Versipack Fatboy info

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    Versipack Fatboy info

    What are the dimensions of the pocket that is advertised for CCW? I have read differing reports and would like first-hand info. I especially want to know the length of the zipper. Thanks!

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    Maxpedition Fatboy

    I don't have this one, I do have the smaller Thermite, which works quite well as a CCW carrier. It does not have much space for other things aside from a couple of mags and small items.
    Have you tried phoning customer service at Maxpedition? they seem to have an online reputation for good service.

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    I have owned both the Fatboy and the Jumbo Fatboy, if you intend to carry a medium sized weapon, or should I say, you are not intending to carry a small weapon (ie: J frame or small auto), I strongly recommend you get the Jumbo Fatboy. It's quite tight getting your hand in the zippered pocket of the Fatboy and the Fatboy's pocket was too small for my G-23. The Jumbo Fatboy was much better in that regard.
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    Thanks for posting this question and thanks for the responses. I'm going to leech the advice since I've been considering the very same pack for my dayhikes with the family. Sounds like my XD45 is going to have a tough time in the regular fatboy...
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    Thanks for the info! I thought about calling the company but I much prefer to have others do my work for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matiki View Post
    Sounds like my XD45 is going to have a tough time in the regular fatboy...
    I was a bit misled by the picture of the Beretta on Maxpedition's page. That gun (if it's the compact) would barely fit in that pack! I bought a Fatboy only to have to sell it and buy the Jumbo... I later got rid of that too.
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    Hmmm...this IS confusing! The review from American Handgunner states it has a "semi-secret pocket that will neatly hold a full sized 1911-type gun." http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/Review/AH0304.jpg

    Thumper...what didn't you like about the Jumbo?

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    I'd hate to be seen wearing something that said "Jumbo Fatboy" on it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    I'd hate to be seen wearing something that said "Jumbo Fatboy" on it...
    That would suck.

    I had to double check, it looks like the big version of the fatboy versipack is just called the jumbo versipack unless I'm mistaken. I'm okay with labeling myself Jumbo... but not Jumbo Fatboy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by smousefam5 View Post
    Hmmm...this IS confusing! The review from American Handgunner states it has a "semi-secret pocket that will neatly hold a full sized 1911-type gun." http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/Review/AH0304.jpg

    Thumper...what didn't you like about the Jumbo?
    The size of the gun pocket, like I said in my first post. Mine wouldn't zip with a Commander sized 1911. Too small for me to get a grip on my G-23 and pull the weapon out through the zipper.

    Just be sure to buy it from a place that takes returns!
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    I thought you were referring to the Fatboy in regards to the size of the pocket. I was under the impression that the Jumbo was more suitable based on your post. I figured there was a different reason for not liking the Jumbo.

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    +1 to the comments on the Jumbo. I got that one as a portable range-bag for outdoor matches, and, even with the name Jumbo, it is not that big. The concealment compartment carries my SIG P220 without a lot of room to spare. If you have anything bigger than a compact, I'd super-size it.
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    I've never carried the Versipack, but I am a Fatboy
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    and SIG P226-40 TT, and Ruger GP-100, and Beretta 92FS
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    I like mine

    The zipper for the concealed weapon is 9 1/2 inches. The depth of the compartment is 9 inches. I bought mine to get me to and from work as I commute by bicycle. It is big enough to carry my lunch, my gun, water, wallet and so on. I used to use a backpack but clearly you wouldn't be able to get to your gun in a hurry. no one would have a clue that you were carrying a pistol in this pack.
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    Thanks for the info! What gun do you carry in yours? Hmm...am I correct in guessing is an XD Subcompact .40?

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