MagForce OCTA Versipack

In Asia, MagForce aka (also know as) Maxpedition is from Taiwan that makes military graded pack. They are very durable and can withstand wear and tear in extreme environment. Unlike top brands such as Mountain Smith or Arc'teryx, their product material on the packs are lightweight so they do not provide the durability like Magforce do.

Currently in  this review is a OCTA Versipack. It has become my EDC (Every Day Cary), cycling or for short hikes pack. They comes in many camo colors, here I have is a ACU (Army Combat Uniform) desert digital.

Update 2013
Current setup added TMC M4 Magazine which fits the 600ml Nalgene bottle perfectly and the ICOMM Pouch for my camera. You can find the Pouches Here.

Update 2012
This is my current setup for EDC. Added a reflective velcro with night glow for night bike rides. On the right is a TMC pouch which holds either my GPS or camera. On the left a small pouch holds my Xperia Active phone. Both pouches you can find it HERE. On the top elastic cord I have my Mechanix gloves.

When I was working on site in Dubai, I had attached another Flyye Accessory Pouch, it was convenient for storing notebook, pen, markers, measuring tape and other stuff on my hip side which I used frequently. Also I added a DIY water bottle holder which is not shown here but you can see in photos below.

Heavy with all these stuff, not really if you keep the belt tight. However if you ran the whole pouch will bounce so you need to hold down with one hand. Anyway, I did not plan to ran with this pouch except hike and bike.

Hm....After 4 years it seem like my ACU is fading or is that all dirt. Have not wash since then, maybe I should wash it. I think there is still some Dubai desert dirt in it. Frankly this Verispak worth every penny I had spent.

Front slip pocket dims: 5.5" x 4" is ideal for smaller item such as wallet, credit card
On the front there are Velcro to stick your name tag or other insignia.

Front compartment dims: 6" x 5" x 1.5"
Cloth divider and elastic loops, dual zipper opening, drainage grommet. 

Main compartment dims: 9" wide on top, 7" wide on bottom, 5" high x 3" deep
Mesh and cloth dividers, dual zipper flap opening, drainage grommet. Compartment is big enough for a water-filter

Top slot with elastic cord

Back slip pocket dims: 8" x 4"

Drainage grommet hole at bottom

Waist strap: 2" removable, max. waist size 48", elastic slack retainers, 2" side release buckles

Additional survival items for short offroad action

Buck folding knife, GPS and camera

10mtrs Paracord

Survival Kit and DIY water bottle holder

Outdoor action items carry in and on the OCTA Versipack - knife, camera, GPS, toilet paper, notebook, tool logic, car keys, wallet, headphone, insect repellent, hand sanitiser, camera mini-tripod, headlamp, fire started, whistle, military can-opener, mobile phone, 10mtrs paracord, wet towel, driving documents, survival kit, water filter, Leatherman Juice XE6, Nalgena bottle, spork, sandwich ziploc bags.

If needed to carry more stuff, the OCTA Versipack can be attached to the Maxpedition Falcon II Backpack.

OCTA Versipack Material
1000-Denier water and abrasion resistant light-weight ballistic nylon fabric
DUPONT Teflon® fabric protector for grime resistance and easy maintenance
YKK high strength zippers and zipper tracks
UTX-Duraflex nylon buckles for low sound closures
Triple polyurethane coated for water resistance
High tensile strength nylon webbing
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
Paracord zipper pulls
Stress points double stitched, Bartacked or "Box-and-X" stitched for added strength