Tehama  Backpack

The 37L Tehama Backpack is a MOLLE-compatible & CCW-enabled tactical backpack with 2257 cu. in. / 37L volume. Designed as a companion to the smaller Lassen Backpack, the Tehama’s main difference is increased capacity due to its loop-lined middle compartment. As a departure from previous Maxpedition packs, the Tehama Backpack uses molded tooth zippers, made with individually injected, self-lubricating elements for long-term low-maintenance use. Each pack comes with a removeable sheet frame equipped with an user-shapeable aluminum stay for added support. The frame and/or stay can be easily removed for significant weight reduction. Expandable bottle holders on both sides can hold hydration or other long/narrow objects such as tripods. Thoughtful design throughout for comfortable carry and ease of access. Adjustable and removeable waist belt for stability for most body sizes. Last but not least, a large exterior loop areas for attaching name tape or your favorite morale patches.


  • Overall volume 2257 cubic inches / 37 liters
  • Expandable bottle holders with bungee retention
  • Dual side accessible CCW compartment
  • MOLLE webbing for attaching accessory pockets
  • Loop fields in front for adding morale patches
  • Loop lined middle compartment
  • Various internal pockets for organization
  • Curved padded shoulder straps for comfort
  • Removeable & adjustable sternum & waist straps
  • Field replaceable side release buckles
  • YKK molded tooth zippers
  • Semi-rigid flexible internal frame system with aluminum stay


  • Overall volume: 2257 cubic inches | 37 liters
  • Overall dimensions: 19” high x 17” wide x 10” deep | 48.2cm x 43.1cm x 25.4cm
  • Loop field: 5” x 3.5” | 12.7cm x 8.8cm
  • Maximum waist belt length: 59” | 149cm
  • Main Compartment: 19” high x 11.5” wide x 5” deep / 48.2cm x 29.2cm x 15.2cm
  • Secondary Compartment: 18” high x 11” wide x 3” deep / 45.7cm x 27.9cm x 7.6cm
  • Loop Field: 5” x 3.5” | 12.7cm x 8.8cm
  • Sternum Length: 16” | 40.6 cm
  • Waist belt Length: 59” | 149 cm
  • Front Pockets (Top),  Zipper opening: 6”  | 15.2cm,  Pocket: 13” high x 11” wide x 1” deep | 33cm x 27.9cm x 2.5cm
  • Front Pocket (Bottom),  Zipper opening: 12”  | 30.5cm,  Pocket: 5” high x 11” wide x 1” deep | 12.7cm x 27.9cm x 2.5cm
  • Front Mid Zipper Pockets x 2,  Zipper opening: 9.5” | 24.1cm,  Pocket: 8” high x 3.5” wide x 1” deep | 20.3cm x 8.9cm x 2.5cm
  • Side Expanding Pockets (Closed Position),  Zipper opening: 9.5” | 24.1cm,  Pocket: 10” high x 5” wide x 2.25” deep | 25.4cm x 12.7cm x 5.7cm
  • Side Expanding Pockets (Open Position),  Zipper opening: 9.5” | 24.1cm,  Pocket: 10” high x 5” wide x 3.25” deep | 25.4cm x 12.7cm x 8.3cm


  • 1000-Denier water & abrasion resistant plain weave ballistic nylon fabric
  • Triple polyurethane coated for water resistance
  • 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
  • YKK zipper pulls with paracord ties
  • 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-0516
Brand Maxpedition

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