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Maxpedition Kodiak Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 13, 2019

4.25
based on 345 reviews


We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 10 reasons to buy the Kodiak - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


90% of the reviewers give the Maxpedition Kodiak a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (76%)
Good (14%)
Average (4%)
Poor (2%)
Bad (1%)


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Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Maxpedition Kodiak:

Reviewers like these things about the Maxpedition Kodiak

  • Many reviewers liked the several built-in features to prevent thieves from opening the zippers without the wearer noticing.
  • Others liked the whistle attached to the support strap.
  • Some users liked how they can tucked the support strap into the CCW compartment.
  • Many liked how the top small pouch comes with plenty of elastic loops to hold things like a zippo lighter, travel-size deodorant, a travel-sized toothbrush, and a normal AA flashlight.
  • A lot of users thought it’s comfortable for all day wear, and the additional strap is great to prevent shoulder slip when riding.
  • Sturdy, comfortable to wear, super functional, water resistant and solidly built are some of the reasons cited for choosing this bag.
  • Many users appreciate the ability to swivel the pack around to your lap when you're in a taxi, in an airport or on a commuter bus/train.
  • One user said that the versatility of the pack is phenomenal.
  • Some users love the ability to sling the bag around in front to open it and to pull items out.
  • A lot users thought all of the pouches and sub compartments are placed strategically to access when slung over the shoulder.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • One user said the water bottle holder is located in an awkward spot.
  • A reviewer said the quality is good but this color shows all the dirt.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Maxpedition Kodiak models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight2.2-3 oz (1-1.4 kg)
Length iconLength14 in (36 cm)
Width6-8 in (15-20 cm)
Height20 in (51 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Backpacking
Sport



Popular Models


Maxpedition Kodiak Gearslinger

100% choose the Maxpedition Kodiak Gearslinger

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Colors and combinations:

Black
Brown
Green
Grey


Specs
Weight iconWeight3 oz (1.4 kg)
Length iconLength14 in (36 cm)
Width8 in (20 cm)
Height20 in (51 cm)




Rankings


vs Maxpedition Bags

The Maxpedition Kodiak ranks #6 compared with the other Maxpedition bags.

Top 30% Maxpedition bag

4Maxpedition Testudo
4.30
Maxpedition Testudo
5Maxpedition Vulture
4.26
Maxpedition Vulture
6Maxpedition Kodiak
4.25
Maxpedition Kodiak
7Maxpedition MPB
4.25
Maxpedition MPB
8Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon
4.25
Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon

vs All Bags

The Maxpedition Kodiak ranks #498 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Maxpedition Kodiak vs 3 other, similar bags.

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Maxpedition Kodiak vs Maxpedition Falcon


Maxpedition Kodiak
Maxpedition Kodiak

4.25

Based on 345 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 2.2-3 oz
Price:


Maxpedition Falcon
Maxpedition Falcon

4.34
BEST
Based on 753 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.2-2.6 oz
Price: $$

  • The Kodiak is rated a little bit worse than the Falcon.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,098 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Kodiak is 15% heavier than the biggest Falcon (3 oz vs 2.6 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Green
Black
Grey
Brown




Maxpedition Kodiak vs Maxpedition Monsoon


Maxpedition Kodiak
Maxpedition Kodiak

4.25
BEST
Based on 345 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 2.2-3 oz
Price:

  • The Kodiak is rated a little bit better than the Monsoon.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 478 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Kodiak is available in these colors:
Green
Grey
Brown

You don't always need to pack with care when you decide to go outdoors. Sometimes, all you need is just a few things to enjoy the experience. That's why Maxpedition built the Kodiak and Monsoon. Both of these backpacks are designed to carry the essentials you'll need to take with you on a camping trip and nothing else.

The Kodiak is somewhat like a school backpack. It's perfect for those who might want to carry a camera or some snacks along. For those looking to bring a few more things, you might want the Monsoon. It's greater space and durability are perfect for bringing a laptop or camera along.


Maxpedition Kodiak vs Maxpedition Sitka


Maxpedition Kodiak
Maxpedition Kodiak

4.25
BEST
Based on 345 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 2.2-3 oz
Price:


Maxpedition Sitka
Maxpedition Sitka

4.23

Based on 1,032 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 2.2 oz
Price:

  • The Kodiak is rated about the same as the Sitka.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,377 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Kodiak is 36% heavier than the biggest Sitka (3 oz vs 2.2 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Green
Black
Grey

Only the Kodiak is available in these colors:
Brown

These gearslingers are perfect for those explorers looking for a way to see the outdoors without carrying too much with them. The single harness bag is big enough to carry the things you're going to need to take with you but small enough to avoid being cumbersome.

The Kodiak is a great choice for toting around your camera, phone, and other essentials without too much glitz. The Sitka is for the trekker who wants a little more comfort. It includes cupholders and other features for a more relaxed experience. Buy it if you want to enjoy your time outdoors more slowly.





Selected Reviews


Mil-spec Monkey

It is a good pack with large internal volume. It has a great design and easy access compartments.

Posted 17 March 2009 by DJ Monkeyboy - Read full review

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Last updated on May 13, 2019