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Handy foldaway backpack downsizes into a compact PALS compatible packet

The MERLIN™ Folding Backpack is a light-weight "escape-and-evasion" style backpack that folds into itself to form a small PALS-compatible packet which can be attached to your belt or the exterior PALS webbing of other Maxpedition® bags. 
 When unfolded, the main compartment of the pack will hold approximately 1080 cu. in. of gear. A separate rear compartment with Hook-&-Loop enclosure and internal top D-Ring attachment point is able to accommodate a 100oz/3L hydration reservoir (not included) or flat items such as maps, travel documents, folded towel, or jacket. Dual upper and lower exterior front pockets allow for organization of smaller items. Our unique zipper pull limiter system allows user to adjust the direction of lower pocket opening depending on the pack's folded or unfolded state. Important note: the body of the Merlin™ backpack is made from tough 420-Denier coated nylon fabric for flexibility and easy folding. Frontal pockets are made from 1000-Denier coated nylon fabric. 

Overall size

  • Folded size approx: 7.5"(L) x 4"(H) x 5"(W)
  • Unfolded size approx: 12"(L) x 15"(H) x 6"(W)
  • Approx. 12"(L) x 14.5"(H) x 12" (W)
  • Main compartment approx.  11"(L) x 13"(H) x 4"(W)
  • Capacity approx. 1080 cu. inches
Exterior front
  • Paracord retention
  • One (1) 7"(L) x 2"(H) loop field for patches
  • One (1) 5"(L) x 5"(H) sleeve for belt attachment
  • 3 rows of 4-channel PALS webbing
  • One (1) 7"(L) x 5"(H) x 2"(L) upper zippered pouch
  • Internal 3-channel elastic retention
  • One (1) 7"(L) x 5"(H) x 2"(L) lower zippered pouch
  • Button-Lock™ security strap
  • One (1) 5.25"(L) x 3.5"(H) internal slip pocket
Exterior rear
  • Pull-tab access to hydration compartment
Exterior left
  • N/A
Exterior right
  • N/A
Exterior top
  • Tapered grab handle made from 1" webbing
Exterior bottom
  • N/A
Main interior front
  • N/A
Main interior rear
  • N/A
Main interior left
  • N/A
Main interior right
  • N/A
  • Adjustable backpack straps made from 2" webbing
Additional storage
  • One 11.75"(L) x 16"(H) hydration compartment with Hook-&-Loop enclosure accommodates 100oz/3L hydration reservoir (not included)


Discover maximum comfort at full capacity

Maxpedition® Backpacks are built for hauling gear and ergonomically designed to never drag you down. Curvaceous, foam-padded double shoulder straps contour to your chest and a sternum suspension belt helps distribute weight evenly throughout your upper body, so you can carry a load without falling behind.

Made with high quality nylon stitching, self-repairing YKK® zippers and a durable water-resistant exterior; Maxpedition® Backpacks have multiple compartments and pockets and offer plenty of space for mission essentials, camping gear, hydration reservoirs, laptops, textbooks and CCW.

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