scientifically designed to eliminate discomfort and reduce fatigue.

    G.T.G. – Good To Go (See #9855 Fatboy G.T.G.™ Versipack®)

    Hook-&-Loop – Durable fastening method, featuring opposing nylon surfaces that bind temporarily and tear apart when necessary. Used for adding a variety of quick-access pockets and accessories to your Maxpedition® bag.

    Hydration Compartment – Integral rear compartment, stores 50oz - 100oz hydration reservoir (See #0512 Condor-II™ Backpack).

    K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple Stupid (See #9849 Jumbo K.I.S.S.™Versipack®)

    Keyper™ – Key retention system with alloy snap-hook
  • L.E.O. – Law Enforcement Officer (See #9846 Jumbo L.E.O.™Versipack®)

    Modularization (Interior & Exterior) – Maxpedition® offers a wide variety of attachable pockets and accessories to enhance the interior and exterior of your bag.

    PALS Modular Webbing – High tensile strength nylon webbing used to attach smaller equipment onto load bearing platforms, such as vests and backpacks.

    Paracord – General-purpose utility cord made from lightweight nylon, used by both military personnel and civilians.

    Quick Release Buckle – Sturdy molded Duraflex® buckle with push-in side access for immediate one-handed release, even while wearing gloves.

    Retention Straps – Adjustable nylon straps that fasten to secure gear and prevent spillage.

    Storm Collar – Interior water-resistant collar cinches at lid to help keep contents dry

    S-Type – Mirrored design for left-side carry (See Versipack® and Gearslinger®)

    Tactical Shoulder Sling – Removable ambidextrous shoulder strap, transitions from 1” nylon webbing to 2” at shoulder with removable 2” shoulder pad and multiple PALS attachment points.

    TacTie® Attachment Straps – Secure 3” & 5” attachment straps that easily interlock with any PALS webbing surface for adding a variety of external pouches and panels to the exterior of your Maxpedition® bag.

    Teflon® Fabric Protector – Fabric protector from DuPont® used on all Maxpedition® bags to provide long-lasting protection against oil and water-based stains, dust and dry soil. Fabrics are easier to care for without impacting color, feel or breathability.

    Triple Polyurethane Coating – Used on all Maxpedition® bags to help keep exterior water-resistant.

    Y-Compression Strap – Adjustable and removable Y shaped strap with 1” quick release center buckle, pulls tightly to compress bag contents.

    YKK® Zippers – Renowned self-repairing industrial strength zippers designed to withstand harsh environments and extreme conditions.