This is the Maxpedition Rolly Polly Extreme, a pack I tested for almost a year. During that time I  had a love/hate relationship with it, leading to a long test phase. Initially I used this as an EDC pack and didn’t really like it in that capacity. Once I found a good application for it; the pack made sense. I’ll go over what I did and didn’t like about the Rolly Polly Extreme below.

I had no problems with material or durability of the Rolly Polly Extreme. Made of 1000D water and abrasion resistant nylon. It handled use very well. It has a capacity of 500 cubic inches and weighs 1lbs 8oz’s. It’s available in Tan, Olive, and Black.

The premise behind the Rolly Polly Extreme is like its name, it roll’s up into a small package. This has some advantages and poses some problems as well. As you can see in the picture above; it’s like a sack with straps. Since it has to roll up, it has no frame and doesn’t maintain it’s shape very well. It sat on my back in a strange way unless I packed it full of gear. Being without shape also led gear inside to collect at the bottom of the pack.

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