Monday, March 4, 2019

Vanquest FTIM 6x9 Gen 2 Maximizer - Review

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Today Luke is reviewing the Vanquest FTIM 6x9 Gen 2 Maximizer.
Good? Bad? Worth the cost?
Find out now!

Also, what was that noise at the end of the video?

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Cost : $35
Weight : 6.5oz
Size : 6x9

Colors : Black, Coyote, Gray (red on the way in march)

FTIM 6X9 (Gen-2) New Features: (1) 29 elastic webbing slots; (2) Gear shelf bottom to support vertical items; (3) Hypalon zipper pull tabs and Spartan zipper pulls; (4) 500-D CORDURA coated with Durable Water Repellent (DWR); (5) Movable/removable 2 position key fob.

The re-designed Fast Totally Integrated Maximizer™ FTIM-6X9 (Gen-2) is an evolved organizer that offers lightning-fast pull-down access and gear-taming organization. It is a hybrid of our signature PPM/EDCM Maximizer™ organizers, and the popular FATPack medical pouches.

We enhanced the zipper function to be as smooth as possible, include two Spartan Zipper Pulls, redesigned the front slip pocket to be easier to access and updated the front hook and loop field to seamlessly flow with the bag. The back MOLLE attachment now uses less nylon webbing for weight savings without losing any compatibility to MOLLE/PALS webbing.

With maximizer staggered/offset elastic loops, 2 included anchor wraps, two internal large slip pockets, two 1” paracord attachment loops with keeper, and 29 vertical and horizontal elastic loops, every slot/pocket in the FTIM is designed to keep every piece of EDC gear the perfect spot! The main compartment bottom shelf also helps retain small gear and prevents accidental drops.

A sturdy grab handle and user-selectable FASTab system lets you quickly unzip the #8 YKK lockable zippers.With one instinctive pull, the FTIM's contents are at the ready. Loop ID panel, exterior slip pocket, and MOLLE/PALS side panels allow expansion of gear carried.

You can attach the pouch onto any MOLLE/PALS surface with MOLLE Sticks (#99MS5X4*); or convert it for hook-and-loop attachment using the MOHL-Air adapter panel (#017700*); or use our 1" UNIVERSAL STRAP (#012001*) to carry it around your shoulder.

Net Weight: 6.5 oz | 184 gram

Internal Dimension: 9” (H) x 6.5” (W) x 2” (D)

One external and two internal storage pockets with 29 elastic webbing slots

Staggered and off-set stitching on elastic webbing reduces unusable space

Grab handle eases hand carry and removing from pockets

Internal 5.5” keychain fob and 1” paracord attachment loop

1.75” (H) x 3” (W) ID/Morale patch loop panel on front

MOLLE/PALS webbing on sides / rear for modular attachment

Compatible with MOLLE Sticks and MOHL Adapter Panel for loop panel attachment

Materials: 500-D Military grade Cordura® fabric with DWR (Durable Water Repellent) for all weather performance.

Subdued Hi-visibility, lightweight & moisture resistant 210-D Ripstop nylon interior.

Durable & abrasion resistant RC-Class locking YKK® #8 zippers, reversed for protection.

Spartan zipper pulls and Hypalon zipper tabs for easy closure

High tensile strength nylon webbings and binding tapes

Finished with high tensile strength bonded nylon thread

Pros :

Excellent quality

Improved zippers – easier to run

Tons of potential organizing.

Will blow your mind when it comes to how much these can hold.

Versatile – I have friend who takes this pouch and connects another pouch with PALS connections and weaves them together and it’s a great way to have a unified system of organizing.

Cons :

Still require MOLLE Sticks to attach to MOLLE and PALS which require an additional $14. I’ve personally never cared for those and would prefer traditional connections. The good news is that the pouch if desired to be carried on the outside can be attached via grimlocs and they work very well.

Expensive – plan and simple but the quality justifies the price and is in-line with similar products

1 comment:

  1. Nice Review. Have you ever reviewed any Badland packs? I believe they are very good also.. I had one a few years ago. They seemed to have very good packs. They have a large park that you could hike and back pack for a long time on over night adventures. Thanks.