Preface; I picked up a Drago shoulder bag MOLLE-989 - ModGear Ambidextrous Combat Shoulder Pack Black by Drago for myself from Cheaper Than Dirt back in the summer. I liked the idea and function of my bag, and decided to get one for my BIL for X-mas. Decided on the Maxpedition Fatboy Fatboy G.T.G. - MAXPEDITION HARD-USE GEAR Tactical Nylon Gear for Military, Law Enforcement, Tactical Concealed Carry; Tailored to Perform Tactical for him. We are both left handed, BTW. So here's what I see when comparing the two. Comfort and fit: * Drago is ambidextrous, Max is dedicated left or right hand carry. My Drago does not hug the hip quite as good as the Max bag does. I attribute this to the difference stated above. * I am 6'3" tall, and fairly slender build. The Max bag's shoulder strap seems too short for me and the bag rides a little high on my waist instead of on my hip. The Drago's strap is sufficiently long enough that I plenty of adjustment left. For my BIL, this is not a factor as he is closer to 5'9" tall. If the bag we for me, I could always purchase an extension module for the Max bag and solve the problem as well as add storage capacity, but at an added cost. Storage, amounts and accessibility: * Both bags feature an ample "hidden" pocket that holds a pistol with the added purchase of a hook and loop holster accessory. * The Drago main compartment is a bit larger, has one larger pocket inside on th hip side with an elastic strap, and two individual webbed pockets on the off-hip side of the compartment. The one large on-hip pocket holds two AR mags with ease, the strap keeping them separated. The off-hip pockets are sized to hold AR mags as well. So that's 4-30rnd AR mags that will fit in the main compartment with room to spare. I can also fit, as an example of size, up to 5 boxes of 45acp ammo in the main compartment WITH the 4 AR mags. The Max bag's main compartment is one large undivided compartment. While this compartment rivals Drago's on overall size, things are intermingled and loose when stored, as opposed to Drago's where some organizing is possible. The main compartment of the Drago is zipper accessible, while the main compartment of the Max Bag has a large flap with a snap buckle and a draw chord to keep items from spilling out. Drago's Outer compartment storage has to pockets inside of it that will hold either 1 double stacked mag each, or 2 single stack (1911) mags each. Drago's outer comparment also has a more flat zippered compartment inside for smaller items, and has a larger void area area as well for additional items. Max Bag's outer compartment is a zipper accessed, moderately sized pocket, with an elastic web loop the would hold, as an example, one pistol mag and two sharpies. There is additional room in the pocket, comparable to what is left in Drago's outer compartment. Drago has Molle Webbing on one side of the bag for adding accessories. Max bag has an additional pocket on the same side that would hold about 2 double staked mags, or 4 single stack. No dividers or anything in this compartment. Drago has a zippered enclosure on the top of the main compartment access that will hold additional things, for instance, a short flashlight (my Surefire E-1), knife, objective magnifier for my red dot sight, and a couple of other small items. The top of this enclosure also has hook and loop backing, as well as an elastic corded webbing. The flap that covers the Max bag's main compartment has one small zippered enclosure that would hold a wallet or something similarly sized. * Both bags have similar water bottle compartment on the other side of the bags. * The Drago bag has Molle webbing on the bottom of the bag for adding accessories. Max Bag has none. * Drago bag has a storage compartment truly hidden against the hip that would hold extremely flat items like money, maps, paperwork, etc. This compartment is large in height and width, but very thin. It's drawback is that it is actually against the hip, so anything in there must be impervious to sweat or moisture, and very flat and uniform so as not to be uncomfortable against the hip. Max Bag has no such compartment, but does have a belt loop. * Drago's bag is constructed of all padded ballistic type material. Even the dividers between compartments. Max bag is constructed of single layer ballistic type material, but has zero padding anywhere except the portion that rides against the hip. This difference makes the empty weight of the Drago heavier than the Max bag, but also means the Drago's contents are better protected, even from each other, than the Max bag's. * Drago's zipper tabs are much more quiet that the max Bags are, and Drago has pull string attached to all zipper tabs for more positive feel, where max bag does not. Drago has, overall, more zippers, and thus they can be a little harder to access, or even sometimes confusing if you are feeling for one instead of actually looking down at the bag. Max bag is much easier to access by feel, due to fewer zippers, and the buckle access on the main compartment. Overall, I like the Drago bag better. The features built in to the bag, and the possibilities with adding features via the Molle webbing far outweigh the fit and comfort benefits offered by the dedicated-side carry of the Max Bag. I do not claim this comparison to be an "Apples to Apples" review, as Maxpedition has a full line of the type of bags available, while Drago offers one style only. Max might have a bag that more accurately compares to Drago. But I will say, I would have spent MUCH more money on a Max Bag that would rival the features of the Drago bag, even then Drago has a few features built in to their bag that Maxpedition does not offer. That's my assessment of these two products. No doubt opinions will vary. I do not feel one could go wrong purchasing either of these bags. This comparison is not intended to be negative in any way to either product. Either bag would be better than not having on at all.