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November 9, 2006

Maxpedition Fatboy S-Type Versipack: Changing Pad Sold Separately


Here's a tip from DT reader John:

When it comes to my son and traveling around town I've taken a very minimalist approach. I'm a stay at home dad and have been using a Maxpedition Fatboy sling to carry all my essentials: diapers, wipes, sippy, well you get the idea.
Indeed I do. As the Maxpedition description shows, the Fatboy was designed for quick access to a wide range of specific gear in high-stress situations:
The MAXPEDITION Fatboy S-Type Versipack (#0408) was originally designed for Search and Rescue work, the S-type allows for the additional attachment of the CP-L Radio Holster (#0102) or any other MAXPEDITION accessory pocket in place of the cellphone pocket on the standard Fatboy. In addition, the Fatboy S-Type rides on the left side of the body filling the need for a 'lefty' Fatboy and a grab-and-go gear bag that does not hinder the quick drawing of a sidearm on the right hip.
Or the toting and burping of a baby on the right shoulder, for that matter.

The S-Type Fatboy Versipack from Maxpedition Hard-Use Gear is available in black, green, khaki, and woodland camo for $64.99. The right-riding Versipack is also available in Desert Camo.
It is unclear whether the Hook & Loop Universal Modular Holster [$9.99] expands wide enough hold a bottle. There is no matching changing pad available at this time. [maxpedition.com]

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Does talking about guns help hide the fact you're carrying a man-purse? I kid. This looks pretty cool actually, as long as you just keep baby stuff in there.

posted by: Scott at November 9, 2006 4:37 PM

I actually use mine as both a concealed carry bag and also a daddy bag...

posted by: CCW holder at November 9, 2006 6:06 PM

We have a plain, tan diaper bag, and a black one. I got no problem carrying either one.

Is there something wrong with me that I don't have this need for a "manly" diaper bag?

[that depends. are you also a congressman or the leader of a large evangelical congregation? -ed.]

posted by: Kaz at November 9, 2006 8:46 PM

It's not the butch look that drew me to the pack (well not to much) it was the small size for a diaper bag and the amount of baby stuff I could carry. It is purse like but I never found that to be an issue. It's always been near when I've needed it never taking up too much space. Not too sure about the gun since that pocket holds my changing pad and wallet.

posted by: jjm at November 10, 2006 1:57 AM

I have this bag and also the computer bag by Blackhawk.com. I work for a police supply company that sells both items and I find that the pink diaper bags or the cheap free ones were not what I wanted. I wanted the new "man bag" as what was cool in the '70's. It is handy that you can wash both bags if you happen to spill a little of milk or formula in them so they don't get funky smelling. It is amazing how much crap you can stuff into the bags. I found out when I went to the doctor's office an dicovered a used diaper in there from earlier in the week that the Mrs. did not dispose of (thanks a lot). I anyone needs one of these bags I'm a SAHD that works 2 days a week and I would love to help you in getting one. I'm not plugging these because I sell them, I think that they are great bags.

p.s. I am not on commission.

[whoa, you totally should be. that stuff rocks. -ed.]

posted by: eric at November 10, 2006 12:21 PM

Eric - your link to blackhawk.com just cost me the rest of my day. "Tactical Nylon!" "Modular Assault!"

"Blackhawk's CIA garment bag will transport your Gucci suits or clandestine NBC gear without drawing the attention of airport security." DAMN!!!!

posted by: steve at November 10, 2006 2:47 PM
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