Prepared Citizen Classic Backpack (Holiday Gift Sale. Final Sale.)

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Prepared Citizen Classic Backpack (Holiday Gift Sale. Final Sale.)

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Prepared Citizen Classic Backpack (Version 1)

Just in time for the holidays, we found a few boxes of "new old stock" original Prepared Citizen Classic backpack in black only!  This is a now discontinued item so it will be the last chance for you to own one of the original run we made with the big dark red Maxpedition logo in front.  Marked down to $49 each, this durable, useful, well-priced backpack will make a great holiday present for anyone on your list.  No purchase limit, no code necessary, product is priced as marked. Click the "Promo Terms" tab for details.   

There is now a Version 2.0 of this product, please click link below:

Prepared Citizen Classic

The "Prepared Citizen Classic" was conceived based on the phenomenon in evolutionary biology known as mimicry, in which one organism resembles another in order to improve its odds of survival.

Its outward appearance, reminiscent of the most commonplace daypacks since the 1960s, helps its well-equipped owner take on an uninteresting and non-threatening appearance, protecting him from being scrutinized and targeted.

Conversely, its purpose-built interior with options for concealed carry and ballistic protection provides its owner with a clear tactical advantage.

The "Prepared Citizen Classic" has an overall capacity of 1364 cu. in. / 22L with a dual-side accessible, fully looped lined concealed carry compartment.  Despite it's low-key appearance, this pack is built extra tough with Teflon-coated 1000-denier nylon fabric, YKK zippers, Duraflex buckles, meticulously reinforced construction and the high degree of quality, fit and finish that you've come to expect from all Maxpedition® products.

Limited Edition:  As a commitment to our loyal customers, Maxpedition has made a fixed number of the "Prepared Citizen Classic" backpacks available exclusives from

Once these are sold out, they will never be produced again in the same configuration. Production quantities: 700 Black, 200 Wolf Gray, 200 Dark Blue, 200 OD Green, 200 Dark Red.

There is now a Version 2.0 of this product, please click link below:

  • Spacious main compartment and with a padded bottom and rear sleeve that fits a 15" laptop
  • Frontal compartment with organizer pockets and loop field for attaching accessories
  • Separate CCW compartment with security lockout strip
  • Dual side accessible for an ambidextrous draw
  • Padded shoulder straps with field replaceable side release buckles
  • Front lower compartment use YKK dual Knotted zipper pulls
  • Skin friendly 1" seat belt webbings
  • High-visibility grayscale interior
  • 1000D nylon plain weaved fabric
  • Teflon® fabric protector for grime resistance and easy maintenance
  • Double-stitched and bartack reinforcements throughout
  • Props including body armor & holster insert shown in photos are not included

There is now a Version 2.0 of this product, please click link below:

  • Overall size: 12.5"(L) x 9"(W) x 18"(H) | 31.75 x 22.86 x 45.72 cm View Product Dimensions Diagram
  • Main compartment: 12.5"(L) x 5.5"(W) x 18"(H) | 31.75 x 13.97 x 45.72 cm
  • Secondary compartment: 9.75"(L) x 2.5"(W) x 9.75"(H) | 24.76 x 6.35 x 24.76 cm
  • Volume: 1364 / 22L
  • Weight: 1.7 lbs.

Exterior front

  • One (1) zippered slip pocket: 9.5"(L) x 7"(H) | 24.13 x 17.78 cm
  • One (1) zippered pouch: 9.5"(L) x 2.5"(W) x 9.5"(H) | 24.13 x 6.35 x 24.13 cm
  • Loop field panel: 9.5"(L) x 9.5"(H) | 24.13 x 24.13 cm
  • Two (2) internal slip pocket: 1.5"(L) x 5"(H) | 2.54 x 12.7 cm
  • One (1) internal slip pocket: 4"(L) x 5"(H) | 10.16 x 12.7 cm
  • Keyper™

Exterior rear

  • One (1) zippered compartment with internal loop field accommodates CCW: 8.5"(L) x 18"(H) | 21.59 x 45.72 cm
  • Padded for comfort

    Exterior top

    • Top grab handle made from 1" seatbelt webbing

      Main interior front

      • One (1) zippered mesh pocket: 9"(L) x 9"(H) | 22.86 x 22.86 cm

      Main interior rear

      • One (1) elastic slip pocket: 12"(L) x 11"(H) | 30.48 x 27.94

      Main interior bottom

      • Padded for additional protection


      • 2" adjustable padded, backpack straps with 1.25" quick release buckle
      • Reinforced triangle tab

        There is now a Version 2.0 of this product, please click link below:

        • 1000-Denier water and abrasion resistant light-weight ballistic nylon fabric
        • Triple polyurethane coated for water resistance
        • High tensile strength composite nylon thread (stronger than ordinary industry standard nylon thread)
        • #AS-100 high grade closed-cell foam padding material for superior shock protection
        • Internal seams taped and finished
        • YKK zipper pulls with paracord ties
        • Stress points double stitched, Bartacked or "Box-and-X" stitched for added strength
        • YKK® high strength zippers and zipper tracks 
        • UTX-Duraflex® nylon buckles for low sound closures 
        • Teflon® fabric protector for grime resistance and easy maintenance 
        Cleaning Instructions
        • MAXPEDITION's nylon fabric is treated with Dupont Teflon for superb water and grime resistance.
        • To clean, simply wipe down with a damp cloth. Allow gear to dry naturally. 
        • Do not machine wash. 
        • Do not use detergent or bleach.
        • Prepared Citizen Classic Sale – save $10.99 on Prepared Citizen Classic backpacks in black. No purchase limit.
        • Good on qualifying new orders placed on 12/6/19 to 12/23/19 at
        • Applies to Prepared Citizen Classic in black color-way only; cross-sell items excluded.
        • For new retail orders only; phone orders are not qualified.
        • No price adjustments for the previous orders.
        • Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.
        • Limited quantities are available. First come first served and only while supplies last. No rain checks.
        • All sales are final. No returns or exchanges.
        • Due to high order volume, there may be a delay in processing and shipping.

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        Vincent M.
        United States United States

        Great bag, lots of organized

        Great bag, lots of organized space and sturdy construction.

        Kendrick D.
        United States United States

        Prepared Citizen

        This item is perfect for my needs. Quality construction. Would recommend for any person looking for a deep concealment off body carry with ability to carry additional kit.

        Joel J.
        United States United States

        It's like high school all over again. but better..

        It's a great, solid backpack. Comfortable straps, a wide central section for everything from your biology book or gym clothes to your laptop or daily carry. It's a solid pack.. Well worth it.

        Steve C.

        Prepared Citizen pack

        Great idea, simplistic design, yet fully functional as a ordinary every day back pack. The accessibility of the hidden storage area from either side really makes this a versatile CCW Type of pack. Overall another great product I’m completely satisfied with

        Jerome C.
        United States United States

        Classic backpack

        Really like the backpack. Seems very well made, thick heavy material, should last forever. Plenty of pockets for organizing, decent size, not too big, not too small. Understated, nobody expects it is a concealed carry bag. Very nice job!