Maxpedition Sitka Gearslinger
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- 1000-Denier Coated Nylon
- Made of highest quality material
- Manufacturer: Maxpedition
- Maxpedition sitka Gearslinger black
- Single shoulder backpack designed to maximize utility when rotated towards front of body
- Shoulder strap designed to go over left shoulder for better weapon shouldering
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The Sitka Gearslinger is our sling designed bag which allows the user to "swing" the pack to the front while the pack is still worn.
A one-strap design maximizes utility when the bag is rotated to the front of your body, and a ventilated, padded back keeps you comfortable.
Top and side handles offer numerous alternative carrying positions, while the PALS modular webbing throughout enables you to easily attach accessories. A water bottle pocket is sized to fit a standard 32-ounce Nalgene bottle.
- Main compartment measures eight-by-three-by-15-inches (W x H x D), with internal organizers
- Top front compartment measures 7.5-by-two-by-four-inches (W x H x D), with internal organizers
- Bottom front compartment measures 7.5-by-two-by-eight-inches (W x H x D), with internal organizers
- 618-cubic-inch cargo capacity
- Compatible with 100-ounce hydration reservoir
- 1000-denier water- and abrasion-resistant ballistic nylon fabric
- Teflon fabric protector for grime resistance and easy maintenance
- High strength zippers and zipper tracks
- UTX-Duraflex nylon buckles for low sound closures
- Triple polyurethane-coated for water resistance
- High tensile strength nylon webbing
- High tensile strength composite nylon thread
- #AS-100 high grade closed-cell foam padding material for superior shock protection
- Internal seams taped and finished
- Paracord zipper pulls
- Double-stitched stress points
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The one thing that drastically effects the way i use this bag is the third strap. I keep it connected all the time. I will disconnect the main strap to take it on and off. I don't have to throw it over my head, and i can carry it with the one strap like a backpack only being carried with one strap.
I have also attached several aftermarket pouches, only one maxpedition.
I run a headlamp through some of the MOLLE on the strap to make it easily accessible to point at things I need to see. I also have a multtool pouch, and a gear re tractor with my bike lock key.
I removed the elastic tie string over the top section, the compression strap, and the zipper pull tie down. I replaced the zipper tie thing with a grimlock clip.
I also added a grimlock clip to the front to hold in a pair of trauma shears.
I have no real complaints other than the back i received was not fully quality checked, one of the zipper ties was sown into the bag. I cut it out and just don't have a pull tab on that one. Not a big deal for me.
Update 6/12/15: After using his for over a year and a hlf I have some addendum.
#1 I rarely use it for off body carry. The concealed carry pouch is perfect fir for my Yoga 2, it also adds much appreciated stability to the pack.
#2 I have added two new triglide sliders to both of the mainbody straps. I found when I had it heavily loaded (which is easy to do) it was more comfortable cinched up tight. It loosened easily though, so I modified it.
It is starting to show visible wear after a year and a half of daily use. 5 countries, and about 5 military schools and trainings. But it is not wearing out at all.
The build quality and durability on this (like all Maxpedition items) is surpassed by none. Tons of PALS webbing, pockets and all that good stuff. That's not why I only rated it 2 stars.
My problem with this bag (and why I rated it 2 stars) is that the shoulder strap doesn't really stay where it should when wearing this bag...between your shoulder and neck. Every time I wore this pack the strap would ride up to my neck and cause some serious irritation. It was very annoying.
I returned this bag and got a Falcon II and use it for my EDC bag. I couldn't be happier with the 2 strap traditional backpack design of the Falcon II.
I hope this helps some of you thinking about purchasing this bag.
I've heard complaints about all the weight being on one shoulder. Yes, that is true, but they've taken steps to mitigate the problem, like making a comfortable strap and adding a cross support. It's not perfect - it's not wearing a two-step backpack - but if you understand that and can accept it for what it is, this bag is excellent. If you want two straps, look elsewhere.
Size - Holds more than enough for daily use.
Compartments - Plenty of compartments and dividers inside pockets to organize items. Stops things from moving inside bag
Balanced - With a normal load it will not shift with one strap. Second stabilizing strap in not needed with normal load.
Secure - has a loop to hold all zipped compartments shut.
Durability - No change in bag in 3 years.
Tacticool - This is possible the most tacticool small backpack you could find. I suggest a matching molle fanny pack.
No Compression straps - it would be nice to be able to compress thinner when not carrying much.
A few modification can be made to make this look less tactical.
-Maxpedition logo can be taken off easily without damaging the bag.
-The Y strap with the buckle in the center Can be removed
-the elastic cord around the top on the outside compartment can be removed.
I would purchase this again if something happened to my old one. Very durable and practical.