Maxpedition Proteus Versipack

SKU: MAX-0402B



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Proteus Versipack

The compact Proteus Versipack is all about options. Proteus was named after a mythological character that could take on many shapes and forms. The Proteus has 10 rows of exterior PALS webbing to accommodate modular accessories and comes equipped with compression straps that snap into its integral handle to secure contents.

This is a great bag to have when setting forth on your odyssey. It transforms from a hand-carried storage case into a self-contained butt-pack in less than 5 seconds.

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  • Carry it by hand or strap it around your waist
  • Attaches to your Maxpedition bag using two (2) 5" TacTie Attachment Straps
  • Props in product photos are not included


  • Overall size: 12"(L) x 4.5"(W) x 6.5"(H)
  • Main compartment: 7"(L) x 3"(W) x 6.5"(H)

Exterior front

  • One (1) 7.5"(L) X 1"(W) X 5"(H) zippered pocket with 2 rows of 4-channel PALS webbing
  • Two (2) 1" compression straps
  • Two (2) 3.5"(L) X 3"(H) internal slip pockets
  • One (1) 8"(L) X 3.5"(H) internal slip pocket

Exterior rear

  • 4 rows of 6-channel PALS webbing
  • Hook-&-Loop pouches to conceal waist belt

Exterior left

  • One (1) 3"(L) X 2"(W) X 5.5"(H) zippered pouch with 2 rows of 2-channel PALS webbing

Exterior right

  • One (1) 3"(L) X 2"(W) X 5.5"(H) zippered pouch with 2 rows of 2-channel PALS webbing

Exterior top

  • One (1) 6.5"(L) grab handle made from 2" webbing

Main interior front

  • One (1) 8"(L) x 5"(H) mesh pocket


  • Fixed waist made from 2" webbing adjusts up to 48" diameter in length with 2" quick release buckle


  • 1000-Denier water and abrasion resistant light-weight ballistic nylon fabric
  • 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
  • YKK high strength zippers and zipper tracks 
  • UTX-Duraflex nylon buckles for low sound closures 
  • Teflon fabric protector for grime resistance and easy maintenance 
Cleaning Instructions
  • MAXPEDITION's nylon fabric is treated with Dupont Teflon for superb water and grime resistance.
  • To clean, simply wipe down with a damp cloth. Allow gear to dry naturally.
  • Do not machine wash.
  • Do not use detergent or bleach.


SKU MAX-0402
Brand Maxpedition


This bag has a cult following.

6 July 2018
In researching packs of this size, I quickly discovered that the Proteus has a very strong worldwide following. There are a lot of clones of this format, and while it's certainly possible to find a cheaper alternative, they never seem to bother cloning some of the better features of this bag. Aside from the usual high quality Maxpedition construction, and name-brand zippers, and so on… some of the best features of this bag are the small details, like gusseted slip pockets in the front section. Those gussets make the slip-pockets actually useful. Also an incredibly nice feature, are the two pen-loops at the corners of the bag, where the side pockets meet the main body. It's a great place to slip a pen, or a compact pocket screwdriver, or both. Of course you can use molle loops for that, but then you end up with protrusions on the flat surfaces of the bag. These dedicated loops store pen-shaped objects like slim penlights in a way that won't have them catching on everything as you move around. Most other hip-bags of this kind allow you to store the waistband away, when it's not in use — but few of them have a nice touch of velcro on the waistband portion, just to stop everything moving around when it's tucked away. There's zero chance of webbing falling out, and creating a snag at an inopportune moment. They've really thought of everything.This is a great little bag, with a long history of fans who absolutely love it. There are many ways to use this bag, but one that may not be immediately obvious, is that it's actually a great size for using as a handlebar bag, on a mountain bike. Lots of ways to attach it, and keep it on the bike securely.

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