Maxpedition Micro Pocket Organizer EDC Review

As the old saying goes, it’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. Can you go overboard with this statement? Yes, but it has some merit.

A micro pocket organizer can hold small items like an iPhone, a pen, some tools, or anything that can fit. As long as it fits in your bag and can handle any potential moves from one place to the next, then a micro pocket organizer can do you some good.

But how does the Maxpedition Micro Pocket Organizer stand out among the rest?

Let’s take a look at this in-depth review to see what’s included, what it can be used for, and include some pros and cons that will make this a deal maker or deal-breaker for you.

About The Maxpedition Micro Pocket Organizer

One of the things that we’ve discovered about the Maxpedition Micro Pocket Organizer is its durability. It’s made from a lightweight ballistic nylon fabric that has been tested time and time again. It’s difficult to rip and can take on quite a bit of abuse.

Needless to say, it was made for EDC purposes. If you want tactical or EDC gear, you best make sure that it’s durable.

That’s because when you take your escape route, you may run into obstacles that could otherwise damage a regular backpack or carrier (depending on the material it’s made from).

Your escape route could take you through the woods where you may encounter pointy branches that can cause punctures and tears.

Aside from its ability in being abrasion-resistant, it’s also water-resistant (not to be confused with waterproof).

If you have it attached to an outer part of your backpack and it rains, none of it will leak inside the pocket organizer itself.

To take it one step further, it’s triple coated with polyurethane to make sure that it stays water-resistant for longer periods of time.

The fabric is made with Teflon, which in fact adds more layers or durability. Aside from that, it also makes maintaining it a lot easier. Not to mention, it prevents grime buildup (a common problem in micro pocket organizers).

This pocket organizer comes in multiple colors.

Maxpedition Micro Pocket Organizer (Black)
  • Main compartment: 3.5"(L) x 1"(W) x 5.5"(H)
  • Fits the iPhone 6
  • 800-Denier water and abrasion resistant light-weight ballistic nylon fabric
  • Teflon fabric protector for grime resistance and easy maintenance
  • Triple polyurethane coated for water resistance

How To Get The Most Out Of It

Since it’s a pocket organizer, you can use it as an extra storage compartment for all sorts of EDC items.

For one, it’s large enough to fit an iPhone 6 or an Android of equivalent size. It can also handle all kinds of small EDC tools as well.

This includes items such as small knives, tactical pens, multi-tools, lock picks, and other small EDC tools that may be of use.

Maxpedition Micro

While it may not be suitable for a pistol holster, you could get away with putting an extra magazine inside (assuming that it fits). Otherwise, it should be used as a space for small EDC tools and nothing but that.

This can be attached outside of an EDC bag or tucked away inside one of the smaller compartments. So long as you have the space available, this is a great add-on for a backpack that you can carry whenever you need it.

However, this can also be attached to a belt or inside your pocket itself. It depends on the tools you are carrying.


The dimensions for the Maxpedition Micro Pocket Organizer are as follows:

Main dimensions: 3.5 inches (length) x 1 inch (width) x 5.5 inches (height)

Back Exterior: ¾ inch webbing grab handle

Right Interior: Pocket with 1 inch wide elastic including 2 1.5 inch divisions plus a tie-down loop.

Left Interior: Same as right interior, expect there are three 1.5 inch divisions.

Judging by the measurements, this looks like the measurements are perfect for this micro pocket organizer.

Pros and Cons

Now that you have a good idea of what kind of use you can get out of it along with the measurements, we’ll be taking a look at the pros and cons of the Maxpedition Micro Pocket Organizer.

This will give you a good idea of the upsides and downsides of the product.

Let’s begin with the pros first:


Excellent durability: We can’t stress this enough. The nylon material along with the triple coating of polyurethane makes this easily one of the most durable pocket organizers on the market.

You can expect this to last you years with proper use. Sure, it can handle the abuse, scratches, and everything in between.

Plus, with superior water resistance, you won’t have to worry about your tools getting damaged due to leakage from water (especially from the weather).

Great for various tools: If you have small EDC tools like lock picks, small knives, multitools, and so on, then this will give you plenty of space to work with.

It’s not often that you run out of space for tools. But if and when you do, there is always a pocket organizer that will work in your favor and provide you with a little bit of extra space.

If you already have a pocket or compartment that will hold your phone (or if your phone is too large), it doesn’t have to be deemed useless.

Keeps things well organized: If you are a sucker for keeping things organized, then this could be the organizer you want.

The thing is, you want to know where everything is in an EDC bag or pocket organizer. When it comes to survival situations, time usually isn’t on your side.

You know what tool to go after and you’ll want to grab it fast. With your tools well organized, everything is easily accessible.

You don’t have to be the most organized person in the world to appreciate something like this. Just add this in your EDC kit with the tools you need and call it good.


Not as “micro”: Some of the users had issues with the fact that the size isn’t as “micro” as expected. Some say it might be a little larger than advertised.

They have also added that even with tools packed inside, you might be facing the issue of having it packed too tightly. Plus, it could cause a lump to form in the backpack.

When you want to be discreet with your EDC tools, the last thing you want is something bulging from your EDC bag. Try to keep it as concealed as possible if needed.

Elastic may degrade quickly: The elastic in the side pockets may not be as durable as the nylon. That’s because it can degrade after short-term use (especially if it gets stretched out far enough).

The stretchiness won’t last forever even if it does its best to hold on to as many tools as possible. This can also lead to some slight disorganization down the road.

May be too big for a regular pocket: If the size is not at “micro” as some expect, then it might not be worth putting in your pocket. Especially when you have it fully loaded with all kinds of tools.

So your alternatives would be to strap it to your belt or clip it to something on the side. You can only consider this option if you do not have an EDC bag on hand (otherwise, you can also pack it inside the bag itself).


If you are looking for what might be a tough, reliable micro pocket organizer, this Maxpedition Micro Pocket Organizer could be right up your alley.

With plenty of space at your disposal, you can be able to include some small tools that you’ll need just in case you’re in a unique situation.

You can include survival tools or any kind of EDC tool that you intend to use on a regular basis. Either way, it’s durable and will likely last you a long period of time.

This is something that you should never leave home without (especially in a situation where escape is the only option).

Cody Martin

With over 18 years of federal law enforcement, training, and physical security experience, Cody focuses his time nowadays on both consulting and training. He regularly advises individuals, groups, multinational corporations, schools, houses of worship, and NGOs on security threats while conducting customized training as needed.

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