Maxpedition Fatboy - perfect for EDC or too tactical?

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Maxpedition Fatboy - perfect for EDC or too tactical?

Post by Sindianip » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:01 am

I'm in the market for an EDC "man-purse" and like the Fatboy but was wondering if its perhaps a bit too tactical in appearance. I know some of you guys carry one - was hoping to get some feedback/advice as to your experience with these. What color do you have/recommend? Has the Fatboy https://tradocnews.org/fatboy-tactical/ ever drawn unwanted attention to you? Any insights would be very much appreciated. Thanks a lot.
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Re: Maxpedition Fatboy - perfect for EDC or too tactical?

Post by BDK » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:36 am

I bought one, but it put too much pressure on my neck. (I'm a bit sensitive due to old injuries.) (My plan was to use it while riding my bicycle.)

No one's going to notice how tacticool it is. Get it in orange, or something if you're worried about it.

Obviously, it does not look professional.

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Re: Maxpedition Fatboy - perfect for EDC or too tactical?

Post by randy » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:16 pm

Agree, get it in a non-tactical color(they have red orange and pink). If you want to further misdirect put a non-tacticool patch on it such as some sports team or a camera brand logo etc. on it. (I've used amateur radio patches and stickers in the past. Of course I've actually used tactical gear during amateur radio events, so increased plausibility in my case)
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Re: Maxpedition Fatboy - perfect for EDC or too tactical?

Post by Weetabix » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:26 pm

A buddy at work carried one for years. No wear, but a bit of fading from the sun. He retired it as his EDC needs increased in volume.
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Re: Maxpedition Fatboy - perfect for EDC or too tactical?

Post by Precision » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:26 pm

This is my EDC although I don't wear it like a purse. It rides in the car with me and gets brought in to people's houses, the bank etc when appropriate.

http://www.dragogear.com/products/backp ... ack-1.html

I have a IFAIK attached on one side and a second tourniquet attached with a kydex holster on the other. In the large rear flap, I have a molle holster and a double mag holder for my EDC pistol should I need to go covert. It also has a soft ballistic panel I added on the inside back. Mostly when I "disarm" at the doctor's office or when I am not dressed for OC or CC. Such as at the old swimming hole.

I NEVER get second glances and it is Pretty Tactical looking and has some very not misleading morale patches on it.
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Re: Maxpedition Fatboy - perfect for EDC or too tactical?

Post by Weetabix » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:22 pm

I carry this Drago every day. It's done well and no one seems to look at it.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00 ... UTF8&psc=1

I like morale patches, too.
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